How can the United Debacle Inspire a Growth Mindset

Last week, a United passenger exited a plane in perhaps the most humiliating way. As videos emerged of a bloodied, screaming, and disoriented man being forcibly removed from a seat he paid for, shock and horror consumed us all. There was no corporate empathy from United for David Dao as he was manhandled from the plane waiting at the gate, and visibly injured in the act and no crew intervened. Continue reading How can the United Debacle Inspire a Growth Mindset

5 Mens Products To Buy For An Instant Style Refresh

Street Fashion is abuzz with new styles, new colors and you can see vibes from all international markets making a play for it this year. We put together a quick 5 item product list which can help you instantly refresh your look and gel well with the fashion forward scene Continue reading 5 Mens Products To Buy For An Instant Style Refresh

Mindfulness and Yoga in Sports

We all know that Yoga and Meditation have serious benefits for our health and overall well being. But for pro athletes competing a high level, playing the game with Mind Control can be really rewarding. Super Bowl champion head coach Pete Carroll, who is in his seventh year as a head coach and executive vice president of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, requires that all of his players take yoga classes during the season and even credits the Zen practice for relaxing his players and keeping them focused on game day. Continue reading Mindfulness and Yoga in Sports

5 Tips to Help You Build Your Brand

Building a strong and reputable Brand needs hard work, vision and tons of patience. Over the years Team Forziani has learnt lessons on Brand building the hard and long way. Here are top 5 lessons from our team on Brand Creation and Value Addition when it comes to consistent, solid Brand.

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4 Tips to enhance Mindfulness at work

Our work places usually consume a lot more of our energy and emotions than we ever realize. Thanks to burgeoning technology, spending more than 10 hours at the job is the norm these days and more so with self-employed folks and entrepreneurs, who literally never seem to take a break from their work. If you identify yourself as one of these types, here are a four tips on how to do better at work and succeed with Mindfulness.

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How to Achieve Ultra-Luxe Looks with Gold Accessories

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When you want to transform your style to achieve a Luxurious look, consider gold accessories. A dapper suit, tie and shoes are of course the essentials for a tailored well groomed look. When you add a few well placed accessories in 18k gold finish, like a bracelet or a necklace and a ring, your style immediately gets a sophisticated, refined boost.

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Last Minute Hacks for Enjoying Super Bowl

Super Bowl is well, today and if you don’t have a plans yet then read on. We understand life is busy and if you’re anything like us, maybe you had no time to plan out the weekend. Even if you don’t know Tom Brady from Jan Brady, here are some last minute hacks for enjoying the biggest game of the year and having a great time:

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🙇 Meditation as a Mind Control Tool 🛠

In the past three years, most important habit I’ve formed is Meditation. Hands down, bar none. Ripple effects of Meditation have shown up on many other aspects of my life,  abandoning a few bad habits, becoming more peaceful, getting my attention back from non stop outflow of various media and most importantly ability to sit quietly in a room alone.

Look around, the entire city — country? world? — seems to be infected by a disease, harbored on by a deluge of technology. The constant demand for our attention, our need to look fabulous and important, apps with notifications on, games which lead you on to infinite levels — each person we see today is inadvertently hooked onto their smart phones.

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Men’s Jewelry Trends 2017

 

The world’s premier menswear festival, Pitti Uomo 91 just wrapped up in Florence. A must attend for menswear fashion, the event is a street style haven and a solid indication of what would be coming up for rest of the year in men’s style. Here is team Forziani take on upcoming Men’s Jewelry Trends for 2017

While 2016 saw a rise in beaded bracelets and leather bracelets for men, this year they are a standard classic. 2017 will be the year to shine for increasingly more sophisticated, discerning men, who embrace personal care and refuse labels, focusing on well being rituals, old and new. Men who choose exclusive jewelry pieces what lend a unique olfactory touch to their outfits. Continue reading Men’s Jewelry Trends 2017

6 Tools for Mind Control

 

Steve Jobs, who was a master of mind control and living and working purposefully, learned to seize control over his success and his life by asking himself one important question in the mirror every morning:

If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ If the Answer is ‘no’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

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Mariah Carey could have saved her NYE performance with Mind Control

 

Talk of the town today – Mariah Carey on-stage fiasco at new year’s eve could have been avoided with some ace mind control techniques on her part. Carey, one of the top selling recording artists of all time and a five time Grammy winner while performing at Times Square in NYE, faced a technological breakdown which led to her song lyrics getting whacked out of sync which in turn let to her storming off the stage in a huff.

