Music – An Effective Way To Maintain Composure

People often tell me that I am a multifaceted personality. I guess they are right; after all, apart from being the Promoter-Managing Director of Zicom Group, a variety of interests and hobbies help me challenge myself and keep up with the times. Biking, for instance, is one hobby I wholeheartedly pursue, as I have shared with you all earlier. Another activity that I enjoy to partake in is music. Whether it is listening to a few favorite tracks or picking up the microphone to sing a number, music provides me with a different and amazing level of peace and composure.

While there are many genres I love, Old Hindi music never fails to fascinate me and create positive vibes around me. Music from ace composers like R.D. Burman and Laxmikant-Pyarelal has always been evergreen in my eyes, and will always be. Apart from just listening, though, I sometimes prefer to entertain my close ones by singing a song or two. Music-based events have always been one of my favorite kinds, as they keep me engrossed in the impressive skill that I see before me.

Music is much more than an amalgamation of various instruments played together with perfection; it is something that touches your soul. No matter who it is, there is at least one song which successfully touches them deep inside. Music has the power to express what mere words cannot, and that is just one fine aspect of this magical art. I have also performed at certain events myself, and one of the most memorable ones of the lot would be my performance of the song ‘Main Shayar Toh Nahin’ from the film Bobby. Fortunately, I could get my hands on a good video clip of the performance, which I would like to share with you all.

 

In spite of being able to sing confidently in public, I do not really consider myself to be a perfect performer as of yet. The process of learning never stops and the same applies here. For me, music has always been one of the most effective ways to channel emotions, and most importantly, a very crucial medium to spread love around. So, every time you get a chance to perform, seize it, or you would miss out on a golden opportunity to connect with yourself!

The 6 Fs Of Any Person

Life today has become a game of uncertainty. We all wonder how to get a feeling of stability, certainty and security at all times. I believe that if life is lived in a disciplined way, one can always have a steady flow in their day-to-day activities. While disciplining oneself is definitely no cakewalk, self-discipline is surely attainable. I go about my life following what I call ‘The 6 Fs Of Any Person’. The points that I am about to mention help me live my live in a simpler, more systematic and peaceful way, while keeping me on the right path.

Stay Focused

You always have to be focused in what you do. You could be anything, right from a blue-collar worker to the CEO of a company – it is important to focus on your job in order to achieve the best out of work, and most importantly, yourself. A focused person can concentrate better, and can also go on to do bigger, better things in their professional and personal lives. It is imperative to find your correct point of focus in order to begin climbing the ladder of success.

Be Fast

Time is money. This adage becomes even more valid to us since we are living in a fast-moving world. You cannot afford to be wasting time on anything. The key is to invest your time, even when you are enjoying yourself. The way you allocate your time to different activities is what matters the most. While working at a good pace is good, it is equally important to not compromise on the quality of your work. Proper utilization and management of time is crucial today, and if wastage is avoided, you can always be ahead of the game.

Have Fun Doing What You Do; Even Your Job

As of today, our jobs are one of the most crucial parts of our lives. So, if you do not enjoy what you do, you will end up frustrated and professionally dissatisfied. Find out what interests you the most, and go on to pursue it. Always be ready to learn more and expand your horizons. If you have fun while doing what you do, you will be a satisfied, peaceful person on both your personal and professional fronts.

Be Flexible

Being disciplined does not necessarily equal being rigid. You should always keep room for unforeseen things, so that situations can be handled properly. It is always a good practice to anticipate upcoming tasks that may have the potential to wreck your schedules.

Being Fit

This one also goes without saying. A fit body always results in a fit mind, thereby fostering an environment for good, productive thoughts to thrive. No matter what your age is, it is always crucial to maintain the required fitness levels for overall health and well-being. It is not just about being physically fit; being mentally fit and happy also does wonders.

Fish Off

When things don’t seem to be working out, we usually try to fix the situation and make them work. But, in many situations, it is not a feasible choice to stay. Therefore, you should just choose to fish off and move on. Leaving at the right time saves you a lot of unnecessary mental pain and pressure, while also saving you from investing your precious time in something that does not need it.

While you should always leave out some time for fun and games, it is always crucial to get your life on track with a system like this. A disciplined person leads a more systematic, fruitful and happy life in the long run. Always remember: discipline is a virtue that takes you a long way. So, why wait? It’s never too late to change things and be the best you deserve to be.

Biking – An Activity That Moves The Soul

When it comes to hobbies, I am a person who has an array of activities to indulge in for recreation. Whether it is watching a good movie or listening to good music, the simpler things in life have always been integral in my cool-down process. If I am asked to pick one activity to get a much-needed break from the corporate jungle, my first choice would be biking. A nice, long bike expedition is what helps me the best in going off the grid and rejuvenating.

Biking has much more to offer me than a journey in a four-wheeler. I personally believe that journeys in four-wheelers move the body, while a nice, long ride on a two-wheeler moves the soul. Being an avid biker, I own a 1600cc Harley Davidson Fat Boy, which I love taking out for long distance expeditions throughout the country. As of now, my proudest expeditions are the ones I took to Goa and the Wagah Border. Contrary to most riders who go for speed and timing, I prefer a nice, slow cruise on whichever path I have chosen to traverse.

Basically, apart from my professional goals, one of my prime goals in life is to explore the entire country on my motorbike. It is true; there is no better way to explore the country than by travelling through the picturesque landscapes it has to offer to all of us. It is not about reaching the destination and planning the return it is about enjoying every minute, every second of the journey and exploring new places, new things and finding yourself in the process.

Apart from being a mode to escape the concrete jungles, biking has a lot more to offer to a rider. On an average biking expedition, one learns better reflexes, living out of their comfort zone and also to experience a journey in a way like never before. You might come across many obstacles on your route, and improved reflexes help you take better action to avoid them. Of course, it is about getting your hands dirty and learning for yourself, but over time, a person can get better control over handling the bike during expeditions.

If asked what biking offers me, I would have a million things to say. But what I majorly get out of biking trips is a chance to de-stress and escape the chaotic corporate life for a few days. Since biking is also about riding alone for long periods of time, I also get a chance to introspect in peace, about everything that is going on and how it can be made better. There is no better place and time to think things through than what you consider as your refuge, your haven.

Biking improves one more aspect of life – brotherhood. You would not be going away on expeditions all alone, right? So, when I go long distance with fellow bikers, a feeling of mutual brotherhood is fostered among all of us. We learn to live with each other, deal with problems collectively and have fun as a whole.

Like I said, biking has a lot to offer to everyone. It is not just about riding a two-wheeler; it’s about indulging in an experience and exploring a new place; it is about feeding your wanderlust and quenching the thirst for finding new things; and ultimately, it is about finding yourself.