Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Free Chapter ― Professor M.S.Rao’s Award-Winning Book “Spark: The Power to Become Big is Within You!”

Dear friends,

Here is the free chapter of my award-winning book “Spark: The Power to Become Big is Within You!” You may share your thoughts about this book on social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it and I shall move the world.” — Archimedes

Welcome to Spark: The Power to Become Big is Within You! Basically, I author books on executive education, coaching, and leadership. But this book on self-help is to help you find out what makes people succeed. During many years of experience as an educator, trainer, speaker, and researcher, I helped many people unlock their potential and achieve greatness in their lives. In my leadership development training programs, several senior leaders often asked me the following question: What makes some individuals excel as extraordinary achievers? In fact, there are some unique habits, principles, and practices that convert ordinary individuals into extraordinary achievers. Since I am on a sabbatical currently, I decided to author a book to help people identify those habits and practices to achieve greatness in their lives. Additionally, my role throughout my life has been to inspire people to excel as extraordinary achievers and leaders in their lives.

I am mostly self-taught because I don’t have any mentor or guru. During my 35 years of diversified experience that includes military, teaching, training, research, and consultancy, I read thousands of books and inspired many people in the world with my physical interaction, books, and articles on social media.

What Makes Some People Stand Out?

Do you know what makes some people stand out from others? Do you know what habits are essential to achieving greatness in your life? Do you know why some leaders stand taller beyond their lifetimes? The answer to all these questions is that they possess some unique habits and adopt unconventional approaches and practices.  In fact, there is a pattern of unique practices and habits that convert ordinary individuals into extraordinary individuals and extraordinary individuals into inspiring individuals. When you understand and apply them effectively you can unlock your hidden potential to achieve greatness in your life.

Extraordinary people are ordinary people with extraordinary attitude and habits. They do things with a different approach and attitude. They don’t let events control them. Instead, they control the events and take things forward. They don’t blame circumstances. Instead, they work with what they have with a positive attitude. They make things fall into place. Succinctly, they make things happen and excel as extraordinary achievers.                                                                           

Ignite Your Spark

We all have spark within us but we seldom understand how to ignite it. When we know how to ignite our spark, we will be able to unlock our hidden potential and achieve extraordinary success. Here are 21 habits, practices and tools to ignite your spark and unleash the leader in you:
  1. Acquire Self-Awareness
  2. Discover Your Biological Clock
  3. Be an Early Riser
  4. Exercise Every Day
  5. Acquire Internal Locus of Control
  6. Visualize Effectively
  7. Equip with Affirmations
  8. Use Your Internal Dialogue Effectively
  9. Strengthen Your Subconscious Mind
  10. Journal Regularly
  11. Read Avidly
  12. Improve Your Memory
  13. Improve Your Concentration
  14. Practice Yoga Daily
  15. Perform Underwater Meditation
  16. Practice for 21 Days
  17. Cultivate Mindfulness
  18. Acquire Emotional Intelligence
  19. Take Feedback
  20. Be Persistent
  21. Learn, Unlearn and Relearn

Treat these 21 tools as 21 bricks of your brand. Cement these bricks to build an everlasting leadership brand by practicing regularly to fast-track your career and provide meaning to your life.  Malcolm Gladwell emphasizes that the key to high levels of success in any field is practicing a specific task for a total of about 10,000 hours. Hence, invest your precious time on your passionate areas for 10,000 hours to become a successful professional and leader.

Help locate the fish. Show the opportunities as most people grope in darkness. Help people discover their talents and ask them to build skills around their talents. Inspire them to unlock their potential.


A study by Dr. John Hagelin shows that we are using at most 5% of the potential of the human mind. 100% of human potential is the result of proper education. So imagine a world where people are using their full mental and emotional potential. To conclude, the human mind is very powerful and you must know how to channel it effectively. By acquiring these habits and adopting time tested tools and techniques you can unleash your hidden power to achieve greatness in your life. 

Thanks for reading!

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