There are two main reasons you aren’t producing the results you want now.Not Enough ActivityThe first reason you aren’t producing the results you want right now is because you aren’t taking enough action to produce them. There is no harvest in the Fall if you do not plant in the Spring.Activity is what produces results, not desire, not intentions, and not luck. If you really desire a certain result, you’ll do the work necessary to produce it. Otherwise, it’s just talk. Intentions are important, but only when coupled with action. You can grow old waiting for luck to find you; she only looks for hustlers.If you aren’t where you want to be right now, it’s very likely that you aren’t doing what is necessary to get there. If you were, you would already have what you want.Not The Right ActivityMaybe you are taking massive action and still aren’t where you want to be, even though that’s less likely to be true.You may believe that the activity you are taking isn’t the right activity. Before you decide that this is the case, you have to honestly determine whether or not you’ve done enough of that activity to get the results you want. Have you gone all in? Would some impartial party know exactly what you were trying to accomplish by looking at the actions you are taking, believing it to be an extraordinary effort?You also have to decide whether you’ve done enough activity for long enough to get the results you want. Some outcome you want require persistence, and that’s why so few produce those outcomes. It rarely makes sense to switch strategies and tactics without first executing against what you believe to be right.All that said, if what you are doing isn’t working, treat each failure as feedback, and then change your approach. Find a model, someone who is already producing the result you want, and look for clues as to what they are doing differently. Repeat this until you find something that works, and then go all in.The obstacles to success are almost exclusively internal. Even when they are not, with enough energy and effort applied consistently over time, the obstacle will yield.
Fatehgarh Heritage Renaissance Resort in Udaipur uses wind and solar energyFew states of India are as evocative as Rajasthan–the very name conjures up images of medieval forts and flamboyant palaces, havelis and temples, castles on hilltops, picturesque villages and colourful fairs. Today, keeping with the times, Rajasthan’s heritage entrepreneurs are incorporating audio-tours, son et lumiore, alternative technologies for power generation or water harvesting. Nowhere is the change more apparent than in the cities of Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaipur.Udaipur updateA cooking demonstration in progress at Deogarh MahalUdaipur has long been the epitome of Rajasthan’s romance since an island palace of the Maharanas was converted into the stunningly beautiful hotel with five-star trappings. One of the most exciting new heritage developments of Udaipur is Fatehgarh Heritage Renaissance Resort built from the remains of a demolished castle moved to the site from about 150 km away, supplemented with architectural fragments and doors from other heritage properties. Climb to the terrace and the glass-walled restaurant offers a breathtaking view of the lakes. There is much focus on eco and social conscious measures–an energy efficient design that makes the most of air movement and natural light, a wind turbine and solar panels that account for more than half the power consumption of the property, a water harvesting system inspired by medieval stepwell architecture, indigenous plantations to make a home for wildlife, local employment and a focus on using locally available materials. Vintage collections are still popular in the StateIf you are looking for a place to dine on a romantic night out, Udaipur is becoming known for those too–the Whistling Teal is a beautiful garden restaurant with a bar furnished with saddles and a coffee lounge; the park-like Ambrai has a view across the lake to the island palaces, the aptly named Sunset View Terrace in the City Palace complex, and the recently opened Raaj Bagh, which, as the name suggests, is done in colonial style with old dressers, antique furniture and vintage cars in a covered area.Like the properties, Udaipur’s shopping scene is also taking a modern twist–the Bougainvillaea Art Gallery showcases contemporary paintings, sculpture and artworks in aesthetically pleasing interiors with an ambience to match, Andraab is an attractive showroom recently opened for Kashmiri shawls and other handcrafted textile products, the trendy Ganesh Art Emporium, the Pristine Gallery, and galleries of individual