Peace from white… creativity from the orange,
Authority from red… Knowledge from yellow,
Progress from green… Confidence from the blue
May this Holi add all colors to your career and help you achieve significant breakthroughs!
From the lanes of Mathura and Vrindavan, the colors of Holi have spread all over the world. These colors carry a lot of messages. But this Holi has a special message for you - make this year a year of significant career breakthroughs! So when you splash colors on someone, not just shower your love but also promise the person a grand career success!
Here’s what you can learn from this incredible festival of colors, which will help you add colors of Holi to your career-
#1 - Colour here, color there, color everywhere… and color in your vision too!
While you are seeing a colorful world around you, Holi is a good time to have a colorful vision for yourself too!
What is it that you really, really want for yourself in your career? – Reflect on this crucial question this Holi. Get crystal clear clarity on what you want for yourself. Add colors to it. See it for real! By doing so, you are ticking your right brain which understands the world in the form of colors and creativity.
Once your right brain is tuned to the vision you have for yourself, it will give you creative ideas to turn it into a reality!
#2 - Everyone turns into a kid during Holi and so should you!
Colors on your face, braving the water balloons, the water gun fights, and more… who wouldn’t turn into a kid while enjoying Holi?
To have grand success in your career you need to turn yourself into a kid. Kids see the world in a different light, they are exceptionally curious, and they have a lot of questions to ask and tonnes of stories to share! All these are the keys to your career growth. Look at how you can do your existing work in a different way - what is the value add you can do? How does doing this work benefit the world, your clients, your organization, and finally you? What stories do you have to share about the work that you do?
Once the kid in you takes over, your work will suddenly make a lot of sense and then career breakthroughs won’t seem to be a distant dream!
#3 - Better your relationships to better your career growth!
Bura na mano holi hai… Holi is the apt time to break the ice, renew relationships and link yourself with those that you wanted to with a bit of color.
Rise above your inhibitions. Doing your work is important, but you are not being judged based on your work alone. The relationships you have at the workplace contribute to achieving the desired career growth in more ways than one. It will make the world at work a much better place to be, thus improving your mood and improving the way you work. You would also be able to sway people with your ideas. Moreover, you could get help as and when required – the possibilities are endless!
So as a matter of fact, go ahead and make best friends at work – with your colleagues, your boss, and with the world around you at work!
#4 - Get intoxicated and stay intoxicated to help everyone
On the day of Holi, drinks made with marijuana leaves (Bhang) are available almost EVERYWHERE. Everyone wants to drink! And when people get high, all conflicts are resolved in a jiffy. Differences get wiped out and people come together to celebrate!
Take this opportunity to wipe out the differences between you and your colleagues at work. Realize that they were never your competition, they are not and they never will be! If you have to have grand career breakthroughs you need to accept that you are your own competition. You need to strive to be a better version of yourself than what you were yesterday.
Yes, you have grown up learning it all wrong! And to accept that the reverse is true, you need to be intoxicated and stay so throughout, right?
#5 - Party everywhere, at all times, and even at the workplace!
On the day of Holi, it’s a big fat party on the streets. And if this is not enough, there are MANY parties everywhere on Holi.
Engage with your work. Instead of treating it as an everyday haul, find a reason to fall in love with your work. If you don’t like what you are doing, look for work that interests you. If you don’t like your what you are doing and still have to, find a way to make it interesting. Moreover, create your tribe at the workplace – a tribe that works together stays together, and grows together!
Simply find a reason to party every time at the workplace. When you love the work you do, you do it well. When you do it well, it’s easy to get noticed. When you get noticed it is easy to get ahead!
So as you celebrate the festival of colors on March 21st, don’t just treat it as yet another day of holiday and fun. Instead, imbibe these 5 powerful lessons that Holi teaches and make 2019 the year of grand career breakthroughs. If you wish to get help, do write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wishing you and your family a vibrant, colorful, and joyous HOLI!
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