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PROBESEVEN - Pick your Productivity Tool: Prepare To-do lists or Anti-To-do lists!

Pick your Productivity Tool: Prepare To-do lists or Anti-To-do lists! You are the one who should be keen in productivity and destined to inspire your work group. How do you wish to inspire your work group, may be a big question now, you can be surprised to agree with this great productivity tool to support your career. 

 By and large most people just declare themselves to believe that their personal habits and capabilities are what defines their life but give it a pause, then think when you are enlightened with some positive tool you can challenge to adhere and put them to action. Shortly, your will be able to report the finding being positive and how valuable these ideas bring to your personal experience.

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Let me emphasize this is not just for your job or career but it is a personal awareness to your life purpose for a visionary success in all endeavours.

These techniques generate huge positive transformation, gives your ample satisfaction and generates abundance success. Most successful business men have been working on this and which gives them the right holistic mindset and profound success. The concept may be simple but it does inspire many readers and it is important for anyone to possess better process and better performance to deliver good and competitive output, ineffective output gets the team frustrated and in order to avoid these pitfalls comes the essential of improving your efficiency. The great way to start is to create a list in your style. The style which I mean here is the to-do list or anti-to-do list.

Before I get into to explain the difference of both the styles let me brief out the habits of accomplishing people in everything they do. It is no surprise that such people are more productive, more successful and managed stress. Getting to know their habits will inspire you as well.

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Most of them are Morning people:  They know what they have to do and rise as early as possible with sustainable working timings.

Good planners in Time Allocation:  Most of them are good planners and they know how long each of the task takes for them to complete and they are able to fix with the specific time to carry out the work.

Efficient to Distract the Distraction:  Strong enough to dust the distractions and focus on the planned work. Your mindset and self-control are simple terms but what here needs to be practiced is the ability to promptly distract the distraction.

Planning with Appropriate Window:  Work with the time limitations, tasks may be pouring and most successful people work to the context of the day. Literally, it means when your day agenda is filled with meetings and project co-ordination which is in priority it becomes impossible to handle the scheduled task and instead of going vain over it they do not plan other tasks in such days.

Work on Momentum and Delegate: It should be considered a pleasure to work in momentum as it gets overwhelmed on the accomplishments. Most of the successful people just don’t wait to complete in a hard day but rather delegate and get the task completed if even under supervision. Here it demands you to be a quick thinker.

Having had a feel of the habits the successful people adhere and with enough motivation I am willing to state the long discussed productivity tools.
  • Adhering to To-do list
  • Adhering to Anti-To-do list

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To-do list:  Maintaining To-do lists is psychological, derives productivity benefits!

Seamlessly adhering to the To-do list is just not a physical exercise but it takes plenty of planning and has some psychological influence. As the day gets busier and it becomes essential to plan a to-do list. Let me tell you when you start to practice and practicing to create the list your mind starts to summarize the points, it would automatically eliminate the hindrance, it helps you decide upfront the importance of the task and the time consumption.

It also should be clearly understood that the concrete goals whether based on the days, weeks or months has some molecular goals which are the ones that needs to be achieved on the daily basis. The step by step process thinking to meet the objectives makes it sooner for the achievement of the desirable goals.

Anti-To-Do List: Psychological, yet feel the difference instantaneously!

Strategically, this suits the person who is more inclined towards the frustrations when the tasks are left unfinished. Although the ultimate goal is to improve the productivity and stay motivated over the task completion. The planner has the ability to feel accomplished and it is also sneaky when you notice the list left unfinished.

Not being sure that if you are familiar with the concept of Anti-to-do list, which is just the reverse of the to-do list where you would list the jobs completed instead of the list of to be completed tasks.

End of the day you would be glad to see the amount of work accomplished and it would not let you wonder as what the hell has been done for past 8 hours! By implementing this strategy, you would spontaneously feel the difference and would certainly learn to focus on the positives that would help you adhere to your productivity targets.

