Conversation with a Tomato

What are the conversations you have had in the last 24 hours? Maybe with your partner? with your kids? parents? friends? Anyone else? And should I also ask with anything else?

How was it when you went into the supermarket and bought a new pack of biscuits? What did you experience? Did the packaging speak to you? the colour, the icons, the pictures, the price, the claims, did they speak to you? And did you speak back? Maybe consciously or sub-consciously? “I like you”, “I don’t like your flavour” “I am going to get you”. Even for something you get regularly and not new, maybe tomatoes, did the best before date and the price speak to you if they were packaged and if not, the colour, the firmness? What did you say to the tomato?

A conversation is defined as an exchange of ideas, thoughts, opinions and views. Consciously or sub-consciously we have multiple conversations in a day with both human and non-human entities. These conversations then translate into Action or In-action. A key ingredient in a conversation is Purpose. Purpose can use various symbols to communicate. The supermarket has a Purpose, the pack of biscuits has a Purpose, you as a Shopper have a Purpose in that particular situation, it is when there is the alignment of Purpose that Action happens, that can lead to Trust, Value and Relationships. In this case, maybe you are seeking value from the tomatoes as they are going to be part of your dinner tonight and maybe through this experience, trust and relationship is formed with the supermarket where you bought the tomatoes from, and maybe trust, value and relationship results with this new pack and brand of biscuits

A similar scenario applies in a human to human interaction. Let’s take the example where a salesperson is trying to sell his product or service to a buyer. Both have a Purpose, though it might be at different levels. For the seller maybe he has his own Individual Purpose, the Brand Purpose of the product or service he is selling and maybe also the organisation’s Purpose that he belongs to and similar might apply to the buyer. It is when an alignment of Purpose at the right level happens through quality conversations that Action takes place. This action can lead to Trust, Value and Relationships or not as the case might be if the right conversations have not happened

Without a sense of Purpose, we are rudderless. Purpose at different levels gives us the direction and inputs into the quality of conversations. Conversations which can then be better controlled for a preferable outcome rather than left to chance.

What drives your conversations?

We are Grateful! – The Positive Charge Talks by Ankur Shiv Bhandari – Episode 07

We live in a new normal. Ankur talks about the fact why we are very grateful.

You can listen to the podcast below:

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Speak to your fear and see it disappear – The Positive Charge Talks by Ankur Shiv Bhandari – Episode 06

In this episode, Ankur talks about the power of acknowledging our fears and overcoming them on the path to positivity and possibility.

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There is only 1 you, Live it, Love it and Launch it! – The Positive Charge Talks by Ankur Shiv Bhandari – Episode 05

In this episode, Ankur talks about the importance of feeling proud of one’s uniqueness. He highlights a key point that everyone is unique and that should be celebrated.

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There is a Teacher everywhere. Are you learning?- The Positive Charge Talks by Ankur Shiv Bhandari – Episode 04

In this episode of The Positive Charge, Ankur shares the importance of absorbing learning from all sources to energise our souls and bring the Power of Positivity and Possibility in our lives.

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Falling means you dared to go high – The Positive Charge Talks by Ankur Shiv Bhandari – Episode 03

In this episode of The Positive Charge, Ankur talks about the importance of pursuing your ambitions bravely.

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It is your Duty to be Happy – The Positive Charge Talks by Ankur Shiv Bhandari – Episode 02

In this episode, Ankur focuses on the importance of Happiness and correlates happiness with other desires in life.

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Is this what you really want? – The Positive Charge Talks by Ankur Shiv Bhandari – Episode 1

Pleased to share the first episode of “ The Positive Charge” podcast by yours truly. An effort to share how the Power of Positivity & Possibility can influence our lives. You can listen to it here on Spotify. The podcast is also available on other major sites includes Apple Podcasts.

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“The Positive Charge” Talks by Ankur Shiv Bhandari – Coming Soon!

I have been involved in Capability building for more than a decade not only as part of leading a training company but by also being a Corporate trainer, managing people from different cultures, as a father and recently as a University Senior lecturer. As the years have gone by, I have realised the pure joy there is when you see even a small positive change in someone’s capability and the feeling that your efforts might have contributed to it in some way. I believe that an underlying “Hygiene factor” or “success factor” to how individuals and organisations approach capability is the level of optimism and the ability to deal with negative or discouraging events and influences. I believe if a situation is approached with a “Positive Charge” the capability change results are amazingly different. I will try to share some thoughts on that point through “The Positive Charge” podcast. Thoughts related to the Industry will continue on “The Shopper in Shorts” podcast.

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Look forward to connecting with thoughts soon

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Speak to your fear and see it disappear – That’s Me Talks by Ankur Shiv Bhandari – Episode 6

In this episode, Ankur talks about the power of acknowledging our fears and overcoming them on the path to positivity and possibility.

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