Friday, 2 October 2015
Things You Don’t Know about Professor M. S. Rao
“I often wonder what I will be remembered in history for. Scholar? Military hero? Builder?” ― Ferdinand Marcos
I was a soldier, and I am an educator, author, editor, entrepreneur, adventurer, explorer, philanthropist and a spiritualist. Here are the things about me not known to many people in the world:
Early riser: I get up every day at 3 A.M to author books.
Exercise regularly: I hit gym regularly and go for a walk daily. I am a fitness freak.
Voracious reader: I read thousands of books in my lifetime. I read newspapers regularly.
Prolific author: I published 36 books so far including the bestselling ‘21 Success Sutras for CEOs.’ https://lnkd.in/eqwk9uZ
Self-taught: I am mostly self-taught. I joined Indian Air Force (IAF) when I was 19 years old. I completed my graduation after joining IAF. I acquired several qualifications while serving in IAF including DME, BSc, MA, PGDBM, PGDCLL and MBA. I earned my PhD in Soft Skills in 2011. I follow the principle of ‘earning and learning’.
Google is guru: Whenever I have any questions, I visit search engines to learn things. Hence, Google is my guru.
Carry a notebook: I always carry a notebook with me to capture the ideas that pop up in my mind. I write down my observations about others. I believe in the slogan ‘a short pencil is always better than a long memory.’
Punctual: I am punctual. I cultivated this habit after I joined IAF.
Time management: I value time more than money. I always carry a book or reading material with me to read while traveling.
Sleep on floor: I sleep on floor every day. I rose from humble origins, and I have the habit of sleeping on floor. I lead a simple life. I still belong to a lower middle-class family living in a single bed-room rented apartment.
Frugal: I am frugal, and live with simplicity and humility.
Traveler: I enjoy traveling. I traveled entire India when I served in Indian Air Force in various aircrafts including MI17 helicopter.
Incognito: I rarely unveil my identity to others whenever I travel, or go outside. I mingle with others in public places like a common man.
Home bird: I am not a party animal. I enjoy writing books and spending time with my family.
Friendship is thicker than blood. I prefer friends to relatives. I was cheated by own relatives but rescued by my friends. Hence, I value friendship more than anything else in the world.
Believe in referent power, not positional power: I make friendship with people irrespective of their ranks and positions. I don’t make friends based on popularity or positions because popularity is a passing cloud. I respect people, not their positions.
Take feedback regularly: After completion of each training program, I sit quiet for some time to take feedback to deliver it better next time. I emphasize excellence.
Go to bed on time: Usually I sleep at 10 P.M every day. I sleep less.
Passionate about students: I enjoy investing my time in the company of students. I love guiding, coaching, mentoring and grooming students as healthy global citizens. I dedicated my books to some students and gifted them.
Share knowledge freely: I am a continuous learner, and I am passionate about sharing my knowledge with others. I share my knowledge with the world free of charge on my four blogs and LinkedIn URL: https://in.linkedin.com/in/professor-m-s-rao-b5211a34
Vision 2030: I run a nonprofit ― vision to build one million students as global leaders by 2030. I have trained more than 35,000 students so far.
The only regret in my life: I didn’t have any Guru to guide me. I struggled a lot in my life due to lack of guidance. Hence, I take keen interest in guiding, grooming, coaching and mentoring others so that they should not struggle like me due to lack of a mentor, or a coach.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou
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Life is great!
Professor M.S.Rao, India
Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants India
Recipient of 10th International Prestigious Sardar Patel Award―2015
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