I have arrived

I have arrived. Many times. And I didn't even notice. Arrived where? Achieved the goals set many years ago. Do I feel accomplished? Not the slightest... We're all on a journey towards our dreams. We set goals either professionally or amateurishly, by assuming them. And then we work to achieve…

Blogging True

I realised I'm blogging about some abstract topics. Things I've learned from books and then in practice. I tend to generalise what I see and try to teach others. Who am I to do this? Who am I to tell others what to do and what's important or how to…

Life Hidden In A CV

Reading a resume is a totally exhaustive activity. Each one is somebody's life compressed to just a page or two. How do you decompress that? Insanely Compressed Life I read dozens of CVs recently and I like it. I love seeing the work that goes into preparing them. I like…

Shadows Of Thoughts

You may think that you know the thoughts you're thinking. Yeah, me too. It turns out it's not that simple. Your thoughts are just shadows of thoughts. They're incomplete, they're fuzzy, they lack boundaries, they lack rigour. Thoughts are transient as well. Did it ever happen to you that you…

Learning A Skill

In the past few weeks I pondered the difference between knowing something intellectually and knowing something instinctively, on intuition, in the gut. Rading To Know Will Only Get You So Far It all started over a year ago during a very intensive altMBA course. During a month we've had to…

Life's Mission: To Become Yourself

I heard a story about a colleague's grandfather. He's playing a guitar, even though he's over 80. It's an unusual thing. I've learned that back in his younger years he was a professional, touring musician but his wife - the grandma forbid him to do it. So he gave up…

On Priorities and Focus

The world has infinite amount of options for us. Instead of reading this you might be doing a million different things. What's the opportunity cost here? Opportunity Cost This is what you loose by not doing the other things. By deciding to do one thing you give up - consciously…

On That Nasty Writing Challenges

I always found writing challenges off-putting. Marathons of writing every day for a month, 100 days or a year always seemed to me like something both impossible and pointless. I realised I'm reluctant to take on even a shortest, 7-day long one. Why is that? Excuse 1: I don't have…