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

Freedom and responsibility

Freedom is when you realize you get to choose what to do with your time, resources and whatever God has given you. Responsibility is to understand you have the freedom to do whatever you want, that you could be doing something else, but you consciousness choose to do what it takes to do the right thing.… Continue reading Freedom and responsibility

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

Travel does not make us better

A trip helps us see the world with different lenses, to realize the greatness that is out there and understand the void that exists inside us. It shows us so many different things (whether good or bad) which leads us to reflect on the actual size of our problems or what we constantly complain about.… Continue reading Travel does not make us better

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

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

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…

Start with the basics

Whoever is willing to make great changes is often thinking in difficult projects that need to be accomplished. On the other hand, our ability to do things is by breaking long hour tasks into small “doable” tasks. Say you wanna write a book, you would start by the idea, write a few chapters, choose a title, make a… Continue reading Start with the basics

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

I’ll give you the floor

Today it’s not going to be about me. You have the room to give ideas and I’ll careful listen to them. If you need a hand to do some hard work, I’ll be a volunteer. If you have more important stuff to deal, I’ll take care of the things that are distracting you. Being a leader is… Continue reading I’ll give you the floor

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)