Can you listen to an argument you do not support without interrupting? Can you accept someone speaking at a public event near you about a topic that is sensitive and towards which you have a strong opinion, without mounting a protest and demanding the event cancelled? Can you survive your favourite TV show being cancelled, … Continue reading Important and not
It is fairly easy to step out of anonimity for a moment, particularly in this world in which everybody has unlimited access to tools and channels to reach a wide variety of people. Of course, sustaining it for longer is as intense as a job. It's not by chance that nowadays bloggers, youtubers, influencers that … Continue reading Will you waste it?
When you engage in a new connection, expect friction. You are trying to tie-in two (or more) parts that were separated before, and therefore it is granted there's going to be misunderstanding, resistance, overreaching and suspicion. Your role is to not misinterpret all of that as a signal a connection is not needed or wanted. … Continue reading Building bridges
What should you learn next? Should you double down on something you are already good at, trying to refine your expertise in that field? Or should you try to fill a gap, working on something that you and people around you see as a weakness? I have changed my opinion over time on this particular … Continue reading You don’t know it
What is it that you are good at, and that you genuinely enjoy doing? What type of companies would be interested in that? Career and job seeking are areas in which past commitments do great damage. We get stuck looking at our worth through the lens of boxes everybody got used to look at: education, … Continue reading Skills and opportunities
When you are on the wrong track, the wisest thing to do is to change course. It's complicated, because even if we often know when it is time, we fail to grasp clear reasons why and we fail to act. It's that combination of past commitments and unconscious awareness that things are not working. It's … Continue reading Past commitments
When you are in an argument, understand this: as long as the two sides stand firm in their respective positions, no progress is possible. If you just keep repeating your view, even with different words and from a different perspective, even if in time that view gets substantiated by additional facts and events, even when … Continue reading You are right