I have always been fascinated and vaguely astonished by the fact that, at times, communication is successful. We do not put enough emphasis and preparation into it, and we have so many different ways to look at the world and interpret it, that it is quite a thing that two persons can come together at … Continue reading Say it isn’t so
This is a mantra worth reminding, as marketers seem to forget it all the time. No one wants to hear about your product. And there are beautiful examples of what can be achieved when this becomes an assumption underlying your content strategy. It also works, by the way.
Acceptance is not about understanding and appreciating that the world (your friends, acquaintances, family, colleagues, your context, your work, your environment, your company) is wrong, and then spending your life complaining, regretting, plotting. Acceptance is about understanding and appreciating that the world merely is. What is around you does not change, it is the degree … Continue reading Merely
If you have to be bold about one thing in life, be bold about picking yourself. The time of waiting for others to pick us is over. Bosses, teachers, examiners, recruiters are nowadays just as powerful as we let them. Be the one to pick yourself instead. To do what you are passionate about. To … Continue reading Bold
You have spent resources improving your product with features analysts said are necessary in your category. You have hired hundreds of new employees and built an organization that can sustain higher revenue. You have rolled out a new tool because the old one was clunky and not providing enough flexibility. You have gone all-in on … Continue reading The distance
Your boss is not appreciating your work as they should. That colleague of yours never invites you to important meetings. Your family does not grant you enough time to cultivate your passion. The company you want to work for did not answer your application. Recruiters in your area are simply looking for a different profile. … Continue reading What is holding you back?
Fear, anger, pain. In certain cases, they can start an action. Yet, you need to leave them behind as soon as your action crystallizes and takes a concrete shape. If you fail to do it, you'll soon find yourself projecting that initial, important emotion on every body and every thing around you. You will burn … Continue reading Fear, anger, pain
To be a leader, in life and at work, you need to let go. Let go of schedules and outcomes, experience and opinions, details and plans. Let go of control. Let go of yourself. Let go of your definition of reality. Let go of your certainties. If you cling to any of these, being a … Continue reading Let go
When you are rejected, the opportunity is not in "better luck next time", or "it's their loss", or "you are better than this". The opportunity is in taking a step back and checking where it hurts. Are you disappointed because you cannot pay the next bill or because you were enjoying what you were doing? … Continue reading Where it hurts
If your story is about how good you are, how much money you make, how big of a house you own, how many cars you have, how resounding your title is, how easily your product sells, how fantastic your company is, how many employees you have hired in the past year, how much revenue you … Continue reading Graceful humility