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Your Inner Voice: Hear It?


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The Early Signs: KCJ (In Pic) during his school days with his Miniature Models on Display

“It’s a Happy Talent to Know How to Play” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

To begin with, I have no formal MBA as a paper qualification. Today I train and guide many Teachers, Professors & PhD scholars who are into Management studies; I taught and trained many MBAs across universities for over 25 years now. This job has involved some ‘confidential works’ like setting syllabus, question papers, evaluation and assessment of project dissertation and conducting viva voce examination and faculty development programmes.

There was a  time when I could not speak or write in proper English. Years later I taught the ‘Power Handwriting’ in English to parents, teachers and students in England. I have also set syllabus in British culture and trained over 30,000 talents in the BPO sector for a decade

Somebody said it right – The Obstacle is the Way. All this happened ONLY & ONLY because of my Natural Abilities combined with continuous Introspection and Autodidacticism – Going Beyond Syllabus and Breaking through the limitations of regular University education.

I hope not to be branded a ‘Narcissist’ for all that elaborate self-introduction. I am here to share and help those looking for some timely help. That’s what the seed of Aham Brahmasmi is all about – To offer better clarity to you and for yourself.

The Troubled Start:
Like many youngsters today, I too once stood there at the crossroads, wildly staring at the academic and career choices around me and terribly confused by elders as counsel. Many to discourage and dissuade you from your real inner choices and want you to do what they felt was right to live their dreams. Within me, it was Turbulence, incomparable.

I made some terrible choices en route. I first started my career vision plan in Class 8, wanting to start a printing press for my true love of letters. Terribly ridiculed by all, I soon modified my vision statement to become an architect but my weakness in mathematics was a deterrent. In my Intermediate years, I was forced to take up science to become a doctor as I come from a family of well-established doctors. But that didn’t happen as planned for me. Finally, I was pushed into BA Corporate Secretaryship (undergraduate course leading to ACS to become a company secretary) which I dreaded but managed to graduate but with a Third Class from Madras University. I was ridiculed in the family and friend circles. Worse, I had slogged the years for a ‘Worthless’ paper certificate. The University education was just judging the fish by its ability to climb a tree!

Benjamin Franklin was very right and is still relevant when he said: “Wasted Strengths are like Sundials in Shade…” If you do not find the natural abilities and talents hidden in you and exhibit them with your performance, You will also remain like a sundial in shade! This is the biggest problem of an individual.

I dabbled through various businesses between the years 1982 to 1989 (ventured on my own and few into partnerships with Friends and Relatives). I remember at some point my mother had even tried setting up and running a pharmacy shop just to get me involved in something serious that she could think of for me… Most of these ventures gave us financial benefits but I continued feeling the wriggly fish out of the water, constantly going to bed, sleepless and feeling – UNHAPPY.

The Unethical practices in Business, Corruption in Compliances and the Disorganised nature of Operations in Family Businesses forced me to give up on almost everything. In 1989 I finally sat down to ask myself some deep questions – What should I do? What would give me the satisfaction that I seek through work at the end of the day? At some point, thankfully – the Introspection happened. Listen to your Inner voice – Is our Seed Gyan for this opening blog of Aham Brahmasmi.

For now, we leave you at the crossroads of many practical questions that might follow… This COVID season marks the Beginning to Be Your Own Master. Also, look out for answers in the future seeds of Aham Brahmasmi here on Saptha Beej.

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21 Comments

  • Truly inspiring and motivating Mr. J!! You sure did go after your dreams without letting any one influence you! I think you are a legend by yourself and am sure there is plenty more in store for you ahead!! Wishing you all the success, continue to drive your passion beyond boundaries!! God bless! 😊

    • Dear Veena,

      I hope you will share this post with youngsters who could be motivated and inspired to do better than me!
      Thank you for all the superlative comments which refuels me, to break more barriers and go beyond boundaries.

  • Thanks Janu, nice to go through your blog, shall I call it ‘tryst with destiny’. Many hurdles have been crossed by you patiently. Ultimately you have proved to be victorious despite ” The 3rd class certificate from Tamilnadu University.” I also liked the comments on degree certificates.

    • I will be happy if the younger generation understand their natural abilities and work towards Achievements of Excellence by going beyond Certifications. I am sure you would spread the message with more and more youngsters you know.

  • Very good write up and account. I have similar life journey. Good going. God bless in your future endeavours.Good for youngsters to emulate.

    • Dear Mr.Seetharam,
      The common experience excites me. I am sure you would have been motivating many youngsters with your experiences. I remember I met you when you were the ADC to the Governor of Karnataka and later it was a pleasant surprise to know that your brother in law was the great Professor of Architecture Shri.K.N.Iengar, with whom I shared a very close friendship until his death.

  • Very interesting and very well-written. And those two pages of calligraphy in your incomparable style is a real treat. Look forward to your next post.

  • Inception of dreams into reality of life, very few of us fulfilled their inner desires. Most of us go with the flow of life like waves of water in a decided path. Sailing according to our will is a ART which you proved J!!.

    Sanjai Kumar
    Paledium SS LLP

    • Dear Sanjai,

      You have truly understood the blog and Thank you for expressing it beautifully with a secured comment. I am sure your achievements of having been in the highest security cordons of the Prime Ministers and other top diplomats in the country is an inspiration to many youngsters.

  • Every Morning you have two choices continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them . Sir you did it…..👑 Wishing you all the success, God bless you abundantly 😊

  • K.C Janardhan Sir is a third class = world class personality. Aapka Muh Tod jawab to the University, learning about your achievements in handwriting would have made them embarrassed and guilty.
    Cool pics of your younger days, and real life positive attitude will Interest millions of fans across the globe. Thanks a ton Sir!

    • Dear Sagar,
      Thank you for all the kind words.
      “Meri Asha hai ki Har Ek Bharthiya Yuva, Apne Thakathon ke Saath World Class Sadhanaon karke dhikana hai aur Paper Certificate se Aagae jaake humara asliyath kho dhikana hai”.
      University is a good concept, but unfortunately they have lost their way and the purpose. Unknowingly they have stifled many young talents by labelling them as third class or failures. I wrote this blog to remind the Universities to understand the real purpose of being “Sharpers of the Nation” and facilitate the younger generation to find each one’s purpose of life!

  • Hi KCJ, your autobiography seems to be incomplete but your penchant for handwriting keeps crawling like a climber groping all available crevices and support. You have a distinct quality of changing the “Ane baraha” with your “Kai baraha”. Keep rocking !

    • My Dear Krishnaswamy,
      You have seen me from the late 80’s and You said it right! My Autobiography’s third sequel is… incomplete. The first two are getting ready to be released in 2022 and 2023. With good friends like you motivating me, the third part will also get filled up soon. “Kai Baraha Chennagiddarae…Hanebaaranu Chennagiroththae”. Thank you for the encouragement.

  • Dear Janardhan
    Hats off to your achievement. As you said many Educational Institutions, Universities, etc., have restricted their roles to transmission of information available in the books and certifying the ability of a fish in climbing the tree.
    You are the example for World Class achievers and a role model to the youth.
    Best wishes

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