Pause.

Looking back a hundred years ago human beings would travel an average pace of 6-12 Km/h. Today, though, we are flying on rocket ships, planes, super fast cars and that only happened recently, I mean, very recently in history. What that creates is a non-stop movement where there is simply a lot going on in… Continue reading Pause.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years

Some people will argue that they know exactly where they will be. So I started to think backwards: where was I 10 years ago and how I was answering such question in a job interview? College had just started out, first semester, still a rookie. I didn’t realize at the time but I was going through… Continue reading Where do you see yourself in 10 years

Planning is a lifestyle

A good plan is not only about writing down where you are and which steps are required to get you there. A plan typically needs to be changed, remade, modified, sometimes even erased and started from scratch. It tailors to the new components that come into the scene. If something bad happens, the plan is… Continue reading Planning is a lifestyle

Easier said than done

I look back and see how much has happened in the last few years and I have a great feeling of gratitude. After all, despite all the difficulties and how many things had to go wrong to get it right (things that are not always apparent to those who look from the outside), doing the… Continue reading Easier said than done

Reminding yourself

You know, I suck at doing a lot of things. Things like skating, drawing, waiting on the line, or even more important things like dealing with emotions. And the list goes on and on. But if there’s one thing I always really  found myself to be good at, this thing is learning new stuff. I… Continue reading Reminding yourself

This is the world we live in

The internet has enabled the world to connect in various ways. Today, we no longer need to go to a person who obtains the information. We can do most things by ourselves. If I want to print, build, write, publish, scan, play, invent, invest, create…I can learn how to do it. Each day, more people are doing more things… Continue reading This is the world we live in

Work as working for God

I always had this thing about turning 27. Not sure why, I just had. Since I was a kid I always imagined how it would be when I get to this age. I remember I was a super shy kid, with a big wave of uncertainty surrounding my mind. I watched people in the subway wearing their white collar suits… Continue reading Work as working for God

‘Too busy to do this’…

  …is one more excuse we create to ourselves, one that doesn’t make us feel guilty, because you know…we are “working”, “studying”, taking care of something or someone. This reminds me when I was a kid and my mom – mother of three – raised us on her own. So she managed to go to work in… Continue reading ‘Too busy to do this’…

The two paths to follow

I woke up this morning feeling lucky. But not the kind of luck that comes from randomness. Yet, I was feeling great about doing the hard-work day after day and having the opportunity to put some thought on it down the road. I am part of a generation that was born wanting everything for yesterday. No matter… Continue reading The two paths to follow

We learn when…

Yesterday I attended a Toastmasters event in Barcelona for the first time. If you haven’t heard about them, they are a non-profit organization that teaches how to speak in public and raise outstanding speakers like this one. While I was sit there watching the speeches, I got myself thinking what was the reason people were reunited.… Continue reading We learn when…

The big picture

The kind of work that makes a difference is often done in the edge of creativity. For this kind of work, there are no “immutable truths” because in fact the answers are still being found. From history we learn to look back and see the big picture. We can clearly visualize how someone or some… Continue reading The big picture

What if…

…we didn’t complaint when something does not go as we expected. …we were more focused on doing the important rather than being busy with urgent. …we could just say ‘sorry, I’ll make it up’ instead of trying to find logical excuses. I believe that these things are part of the process. Besides, if we really aim to be better… Continue reading What if…

Failure creates no expectation

When you fail, you are already at the bottom and what can be expected from you? This creates an unique opportunity that is often dismissed: to overcome expectations. People expect you will be upset/will complaint/will give up. That’s the real time when resilient people show up and make a difference.

Choice is free(dom)

If there’s something that I’ve always took serious in life is about choice. I am a believer that we always have choice no matter the situation. Even if you can’t change the situation itself, you can change the way you react to it. From the moment you realize that kind of freedom, you then start… Continue reading Choice is free(dom)