Saturday 21 May 2022

New Year Resolutions - Week 17 Achievements & Failures #TheLifesWay

Hi Friends,

You must be thinking we are in the 20th week and how come I remember everything I did in the 17th week or the previous ones as I still don't schedule my blog posts. I do publish them as soon as they are written and a photo is ready on the Canva website. Despite all the digital systems to track your productivity, I still follow the Bullet Journal method of writing it all in the notepad. I am not using the system as told in the book 100% but only a portion of it where I only manage my Month calendar in my Godzilla - King of Monsters notepads received from Empire Entertainment. I love all these movies' merchandise as and when I receive them. So the monthly calendar entries help me tell what I achieved on a particular date and then from there I do these blog posts. I have made some internal abbreviations as per my suitability to track various important aspects of my life which are not matching the BuJo Method but so far so good. I will highly recommend you to buy the book and have it with you at all times and start following the analogue method of productivity. 

Week 17 - Sat 23 Apr 2022 - Fri 29 Apr 2022

1. Walking - I completed 19.2 kilometres this week in total and was still able to maintain the overall kilometres for the week as I have done some good efforts in the initial weeks. The extra steps when you feel like can help overcome the shortcomings of various weeks when your health doesn't allow you to finish the 20km goal post. 

2. DREAM Became Reality - This is the week where that day happened which I have been waiting for all my life. I was looking forward to meeting Cycle Baba Dr Raj Phanden who is an international traveller on his bicycle, South Africa is his 67th country so far in this long 6 years journey on his bike which he named Dhanno. Dhanno is a character from the most famous Bollywood movie SHOLEY where it refers to a Mare with a cart attached to it and the heroine Hema Malini earns income from that cart. At the end of the movie, Dhanno saves Basanti from dacoits too. Meanwhile, I met him and we spent the whole day travelling from one part of South Africa to the Lesotho border. As he mentions in his journey the Universe creates it for him and so it happened as Wednesday 27-Apr was a holiday for us in South Africa and I could utilize it to fulfil my dream to meet him in person. Check out the video at the end of this post. I will also do another video and a whole blog post too later. 

Cycle Baba Dr Raj Phanden World Cycle Traveller

3. Hanuman Chalisa - I joined the annual United Hanuman Chalisa at the Radhey Shyam Temple in Marlboro where they sing Hanuman Chalisa 108 times from morning till evening. It's always a great event and I totally love participating in the same. I was also able to reduce my numbers to 500x from my 42 years journey this week. May Lord Bajrang Bali Ji Bless You always! 

4. Thank You - I completed the 100k Thank You in total this week and the salary also came in this week so that's a great coincidence. I completed 16000 more Thank You by the end of the week. I am sure it was because of this activity, I met Cycle Baba in person. 

5. Entertainment - I watched Apharan Season 2 where they have moved the story internationally and created a lot of new characters. It's nice to watch as it spins your mind with who is who but despite that it leaves a lot of questions unresolved for the further seasons. London Files was also a web series I watched starring Arjun Rampal and Purab Kohli which is a one-time watch and nothing interesting is there in the same but you can recognise the power of agenda-driven fake news market to make you think a certain way. Again, I went to the Memory Movie premiere starring Liam Neeson and Monica Bellucci which was a total time waste. Liam's recent movies released in the past few years are on his success with the first Taken movie and there is nothing unique in the - same story - different locations. Don't waste your time watching this one. I went to Sterkinekor only to enjoy their popcorn because they serve the best of them anywhere in South Africa. 

I don't think I wanted something more from this week and you can enjoy the journey of my previous weeks by following the links at the bottom of every post. Thanks, Aashish


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Friday 20 May 2022

New Year Resolutions - Week 16 Achievements & Failures #TheLifesWay

Hi Friends,

Let's write about Week 16th which was unique in many ways and all the weeks so far have been unique in their own respective ways. I am sure you will be able to enjoy the series which is going on for all the weeks. I intend to do a lot of other posts too in the near future with at least 2-3 posts per week and 2-3 videos per week along with a multitude of Youtube shorts and other photos etc on other channels as well. 