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Guide to Necklaces for Dare Devils

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The Skull. The Tattoo. The Bike. The Jacket. The Steel. The Dare Devil.

Dare Devils are easy to recognize. Their attitudes and accessories speak for themselves. And for that sole reason we think we have the nailed down the perfect gift guide for dare devils. Our sleek collection of skull rings, skull rosaries, Star Wars symbols and steel chains will enthrall the bravest and wildest of them out there and you are certain to score good! Take a look at our Dare Devils Gift Guide here.

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Gift Guide for Jet Setters

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Our Jet Setters gift guide is geared towards men who love to dress in latest styles and go for the polished sleek look at all times. Leather and Steel are two consistent heroes of a Jet Setter Lifestyle. Leather has been a popular material for men’s fashion since beginning while Steel is a comparatively new entrant. Both of these come together gorgeously into men’s jewelry designs creating an infallible modern combination.

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Gift Guide for Adventure Seekers

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For men that don’t like staying inside and living the ordinary life, why get him an ordinary gift off the shelf from a department store? Try something a little different and much more meaningful with Forziani beaded bracelets collection. Not only trendy and fashionable, Forziani beaded bracelets are handcrafted with high quality raw materials which will last longer and feel nicer than average bracelets. Each bead we use has it’s own spiritual meaning, which leads to enhancing its properties with use e.g. wisdom, strength, balance, protection. Here’s a look at some of our most popular beaded bracelets over the seasons:

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Gift Guide for Inner Explorers

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There is an Inner explore within each one of us. When its time for exploring deeper, 108 Mala Beads might be the answer. They have been used for centuries within Tibetan Buddhism. Yogis have included them during their meditation practices. Yet now, these interesting and exquisite beads have entered the mainstream attention. It’s no wonder why 108 mala beads have been so popular among men this past year due to their clean and simple design. They’re perfect for men that want an extra piece of accessory but don’t want some kind of flashy jewelry. Continue reading Gift Guide for Inner Explorers

Gift Guide for Men of Style

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Jewelry is always a great Gift idea at usually all occasions – and with recent trends, not only for women but for Men as well.  Its a concept which has been gaining ground for last few years and with more and more Men getting conscious about their personal style, it is bound to gain speed. But it can be sometimes daunting to decide what might make a good gift for him. Here are a few tips from Team Forziani to help you out and make every guy fashionable. We thought the best way would be to create gifts based on broader personality types, so let’s begin: Continue reading Gift Guide for Men of Style

Top things to do in Greece

There’s a high chance that if you visit Greece, you might fall in Love with it! The Hellenic Republic, also known as Greece, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. This beautiful place opens its arms to 22 million visitors each year representing the double amount of population in the entire country. Visitors are attracted to the country’s beaches, nightlife, delicious food, and of course its historical locations. Here are some must do things to try in Greece:

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5 Ways how Solo Travel can increase your EQ

Travel to new cities, new countries usually entails traveling with groups of friends or a traveling mate. Its also how routine ads depict travels, with a smiling carefree couple sun bathing on beaches or friends clicking beer mugs in a bar. Travel in any form can be rewarding but if done solo, it can heal up old wounds, open a whole new world in front of you and help you see other side of the continent efficiently.

