Your Inner Voice: Hear It?
“It’s a Happy Talent to Know How to Play” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Inner Voice! To begin with, I have no formal MBA as a paper qualification. Today I train and guide many Teachers, Professors & PhD scholars who are into Management studies; I taught and trained many MBAs across universities for over 25 years now. This job has involved some ‘confidential works’ like setting syllabus, question papers, evaluation and assessment of project dissertation and conducting viva voce examination and faculty development programmes.
There was a time when I could not speak or write in proper English. Years later I taught the ‘Power Handwriting’ in English to parents, teachers and students in England. I have also set syllabus in British culture and trained over 30,000 talents in the BPO sector for a decade.
Somebody said it right – The Obstacle is the Way. All this happened ONLY & ONLY because of my Natural Abilities combined with continuous Introspection and Auto-didacticism – Going Beyond Syllabus and Breaking through the limitations of regular University education.
I hope I am not branded a ‘Narcissist’ for all that elaborate self-introduction. I am here to share and help those looking for some timely help. That’s what the seed of Aham Brahmasmi is all about – Offer better clarity to you and for yourself.
My Inner Voice – The Troubled Start:
Like many youngsters today, I too once stood at the crossroads of academic and career choices. Elders as counsel terribly confused me. Many to discourage and dissuade you from your real inner choices and want you to do what they felt was right to live their dreams. Within me, it was Turbulence, incomparable.
I made some terrible choices en route. I first started my career vision plan in Class 8, wanting to start a printing press for my genuine love for lettering. Terribly ridiculed by all, I soon changed my vision statement to become an architect, but my weakness in mathematics was a deterrent. In my Intermediate years, I had to take up science to become a doctor as I come from a family of well-established doctors. But that didn’t happen as planned for me.
Finally, I got into BA Corporate Secretaryship (undergraduate course leading to ACS to become a company secretary) which I dreaded but graduated with a Third Class from Madras University. Family and friends mocked at me. I had slogged the years for a ‘Worthless’ paper certificate. The University education was just judging the fish by its ability to climb a tree!
Benjamin Franklin was very right and is still relevant when he said: “Wasted Strengths are like Sundials in Shade…” If you do not find the natural abilities and talents hidden in you and exhibit them with your performance, You will also remain like a sundial in shade! This is the biggest problem of an individual.
I dabbled through various businesses between the years 1982 to 1989 (ventured on my own and few into partnerships with Friends and Relatives). I remember at some point my mother had even tried setting up and running a pharmacy shop just to get me involved in something serious that she could think of for me… Most of these ventures gave us financial benefits but I continued feeling the wriggly fish out of the water, constantly going to bed, sleepless and feeling – UNHAPPY.
The Unethical practices in Business, Corruption in Compliances and the Disorganised nature of Operations in Family Businesses forced me to give up on almost everything. In 1989 I finally sat down, exploring my inner voice – What should I do? What would give me the satisfaction that I seek through work? At some point, thankfully, the Introspection happened. Listen to your Inner voice – Is our Seed Gyan for this opening blog of Aham Brahmasmi.
For now, we leave you at the crossroads of many practical questions that might follow… This COVID season marks the Beginningto Be Your Own Master. Also, look out for answers in Aham Brahmasmi here on Saptha Beej.