अपने आप को तथा अपने मूल्य को जानना

मरने से पहले पिता ने अपने बेटे से कहा:- “यह एक घड़ी है जो आपके दादाजी ने दी थी और यह 200 साल से अधिक पुरानी है, लेकिन इससे पहले कि मैं इसे आपको दे दूं आप नई सड़क पर एक घड़ी की दुकान पर जाएं और उसे बताएं कि मैं इसे बेचना चाहता हूं और देखें कि यह घड़ी कितने रुपये की है“।  


वह चला गया और फिर अपने पिता के पास वापस आया और कहा :- “घड़ी बनाने वाले ने ५०/- रुपये की पेशकश की क्योंकि यह पुरानी घड़ी है“।

उन्होंने उससे कहा:- “राम वॉच शॉप पर जाओ”। वह गया और फिर वापस आया और कहा:- “पिता जी, उसने भी ५०/- रुपये की पेशकश की।

अंत में पिता ने कहा:- संग्रहालय (museum) में जाओ और उस घड़ी को वह दिखाओ। वह चला गया और वह जब वापस आया और अपने पिता से कहा:- उन्होंने मुझे इस पुरानी घड़ी के लिए एक करोड़ रुपये की पेशकश की।

पिता ने कहा:- मैं आपको यह बताना चाहता था कि सही जगह पर आपकी कीमत को जाना एवं पहचाना जाता हैं तथा  इसे एक सही तरीके से महत्व दिया जाता हैं। इसलिए अपने आप को कभी भी गलत जगह पर न रखें और यदि आप नहीं करते हैं तो आप अपने जीवन में परेशान हो जाते हैं।*


नैतिक मूल्य:- जो आपके मूल्य को समझता है वह आपकी सराहना करता है तथा आपको हमेशा प्रेरित करेगा !!

Importance Of Extracurricular Activities In Career

They say, All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

We all have been hearing of this quote for a long time.

But don’t generally imply it deeply in our lives.

Reasons being many, CPSTOWN thought to just give you a quick read about the importance of extra-curricular activity in your career so that you can understand its impact.

Let us go through the article.

Improved self-confidence

Improved self-confidence

Whichever career you pursue, your confidence is one thing that should set you apart from others. You should be confident enough to represent yourself in the crowd. This is one thing that being involved in extracurricular activities can be instantly boosted. When you are practising any activity that is out of your work zone, with people of varied intellects and behaviors, you tend to learn a lot from them. Not professionally but personally, you get to know what you are good at and get to represent it in a much better way. A boost in your self-confidence is definitely one outcome of getting deeply involved in extra-curricular activities. This confidence, will at the end of the day help you represent better at the work front too. Read more about self-confidence

Sense of responsibility

Sense of responsibility

Whether you are interested in playing a team game or even a video game, there is a sense of responsibility that is developed once you start engaging yourself in extra-curricular activities. Your efficiency to manage and handle situations become much better. You become more accountable and responsible that indirectly helps you in your professional life as well.

Stress Buster

Stress Buster

What better than doing your favourite activity apart in your free time?

We all have a lot of stress developed every day due to our work, studies, family issues, finance and the list goes on. To cut down the stress caused by this neverending list, we need to engage in some form of extracurricular activities. This not only acts as a stress buster but keeps your mind at peace. So that you can energise yourself and work with great enthusiasm and zeal again. Do try it once,if you haven’t. We are sure you’ll be able to see a notable difference once you start doing it.

Strengthened overall personality

Strengthened overall personality

With improved communication skills and pumped up self-confidence, being involved in extra-curricular activities can definitely strengthen your overall personality. Experiences and appreciations gained through these activities can definitely be responsible to mould you in a better way. By having a sound overall personality, and a deep interest in the extra-curricular activity, one’s chance to land into a good job also increases.Today, the fierce competition we all have been facing, it is imperative that someone with a unique addition to the CV will obviously be favoured. Know more about your strength

To explain this better, let us take an example there are 2 students, Raju and Rahul, both of them are great at academics but Rahul is also great at extracurricular. He participates in various speech and debate competitions. When they both sat in their placement interviews, Raju wasn’t able to make it through as his soft-skills weren’t that good. While Rahul got the placement as along with in-depth field knowledge, he had polished soft-skills.