Week 16 - 16 Apr 2022 (Sat) to 22 Apr 2022 (Fri)

1. Walking - I don't know what happened this week that I was only able to do 9.5 kilometres in total. The weather also turned colder as out of all the long weekend holidays only one-day sunshine was there. 

2. Hanuman Chalisa - I completed the 40x Years of Hanuman Chalisa which is the most awesome thing for the week. It took me so many years to reach this stage and also now I only have less than 600x Hanuman Chalisa left to reach my current age of 42 before 22-July-2022. I am looking forward to finishing it as soon as possible but it's all controlled by the Almighty Lord and how consistent you are? 

3. Entertainment - I totally enjoyed the Apharan Season 1 - a web series on ALTBalaji and totally loved the thrill of the same. The star cast is nice with Arunoday Singh, Nidhi Singh, Mahie Gill and Saanand Verma, and the storyline keeps you engaged too. I am sure if you like the mystery kind of series with a lot of action you will fall in love with this one. 
New Year Resolutions - Week 16 Achievements & Failures #TheLifesWay
4. Thank You - After completing 100k last week, I closed this week at the 52000 mark which is also good in terms of not going to walk to keep the counter running also. Just by doing it regularly at home also I did achieve this number which is a nice thing to do. I still have to see the impact of all these Thank You resonances with the Law of Attraction and the Universe listening to it. Let's wait and continue the process and maybe soon I will have some celebrations for myself. Thank you!

5. Long Weekend - I created those racks to keep the toys for Reyansh and also changed the colours from white to Grey. It really looks nice and is so easy to assemble so we have our own version of IKEA furniture at home now especially bought from LeRoy Merlin. In total it cost me around ZAR 1500 for 2-3-4 boxes and I bought 3 colourful portable boxes which fit in these cubes which were worth R100 each. 

6. Equity Mutual Funds - The Global stocks market is something to remain careful about and it took me a lot of time to again start investing in the stock markets though through the Mutual Funds route. I bought some worth ZAR 2000 this week from a long term point of view. I need to create wealth for my kids and family so Financial and Time Freedom takes the top priority in my future days on Planet Earth. 

Always remember that your time is limited so don't spend it living someone else's life. If you think about it you only have 4000 weeks which equates to an average of 80 years of age which is also not a guarantee and I have already lived the 53% of my life till now. Considering I only have around 1400 weeks left, I need to nurture each and every week with great respect and gratitude. Thanks!

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Thursday 19 May 2022

New Year Resolutions - Week 15 Achievements & Failures #TheLifesWay

Hi Friends,

It's been a long while since I have not written any blog posts and this is the first one in the last 15-20 days. I have been a lazy lad but I was more focussed on creating Youtube content where I see I can grow and earn some income without any intervention from any of the brands directly too. 

Week 15 - 09 Apr 2022 (Sat) to 15 Apr 2022 (Fri)

1. Walking - I was able to complete my 20 kilometres in 4 days of walking and took 3 days as rest. It's really nice as I watched a lot of movies and web series during this week hence finished my walking goal in only 4 days. 

2. Entertainment - I totally loved watching Season 3 of Gullak which is a real gem in the entertainment world. If you have not watched the same, it's highly recommended especially if you come from small-town life and have enjoyed the problems of a nuclear family. I am totally able to relate to the characters in this web series. I also watched Abhay Season 3 but it was not much fun as compared to the previous seasons. I also watched the worst movie named Bachhan Pandey starring Kriti Sanon, Akshay Kumar and Arshad Warsi. I am not so sure why it was made and found no entertainment value in the same. Total time waste. I did watch some episodes of the Kapil Sharma show which I do regularly every week. 

3. Hanuman Chalisa - I have now less than 800x Hanuman Chalisa left to reach 42 years. I have been able to consistently reduce the numbers. Thank you, Lord Bajrang Bali ji. 
New Year Resolutions - Week 15 Achievements & Failures #TheLifesWay
4. Launch Event - I attended the movie premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore and I totally loved watching the same. My daughter and wife were fighting over who will accompany me to the Movies @ Montecasino on 13-Apr-22 but as you would expect wife will win this game. 

