Come on, give me the chills https://comeon.givemethechills.com Thoughts about changing, life, and whatever. Mon, 24 Jun 2019 18:59:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 https://i0.wp.com/comeon.givemethechills.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/comeon-givemethechills-boxlogo.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Come on, give me the chills https://comeon.givemethechills.com 32 32 81760688 things you don’t know https://comeon.givemethechills.com/things-you-dont-know/ Mon, 24 Jun 2019 18:59:19 +0000 https://comeon.givemethechills.com/?p=2270 in life there are no blueprints. There is no clear path. That’s why it’s not really important what you choose. You can change it. Some time it’ll be harder than others, but nothing is set in stone. You can unravel any choice, make it better, make it count, as long as you keep your heart […]

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in life there are no blueprints. There is no clear path.

That’s why it’s not really important what you choose. You can change it. Some time it’ll be harder than others, but nothing is set in stone.

You can unravel any choice, make it better, make it count, as long as you keep your heart next to your mind.

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raise the flag https://comeon.givemethechills.com/raise-the-flag/ Fri, 21 Jun 2019 20:57:59 +0000 https://comeon.givemethechills.com/?p=2267 You can’t save them all. You can’t fix it all. There are things that are part of your possibilities and you should pursue them. But some of them might require too much effort, for what? Given the fact that we all have a finite amount of time, energy and will, how will you spend it? […]

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You can’t save them all. You can’t fix it all.

There are things that are part of your possibilities and you should pursue them. But some of them might require too much effort, for what?

Given the fact that we all have a finite amount of time, energy and will, how will you spend it?

Life is similar to buying something. You can buy what you can afford, but the difference is that the energy can be different in time and for different people.

It means we need to choose which battle are worth it, which are meaningful, which of them make an impact in the world.

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quality is a choice https://comeon.givemethechills.com/quality-is-a-choice/ Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:38:24 +0000 https://comeon.givemethechills.com/?p=2265 Quality is not something you find by accident. It’s a clear choice you make either buying or doing something. If you care about quality when you make your work, then you’ll do different decisions, take different bets. Quality isn’t about the short term, it’s about the long term

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Quality is not something you find by accident. It’s a clear choice you make either buying or doing something.

If you care about quality when you make your work, then you’ll do different decisions, take different bets. Quality isn’t about the short term, it’s about the long term

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your mind defines you https://comeon.givemethechills.com/your-mind-defines-you/ Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:00:40 +0000 https://comeon.givemethechills.com/?p=2263 We’re tricked all the time. Manipulated all the time. Words can recall memories we didn’t want to remember. People can say things that we misunderstand, causing anger, rage, etc. We think we’re in control but we’re often guided by emotions ignited by others in our unconscious mind. That’s why our mind is our most precious […]

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We’re tricked all the time. Manipulated all the time.

Words can recall memories we didn’t want to remember. People can say things that we misunderstand, causing anger, rage, etc.

We think we’re in control but we’re often guided by emotions ignited by others in our unconscious mind. That’s why our mind is our most precious ally and worst enemy.

It can be both, and we’re not really in control unless we start looking at it each and every day, understanding where it comes from etc.

Because if you say frequently: “I can’t do it”, then it’s right: you can’t.

But not because it’s not possible for you. But because you are defining yourself, asserting who you are and what you’re capable of.
And no, this is not your self-help talk. I’m not saying that if you believe it you can do it. No. I’m saying that there are studies that show how letting people READ words related to old people made them walk slowly without them even realizing it.

Your mind defines you even if you are not aware. You can’t control it, so the only other way is to become more aware to get back on track.

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back to the smallest https://comeon.givemethechills.com/back-to-the-smallest/ Wed, 12 Jun 2019 19:48:56 +0000 https://comeon.givemethechills.com/?p=2260 “I need to train to get fit, but I need motivation to train, and I need results to get motivation”. Seems complex, but the point is: We need to build momentum to get back on track, even if we did it in the past, we need to start from scratch when we lose our momentum. […]

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“I need to train to get fit, but I need motivation to train, and I need results to get motivation”.

Seems complex, but the point is: We need to build momentum to get back on track, even if we did it in the past, we need to start from scratch when we lose our momentum.

How to do it then? Go back to the smallest thing you can do. Exercising? Start with 1 rep per exercise and then go to work.

Start with something you can do easily and continue. Build momentum, once it gets going it’ll be always easier.

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something bigger than you https://comeon.givemethechills.com/something-bigger-than-you/ Sun, 09 Jun 2019 22:15:25 +0000 https://comeon.givemethechills.com/?p=2257 If you’d only take chances on what you know, you would not probably go too far, try new restaurants, explore new places. It’s the idea that we can surpass our life, that we can go beyon what our mind has for us, that we can create something bigger than us.

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If you’d only take chances on what you know, you would not probably go too far, try new restaurants, explore new places.

It’s the idea that we can surpass our life, that we can go beyon what our mind has for us, that we can create something bigger than us.

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you’re not buying a product, you’re buying a process https://comeon.givemethechills.com/youre-not-buying-a-product-youre-buying-a-process/ Sat, 08 Jun 2019 13:21:11 +0000 https://comeon.givemethechills.com/?p=2239 Do you ever find a brand that you like, an idea that you like? Thinking “oh, I wish there were more people doing things like this”. Recently I discovered a new brand of clothing. I loved the idea instantly, but right now didn’t have budget to spend on their big products. When we see something […]

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Do you ever find a brand that you like, an idea that you like?
Thinking “oh, I wish there were more people doing things like this”.

Recently I discovered a new brand of clothing. I loved the idea instantly, but right now didn’t have budget to spend on their big products.