So it is very important for you to get involved in some activity or the other.

CPSTOWN is always there to help you figure out what you are great at.

Just drop in a query and we’ll be there to help you out!

5 Steps to consider while choosing the Right Internship Program

As they say, “The expert in anything was once a beginner.

We totally second this thought. To reach your destination, the major point is to start. Start small/big doesn’t matter but start!

While you are studying, it is imperative that you do get the lessons and concepts of your course well. But real-world exposure is a must! And when you have the drive to get a decent exposure in the outside world, internships come to your rescue. Interning gets you aware about the actual work that gets done in the field you choose to be in. You are prepared beforehand to get in action thereafter.

But the thing is how do we finalise on the internship?

What should be taken care of while choosing the internship?

Well, well, when CPSTOWN is there, you really don’t have to care!

Relax, in this article, we are going to discuss about the 5 steps that you should always consider while choosing the Right internship program.

1. What you want vs what you don’t want

What you want vs what you don’t want

Now, this is a tough fight! We generally have queries of students who wish to join an internship program that isn’t of their field. There are many students who are dicey about this part. But we clearly suggest you to be clear in your thoughts, list down and acknowledge what is entirely beneficial for you and you are inclined to. Let us take an example for this one: Raju is an engineering student but loves to write, in his end-sem leave he decides to intern for a newspaper. Now, if in his coming years, he wants to write-full time that internship can really add value to his profile. On the other hand, Rina, also an engineering student wants to intern at an IT firm as she intends to join one, once graduated. So it is necessary to acknowledge that figuring out you don’t like a line of work is just as valuable as it is holding on the field you do like.

2. Startup or corporate

Startup or corporate

It is a general pattern that students hunt for name brand companies to build their resume. They generally don’t consider a startup to intern for. Now, to be very honest , the decision depends entirely on what you want to learn, in addition to the field you wish to pursue. In startups, you are involved from making your coffee yourself to handling project operations. You get to learn at grassroot level in a startup over the projects that will have a recognizable impact.

3. Build a network

Build a network

Always remember to check whether you get to build a network or not while interning.Will you be working mainly on your own, will you be limited to just a compacted office, or will you get the opportunity to meet people from around the business? It’s always an advantage to meet as many people in the company as possible. This will help you in long term in your professional career. Who knows one such professional connection might land you a job in long term!

4.Check their online rating

Check their online rating

It is very important for you to understand the skill-set you are going to develop while interning. The right skill-set is developed at the right place. Like when you order food online, you always check the online rating of the restaurant, right?

Similarly, you need to go online and check what previous students have experienced when doing the same one. Reviews from previous interns, helps you get an idea what’s interning like at that place. Good or bad, go through everything so that you are informed enough to take a sound decision.

5. Paid or Unpaid?

Paid or Unpaid

If you are interested in being parts of real-good projects, then you have the right to ask for it. While if you are willing to do any job that comes your way simply to put it there as a formality on your CV, you can go out there without asking for it. What we wish to suggest to you is at the end of the day, your standard experience will obviously trump your monetary wants. But don’t hesitate to ask the money you are worth for and don’t be afraid to assert yourself specifically.
To know about all this and more regarding choosing an internship program get in touch with CPSTOWN.

Turning your hobby into your career is great but are you ready for it?

At CPSTOWN, we are committed to help you discover you wings so that you can soar high up in the sky. We have always believed that if you love the career you are in, then you will never have to work there. It will be your extended passion, that you are going to live your whole life.

There are very few who love their job and want to stick to it. It takes a lot of courage and time to actually get to do full-time what you have actually been doing in just the “other” hours of the day.

They said, love what you do and do it perfectly.

So if you are looking to transition your hobby into a full-time career, go for it, we are there with you at every step of your journey. But we also take the responsibility to help you get prepared for this ride.