5. Long Weekend - It was also the start of a long weekend where you could relax at home or go on a trip. We went to build some of the DIY stands for my son's toys and bought these fixable ones at LeRoy Merlin and bought them for around ZAR 2k and assembled them all together as a family. They now lie in the kid's room and toys are stacked on the same. I wanted the same setup for my room as well but now the kids' previous rack was free so it came to my room which I filled with all the irrelevant stuff as I do love chaos on my desk and nearby areas. I am not a Marie Kondo kind of person as I can only think creatively if I have to find my way to sit also on my gaming chair. How much creativity do I have, I am still trying to find out? 

6. Thank You - I completed 100k Thank you this week and I am sure it's getting me resonated in the Universe somewhere. I somehow have not seen The Secret movie for so long which was the start of all this Law of Attraction following. I generally used to watch it every week when I was in India and now I think I have to start investing those 1 hr 30 min per week again to make me aware to live in the good frequency range. Thank you, Universe for the idea! 

I didn't focus on creating posts on my blog but I am going to complete my weekly posts along with the review of gadgets and Youtube video posts on my blog in the coming few days. I don't like pending stuff on my name as it bothers and irritates me a lot. 

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Tuesday 10 May 2022

New Year Resolutions - Week 14 Achievements & Failures #TheLifesWay

Hi Friends,

Week 14 - 02 Apr 2022 (Sat) to 08 Apr 2022 (Fri)

Week 14 was the first week of the second quarter of 2022 and I started it by watching the Sharmaji Namkeen movie on Amazon Prime Video. I really loved Rishi Kapoor since my childhood and it was so sad to see him in his last movie. What a remarkable superstar! 

1. Walking - This week as well I was short of around 2 kilometres from my target of 20 kilometres due to the weather and other rainy conditions. I should have improvised and gone for a walk when there was no rain in the mornings or afternoons. I think I need to plan my walks like that going forward and try to cover much in a single day instead of only keeping 3 kilometres every day.  

2. Audiobooks - The books and audiobooks took a backseat for a while but I did manage to finish Chris Voss's book Never Split the Difference. It's really a book that I want to buy and re-read with underlining the specific chapters because the use cases are so strong that you can definitely apply them all in your lives. 

3. Hanuman Chalisa - I reduced the number to 900x Hanuman Chalisa this week and am on my way to completing the 42 Years of the same by my birthday. I am really excited to be closing down on one of the most important tasks of my life which I have been dreaming about the same since many years. Now I am so close to the completion that it's going to be a really great day when I achieve this. 
New Year Resolutions - Week 14 Achievements & Failures #TheLifesWay
4. Entertainment - Watched Sharmaji Namkeen movie which I really loved watching with Rishi Kapoor and Juhi Chawla acting in them along with Paresh Rawal. This will be the first movie where an actor has done some of the left scenes due to the death of another and the transition is so good that you feel great watching the overall movie. The Show Must Go On...

5. Launch Events - I attended Xiaomi virtual launch event as well as Dell Tech Byte Webinar virtually. I got some goodies from Dell Technologies which is a Cellini Lumbar Pillow to go on my gaming chair. I enjoyed participating in some of the online contests on Twitter and Facebook and let's see if I managed to win the same or not in the coming days? 

6. Thank You - I did around 60000 Thank You during this week and did really less of daily prayers as the office work took real precedence. I am not in a mood to calculate what number I have reached so far in the first quarter and it doesn't matter also as it will only increase my pride and not make me humble so better to keep it the same way. 

This first week has been a simple one but as you continue to live the same day in and day out is really difficult. It's been the 14th week now but I am enjoying the journey because even if I am not able to achieve everything I am able to do something with a consistent focus. Focus is something that you should always aspire to achieve on a daily basis. Thanks!!!

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