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A picture is worth a thousand words

Tears my heart to see this. A picture is worth a thousand words.

That kid that wants to study is perhaps the most hard working and appreciate human being than those that are simply privileged.

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Greatness.

“I am in competition with no one. I run my own race. I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone, in any way, shape, or form. I just aim to improve, to be better than I was before. That’s me…and I’m free.” ~Unknown
We all live once, what matters is what we do with our lives. What we do with seconds we have each day. Make a difference and leave this world better than what you found it as. That is living, That is revolutionary and that is epic.
Akshay Andy Anand
09/28/13
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Above & Beyond the call of Duty. Customer Service.

Reason #982 Why We Love What We Do at KARATS JEWELERS : Customer wanted to get an engagement ring and propose in the next couple weeks. He is a busy business executive and had no time to stop by the store besides today at 8:30 am, however we do not open till 10am everyday. Told him I would be happy to help him One on One and get him his dream ring for her. I was at the store at 7:30 am with a Starbucks getting ready for him and he showed up promptly at 8:30, found a ring he loved and thanked me for being here earlier than regular time. While he was ecstatic to find the PERFECT RING he said there was no one that would have done what we did for him by personally opening up the store before regular business hours since he called a couple places before someone recommended him to come to us. We made a LIFE LONG CUSTOMER at KARATS simply because we always go ABOVE & BEYOND the call of duty. When you love what you do it shows in everything you touch.
Steve Jobs

Reflection

True meaning of life is learning each day, each moment. I heard a saying once and it went something like this “Remarkable people make original mistakes. Learn to explore with a beginners mindset” I cherish this truly. It is not because I make mistakes but because I TRY, I LEARN and GROW as a person. In REFLECTION, life would be really unexplored and unchartered if we didn’t go out of our realms to be who we want to be.

As one of my mentors through inspiration Steve Jobs said. “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.” These words hold the ultimate truth to life. One must be hungry for knowledge and wisdom and the desire to learn and that ONLY comes when we acknowledge that we are foolish in every sense. Leaving pride and “I” away.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

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Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel Laureate and one of my favorite writers.

Rabindranath Tagore is one of my favorite writers. Here is one of my favorite ones. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do. Akshay Anand August 28th, 2013

And Joy is Everywhere;
It is in the Earth’s green covering of grass;
In the blue serenity of the Sky;
In the reckless exuberance of Spring;
In the severe abstinence of gray Winter;
In the Living flesh that animates our bodily frame;
In the perfect poise of the Human figure, noble and upright;
In Living;
In the exercise of all our powers;
In the acquisition of Knowledge;
in fighting evils…
Joy is there Everywhere.

– Rabindranath Tagore, 1861-1941
Nobel Prize in Literature, 1913

American Americans

One of my favorite quotes of all times is the one below from Martin Luther King. The essence of humanity is that we are all people with the same dreams, desires and wants. To enrich our lives with happiness, joys and prosperity’s. To treat others just as how we want to be treated and to grow as people of excellence as we learn from what’s behind us and make what’s in front the best ever.

America is the only country where we are not of ethnicity, religion or sect but as American Americans. United as one for the welfare and good of others and our selves. A nation that by enlarge lives and flourishes on basic rights of human dignity and honesty.

I hope you and I will continue to strive to live by example so others may see us as a ray of shinning hope and regard America as the beacon of the highest civilization in human history.

Akshay Anand
08-24-2013
My thoughts today.

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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My Invocation to Leawood Rotary

On August 25th, 2011 I gave the following Invocation to the Rotary Club of Leawood that I belong too. A couple years down the road, I am remembering a great soul and an American Soldier who gave his life for our freedoms. Leawood Rotary Club is an Organization that gives its time, resources and efforts in making a difference in the world. I am a proud Leawood, KS Rotarian. Where we put Service Above Self.

INVOCATION:

They say that whatever we do comes with a price….a price for freedom, liberties and living our “dreams” is far higher than what we as individuals can EVER realize living where we live.

This nation has been built on principals of Service, Hard Work, Innovation and to stand for righteousness. Just the other day i was seeing a documentry of the days after september 11th when the United States went into Afghanistan, it really changed a lot of perspectives for me of how “this war against terrorism” was conducted as opposed to the many we have fought before.

I was amazed of how the United States only sent 7 men, yes ONLY 7 MEN from CIA to make pacts with the Northern Alliance Group that rebeled the Taliban before many other troops started coming in…..

Making a Long Story Short, it amazed me how the US conducted Drone wars against taliban and insurgents that came to our land and to our homes and tried to disrupt our way of life. Shortly after this documentry one morning i got a text message and it said “Brother Mason Died in Afghanistan”

I was taken back, i was quite and practically numb the entire day…. Matt Mason was my fraternity brother at Northwest Missouri State and was one of the 30 Navy Seals that was killed in Afghanistan and we as a country lost an honorable man, a great member of our community and he leaves behind 2 boys about the ages of 4 and 5 and an expecting daughter in the next month or so.

This man, gave his life for OUR FREEDOM, FOR OUR LIBERTIES and for our “DREAMS” that we living HERE cannot even begin to comprehend what it takes to fight those wars. That man was an honorable individual that fought for you and me amoung many others that have gone before and will continue to pay the BIGGEST PRICE for our FREEDOM.

Lets take a moment of silence and remember those that we know or those that have lost their lives so we all can live freely.

Thank You, I will be passing out a few things i got at matt’s services for you all to check out.

Being An Entrepreneur

Akshay Andy Anand

Akshay Andy Anand

The greatest of joys is to create something bigger and better than you. To put your heart, soul and everything you have to see it grow. Just like how a mother raises a child. Our Businesses is our passion, its a dream and its made with immense emotions and we as Entrepreneurs put every single bit of what we have into it.

I am so blessed to be the 6th generation in the Jewelry Business and live a life filled with passion for what I do. My grandfather would have been so proud to see KARATS in Kansas City. He would have been filled with joy to see how is generations have uplifted the family name and legacy.

I aspire to do my best each day for my business, my family, my loved ones and my community.

Akshay Anand

Aug. 8th, 2013

 

Happy Sunday Kansas City.

Drinking coffee at Starbucks and working on a small project for KARATS and saw this. Thought it was appropriate to share on this Sunday. Go achieve your greatness world. Give our best and make sure you touch every soul you come across. A great life lived is only when we make great impacts on others lives.

Akshay Andy Anand

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Story Of Akshay Anand’s Life in Kansas City

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Story of my life. I believe in achieving and living life to greatness. We get to live once, there is no reason to not use our full potential and give the world back what the Lord has given within you. Why settle for less when you are destined for iconic ? I live my life to greatness and each day pursing a dream to make my business KARATS ( www.karats.us ) the best ever. It is a journey….each day needs to be an improvement, each day needs to be better than the last.

So give your self to the world, share your music just as I have shared mine with Kansas City and the country i call home, United States. I dream to make KARATS Jewelers better each day and as our existence in Overland Park expands we hope to make sure that every customer feels wowed when they come to our store.