Let’s have a look at the few points that should be taken care of:

Are you ready for the varied criticism?

Are you ready for the varied criticism?

Are you ready for the varied criticism?

You will certainly get this very often. Someday your chachi will be giving your opinion on this to your mom to someday your mama saying, “Hobby-wobby to sahi hai, krte kya ho?” There will be many such people who will have their own opinion upon your decision. So before the transition takes place, we suggest you to become a thick skin. Be dedicated, do hard work for it and bring out the results. Your success, your desired outcomes will themselves speak volumes of your career and stop the criticism. Just always remember, don’t get irritated with every rub, it helps you get polished.

Money-the ultimate concern

Money-the ultimate concern

Money-the ultimate concern

Passion is a definite energy that drives you to create wonders. It introduces you to who you are actually. As they say, money isn’t everything but everything needs money. The big question you need to ask yourself is, will you be making enough money for yourself? Sometime or other, we all find ways to end meet. We don’t want you to not able to buy that dress or suppress your wants because of lack of finances. Believe us, when there aren’t many funds, the passion also starts to diminish. Therefore, CPSTOWN is at your service to counsel you about the financial aspects of your career so that you can understand your choices better.

Will you still be excited about it?

Will you still be excited about it?

Will you still be excited about it?

To explain this in a better way, let us take an example. Rahul and Riya are two friends. Rahul is a fabulous painter and loves to paint while Riya is an amazing writer. They both look out to make their passion into their respective careers. So, Rahul paints every day and Riya writes every day to meet deadlines and earn profits. In some days, it was witnessed that Rahul’s interest in his work started to decrease while Riya was thoroughly enjoying it. Did you understand what happened here? Rahul lost the charm. Yes, this is a very important fact and you should ask yourself whether you’ll be excited about it every day or not! We advise you to take some time and try doing your hobby for a few weeks and check your level of enjoyment.

Persistence is the Key

Persistence is the Key

Persistence is the Key

There’s no reason to not follow your heart. You should definitely do that and do what you love the most. Taking action to turn your hobby into a career requires a huge dose of persistence, every single day. Always remember that Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable. Your hobby is your passion that you used to do in your past-time, now you’d be doing it full-time. If you are not persistent in this journey, it will be very difficult for you to succeed. But if you are persistent, victory will surely come your way.

Your career choice should be a reflection of what you love doing the most in your life. CPSTOWN understands that and helps you make an informed decision in the right direction.

कड़ी मेहनत महत्वपूर्ण है, लेकिन सही दिशा का होना बहुत जरुरी हैं

“यार काफी मेहनत की थी, बहुत बार रिवीजन भी किया था फिर भी अच्छे मार्क्स नहीं आये।”

क्या आप ऐसे उदाहरणों से गुजरते हैं, जहाँ आपने बहुत मेहनत की है, लेकिन आपको वांछित परिणाम नहीं मिला है? और आप पूरी दुनिया को दोष देते रहते हैं, असफलता का बहाना देना शुरू कर देते हैं? ठीक है, तो हम इस बार आपको एक महत्वपूर्ण अवधारणा बताने जा रहे हैं।

जीवन में कड़ी मेहनत वास्तव में महत्वपूर्ण है, लेकिन एक दिशा, एक समर्थन करना आवश्यक है। अपने गंतव्य तक पहुँचने के लिए, बस कड़ी मेहनत बहुत कुछ नहीं करती है, आपको समय पर वहां पहुंचने के लिए एक उपयुक्त दिशा की आवश्यकता होती है।

कैसे?

