All Talk and No Action Monday, September 29, 2008


Have been reading a lot on and about Indra Nooyi.

The following was shared by her in her mantras of success.

When I became the president, at 10 o'clock in the night I went home and said, 'Mom I have some very important news.' To which she said, 'Leave that important news, just go buy some milk'. To which I said, 'Raj is home. Why don't you ask him to buy the milk?' She said, 'He is tired.' Typical mother you know, can't disturb the son-in-law! I was very upset, but I went and bought the milk and banged it on the kitchen table in front of her and said, 'Tell me, why do I have to buy the milk and not somebody else?' She just looked at me -- and I will never forget it, it was a powerful lesson, and said -- 'Look, when you pull into the garage, leave the crown there. Don't walk in with it, because you are first a wife and a mother. And if the family needs milk, you go get the milk. That is your primary role in life. Everything else is what you acquired or what you got because I pray for four to five hours a day.' That is the only thing she tells me. She says, 'What did you accomplish? You sit in a meeting on a chair all the time, and I pray for 4-5 hours.'

Now, feminists might scorn at such remarks. Yet, let's not miss the meaning guys…!

However big, smart, glamourous you become - it's important Not to Forget where you are coming from !

And who better to keep one grounded than family and close friends?

Cheers !

5 comments:

Ye manzilen !! said...

aheleuia!
Aisi aurten hain kiya?

All Talk and No Action said...

@Ye Manzilen -
Ji haan...such women do exist...

Ye manzilen !! said...

ek aadh ka pata de ke saabit karen..that they do!

Anupam said...

This means if you want to climb up the ladder, ask your mom to pray for you for 4-5 hours. It worked for her, it can work for you too ;)

All Talk and No Action said...

@ye manzilen -
well...such women do exist...
But I hope you haven't missed the point in the post...It's stresses more on not losing one's humility whatever station one is at in life...

@Anupam -
I don't undermine the importance of prayers. I do believe faith and prayers do move mountains :)