Celebrate the Win:

Ultimately, moving about with the lists be it ‘To-do’ or ‘Anti-to-do’ it turns out to be significant and would certainly roll out with the best accomplishments. With the promise of wrapping up the day with positivity and celebrating wins, it concludes to say give it a try, not later but now.

Enjoy happy scheduling and accomplishments. Got some inputs or liked this article post your comments which will remain forever cherished.

PROBESEVEN - A Professional Development Workshop

One-day Professional Development Workshop by Mr. Sivakumar Palaniappan, Mastering Mind Academy.

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How it all started?  The blossom day of 30th June (Thursday) was a quick gathering with the team and it was like with no clue there was some chatter here and there, all were gathered in few minutes. Heard the general greetings and hope you all are doing well and in just few minutes we were revealed how our professional skills would get transformed and promising to see a smarter soul within us and get lot more from the ….. was a silence.

Yes! it was about hosting a Professional Development Workshop by a profound and eminent personality Mr. Sivakumar Palaniappan, Mastering Mind Academy.

It was a privilege offered by the company during which we as a team could have an opportunity to understand ourselves, leverage our intelligence to generate a greater impact on our career and hoping to know the dates was the insight of each minds in the gathering.

Swiftly, was the move from the team and with rather no questions was the hands raised symbolically showing a great interest and acceptance to be a part of the workshop. More than words the body language had greater impact and the eager minds were cherished. Sooner were the team reacted to show interest to know more.

The dates were officially announced for 2nd July 2016 at a prominent venue the meeting hall of Le Pebble. Lavish space and alluring interiors cheered us.

More specifically we would say the interest and the devotion was exceptional towards the event was to the mentoring from Mr.Sivakumar Palaniappan, the Professional Speaker, Author, Career Coach and Corporate Trainer. Highly inspiring are his works towards the society, the students, the job seekers, the young employees, corporate and entrepreneurs. Ample number of workshops and with many accolades made us feel privileged to get associated for a day.

The day of the workshop:

Gathered with fresh minds and bright eyes to seek for the professional development skills and so did the event start by 9.30 am with a quick ice-breaking session. All the pondering noise got settled and keenly concentrated over the presentation. The morning session started with a virtual walk through of the principles and disciplines of the personalities and corporate across the globe, in a meager layman understanding we were driven to know actually what are the possibilities and capabilities we are built upon for the massive achievement.

Keeping the environment cool and composed we were confidently led to the enlighten of the corporate world and the desired professional skills. Most of them were awe-struck so as to have been amazed of their hidden capability and with the regret of not having been used skilfully. This transformation boosted the spirits and the team was looking for more to gain.

Just as we shuffled a couple of times with the seats was the time that took us for a relishing and refreshing lunch at Le Pebble Restaurant. After all the muttering and burbling was over and landed to the floor.

Plenty of information and more questions for clarification we gathered to the second half of the session. Dashing though all new concepts and what was immensely learnt were Time management, ethics, creativity, decision handling, communication, dedication, responsibility, smart thinking and hard work, policy adoption, team work and much more. This gave a clear thinking and there were many who realized and thanked the company for creating such workshops and helping in the career of each individual.


The saying of few personalities brought to light. “I am not here to be average, I am here to be awesome”. Few other felt, “Got to be stubborn about the goals and flexible over the methods”. Yet another group with, “Focus on your goal, don’t look in any direction but ahead”, this in turn meant the productivity killer social connectivity like whatsapp, facebook, twitter. More voices promised over the time management, knowledge enhancement and practically following the techniques learnt.

As initially stated the workshop was something like the infinite in benefits allowing each one to gather as much as they wish. The presenter Mr. Sivakumar proved to excel and had won our huge respects. It was something to feel a best friend in him. The vote of thanks was presented in this note and we are looking forward to most such experiences.