हमें निम्नलिखित बिंदुओं से गुजरना चाहिए:-

1.एक दिशा आपके लक्ष्य को प्राप्त करने योग्य बनाती है

A direction makes your goal attainable - cpstown | एक दिशा आपके लक्ष्य को प्राप्त करने योग्य बनाती है

कहा जाता है कि दिशा आपकी मंजिल को परिभाषित करती है। हम और अधिक सहमत नहीं हो सकते। विस्तार से समझाने के लिए, आइए एक उदाहरण लेते हैं:

राजू को वास्तव में फैंटा पीने का शौक था, इसलिए वह पास की दुकान पर गया और अपने लिए एक खरीदा। उसने इसे खोलना शुरू कर दिया, लेकिन वास्तव में पूरी कोशिश नहीं की, अपने सभी प्रयासों को ईमानदारी से दिया, लेकिन इसे नहीं खोल सका। दुकानदार ने उसे संघर्ष करते हुए देखा और कहा कि वह चाबी (ओपनर) को गलत दिशा में घुमा रहा है। उसने खुद को ठीक किया, बोतल खोली और उसके पीने का आनंद लिया। क्या अब आप बात समझ गए हैं? उस मेहनत को करने का क्या मतलब है जो आपको कहीं नहीं ले जाती है? आपको निश्चित रूप से एक दिशा की आवश्यकता है, जिससे आप अपने जीवन में एक सूचित निर्णय ले सकें।

2.एक दिशा आपकी यात्रा का मूलमंत्र हैं

A direction is the core of your journey - cpstown | एक दिशा आपकी यात्रा का मूलमंत्र हैं 

सही दिशा में थोड़ा सा धक्का बहुत अंतर ला सकता है। एक इंसान के रूप में, आपको अपने लक्ष्यों को प्राप्त करने के लिए आत्म-प्रेरित होने की आवश्यकता है। लगातार कड़ी मेहनत करना आपको एक ईमानदार व्यक्ति बनाता है, लेकिन सही दिशा में लगातार कड़ी मेहनत करना आपको एक अच्छी तरह से सूचित व्यक्ति बनाता है। अपनी यात्रा पर अपने रास्ते को चिह्नित करते समय आपको निश्चित रूप से एक दिशा की आवश्यकता होती है। यह परम मूल है। अब आप जानते हैं, आप लगातार कोशिश के बावजूद उस सवाल को हल क्यों नहीं कर पाते हैं! लेकिन आप इसे आसानी से प्राप्त कर लेते हैं, एक बार आपका मित्र / आपका शिक्षक आपको इसे सही ढंग से हल करने के लिए एक दिशा देता है। एक अच्छी सफलता सही दिशा में गहन परिश्रम का परिणाम है।

3.एक दिशा सुनिश्चित करती है कि आप खुद से सवाल करें

A direction ensures that you question yourself - cpstown | एक दिशा सुनिश्चित करती है कि आप खुद से सवाल करें

क्या आपने इस तथ्य को देखा है कि जब आप ठीक होते हैं और चीजें आपके रास्ते में नहीं आती हैं, तो आप भगवान से पूछते हैं “मैं ही क्यों”? यह एक सामान्य घटना है जब हम हमेशा सवाल करते हैं कि चीजें हमारे लिए सही नहीं हैं। लेकिन क्या होगा अगर आप सही दिशा में लगातार काम करते हैं, और अभी भी चीजें काम नहीं करती हैं? हाँ, तो अपने आप से सवाल करने की बात है, “क्या मैं वास्तव में यह चाहता हूँ?” क्या यह वास्तव में आप है जो इसे करना चाहिए, क्या यह आपके लिए अच्छा है? या यह सिर्फ किसी को खुश करने के लिए कर रहे हैं? एक दिशा हमेशा आपको अपने आप को आत्मनिरीक्षण करने और वैध प्रश्न पूछने की शक्ति देती है। आपको यह करना चाहिए क्योंकि यह आपके लिए महत्वपूर्ण और सार्थक है। हमेशा याद रखें, एक दिशा के साथ आप अपने रास्ते में आने वाली बाधाओं / अवरोधों को आसानी से दूर कर सकते हैं।

4.सच्ची सफलता एक सही दिशा का परिणाम है

True success is the result of a right direction - cpstown | सच्ची सफलता एक सही दिशा का परिणाम है

