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Beautiful mind

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Beautiful mind

  1. 1. A Beautiful Mind
  2. 2. What happens however when the mind works against us? When it tricks us into believing that what is not real to be the actual, destroying our sense of being?
  3. 3. We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. The mind is everything, What you think you become The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
  4. 4. Teach Yourself to think...  I breath  I walk  I talk  I think  I do not have to think about these things then why I have to think about thinking?
  5. 5. Because...  Thinking is most fundamental thinking skill  Your skill to think will determine your happiness and     success in life You need to think to make plans, take initiatives, solve problems, open-up opportunities and design your way forward Without thinking you are like a cork floating along with the stream Thinking is fun and enjoyment, if you learn how to think Thinking and intelligence are separate.
  6. 6. What about feelings and values?  Most important things in life  Purpose of thinking is to deliver to you values you seek.  Values and feelings are insufficient without thinking
  7. 7. 5 stages of thinking  TO – PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE  LO – LOOK AROUND THE SITUATION  PO – CHECK THE POSSIBILITY  SO – NARROW DOWN MULTIPLE POSSIBILITIES  GO – POSITIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE ACTION
  8. 8. Millions software for computers Software for the human brain
  9. 9. Great physical beauty with a boring mind is boring You might get attention but will never keep that attention Older, physical will fade Beauty of Mind is independent of age Can actually increase with wisdom and experience
  10. 10. Expected Value (Odds of Gain) x (Value of Gain) More often gives wrong result Because of Estimation Errors in Odds and Estimation Errors in Value
  11. 11. Six success elements in Relationships  1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.  It takes a combination of Self-awareness, Self confidence, Positive personal impact, Outstanding performance, Communication skills and Interpersonal competence to succeed in your career and life.
  12. 12. How do I handle/prevent/reduce conflicts?
  13. 13. There are five methods to handle conflict:  Running away  Being obliging to the other party  Defeating the other party  Winning a little/ losing a little  Co-operating
  14. 14. Resolving conflict is an art of communication Use interpersonal communication skills
  15. 15. Ways? 1. How To Agree 2.How To Disagree 3.How To Listen 4.How To Differ 5.How To Respond
  16. 16. Genuinely seek to find points of agreement – not sycophantic pretence No contribution if you simply agree with everything Other person view right – spell it out Changing perceptions to look at things in different way is an important step
  17. 17. How to agree without compromising  Define your principles and openly declare them  Stay away from secret liaisons  Take turns to agree  Try to find a middle path
  18. 18. Do not disagree for the sake of disagreeing Do not disagree just to show how clever you are or to boost your ego Do so politely and gently /= rudely and aggressively Point out that a fact or statement is simply wrong Distinguish between having a different opinion and disagreeing with an opinion
  19. 19. How to Disagree without Offending  Be a good listener. Your ears will never get     you in trouble An open mind leaves a chance for someone to drop a worthwhile idea in it. Use phrases like “In my opinion,” “I believe that,” Speak two languages, one of them Body. Sometimes, it’s what you don’t say that counts.
  20. 20. How To
  21. 21. Listening is not just having to wait impatiently until you can yourself speak A good listener pays attention and seeks to get the maximum value You should use question to check on fact You should make a habit of repeating back to the speaker what you think you have understood
  22. 22. How to Listen effectively  Listening has to be learned  Listening takes time  Compose yourself physically  Listen with an open mind and an open heart  Give visual encouragement to the speaker  Don't interrupt  Don't rush to fill a silence  Ask open questions  Know when to stop listening
  23. 23. There are times when only one of a different set of opinions can be right Seek to explore and explain the reasons for the difference Different may arise from: - Personal preference, values, point of view - Perception, personal experience
  24. 24. How to Be Different  It is okay to imitate a variety of people in small ways  Adopt ideas from a variety of sources  Find good, positive friends with diverse interests  Be intelligent to decide who you want to be  Respect other people's differences  self-discovery is an ongoing process  Be bold!
  25. 25. Go further than just agreeing with a point that has been made You may wish to extend a suggestion by enlarging it and growing the suggestion You may want to modify an idea to make it more acceptable to yourself, stronger and more practical Instead of the usual ‘battle’ of arguments there is a joint effort to explore the subject
  26. 26. Additional 1. Questions 2. Concept 3. Alternatives 4.Emotion And Feeling 5. Information and Knowledge 6. Attitude
  27. 27. Questions are key means of interaction in any conversation or discussion. A listener should seek to ask question
  28. 28. Concept
  29. 29. Concepts are like parents that breed children (ideas) and like road junctions that open up several other roads
  30. 30. Because we have an adequate ways of doing something does not mean that there might not be a much better way. If we try we can find that better way
  31. 31. Emotion And Feeling
  32. 32. Adjectives are usually subjective and tell more about what their user is feeling than about the matter itself. Beware of adjectives used to make a point in place of logic or information Ultimately, choices and decisions are based on emotions and feelings
  33. 33. Information And Knowledge
  34. 34. You do not need full and complete information about a subject in order to discuss that subject Very little information?? Imagination and speculation is the basis for discussion
  35. 35. India could be 40 times bigger by 2050 (Ten Things for India to Achieve its 2050 Potential)  Improve Governance  Liberalise Financial Markets  Raise Basic Educational  Increase Trade With Achievement  Increase Quality and Quantity of Universities  Control Inflation: Why Not Have Inflation Targeting?  Introduce a Credible Fiscal Policy: A Medium-Term Strategy Neighbours  Increase Agricultural Productivity  Improve Infrastructure  Improve Environmental Quality
  36. 36. Conclusion  Mind in Action, others to see how beautiful your mind is!  Enjoyment, using your mind becomes form of enjoyment.  Conversation Club, with only qualification to speak and understand the language other speak.
  37. 37. Credits  Pictures:  Flickr.com  Random Google Search  Book:  How To Have A Beautiful Mind :Edward de Bono  Quotes:  Brainyquotes.com
  38. 38. mmahadeokar@gmail.com

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