artists.New entriesTraditional food is still popular in the StateAs you head up NH-8 from Udaipur towards Delhi, you come to one of Rajasthan’s most fairy-tale heritage hotels–Deogarh Mahal which rises from an elevation in the middle of a village with hill views from its terraces. The 50 rooms are imaginatively designed to match the character of the property. For something more exclusive, head for the owner’s four-suite Fort Seengh Sagar set amid shimmering waters. The decor is Rajasthani yet chic and minimalistic, with rooms having distinctive features–a fountain, a rockery, a temple, stone art and even a jacuzzi.Jodhpur jauntRamgarh Lodge near Jaipur is now a Gateway HotelStraight out of a storybook is Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort, built in AD 1459. The new thing about the historical site is an audio-guided tour that will take you through the collections in the museum of princely memorabilia. At the end of the tour you come to the splendidly designed Museum Shop, which blends the fort’s old-world charm with contemporary visual merchandising to display art, artefacts, handicrafts, porcelain, jewellery, clothing and souvenirs. The display prompted an international magazine writer equalling the shop to being as good as an annexe of the New York’s Museum of Contemporary Art!Head from here to Raika Bagh and the Palace Road for Jodhpur’s superbly carpentered furniture, first-rate antique reproductions and handcrafted artefacts. There are some fun places to eat in this area–On-the-Rocks, as the name suggests, is a bar and restaurant in a rock garden along the imposing Ajit Bhawan Palace while Khaas Bagh has an arts and crafts gallery, a resort garden and a Bollywood themed dining area.A hidden gem in the city is MV Spice Shop in the Vegetable Market. The daughters of spice merchant, Mohanlal Verhomal, who was quite a legend among tourists, have come up with an extraordinarily innovative range of spice blends that they make at home from hand-ground spices. It is the place to buy anything from chai masala to a mutton curry mix.Jaipur goes contemporaryPolo tourism is catching up in the StateWhile Udaipur and Jodhpur remain old-worldly in their charm, Jaipur has burst out of its ‘Pink City’ shell with gleaming glass-and-steel shopping complexes, malls, supermarkets and multiplexes along its thoroughfare, Delhi-style plush new residential areas, and the ubiquitous CCDs, Baristas, fast food outlets and bars. But for visitors Jaipur is still about serious shopping. What is really exciting about shopping in Jaipur these days is the initiatives of the NGOs, cooperatives, self-help groups and artisanal families. A classic is Anokhi’s museum at the restored Chanwar Palkiwalon Ki haveli at Amber which won the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Conservation Award in 2000. Here you can watch craftsmen at work on block printing and woodcarving, learn about the history of block-printing besides experiencing the architecture of a haveli. It is just a few minutes away from Amber Fort, which now offers an audio-tour as well as a Sound and Light Show, with Gulzar’s words, Amitabh’s voice and music to match. Amber is also being given a makeover ahead of the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.The stylish showrooms of Anokhi and Fabindia in the city, the Soma on Jacob Road, the UN-supported Mojari which, as the name suggests, sells footwear from rural Rajasthan, and the blue pottery showroom called Kripal Kumbh, run by the daughters of the master ceramist Kripal Singh, are happening places to shop.Jaipur is also teeming with places to eat–from well-known names like Dasaprakash and Sankalp for South Indian food, Copper Chimney for North Indian, Little Italy, and so forth, to novel places like the Peacock Rooftop Restaurant or Om Tower Revolving Restaurant. Favourite evenings-out from Jaipur are village-theme restaurants like Chokhi Dhani, which also offers a range of folksy entertainments, an artisanal bazaar and camel and elephant rides.A couple of new options are also available for those who want to escape the city and yet not be too far from it. A good example of this is the Ramgarh Lodge, the former hunting lodge of the Maharajas of Jaipur, which is now a Gateway Hotel. And for a taste of something more energetic, get whisked away to Anokhi Farm outside Jaipur where you can learn the royal sport of polo. The training includes riding under supervision, stick-and-ball practice on wooden horses and practice chukkers.They say it’s just the beginning of modernisation. Let’s see what this year–the year of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi–spells for Rajasthan, its