एक दिशा आपको सही व्यावसायिक सफलता का अर्थ बताने और मापने में मदद करती है। हर किसी के पास आपको एक सच्ची सफलता के बारे में शिक्षित करने के लिए उनकी एक अलग कहानी होगी। लेकिन एक तथ्य यह स्पष्ट है कि दिशा द्वारा समर्थित एक सफलता आपको यह समझने में मदद करती है कि आपके सभी कार्यों के पीछे एक निश्चित कारण है जो आपको कुछ बड़ा करने के लिए हर दिन उठने के लिए प्रेरित करता है।


हर सकारात्मक विचार आपको सही दिशा में आगे बढ़ाता है। यदि आपको लगता है कि आपने अपना काम कर दिया हैं, और वांछनीय परिणाम प्राप्त नहीं कर रहे हैं, तो कृपया हमसे संपर्क करने में संकोच न करें। CPSTOWN आपको सही दिशा में जाने के लिए समर्पित है।

Hardwork is important, Direction is a must.

भारत में लड़कियों के लिए कला और डिजाइन में सर्वश्रेष्ठ कैरियर

बेटा, आगे का आपका क्या प्लान हैं ? बी. ए. ही करोगी ना ?

क्या आप भी अपनी चाची या चाचा के आस पास वही घिसे-पिटे बातें सुनने से तंग आ गए हैं।

ठीक हैं, तो हम आपको अच्छी तरह से समझ सकते हैं  कि आप क्या कर रहे हो।

यहाँ पर आपके कला वर्ग लेना का केवल दो कारण हो सकता हैं :-

१. आपकी कला वर्ग के प्रति बहुत ज्यादा रूचि होगी

२. आप विज्ञान और वाणिज्य वर्ग की कठिनाइओं से नहीं गुजरना चाहते हैं।

आमतौर पर, छात्रों के पास लगभग हर बार दूसरा कारण होता है, यदि आप विज्ञान और गणित में अच्छे नहीं हैं, तो आप आर्ट्स ले रहे हैं।

आपने जो विकल्प चुना है वह अपने आप बहुत बड़ा एंड अच्छा विकल्प हैं। आपको कोई चिंता करने की जरुरत नहीं हैं, अब जब आप अपने पेशेवर (प्रोफेशनल) कोर्स को पूरा करने के कगार पर हैं, तो हम आपको बताना चाहेंगे कि आर्ट्स एंड डिज़ाइन में विभिन्न कैरियर विकल्प कौन – कौन से हो सकते हैं।

आइए हम कुछ विकल्प के बारे में जानें :-

१. गेमिंग और एनिमेशन

गेमिंग और एनिमेशन

हम किसी से कम नहीं“, किसने कहा कि लड़कियां गेमिंग और एनीमेशन अच्छा करियर नहीं बना सकती हैं ?

यदि आप भी ” गायत्री राव ” की तरह बेहद प्रभावशाली हैं, ध्यान आकर्षित करना पसंद करते हैं और पात्रों (characters) को स्थानांतरित करने की इच्छा रखते हैं तो यह पूरी तरह आपका अपना विकल्प हैं तथा आप भी एक अच्छे एनिमेटर गायत्री राव की तरह बन सकते हो।  एनिमेटर एंड मल्टीमीडिया में बहुत स्कोप हैं। आज की तारीख में लड़कियां हर क्षेत्र में लड़कों से आगे निकल रही हैं। इसलिए यदि आपकी इच्छा रचनात्मक कला को डिजाइन करने और बनाने की है तो आप इस क्षेत्र में अपना सुनहरा करियर बना सकते हो , आप इस विकल्प का जरूर चयन करें एंड आगे बढे।

आप ग्राफिक डिज़ाइनर, डिजिटल आर्टिस्ट, वीडियो गेम डिज़ाइनर, फ़िल्म और वीडियो एडिटर आदि के रूप में अपना करियर चुन सकते हैं।

२. फैशन डिजाइन

फैशन डिजाइन

क्या आपको अनीता डोंगरे, नीता लुल्ला, ऋतू कुमार की सहायता करने की इच्छा है ?

