Feeling down and then rising up again!

One of my biggest weaknesses is that every now and then I feel down and start questioning and doubting what I’m doing and the choice I’m making. When I stumble in this vortex I see things from a different/negative perspective. I think this relates to motivations. As my life is predicated on motivations and chasing the next goal, I think that falling into this trap is sometimes inevitable.

Luckily, this trap usually leads to a binary conclusion. Either I change, or keep going. I honestly wish I didn’t stumble into this vortex, but I assure you that once you get out of that you can rise up again and find the right motivation to keep going once again.

I guess it’s just life!

Kindness scales (Seth Godin)

It scales better than competitiveness, frustration, pettiness, regret, revenge, merit (whatever that means) or apathy.

Kindness ratchets up. It leads to more kindness. It can create trust and openness and truth and enthusiasm and patience and possibility.

Kindness, in one word, is a business model, an approach to strangers and a platform for growth.

It might take more effort than you were hoping it would, but it’s worth it.

It is just the truth!

Going from a pan to a degree!

Moved to London in 2013 and started cleaning pans, graduated with a marketing degree in 2017.

I would like to share ten tips for anyone who is moving abroad and wants to learn a new language.

1. Don’t only hang out with people that speak your own language. Despite this sounding obvious, so many people take this comfortable route.

2. Keep a list of new words you learn on a daily basis. You might not remember them all initially, but you will pick up one or two and strengthen your vocabulary.

3. Ask, ask, ask. When you don’t understand just ask, ask, and ask.

4. Set your phone language to your new language.

5. Use the new words you learn so they become a part of your daily use.

6. Watch movies in your new language with subtitles and read books when you can.

7. Take short courses to fasten the process if you need to, and study at home when you can.

8. Don’t be shy. Speak as much as you can and make mistakes, it’s inevitable.

9. Be curious. Curiosity leads to discovery, discovering new things will broaden your cultural and language knowledge.

10. Date a mother-tongue girl or boy ☺️

Hope this will be useful!

Happy Australia Day, everyone!