Heather Bresch, what we can learn from her!

Heather Bresch

Introduction: Heather is the CEO of Mylan, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based pharmaceutical corporation that describes itself as the third largest generics and specialty pharmaceutical company in the world

Age: 44


I came across one of the most amazing human beings. Heather had a very humble beginning in life. She was the daughter of West Virginia U.S. Senator and former West Virginia governor Joe Manchin.  She got her first job with Mylan when her father, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va, ran into the then-CEO and co-founder Milan “Mike” Puskar at a college basketball game and mentioned that his daughter, a recent graduate, was job hunting. Though she might have gotten her foot in the door thanks to paternal intervention, she’s ascended to CEO at the generic drug company on her own. Steve Clemons of The Atlantic writes, “spending time with her, it becomes immediately clear that her intellectual dexterity with the details of running a global pharmaceuticals business has nothing to do with family connections.” Bresch transitioned from company president to company CEO in 2012 and became in charge of approximately 18,000 employees. Barron’s reports Mylan’s earnings have risen more than 25 percent in the last year that Bresch has been CEO.

Bresch was named one of Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women In Business” in 2012. In 2009, she was named one of the top women in the global pharmaceutical industry by FiercePharma.

Career Lesson: Humble beginnings and success aren’t mutually exclusive. Bresch started at the bottom, literally, when she began working for Mylan in 1992. She was responsible for typing drug labels on bottles in the basement of one of the company’s West Virginia plants. And at 44, she looks perfectly in shape. She follows a very strict fitness regime. Mylan’s mission is to provide the world’s 7 billion people access to high quality medicine. She is dedicated to improve the health of people on this planet and she herself manages to be healthy and fit.

Over the course of her 20-year career at the company, Bresch has been a champion of initiatives and policy changes aimed at removing barriers that hinder patient access to high quality medicine. Some of Bresch’s key policy priorities include working to ensure that everyone living with HIV/AIDS has access to treatment. She is a stand for every human being to have a perfect health and hence Peak energy level.

A lot to learn from you, Heather! Thanks for being who you are!


Let Go! (enquiry)

(19th November 2012, meditating and then watching Brahma Kumari interview)

My experiments with meditating on “Let Go!” What is Let Go!

I was wondering about the term “LET GO”. We have heard about it in our lives. We have always struggled with the true meaning of this term. I have always realized that Let Go doesn’t happen in actions, it happens in my way od being. What does We have been coached by our elders to letgo of our emotion. Buddhism talks about Letting Go of your worldy attachments, to attain Nirvana. When detachment doesn’t lead to anything.

Why “Let Go!”

Let go!

First I want to bring to the table the fact that we want to keep our attachments because we are scared to lose them. I love my parents, I am attached to my mom very strongly. I cant think of life without my mom and dad. I am also attached with my sister. And I am attached with my friends. There are some special friends I have whom I cant think of leaving. By the way, let Go doesn’t mean that you have to leave the person, get separatd from that person. I am so much attached to my computer, to my dumbbells, to my protein shake, to my hair style and to way I look. I feel upset when there is anything that  goes wrong related to the things that I am attached to.

I just cant “Let Go!” of the attachment. I am attached to my school friends so much that I miss them everyday in my life. I listen to music and imagine the good times that  I have shared with my friends. I remember my school days very clearly. Today I also got a dream from my school days, I was playing Football. The team consisted of my friends from school, namely, Sansheel, Manmohan, Siddharth, Rahul Dadhwal, Sharad, Shrikant, Regin, Mehek (the only girl in the team), etc. I was blown as I remember the whole dream very clearly. Was it attachment?

I depend on these things outside of me for my happiness. Not all the time, but Yes most of the time I do depend on others for my happiness. If my ex-girlfriend would have been nice to me, I would be happy. Then I realized that I got to “Let Go!” of the attachment. Not by doing something, but by consciously getting my being to get detached from that relationship. I need to accept the facts and reality as it is and “Let Go” of the expectations. When we are dependent on others, we claim that Happiness. Your soul is alone. Your atma is personal and actually cant get attached to anyone else.

