Youtube and Internet are increasing Sales

Youtube and internet are increasing sales like anything.  Sell anything, promote anything, market everything.  Ultimately sales get increased both online and offline.

Before youtube, we go to shop see, touch, and feel the product we want to buy.  We do not take decision then and there.  We return home, think, discuss with family, friends whether to buy or not.   After returning from the shop, we are not obsessed by the product we like to buy.

But, now, in youtube days, we see the reviews of the product repeatedly.  Mostly reviews will be positive about the product.  Smart phone in hand will obsess about the product.

We are in a sort of self-compulsion to buy the product after watching youtube reviews and reading reviews from product reviewing websites.  If we have money, nothing can stop us from buying.  Scarcity of money is the only procrastination to buy.  Otherwise, obsession created by youtube, internet, social media are beyond tolerance.

If you stop connecting to internet for a while, your purchases will be reduced.  Tendency to spend will be less.

Stop connecting to internet, you will see the change in you.  Internet is full of marketing, promotions – surfing internet will drain your bank account like anything. Internet is also a selling platform.  It triggers both online and offline sales.  It is a sales trap.  Do not be victim of it.

Youtube Addiction

Like alchoholic addiction, I am addicted to watching youtube videos.  Everyday 2 to 3 hours before sleep, I watch youtube – 10 PM to 1 AM – three hours I watch youtube.

I would not get sleep, If I do not watch  youtube. It has become an habit before sleep.

I take Outh as not to watch youtube.  I consciously do not watch youtube for a week.  Then I break my outh and watch youtube videos as usual.

Because of youtube watching my sleeping duration has reduced.  It is hard to resist youtube, it continuesly shows likelyhood videos automatically as per our interest.

I am trying to stop watching youtube, but failed in my determination many times.

Late night youtube watching has reduced sleeping duration, diluted sleeping quality. No time and energy for other activities.   No talking with family members.  Every bit of freetime, will be used for watching youtube.

I realised that I am addicted to youtube now.  I do not know how to get rid of this addiction.  I am not getting sleep even I goto bed by 10 PM.

As usual, I have token Outh yesterday as not to watch youtube.  I did not watch youtube yesterday.  But today I am sleepless.  Post midnight, I will start sleeping as usual.

Hope, this time, I will succeed in my Outh.

Self Pressure – Self Image

We have self image about ourself.  We expect what is happening to us should be within acceptable range of our self image.  We can not accept if something happening breaching our self image.

A person studying good at school and college, started to believe about  himeself as a good performing guy.  He can not accept, if he is given low rating in his job.  Poor feedback in job is breaching his self image as good performing guy.

We develop a belief system about ourself by seeing our face.  If anything  happening to me beyond my belief system, I can not tolerate.

I have a belief or opinion that I am a good programmer.  I understand business models and implement them as softwares. Sometimes if I can not understand a business model and not able to implement as softwares, I can not tolerate, I will start to doubt my skills.  My confidence dilutes.

The fact is nobody knows everything.  There are things which we can not do.  Not everything we can accompolish.  When the task is within our command, we get it done, and develop confidence.  When the task is beyond our comand, we are not able to do it, and loose confidence.  We afraid what will happen bad because of the failure.

Failures, not able to uderstand, not able to complete a task all are part of life.  If our self-image allows failures too, then we will be comfortable in embarassing moments too.  We are not special, not to be scolded, criticized, embarassed.  As long as our self image is flexible, we will be in a bliss.

Decision Paralysis

When you want to take corrrect decision, but do not know what is correct, then you can not take decision.  You keep postponding making decision.  Ths is Decision Paralysis.

Decision paralysis will not solve any problem.  It extends the current situation.  Until you take decision, your problem will not solve. Decision Paralysis continue your sufferings.

Decision Paralysis will not allow you to take a decision, because you afraid that your decision may go wrong.

How do overcome decision paralysis? When you do not have experience and information to take correct decision, take decision at your will.  Move on.  Dont get stagnated without taking a decision.  Either correct or wrong decision, both will bring change.  A change from your current state.

Take decision to know what is right and wrong.  Once you know what is right and wrong, you will be able to take right decision.  You will have a flow, where you do not need to take decision.  You will follow the flow.

When you are in decision paralysis, don’t know what is correct decision then don’t prolongate the situation.  Take a decision as per your liking or follow your fear.

Decision always brings change – good or bad – there will be a change.  Hesitation prevents change happening.

It is best to follow the flow, where you don’t need to take decision.  Use your experience and information when you have to take decision.  If you don’t have experenece and information, then follow your will or fear.  Will is best.

Take decision to take better decision in the future.

Indulge in experience to take decision

Experience will help you to take decision, at least prevent taking wrong decision.

Take decision, execute it, have experience, will help you to take better decision in the future.  If you hesitate to take decision,  hesitate to fail, hesitate to have experience, then you will not learn anything.

