Success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves - their strengths, their values, and how they best perform. ― Peter F. Drucker, Managing Oneself
In the hustle and bustle of today, we often lose out on one thing while looking for another. It gets difficult to manage everything at once. Sometimes, we even overlook our wellbeing while focusing on achieving deadlines. As long as we do not have an in-depth understanding about our own self, we will always face such difficulties.
Knowing ourselves, our values, identifying our strengths and weaknesses, and taking responsibility for our growth, personally and professionally, are the first few steps towards managing ourselves. Once we know these, we can address the lags and work on the issues.
In this podcast, Dr. Bhaskar Bora discusses the significance of managing oneself and prioritizing one's health.
About the Speaker
When storms come, an eagle flies higher in order to rise above the turbulence while a mouse hides in a corner. I had to become that eagle and soar higher, not be cornered, and crushed in the storm of life.
Believing in myself was the only way. ― Bhaskar Bora, The Second Chance in Life
Having qualified as a doctor in 1999 from Guwahati Medical College and working in Delhi, Dr. Bhaskar Bora immigrated to the UK in 2004. Emboldened by the struggles of any immigrant, he completed his post-graduate training and joined as a partner in a clinic in Kent, where his journey as an entrepreneur started.
In 2019, he suffered from a severe spinal cord injury due to an operation that left him with paralysis of both legs, a less functioning right hand, and a 7 month's stay in the hospital, eventually leading to a forced medical retirement from his medical practice.
His family was young, so he could not afford to hang up his boots. So he had to re-learn walking (limited distance with crutches), writing, and many other daily routines, but most importantly, he had to retrain his mind to accept the new normal.
Bhaskar Bora is now a successful author, motivational speaker, painter, and entrepreneur.
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(02:04) What does a typical day look like to you?
(05:10) Why is it important to manage oneself?
(08:06) How can people manage physical and mental health?
(15:11) How can a corporate employee maintain physical and mental health while managing work life too?
(25:58) What is your take on spiritual wellness?
(32:18) Would you like to tell us about your book "The Second Chance at Life"?