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What makes Michael Phelps a beast and a true champion

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Photo Credit: Simon Bruty

If you live on the bleeding edge of competition like most Olympic athletes must,  you need to be solid strong inside and out.  The weight of expectations, from your own self as well as world around you, can peg you to the ground. At some point in life, we all need to fight our inner demons and defeat them.  We need to come out victorious and prove to the world who we really are, how strong we really can be.  We need to quiet those voices inside our own heads and those on outside. Michael Phelps is no different. Continue reading What makes Michael Phelps a beast and a true champion

Luxury Travel is a Viable Option in India, Here’s How to Experience Royalty

India is land full of awesome. Much diversity exists within geographical areas, economy and people. Forziani’s co-founder Mark recently went on a personal trip to India and had a chance to experience Royalty! Here’s a first hand account from him on how to feel and live like royalty in India.  Continue reading Luxury Travel is a Viable Option in India, Here’s How to Experience Royalty

5 Ways to Gift Diamond Jewelry so it doesn’t look like you’re proposing!

Holidays signify a season full of anticipation and love and music and romance. But you’re NOT yet ready to propose to her. We get it! So, here are 5 best ideas to gift Diamond Jewelry so it spreads joy and wonder instead of well, disappointment … Continue reading 5 Ways to Gift Diamond Jewelry so it doesn’t look like you’re proposing!

Is true happiness a metaphor?

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All our lives, right from our childhood to youth and then well into adulthood, humans aim for various  things which they believe will lead them to the ultimate goal – happiness. Dressed up in many forms e.g. a new phone, a new car or a great job, our goal as humans is to just somehow acquire that one thing which will make us happy. And so on it goes…

I remember at a very young age of 6, wanting a dress similar to one worn by my friend so badly. I would pray for it, whine to my mom about it and in general be obsessed with it for hours at end. Those were the days when mom still stitched at home, and somehow by miracle of manifestations, I did get that dress made out for myself. Now, it would be normal to assume that happiness at acquiring that much wanted dress would last for a while. But not so, within 2 days of getting that dress, my friend had a shiny new pink bike which became my latest object of desire and ultimate happiness.

Recently, I found myself introspecting about this particular incident and I realized things haven’t changed for me so much really. I have been wanting one thing after the other, a dream vacation, a well behaved child, a home as clean as a picture or maybe just a great sunset view while on a trip to the beach. But as soon as that moment is over, irrespective of fact whether I got what I wanted or not, my heart starts to want the next thing. Sounds familiar?

This unsettling feeling resonated with me so much that on my next trip to India, I spent some time in holy city of Haridwar trying to figure out what I really wanted from life. Surely, it had to be something beyond material possessions, or someone else’s behaviour, or someone else’s achievements which would make me happy. In fact by this time I was even wondering if true happiness really existed or was it just a metaphor we are made to believe in to keep functioning.

In Haridwar I met a Shaman (native healer) sitting on the steps of river Ganges during evening prayer times. There was unending peace and compassion in his eyes and I put up this question to him. And his answer did and did not surprise me at the same time. He said, this unsettled  feeling comes from the fact that I am following and chasing the wrong thing. It is not happiness that I should seek but Peace. That moment is etched crystal clear in my mind to this date. Suddenly it seemed like the mist had cleared and sun had shone through bright and shiny. I spend more than three hours with him that evening, taking in the beauty, the noise and the lights of the ghats by ganges. My discussion with Shaman changed my entire life purpose, and it seemed I did get my answers that evening.

Seeking of happiness is a futile and indeed a metaphorical exercise. This is because happiness lies in material things and feelings. If we change our focus on achieving peace, our outlook towards life and our relations takes a 360 swing. We start spending our days not focussed on being happy but focussed on being peaceful and spreading peace around us. Here are my biggest learnings from that evening and I sincerely hope they will help you in someway.

  • Make peace with your past so it doesn’t spoil your present
  • What others think of you is none of your business
  • Time heals everything – so give the time, some time
  • No one is the reason for your happiness except you, yourself
  • Don’t compare your life with others, you have no idea what their journey is all about
  • Stop thinking too much, its all right not to know all the answers
  • Smile, ’cause you don’t own all the problems in this world

I would love to hear your thoughts on this. Please drop me a note and let me know!