neighbour. advertisementadvertisement Fact fileFatehgarh–A Heritage Renaissance Resort Sisarma, Udaipur; tel: (0294) 241 3845Whistling Teal 103-Bhatiayani Chhohata, Udaipur; tel: 242 2067Ambrai Amet Haveli, Chandpole, Udaipur; tel: 243 1085Sunset View Terrace, City Palace Complex, UdaipurRaaj Bagh Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur; tel: 329 0228Bougainvillea Art Gallery Fatehsagar Lake, UdaipurAndraab New Fatehpura, Udaipur; tel: 242 3285Ganesh Art Emporium Jagdish Chowk, Udaipur; tel: 242 2864Pristine Gallery Bhattiyani Cohtta, Udaipur; tel: (0) 98291 84223Deogarh Mahal tel: (02904) 252 777; 253 333Fort Seengh Sagar Reservations through Deogarh MahalMehrangarh Fort Audio Tour Tel: (0291) 254 8790, 254 8992On-the-Rocks Circuit House Road, Jodhpur; tel: 251 0410Khaas Bagh Opp. Police Lines, Ratanada, Jodhpur; tel: 251 4513MV Spice Shop Clock Tower, Jodhpur; tel (0) 92520 00435;Anokhi Museum Amber Fort, Jaipur; tel: (0141) 253 0226Sound and Light Show at Amber Fort; 6.30 and 7.30p.m.Anokhi Jaipur; tel: 400 7244/45Fabindia MGF Mall, Jaipur; tel: 511 5997; Prithviraj Road; tel: 511 5992advertisementSoma 5 Jacob Road, Civil Lines, Jaipur; tel: 222 2778Mojari Vishwakarma Industrial Area, Jaipur; tel: 309 4260Kripal Kumbh Bani Park, Jaipur; tel: 220 1127Peacock Rooftop Restaurant Ajmer Road, Jaipur; tel: 237 3700Om Tower Revolving Restaurant MI Road, Jaipur; tel: 404 6666Chokhi Dhani Tonk Road, JaipurGateway Hotel Ramgarh Lodge One-hour drive from JaipurAnokhi Farm Tel: (01532) 275 0868
Mark Gatdula flirted with a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds in the loss that dropped the Titans to 0-3.Earlier, Diliman College-Gerry’s Grill compounded SMDC-NU’s woes with an 82-70 victory for its second win.The Blue Dragons fought back from a 12-point first half deficit as Joseph Brutas caught fire and nailed three straight treys with four minutes left to turn a 67-63 lead to a 76-64 advantage.Beninese big man Kevin Gandjeto led Diliman-Gerry’s with 16 points and 13 rebounds in hiking its record to 2-2.ADVERTISEMENT “The [unbeaten] record is just a bonus,” said St. Clare head coach Jinino Manansala in Filipino.“Our goal is to make the top four, and from there, it will be all-out war,” he added. “That’s why we will prepare harder and will not relax.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsIrvin Palencia led St. Clare with 16 points with backcourt partner Joshua Fontanilla contributed 14 points and Ray Rubio chipping in 11.The Saints pulled away in the fourth quarter by opening up with six unanswered points for a 59-47 lead with 7:06 remaining, and they would keep Enderun at bay the rest of the way. LATEST STORIES Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Google Philippines names new country director MOST READ St. Clare College-Virtual Reality gained a share of the lead in the Aspirants Group after downing Family Mart-Enderun, 71-64, in the PBA D-League on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Saints collected their fourth win in as many games and tied University of Santo Tomas at the top.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Heartthrobs Guidicelli, Pascual suit up in Ironman Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
India suffered a nine-wicket defeat against England in the Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. However, their downfall received a praise from all corners of the nation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the tribute.Chasing a 229 for a victory in the final, India succumbed to pressure and were bundled out for 219 in 48.4 overs to lose the match by nine runs. After winning the toss, Heather Knight decided to bat first and England were off to a decent start before losing three quick wickets. Sarah Taylor and Natalie Sciver got together and struck a 83-run stand for the fourth wicket before Jhulan Goswami bowled an inspiring spell and dismissed both the set batswomen and Fran Wilson to leave England reeling at 164/6.Jenny Gunn and Laura Marsh’s swift knocks helped England post 228/7 from their 50 overs.India came out to bat and lost Smriti Mandhana early, Mithali and Punam struck a 38-run partnership for the second wicket before the Indian captain was run out for 17 due to a terrible miscommunication in the middle. Harmanpreet Kaur (51) walked in formed a 95-run stand with Punam for the third wicket to give India the upper hand. Kaur played a rash shot trying to up the ante and was caught at deep backward square leg. Punam kept India’s hopes alive and added another crucial fifty-run stand with Veda Krishnamurthy before flurry of wickets denied India victory.”Our women cricketers gave their best today. They have shown remarkable tenacity & skill through the World Cup. Proud of the team! @BCCIWomen,” Narendra Modi tweeted.advertisementOur women cricketers gave their best today. They have shown remarkable tenacity & skill through the World Cup. Proud of the team! @BCCIWomen- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 23, 2017″Feel for all of you, #WomenInBlue! You were good throughout but sometimes it is not meant to be. Congrats England on winning #WWC17Final!,” said Sachin Tendulkar in a tweet.Feel for all of you, #WomenInBlue! You were good throughout but sometimes it is not meant to be. Congrats England on winning #WWC17Final!- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 23, 2017I wish I was there to give the Lovely Ladies a hug. Be proud girls we have achieved greatness today. @BCCIWomen u made all Indians proud.- Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 23, 2017Great effort throughout the tournament by team India. Lost the game but won million hearts by displaying some inspiring cricket. @BCCIWomen- Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) July 23, 2017You made us dream,You made us believe,We’re proud of all you girls!Real honor to hve watched u play! #WWC17Final #WomenInBlue @BCCIWomen- Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 23, 2017Super proud of the girls. Tough luck today but womens cricket in India has truly arrived. Thank you girls .Salute your spirit.#WWC17Final- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 23, 2017No matter a game won or lost , you all played with fervour , grit and immense passion ! Be proud ladies .. @BCCIWomen #WWC17Final #INDvsENG- Irrfan (@irrfank) July 23, 2017Congrats England but so so proud of our girls for winning a billion hearts.This will be a defining moment in women’s cricket.#WWC17Final- Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 23, 2017We are all proud of you girls. You are are an inspiration to all of us. #TeamIndia ???? #WWC17Final- Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 23, 2017
The National Housing Trust (NHT) has provided home grants totalling $43.2 million to help lower income contributors to purchase housing solutions in its newest scheme at Perth, Manchester.A total of 36 beneficiaries have received grants of $1.2 million to buy their lots. These funds were made available to persons earning no more than $10,000 weekly and who have been contributing to the NHT for at least 10 years without getting a benefit.The 592-acre Perth development, located just outside Mandeville, is the first major project undertaken by the NHT in Manchester. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, on Wednesday, March 20, handed over service lots to the first 25 of 245 beneficiaries in Phase 1 of the development, following a bus tour of the project site.Managing Director of the NHT, Cecile Watson, said the income of the beneficiaries of the scheme range from near minimum wage to over $20,000 per week.“This is testament to how the NHT is pricing its housing solutions to bring them into the reach of its contributors at every income level,” Mrs. Watson stated.She explained that in keeping with a commitment to provide opportunities for young professionals, the Trust selected 40 persons, 25 to 40 years old, to benefit in the scheme.These include teachers, policemen, firemen and health professionals, who were selected on the basis of their contribution and whether they live or work in the parish.Additionally, 64 solutions were assigned by way of special benefit order to 41 low income contributors, subsidised at a cost of $27.88 million; one disabled applicant; 13 NHT staff. and nine public sector employees.The lots range in sizes from 7,500 sq ft. to a quarter of an acre, which is larger than most NHT scheme lots that are approximately 4,000 sq. ft. “At a conservative estimate of two NHT contributors per household, the 258 lots in Perth Phase 1 will benefit a minimum of 516 contributors and the lives of extended families will be transformed through the gift of home ownership in this scheme,” Mrs. Watson said.Meanwhile, National Security Minister and Member of Parliament, Central Manchester, Peter Bunting, welcomed the Perth beneficiaries to the constituency.He joined others in advocating that the new recipients incorporate in their building plans, adequate provisions for the conservation and storage of water.Since the NHT was established 37 years ago, it has constructed 285 housing schemes accounting for over 71,000 solutions, and financed thousands of other non scheme benefits, which have enabled contributors to buy land, build or purchase houses on the open market.By Andrea Braham, JIS Reporter