क्या आप हमेशा फिर से कुछ नया करने के मूड में हैं ? अगर हाँ , तो फैशन डिजाइनिंग पूरी तरह से आपका एक बहुत अच्छा विकल्प हैं। लड़कियों में हमेशा डिजाइनिंग एंड स्टाइल की अद्धभुत रूचि तथा समझ होती हैं। इसलिए यदि आपका फैशन ज्यादा रूचि या आपका स्वभाव हैं तो आप आपने हुनर या चमत्कार को दुनिया को दिखा सकते हो की हम किसी से कम नहीं।

इसमें केवल कपड़ें डिज़ाइन करना नहीं हैं , इसमें आप बहुत कुछ कर सकते हैं जैसे फैशन ब्लॉगर , फैशन मर्चेंडाइज़र, फैशन समन्वयक आदि भी बन सकते हैं।  

भविष्य में जब आप किसी भी प्रसिद्ध Youtuber को फैशन ब्लॉगिंग करते हुए देखें, तो चिंता करने की कोई जरुरत नहीं हैं। आप भी एक अच्छे और एक बेहतर Youtuber फैशन ब्लॉगर हो सकते हो !!

३. इंटीरियर डेकोरेशन

इंटीरियर डेकोरेशन 

यदि आप भी सुनीता कोहली की तरह इंटीरियर डिजाइनिंग में कुछ चाहते हो। यदि आप उन लड़कियों में से एक हैं जो हमेशा अपने कमरे या लॉबी को शानदार फूलों से सजा कर रखती हैं और उस जगह को फर्नीचर से सुशोभित करने की व्यवस्था कर रही हैं  तो इंटीरियर डिज़ाइन आपके करियर के लिए एक बहुत बढ़िया विकल्प हो सकता हैं।

इसमें आप किसी भी कंपनी में एक प्रोफेशन इंटीरियर डिज़ाइनर बन सकते हो। एक अच्छा इंटीरियर डिज़ाइन ब्लॉगर बन सकते हैं। या फिर आप अपना खुद छोटा स्टार्टअप / सेटअप कर सकते हैं जिसमे आप अपने इंटरेस्ट तथा आईडिया के अनुसार प्रोडक्ट्स या सर्विसेज प्रदान कर सकते हैं।

४. ललित कला और प्रदर्शन कला

ललित कला और प्रदर्शन कला

अगर आप एक संगीत प्रेमी हैं तो भारत में आप एक बहुत सुनहरा करियर बना सकती हो।  यदि संगीत आपके पैरो को जमीं पर नहीं टिकने देता हैं या सोने नहीं देता हैं साथ में यदि आप वास्तव में एक वाद्य बजने के बहुत इच्छुक हैं तो यह आपके लिए सबसे अच्छा करियर विकल्प हैं आप इसमें अपना हुनर दुनिया को दिखा सकते हो। संगीत में आप गिटार , तबला , स्वर में से चयन करके प्रतियोगी करियर के विकल्प को चुन सकते हैं। इसके अलावा आप सभी अभिनय महारथियों के लिए जो एक शॉट में हेरोइन  के प्रसिद्ध संवादों की नक़ल करते हैं इसलिए थिएटर एक शानदार अवसर हैं जंहा पर आप अपना प्रोफेशनल ट्रेनिंग के माध्यम से अपने हुनर को दिखा सकते हो। आप अपने हुनर को दुनिया के सामने प्रदर्शित कर, बॉलीवुड में अगले दिग्गज स्टार हो सकते हो एंड आलिया भट्ट को कड़ी टक्कर दे सकते हैं !!

५. होटल प्रबंधन और पर्यटन

होटल प्रबंधन और पर्यटन

भारत दुनिया में एक बहुत बड़ा पर्यटन स्थल हैं यहाँ पर कई शानदार पर्यटन स्थल हैं। इस क्षेत्र में आप अपना सुनहरा करियर बना सकते हैं यदि आपके पास विविध संस्कृतियों के लोगों के साथ बातचीत करने और मजबूत पारस्परिक कौशल के साथ एक आकर्षक व्यक्तित्व रखने की क्षमता है, तो यह विकल्प आपके लिए एकदम सही है। इसमें आप अपना करियर होटल उद्योग, उद्यमिता, केबिन क्रू, ईवेंट मैनेजर आदि के रूप में बना सकते हैं इसके अलावा विभिन्न अवसर हैं यहाँ पर आप एयर होस्टेस या होटल मैनेजर बनने के अपने सपने को साकार कर सकते हैं!!