Take upfront decision, fail, learn to take better decision.  You will learn from your decision.

When I had to buy a bicycle, I was confused whether to buy Geared or noGear bicycle.  I rode only NoGear cycles.  I do not know how it would be riding a Geared cycle. I was postponding to take decision as geared or non gear cycles.  Read many blogs in internet, but nothing helps me to decide with the pros and cons. They confused me.

I want to experiment with geared cycle. While purchaing a cycle for my daughter, I purchased BSA Mach woman 7 speed cycle.  It has seven gears with quick release seat post, I adjusted the seat to any height before I ride it.

By riding in different gears, I expeienced the advantages of Gears. At lower gear with high cadence, we could ride without much strain to knee and thigh.  We could ride long distance without breaking a sweat.  In hight gears with low cadence, we could achieve high speed with load to knee and thigh, resulting tiredness.

In geared cycles, we could choose the way we want. Less strain cum low speed. High speed cum high strain.  We could decide.  This is not possible in non-geared bicycles.  Geared bycles are for better than Non-Gear cycles.

After spending 8000 rupees for an upfront experience, I could take a better decision now. With a higher budget, I will buy a Geared cycle for me.  There is no Decision Paralysis now.  Now, I know greared cycle is good and suits me.

If I did not took a decision to buy a greared cycle for my daughter, I would never under go the experience of riding Geared cycle.  Still, I would be in decision paralysis as whether to buy geared cycle or not.

Expeience and information helps you to make right decision.  If you do not have experience and information then take decsion at your will.  At least, you will learn if your decision fails, your learning will help you to take correct decision in the future.

Without expeirence and information, take upfront decision, atleast your loss will be less.  You will have a learning with less expense.  Expense could be time, money, energy, and resource.

Never hesitate to take decision. At least you will have experience to take better decision in the future.

Upfront Decision

When we take decision and we do not know our decision is right or wrong, then how do we move forward?

Unless we walk in the path, we do not know about the path.

The best way to rely on taking a decision is depend on our experience.  Experience matters when taking decision.  Experience will help us to make decisions correctly.

If we do not have sufficient experience then, only way to know the result is execute the decision – walk in the path.  In such NO EXPERIENCE scenario, we can take UPRONT DECISION

Upfront Decision is, take a decision, execute it, and try your best.  If it works out, then continue else revert from your decision.  When you are starting a business, spend less money, time, energy initially – If the business takes off, then involve more, else ramp off.  Upfront decision is try out your plan for a while with less expenditure and without expectation.  If your plan fails, then nothing to loose big.

When we do not know, what will click, then we could try many Upfront Business Models.

We should not take upfront decision in marriage or life partner,  We cannot take upfront decision in buying a home.  We can try upfront decisions in renting homes. I wanted to buy a MTB cycle.  But, I am hesitating whether MTB will suit me.  If it does not suit me, then it becomes useless, money spent to buy the cycle will be waste.  If I manage to rent the MTD cycle for a day or week and ride it, will help me to know whether the cycle will suits me or not.  If it suits me, I will buy it, otherwise I will drop.  Renting before buying is upfront decision.

The Blunder called Belief

Belief is a cognitive blunder in the evolution of mind.

When we believe something, which means it does not exist in reality.  We expect it to be. We do not need to believe a fact.  We believe in God, we believe in religion, we believe in this that.

When we are not certain about something, we develop a belief about the uncertainty to make it certain as per our convenience or as per our like.

Somebody believe in God, somebody do not believe in God.  Both are believes.  Both parties believe something.  In reality, we do not know whether God exists or not.

In day today life, we have various believes about relationships, events, products we use.  We believe soap could kill germs.  We believe education will secure source of income.  We believe good things will happen to good people, bad things will happen to bad people.  We believe struggling for money, being middle class is a symptom of good nature.

We believe in savings is good.  We believe spending is bad.  We have a belief about money, we believe somebody is good and somebody is bad.

Without logic and without facts, we have many believes in life.  We have to question our belief.  Assume something and believe the assumption, this is the way our belief system develops.

Depend on logic and facts.  When facts are not available, then have a belief as per your like but understand that it just a hypothesis.  Be ready to remove your belief when facts available against your belief.  Do not be adamant with your belief when facts are against it.

Identification with Education

We have a strong deep-rooted identification with our educational system. We are driven mad by our attachment with education.

We have our ego clubbed with education.  We look education as a source of income to make a living.

Respect, pride, money, economy, ego are all embroiled with education.

My 10-year-old son is not going to school often.  He takes leave often.  He is telling that he does not like school.  Recently, he was adamant as not going to school.

I was afraid that he might be a school dropout from 5th standard.  I could not digest my son is without education – a college degree. There was a trauma, cry from me at the moment when this Dropout thought raised.  Sub-consciously, I have strong identification with education.  When it is shaken, I have bad emotions, I became weak.

