The Elephant Rope: 

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact
that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg.
No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away
from their bonds but for some reason, they did not. He saw a trainer nearby and asked
why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away.
“Well,” trainer said, “When they are very young and much smaller we use the
same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up,
they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still
hold them, so they never try to break free.”
Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that
we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before? Failure is part of
learning; we should never give up the struggle in life. The man was amazed. These
animals could at any time break free from their bonds, but, because they believed they
couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
Moral: “What we think, we become…”



People who are naturally good at small talk are an unusually lucky lot. That luck is
being spread around a bit. Here are 10 secrets to being a small talk pro.

Pretend You’re Talking to an Old Friend:
Go with the ‘never met a stranger’ approach. The concept of approaching small talk as
if you were conversing with someone you’re good friends with is as simple as a change
in perception.

Assume the Best in People:
When you meet someone, ASSUME they are nice. ASSUME that they are your friend.

Know that No One is Good with Names:
Here’s the thing nobody realizes. Everybody is bad at names. So saying ‘I’m so sorry,
what’s your name again?’ is not really too bad. A lot of the time it gives them the
chance to ask you the same because, again, everybody is bad at names.

Keep the Focus on Your Conversation Partner:
Make people talk about themselves. One of the hardest things about small talk is
finding something to talk about besides the weather. But, pro networkers have figured
out that most people like to talk about themselves. Take that and run with it.

Make Connections and Give Compliments:
A conversation is a two-way street, so don’t forget to make some connections with the
stories you’re hearing. If all else fails, compliments are pretty universally well received.

Read Up on Current Events:
Stay up to date with news and current events and people will think your intelligence
has doubled. With that said, don’t come up with an inflammatory thought just for the
sake of having one. Instead, stay current on what you care about, and your passion and
knowledge will shine through.

Be Interested:
There’s nothing that makes a person more interesting than being interested. So, rather
than faking enthusiasm about someone’s impending move, work to find a topic you both
care about — whether it’s upcoming weekend plans, an adorable puppy, a new TV
show, or the food being passed around.

Channel Your Inner Puppy:
Everyone loves puppies. Basically the idea is to act like a puppy — you act happy
and excited to see someone. Enthusiasm is infectious. When people smile, you want to
smile back. Why not use this knowledge to your advantage when you’re chatting with

Put Yourself Out There As Much As Possible:
Practice. The more you do it, the better you get at it.

Keep Calm and Carry On:
Just relax. Most people aren’t evil/horrible/out to get you. Just bring up common things;
sports, movies, music, bound to find something you can talk about.

Laravel installtion steps

  1. Install composer in Command line
  2. composer global require “laravel/installer=~1.1”
  3. download laravel version from “”
  4.  in command prompt navigate to the project source code folder and type “composer create-project”
  5. After the prompt finishes installation run the below command “>php artisan serve”
  6. Now in the installation in ready if u try accessing the url which is generated from the above commands.