Indifference is not detachment.

Detachment actually brings you closer to that person.

Love is in its purest form when you are detached with that person. Love is a Possibility of Unconditional Acceptance. It is Compassion, Emotions, Taking care of the other person, Commitment, Innocence, Integrity, Trust, faith. Sometimes love is also painful.

Art of Dying. Talking less, keeping quit throughout the major portion of the day. Your thoughts will not run your decisions in life. Your thoughts will loosen its grip in your life. Because “You are not your thoughts”. I want to express this by just elaborating on the fact, that life is ONGOING.

Talk less, talk sweet, talk intentional and straight .Make a difference with your talk. I just want to add that Talk consistent to your word. Honoring your word in the matter will bring you true detachment. The art of living in “What so”.

Now the question that arises for me, What to do in life when I have Let Go of every attachment? Work. Focussing on honoring my word and focusing on my work is all that my purpose is. Why?

And also if my soul is individualistic and separate and non-attachable, then what is the meaning of soul-mate?

What is soulmate? My next enquiry? Let me wonder about it.

Music also leads to Peak Energy!

Aashiqui-2 is an upcoming Indian romantic action film directed by Mohit Suri, starring Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles. The film is scheduled to release on 26 April 2013 in India.

Listen to these songs and I can guarantee you that you will feel MUCH MORE ENERGETIC!

The Gates-Jobs way!

Bill Gates

15 college dropouts who made it big!

You don’t need a college degree to be wealthy. This is a list of some inspiring billionaire college dropouts.

-Bill Gates

Bill Gates is an American businessman, investor, inventor and philanthropist. He is one of the best known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Gates is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft. Apart from being criticized for his business tactics, he consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people.

-Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs is best known as the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apple Inc and sometimes referred to as ‘master of innovation’. Jobs was responsible for the development and success of iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone and iPad among other products and services offered by Apple. Jobs propelled Apple to become one of the most valuable companies internationally. Apart from attracting a lot of wealth, jobs received a number of honors and public recognition for his influence in the technology and music industries.

Mark Zuckerberg

-Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zukerberg is a popular internet entrepreneur who co-founded the social networking site, Facebook. He is the chairman and chief executive of Facebook Inc. Also, the founding of Facebook was made into a major Hollywood movie, The Social Network. This self made billionaire is named among the wealthiest and most influential people in the world.

-Lawrence Ellison

Lawrence Ellison is popularly known as Larry Ellison is an American business magnate, cofounder and chief executive of one of the world’s leading enterprise software companies, Oracle Corporation. He left the University of Illinois after his second year and is now ranked among one of the wealthy people in the world.

-Michael Dell

Michael Dell is the founder and chief executive of Dell Inc., one of the world’s leading sellers of personal computers. He is ranked among the world’s richest people in the Forbes Billionaire list. On January 5, 2013 it was announced that Michael Dell had bid to take Dell Inc. private for $24.4 billion in the biggest leveraged buyout since the Great Recession.

-Gautam Adani

Gautam Adani is an Indian entrepreneur and a self made billionaire. He is the chairman of Adani Group, a company whose core businesses are commodities trading, edible oil manufacturing, Mundra port operations and distribution of natural gas. He is recognized among the 100 most influential businessmen worldwide in shipping trade and developing shipping related infrastructure.

-Vinod Goenka

Vinod Goenka is an Indian billionaire real estate developer and co-founder of DB Realty. He has over 26 years of industry experience in the construction and real estate industry. Under his leadership, DB Realty was listed on both the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in 2010. He is considered to be one of worlds richest and also featured in Forbes magazine for his net worth.

-Shahid Balwa

Shahid Balwa is an entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India. He is one of the promoters of Mumbai-based DB Group, one of India’s largest real estate developers. Balwa dropped out of college and entered the family’s hotel business before he partnered with billionaire real estate developer Vinod Goenka to form DB Group. Balwa is known amongst the 10 youngest billionaires in the world.

