the captain of the boat

You might be fooled into thinking you are the captain of a boat.  That you have the power to decide what to do. That you are the only one that knows best what to do. This will tear you down once you’ll see how easily each and every position can be dismantled, taken over by […]

it takes heart to be creative

You don’t need to be a genius to create things. You need to put some heart into things. Love them. Be focused as if you’re caring for the most precious gift. That is creativity. The ability to enjoy every single shadow of black, every glimpse of light, every smile, every word. No two things will […]

less might be more

We’re obsessed by having more, owning more. Our cars, the number of the shirts in the closet, our shoes, the food we buy and then we throw away. We accumulate products of any kind. Some of them will stay hidden in our homes for years befone getting thrown out (not even donated), others go into […]

the smallest part of the whole

If you’re learning a new, complex, skill, you’ll fail a lot. This is normal.  But if you want to accomplish something and understand the behaviour and the mechanics behind your topic, you might want to reduce it to the small viable part that executes it. For example, say you want to learn how to tackle […]

give them a way out

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a nice way to exit a conversation? Or to have a safe option in case everything goes wrong? I guess we all love this opportunity. The chance to simply get out of a trip you weren’t supposed to embark upon. When we confront with people, we tend to […]

ready to fail

Small or big change? What are you after? If you’re after a big change, you should prepare yourself. Not only technically, but emotionally, because you’ll fail. A lot. Think about learning to negotiate. Do you think you’ll get it right away? No. If you feel like learning it, then it’s because you’re not good at […]

the illusion

Imagine this: Group chat, created on facebook to share photos of my family to some distant relative. Starts easy on a christmas day, but soon began a place to share “PLEASE SHARE THIS, PLEASE SHARE THAT: HELP THIS CAT, HELP THIS DOG”. What social media got right was selling an illusion. The illusion to be […]

40 years of building block

Few days ago a dear friend of mine told me that she eventually resolved an issue with her husband. They didn’t get along one topic and this was causing them some issues. They’ve known each others for 7 years, so it was hard, but not impossible. Then she told me “Now the hard part will […]

easy questions, hard answers and how to spot a wrong question

You might be fooled into thinking that easy questions are the way to go. Few days ago I wrote to an acquaintance a question about gender discrimination at work. I wrote moved by an impulse, so the question was very emotional yet easy to grasp. He replied to me, with a kindness unique to his […]

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