2007-01-16

Thinking my way to winning

If someone thought that travel was a reason why I may have left consulting, the answer is....... not necessarily. It is staying away from my wife which was the uncomfortable part of the travel. My current job will involve travel, perhaps as much as there was in consulting. But I get to 'choose' the dates (more often than not) of travel and I can do morning-evening or a-night-away-from-home trips. Definitely better. Also, to me, being in the market, winning deals, and owning P&L are much more satisfying.

I am in Hyderabad (I am going to cover Andhra Pradesh corporate banking market as well as a part of my portfolio). I spent some time with the local team today talking about our goals and how we can get there. As I spoke with the team mates, I was time and again drawn to only one thought - What we can achieve is limited but only by our thinking. As we all know - one thing common to all of us is that, we do not optimally utilize our capabilities. By how much we are away from the optimal value differs from person to person. Some people are much more incapable of realizing their potential capabilities.

As I formulate the plans and think about the exeuction methods to achieve the goals for the next year, I will constantly remind myself and others of this. I am sure what we are asked to achieve will be left far behind by what we will actually end up achieving.

5 comments:

Giks said...

cant agree more! - its all in the mind, unless we think beyond what we can seemingly achieve, we wont reach where we can get! - Aim for the sky, and u'll at least reach on top of the Petronas Towers!

BTW am really happy that u started blogging again!

Bhaskar said...

Feels good to read u r posts again..Good luck.

Chandra said...

I guess it is difficult for most people to imagine why you would have left a "Consulting" job for something like banking but having known you for a year now ( so i claim :-) ) , i can say that you would end up as a far far more successful - banker than you would end up as a Consultant.

Anonymous said...

Hey congrats for HDFC ..this is sudhir nemani ( was with coromandel fertilisers with sankar sunramaniam , met u on ISB campus as well couple of times...) i hope u remember ..i have joined Deutsche bank, Mumbai as an analyst...it would be gr8 if u can mail me ur phonenumber and email id i tried reaching u on ur old number but in vain.. my id is sudhir18n@yahoo.com...All the best for ur future

sudhir

itheabsolute said...

Hi GIKS

Good that I have company is what I think. Thnx. Hope to be regular in blogging

Bhaskar

THnx for the nice words

Chandra

You summarized why I took this decision. Thnx


Sudhir

Congrats on ur new job. Does this mean your ISB plans have been shelved? Do well.

u can reach me at vijay.mulbagal@yahoo.com

thanks

cheers

2007-01-16

Thinking my way to winning

If someone thought that travel was a reason why I may have left consulting, the answer is....... not necessarily. It is staying away from my wife which was the uncomfortable part of the travel. My current job will involve travel, perhaps as much as there was in consulting. But I get to 'choose' the dates (more often than not) of travel and I can do morning-evening or a-night-away-from-home trips. Definitely better. Also, to me, being in the market, winning deals, and owning P&L are much more satisfying.

I am in Hyderabad (I am going to cover Andhra Pradesh corporate banking market as well as a part of my portfolio). I spent some time with the local team today talking about our goals and how we can get there. As I spoke with the team mates, I was time and again drawn to only one thought - What we can achieve is limited but only by our thinking. As we all know - one thing common to all of us is that, we do not optimally utilize our capabilities. By how much we are away from the optimal value differs from person to person. Some people are much more incapable of realizing their potential capabilities.

As I formulate the plans and think about the exeuction methods to achieve the goals for the next year, I will constantly remind myself and others of this. I am sure what we are asked to achieve will be left far behind by what we will actually end up achieving.

5 comments:

Giks said...

cant agree more! - its all in the mind, unless we think beyond what we can seemingly achieve, we wont reach where we can get! - Aim for the sky, and u'll at least reach on top of the Petronas Towers!

BTW am really happy that u started blogging again!

Bhaskar said...

Feels good to read u r posts again..Good luck.

Chandra said...

I guess it is difficult for most people to imagine why you would have left a "Consulting" job for something like banking but having known you for a year now ( so i claim :-) ) , i can say that you would end up as a far far more successful - banker than you would end up as a Consultant.

Anonymous said...

Hey congrats for HDFC ..this is sudhir nemani ( was with coromandel fertilisers with sankar sunramaniam , met u on ISB campus as well couple of times...) i hope u remember ..i have joined Deutsche bank, Mumbai as an analyst...it would be gr8 if u can mail me ur phonenumber and email id i tried reaching u on ur old number but in vain.. my id is sudhir18n@yahoo.com...All the best for ur future

sudhir

itheabsolute said...

Hi GIKS

Good that I have company is what I think. Thnx. Hope to be regular in blogging

Bhaskar

THnx for the nice words

Chandra

You summarized why I took this decision. Thnx


Sudhir

Congrats on ur new job. Does this mean your ISB plans have been shelved? Do well.

u can reach me at vijay.mulbagal@yahoo.com

thanks

cheers