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…”

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10 SMALL TALK TIPS… 

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
strangers?

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.

The Fine Art of Delegation..

The Fine Art of Delegation..

Here are some guidelines on how you can delegate
effectively and get the best out of your team.

Do not fall into the ‘I can do it quicker and
better’ syndrome. If you do so, you are not
managing. You are micro managing. This kind of
attitude can land you in a rut forever.

Be clear about the task in your mind. It helps to
visualize how the completed task or final product
should be like. Supervisors are often disappointed
with the work their staff returns because they
themselves are not clear about what they wanted
in the first place.

Make your instructions clear and relevant to the
delegates. Prepare an outline or sketch of what
you want. Putting it down on paper will help
clarify what you want and how you want
something done.

Enlist the help of the person you are delegating to.
Get him to write out the instructions that you give
verbally. Ask him to repeat what he has
understood by your instructions so that you are
sure that you have been understood

If you find that the work has turned out less than
perfect or the results are not what you had in
mind, discuss it with the person so that you can
sort out the misunderstanding. If the work is
acceptable, say, ‘This is fine for this time, but
next time I’d like it done this way’. Getting
someone continually to redo work to make it
perfect is demoralizing, frustrating and a sheer
waste of time.

Time frame:
Always set a deadline for the completion of work.
People often tend to relax if there are no stringent
deadlines. If it is not possible to complete the task
within the given time period, the, delegate must  get back to you and renegotiate the time or get
you to share the task with someone else.

Log tasks on a job-tracking sheet. List the work
given out and when it is due.

Follow up. Regularly check work in progress. If
the person(s) you have delegated to was given a
week to complete a task, check with them in three
days. Remember, rather than enquiring, ‘have
you finished yet?’ ask ‘how are you doing on
project X?’ The first will put him on the defensive.
You can sniff out any potential problems early on,
by checking up regularly.

Give enough space to your people to use their own
methods and be creative. As a manager you have
to be concerned not merely with the results but
also the means. Acknowledge good jobs, no matter
how small and work on improving bad ones.
Make sure that everything is done positively and
non critically.

PC : Britty

Laravel installtion steps

  1. Install composer in Command line
  2. composer global require “laravel/installer=~1.1”
  3. download laravel version from “https://github.com/laravel/framework”
  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.

Configure Multiple domain and stores in Magento2 localhost

So before you start making the store views and multiple domain changes from magento2 admin panel follow the below link for setting up virtual host in your localhost from below link

https://coders4u.wordpress.com/2017/10/26/virtualhost-in-xampp-localhost-windows-machine/

For creating multiple domains in localhost we have 2 sections.

  1. Create websites and stores in admin panel
  2. . Setup virtual host for magento 2
  1. Create websites and stores in admin panel

Steps to follow

1.Go to Stores->All Stores

2.Create website (store code:website1)

3.Create curresponding stores and storeviews

Do the above steps for creating as many websites as you like.

4.Go to Stores ->Configurations

5.Select  ‘Default Config’ from top menu and use base url ‘multistore.mg’ which we will add to host file later.

6.Select  website from top menu and use base url ‘website1.multistore.mg’ .Do this step for as many as websites you have.

7.Goto Stores->Settings->Configurations->General->Web. Select ‘Default Config’ and make ‘Add Store Codes to Url’ yes and save.

We are done with backend.Next we are going to setup vhost for this.

2.Setup virtual host for magento     1.Open c:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file

2. Add below lines

127.0.0.1 multistore.mg
127.0.0.1 website1.multistore.mg
127.0.0.1 website2.multistore.mg

3.Now open c:\xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf file

4.Add below lines

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName multistore.mg
DocumentRoot “e:/xampp/htdocs/multistore”

</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName website1.multistore.mg
DocumentRoot “e:/xampp/htdocs/multistore”
SetEnv MAGE_RUN_CODE “website1”
SetEnv MAGE_RUN_TYPE “website”
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName website2.multistore.mg
DocumentRoot “e:/xampp/htdocs/multistore”
SetEnv MAGE_RUN_CODE “website2”
SetEnv MAGE_RUN_TYPE “website”
</VirtualHost>

We are done! Check urls

http://website1.multistore.mg/

http://website2.multistore.mg/