-Subhash Chandra

Subhash Chandra is referred to as the Media Moghul of India after he revolutionized the television industry by launching the country’s first satellite television channel Zee TV in 1992. Credited with tremendous business astuteness, he is one of the few who made a fortune after dropping out of college.

-PNC Menon

Puthan Neduvakkatt Chenthamaraksha Menon popularly known as PNC Menon is an Oman-based businessman hailing from Palakkad, Kerala. He is the founder and Chairman Emeritus of Bangalore-based construction company Sobha Developers Limited. Menon is also ranked in Forbes world billionaire list.

-Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich is a Russian business tycoon and the main owner of the private investment company Millhouse LLC. Outside Russia he is known as the owner of Chelsea Football Club, an English Premier League football team. He is regularly featured in the Forbes richest list. Also, in February 2013, Abramovich docked his $1.5 billion yacht Eclipse, the world’s largest, in New York City.

-Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren is an American fashion designer and business executive, best known for his Polo Ralph Lauren clothing brand. He is a college dropout who heads a highly successful, international corporation producing billions in revenues. As of September 2012, Forbes estimates his wealth at $6.5 billion dollars.

-Stanley Ho

Stanley Ho is a Hong Kong and Macanese businessperson who has earned the nickname ‘The King of Gambling’. He owns many properties in both Hong Kong and Macau and has taken part in many kinds of business including entertainment, tourism, shipping, real estate, banking, and air transport. He is also Macau’s wealthiest person and amongst the wealthiest in Asia.

-Eike Batista

Eike Batista is a Brazilian businessperson who made a fortune in mining and oil and gas exploration. He is currently the chairman of Brazilian conglomerate EBX Group. He is considered to be the richest person in Brazil and one of the wealthiest people in the world.

-Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson is the chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corporation. He also owns the Israeli daily newspaper Israel HaYom. As of October 2012, Adelson is listed as the 24th richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of 21.8 billion.

These successful people din’t wait for the degrees to give them the credentials. Their PEAK PERFORMANCE happened because they caused it for themselves. So its all about being intentional about what you want and CAUSING it. One more thing common between these guys is that they “wanted to make a difference out there!”.

I am proud to be born in this century to witness such great human beings and their greatest inventions and creations!

So what are you going to create? (Same question for me as well)

Trying to “get motivated” can often make matters worse.

Trying to “get motivated” can often make matters worse.

Fortunately, there’s a powerful alternative, crystallized by the psychology writerJulie Fast in a pithy eight-word phrase: “Don’t wait until you feel like doing something.” When you’re mired in negative emotions about work, resist the urge to try to stamp them out. Instead, get a little distance — step away from your desk, focus on your breath for a few seconds — and then just feel the negativity, without trying to banish it. Then take action alongside the emotion. Usually, the negative feelings will soon dissipate. Even if they don’t, you’ll be a step closer to a meaningful achievement.

This approach is one aspect of what’s known in Buddhism as “non-attachment”, and it’s no surprise that one of its foremost practitioners, the Japanese psychiatrist Shoma Morita, was heavily influenced by Zen. As James Hill, a contemporary practitioner of Morita Therapy, points out, many of our most significant achievements get done despite the absence of enthusiasm: “Is it accurate to assume that we must ‘overcome’ fear to jump off the high dive at the pool, or increase our confidence before we ask someone out for a date?” he asks. “If it was, most of us would still be waiting to do these things.”

Morita himself had some startling advice for those afflicted by procrastination and other woes: “Give up on yourself.” He meant that trying to stop being “a procrastinator” or ” a lazy person”  was a distracting waste of time; what mattered was action. “Go ahead and be the best imperfect person you can be,” he went on, “and get started on those things you want to accomplish before you die.” Don’t worry about getting motivated.

Just get going.

How about you?

What are your techniques for getting things done when the spark of enthusiasm isn’t there?

