All posts by Akash Gautam

Akash Gautam is a Motivational Speaker & Corporate Trainer in India. Hundreds of Top Corporates like Google, CIPLA, Vodafone, McKinsey & Co., Maruti, HDFC, RIL, M&M & premier colleges like IIMs, IITs, SRCC etc go to him whenever they need a refreshing, big bang impact. Write to usWrite to us to know how he can transform your Team.

You just need few awesome leaders to take your organization to the next level. And you also just need very few people (at the leadership level) to bring the same organization fiercely down. If you are married to your job then bosses are like mother-in-laws. You just can’t deny or ignore them inspite of anything.

Bosses are a very important part of work environment and the reason why employees often choose to stay back or move jobs. People usually don’t change their jobs. They change their bosses.

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What do you think a recently graduated, yet twice-sacked-from-job, unemployed fresher should do? I would say, keep going. That’s what I did. In 2001, I was fired from my second job in the garment industry. Reason – “demotivating colleagues” at workplace. And that demotivation would be – my fundas to my colleagues and seniors. My employers thought my “gyaan” would increase the attrition rate in their organizations 🙂 … I knew then, that I could become a motivational speaker.

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You know what is the single most prevalent commonality between any two individuals on this planet? Take a guess.

It is relationships. We all have relationships that we have to live, build and survive. Not all of us may have monetary investments in shares and bonds, but we all have investments in the form of time and effort and sweat and blood in our relationships. And while a lot is written about these relationships, I believe no one can say it better than the king of investments himself, Mr. Warren Buffet.

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We learn so many ‘just not so useful’ subjects & lessons in our schools and colleges. Unfortunately, the ones which matter the most are not taught there. We learn some of those through experiences and sometimes those experiences only become a ‘painful eye opener’. Marriages these days are failing at the rate of the frequency of advertisements between cricket matches.

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  • Spot & Catch the early signs of a good stock in the Stock market. Those who caught the early signs of Infosys or Asian Paints or Titan early – became micro Jhunjhunwalas . Someone who invested INR 10,000 in 1990 into HDFC is sitting on 71 crores today. Reason- he hunched right the early signs of the growing Home loan industry in the growing India. Plus also he had the patience to stay put with his decision. It is difficult to do but not impossible.

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Picture this:

“A palpitating heart which might just thud out of your chest as it bolts like Bolt, sweaty palms which won’t be able to save anyone in case they are falling off a cliff and vision that was perfect till morning but now seems to have become hypermetropic all of a sudden (you can’t see your own notes but you can see the far off faces of people, waiting to rip you apart with their laughter, or worse – boredom) and a stutter that presumably no amount of speech therapy can correct”.

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