Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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Authentic Appreciation

Give credit, when and where credit is due

Shy not from appreciation.

Neither in giving nor taking.

If you see something that makes you feel like appreciating…

Do so immediately, don’t wait for another day.

For authentic appreciation can transform the world for the receiver.

Words matter, a great deal

Say words that mean well

Let there be no ambiguity

When you mean well

Let your words drive the message home.

All is well in clarity of communication.

Savvy


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Way of work

An expansive quote on the way of work comes to mind in this now

It’s hard to do one thing 100% better than everyone, but you can do 100 things 1% better. It all adds up.– Jay Steinfeld

A few musings pertaining to the way of Continous Improvements at work…

Integrity speaks more than words.

Have confidence in your principles

Think of ways to support one another

Collaboration is a great team builder

Working to improve without antagonizing

Take your ego out of changing scenarios

It makes it easier to adapt to changes.

As you lead, help team, to own their work

Help teams to lose their self doubts

Help make their vulnerability a strength

Being understanding than seeming smart

Is important for one and all.

Choose to do good by people all the time

Make space to find authentic resolutions

Create culture to welcome feedback

To allow yourself to know where you are

Nurture, the genuine human connections

Build trustful relationships with one & all

Work will feel totally worthwhile!

Savvy


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On Passion & Compassion

Having a passion may help you succeed.

But having compassion will enrich your meaning of success 🙂

Savvy


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Life

One who knows the worth of life

Cannot afford to waste

Even a single moment of life

Care to take a step

Towards a more meaningful life.

Every now is awaiting your awareness

To envision the potential within

Every new day is a gift of possibilities

Care to make today count!

Savvy


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Tweak your approach tweak your life

Your approach changes everything
The way you live
The way you work
The way you play
Choose to look forward to finding the joy
In whatever you do
If you can find something to better
Something to improve from

Something to grow and expand potential
Then by all means focus on it
Spend time to learn possibilities
Making work  feel better than before
Find the meaning & purpose
In whatever you do
Work to make a positive difference 
Tweak your approach tweak your life

Savvy


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On Approval

A few musings on the need and necessity of approvals.

In your personal life…

What makes you seek approval

For things you can easily decide

What makes you ask another validation

For that which you are uncertain

Is it because you want acceptance

Someone to endorse & accredit

And may be sanction or even certify!

At work

Approvals can be great for efficiency

To build a structure in the processes

Yet they can create delays unwanted

And be the bane of daily operations

So fewer the levels, the better…

What do you think?

Do share your thoughts.

Savvy


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Art of Management

Part 2..


On Teams & Leadership

When teams align in purpose
Converging  energies by envisioning
Towards a a common mission.

Streamlining  the processes
Strengthening  the teams
With diversity &  inclusion

Acknowledge a natural fear that creeps in
With every  introduction or exit
Of a new or older member.

Allaying  their fears is allowing
Them to fuse and alloy together
In possibilities of their potential.

True mark  of leadership
Is in the evaluation and application
In guidance and course correcting

Leader paves the path ahead
Leading the way with trustfulness
Empathetic  of their vulnerabilities

Replacing fear with focus to forge ahead
Meeting doubts & insecurity with clarity
Taking decisions to ensure resolutions.

For Teams need empathy and respect
To survive the storms
Both in themselves  and their leader.

Savvy


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On Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is the energy in the living

A beautiful state of flow in the being

Enthusiasm is often the reason for excellence

The challenge is in sustaining itself

From losing steam midway…

Perhaps due to lack of appreciation

Or motivation to be enthused

Making way for mediocrity

At work or at play.

Question is then how to be enthused

Into doing the same tasks differently

And break free from rut of routine

Very simple…

Stay hopeful, see life as a potential

Create the possibilities

It’s all in the way of envisioning

How you want to build your truths.

It’s all up to you!

Savvy


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Art of Management

Team Management & Motivation Tips

If you are in a position of leadership and influence, consider it your responsibility to keep your team motivated consistently.

Every career experience is deeply significant in understanding and expanding your vision. As a Consultant & Mentor, my years as a Ballroom Dance Educator & Trainer have been truly insightful in understanding teamwork and collaboration and the values of direction and motivation from a leadership perspective in team performance.

Here are a few tips to manage & motivate your team.

