Day 1 – Never Give Up !

 

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Hey  ! Hey Beautiful Souls ❤

Happy Monday everyone ❤

Mondays are fresh start ..
It’s a New week .. New opportunity .. New Chances .. You’ve got another chance to make things happen . Make it happen !! .

I’ve decided to share “Never-give up “ quotes through out this week . To motivate my readers to have a ‘never quit ‘  mindset .

Everyone wants to be Successful in their Life and Business . But they refuse to accept the fact that success is not easy and there is no short cut to it . The only way to achieve success is to work your ass off . Always remember this in your mind , There is one secret formula for success that is Never Give up and Keep Going

 

Remember, the darkest night will end and the sun will rise . Yes , .. The Sun will rise and we will try again .

Rise and Shine !
Have a wonderful new week friends !

Love , Devi ❤

 

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Monday Motivation !

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A little step might be the beginning of a great journey ! Sometimes Later becomes Never #startnow‼️

Remember,If you don’t go after what you want you’ll never have it . #nowornever
Ever say yes to something that lead you to more and more goodness? 😲 It’s never too late to Start.

Trust me 🙏🏽 #startnow
Let’s 💪 #CrushMonday ‼️ #MarchMuchness#marchmadness #dreamchasing#goaldigging .

Have a great week ahead friends !

Love , Devi ❤

Cauliflower pakoda/ Gobi pakora

 

Cauliflower pakoda/ Gobi pakora  is a delicious deep fried snack. This is  my daughters favorite starter .

Ingredients:
Cauliflower – 250 gms, chopped
Besan Flour – 1/3 cup
Salt – 1 tsp
Saunf – 1/4 tsp
Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves – few
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
Green Chilli – 1, small, finely chopped
Oil as required for frying

Method:
1. Mix the gram flour, salt, saunf, cumin powder, turmeric powder and enough water to make a thick batter.
2. Add the ginger garlic paste and green chillies.
3. Add the cauliflower florets and mix well.
4. Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
5. Add the cauliflower florets, drain any excess batter, and fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until light golden brown.
6. Serve with tomato sauce or  chutney.

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Fail Forward !

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Today’s Life lesson

Hi friends, Good Morning !

Do you know what is mean by fail forward ? Failure ?

Failure is stepping stone to success.Failure is not the opposite of success It’s a part of success .

Quote : ” Even if you are on the right track You’ll get run over if you just sit there” – Unknown

Standing still has never helped anyone get anywhere. Keep failing forward!

Failure is a necessary part of progress! Fail forward and never give up! It’s all part of the learning process! It’s better to try and fall than to never try at all.It’s not how we fall It’s how we get back up.If you’re not failing, you’re not growing!!

You can’t let your failure define you .. You have to let your failure teach you.Yes Learn from your mistakes and move forward .No one said building an empire was easy, so go out there and take risks. If you fail, accept it, learn from it, and move forward. At least you are trying ! Before you start beating yourself up, remember. Life is a series of lessons learned only through a series of mistakes. Our biggest missteps often lead us directly to our most powerful breakthroughs. You’re doing awesome guys ! Lets wind up with Pitbull and Michael Jordan’s words today :

Wise words from Pit bull. . .
No overnight success, just years and years of doing, learning and failing. .

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Devi Venkatesan

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Cluster Beans Paruppu Usili/Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili /Seeni Avarakkai Usili

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Paruppu Usili is a traditional South Indian dish which is prepared with lentils. It is a very healthy dish as it has lentils and is steam cooked. This goes excellent with almost any type of kuzhambu. You can try the same recipe with french beans as well..Follow this procedure and enjoy a traditional meal with your loved ones.

 Ingredients

Cluster Beans -1/4 kg
Tur dal -1/3 cup
Bengal Gram/channa dal/kadalai paruppu -1/4 cup
Red chillies -2
Green chillies-2
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

For the seasoning
Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
Asafoetida/hing -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves –few

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Preparation

Wash and chop cluster beans finely. Add turmeric powder, salt and steam cook.
Soak tur dal and channa dal together for 1-2 hours. Drain the water completely and grind it (without adding water) coarsely with green chillies 
or red chillies and salt.
Grease idly mould and steam cook the ground dal. 
Once cooked, crumble the mixture with your hands.

Method 
Heat  oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add hing and curry leaves.
Then add the crumbled dal, cook for 3-4 minutes on low heat, then add the cooked cluster beans (if there is water, squeeze it out completely and add to the above) and mix well.Cook for further 2-3 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve as a side dish for rice.

