January 29, 2018- Growth mindset and how to get it ;-)

Hello January,

any ideas about what is a “Growth Mindset” and how to get one? No, you can’t buy it, or find it walking on the street by chance. There is something you need to do, like a process…

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January 26, 2018- I have a great project, how do I keep my energy high?

Hello January,

I am in front of a busy 30 days, and I feel a bit tired. How do I find a way to energize myself?

I mainly have been stressing with ideas of not being good enough, or not prepared enough, or knowing all the things I am supposed to know. And giving a seminar in an art school exposes you to this type of situation.

My organisation, is like me. There is a direction, but it stays unpredictable. How do I answer to people’s need for certainty, and at the same time find fun in what I do?

Instead of stressing up in my new tasks, I need to find a way to become energised by them.

Instead of worrying if I am good enough, I could take this as granted and focus on ways this could be a fun experience for all those who participate in it?

 

January 23, 2018- Feeling challenged and finding a way through

Hello January,

after my first week in my new job, I feel like I am asked to do a lot, and I am a bit behind. Probably because this is part-time, and I have another objective that also requires dedication and focus.

And in all this, I caught myself doubting and feeling discouraged and stressed-up.

Memories of times when I wasn’t on my top came back.

It felt as if I don’t play enough.

How do I dissolve this negative self-talk?

By making every moment enjoyable.

By taking other people on the ride with me.

I have reversed tendencies many times.

By eating more healthy food.

More and better.

All these fearful ideas are my past self conceptions, based on other people.

Do I want to take them over?

How about having a definition and imposing it?

But still, respecting other people’s needs.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-edlund-md/relaxed-concentration_b_973819.html

January 22, 2018-A day with a lot of potential, and how to attract luck

Hello January,

Luck is a question again: when preparation meets opportunity a wise person has said, so how do I turn luck on my side?

To begin with, there are a few questions that bother me a little bit, and somehow I feel I need a clone to take care of everything and to satisfy everyone I am in contact with.

Certain things can get better asap. Others? Others, have been avoided (by me ;-).

I know, this is not the best strategy ever.

On the other hand, it was the best I could do for the time being.

Now, can I change in the future?

Yes I can 🙂

https://www.fabhow.com/attract-good-luck-and-fortune.html

https://www.bakadesuyo.com/2015/07/how-to-attract-good-luck/

 

January 16, 2018- Facing Beginner’s Stress- Prepare, Breath and Play

Hello January,

starting today my part-time job, I felt kind of self-conscious and stressed up: will I rise to the occasion? Will I like it enough to give my best? Etc etc…

So, what to do in this case?

To begin with, I need to identify the source.

Deep down, I wonder if I have time to write and publish, my no 1 heart’s desire, or almost.

If I stay relaxed in a busy way, I will have an hour a day. If I am focused, this should be enough, that’s how I wrote my first book.

Second, do I like what I do, well enough to invest serious effort?

I like it well enough, so I should do some serious preparation.

Apparently, if you see some pictures of handsome Brits and Irish men, as a girl, you feel better:

http://calmingbrits.tumblr.com

January 15, 2017- Monday, Motivation and our life-draft :-)

Hello January,

hello winter Monday, and let’s have a great week ahead!

I have a great conversation with my blog-friend David, who tells me that it’s possible to develop our talents and to live a life of self and global development, in great relationships.

How to?

Let’s start by asking good questions.

Do I feel fine right now?

I had a nice coffee, but the place is kind of humid and I start feeling uncomfortable.

So, let’s finish this blog post and go for a green smoothie and wash my hair … finally.

I am trying a new tool this week, Designing your Life, suggesting that it’s essential to start from where we are, and then build prototypes to get there and try them.

In every possible direction.

A friend of mine told me relationships are like that. You have to write a draft first, until you finally get it right.

And to keep in mind, this is still a draft.

Maybe life on earth is a draft.

Let’s make it the best draft possible!

January 11, 2018-Back to London and to a faster pace ;-)

Hello January,

hello London, I am back here, with my morning coffee, and my job starting today. I love this morning time when I get a chance to dream and to plan, and to float over the rooftops.

So, here I am, and if my coffee time is here to stay, let’s see what else is going to change!

Let’s start with a Harland Miller painting because it makes me smile 🙂

January 7, 2018- Where to? Year Compass

Hello January,

2017 has brought advancement in the last three to four months, making up for the first part of the year.

Still, am I talking about a breakthrough? What makes me slow?

I still have notes, work half-finished in my drawers (real and virtual).

Have I published all I can?

I have mentioned the fear of publishing.

How about what I want to accomplish in the NOW?

Should I spend more time on unfinished work or consider it as a form of training and move on to new things?

The sooner I make a decision, the better.

So, yes, I have a new project, and I am submitting it mid-Februrary.

At the same time, I took on a demanding part-time job, to start next week.

How about time for fun and play?

 

http://yearcompass.com

January 6, 2017- High Performer for 2018

Hello January,

so here I am, with my part-time job and loads of work, desiring to be a 2018 high performer and get all the success, love and prosperity in the world.

So, I took Brendon Burchard’s survey and I got a score of 4,33 out of 5. High Performers get a 4.76 out of 5, so there are things to improve.

How do you get this score?

You answer questions related to four dimensions:

a. clarity of your purpose

b. energy

c. necessity, how urgent it is

d. productivity

e. influence towards others

f. courage

So, how do I increase these scores?

My purpose is clear, but in order to know how to, I need to ask other people and to get informed.

In order to have more energy, exercise and good quality food

Necessity, there is a maximum necessity right now

Eh, productivity, I am slow because I need other people also.

Influence, I am good, I could get better.

Courage, I have a lot, although some times I feel scared.

As a whole, it seems that were I more integrated, I would be helped more. Although I have crazy dreams also thanks to not being that integrated.

https://brendon.com/blog/high-performancehabits/

 

January 5, 2018- New Year, Inspiration, Goals

Welcome January!

How do I start 2018 in the best way? I have been looking for inspirational readings and I am divided between “how to” books and all time classics. Great writers give you an insight into human experience, in a way that self-help books will never do.

On the other hand, contemporary books might deal with contemporary challenges, and for this reason, I would go for both.

Now, I am looking for something action oriented.

2018 is the year I am getting into new challenges, and I need something to accompany the transformation to a more confident version of myself.

Any suggestions?

https://www.blackco.black/new-year-motivation-happy-2018/

https://shiningacademy.com/2018-life-and-business-goals-workbooks-and-diary-planners-by-leonie-dawson/