Savvy Raj

Live Life Lovingly!


Unbox & Connect the dots.

Buyer seller: A partnership plan.

Subscription model successes and failures are a well known story in almost many of the leading buisness enterprises ranging from entertainment to ecommerce & 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 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 the 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 great chance to understand market demand.

Increase the customers perception of 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 the Custumers 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 Buisness and not for others. Like it may work where there is a service or product that is needed continuously but not for once in awhile kind of demand products.

With too many entrants and the overkill that is visibly overwhelming to customers
Buisness models often need to keep improving their presentation, content,services and products and try exceeding the expectations of theirs 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 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 one off product that they actually need.
As simply sending something to a person continously 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 seller to know and convey to the client always.

Time to rethink and unbox to connect the dots.

Savvy


Art of Acceptance

True learning happens when we realize we are the teacher and we are the student.

And life teaches the greatest lessons without anyone uttering a word or at times in just the sheer presence of a good soul.

Likewise as we live from our heart and open ourselves to realization and acceptance of new possibilities… true living happens!

Savvy


Art of Management

Dancing and Management

What’s dancing got to do with management
Everything!
Oh she is a dance teacher!
What will she know about managing an office?
This is the common perception of people in Buisness setups. They have a dismissive attitude towards anyone who comes from a non aligned field like arts for example.

Having been a dance professional for more than two decades trains you into lot more than dancing. It opens you to pick up people skills culture and mindsets and attitudes that come along with the territory.
Besides there are common skills that go beyond Buisness management and enter life skills that one needs to navigate life effectively.
Here are a few skills that come to mind immediately…

  • Time Management
  • Code of conduct
  • Space management
  • Body language awareness
  • Self Expression
  • Discernment
  • Discipline and Focus
  • Alertness
  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Teamwork
  • Mindfulness
  • Authenticity
  • Precision
  • Adaptability
  • Planning
  • Creativity

Dancing movements can open channels of flow which translates into greater energy optimization.

And each dancer may have explored the art of dancing in different forms and its application would have the potential to create greater depth of understandings.

The value of art may be high but yet the possibilities and potential of the artistic is yet undervalued.

There is so much scope in the art of movement that we can realize. It’s high time to accept that dance education and application has much to offer the world beyond just a stage performance. Great to see radical shifts in the way dance is being perceived across certain parts of the world. But it has to percolate to where all it can matter.

Time to think beyond and open up to these yet underutilized but valuable life management skills.

Savvy


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Reach beyond knowing.

Artwork  by  Russian  Surrealist Painter Vladimir Kush




How are you going to reach the tree of knowing?
The climb is not a cake walk
It is tough to balance  on the way up or down.
You are at the base.
And yet you are not grounded.
In the knowing that sets you free.
At times you climb almost all the way.
But think twice about entering  its core
For it is demanding.

Life never comes with a planbook
All happens in the living.
All is meant to flow along the way.
Things refine or distort
To change or transform 
Into new paths of purpose.
All, a leap of faith
To reach beyond knowing.

Savvy


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5 steps to Self Care.

Feeling Enmeshed?

1Are you feeling enmeshed in life and living?

2 Do you feel you are often taken for granted?
3Are you feeling you are giving more than you are receiving?
4Are you trying to do more than you actually can?
5Are you feeling criticized for everything good you do?
6Are your kind and benevolent intentions disrespected by your loved ones?
7Are you feeling threatened into submission?
8Are you feeling tightened by your own net of people whom you love?
9Are you gasping to breathe free?
10 Are you feeling a loss of control and confidence in daily life?
If you have answered more yes than no then chances are you are truly enmeshed and need help.
You need to redefine boundaries and clarify your stance.
Often creating boundaries is confused with being unapproachable and seen to be controlling and limiting.
But often it is about creating a space for the self, as much as to draw a line for others so that they dont tread all over you.
Caring for the self matters and one can be empowering and empathetic at the same time.
So it is important to know your needs matters and that it is not necessary to say yes to every thing and every one. You need to to learn to take a stance and set your boundary that allows another to respect your being.
Only when you establish your stance you create healthy boundaries for others to take you seriously and not take advantage of your kindness.
It is important to know where you end and another begins.Then you learn to be in relationships and yet be yourself fully as you are and not full of yourself.
Expanding your sense of self can be challenging as well. Simply understand all of life is valuable in it’s own special way including you . In respecting life and living you convey the value and responsibility of mutual coexistence.
5 Steps to gaining control of your life begins with you.
1.Know you are alive and not simply existing.
2. Be assertive but not arrogant
3. Be confident and speak with clarity.
4. Remember your purpose in life and communicate intently
5. Build on your strengths to thrive.

Savvy


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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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Age No Bar

To dance is to get in touch  with yourself.


To dance is to express yout own sense of rhythm.



To dance is to move from all of your heart.


To dance is to connect  with the inner child within.


To dance is so much more than the moves you do, it is to tune into your own being.


To dance is to  explore and express the connect you feel within you.


Socrates learned to dance when he was seventy because he felt that an essential part of himself had been neglected.

Age is no bar to learn to dance !

Savvy