Appreciate all feedbacks ! Please like and share it .

Devi Venkatesan

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Quote : Be A Tree

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Happy Morning friends 

The tree does not bother about flowers that fall.It is always busy making new flowers blossom.Life is not about what we lost so far,its about what we can still grow.

Learn from trees .

Never look back your past .

Keep going ! Keep moving forward !

Have a Wonderful Tuesday friends !

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Happy Monday !

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Happy Monday everyone !

Here’s some Monday Motivation..

Mondays are new beginning , new week , new goals , new hopes , new opportunities …

Lets welcome Mondays with great enthusiasm , positivity and good energy .

Throw some glitter in today’s face . Choose to sparkle today !

Be happy and thankful for Mondays , that you are alive one more day and got the opportunity to prove your best . Who know, this day may make you proud !

Consider it as another opportunity to begin a new journey of success .

Mondays gives us chance to start fresh and correct last week’s mistakes .

Remember , You are going to do amazing things this week .

Throw some glitter in today’s face . Choose to sparkle today !

Don’t forget to Sparkle More and Shine Bright today and everyday .

Wishing you all a very happy and productive new week !

All the very best !

Devi Venkatesan

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10 Ways to be more Likeable

 

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10 Ways to be more Likeable

We all want to be liked by others, but few of us actually know how to be more likeable. Making yourself more appealing to others is a important social skill and it requires a good understanding of some key principles of human psychology to master.

1. Smile more… that’s not so hard now is it? Smiling is contagious. The more you smile the more your mood will be elevated. It will reduce your blood pressure and it’s actually considered to be a form of exercise. Just be happy and let that happiness transfer to others. Nobody likes a party pooper!

2. Use Positive body language.Positive body language can make all the difference in a conversation.Use an enthusiastic tone, maintain eye contact etc.

3. Give genuine compliments. Make people feel good and compliment them because you truly do have something nice to say. Not because it’s part of a script or messaging formula. Elaborate on the compliment if you can.

4. Know when to open – up. Be careful to avoid sharing personal problems and confessions too quickly, as this will get you labeled a complainer. Likeable people let the other person guide when it’s the right time for them to open up.

5. Remember peoples names. Yes, many say they are horrible at this, but that’s only because you allow yourself to be. Say someone’s name three times or over and over again in your head. Find a way to remember the name by relating it to someone or something that is familiar to you. 
Don’t be lazy and let your excuses kick in.

6. Have Integrity . Being genuine and honest is essential to being likeable. No one likes a fake person. 

7. First impression do matter so don’t blow it. People decide if they like you within a matter of seconds of meeting you. So be open, smile, show confidence, good body language, be friendly… it’s simple stuff. Don’t be a jerk and show some interest in the person you are meeting. You’ll be fine.

8. Shared Interests . When it comes to establishing a rapport with someone, look for ways to establish common ground through shared hobbies or interests. This is when having a variety of interests and a diverse background will come in handy.

9. Ask questions. People love to talk about themselves so the more interested you are the more interested they are in talking to you. Ask real questions that help you get to know the person. Listen to listen. Don’t be thinking of the next question while they are talking, this isn’t an interview.

10. Put your hands up and step away from your phone! This is the biggest challenge for most people. When you are with your family, friends, meeting up with someone, face to face interacting with people your phone is a major distraction. It’s a great way to meet people when you are not around people. Put it away before you get the stink eye from someone.

If you want to show someone how uninterested you are in them, being on your phone will do the trick. There is a time and place for the phone, but when you’re around people you are looking to connect with, that is the wrong time. Practice being present!

Lets sum up. Likeable people are invaluable and unique. They network with ease, promote harmony in the workplace, bring out the best in everyone around them, and generally seem to have the most fun. 

Devi Venkatesan

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Take small steps everyday

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Today’s Lesson/Affirmation

Take small steps everyday

I love the below proverb

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Chinese Proverb

Today is the day to take that one small step in the right direction . Start there . Then Repeat.

The key to achieving our goals lies in the small steps we make each day.In life a long journey to a far of place  starts with a one small step forward . Great things starts with one small step. No progress if you don’t step forward . All successful person are successful today because they have taken that one first step forward some day in their lives . Keep moving everyday no matter how big or small the steps are .. just keep stepping … Small steps each day will lead you to bigger goals and dreams . Each and every big things have only very small beginnings .

