Wednesday, June 12, 2013
My friend who sold his music system : A true story about happiness and leadership
They say, "Wise men think alike."
Well, do they? I doubt.
But I'm sure 'Happy Men' think alike, because they are successful in and on their own terms, so remain ever happy even when chips are down.
Circumstances and situations don't really bother them, as they know how to create Happiness out of nothing, or, for that matter, out of anything, everything.
I know one such guy who has been staying abroad for long, exposed to global culture for many years, but still is 100% Indian at heart, who loves his origin and cares for people... known, unknown, inconsequential.
As I confirmed, he loves his origin, so he has decided to come back to
his motherland. India
And in this crime, he has me with him because he understands my HQ - Happiness Quotient - so do I understand his.
Easier thought and said than done. Since wrapping things up just like that from an international market is not a child's play, as life in reality is not governed by Bollywood.
Disposal of things takes time, and the mental shift also takes its toll.
Nevertheless, he began the relocation process with his favourite music system, so as to get rid of some emotional baggage which he cannot carry all the way to
So, he gave an ad in newspapers and kept the selling price of the item at Rs. 6,375/- in Indian currency.
A pair, seeing each other, saw that ad and turned up. They have been working at a small restaurant. The guy loves music and the girl loves the guy. The girl saved some money which was around Rs. 4,250/- while the guy had around Rs. 1,700/-. And if they paid for the music system, they would need to go back home by walking, which was impossible given the distance they came from.
Hence, my friend did a simple job. He took only Rs. 4,250/-, gifted them with a big carry bag to help them carry the MS, and then drove them, personally, to the station from where they could catch up a train back home, Happily!
Though he could afford to give away the system for free, but he didn't. For, he didn't want to spoil their joy of purchase with his act of donation. So, he rather restrained his emotion and didn't go overboard to show his greatness, as, to him, for obvious reason, his benevolence was not that important in comparison with two humble persons' glory of pride and possession.
While, the buying experience was a success to them… evoking Happiness, it would have been absolutely ridiculous and, of course, very cruel to hurt their sentiments had my friend tried to turn a demigod of freebies.
Thankfully, he didn’t do anything silly; instead, kept his calm and accepted the money whatever amount the said couple was able to pay to him.
Actually, he could manage to do so, because his mind was in the right channel all through the negotiation process that helped him think, perfectly, thanks to those human values he developed and evolved in him, besides his inherent ones, through proper Training.
And ever since that Training made him an always Happy person, he has been able to understand and empathise others rather easily and naturally with an infallible precision.
The good effect of Congruence is very much evident in him.
This, more often than not, helps him lead himself, as well as others, on the path of Happiness that eventually helps his Interpersonal Relationships to a large extent. Consequently, drop in Motivation on his part is hardly experienced and, as a result, others also tend to feel quite motivated in his company all the time.
It proves ‘Motivation by Happiness’ is pretty infectious and effective.
So, what might happen next is, that couple could also feel good about themselves and, in the process, about life. Therefore they might indulge in Happiness as well and then try to spread their Positive Vibes all around. And if they do so, their performance at work got to get better, as Happy Employees are More Productive, and it's a proven fact.
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