I feared what my son will do in future without education. What job will he do without a degree?  What level of respect will he receive from the society? Will he not feel inferior in front of educated people?

I could not accept to my son without education.

I see education as a recognition, source of income, an entry into corporate companies, a resume for sky scrapping salary, a security from fear of unknown, a source of confidence.

 For many centuries, education was not attainable to majority of people.  Education was circling in a closed circle.  Many people lived without education for centuries.

I am a second-generation graduate.  Back to my grandfather onwards nobody was educated.  My father is the first graduate in his clan.

In the last 50 to 75 years, education spread across the country and reached its peak now.  You cannot join government job without a degree.

I have to get rid of my identification with education.  It is a delusion that education is everything; it is a belief that without education life will be futile.

I am limiting myself with my identification.

I am putting my son within a frame of identification.

The belief system over education, make me do certain actions, and prevent me from doing certain actions.

I have to see myself without educational identity.  When I try it, I feel myself light.  Once I shed my educational identification, I would be able to see my son without education.

There are limitless possibilities for a man without education.  Don’t let my son restricted by the possibilities of education alone.

There is a life beyond education. Schooling has become such a stress nowadays.

Reason for Diseases – BP, Sugar, Heart Attack

We do not know the true reasons for BP, Sugar, and Heart Attack.  If we are affected by any of these diseases, we will undergo treatment.  We do not know how to prevent.

Truly, we do not know how to prevent from getting sick.  If we are sick, we will have treatment.  There are many Sayings about to how to prevent.  All are hypothesis, just belief, not fact.

If we know the reason why we have disease, then we could prevent it. We know the reason for Polio, so we found a vaccine to prevent it. 

There are many illness, we do not know why they attack us.  If attacked, we will have medicine to recover or manage it.

We are reactive to diseases, not proactive, and we could not be proactive.

We do not have medicine to prevent BP, Sugar, heart disease, cancer, viral fever, cough and flu.  We have medicine to treat them after diagnosed with them.

Diet, exercise, meditation, yoga – nothing can protect you from getting sick.  Indulge in these activities as long as you like to practice.  Do not compel yourself to do anything or stop doing anything in a belief that it could help in being healthy.  Fact is you do not know the true reason why you are healthy or why you are sick.  Health is beyond reasoning.

Future is Lay down not Predicted – PHP

Is future predicted or determined or neither predicted nor determined? It just flows on its own.  People are just aligning with future.

I never predicted my future 14 years back.  I never determined my future 14 years back.  I started my career as a PHP programmer 14 years back. I neither predicted nor deterministic in planning my career.

I grow as PHP grows.  My salary increases as scope of PHP increases.  I worked in small companies when PHP was thriving in small companies and in small projects.  I started working in big companies, when PHP was accepted for big projects, and accepted in big companies.

I did not plan anything.  But, Apple’s journey was deterministic.  Steve Jobs changed the way people listening music.  Steve jobs and Apple lay down their future.

Bill Gates and Microsoft built their future.  Bill Gates revolutionized the way people living.  He lead the computer to masses.

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs changed the way people living.  They are pioneers in the path they walked, because they lay down their path.

People are expecting electric vehicles to revolutionize the way of commuting.  But it is not happening right now.  High upfront cost, long charging time, and low mileage are challenges in adapting electric vehicles.

Someone successfully changed the way people living.  Pioneered in the path they walk and path is lay down by him/her. He/She harvest the initial profit.  She/he maintains monopoly.  Once the path is successful, rest of the population started walking in the success path.  Later people earns some benefit and survive in life.

I am one among the many who walked in the path, which is lay down by Rasmus Leardorf.  Rasmus found the path to build the web in faster and easier way.  PHP made web development is easy and faster comparing the web development technologies in the years 2000.  PHP made the hosting cheaper.  Hosting companies and PHP revolutionized web development.

Fourteen years back I am driven to walk in the path, which was successful till date.  It was not my conscious decision to choose PHP.  In 2004, when I was looking for a job very badly, I got a Job offer as PHP programmer since PHP needed huge man power to built the web.  There was a need for PHP programmers at affordable cost in huge numbers around year 2004.  Internet was blossoming and it requires simple technology and huge cheap labour to grow.  So PHP reached India.

I slipped into PHP river and just float on its way.

Rasmus addressed the web development challenges at early stage and accelerated the web.

Pioneers address a problem, find a solution, changed the way people living.  They are deterministic to change something.  When the change is accepted and requires further human resources to get implemented, next set of people join the bandwagon and make a living.  Next set of People are just align into the path.  They do not build their future.  If the path they walk is successful, then they become successful.  They do not build their success.  They just walk in the path of success laid by innovators.

Innovators, creators build the future.  Followers just align with Future created by innovators.

If you are a mass follower, in order to be successful, walk in the path of successful revolution, something changes the way people living.  You will survive at least, if you do not have luck to thrive.  Choose a revolution – a change, which will last for 20 to 25 years