“Take small steps everyday and one day you’ll get there”  – Unknown.

Remember , A big empire is not built in a day , It’s built everyday .

What are you waiting for guys ! Are you ready to take that small step today !?

…take it today and every day….  🙂

Wishing you all a very productive day !

Devi Venkatesan

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The Importance of Self-Love

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Self Love – Love Yourself

 Self-love is essential to our happiness, relationships and dreams, but it can be hard to know HOW to love yourself. I’ve put together a list of Lessons below to help you get started. 

If you are not going to cheer ‘you,’ who will? If you don’t love you, who will? Ask yourself these questions. 

 “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
– Lucille Ball

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 Lesson 1:

Mirror Mirror on the wall:

Start each day by telling yourself something really positive. What you tell yourself is who you are. People’s opinions of you do not matter. What is important is what you tell that person in the mirror each day, that ‘I am beautiful’, ’I am Intelligent’, Anything that will make you smile .Every great thing we celebrate started with a thought. What you focus on focuses on you.

 Lesson 2 :

Self-Examine:

Do some self-examination. Evaluate where you are in your life at the moment. Think of the mistakes you’ve made, experiences you’ve gone through. Remember the lessons learned from your mistakes and experiences.

 Lesson 3 :

Treat yourself well:

Treating your body well not only boost your self-love, but also your energy… Learn to love the skin you’re in. Be intentional about what you put into your body, not only because you want to look good but because you want to feel good.

 Lesson 4  :

Be Calm and Relax :

Take time out to calm your mind everyday . Self-love is all about connecting with yourself.Being calm and relax allows you to connect with yourself by not thinking about what bills need be paid,what’s due at work  etc. Release your negative emotional energy and re-establish inner calm and peace .Just embrace the moment.

 Lesson 5 :

Self-Compassion is important:

Be good to you.. Be kind to you. Self Kindness leads to a healthy and happier life. Being Kind to you helps you to bounce back and to live a happier life

 Lesson 6 :

 Create a fantastic Community:

Surround yourself with people who love and encourage you. Let them remind you just how amazing you are.

 Lesson 7 :

Unplug from social media:

Sit down for a few minutes on your own. No TV or distractions, just you. Think about the wonderful things that are happening in your life right now, what your big dreams are and how you can make that happen.

 Lesson 8 :

Make a ‘What’s working for you list’:

Make a list of what’s really working for you. Write it down in a paper and once you see it on paper and accept all of the positivity in your life, it will make it easier to love yourself. Go through it again and again when you feel down. Your blessings and positivity gives a fresh energy when you feel depressed.

 Lesson 9 :

Practice Self care:

Spend time for Self-pampering. Keep doing what makes you happy. It can be a facial, body massage, applying moisturizer, cooking, gardening, playing with kids, adventures, fun games, watching a movie and so on…Get enough sleep, do yoga, have good food and drink plenty of water.

 Lesson 10 :

Be thankful:

Be thankful for all your blessings and positivity in life. Embrace and love the thing that makes you different. It brings peace to your mind and soul. I Stop taking my mind and body for granted and relish how blessed I am .

 Lesson 11 :

Clean out your closet:

Getting rid of old things will make room for new things to come in to your life! Cleansing your mind can sometimes work in the form of letting go of clothes, shoes, jewelry, etc. that remind you of a certain time in your life that links to a negative vibration. Don’t chase what’s already happened; love yourself enough to know the best is yet to come.

 Lesson 12 :

No more Comparisons:

They is no one on the planet like you .Remember that you are perfect just the way you are; being in a pattern of compare and despair only makes you focus on the negative, when there’s SO much to be grateful for. The only person you should compare yourself to  is you.

 Lesson 13:

Self- Improvement:

You’ve got your own skills and talents. Remember that you’re unique, you have special unique talents within you which no one has. Embrace and love the things that make you different. You’re blessed differently. Learn to respect your uniqueness and find ways to improve your skills and talents. Try to improve yourself everyday. Be better than yesterday.

 Lesson 14:

Celebrate every day:

Celebrate your wins no matter how big or small. Pat yourself on the back and be proud of what you have achieved.

 Lesson 15 :

End all toxic relationship:

Seriously, Anyone who makes you feel anything less than amazing doesn’t deserve to be a part of your life.