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There has been always a debate on “Early birds vs Night Owls”. It is a phenomenal approach that seeks the comfort of each individual to gain extended hours at early before the dawn or late after the dusk. 

So far I was a “Night Owl” who did majority of things at night, so that I get extra time to sleep in the mornings. Even I used to get up in the morning only to switch off the alarm to get additional sleep. I loved alarms with snooze options. But the case is different with me now. I gradually turned from “Night Owl” to an “Early Bird” and yes! Early bird sounds not only sweet but with energetic too.

Everyone is provided with the same time frame in the earth i.e. 24 hours a day, but Early birds have little extra time. Not they have more than 24 hours but getting up early makes 24 hours a lengthy one. Here’s some points I put forward to defend me as an “Early Bird”.

1. Fresh Mornings, Fresh Starts

Mornings are always fresh. It’s the start of the day and right from flowers to our mind, everything is fresh. Only fresh mind can think fresh. If you wake up late, you will notice the lost time. Ultimately, you have to fasten your seat belts and rush to finish off that day works with less time.

 2. No Hurry, No Worry

The most irritating and annoying feel in the world is rushing and hurrying to work or to office or anything you have to. Hurrying drains your energy physically and mentally. Getting up early gives you extra time to make yourself relaxed, time to get yourself ready, relaxed and ‘complete’ breakfast, ride at normal speed to office or anywhere. Few worries starts where you have to hurry.

 3. Never get transformed “You be You”

Mornings are only time where you don’t need masks. You will be yourself and you don’t have to fake. First and best friend of you is yourself and spend time for u. Ask yourself what you want and spend little time for you and of course your life is yours.

 4. Prepare to Perform

Every activity needs preparation at first to perform it better. Better preparation needs creativity, fresh mind, fresh body and fresh energy. Interestingly early morning gives you all these as complete. Make a list of things that has to be done by evening.

5. Life wants you to enjoy evenings

No one wants to work evenings when your friends and family expecting your presence to enjoy with them. I always believe in Work-Life balance  which states that “work at morning and life at evening”. As the day runs along you will get tired and you can’t work with same energy as like morning. That’s one another reason for the Sun to settle down to leave you relaxed at evenings and enjoy life. Birds back to nests, friends to your regular hang out place and family members to your home. Finish off your work soon and live your life the way you want at evenings.

 6. Better Sleep, Better Health

Who does not love sleep? Every one need to sleep and the matter is how much time you get to sleep and how deep you sleep. Most of us have a common complaint that “ I am not falling asleep at once i go to bed”. To get sleep you need relaxed mind and a tired body. Early morning works will drain your energy and ultimately you will get tired. The more time you had made you to finish that day work and your mind gets relaxed. Better sleep means you ensure better health. Only deep sleep and good hunger indicates your health is getting along with you in right path. Early sleep ensures early morning get up and vice-versa.

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 So, what is the wait for? Get up early, have fresh start, don’t get hurry and worry, you become “you”, perform better, enjoy life at evening, get better sleep and get up early next day. This proved to be the success mantra to catch up the day long routines, success endeavours, family fun and friends rejoice.



PROBESEVEN - A Successful day at work, let’s call it-The Mantra for Growth Accelerator!

Here is my experience working with the team which lets me share the tips for the successful day at work. This may be relatively the overall success which I call it a ‘Growth Accelerator’. The discoveries on the daily basic refines few adaptable points and the good logic which makes you successful and on accumulation of few or many successful days will indeed increase your aspiration to an unbeatable competitor while gathers rich work experience and better conduct.

May be we can call it the right attitude for a good nutrition at work.

1.   Be Punctual

Arrive to work on time which is the quality that help professional life.

2.   Engage Entirely

Never carry personal commitments to work, focus to involve to the fullest.

3.   Stay Organized

Never ponder over the previous works, plan, analyse and start with the clear goal in an organized manner.

4.   Manage Emotions


This is directly means your moods which has great impact on the work deliveries, practice positive attitude and never let emotions to pull you down. Yes! Work with emotional intelligence.