भारत में आप कला / डिजाइन के विकल्प चुन सकते हैं तथा सुनहरा करियर बना सकते हैं। आप औद्योगिक डिजाइन, कानून, प्रबंधन अध्ययन, शिक्षण, वास्तुकला का विकल्प भी चुन सकते हैं और दुनिया को अपना हुनर दिखा कर ये साबित कर सकते हैं कि हम लड़कियां किसी काम नहीं । यह महत्वपूर्ण है कि आप जो चाहते हैं उसका पीछा करते रहो और जिसमे आप अच्छे हैं, बाकी को CPSTOWN पर छोड़ दें। इस यात्रा के माध्यम से आपकी मदद करने के लिए हम हमेशा आपके साथ हैं। आप कभी भी करियर परामर्श के लिए हमारे साथ संपर्क में रहें। आप ईमेल भेज सकते हैं info@cpstown.com

Why do we need a guru (Mentor)?

Well, when you first time had to walk, you needed a push in the right direction. Right? You certainly were helped by your parents or someone to take those steps perfectly in the right direction.

Same is the case with your career or your life as a whole. As they say, “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. He/She helps you discover your real potential and work towards maximizing it.

At CPSTOWN, we are dedicated to providing you with a solution for every problem you have while you are in the crucial years of your growth. Therefore, here we enlist why a mentor is essential:

  • A mentor helps you understand yourself better.
A mentor helps you understand yourself better.

To explain this better, let us take an example: Anjali is a class X student and she is good at academics but great at sports. But as usual, she is confused and isn’t aware of which stream to take after X. Her parents too don’t understand what she is really made for and will do good in. Here is when a mentor plays an important role. If Anjali had a mentor to guide her and her parents she would have understood her better. Having a mentor helps you meet with the real you and know what will work for you in your career ahead.

  • A mentor helps you set a measurable goal.
A mentor helps you set a measurable goal.

What if you decide to lose 10 Kgs in a week? Is that a measurable goal?

Or you want to lose weight but don’t know how much and how?

Both these cases are a result of directionless fitness routine. Same is the case with your life. If you don’t know have a set goal to achieve or have a goal that seems unattainable in desired time then definitely your life is in a fix. A mentor, in this case, helps you to strategise your actions priorly and act accordingly. With the help of a mentor in your life, you are able to set attainable goals and even achieve them gradually. A Mentor helps you turn wishful thinking into achievable targets.

  • A mentor never lets you feel satisfied.
A mentor never lets you feel satisfied.

You know what, only a dead fish goes with the flow. So when you feel you are done achieving your target and now need a break, always remember it’s time to buck up, tie up your shoelaces and work harder. This is exactly what a mentor helps you do. If you are in the company of a mentor, you will never be allowed to settle. Consistent goal setting is essential for achieving new life success. It challenges us to always move forward towards new heights. For eg: if you wanted to get admission in one of the prolific medical institutes, your mentor will never make you feel it’s too far out of reach. Your mentor will challenge you, bring the best out of you and you will eventually end up achieving that goal.

  • A mentor will always have your back.
A mentor will always have your back.

No matter in whatever situation you are, a mentor will always be at your side. You can share with a mentor everything you wish to achieve in terms of short-term/ long-term goals and your mentor will have a way to achieve it. God Forbid, even if you fail to achieve those targets/goals, the mentor will always be there to pick you up, pump a bit and push you harder to achieve success.

Issac Newton said, “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” CPSTOWN totally believe that mentors extend clarity in your vision and enable you to achieve greater heights.

For undeniable counseling and resources that put you on the right track, feel free to contact us. We are waiting for you!

How To Know Your Strengths And Weaknesses

How to recognize your strengths and weaknesses?

