Corporate Web – How to place your first step right?

Corporate Web

I’m always surprised when the corporate world does stupid things, because they’re often not very stupid in hindsight.

- Penn Jillette

Hello All,

From past 4 months I have been experiencing severe corporate work pressure and expectations from my peers and family. With each passing day i realised  something new and went a step closer to understand how corporate world works. I kept on absorbing the environment around me and tried to learn the basic steps one must follow to create a strong entry point into this corporate web.

  1. First impression—> Make It Big!

Your entry must be known to everyone around you. Introduce yourself with confidence. Let people know which part of team you will be working with and what is your background.

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2. Build Relationships

Now this is self explanatory but what is not seen directly is the impact of this step. You  might be very smart and self efficient but if you are reserved and keep yourself  isolated then all your smartness is a waste because in the corporate arena you are called smart only when people realize that you are smart and not when you think you are smart. To show people that you are smart, you will have to keep a healthy and interactive relationship with everyone around you. The way you present yourself in front of your peers will actually be the deciding factor of your smartness.

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3. Never Show off and always help others

This is extremely crucial and critical in order to grow in a company. Always keep a down to earth attitude and never let others feel hesitated to come to you to ask for help. if you help others, they will help you in your time of need. Its the fundamental rule of success. You must be very polite and friendly in your replies and should always show interest if someone is talking to you. If you are busy for some reason then give them a proper time when they can come back and seek your help or delegate them to other person whom you think can help them. Again, this should be done in a very polite manner.

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4.  Always keep yourself on time and be sincere towards your work.

You must not be late for office and put yourself in the situation where your manager demands an explanation for your mistake. It is the first sign of underachievement and lack of dedication to your work. Let others know that you are dedicated and hardworking.

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5. Always seek advice and information from your peers.

This will keep you updated about what’s going on in and around your project and will place you a step ahead in your mind for decision making.

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6. Never rely on others for something which you own the responsibility.

If some task is delegated to you then you and only you will be considered responsible for whatever happens with the task so better check yourself and confirm before coming to any conclusions suggested by others.

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7. Working hard is good but working smart is what matters.

Always look for smart solutions to any problem you are facing. There would be 100s who could provide solution but only a few who can provide the least complex solution so try being one of those few.

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8. Always keep a note of your achievements.

They come real handy at the time of promotions. Your manger at times might forget your contribution to the team. What if you also forget what you did? NO PROMOTION!

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9. Work for team and then for you.

Consider this scenario.

You want to get promoted to the next level and you are the top performer in your team but overall your team has not done well hence the senior to which you were about to get replaced was not given promotion hence you are also stuck at the same level.

Although you were a star performer but you don’t get promotion because overall your team has performed below expectations.

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10. Keep learning and never look back

This is final mantra for success. Always open your mind for new dimensions as the world keeps on changing and you surely wont like getting lost in the crowd.  If sometime you have a bad day at the office, just learn from it and forget that something like that ever happened.

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I am open to your views and ideas. Please share here or mail me at murtazaalamshah@gmail.com

Regards

Murtaza Alamshah

India-The Blind Nation

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Each one prays to God according to his own light.
-Mahatma Gandhi

India, formerly known to the world as Bharat was once the land of rich culture and peace but now the second half has lost somewhere in the midst of personal benefits and high corruption. The land of varied diversity and culture has lost the flavor of unity and is now tearing apart from all the sides. The more we are developing, the more we are increasing the tension on the strings of beliefs which have been binding us from several centuries. The graph of “development” is strictly created with respect to the monetary matrices and nobody cares about the social factors that are hindering the progress several times faster than the rate of our so called economic development.  The leaders in this backward progress are namely self declared uneducated, greedy Gods aka “BABA” and our very own beloved publicly chosen politicians.  If we focus on these two sets of people we will understand that the one part is where we blindly believe to what they say and the next set is of the people whom we blindly vote.

The concept of God-man has now become a trend in the Indian culture. All you need to do is either predict some area where 1000 tons of gold is buried (Shobhan Sarkar) or just say declare yourself to be the sole bridge between eternity and life. (This list is long). We Indians are known to be desperate creatures in the west but only an Indian would know that a real Indian is most desperate to be follower of some random tea-selling person who claims himself to be God. We are not God loving people, we are God fearing people. But what is so special about these fake personalities? The truth is they have got just one main quality which is to hypnotize and charm people with their speech. This is more than enough to win the heart of a poor Indian who dreams of a better life every day and night. These babas just show us the dream we have in our sleep everyday and we get fascinated by them.  They not only play with the emotions and feelings of each and every man, woman and child but they also misuse their trust to further deteriorate the pillars of religious harmony. Moreover these babas have special affection for women. They sexually assault them in the name of “bhakti”. In fact, this can be declared as another trend going among almost all the babas.   They are a threat to civilized India. But who created this threat? Did it grow on its own? The answer to this is NO. It’s us, the blind citizens of this country who have allowed such morons to grow and expand under our spiritual gains and now we ourselves have become the victim of it.  We are so blind that most of us still cannot see the reality and continue to believe in such people. We come out in thousands to protect these people if someone tries to harm them. Our blind faith in them is weakening our entire nation and that day is no far when these people will be our new rulers.

