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Stories about me

The practicality of failure

When I first wanted to write this post I wanted to write about setbacks and not failures. Because even the word failure has an unpleasant ring to it.

Failure sucks. We are afraid of failure. I am afraid of failure. I’m terrified by it. All my life I run the opposite way. I’ve looked for perfection. Everything has to be as I wanted to be or else… it’s a failure.

My ego is so big that I don’t allow myself to fail. Every little setback is considered a failure. And it haunts me. Sometimes for a day. Sometimes for more than that. Continue reading The practicality of failure

Employee or entrepreneur?

Everyday I hear this kind of advice: “Try your best to become your own boss”, “Start your own business”, “Be self-employed”, “Be an entrepreneur”. If you don’t want to start a business, you’re being looked down by some people. I heard this one on a podcast.  Being employed is like wasting your life.

I think this line of thinking is wrong. Unless you have a great business idea and your product would make a profit from the first second of the launch, you’ll need a job. Or backing for your parents, extended family, etc. You can’t start a business without any capital.  How do you get this capital? By employing your services to other people. Continue reading Employee or entrepreneur?

When goals become obsessions

I had a sudden insight today. Goals and desires won’t be achieved until they transform  into something real until they become  an obsession. Only in the moment when the only thing that you think about it’s that particular goal, only then that goal will go on the course of becoming reality.

Until then the goal it’s just a wish. Something that you say to make yourself feel good. Something that you look upon, but you never really dare to go to.

When I realised this, I was sitting on a bench. Eating some pizza and listening a podcast on my phone. Looking at the pigeons that were swarming around me. Continue reading When goals become obsessions

I’ve made 27 years

First of August is my birthday. And I feel a little bit strange. Not because of the age or because I got older or other unimportant stuff like this. But because, looking back at the last year, so many things have changed.

If I’m looking back on what happened from 2015 to 2016, there wasn’t that much. You could probably say that I was a little bit worse. A little bit more overweight, a little bit more money issues and other stuff. It wasn’t better. Continue reading I’ve made 27 years

How to read more books

I read more books that the average people (this is based on this graphic from Eurostat). This year, I’ve read at least two books/month, and I think in March I’ve read 3 or 4, but some of them were really short.

Reading books, is a bug that I caught while growing up in the countryside of Romania, where during that period you had only 1 TV channel to watch and after I finished up my chores, a lot of free time. So I read books. I’ve filled my mind with adventures and stories that later I used to enrich my playtime. Continue reading How to read more books

The story of me running 21 kilometers

Ever since I’ve signed up for this semi marathon, I’ve always doubted myself that I will be able to finish it. I’m not a runner, I’m not a guy that does too much physical activity. As I was saying in my story about my weight loss, I do little to none.

Since March I started to run, but the most that I’ve managed to run till now was 5 kilometres. And that run had exhausted me. But time doesn’t wait and little by little, day by day, the set day for the semi marathon arrived. No matter if I was prepared or not.

23rd of April 2017.

I woke up as usual for my week-end days. Around 6:30. I was trying to pump up myself. I was thinking about those 21km from the beginning of the day. I made myself a light breakfast and I started to do some stretching, I’ve massaged my feet, trying to be in my best condition for the run.

My biggest fear on this run is was that my body will break down. That my feet will give up. In my training runs, I’ve always had issues with this. After the first kilometer, my feet hurt. My shins burned. And this is why I’ve never managed to run more than 5km. Continue reading The story of me running 21 kilometers

How I lost 10kg in almost 6 months

Back in August 2016, I weighed, at some point, 90Kg. I’m 1.75 m tall, so you can imagine, that 90kg would make look really chubby. Back in 2012-2013 when I finished college, before I moved back home (different story, for another time), I had somewhere around 65 kg. In a matter of 2,5-3 years I’ve gained a little more over 25kg.

I didn’t like this weight. It was uncomfortable, my clothes didn’t fit me properly anymore and overall gave a weird feeling. It was like it wasn’t me in that body.

So I’ve decided to make a change. I think this is the most important thing you need to make. To make that decision and that commitment to start losing weight. That you will do what is necessary, that you will stick to the program. Because if you start doing and you do it for only a few days, it won’t help you at all. Continue reading How I lost 10kg in almost 6 months

How WFM could affect your daily life

In my 3 part series about WFM, I was writing about how you could improve your life using some simple WFM principles and practices.

In this post I want to talk a little bit about on how WFM can affect your daily life, without you even knowing.

Let’s break down first what WFM is. WFM is the process through which we ensure that we have the right agents at the right time, and equally important at the right cost. But the cost of the agents doesn’t affect your daily life, unless you are their manager, so I won’t talk about this. Continue reading How WFM could affect your daily life

How to beat procrastination

Ah, procrastination! The pompous word that is starting to replace laziness. We aren’t lazy anymore, we are procrastinating. Because lazy is an adjective, while procrastinating is a verb.

I’ll go a little bit into grammar (which, I’ll admit it, it might not be my forte). The adjective is used to describe things, while verbs are defined by action. This is why we are more comfortable about saying “I procrastinate” rather than “I’m being lazy”. Lazy will attach us a label, while procrastination is an action that we do, and we can stop it, eventually.

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Taking it step by step

 

Life is full of things to do. Sometimes there are too many that gather on our list. And in our own bravery we think that we can do it all. At the same time, if possible. But is not possible. This is the truth. It’s not possible to do it at the same time. It’s not even possible to do it all. We need to choose what we want to do. To establish our priorities and take it step by step.

In the last couple of months, I have been working a lot. I’ve worked at my job a lot, I’ve worked on my own projects a lot. I’ve wanted for it all, believing that everything is possible. I have to do it now, otherwise it will be too late, I was thinking.
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