All posts by Abhaya Babbar

Abhaya is a certified leadership professional with decade long experience across industries. He is a seasoned marketer, writer and management consultant.

Expect More !

One of the major drivers for hi-performance professionals is their hunger to ‘expect more’ from themselves. The constant urge to make it big in life, a consistent chatter in their mind about achieving something, making a mark, a solitude and resolve towards excellence, looking at oneself in high regard and capacity. These are all traits of persevering, motivated and driven individuals.

Seeking excellence is the way of life. It is conflux of your ambitions, experiences and achievements. However, these are the winning habits. One must cultivate this winner mindset with new skills and actions. One must consistently work to achieve and generate results and still continue to ‘expect more’

Happy Weekend Guys! Cheers!

Three Point Estimation In Activity Duration in Project Management

As you can probably guess, three point estimation uses three estimates when average come with with a final estimate. The estimate you will likely use in this technique are the most likely estimate (tM), an optimistic estimate (tO), and a pessimistic estimate (tP). The most likely estimate assumes there are no disasters and the activity can be completed as planned. The optimistic estimate is the fastest time frame in which your resource can complete the activity. The pessimistic estimate assumes the worst happens, and it takes much longer than planned to get the activity completed.

Techniques-

  • Triangular Distribution Formulae – tE = (tO + tM +tP)/3 = Time Estimate for Project Completion.
  • Beta Distribution Formulae- tE= (tO +4tM +tP)/6 = Time Estimate for Project Completion when backed by Historical Data from similar projects.

 

Love for Learning

In life, you should read, study and learn for the ‘love of learning’. An innate neurological activity, releases endorphins and happiness hormones such as serotonin and dopamine to propel you to learn with sense of peace and focus. This goes a long way. So next time you get to study, do it for the love of reading and learning and not just clearing exams. It reduces anxiety and brings alpha state of mind for maximum performance.

Consumer Insights & Project Management Combo

Success of your project depends upon higher IRR. IRR is the discount rate at which NPV becomes zero. For marketers, every campaign strategy should focus on research around consumer insights. All investment made in tools, tech, technique and strategy will deliver higher ROI and shorter breakeven cycle. For consumer insights, social,  search, survey, traditional and data visualization are the key. 

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Marketing In Noise Brings Growth

I recently came across this write up that talks about marketing at the times of recession can be good. With Corona Virus fever catching on and advertisers and end clients considering stopping their marketing campaigns, here comes a perspective that encourages radical spends when things are getting g tough.

I recommend you to click on the document and read it for getting to know more about Share of Voice and Share of Market by deploying choicest of marketing strategies and leveraging digital media for a win against competition.

Link- Marketing In Noise / Credits-Millward Brown

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How to stay focused for longer period of time?

1. Desensitize Your Brain- Stop watching screens. Go for a walk.

2. Use Alpha Music- You may use specific music that will help you focus. You can try that but make sure you do not do anything else and stick to the task you want to do.

3. Limit Caffeine. Have <300gm and try break it down to avoid sporadic concentration levels throughout the day.

4. Get in the Flow state. If you can do something for 20 minutes continuously, you get into the ‘Flow’. Try it out.

Check out this video link- https://youtu.be/LE8mNTJOYmQ

Subconscious Mind Reprogramming Technique

Steps to Reprogramming your Subconscious Mind

Step 1: Thoughts- It is combination of ‘incoming’ thoughts that are opinions from others absorbed by you from the outside and the ‘outgoing’ thoughts which are processed thoughts by you and used for step 2.  

Step 2: Emotion- You attach your thoughts to emotions. This is part of human nature. It is entourage to making your thoughts legitimate. 

Step 3: Belief- Your thought + emotion will turn into a belief. These beliefs lay down the foundation of what is going to happen next with you. 

