Would you go see an overweight physician to see about a diet that can help you lose weight?
There are countless examples in which we see that people don’t follow their own advice, however, this can make professionals lose all their credibility with their clients.
These days there is a lot of information and people everywhere trying to be coaches, consultants, create courses and sell services in different specialized sectors, mostly in digital businesses and sales. But many times we encounter people who do not preach by example, they talk about things like getting up early to take full advantage of the day, but you see them on their social networks doing the opposite.
Or when we see a boss talk about how important it is to be committed to the job and arrive early, but they’re constantly late, or have something unexpected come up, or leave early, etc. If we want people to take us seriously as authority figures we must preach by example and this is...
It’s undeniable that we are going through times of great uncertainty, just a few weeks ago we were joking about Friday the 13th, we would receive our checks a couple of times a month and perhaps we were making travel plans for Spring Break, Holy Week, Summer, etc.
And suddenly, only a few days after, we are in complete uncertainty. We don’t really know what’s happening, many businesses, especially small ones, are closing, cutting staff, and maybe you’re wondering if you’re going to have a job next month and on top of these questions there’s the stress and even fear about what’s going to happen tomorrow.
Like in any unexpected situation, we go through a moment of shock (we don’t understand what’s happening), after a period of denial ("this is not going to happen to me”) or the opposite, many people panicked and that’s the reason for the incredible lack in the supply of toilet paper (I still don’t have...
There is a big difference between wanting and needing and even though we are sometimes able to identify them, it can be very difficult to make the right decisions when we are controlled by the emotions, wishes, and impulses of each moment.
When we act on impulse because of emotions and we opt for what we want and not just for what we need it can give us great satisfaction, however, it can also give us regret if our choice does not turn out like we wanted.
But how can you learn to identify what we want from what we need?
It all depends on our particular situation. Your needs are not going to be the same as another person’s.
Let’s set aside for a moment the basic needs like shelter, clothing, food and water to sustain your body, and let’s center on other objects that are going to totally change depending on each situation.
For example, for an attorney that only works in an office, buying a professional camera can be just a wish,...
In all our workshops we repeat this phrase over and over, "If it is not written it will NOT happen." And believe me, I can assure you that this is the case. Whether it is a task you want to accomplish, a goal or a dream to accomplish, if you do not put it in writing it is difficult for your mind to remember.
Your brain has thousands of things to think about, additionally having them in writing will allow you to develop many more things that you will discover next.
Writing your goals forces you to define them clearly, creates a reference point to be able to follow up and also helps you to think and perhaps adjust it, but it is not everything, it also stimulates your creativity as your brain begins to look for creative ideas and thoughts that They are waiting to be released.
I do not know if it happens to you, but when you start writing something, suddenly you get inspiration and start writing thousands of things that sometimes need to be organized since your brain throws them...
We have all checked out our competition at one point or another, whether it’s people, companies or co-workers that do something that you would like to do or that you’re already doing. We are interested in seeing what has worked for them and what has not, in order to have a point of reference when it’s time for us to put it into practice.
It’s also important to find an example to follow that gives us a certain excitement to get to where they are or even surpass them, however, we must work on one step at a time.
Remember that those companies or people didn’t accomplish everything overnight, the road is long, and in addition to studying their achievements, you also have to know their failures and everything that they have done to get to where they are. Study them as a goal to strive towards, not as an obligation.
Remember that you can tweak your goals as you move forward and a requirement or obligation generally has a negative connotation to...
When a new year begins we get excited, we cheer for the year that ends, if it was difficult we are glad that it is finally over and we are sure that the new year will be different and that we will achieve our dreams.
We make our list of “New Year's Purposes” and we say “now I am going to achieve it”, “this is going to be my year”.
We start with all the strength, the best emotions, the best purposes to achieve it, and then the unexpected happens!. The problems, things unforeseen, the emotion is down, or we just let the routine take us and in less than we think the year is over again and we finish without fulfilling those purposes.
Statistics show that only 12% manage to fulfill their New Year's resolutions, there are many reasons, so we want to invite you to do a different this year.
I want to invite you to take this great opportunity to reflect on everything that has happened in these last 10 years of your life.
• Where are you in this moment...
J.K. Rowling, the English author who became famous with her Harry Potter book series, said:
This leads us to think about the importance of failing, because this means that you are daring to do something, and as much as a failure hurts, it’s an important part of life, it means you are living, that you are learning, that you are trying to do something, it means that you dare, you act, that you not only dream but that you do something about it.
Personally, I have failed many times and they haven’t necessarily been small failures, some have been big and have hurt more than even I realized at the time. I am talking about personal, professional, financial and even failures regarding my health, but all these failures have taught me something, from not repeating them...
You’ve probably always heard that you have to set goals in life, but not everyone knows how important this is. Most of the people that have been successful in their lives became so because they set goals and made the effort to reach them. Many dream with having more success in their personal or professional lives, but only a few take on the task of thinking of realistic dreams and then finding ways to make them happen.
Goals help us define exactly what we want to reach and thus help us create a plan to reach those objectives, when we set a goal we convert it into something tangible, it’s not just a dream any more. It is important to have measurable goals and to constantly evaluate them to have a better chance of reaching them, in addition, this offers you the possibility of tracking your progress and keeping you motivated.
It’s important to highlight that the goals we set must have a degree of difficulty that requires effort, but that at the same time are reachable...