The referral

I think the referral is a killer approach for any cold call. It’s most useful when you don’t know your client that much, or don’t know if your offer will make any sense to his operation. For example, when looking for a job, it’s much easier and more productive to ask your contacts to review […]

How I meditate

I thought it would be helpful to tell my little beginner’s story in meditation. Although we’re all familiar with the term, few seem to really know how to verbalize what it’s all about. For one reason or another, and for a long time, I could never find a good reason to meditate. None of the […]

Clear your mind

We already know how important it is to quiet our minds. It allows us to be, to be aware, or not to lose ourselves in our thoughts. In this post we’ll see how meditation can further help us to dramatically improve our learning ability. In a Stanford University experiment with a group of four year […]


We left the previous post with (my interpretation of) Jon Kabat-Sinn’s charged view of meditation: Meditation requires that we open our­selves, let­ting go of our lives. Like a war­rior, we should be on guard to act upon the signs pre­sented to each of us, swiftly and decisively. Which would imply a pro­found act of trust, […]


Its been a fascinating few days. I’ve been touched by what I’ve learned to the point I believe I’ve changed my way of being. I loved Jon Kabat-Sinn’s mindfulness video. I have to admit that I had never been able to meditate, nor understood meditation. I’m not sure I wholly comprehend the concept now, but, […]

If you care, you listen

I stumbled into this Gary Vaynerchuk presentation — a friend of mine had it under his tumbler. It’s a pivotal presentation. It changes all you knew about how to market your products. I used to think Twitter was a waste of time, and… I still think it is, for a bunch of people. What these […]

Baby steps in Trust building

I am surprised at the utter importance of taking baby steps to foster relationships. It keeps coming up. My first encounter with the concept was probably in the form of a well known Chinese proverb that says: “To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time…” We’ve already gained […]

How to be happy

In my previous post, Don’t worry be happy, I promised to show a few exercises to help you rewire your brain to jump-start your day. First, I would like you to perform a quick exercise. Close your eyes and think about the color red for 10 seconds. Then, open your eyes. This simple exercise emphasizes […]

Don’t worry, be happy

This is huge! Have you ever felt stressed out, that your nerves were getting the best of you, on your way to an important appointment or presentation? Well, this post will show you the best scientifically proven edge in life I have ever experienced. No kidding. Let’s start from the beginning, or learning how our […]

The 20 seconds away productivity tool

I found this great productivity tip that will blow your mind away. If it doesn’t, well… it should. We all seem to be more distracted nowadays, which we know has to do with all the gadgets technology has to offer. Starting with TV shows, emails, texting, etc. Shawn Achor discovered this principle when he was […]