Stop Self Sabotaging!

Why do we do self-sabotaging?

Sometimes, it makes sense to quit a creative Project, but other times, that’s not an option. Maybe you need to turn in your thesis to complete your degree program, or finish a client project to maintain your professional reputation, or put up your portfolio so you can apply for jobs. You want to cut your losses and move on—maybe even pretend it never happened.

But in reality, you can’t move forward professionally until you get out of your head and into action.

If you find yourself feeling like a victim to a creative project, follow these steps to empower yourself. I’ve seen them work with time coaching clients around the world, and I believe they can help you break the inertia and see real progress—starting now.

Take ownership, and stop the blame game

When you feel like the victim of your circumstances, you spend copious amounts of time blaming everything and everyone around you. Although it may feel good to vent about your stupid computer or annoying degree requirements, this attitude won’t get you anywhere.

Instead, you need to go back to the point at which you did make a choice such as when you signed up for the masters program, took on the client project, or decided to pursue an artistic career. Then accept the fact that whatever project you need to finish now is a natural consequence of your decisions, not some unreasonable burden placed upon you. (Except for a few instances of extreme familial pressure, almost everyone can trace back their current situation to some point at which they did make an autonomous choice.) After you’ve come to terms with the fact that you are responsible for where you find yourself now, you can stop brooding and replace the thought, “Woe is me!” with the question, “What can I do to move forward?”

Acknowledge avoidance and focus on moving forward

Once you’ve shifted your mindset from that of a victim to that of a self-determining individual, you need to do something about your actions. People operating in the victim mode have a tendency to fill their schedules with everything but what they say is most important. This avoidance through busyness allows them to justify their lack of progress.

Common traps include seemingly “productive” activities like maintaining a spotless inbox that gives you a surface-level feeling of control and some quick positive feedback but is a thinly veiled cover up for the fact that you have huge gaps in your effectiveness. If this sounds like you, get honest about how you spend your hours so that you “don’t have time” for what you actually need to do. Then start to either eliminate or limit the time investment you make in these less essential activities so you have space for the important.

Chunk your tasks into smaller steps

If you’ve attempted to avoid a project for months or even years, thinking in detail about the entire scope of the project can leave you discouraged instead of encouraged. Here’s how one of my time coaching clients described it: “If I look at the end goal, it’s the equivalent of staring at a mountain’s summit. Instead, I need to look at the few next steps ahead.”

Let’s say the dreaded project involves completing your portfolio so you can apply for new jobs. Your next few baby steps could include: Finding the slides you’ve already made, gathering your other work, and looking over the projects to pick which ones you’ll include. Once you’ve done these three steps, the next few will become evident. Focus on small, easy wins to keep the project from feeling insurmountable.

Enlist cheerleaders

The initial process of accumulating even small, easy wins will require a great deal of courage because you’ll likely need to break through a thick wall of guilt, fear, and regret. One of the best ways to make it to the other side is to enlist people who will give you loads of positive feedback for any action steps in the right direction. This affirmation along the way will increase your motivation to progress toward your goal even if the final completion and the accompanying rewards still stand a long way off.

De-prioritize results and acknowledge progress

Once you’ve taken ownership and begun to make meaningful progress toward your goal, you may still face some internal resistance. This often stems from the fact that despite all of your rhetoric to the contrary, you do care very deeply about this project and really want it to turn out well. When you start to notice yourself worrying about what people will think about your finished product, you can tell yourself these truths:

  • Doing something is better than doing nothing.
  • This is only a draft—I can always come back and edit it.
  • I can’t know whether or not people will be happy, but I can focus on doing what I know how to do well.

By focusing on the process instead of the results, you’ll create a safe environment for gradual progress toward your ultimate goal.

How about you?

Have you found yourself stuck on a must-do project?

How did you breakthrough the inertia?


ARTICLE FROM: http://99u.com/articles/14627/victim-no-more-how-to-stop-self-sabotaging