Love Wonders Who’s serving This charm to it. Glowy mornings stir Bubbling desires to stay As a shade of its spectrum, Spreading all the colours it has, While the sunbeams falling on its face With an elegance never seen before.
This is a part of Colleen’s poetry challenge. Prompts for this Tuesday’s poetry challenge are Spell and Treat. As theme is Synomyms only, we chose the words Charm and Serve.
Also, the challenge was to write a poetry in the specified forms only. So we thought to write an Etheree. Before you think what’s Etheree now, let us help you.
Etheree is a poetic form with 10 lines and it’s syllable count increases by one with each proceeding line.
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While siting in a coffee house, Lavanya’s eyes were fixed on the entrance door. Suddenly a voice is heard, “ma’am, here’s your order.” Her eyes were still fixed at the door and she replies “..but I didn’t order anything!”
But suddenly Lavanya’s pink cheeks turned red and she looked at the man behind. “How was the meeting? What did they say about the idea? Why didn’t you reply me Ved? I texted you more than 30 times…” “Calm down Lavanya, please take a breathe and let me speak. Everything went well and they liked the idea. Infact, they’re ready to invest in the plan. But…“- Ved replied. “But what?”- Asked Lavanya.
“They loved the idea but they said that I lack experience in the field of business. So I have to learn something about it and then they’ll invest in my plan.”– Ved seemed to be a bit disturbed.
Lavanya tried to cool him but while looking at his face, she realized that there’s some bad news for sure. So she took a long breathe and asked Ved to tell her what’s the matter. Ved looked at her. An innocent girl who cared about nothing other than their moments of togetherness was constantly looking into his eyes. It seemed as if she was trying to solve the riddle herself.
“They offered me to work under them for some time. They said that I’ve a mind of a businessman and all I need is some experience. But investing in the plan of an inexperienced person may not be a good deal, according to them.” -he replied. “Okay then that’s great! I knew you’ll make it out. You should accept the offer and definitely gain some experience. It’s so kind of them that they thought this.”
“Yes of course.”- Replied Ved in a low voice. “You should start this job as soon as possible. By the way where’s the office?” Lavanya felt a little bad as they won’t be able to meet so often as none of the company’s branches are located in this city. But she was happy for Ved. “London“- replied Ved.
Why “The Coffee House” today?
We have started to bring something new for our readers. So this week, it’s the beginning of a story which will go in episodes. This was the first episode of The Coffee House. More episodes are due to come in the upcoming posts.
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A very basic, simple but a life-changing book, “The New One Minute Manager”, authored by Ken Blanchard and Spenser Johnson.
The New One Minute Manager is based on the original One Minute Manager book. The book is intended to help the readers find meaning in their work and make their lives better.
Enough said, now let’s begin with the review!!
The Cover of The New One minute manager
The cover is itself quite inspiring. The color of the cover is a combination of white and sky blue, which looks cool. As white is a symbol of simplicity and sky blue symbolizes confidence, the cover tells a lot about the content.
Front cover of the book
Front cover of the book reads the name of the authors, Ken Blanchard and Spenser Johnson. Then, the title “The New One Minute Manager” appears. Here you’ll find a clockface in the letter ‘O’ of the word “One”. This symbol has a meaning. We will come to it later.
It is a #1 bestseller on managing your work and life. So without wasting much time let’s move to the back cover.
Back cover of the book
Again the symbol appears at the top. After this, you will find how many people have benefited from the book. It also reads the view of Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Former Head of Corporate Social Innovation, Twitter, Inc.
I am thrilled with The New one Minute Manager– a hugely helpful resource in a constantly changing world
Inside the book “The New One minute manager”
I had mentioned about a symbol, remember? The book begins by explaining this symbol.
The clockface shows a one-minute. It’s intended to remind each of us to take a minute out of our day. Look into the faces of people we lead and manage. And to realize that they are our most important resources.
Well you may presume that this book is for those who are leading people in an organization. Then, I would say, No! Look at yourself, no matter who you are. If you’re a student, you have to lead yourself. You’re your manager. So don’t you aspire to manage all your days in just one minute? Sounds exciting, right?
Let’s get to know how.
What the “The New One Minute Manager” is about?
It’s actually a didactic book, rendered in a fictional form. This makes it exciting and you’ll be curious after every chapter.
It’s a story of a young man who is in search of a manager who can lead and manage in today’s changing world.
He meets a lot of managers from different organization but fails to find that special one. Later, he gets a chance to see this “one minute manager”. The manager gives him a brief description about his way of management.
The young man was yet not satisfied completely. He wonders whether this “one minute manager” is also result-oriented like other managers or, is people-oriented too.
The manager points to his computer’s screen saver that read:
People who feel good about themselves produce goodresults
The New One Minute Manager
Finally, the young man decides to meet the people working under this organization. He goes to three people and tries to find out the secret behind one-minute management.
#1 secret: The One Minute Goals
The young man meets the first people who is a lady. She tells him how the one-minute goals work. She tells him about 80/20 rule. Now what’s that?
80% of your really important results will come from 20% of your goals. So we set one minute goals on only that 20%- thay is, our key areas of responsibility- may be three to five goals.
#2 secret: One Minute Praising
The next person explains him about the one minute praising.
