Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


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As the Seasons Change

As the Seasons Change

Keep the Spring in your heart
Then no Winters are too harsh
Or Summers too hot to handle
As Seasons change around you
You sense it all from the hope of your heart.
And hope springs forth eternally…

Here is a beautiful video that came by , shared by my friend Ashok Subharao

Although it is in Tamil , the gist is relevant to keeping the Spring in our hearts.

Love
Be in love
Be alive to life
For life moves in time
The Circle of life is a given
Only you can make this now matter well
Feed the soul, with all your heart.
Be in this moment ,feel light.
Think well live happy
Feel the love,
Love life
Live

Another video clip that came by shared by my friend Christoph, while writing the above words in this format specifically, with an idea to use words symbolically to capture the essence of the circle of life, this also feels apt to share here.

It speaks of the circle of life and the essence of letting go.
This is so important for living life well.

The lesser the baggage you carry in your head and heart the lighter you feel and freer you are!

For what matters is what you make of the now…
Let the seasons change around you
As you engage with this moment.
Live life lovingly!

Savvy


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The Gift of Life…

Had shared it earlier in 2016 but will share this again as I believe it is relevant always.

The Gift of Life …

“When I was a little girl I often have witnessed my dear father see and give great value & acknowledge every little good that is or happens, however small they may seem to others. It could be a with a gentle word, a tiny appreciation or a little compliment.

He taught me one of the most important lesson for a lifetime…to notice, respect and reflect on the good in and around us … and to live positively and think of life always as Plus++++es.

Life is beautiful as it is and it is in us to see it so.”

Savvy Raj


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Unbox & Connect the dots.

Buyer seller: A partnership plan.

Subscription model successes and failures are a well-known story in the leading business enterprises ranging from entertainment to e-commerce & healthcare sectors. But often companies are flummoxed when it comes to retaining their existing subscription box model in time . It is certainly a challenge to keep it going!

Why they work in the first place?

They may work if there is perceived value and convenience to the customers. And for the company, if there is revenue generation through repeat sales.

Here is where intelligent pricing matters. ( ensure it feels like a good and worthy bundle for the price of one from the Customers perspective.)

Here are a few suggestions from a company perspective on reworking the Box model.

Work on building a long term relationship with existing customers.

Chalk a customer-centric approach.

At times the surprise element can backfire.

Call and build awareness of the products and its USP beforehand.

Use the Customers who are satisfied for referrals socially.

Innovations in service and delivery can help.

Let the Customers know the products are service-oriented and not sales oriented. It charges their emotions towards a sale.

Companies perhaps offer treats tickets offline events and give some coupons freebies or opportunities for them to be brand loyal.

Work on building a community of people who get a product to try at a discount or offer a discounted first-month price. Will be a great chance to understand market demand.

Increase the customers’ perception of the utility of the products by creating greater awareness.

When an online purchase is done
Offer a subscription box at the point of sale with an offer and an explanation of how the company is doing good for the world at large.

But remember
User growth may eventually decline in the case of predictive products.

Keep it fresh and interesting.

Make sure to check complacency from employees once the monthly boxes are shipped. As a company be genuinely interested to know if the box is making a positive difference to the customer. Insert a survey link or feedback suggestions for improving the service.

Initially, Customers often start off wanting to exact the full value of the price paid in terms of the products or services. Like fitness subscriptions and then there is a waning interest unless the customer is kept engaged.

One of the proven flaws of the model is that it is suitable for certain Business and not for others. Like it may work where there is a service or product that is needed continuously but not for once in a while kind of demand products.

With too many entrants and the overkill that is visibly overwhelming to customers
Business models often need to keep improving their presentation, content, services and products and try exceeding the expectations of their registered clients for retention. In an extremely competitive market scenario, this is can be a double-edged sword.

There may also be waning interest of existing subscribers due to a perceived lack of control over the products delivered to them.

Financially is it viable?

This is a necessary question that a business must consider from time to time.

As in time, the user may prefer to choose between models that offer other likewise or similar category products.
And prefer only one among many such models after evaluating the benefits.

While every individual is different,
Customers may find the company idea of piecemealing or compiling all together redundant and may prefer to buy a one-off product that they actually need.
As simply sending something to a person continuously may make the product less wanted or needed in time.

With too many subscription models in the market, Customers cannot be conned as they are aware of the gameplan due to existing and already functional models
So the ‘why the model is good to buy’ is important to a seller to know and convey to the client always.

Time to rethink and unbox to connect the dots.

Savvy


Nature

Nature is a great teacher

There is much to learn and emulate

There is much to explore & understand.

Witness and expand your horizons

Evolving for the better along the way.

Let nature lead the way.

Savvy


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Music makes all the difference

Here is a humourous take on Music and music makers influencing the world of music lovers….

Elvis made us dislocate our bones.
Dylan helped us discover poetry.

Abba made us fall in love with blondes and brunettes.
Beatles inspired us to imagine and live in an octopus’s garden.

Cohen gave us a baritone complex.
Marley taught us to stand up and fight.
Boney M lit us a rocket to Venus.

Osibisa brought us the sounds of Africa.
Eagles flew us to a hotel in California.

Dire Straits put us with some sultans high up on swings.
Jimi Hendrix spoke to us with his guitar.

Beegees did us in with very deep love.
Carpenters led us to the top of the world.

Queen brought us the legend of Mercury.
Rainbow invited us to the Temple of the Fox.

Kenny Rogers told us about cowards.
Doors opened us to a certain Mr Morrison.

Deep Purple set us on fire with smoke on the water.

Smokie got us Alice.
Don McLean fed us Pie.
Cliff Richards congratulated us.

Santana hypnotised us.
Tull broadsworded us.
Floyd pinked us.

Michael thrilled us.
Kiss kissed us.
And Jim Reeves, Harry Belafonte, Tom Jones and others left us with memories that will never leave.

*For the lot of us who grew up in the 70s, the ride to adulthood was one mind blowing trip on the back of the humble vinyl & cassette tape.* 🎼🥰


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The Essence Of The Art of Dance



The Essence of the Art of Dance

To dance is to honour your body in every move.

To dance is to sense the freedom of the spirit.

To dance is being human to value all that you love.

To dance is to breathe in the soulful connects.


To dance is to tune in to every new moment.

To dance is to inspire another to unleash their shackles.

To dance is to meditate with creative intent.

To dance is to breathe in the wisdom of the creative spirit.

Ms. Savvy Raj
Member International  Dance Council
UNESCO



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3 Rules of Life & Living

Three rules to make and get the best out of life

  • Face your past without regret.
  • Handle your present with confidence.
  • Prepare for the future without fear.

Past

Past is already passed you by.

Good or bad,

They are simply memories.

Use them as a point of reference

But dwell not solely on them.

Present

Treat this now with respect

The magic is in the now.

Dare to be all that you can be

The present is meant for you to live.

Be alive to this moment.

Future

What is yet to come

Is not fretting about

Over planning messes the now

Quit worrying about tommorow

Loose not this now at hand.

Savvy