Amrit: Leading the Trend With a Combination of Health, Wellness and Luxury

— By Dilip Barot, Founder, Creative Choice Group

In years past, health and wellness did not always meld with the concept of luxury. Luxury meant indulgence and decadence in every aspect of life. Unhealthy fats and high-calorie intake were simply a side effect of being able to afford the richest desserts and the thickest slabs of prime meat with nutrition being of little consequence. Money was spent on the newest, hottest gadgets no matter the eco-effect, and pampering meant having someone else do the work while putting minimal effort in by the individual being pampered. Luxury translated into having the biggest and best and the ability to promptly indulge desires. Read More…

Moving Beyond Intrinsic Motivation

– By Dilip Barot, Founder, Creative Choice Group

For years, the leading theory in motivation has involved extoling the virtues of intrinsic motivation over extrinsic motivation. However, the latest research indicates that even intrinsic motivation is not enough to gain optimal performance in the workplace. The newest results of research points out the legitimacy of moving beyond intrinsic motivation and assigning value to the work they do.

As many people know, extrinsic motivation is based on tangible rewards that a person receives. This type of motivation occurs outside of the individual and can include fiduciary rewards such as money or emotional rewards, such as favoritism or an alteration of behavior based on what is received. Research has always pointed to the failings of extrinsic motivation as a temporary measure that cannot be Read More…

Technology: Is It Helping or Hurting the Real Estate Industry?

–  By Snehal Desai, Systems Administrator, Creative Choice Homes

Much of today’s society has accepted technology with open arms, but there are still those individuals who have an inherent distrust of it. The arguments against technology are many and range from “It’s taking our jobs” to “It’s making zombies of future generations.” Despite the naysayers’ arguments, however, technology has yet to eliminate the need for a human workforce or fry the brains of future generations of children. In fact, most people — and industries — can agree that technology has been and will continue to be a welcome tool. Read More…

What Is Patanjali Yoga All About?

– By Dilip Barot, Founder, Creative Choice Group

Yoga Sutras by Indian sage, Patanjali, are a collection of 196 aphorisms contained in four chapters, which outline techniques for attaining congruity of mind, body, senses, thought and action. The Eight Limbs of Patanjali Yoga are derived from Sadhana Pada, one of the four chapters of the Patanjali Sutras. Get to know the eight limbs or Ashtanga in Sanskrit, and learn how they can provide a roadmap to your wellness: Read More…

Ten Principles to Drive Effective Collaborations – Part 2

– By Dilip Barot, Founder, Creative Choice Group

As a continuation from the first article on principles to drive effective collaborations, here are five more tips to strengthen your foundation.

1) Manage difficult trade-offs: Not everything works out as intended, not only in life but also in business. You need to have a provision of making compromises where necessary. These trade-offs may not be easy but will make all the difference in the way your organization collaborates.
Knowing when to make the trade-offs requires the leader to be informed and empowered because these decisions will change the course of the business. The good news is that collaboration provides the tools for the key decision makers to obtain the right information at the right time. Read More…