Saturday, 28 July 2012

It's a very special time of year, everybody is talking about the Olympic Games. It is funny how something so special can begin to unite people and the world.  There is what feels to me like star dust in the air, that little bubble of excitement.  For me it was the usual day at work until I met both Jose' Carlos Herrera Vargas and Gabriel E German all the way from Mexico to participate in the Olympics.  Jose' a 200 metre runner and Gabriel his coach. Without their knowledge they managed to rekindle an admiration for what a positive mental attitude can do.
As most sporting people they travelled here on their own steam to represent their country.  It was amazing and enlightening to meet two very special people who in the few moments I spent with them shared their generosity for life and what a positive attitude can achieve.  It is only a few changes in your own language that makes the difference. Jose' attitude is they are running against me, not the other way around.  Jose' and Gabriel work hard as a team and proves that the right team can inspire and motivate to achieve. They both are as important to one another as air is to breathe.
This gave me time to reflect on my own schedule and mental attitude and on reflection I on the other hand who feels defeated when I feel like I have not won or achieved in business, get mad with myself.
They taught me to realise that as long as you have worked hard and done your ultimate best towards your goal, no matter the outcome your still a winner.  
I wish them both the best on the 7th of August, and thank them very much for giving me the inspiration to work hard and follow my dreams.  All is possible with the right mental attitude and for that I will be eternally grateful.
Gracias por su tiempo y fue un honor cumplir ambos, Mago Thrillers todos ronda.
T x

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Communication seems to be the key trend of my last few weeks, what really is the amazing secret that we all get so badly wrong.  I question myself did I really hear the right thing, did I say the right thing in the right way and more importantly did they understand me and me them. Awaiting for that vital piece of communication that strings the next steps a head in your plan, the dangling, and waiting, waiting and more waiting when eventually you move to the next important stage in your plan.  Why hang around.  Then eventually it comes back around and starts all over again.   
I admire those people that get it right, actually it is hard to think of a list of the top ten business's or people that have. It's the million dollar question?  It is seriously like a mind field and when you get it wrong how life gets tipped upside down and inside out.  Is it because we are all so busy we really do not live in the moment and take in what someone else is saying?  Have we all become so wrapped up in our own lives that we cut out the people that are most important, without even knowing we are doing it?  Are we all that busy, I have had to stop myself this week and realise I am doing it and it is really annoying.  So I have decided to remember to breath and actually feel and see the person in front of me.   I am so busy making the plans and working out the next step for the future, I have begun to stop living in the moment and enjoying the little intricacies of daily life that make it all worth doing.
So much of my day to day life is based on a yes or a no, and no truer words have been written like...
The magic moment is that in which a yes or no may change the whole of our existence....
(paulo coelho)
It dramatically changes, everything in my day to day world.   How to have the ability to have people say yes would be fantastic but would it really?  I am not so sure. 
For now I have decided that maybe sometimes silence is the best policy, because then you are actually listening. I will work on my responses to what I have been communicated as another long term project.