An Open Mind becomes an Open Heart..

“Duality has been a part of our lives since the beginning of time. Everything that is good could also be bad for us. Everything is refutable. Everything that I say today can be refuted. Depending on your belief system, if you agree with me on one thing, the person sitting next to you might not. It’s okay to have a difference of opinion. If we remove the labels we carry with us in our daily lives, we create an open mind, and that gives us a way to an open heart. There are infinite possibilities—it just depends on which one you choose.”

Having an open mind allows you to continue on the path of Breaking the Ordinary, while simultaneously enjoying a successful life. From personal relationships to professional relationships, all aspects of your life will continue to prosper.

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Am I Motivated or Inspired?

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As a writer of two books in the self-improvement genre, I’ve heard numerous questions from my audiences about how one can improve themselves. But no one had ever asked something so peculiar. I’ll transcribe the submitted question verbatim.

“There is so much talk about motivation everywhere. There are motivational speakers a dime-a-dozen and they all want to inspire us. My question is, what is the difference between being motivated and being inspired, or are they the same?”

Before I present my views on a question like this, I would first like to point out how the modern day motivation has transformed over decades and then  I would like to address the key distinction between being motivated and being inspired.

In my quest of  motivational videos and lectures on Youtube® I devoured lectures from speakers of the 30’s—when the wave of the motivation industry was starting to emerge—to the most recent posted lectures by motivational speakers. The time when renowned speakers like Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar to name a few, had an astronomical emphasis on one thing—creating wealth. They wrote and spoke primarily about how to become a successful in making money, practices to triple your income, strategies for wealth and happiness. Juxtapose the motivational teaching of the generation from 1930’s with today’s motivational speakers, and I find a stark difference. The focus of the modern day gurus like Tony Robbins, Robin Sharma, and the iconic Oprah is motivating people to find meaning, to find purpose of their life. The notion of just creating wealth in one’s life has taken a back seat. This is not to say that we don’t want to learn how to triple our income or become wealthy. Wealth is still important for many of us, it just fell a few rungs down the ladder when it came to what is more important to many of us. The evidence of this is in the millennial generation not falling in the footsteps of the baby-boomers and giving their entire life to one company to make a paycheck and enjoying the perks of retirement. Today’s millennials hop from one job to another because they quickly experience discontentment in their profession. The plethora of apps, products, and services using modern technology is evidence of how  millennials are keen on doing something other than work an eight-to-five.  There is no doubt that today we have motivational speakers a dime-a-dozen but it’s also important to note the difference on what they’re focus on teaching us.

Coming on to the question about the difference between motivation and inspiration? Or are they both same? The root of the word motivation is in the latin word “movere.” It literally means to move. To take action is to be motivated. However, inspiration the origin of which is also latin word “inspirato” meaning in-spirit.  I believe we can look at these two as a cause-and-effect. When you feel something from within, when you feel it in your spirit, you’re inspired. Inspiration is the driver that causes you to take action and act upon whatever it is that you feel inspired to do. For most of us, we use the two words “motivation” and “inspiration” interchangeably. But truly they’re very distinct. So next time when you’re reading the success story of an entrepreneur ask you’re self: Am I motivated or inspired?

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iExcel Series: What helps you stay focused?

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Here’s a question we all ask: what helps me stay focused on achieving my goals? We’re constantly looking at things on the outside that can help us stay focused to make it to our goal. Seldom do you think that ultimately there is only one thing that can help you achieve what you want—that’s you! In this unique series, Kit Gupta shares his atypical thinking of looking at what’s the most important thing that helps us stay focused on our goals.

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Finding Your Attitude Indicator

In flight dynamics an important concept is taught called “Attitude Indicator.” Also known by other names like Gyro Indicator, Attitude Director Indicator to name a few, this instrument is used to tell the pilot of the orientation of the aircraft with reference to the ground among other things. The pilot keeps a constant check on the Attitude Indicator during take-off, landing and throughout the flight. Obviously, I’ve over simplified the explanation and the science behind it. But my goal is to help you understand how there is an “Attitude Indicator” that we all have within us, which we all use or could use while we navigate through the journey of personal relationships, professional careers, and social lives.

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Right from our childhood, our behavior with our friends, relatives, and everywhere we go is under constant scrutiny by our parents. Bad attitude is brought to our attention right away and we’re told to correct it. Good attitude is (generally) rewarded with praise among other things.

