Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sales Graduates from our Latest Corporate Workshop

There is nothing more fulfilling than helping others find their way. - Mohnish Nair

Another Batch. Another Day. 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Nature is a Great Leveler!

Nature is a Great Leveler!
- Mohnish

The tragedy in #Uttarakhand is devastating and beyond human imagination. It pains to see so many lives being lost and so many stranded with no food and shelter. What is even scarier is to know that those caught in the middle of nature’s fury are ordinary pilgrims like you and me. They could have very well been someone we love or know. While I watch this colossal disaster, I also realized that this is a result of a certain kind of ignorant arrogance in built in us as humans.

The desire to be superior to everything else and the greed to amass and possess has led us humans to dig our own graves. I feel pained and hurt to see corporations run with utter disregard to our environment. I feel we all are part of this and one day we will all be shown our place by the furious TAANDAV of Mother Nature. I just hope we learn a lesson and stop getting so greedy about stamping our footprints where we are not supposed to be…

Let’s learn to respect nature. Else we will learn the hard way that Nature like death is a great leveler.
- Mohnish

Thursday, June 20, 2013

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Mohnish Speaks

Let victory be your choice. Let optimism be your weapon. Don't let the shadows of failure and the darkness of ridicule steal your inner strength. Forget what the world is doing, think what you can do. Ignore your innermost fears and let action rule. Battles are won when you fear none! Go...conquer your dreams. - Mohnish

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Respect Your Vendors

Respect Your Vendors
By Mohnish Nair

Are you one of those who believe your vendors are available a dime a dozen? Do you take your suppliers for granted? Do you think that they will run to you no matter how badly you treat them? If yes, then you are in for a shock!! Nobody wants to work with an ego-master anymore.


When dealing with your customers you are at your sweetest best. You want to please the client and make sure you don’t lose that order or your payments are not stuck and hence you are ready to take any kind of trash from these customers. However, with your vendors, it’s the other way round. You believe that they need you and hence you start ignoring their reminders, you squeeze them for their price and you have 100 more ways of arm twisting since you believe they need your business and that they will tolerate any kind of un-professionalism from you.


Well, its time you wake up and smell the coffee mister!
Gone are those days. Today the world is coming closer and business opportunities are multiplying manifold. Business relationships today are about balance of benefits and about building WIN-WIN relationships. You have to ensure you stick to the agreements and contracts with your vendors if you expect them to reciprocate the same towards you.


If you want your business to improve then you must ensure you treat your vendors respectfully. Vendors are also business people. They depend heavily on your responses to manage their operations and cash flow, the same way you do on your customers. You must reply to their communication via email or phone in a disciplined manner, the same way you do with your customers. One weak link can damage the entire value chain. If you expect your vendors to reply to your 2 am calls, you must be ready to do the same for them too.


Respect comes from adherence to contracts and being timely in payments and communication. Respect can also be shown by not arm twisting the vendors when they are vulnerable.


Build a Vendor education program in your company where you educate your vendors on your philosophies, vision, expectations and work ethics. This way you and your vendors will be on the same page most of the times thus avoiding many of the communication and operational hassles.

Remember, if you deal with your vendors respectfully, they can turn into your BUSINESS PARTNERS helping you grow your business.

This article is written by Mohnish Nair. Mohnish is a business coach specialized in small and medium size enterprise coaching in India. A young, dynamic motivational speaker, creative designer and a strategic coach, Mohnish has helped hundreds of business owners transform their world creatively. That's Mohnish's motto in life, to transform the world creatively.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Benefits of Business Coaching

Benefits of Business Coaching

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Business coaching has risen in popularity but it’s understandable simply because of the amazing results it offers. You will find entrepreneurs, though, who try to reduce costs since they think coaching won’t translate into fast improvements in their profits, which is an error. On the other hand, there is nothing that can help you in making your business more efficient and profitable more quickly than business coaching. In this article, we will be taking a look at a number of the benefits of business coaching and how it can help your profits.

