Saturday, September 17, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Teach them well....

                       I've been wanting to share a lot of things that happened to me lately, but I just didn't exactly know where to start. So I had to put everything on a "to do" list in order not to forget any of them and also in this way was easier to plan them. That being said, let's get started!!!
                      I am a manager, so I have a team. Actually I have many teams, just because I have many workplaces, so I am sometimes in complicated position to show the best ways of doing things to different kind of people.
                         But, what one can do when people don't see with good eyes the change? What one can do when they don't want to embrace development? Or when they are afraid of changing ways and actions? Some people just stick to one thing their whole lifes and never want to change anything and in the end they talk about "what if?". Personally, I wouldn't want to be surrounded by this kind and I do encourage change in different aspects of life. Of course, this doesn't mean that everybody should change, because we are all different from each other and that is what makes us humans and special. What I am talking about is development, evolution, taking risks, using fear in a positive way, etc.
                         Think about a classroom full of students, let's say math class, when the teacher tries to show them different ways to calculate that (2+4)*2 =12. One part would say that first they should sum 2+4=6 and then 6*2=12. Another part would answer like this 2*2+4*2=4+8=12. And from here a lot of other ideas. But the main purpose is to teach them well, to show them different opinions, ideas, and let them find solutions. This is also my job. No, I'm not a math teacher :))), but it is similar to that. The goal is to teach them is that manner that they could teach themselves afterwards without fear.
                       I was recently reading a book about some mice in a maze. The idea was that 95% were afraid of change and just 3 of them saw opportunities in escaping the maze even thou that meant letting go the cheese. This is also similar with our ways of living. And maybe this is because we have been taught like this, because that's what other people do. But why don't we teach our children not to be afraid to try, and to stand out of the crowd.
                       As I already wrote in my last post, be the one. It is difficult to show the world what you think, and more than that to make them do the same, but if one wants to succeed, one must be the change one wants to see in the world.
                  Going back to my teams, 1 month ago, I had to take a team because their previous manager resigned. Maybe the most difficult part of all, was when I started to bring them stories and let them think what were the messages and what were the lessons they could learn. But I was surprises that nearly 90% of them didn't understand the analogies the stories made with actual life. At first I felt disappointed, but soon I started bringing them more and more similar stories in the meetings and the number of people interested in development started to raise.
                        It is hard, but the final result it is rewarding. The feeling you get when you see people wanting to learn more about life and that there are similarities between life and work, is precious and money can't but that.

                                                                                          XOXO Elle


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Be the ONE.....

                           Maybe it's not the first time I write about this, but I believe it is a wonderful topic to talk about. Not only that it will make you think twice about the choices you make in life, but also about the way you want to create something that will worthwhile in your own existence.
                            In my last post I was wondering why have I lost myself. I found my answer. And I think that many of you that have the same "problem" will enjoy reading this post. I name it "problem" because everything has a solution, but our kind is more likely to overthink everything and turn a tiny little thing  into something that in japanese will be "kaiju" ( monster created by our own imagination ). I believe that the bigger and the ferocious monsters are the one created by our thoughts.
                              But let's stick to the subject I want to write about.... So, I found myself trapped into my own negative thoughts and there is no worse trap than that. It is the most painful, the darkest place and it has the hardest maze to get out from. So the deeper you go ( aka the more negative thoughts you have)  the hardest to get out and heal your wounds. It will lure you at first with "oportunities ", but karma is a bitch and never, but never, looses an adress. That's why I believe it is our choice how we walk through life....
                             BE the ONE...The one that stands out of the crowd...Show your own thoughts, your own style, your own choices....and embrace everything with strenght and pride...because we don't need to be the same. We are DIFFERENT one from another. We don't have to hide/ suppress our own feelings/ ideas just because the goup will not accept us, or we will not get the job we wanted, or people will be talking about our lack of style.....What define us and what makes us humans is particulary our consciousness and our native way of being The One / Different. 
                                I have seen a lot of unhappy people just because they were struggling to fit in, but who says we can't fit in even if we are ourselves? Next time you look in the mirror ask yourself this question. You will be amazed how may contradiction you will get ... and in the end you will realize that all that struggling was for nothing... We are naked before life... We are born to make a statement here and if we don't do it properly we will regret everything when it is too late. 
                              BE the ONE....BE STRONG....BE the CHANGE you want to see in  the WORLD....Colour your life in beautiful thoughts and good deeds, make the prettiest mandalas ( from sanscrite) in you life. ENJOY living in the most impressive Universe ( full with diversity).

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

The puppeteer...

                           Such a long time since I wrote...I don't know what happened to me...I don't  know who I am, and I can't find my voice. Too many strange feelings in my heart, too much thinking inside my head, like my consciousness is trapped inside my body, like I have a new skin, one I don't recognize. How many contradictions!
                            Could it be the 30 years age crisis? Could it? I just don't know and I don't understand what is wrong. I feel like a flower in a really small pot and I can't grow because my roots don't fit inside. And I also need some sun and some water...I see myself in the mirror and I don't recognize the person standing in front of it. How is this possible? 
                             I need to find an answer or a cure. It is not a disease, but it feels like it  and also my whole body hurts ( even if physically it doesn't). It got me thinking it's mentally, but am I crazy? No, no, no! Definitely not crazy! 
                             It is necessary to find the trigger to this. And I need to find it NOW! I want my force back, I want my dreams back. Sometimes I get this tickling inside, just like a presentment, like something is wrong, or about to happen. And I don't know if it is good or not. I guess I just have to wait for the puppeteer to move the strings in order to find out.    
                               This could be one goal for the year: find myself, find my voice, cleanse my body, erase myself and draw everything back. But how do I do it? Right now I don't have a clue. I must be confident I will get it. At least this way I still have a motivation to go on. I've been thinking about my decisions I made, and I don't regret them...Or maybe just some. Could this be a solution? To assume everything and fix the things I have been avoiding? I will see...
                                I am going to bed now! Tomorrow it's another day! Maybe a sunny one! I hope! But by then, maybe I will dream about my questions and find some answers. Sometimes it works. I have to try!



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