He tells that first they catch someone doing something “right”. And then, take out a minute to praise them. Take a pause to let him realize it.This makes the people feel good and motivated.
#3 secret: One Minute Re-direct
The third person tells the young man about the third secret.
He tells to take out a minute and use the first half to re-direct the people as soon as possible. Then, confirm the facts and review the mistake together.
Then take a pause. And in the second half, remind them that you have trust and confidence in them, and support their success.
Here, one thing needs to be remembered. Re-direct should be before reminding them about the confidence and trust you have inside them.
The One Minute Manager meets again
The young man was quite satisf till now. He had noted everything he learned. The man then comes to meet the manager again and the manager tells him how the secrets work.
He gives an example of Einstein who didn’t remember his own phone number. The reason being that he didn’t want to clutter his mind with undesired information. But he was not a looser but a winner.
Then again the manager points to his computer screen that reads:
Everyone is a potential winner. Some people are disguised as losers. Don’t let their appearances fool you.
The New One Minute Manager
Another New One Minute manager:
The young man later becomes the new one minute manager and manages everything so well.
This book is amazing as it tells a lot in absolutely basic and simple language. I would literally recommend you to go through it if you want to be a good manager of your own life.
The three secrets are quite helpful as they have worked for millions of people.
And yes! One more thing, after reading if you find it useful, you will..
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If you enjoyed the review, take out a minute a buy it. You will definitely find it worth reading. Infact, you can complete it in just one go as the book is quite thin. It’s less than 100 pages and above all, the language is very simple.
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Hey lovely people, hope you all are doing well!! As we had said, we will be back with some new topics soon, so here we are.We are delighted to announce that we will be reviewing atleast one book every week. The genre of the books will be such that it adds something good to your life if you read it.
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Amidst the fight, Fight for the vote bank, Fight for a throne-like-chair, A part of society, A part of this planet, Is left aside, Crying and beging, Fighting and shouting.
Amidst the riots, Riots of hindu and muslim, Riots on cow slaughtering, A part of society, A part of this planet, Is sliced-off, Quivering and stammering, Weakening and dying.
A mother is beaten, A father suicides, A son drops out of his school, A daughter is raped. But is this part of society, Not made to be shaped?
Amidst the achievements, Achievements in space, Achievements in wars, A part of society, A part of this planet, Is kept apart, Far off the upheavals, Far off the race, For this part of society, Seems to have no face.
Unaware of the tricks and intrigues, This innocent part of society, Finds temporary solutions as a panacea, And stumbles across the whole life, For our politics never let it know its real “problem”, For which it needs to strife.
This part of society, Hence, should learn a lesson. It needs to remember What it has been through. And need not share Its so-called master’s view.
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My pen and hands were quite, Searching for something to write. Suddenly I heard a voice, Sounding immature, but wise. “To find yourself, is like searching for clothes in a bookshelf.“
I couldn’t stop myself of taking a glimpse of the person on the street, I quickly went to remove the curtain of the window, which opens at the street. I peeped out of the window, but the moment I heard the voice, was fleet.
I saw two children sitting on the mound of sand kept in a corner, competing to search for the stone inside the sand. On seeing the eagerness and speed of their hands, I tried to convince myself, that the voice was not their’s.
I just wished to match the voice which I heard, with that of the one of them. But no one can be as cunning as the god, they didn’t utter even a word after that. And again I kept on searching myself!!
It may not be called a poetry. But it’s something which came out of my head on its own. So I thought to share it, still don’t know what is it!
Hope you like it and find yourself. Keep searching and don’t settle.
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The way these roots hold the soil, You are my soul in this life of toil. Look at those stars whose beauty never fades of scars. Our affection too, is a message to send to the rivals whose humanity has come to an end.
The warmth of your shade can never ever fade, for the sun can only heat the vengeance, with which, no quarter has got the time to meet.
Cover my sight with your palm and I will cover yours, for these faces are terrible and their voice just roars. Hold me so tightly that we can ram the wild beast coming out of us and trying to engulf this beauty, that so far, we together, have pieced.
Today’s poem is dedicated to friendship. We make friends throughout the life. But that one friend can never be out of the list.
Friendship is not always being together, hanging out. But it’s a feeling which stays forever, no matter where you are!
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She didn’t sleep of the fear of dreams. As she woke up, pushed her bed, Walked away to see those shiny beams Of sunlight through the curtains of the shed.
Her hands joined to pray her god, Her eyes closed to wish for those gleams Which he saw in her eyes and owed His life to their shine in his dreams.
Oh! Lovely were those days, Lovely were those tears Which were wiped in their ways And challenged all the fears.
So many memories she held, So many questions she had. Every time her love was misspelled And made him call her a “mad”.
Humble was her request, Humbly do she asked, “Why can’t you come and quest Together our dreams which have still not passed?”
Situations were her inspiration, Situations became her enemies. “Love’s all alike” was her motivation, Love became her disease.
Again, I had written this poem long ago. But I thought I should post it today. This actually intends to say that we should love people. But this love should never make us inferior before them. Our emotions can destroy us! But when it’s balanced, the same love appears to be a motivation. So try making your love a reason behind your success.
Hope you people like this poem and learn to control your emotions, for the emotions have become the greatest enemy of the humans nowadays!
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