Every student dreams of a successful future. Rather than building castle in Spain it is better to follow your own goals and dreams because dreams are the most personalized asset that anyone can possess. From the day when your thoughts wore the cloak of shape, size, and matter, you’re dreaming. You’re dreaming of something bigger, better and blazing. A kid dreams of a bucket of toys, a student dreams of good grades, someone dreams of a better life while many of us dream of being rich and happy.

But, is achieving your dreams are that easy when you’re vulnerable to your weaknesses? You can run on your dream path with physical wounds but can’t put a step forward with a bruised mind. So how to conquer this outer world while defeating your inner demons? Even is it possible?

Of course, yes!

Otherwise Bruce Wayne could never become ‘The Batman’.

What is strength and weakness?

Let’s understand this concept in a layman way. Anything that you can do effortlessly and the outcome of that action is constructive then such things fall under the category of strength. While on the other hand, something abrupt bump into your regular daily routine that make you feel low and stop you to do things that make you feel happy then this kind of feelings, emotions or events fall under the category of weakness.

e.g. There is a boy who enjoy playing football. He is the center forward player in his team. He is very good in dribbling the football and with the long kick too. During a match he kicks a goal from this position. But in the next minute his position has changed from center to midfield. Now forget of kicking a goal he is struggling to keep the football with him.

So what is the takeaway of this story?

Dream of the boy                             : To be a great football player                                            

Strength of the boy                          : Playing from center forward                                            

Weakness of the boy                        : Playing from midfield

In the same way we all have some great strengths that we can harness into our success.  Just like the other side of the coin, weakness comes with super strengths. But anyone can manage to do wonders by attenuating their weaknesses.

So how to recognize our strength and weaknesses?

Just ask the below questions to yourself to find your strong and weak points:

  1. What jobs do you really excel at?
  2. What are the areas where you’re most productive?
  3. What types of work do you naturally find easy?
  4. Which jobs do you find easiest when problem solving?
  5. Which areas are you really confident working in?

Answers of these questions not just only give you a clear picture of what you like or dislike but also widen your thought process.

What are some general strengths and weaknesses anyone can posses?

Strengths

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Optimistic:

People say that being optimistic is not the real approach or it’s not the reality but neither is being a pessimist. Then why be pessimistic towards life. Figure out how do you see a glass filled with water up to the centre.

Empathetic:

Trying to understand & truly feel what another person is going through (basically putting yourself in their shoes) is a trait most of us naturally inhibit. It’s not always easy, but if you want to be an empathetic person than you will always give priority to meaningful conversations & connections and develop a better understanding of people. Do you feel bad about your friend who couldnt score good marks. Then you empathize towards him.

Love for Learning:

love for learning can help you to get over many weaknesses because when you strive to improve yourself, your focus shifts to positivity – your focus shifts to problem-solving. Reading about different experiences, hearing stories and watching inspirational posts will always help you to look at the brighter side of life.

Weaknesses

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Procrastination:

Whether you are a student, an employee or a housewife. Procrastination really adds more stress to life. And honestly, breaking a bad habit is hard. Delaying work, waiting for the last night before the deadline, & just leaving everything for the last minute. According to a research, 95% of us procrastinate to some extent.

Self- Criticism:

To some degree everyone have fallen into the trap of self-criticism. Over analysing & questioning abilities, I am not good enough for this position? I am not prepared for this presentation, I should have spent more time on this assignment, I am not pretty enough etc.

Worrying & Over-thinking:

Spending hours & days about a certain issue and sometimes blowing things out of proportion due to over thinking.

Worrying > Over-thinking > More Worry!

It’s a never-ending cycle that we somehow get stuck into.

Comparison:

By comparing yourself you are actually demeaning all your struggles, things that you have achieved and belittling yourself.

Weaknesses are not bad nor do they need to be destroyed. More often, altering them slightly will be to your advantage and allow them to become a strength. Having a goal in mind — what to do with your strengths — will give you healthy motivation to address your weaknesses, instead of assuming addressing weaknesses will reveal your purpose. You need to make yourself sure about dealing with them because this will help you in your stream selection thereafter.

 

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