Hard Questions

The quality of the conversations you have in your business largely determines how successful you will be. In many organizations difficult topics or problems don't get properly discussed. The culture is such that everyone avoids talking about potential areas of conflict but this is not healthy for the business.
As the leader of the business a key part of your role is to enable and facilitate more courageous conversations.

You will find this easier if you're working with a business coach because it's their job to ask you the hard questions and to challenge you to really get to grips with what's happening in the business.

Honest Feedback

One of the most immediate benefits of business coaching is having a fresh pair of eyes looking at your business. Business coaches are there to give you really honest feedback in a way that family and friends might find awkward.

New skills and knowledge

Many small business owners are 'accidental entrepreneurs' ie. they didn't necessarily plan on owning a business, it just sort of happened when the opportunity came up.

Because of this they may not have been well-prepared and just simply learned how to run a business as they went along. However this often means they have knowledge gaps.

Business coaches can fill these gaps quickly. Importantly for busy business owners it can be done at your convenience at times and locations that suit you.

Business Results

One of the most valuable benefits of business coaching is being able to achieve more results. Business coaches can seem expensive but if they generate a return on investment that more than compensates for their cost then you'll consider it a wise investment.
Consequently, it is in their interest to push you to achieve much more than you would have done without them. So, expect to be stretched. You will be pushed to set bigger goals and held accountable on a regular basis to achieve them.

Sounding board

One of the major benefits of business coaching is the ability to work with an impartial ‘thought partner’ who you can discuss problems with and who’ll give you objective and honest feedback on your performance and how to improve it.
The success of business coaching comes through the relationship that develops between coach and client. The more comfortable you feel with your coach as a confidante the more you will feel you're getting something out of it.
A coach is 100% committed to helping you achieve your goals so the more you can open up and be honest the more they can facilitate your success.

Personal Development

Whilst the intended beneficiary of business coaching is the business, the focus of the coaching is actually the business owner and the other people in the business who have influence over it's performance.
Therefore, one of the other benefits of business coaching is self improvement which has a knock-on affect in other areas of your life.

Business Coaching Questions:

  1. What stage of development is your business at?
  2. What challenges are you facing currently?
  3. What knowledge gaps do you have as far as running a business is concerned?

Benefits of Business Coaching

ü      Spend less time working in your business and more time working on it
ü      Make more profit in less time
ü      Focus on what is fundamental to be done now
ü      Establish better business processes
ü      Offer better customer service
ü      More motivated staff
ü      Delighted customers
ü      More customers
ü      More focused marketing strategies
ü      Better team structures / roles and responsibilities
ü      Staff have better understanding of company’s vision and values
ü      Reinvigoration of a fresh vision for your business (and renewed passion)
ü      More robust business
ü      Clarity of where your business is heading
ü      Better planning
ü      Greater enjoyment at work
ü      More in control
ü      Continually improving and refining processes

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A rainy day like today...

A rainy day like today is a perfect occasion to reflect within. The dark grey rooms can be lit up with your radiant dreams. Write your goals. Think about your strategic plans to achieve them. Play some kishore kumar songs and as you sip on that kadak chai...evaporate your limitations in thin air...forget what the world thinks about you...and decide to live your dreams
- Mohnish Nair

Friday, June 7, 2013

Happy Monsoon to all!!

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. - Dolly Parton

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Celebrating 6 years of Inspiration!!!



Today Maple Dreams celebrates 6 years in the field of training, coaching & branding. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the love and support you have given us all these years. This journey has been most fulfilling and exciting for me. I am also aware of many clients who have heart warming stories of personal and business victories to share. We salute this spirit of entrepreneurship and confidence in all our customers!
I assure you that you have seen nothing yet!!!

Maple Dreams is now going to aggressively implement multiple expansion strategies and we are sure you would support us in the same way like you have been doing so far. Your growth is now our responsibility!!!

Thank you very much!!



Mohnish Nair