Focus Jose! That’s what I’ve heard since I was a young boy. If you know me, you know that I’m involved in so many different projects. Still, now that I’m dangerously close to my fifties, I figure that being like that brings some advantages, especially If I manage to get over the social conditioning that lives in my head.
I needed to prove, especially to my parents, that being as I am was okay and that I could develop into a good and successful person. That call made me an entrepreneur. …
There is a shiny marble in the red velvet curtain. It looks like a static, intricate, beautiful drop.
Is there something in it?
Yes, it is a fantastic universe impossible to conceive, impossible to describe.
Each inquiry from my curiosity and imagination makes it unfold into infinite storylines with exquisite details. It is alive!
From here, I know it. In it, I experience every possibility.
Eternity, unity. Time, space.
Love and Purpose.
Original photo by Fabian Schonsiegel.
The infamous algorithm and its alignment to FaceBook’s business model, is pushing me to conclude that Facebook is becoming less useful every day.
The FB bubble burst for me recently. It happened when reading about the sudden massive adoption of Signal as a replacement for WhatsApp. Check Wired’s article about this situation.
While switching to Signal, I could not avoid connecting two dots: the way the Wikimedia Foundation works and the way Signal works:
“Signal is an independent nonprofit. We’re not tied to any major tech companies, and we can never be acquired by one either. …
Dear Fearbusters (*)!
— (*) Coined by my friend Borut Zrim,
Some days ago, I got inspired by an intriguing question: To succeed, what pain will you say yes to? At first, it sounded so counterintuitive, but then, it makes lots of sense.
Every decision we make intends to create the conditions for us to feel good, achieve something, or progress in some direction. We focus very much on the objective but quickly forget about the cost and consequences of that decision: “My decision of working as an independent entrepreneur increases my chances of being financially insecure while achieving a…
Steve says that awareness is the key to having a satisfying life, but awareness of what?
As part of Deconstructing Fear Interviews, I had the opportunity to interview Steve. During our conversation, a particular word caught my attention: labels. When Steve talks about labels, he refers to the meaning we attach to words, situations, and emotions. Steve suggests that we must be aware of our capacity to add meaning and add a sense of gravity to our thoughts and feelings. Once we realize that, it becomes possible to change those labels’ emotional charge in our favor.
Stephen Aish, director of…
Dear friends, cousins, siblings
There is something I need to tell you. I have found it to be a simple but life-changing truth. I don’t know whether you will feel the same, but I hope you will read on with an open heart.
Here’s what I am moved to tell you:
Fear is the reason we are unable to solve our problems.
We all feel it; we all see it. Many of us resist it. Or try to ignore it. And this stops us from moving forward. How to convince an entire civilization to remove the “tinted glasses” they don’t…
The Art of Versioning Yourself is basically the deliberate effort to describe your story highlighting your life’s most significant turning points. Versioning your story can help you visualize what really matters to you, what you like doing the most, and it can help you identify unuseful patterns.
I decided to switch to version 2.0 after taking one of the most relevant decisions I ever made. I quit a well-paid job in a New York business consulting firm to return to rural Slovenia and start a totally new career path.
For context, in NYC I was hired as a chief innovation…
Fear is what happens when we get the chance to change course.
It is an inner warning system that we often misunderstand, suppress, and try to ignore. In my opinion, fear doesn’t intend to scare us.
Many of us are scared of fear, it’s something like being afraid of a car alarm system. What we dislike is the uncertainty that comes from the car alarm going off.
When we fear, our mind creates a scary story, or a distraction, both designed to avoid the distress we know comes with a change of direction.
We feel comfortable with what’s known…
Most independent professionals I know are doing their best to succeed as freelancers and entrepreneurs. And most of them are struggling, persisting, and feeling burned out. What are we doing wrong? Let me share with you two questions I believe are essential to break the cycle.
To make the story short, I believe some of us are trapped in a “trying cycle.”
What’s wrong with trying? In terms of business, that while we try, we don’t focus on making what it takes to get enough money. …
Have you heard that 7% of the communication process is verbal, and the rest is body language and tone of voice? Just imagine if that 7% is not used correctly, the communication process could end up as a mess.
In this article, I’d like to focus on that 7%. Especially because we use language to construct our thoughts, I assume that improving the way I use language to think and to communicate with others will definitively increase my chances for achievement.
If I improve the way I use language and the others don’t, I might be making it harder for…