Step 4: RAS-  Reticular Activating System (RAS) is a neurological system that gets activated on the basis of your belief. In order to bring life to your thoughts, your brain looks for confirmation biases. You actively start looking for things that ‘confirm’ what you believe in. This is automatic. You will get to this unknowingly, unintentionally, and mostly sub-consciously. 

Step 5: On reaching the confirmation or validation stage, your belief gets conviction through confirmations you seek and find with time. Convictions are strongest form of ‘beliefs’ and they form the basis of your approach towards life. 

Reprogramming: You need to disrupt at Step 1. You need to change your thoughts with correct data feed. Second, you need to attached positive emotions to those thoughts. As they grown into beliefs, you need make those beliefs stronger by consistent reinforcements. As RAS gets activate, you will be automatically programmed for confirmation and convictions. 

And this will change your life ! Cheers

Legacy stays long. Your past will haunt you.

Your #past will #haunt you !

The things that you do today will carry along in time. This way, when you look back, you will only see what you have done and that makes the base for your onward journey.

It is to do more with your #cognitive mind telling your #subconscious self that this is what you have done and that’s what you accomplished.

The ‘act of action’ is what sinks and stays with you. And this is what #resonates with people as this is what they #see.

Over the years, I have worked as an #entrepreneur running my business, #robertdowneyjr has been the #ironman, #justinbieber has been singing #whatdoyoumean, #danlok has been selling #salesartistry, #tonyrobbins has been selling #coachingforlife, so on and so forth.

The point is, what you do today, makes your #culturescape, your models of reality and your systems of living. Thanks to Vishen Lakhiani.

This is what you were, you are and you will become in time. You cannot #escape it. So choose wisely.

Your #choices matter. They make up your past, the present and #future.

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Inspiration By Travel !

I happened to visit Hemkund Sahib this month and these are my learnings from this trip-

1. It is a 44km trecherous trek from & to Govind Ghat. It is not for everybody. Even though you can choose your mode of travel in parts, it is still not for the faint hearted. This needs only & only a strong resolve.

2. The trek is not kept well. One of the reasons is locals need work during season and this many earn their livelihood doing mineal jobs. To generate employment, development work gets hampered.

In larger interest of local community, tourist and shrine visitors suffer. This leads to lower footfall and less business activity in comparison to other religious locations.

3. Mobile connectivity not available from Airtel, Vodafone. BSNL is available with poor signal quality. Jio actively spreading its fiber network in the region.

4. Electricity a problem in Govind Dham, 13km from Govind Ghat. Frequent cuts restrict trade. Power back up comes handy. Water supply adequate.

5. The vigour, professionalism and honesty of human resource especially locals here is phenomenal. People are dead honest to their work and do their best.

6. The scenic views are world class. It’s completely worth the effort you put in to reach the valley before shrine.

7. Ideal for personal development.

BIG LEARNING- Sages, Religious Leaders, Gods did not go to such hi-places for seclusion, solidarity and sage-hood. They went there to teach the league of men; that to lead your life well, you need to walk through the path of hell- with rocks and boulders, steps and floors, mountain and valleys. So for good life, keep walking.

Optimum Negotiation Strategy – STOP!

Disagreements in life can happen anywhere, anytime and with anyone. What’s important is where to pull the plug and STOP.

People are there who go all out to prove their point. During the process, there is a high possibility that such self-righteous people, end up losing the original intended plot of the conversation leading to nowhere.

Its important hence to keep track of the correspondence and STOP . It is a good strategy thus far for amicable negotiations and constructive verbittle between two or more parties.

Therefore, guys, STOP when its needed. No point shouting it loud. It will never bring in consensus or closure.

Silence is the best recipe..at times. Cheers.

Judgemental- Naah !

You should judge people with what they do TODAY and not by what they did in the PAST. Infact, you should never judge anyone to do the least. Self obsession and mindfulness are best strategies. Become the best version of you. Focus inward.

#entrepreneurship #success #donotjudge #lookinward #abconiq #abhayababbar #inspiredleadership #self #mindfulness #personaldevelopment