 Lesson 16 :

Learn to Letgo:

We’re constantly holding on to things in our past, and it can tend to weigh heavy on our souls and even give us low self-esteem. The more blocks we clear, the more we can really live big in the area of self-love. Although we may do this as a way to protect ourselves from hurting, it’s really only holding us back from moving forward to reaching optimal self-acceptance and loving who we are.

 Lesson 17 :

Be your best version:

Often do something you are good at. Feel this is a self-esteem booster, Yes, no doubt .. This is! Get creative and express yourself in whatever way you like. Participate in a hobby or whatever you’re good at It can  be a craft,painting,music you do or love to cook then cook It’ll bring the best in you .Self-love and self-esteem go hand in hand.

 Lesson 18 :

Accept your flaws and celebrate your strengths:

Self-love does not mean dismissing your mistakes, no, it’s acknowledging them and making a deliberate choice to love you with all your flaws, insecurities, mistakes and choosing each day to do better, be better and ultimately live each day being you, doing you, fulfilling your purpose- what you were called to do on earth and ignoring the background noise. Stay focused, there are so many distractions in today’s world, don’t let it deter you from your goals and the amazing future that lies ahead of you.

If you love this post, be sure to leave a comment. What are your favorite self-care tips? I would love to know your thoughts. Make sure you follow on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram for motivational quotes, Personal development posts, life hacks and everything you need to be a better ‘you’ each day.

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I Can Always Rise Up !

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We can’t always stop the storms from coming, but we can choose to shine after they’re over. Rise above the storm you’ll find the Sunshine.

So many of us have been hurt, heartbroken, abandoned, bullied, overlooked, disappointed, used, abused, etc., Try to heal from the past pain and learn to turn our pain into power.I salute women who choose to rise above from her worst circumstances .

 

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Learn to turn your Problems in to Solutions

Turn your Struggles into Strength

Turn your Pains into Power

Turn your bad days in to blessings

Shine On !! Stay Awesome ladies !

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Devi Venkatesan

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Happy Ramnavami

Lord-Ram-and-SitaSri Rama Navami is one of the important festivals celebrated in India.

This festival is celebrated to proclaim the birth of Lord SriRam, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The day generally falls in the months of March or April, every year. Ram symbolizes the good and is the destroyer of evil. The story of Rama’s life as described in the epic Ramayana defines the concept of dharma in the form of the ideal husband, wife, brother and parents. Ramanavami is a day which celebrates Lord Rama and all of the ideals associated with him in Hinduism.

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It is celebrated by different names at different places such as in the Maharashtra it is celebrated by the name Chaitra Navratri, in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu it is celebrated by the name Vasanthothsava etc.
People celebrate this festival by decorating the statues of the Lord Rama, Mata Sita and Lord Hanuman. They prepare sweets perform the puja, On this day Panakam and Kosambari are distributed as prasadam. People involve in singing the devotional songs for whole day as well as listening the recitations from the various Hindu religious books.Vedic mantras are chanted by the religious people of the community at this occasion. Keeping fast at this day has another significance of getting body and mind purified. At some place, people perform a religious and cultural event called Ramlila to reveal the history of Ram in front of people.
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Happy Ram Navami wishes to all
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Devi Venkatesan
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Hello Everyone !!

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Welcome !!

Learning never ends. I am enthusiastic to learn things.

This Blog is about my everyday’s learning and experiences.

‘Lucky Mom Inspires’ is your daily dose of Positivity and Motivation, Inspiring you to live your life to the fullest. It’s a lifestyle guide which consists of Inspiration, Motivation, Personal Growth topics dedicated to inspire women to live a happy and positive life and to embrace their authentic selves. It also aims to help individuals end negativity, get things done fast, and achieve their goals.

I use this blog as a way to document my Motherhood moments , Kitchen adventures and my  everyday life experiences .
Here’s little- bit information about me :
I’m Devi, Creator of ‘Lucky Mom Inspires’. I’m a Proud Mother , Happy Wife , Recruitment/Sourcing Specialist, Social media aficionado, Positivity Pusher, Dream Chaser . I’m a Indian Born and USA Recruitment specialist. I help to find IT talents for clients throughout USA. I’m Unapologetically me, Unbreakable, Undeniable and Unstoppable. Authentically and transparently living the life I’m meant to live. I’m addicted to bettering myself.
I love life and my passion is to show others how to love it too! Don’t settle for less than you deserve. Grab hold of enthusiasm and run with it !

 

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