By adolescence most of us are capable of distinguishing between good and bad attitude. In school and college we pay close attention to our attitude as well as the attitude of others. By now we know how to distinguish between people with good and bad attitude. We tend to be friends with the ones who fall in our good attitude classification and often stay away from the one’s who we see to have a bad attitude. Later, we use our Attitude Indicator with most people in our professions, personal relationships, our friends and acquaintances.

So what is your Attitude Indicator? What does it look like? Obviously, it’s not like a physical gauge with numbers and needles like the one used in flight dynamics. The indicator you carry within you is intangible. Your Attitude Indicator is the feelings you experience. A good attitude indicates the feeling of positivity. You experience this when you or someone you’re in the presence of possesses good attitude. Whereas, a clear indicator of a bad attitude is the feeling of negativity.

Whether you choose to have a good or bad attitude in any domain of your life, it is not something that you decide based on the events that transpire in your life or the people that you’re around. Your choice is independent of the external circumstances. Without a doubt, your attitude is your choice and not something governed by your environment.

You and I all use our Attitude Indicator to learn, monitor and even transform our attitude as well as understand the attitude of others. Watch this in-depth video about attitude from the author. Click here

Redefining Success

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The quintessential definition of success is “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose” or what most of us have heard: “the attainment of popularity or profit.” But is success really defined by purpose or profit?

After graduating from high school, my family advised me to aim to build a successful career. My options were narrowed down to becoming a doctor or choosing a field in engineering. So I graduated with a chemical engineering degree. I was advised to aim for graduate studies, and in less than two years, I had a highly specialized degree in plastics engineering from one of the most reputable university in the U.S. Then began a cycle to become successful in what I did professionally. Find a corporate job, perform well in the organization, climb up the ladder, and make a bigger paycheck with every new title. My proud parents told my story to the rest of the family and friends as a “success” story. Read More…

Think Philosophy Is Useless? Think Again

“I need to be practical and not philosophical in life if have to get things done. If the whole world becomes philosophical, all that we’ve achieved with science today would still be a dream for mankind. All I have to say is, philosophy is just B.S.! Cheers!”

The vice president of marketing raised his tall clear glass half-filled with German Pilsner and a Duchenne smile on his face. With a dreamy look and a pretentious smile on my face, I clang my glass, then glanced at the shimmering light on the soft ripples of the Elbe river flowing below the restaurant I was dining at with my coworkers in Hamburg.

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For years I ruminated over what was said about philosophy that night, and I concluded that philosophy is not B.S. In fact, philosophy drives our lives. It may have gotten a negative connotation attached to it because of those who think that philosophers are just dreamers—those who ponder life while staring at the stars and the moon— unlike the observational, experimental, and inferential approach that science takes. Thought or reasoning—that’s also a meaning of philosophy.

Undoubtedly, we all participate in thought and reasoning in every domain and on every day of our lives. Think of the strategic placement of products in specific locations in shopping malls, retail outlets, and grocery stores. That’s philosophy. It’s based on the thoughts of shoppers (gender, age, etc.). The digital display of ads that pop up in your browser is philosophy based on what you search and click on. There are innumerable examples I could give to elucidate that you and I use philosophy in our relationships, professions, and social lives every day.

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iExcel Series: Desire To Be Liked

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Don’t we all want to be liked by everyone around us. This is a condition that many of us have. To break this conditioning means we have to put in some effort. If you Empower The Observer within, as Author Speaker Kit Gupta talks about in his latest book, you could break such a conditioning that keeps you from performing at your highest level. In this inspirational video Kit shares details about this challenge.

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EMPOWER FOR SUCCESS at University of Canterbury, Christ Church

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Kit Gupta, author of Break The Ordinary and Empower The Observer speaks to audiences at iExcel Events from Los Angeles to Mumbai. For the first time in New Zealand, Kit will speak to audience at the University of Canterbury and share strategies on creating excellence in profession.

Empower for Success, is an event where you can learn from not only the global experiences of author & speaker Kit Gupta, but also get an opportunity to ask whatever questions you may have on your mind and share your personal life experiences with the audience.

Join us for an evening that may redefine your definition of success!

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How much money makes me successful?

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Kit Gupta author of Break the Ordinary, a millennial speaker talks to audience at Trinity University sharing how many of us are conditioned to think that money is the sole representation of our success. Kit elaborates by giving real life experience in this talk.
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