A long term career plan…

…is defined by your ability to give small steps consistently. There’s no magic. It is about planning and hard work. And in order to be able to achieve a long distance run, one of the best ideas I have ever had is to start breaking a career plan into 12 months chunks. One year is usually what you need… Continue reading A long term career plan…

The Excuses Database

“I admire people who made…but you know, I should have done this before I was 30. Now it’s not safe” Safe. What kind of successful path you hope to find without involving risk? If every decision in life is always the most safe, odds are you’ll end up missing the sunshine view from a breathless… Continue reading The Excuses Database

Adjusting expectations

Things can be better. Things could be better than they are today if we take a few steps. Or…this is not gonna be easy, but if you persist there is a chance that you can achieve it and things will change for better. Three totally different ways to think about a situation or a challenge.… Continue reading Adjusting expectations

Exceeding expectations

There is a simple question we should ask ourselves before a presentation, job interview or any other situation in which we want to exceed someone else’s expectations: what are the assumptions that the audience has about the subject? The exercise of thinking about your target’s considerations will certainly contribute to improve your arguments. Otherwise, how… Continue reading Exceeding expectations

Perhaps this is the best leadership meaning

Leader is the one who advocates causes, and not only business. Leadership is more than giving orders. It is more to give an example. It’s more than guiding. It’s more than motivate. It is more than teaching. Leadership is knowing how to consciously release an inner strength that influences others. Inspiration is that inner strength… Continue reading Perhaps this is the best leadership meaning

Let me know when you stop making excuses

There comes a point in your life you realize that complaining does not lead anywhere. That there are millions of possible reasons for you NOT to do something. Talent itself is not enough, because in the end achieving results will require you some sacrifice. When you finally begins to see clearly that, then you only… Continue reading Let me know when you stop making excuses

Seeking balance

There is a simple formula that defines the success of every challenge that you experience: knowledge + motivation. We know that when motivated, we go after the results and overcome our own limitations. But motivation alone is not enough. See, we can have much better results when we have knowledge. On the other hand, have… Continue reading Seeking balance

Keep your sword inside the cave

The other day I heard a Chinese proverb that says a man who lives in the cave keeps his sword inside the cave. When something bad happens outside, he goes back into the cave to find his sword and then leaves again. In this way round he has time to think whether he really must use the… Continue reading Keep your sword inside the cave

What can you do today?

In the next few hours, do you have the chance to do something that is within your reach? Let tomorrow worry for tomorrow. Just do what you can do now. Make a small gesture, have a good conversation, write down what you have in mind, thank someone who once helped you. The time is now. The… Continue reading What can you do today?

The problem of looking for reward

… is that you may end up losing focus. When you think in the long run, it is more likely that you will become a more cautious person. Sometimes you fail, just normal. But you know you need to fix this and change a habit. People who changed the world were looking for awards? Money? Recognition?… Continue reading The problem of looking for reward

The three things you do

There are somethings you need to do, regardless of your will. If you’re sick, you need to do something about it. Consult a doctor, go to the pharmacy and buy some medication, stand still. This kind of situation always comes first. There are other things you can stop doing, but will incur some kind of… Continue reading The three things you do

What happens outside reflects inside (and vice versa)

The inspiration is inside us. Yet, we can make things out to stimulate the imagination and then feelin inspired. Hearing your favorite band, watching a video on Youtube, reading a blog of art and entertainment, going out for a walk in the park, etc.. It’s kind of a reciprocal relationship: the nature gives you food so… Continue reading What happens outside reflects inside (and vice versa)