5.   Quick Team Meet

Possibly with less than a quarter hour you could meet with the team to share their day’s goals, achievement, technology finding and support that is required. This will help you to quick start.

6.   Organized Work space

This does not relatively mean cleaning but stay organized with your workspace which will keep you grab your utilities in seconds and well your system files which need to have a clean desktop, schedule planners to help you avoid waste of time and frustrations.

7.   Plan a Morning Break

This could primarily be to revitalize and energize both physically and mentally but it could also be set as a reminder for the take completions and track your road map for the day.

8.   Work & Evaluation

Work in consistent speed and evaluating the work completion and accomplishments for the day will take your plans further and it would keep you motivated to start off with the new task and new day. Do make the practice of task evaluation daily.

By now you would have done with your half of day schedule and keep the spirit on and go ahead to know what more has to be rightly done to stay successful and popular as best among the peer group.

9.    Review Work done & Following Day schedule

The work that is been in active for the day need to be reviewed for perfection and do make it a practice to deliver the fullest and most concentrated work. Plan for the following day schedule which is an opportunity to accomplish quicker and better.

10.   Meet up with your Boss & Team

This is something indispensable that caters to the perfect completion of the task. You may report to your senior about the status and check with your co-workers on updates and be informed the flow of the project. This practice guides to meet the deadline of the project.

11.   Sort of Clearing the Stack

All your stacked updates, emails, papers give it a revision, sort out the priorities, reply all, accept the solicitations, forward the required ones and of course trash the unwanted. Take few sections to organize the hardcopies and filing where required. This will enrich the following day at work.

12.   End of Day Work

Respond to all queries, updates, emails before you end your day, literally means shutting the computer or leaving the work station.

13.   Set Following Day Priorities

You might have completed for the day but still keeps the plans and to dos ready for the following day which could help meeting with the targets and experience another successful day.

14.   Bid Good Bye

The right attitude would be to end the day bidding a warm good bye to your colleague which will keep the atmosphere enriching and friendly. It may sound like an achieved day and hence do not miss out a proper practice of saying good bye to your colleague.

15.    Encouragement

Build a positive attitude to compliment any one on achievements and do show a gratitude by thanking those who have offered you may be clients. This makes a big difference in the long run and the positive waves spread among each one to makes things working perfectly well and proficiently handled.


 Great go if you had glance through the points and pretty interesting  it might ignite your senses towards better goals and aims. Comment on your experience and thoughts to enrich our readers spread across the globe.

PROBESEVEN - XrayVision DCV-Stunnel-Orthanc Connection


This document explains the process of working with XrayVision DCV software, Stunnel proxy server and Orthanc DICOM server.


Initially to start with the below applications need to install,

  1. Orthanc
  2. OpenSSL
  3. Stunnel
  4. XrayVision DCV


STEP 1: Open the orthanc ‘Configuration.json’ file.


STEP 2           : You need to change the following options in ‘Configuration.json’ file. The values should be unique When you run multiple instance in same system.


STEP 3: After the completion of the configuration, you are required to ‘Start’ or ‘Restart’ the orthanc services.

STEP 4: Open the browser and enter the HTTP port number with domain name. Now, you would get the login window in the pop up. You are required to enter the login credential which are  username and password that can be obtained in the ‘RegisteredUsers’ options(Configuration.json).


Once you login successfully, you would get the orthanc home page with patient list.



STEP 5: After orthanc process completion, you need to create top level certificates like CA’s certificate, CA’s private key, CA’s TLS common file (combine both CA’s files), stunnel server certificate and private key using OpenSSL. At First Open the OpenSSL command prompt.

