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INSPIRING HAPPINESS

 

We are extremely grateful to you for enabling us in 2012 to send over czk 8 mil to various projects with Unicef, People in Need, World Vision India and others in Rwanda, Congo, India, Sahel as well as support projects in the Czech Republic.

 

And with this gratitude we share some of our learnings  from  this  year  as  well  as  our  new Zátiší Compass in the strong belief that Life is not about the number of breaths we take but about the moments that take our breath away : -)

 

 

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1.  Just as in a tennis Match, the best way to win is to keep the eyes on the ball & not on the  scoreboard,  the  best  way  to  maximize long  term  profits  is  not  to  make  them  the primary goal of the business.

 

2.  Each  &  everyone  of  us  has  a  lot  of potential, is self motivated & wants to makea  real  difference,  no  matter  how  small  that difference  may  be.  We  just  need  to  TRUST & give autonomy. When we TRUST people, they always live up to the expectations they set for themselves.

 

3.  Leadership  is  a  role  of  immense responsibility.  Although  a  conductor  does not make a single sound himself, but is all powerful  because  he  helps  bring  out  the best of everyone else.

 

4.  When  we  are  Happy,  productivity goes  up  by  over  50%  &  creativity  by  over 300%.  Research  shows  that  only  10-15% of  happiness  can  be  attributed  to  external factors and 85 – 90% is internal to the person (so no need to go looking for it outside :-)). Happiness is when what you think, what you say & what you do are totally in Harmony.

 

 

RECIPE FOR EVERYDAY HAPPINESS:

 


0The research at Harvard lays out a recipe for everyday Happiness which should not take
more than 30 min everyday:

 


1. Be grateful for 3 things in our life every day.
2. Exercise for at least 10-15 minutes.
3. Meditate for at least 2-5 minutes.
4. Write a positive message to someone (we don‘t necessarily have to know this person)
5. Start to journal our most positive experience over the past 24 hours.

 

 

 

5.  It  is  critical  to  do  the  things  that  we  are passionate  about  &  eventually  find  a  higher purpose  in  life  &  not  be  afraid  to  accept vulnerability.  There  is  a  big  difference between “making a living” and “making a life”.

 

6.  Happier  people  are  more  responsible, more  ethical  and  more  morally  sound  as well as mentally & spiritually more affluent.

 

7. We do not choose to be born, we do not choose  our  parents  or  the  country  of  our birth. We do not, most of us, choose to die nor the time of our death, but in this realm of choicelessness we do choose how we live.

 

I wish you lots of LOVE, HAPPINESS, HOPE & INSPIRATION in year 2013.

 

THE MAN IN THE GLASS

Dale Wimbrow


When you get what you want in your struggle for self

And the world makes you king for a day

Just go to a mirror and look at yourself

And see what THAT man has to say.

 

For it isn‘t your father or mother or wife

Whose judgment upon you must pass

The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life

Is the one staring back from the glass.



Some people may think you a straight-shootin‘chum

 

And call you a wonderful guy.

But the man in the glass says you‘re only a bum

If you can‘t look him straight in the eye.


 

 

He‘s the fellow to please, never mind all the rest.

For he‘s with you clear up to the end.

And you‘ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test

If the man in the glass is your friend.


 

 

You may fool the whole world down the pathway of life

And get pats on your back as you pass.

But your final reward will be heartaches and tears

If you‘ve cheated the man in the glass.

 

 

     Sanjiv Suri

    suri,zatisigroup,cz