Attitude: A team is a set of individuals who are meant to align towards a vision and mission.  Start of by getting the hiring process right. Hire the people with the right attitude.

Connection : Begin to connect with your team with genuine interest in their work plan, issues and tasks at hand.  You are more likely to understand the pain points, their strengths and find proper resolutions

Trust building : Building trust in your team starts with a leader who knows when to engage and when to back off.
Trust creates responsibility and makes team members accountable.

Safety : A team that is ensured, mental, physical, social, environmental safety feels well-supported.  Understand how important it is for every member to sense the safety so that your team can take steps with confidence.

Respect: Give respect to get respect.
Create a platform to collaborate without character assaults and biased opinions.Always remember there is the benefit of doubt.


Non-judgmental : Avoid & Reduce personal bias and judgements in assumptions from affecting your team.
Be inclusive and create a diversity in the team such that it becomes a source of strength.

Attention: Care to pay attention and nurture your team. Be available and wholly present to guide, mentor your teams through their tasks and issues. But reduce dependencies.

Appreciation: Last but not the least care to celebrate their small & large wins, take time to appreciate the good work.

Savvy


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A deed in time

Any good deed in time

Leaves a heartprint forever

Planting is a thoughtful deed

Reaping a harvest of abundance

A seed to a bud, to beautiful blooms

Shade from the leaves & fruits to eat.

Every tree is a blessing of goodwill.

Time knows it all

And time shows it all at the right time.

Gratitude for the grace of goodwill.🙏

Savvy


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All A Matter Of Attitude

Positives in Negatives

A young woman was sitting at her dining table, worried about taxes to be paid, house-work to be done and to top it all, her extended family was coming over for festival lunch the next day. She was not feeling very thankful at that time.
As she turned her gaze sideways, she noticed her young daughter scribbling furiously into her notebook.
“My teacher asked us to write a paragraph on “Negative Thanks giving” for homework today,” said the daughter.
“She asked us to write down things that we are thankful for, things that make us feel not so good in the beginning, but turn out to be good after all.”
With curiosity, the mother peeked into the book. This is what her daughter wrote:
“I’m thankful for Final Exams, because that means school is almost over.
I’m thankful for bad-tasting medicine, because it helps me feel better.
I’m thankful for waking up to alarm clocks, because it means I’m still alive.”

It then dawned on the mother, that she had a lot of things to be thankful for!
She thought again…
She had to pay taxes but that meant she was fortunate to be employed.
She had house-work to do but that meant she had a shelter to live in.
She had to cook for her many family members for lunch but that meant she had a family with whom she could celebrate.

We generally complain about the negative things in life but we fail to look at the positive side of it.
Yes there is a positive in every negative .
What is the positive in your negatives? Look at the better part of life today and make everyday a great day.

Good Day 🌻
Be safe😷


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Random Gift Of Kindness

This post I came across gives hope in a world that is feeling unbalanced.

In every transaction there is possibility

Of shifting and altering towards goodwill.

Gestures of goodwill change the world to a better place

Random Kindness without expectations…

Helps sow seeds of hope in the heart of man.

Keep gratitude in your heart

Keep being kind! 🙏

Savvy


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Thankful

To dance is to move with all of you.

To dance is to have hope in the living.

To dance is to feel the spirit of life in the movement.

To dance is to know the value of time.

To dance is to feel the rhythm in the beat.

To dance is to sense the subtlety of life.

To dance is to acknowledge the life in every moment.

I am thankful…to the art of dance 💃

Savvy


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Are you here?

Energy is where attention is!

The ability to dedicate time &, attention in any given task , or relationship can be the denoter of its success.

Make sure to be truly where you are!

Savvy


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Quintessence of Management



In management its good to rememberTime is borrowed, so has a priceToil is bought so has a priceEffort is expected in a priced dealBut some things are priceless!They can never be bought.


For they are intrinsic in natureThey come from you, no matter the dealTalk of loyalty, initiative & enthusiasmThey are all intrinsically motivated.





No amount of money can keep them consistentTo have value for time, have value for peopleTo have a dedicated effort, respect the people who are dedicated at workTo lead with care and considerationTo be humane in the ways of management.




For to get respect you have to earn it by showing the way.By deeds of kindness and appreciationNo amount of criticism can do what nurturing in appreciation can do.Appreciation is an evolved method of improving productivity.Such is the quintessence of management.Savvy