STEP 6: Enter the below code for CA’s private key.

genrsa -out ca_root.key 4096


STEP 7: For CA’s certificate, you need to add X.509 certificate with the CA private key.

req -x509 -new -nodes -key root.key -days 1024 -out ca_root.pem


STEP 8: Use the below code to create private key for Stunnel server.

genrsa -out server.key 4096


STEP 9: Generate a certificate signing request (CSR) for server.key file

 req -new -key server.key -out server.csr


STEP 10: Now you will need to create stunnel server certificate using server CSR certificate, CA’s certificate and CA’s private.

x509 -req -in server.csr -CA ca_root.pem -CAkey ca_root.key -CAcreateserial -out server.crt -days 1023


STEP 11: Finally, you need to combine CA’s certificate and CA’s private for TLS connection from XDCV.

For Windows           :                type ca_root.pem  ca_root.key >                                                                                      ca_root_TLS.pem

For Linux                    :                cat ca_root.pem ca_root.key >                                                                                         ca_root_TLS.pem


We have now successfully created some important files using OpenSSL.

Please use that files based on below instructions,

  1. ca_root.pem                                  – In Stunnel configuration
  2. server.key                                      - In Stunnel configuration
  3. server.crt                                       – In Stunnel configuration
  4. ca_root_TLS.pem                       – In XrayVision DCV configuration


STEP 12: Here at first you need to create one new folder called ‘certificates’ inside the stunnel directory and add the ca_root.crt, server.key, server.crt into that folder.


STEP 13: Now you need to open the stunnel.conf file. Remove all the default configuration from ‘stunnel.conf’ and update the below code.

You will now have to configure certificates path from ‘certificates’ sub directory , log path and level, TLS, stunnel listens and connect port information.

accept        -         Expecting DICOM request with given port from                                               XrayVision DCV

connect    –         Send the DICOM request to orthanc DICOM server.

cert             -         Server certificate file path

key              –         Server private key file path

CAfile        –         CA certificate file path

; File with certificate, private key and CAfile(certificate) 
;server certificate path 
cert = certificates/server.crt 

;server private key path 
key = certificates/server.key 

;CA certificate path will match with XDCV certificate 
CAfile = certificates/ca_root.pem 

; Log (1= minimal, 5=recommended, 7=all) and log file) 
debug = 7 
output = stunnel.log

; Some performance tuning 
socket = l:TCP_NODELAY=1 
socket = r:TCP_NODELAY=1 
; SSL bug options / NO SSL:v2 (SSLv3 and TLSv1 is enabled) 
options = ALL 
options = NO_SSLv2 
options = NO_SSLv3 
; Data compression algorithm: zlib or rle 
compression = zlib

; Service-level configuration 
; Stunnel listens to port 8888 (HTTPS) to any IP 
; and connects to port 4242 (HFS) on localhost 

verify = 3 
client = no 
accept = 
connect = 
TIMEOUTclose = 0

STEP 14: Click the stunnel application icon (see the below image) to run the stunnel services based on new configuration.


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STEP 15: At first, you need to open the XrayVision DCV software. Then go to the Adavanced User Tools->Preferences menu option. Now you will get a login window. Please enter the user ID and password to login.


STEP 16: Click on ‘DICOM’ option from left menu, then choose the ‘Configure DICOM Servers’ options.


STEP 17: Now you will get ‘DICOM Servers’ window and click on ‘Add’ button to add new DICOM server informations. You have to configure the XrayVision DCV software using stunnel and orthanc server details. See below given image for configuration.


STEP 18: For TLS configuration, you need to choose the encryption type as TLS and upload the ‘ca_root_TLS.pem’ certificate file.


STEP 19: Click on ‘Verify’ button to check the communication status. You will get a success message If everything was successfully configured.


STEP 20: Now you need to enable the image forwarding options. When you capture the images in XrayVision DCV, it will automatically forward to orthanc DICOM server via stunnel connection.


STEP 21: Finally we successfully completed all the settings. If you add any new images in XrayVision DCV software for patients, it will reflect in orthanc DICOM server.


Hope this document helped providing a walk through with this concept. Thank You!