When we see something priced outside of our spending scope we fallback to going to our usual habits. Cheap clothing for example, that will produce waste in the long term.

Or let’s compare it to rusks. I recently bought two different brands, one cheaper than another.
The cheaper had each 4 rusk sealed into plastic. Which does seems like a good idea, although we abuse the use of plastic (something 10 years ago that we didn’t mind).

The more expensive one is made of paper. Yes, maybe they’ll stay crisp for less time, but in the end they do a favor to the planet.

These ideas that we like, we should support them. I never thought about brands as companies to support, but big and small brands are, afterall, companies. And they do survive only if there is money on the table.

We feel powerless in a world of big brands, of lobbies and gigantic companies, but each of us has a power to vote for what’s important. Which ideas are good.
That power is granted to us by money itself. How we use it, where we use it.

Therefore, after getting to this conclusion, I bought a small thing from the clothing shop. Not because I needed it, but because I wanted to support them. To have an extra customer so that they’ll think about it twice in case they’ll want to shutdown the company.

Money won’t act the same for a big brand. You can use it only to give them hints, not support. But it’s still powerful.
Change happens as it is happening for the use of plastic or other material/ingredients.

What matters the most is to spend the money in the brands we believe in. Maybe avoid spending on a big brand and saving up for a dress made in a small shop or a product made near to us or that is aligned with our values.

I know: Why would I want to pay if I can spend less in a big store?
Because if you don’t, those small shops will go away and we’ll be left with no choice but buying from the big stores. Stores that will comply with the general intention of the population but that will _never_ experiment like the small ones do, because they can’t risk money.

But why pay more then?
Do we really need a new shirt? Do we really need a new pc, a new smartphone every year?
It’s a choice, no one’s to blame.
What I think is that we buy more than we need of.
We have clothes in our closet we don’t use in 2 years.
We buy food we see rot and put them into trash.

Are we really saving up money? I do think that in these situations we’re wasting resources more than saving money.
Because for each thing you buy there’s the cost and pollution to produces, there’s the low wage or decent wage of people involved into producing it, there’s the pollution from transporting it to you.

When you buy something, you’re not buying a single product. You’re buying a process, a set of values, an idea on how to setup this world.
You’re voting for what you believe in, consciously or not.

If this relates to you then try buying less, save up some money to support the small brands you like, the ideas you like, so they can outlive you and leave a mark on how the world will be 20 years from now.

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who gets to decide your schedule https://comeon.givemethechills.com/who-gets-to-decide-your-schedule/ Tue, 04 Jun 2019 20:25:06 +0000 https://comeon.givemethechills.com/?p=2237 When you’re watching conventional TV the schedule broadcast it’s already prepared. This means that they get to decide when you go to bed, how much you’ll stay up late. When you’ll wake up and what you’ll be entertained with during lunch.On netflix it’s their job to keep you up and watching as much as possible, […]

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When you’re watching conventional TV the schedule broadcast it’s already prepared. This means that they get to decide when you go to bed, how much you’ll stay up late.

When you’ll wake up and what you’ll be entertained with during lunch.
On netflix it’s their job to keep you up and watching as much as possible, so, while you _feel_ in control, you really aren’t unless you’re stopping an episode midway so that you break the binge watching addiction.

Those are some of the reason why it’s hard keeping a schedule. The entire world around you wants to schedule your day, not only corporations, think individuals that create meetings for you without asking if you’re available, think customer support reps that call you when they want.

When feeling lost about how you use your time, think about for a second how much value and dedication you put into listening the first voice of the people that wanted to schedule your day: You.

Chances are, you didn’t put that voice into perspective. You didn’t value it, although you clearly should have, that’s why, next time, it might be worth remembering that when everything is pressing the most important voice to listen when it comes to scheduling your day, is the one and only voice you hear in your mind. You.

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a call for vulnerability https://comeon.givemethechills.com/a-call-for-vulnerability/ Mon, 03 Jun 2019 21:14:46 +0000 https://comeon.givemethechills.com/a-call-for-vulnerability/ There is no shortage of pride, no shortage of ego. We are invaded by people and apps that want to grab our attention, call out our instincts, make the jungle great again. Everywhere I look I see people trying to save their face, their status, their position. It’s clear to me than now, more than […]

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There is no shortage of pride, no shortage of ego.

We are invaded by people and apps that want to grab our attention, call out our instincts, make the jungle great again.

Everywhere I look I see people trying to save their face, their status, their position.

It’s clear to me than now, more than ever, we do need people with enough courage to show their vulnerability. To lead the way and show that another world is possible. That saving face, being attached to our pride, is not and won’t be, what will make our life and our world better.

Now, more than ever we need to do the opposite of what people taught us.

Because only by changing the behavior we can change the results.

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may 2019 monthly checkup https://comeon.givemethechills.com/may-2019-monthly-checkup/ Sat, 01 Jun 2019 19:21:08 +0000 https://comeon.givemethechills.com/?p=2233 It was a while since I wrote another monthly checkup. Mostly because lately I partly lost some of my dedication to writing. But no, I didn’t give up. Let’s get back on track by looking at what may left me A beautiful job a jump into the dark who we are, what we stand for […]

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It was a while since I wrote another monthly checkup. Mostly because lately I partly lost some of my dedication to writing.

But no, I didn’t give up.

Let’s get back on track by looking at what may left me

I realize now that I wrote _so little_ in may. It’s part of my ongoing list of things I do, but the real fact is that I don’t dedicate enough time to writing.

As with every little things, practice make it constant, but losing rhythm is the worst of all because you’re back at the starting point.

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