The other day, I was having a chat with a friend of mine who has become a mother just a few years back, and as we talked about Life and challenges in general, she shared with me some great advice that was so simple, and yet very powerful, about facing challenges in life. “Men are what their mothers made them.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson She said … Continue reading A simple lesson from Mothers on Perseverance
A dear friend of mine once told me his story; He was engaged in a very serious relationship with somebody, for several years they were together. And then, one day, out of the blue, their relationship ended; his fiancé messaged and told him that they cannot stay together anymore because of multiple issues and reasons. Her reasons to breakup were valid, but the way to … Continue reading Choose your better end of the story
One day you wake up, and look at the mirror and see a person you don’t know, a person that looks a lot like you, has your features, but strangely you don’t recognize that person. Because deep inside of yourself, you realize that this is not YOU… and if it was indeed you, you fail to acknowledge how did you end up here. When did … Continue reading Never lose track of yourself
Have you ever woke up one day with that strange feeling that you don’t want to get out of bed? That going to work feels like going to a slaughter house and you’re the cow? have you ever felt that even on your vacation days, you don’t feel like having fun? How many times have this occurred to you? if more than once in the … Continue reading Get rid of the things holding you down!
Since a long, long time. I have read this in one of the books and it’s one of the most important parts in management. And in particular, how to manage people. If I could get $1 every time I heard about somebody not liking to work with another person, or having pain from their own business relationship, I would have been a millionaire by now. … Continue reading Criticize Actions Not People
Opinions are a matter of personal tastes; You can always have an opinion about whatever you want. You can talk about the universe, the earth, about relationships, business and you can also think about whatever you want and express your opinion in so many ways, but actually understanding and changing an opinion takes more than just courage, it takes a deeper and more progressive way … Continue reading It could happen to you too
Whenever I used to coach on public speaking and advise on subjects related to communications especially in conjunction with leadership and personal leadership in particular, there was one point that I kept emphasizing more and more: It’s to the way you talk, and the words that you use to talk to the person. No matter how much you think you and another person or a … Continue reading The Eyes of Others
One of the most common, I would not call it mistake, but one of the most common downfall of problem solving, is being stuck. And the ONE element, which is the immediate influencer is the following: Rather than thinking strategically about the solution of the problem, you get stuck into details. You see, if I am to put a plan that would take me from … Continue reading Moving on past the obstacles and seeing the bigger picture
For some reason when things go well in any project or idea or task or behavior and when everything is just great, most would stop looking at the details; This one relationship is meant to be when you meet that right person, even if you met him or her at the most awkward of situations, but as long as the end result is good, somehow … Continue reading When things are OK, everyone is OK!
The story I’ve heard a while back about the famous Pablo Picasso who was sitting at a cafe somewhere when a woman passed by and saw him and asked him to draw her. He took a pencil, sketched her and gave her the result; she looked at it, it was a nice sketch, and then he asked for 5,000 Franc, she looked back in shock, … Continue reading The Value of YOUr Work
No Matter if this was your first job after graduation or you are a seasoned professional who is planning their next move. Job interviews are always tricky and they are not easy most of the time, and preparing for them – if done properly- demand a lot of energy (mentally, and psychologically). This week’s tip can be useful for any week, and in any year; … Continue reading 5 Things to remember when Preparing for your next job interview
Whenever we talk about productivity, there’s always this one thing that goes into mind, what is it good for? And don’t get me wrong. It’s not like the the song, “What is it good for, absolutely nothing”. From the beginning, whenever you want to achieve something, there are multiple ways for you to achieve it. But first, you have to make sure that it is … Continue reading Achieving the Impossible?
Working as a futurist and as a senior strategist for a while now, taught me a lot of things and one of the most important lessons I learned was about reading signs… Signs about the future, and about what can happen to you or let’s say MAY happen to you. Let’s say that you are driving your car, to hear a weird sound coming from … Continue reading Reading the signs and signals
When you hear some motivational quotes and speeches, you find a lot of references to the idea of “Wings and flying” suggesting that birds in general are the most motivated and successful creatures… Really??? I was reading the other day on why some birds “sunbath” with their wings wide open and here’s what the article included: The birds invariably adopt a posture in which the … Continue reading Be different and spread your wings