The Subtle Art of Dealing with People

“A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall” I don´t remember who said that brilliant phrase, but I have treasured it in my mind for more years that I can remember. Many people believe that to be successful in life, especially on the business arena, you have to be assertive, aggressive…

I’d rather be crazy….

and happy, than being normal and boring. That was the thought that crossed my mind while I passed by a bus stop and observed how people were looking at me in a sort of disbelief: It was snowing, minus two degrees, very early in the morning and this lady is running and smiling like crazy…

Perfectionism vs. Striving for Excellence

In our society, we praise perfectionism. We think of being perfect as the highest aim: We must have a perfect body, a perfect intelligence. A perfect house, a perfect family and perfect experiences. We long for perfection, although we do not fully understand the forms. What does it mean to be perfect? Who or what…

Are You Feeling Overwhelmed? Go Back to Basics

Already immersed in the second week of November. Through my window, I see the trees slowly running out of leaves. Those precious colors of the autumn are falling apart. Old leaves fall from the trees and die, to become pure soil. It’s a beautiful and a sad scenario at the same time: To experience the…

Networking: ¿Parte de la Solución o Parte del Problema?

Esta es definitivamente la era del Networking. Casi todas nuestras actividades diarias están relacionadas de una manera u otra con diferentes tipos de “Networks” o redes. Gracias a nuestra forma modernizada de vivir, ahora dependemos de redes de suministro sofisticadas para satisfacer hasta nuestras necesidades más básicas. Todavía a finales del siglo XVIII, los humanos…

La Antítesis Del Amor

Hay una famosa frase que dice: “Mantén a tus amigos cerca, y a tus enemigos aún más”.  Muchos de nosotros vivimos con el enemigo, sin darnos realmente cuenta de ello. Es algo bien sabido, que a veces lo que creemos que está de nuestro lado, en realidad está totalmente en nuestra contra. Definitivamente el mundo…

Stop Trying

It sounds counterintuitive. After all, we spend most of our lives trying. Trying to be a good person, a good wife, husband, friend, parent, employee. We always try so hard to be liked and recognized. What if once and for all, we just stop trying? The pursue of perfection can get quite nasty. How much…

Are We Getting Happier?

Close to where I live, there is a small but beautiful park on the top of the hill, called Baldegg. It was a sunny Sunday afternoon when I went there for a walk. Many families were around, kids and dogs alike, running everywhere. The small restaurant nearby was at full service: Parents, old couples, young…