On 6th May, Actor-Director Ramesh Aravind shared another inspirational video shot at BHIVE Workspace. In this video, he shared his experiences and tips on how to beat stress, make more money and become successful. Just like his previous video, this video message went viral on Facebook, reaching over 2 Million people with almost half a million views, 15,000 shares and 50,000 likes and comments. You can watch the video here: Ramesh Aravind’s BHIVE Inspiration Series – Vol 2

Various people from around the world conveyed their appreciation for Ramesh Aravind’s message in the video and found it really inspiring.

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Ramesh Aravind is an inspirational figure in the world of cinema, who captures the imagination of today’s youth. He’s been a TedX speaker and has also hosts the most popular show on Zee Kannada “Weekend With Ramesh”, which inspires youth through the experiences of achievers from different walks of life.

Here’s the latest video in the “Ramesh Aravind’s BHIVE Inspiration Series”:

Here’s the full transcript of the video message:

“The major stress point I see is when people try to compare themselves to someone else, particularly immaterial things, about somebody’s house, about somebody’s car. My God!

I mean, whoever you are, there is going to be somebody who’s smarter than you, somebody dumber than you, somebody richer than you, somebody poorer than you. It’s always going to be there. It’s an endless chain. Unless you are the richest man in the world like Bill Gates.

So, this whole point of comparison is going to end in a bottomless pit. I think, the ideal comparison you should do is with yourself. What you are capable of? What you could be and where you are? You are destined to be there, you have the capacity to be there, but you are here. That is the comparison. You rise up slowly, in your skills, in your talent, and in your work, and you reach your true potential. That is the ultimate comparison, and the right comparison you should do, I think. What you are and what you can be?

You are happily at home, waiting for your husband to come, you prepared a lovely meal, you imagined that this guy is going to come, appreciate the meal, saying “wow darling, that was great!” And this guy walks in and says, “hey sorry, I just had dinner with my friends” and he goes and sleeps off. And you go nuts! It stress you out so much, because you’d imagined something so beautiful in your mind and the reality is something else. That happens all the time. There’s a mental picture of something in your mind. Perhaps it’s about your work, about your relationship, about your income, whatever. But the reality is something else.

You go from here to the airport, you are happily ready and then you get into a traffic jam, and then the security queue is so much (long), everything hassles you, because you were expecting a very smooth ride. You didn’t expect this.
So the whole thing is, the difference in the picture in your mind and the reality which happens. So, I think one of this has to change, and you make a step forward.

My mother used to tell me, don’t waste money, it doesn’t grow on trees. It’s a very popular Indian concept – “the money doesn’t grow on trees”, isn’t it? So, where does money come from? Where do I get money? Either you have to give me, she has to give me or you have to give me. Money comes from other people, and when are they going to part with their money? I am not going to part with my money, simply. When will they part with their money?When will they part with their money? When you add value, some value to their life. I’ll give thousand two hundred bucks to someone, if it was a stand-up comedian who made me laugh, if he gives me a good experience. I am going to part with my money, right?
Or I go to a cricket match, I spend money on the IPL, why? It gives me so much thrill. When somebody inspires me with his words, his thoughts, his actions, I’ll part with my money.
So, the only way you can make money is when you ad some value to somebody’s life. If you can reduce my working time, if I can delegate some work to you, I am willing to part with my money to you. So, either make things easier for somebody or you speed up somebody’s work, or you are of some service to somebody, that’s when money comes in your hands. And if you want to increase your income, only way you increase it is, add more and more value to other’s lives. Make yourself so capable, increase your skills so much, that people are willing to pay for it. Or, increase the number of people you add value to. You make a brilliant idea, you make Windows, the whole world is benefitted and you become the richest man. That’s how it works. Think of something that benefits a lot of people, and you make a lot of money.

One of my favourite quotes was on a placard in Direct K. Balachandra’s office, he was my mentor. And he had a placard saying, “Today is the first day, of the rest of your life”. I think that’s a fabulous thing. Whatever you decide today. Okay, till yesterday, okay man, I goofed up, i was a mess. But from today, I decide, now you see, what I can become. That I think is a great thing to say.
When you are coming this road, there’s a board there, “no U-Turn”. Life doesn’t have that board at all. You can take a U-Turn anytime you want. It’s just on you, to decide that now you’ll see a “new me”, “a “fresh me”, I’ll show you who I am?
Of course, it’s going to be tough! Obstacles are going to be there. See, why do you enjoy a cricket match, Durgesh? Why do you enjoy a football match? or Why do you enjoy this game so much? Because somebody’s trying to hit a fixer but the other man’s idea is only to make (get) him out. Every cricket ball, starts with the idea of making (getting) the batsman out. He’s a clever guy, he’ll hit a sizer, he’ll hit a four. He’s got the skill. That’s how everything is. Everybody’s trying to stop you. What’s football about? You want to reach the goal, if there’s no opponent at all and you simply go and put the ball, what’s the fun? The whole idea of the opposite team is to block you.
So, I think, the life itself is designed that way. You want to get something so badly, and the whole world says “we’ll not allow you to get this”, and you just roll up your sleeves and say, “you think so? You underestimated me boy. I’ll show you who I am.” That is what it is about.

Yes, You can!

In case you missed the first video, you can watch it here: