Have you ever been a food server at a restaurant?
(“Food Server” is now the politically correct term for “waitress” or “waiter”.)
Every food server knows the expression “I’m in the weeds” which means your section suddenly fills up and you have so much to do that you can’t keep up – and you’re stressing!
I was a ‘food server’ in my early twenties before starting my own business. It is very hard work! When the restaurant was slammed and we were all running around like chickens with our heads cut off, I always noticed that my fellow food server (and friend) Tracy would remain calm. She was never “in the weeds”. Eventually, I realized her secret.
When her section began to get busy, she would politely enroll and delegate to the bus boys, another food server or even the manager. Quite simply, she asked for help. The result was her section ran smoothly, her customers were happy and she wasn’t a stressed out maniac… like me.
Even though I was an excellent food server, I found it difficult to ask for help. I eventually realized that I viewed ‘asking for help’ as a sign of weakness – a demonstration that I wasn’t able to handle my job. But by NOT asking, my section sometimes overwhelmed me which resulted in unhappy customers. My personal feelings were getting in the way of achieving the goal of the restaurant – to have satisfied customers!
Now I can recognize when I need help – and so I ask for it! I no longer view ‘needing help’ as a weakness. There is no point in ‘going it alone’! You can boost your career, your finances, your relationships or your health simply by asking for help. Look for help wherever you can find it. Your friends, bosses and associates may be very willing to give you time and advice.
And don’t forget about books! You can learn from great authors who are sharing their knowledge and experience to help you succeed. There are also seminars and other learning events where you can ask direct questions to experts in their fields. And don’t hesitate to ask if someone will mentor you. Most people like to help.
Ask for support from your loved ones. Let them know what you’re working toward and enroll them as your cheerleaders to reach your goals.
Ask to be held accountable by your best friend, your spouse or by hiring a personal trainer or life coach.
Ask for what you need emotionally in your relationships. (Let’s face it, men cannot read your mind!)
When in crisis, enroll your family to help. In some circumstances, it’s best to ask for professional help. Don’t hesitate. Move forward!
It’s been written throughout all religions “Ask and it shall be given”. So start asking for what you need and want TODAY. It’s the secret ‘short-cut’ to attaining your dreams and goals. …
GLOBALIZATION- OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
(with impact on Indian Economy)
Indian economy had experienced major policy changes in early 1990s. The new economic reform, popularly known as, Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization (LPG model) aimed at making the Indian economy as fastest growing economy and globally competitive. The series of reforms undertaken with respect to industrial sector, trade as well as financial sector aimed at making the economy more efficient.
Globalization has many meanings depending on the context. In context to India, this implies opening up the economy to foreign direct investment by providing facilities to foreign companies to invest in different fields of economic activity in India, removing constraints and obstacles to the entry of MNCs in India, allowing Indian companies to enter into foreign collaborations and also encouraging them to set up joint ventures abroad; carrying out massive import liberalization programs by switching over from quantitative restrictions to tariffs and import duties, therefore globalization has been identified with the policy reforms of 1991 in India.
Impact of Globalization of Indian Economy
At the present, we can say about the tale of two Indias: We have the best of times; we have the worst of times. There is sparkling prosperity, there is stinking poverty. We have dazzling five star hotels side by side with darkened ill-starred hovels. We have everything by globalization, we have nothing by globalization.
Though some economic reforms were introduced by the Rajiv Gandhi government (1985-89), it was the Narasimha Rao Government that gave a definite shape and start to the new economic reforms of globalization in India. Presenting the 1991-92 Budget, Finance Minister Manmohan Singh said: After four decades of planning for industrialization, we have now reached a stage where we should welcome, rather fear, foreign investment. Direct foreign investment would provide access to capital, technology and market.
In the Memorandum of Economic Policies dated August 27, 1991 to the IMF, the Finance Minister submitted in the concluding paragraph: The Government of India believes that the policies set forth in the Memorandum are adequate to achieve the objectives of the program, but will take any additional measures appropriate for this purpose. In addition, the Government will consult with the Fund on the adoption of any measures that may be appropriate in accordance with the policies of the Fund on such consultations.
The Government of India affirmed to implement the economic reforms in consultation with the international bank and in accordance of its policies. Successive coalition governments from 1996 to 2004, led by the Janata Dal and BJP, adopted faithfully the economic policy of liberalization. With Manmohan Singh returned to power as the Prime Minister in 2004, the economic policy initiated by him has become the lodestar of the fiscal outlook of the government.
The Bright Side of Globalization
The rate of growth of the Gross Domestic Product of India has been on the increase from 5.6 per cent during 1980-90 to seven per cent in the 1993-2001 period. In the last four years, the annual growth …