Murtaza Alamshah

What’s happening to me?

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It’s been over a month here in Bangalore, the IT hub of India and I am still not able to connect myself with this city. My family is all busy in this holy month of Ramadan and I am sitting here like a lonely soul. The fact is I am not quite use to loneliness and hence I am finding myself in an absolute home sick kind of situation. Eid is on Wednesday and I am just waiting for some miracle to happen which could land me to my home. Well, in this midst of sadness, I am quite excited about my first salary coming up with some extra benefits (which I don’t want to discuss) but still the joy of being with family is much higher than one’s first salary. I am neither a smoker nor a drinker and this habit of mine has left me quite annoying because I have got not a single company who thinks like me. Quite isolated in terms of ideology! What should I do? Where should I go? I have realized that I have become an extremely boring kind of person who does nothing but just sits and thinks about his future all the time. I am having no burdens on my shoulders but still I feel as if have so much weight on them. Maybe this is the time I need to take some bold steps ahead in my life. Wait a sec! This no way means I am starting to smoke or drink.  I am happy to be away from that part.  My goals, my ambitions off course boost me to stay active but somewhere I feel I am losing the grip. Be it the grip of spirituality or the grip of expressing. I am loosing it all and that’s not a good thing to lose. Is it? I have to do something about it and that too quickly. But what should I do? Only a handful of people know me and understand me but now they are all scattered. I am suffering from terrible mood swings these days.  The gap of happiness is widening and I don’t want my life to get wasted like this. I am not the part of culture I am living in right now. No matter how much you travel, how many cultures you be in, at the end you always want to come home. My journey has just started and home is far away.  Let’s see where my fate takes me.

Murtaza Alamshah

The Joy of Living

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Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

― Thich Nhat Hanh

Hello my dear friends. I know I have been missing for a while here but now I am back with my thoughts and ideologies. I want to thank all of you for being a part of this blog. It really means a lot to me when I read comments from the readers regarding how they were motivated from my writing. It gives me immense pleasure and satisfaction. I feel happy and that’s what makes the difference. Your support and constant positive feedback gives me new ideas to write about and express myself more deeply.  Once again I thank you all of you from the bottom of my heart.

Today, I was just sitting idle in my office and was wondering how difficult it’s going to be for me in the next few months because of the hectic office schedule. I had started to feel lonely somewhere within my heart and then suddenly I realized that all this hard work can’t go waste. I simply closed my eyes and sat for a while trying to figure out what was I doing. You know what guys; the only thing I was able to see was the smiling faces of my loved ones all proud of me. So it was then I realized that I was doing this not for me but for those people. Happiness on their faces is something priceless to me. I live not for myself but for them. It’s like my entire body is connected to all of them. Whatever they feel is what I feel in return. When they are happy I am happy and when they are upset I am upset too.  That’s the JOY OF LIVING.  Living for ourselves can give us success but satisfaction can be achieved only when we live for others.  People who behave mean in this world might reach great heights but the higher they go the faster they lose their loved ones behind. I am proud to say that I live for my family. Whatever I do, whatever step I take in my life is a reflection of what my family expects from me. I am devoted to them.  This feeling is something that encourages me to do things beyond my limits. I feel so boosted up when I breathe in the air which has nothing else but happiness all around. The sound of laughter during a family gathering is probably the best sound one can hear.

So that’s what I was thinking the entire day today and then thought of writing it down to share with you all. I hope my thoughts have made a little impact on your thinking process. Showing the light to those who are lost in the dark is the aim of my writing. Remember your loved ones when you are in trouble, you will find the solution on your own.

God Bless

Murtaza Alamshah

Brand New Day

 

Brand New DayIsn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?

― L.M. Montgomery

I am standing in the crowd,

Trying to shout out loud.

My voice is reaching nowhere,

It’s too late, nothing can be repaired.

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I want to look behind and go back in past,

But this crowd is not letting me turn.

I feel I am being harassed,

Is there any way to return?

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Now I realize the value of those days,

They are precious to me and can never be replaced.

I will always remember them,

Those memories cannot be erased.

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This transition is proving pretty heavy,

But I know I will come out of it.

Trying to remain calm and happy,

There is no intention to quit.

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I don’t know where I am heading to,

But I know my loved ones are with me.

If I am the sailor, they are my crew,

Imagining life without them would me very scary.

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So I am sailing in this ocean where nobody knows me,

I believe I will find my way to the right door,

The terrain is now much more hilly,

But I am certain to reach ashore.

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Murtaza Alamshah