Find your “Why”

Your “Why” Is Always Bigger Than You

So what is your “why” ?

What is the reason you get up in the morning and do what you do?

Is it to look after someone you love and care about…?

Is it to be able to help friends and people in need you really want to help…?

Is it to build a lifestyle with more time freedom so you can be with those that matter to you more often?

Whatever your reasons are…

Put them before you every day. And remind yourself constantly why you do what you do.

They will fuel you.

They will drive you.

And they will give you energy to do things that you never thought possible.

Write down in a piece of paper NOW, without too much thinking your Whys.

Keep it close, in your wallet, look at them every day, Magic will appear in your life.

Business Meditation

Most meditations are geared toward relaxation, inner values,
and spiritual awareness.  You can use it in a different way for concentration and
affirmation strategies to increase work performance.

Try this “recipe” at the beginning of a busy workday, or when
you are feeling stressed out by a specific problem:

Find a single word that captures the quality that will help you
succeed.

Use that word in this phrase: “I breathe in _____.”

As you breathe out, you can use another positive word, or
you can think of a quality you want to eliminate.

Examples: “I breathe in confidence; I breathe out stress.” Or “I breathe in
power, I breathe out integrity.”

Repeat this phrase for at least 60 seconds. You’ll immediately feel more capable of
achieving any goal you desire. Why? Your ancient emotional
brain responds to any thought you have – positive or
negative, real or imaginary – as though it was an actual
stimulus in the world.

Give it a try now!

Buen Camino! to Santiago de Compostela

Buen Camino this is the word that you hear and say all the way (in every part of the Camino, Saint James Way, the french camino, the north camino, the portugues and many others trough Santiago the Compostela).

I just finished 6.5 days from Valenca Portugal to Santiago, part of the portugues camino. It is a remarkable experience, hiking around 20 km per day with 7 kilos of backpack, meeting people form around the world, every corner of the world.

I flew to Porto which is a stunning city, beautiful and lively and got to taste the Ribeira and Verde wines from the Duoro area. Arriving at Valenca by train in the afternoon, we (Rami and I) started to walk the pilgrim’s way to Santiago, always looking at the yellow arrows and the symbol of Compostela.

We arrive at the old medieval wall and the old city of Valenca late at night, found ourselves alone in time, surprised by the beauty and calm of the place but in a rush to get to Tui around 5 km away in time to the hotel.

We crossed the bridge above the Duoro river, which later understood had an incredible history between Spain and Portugal during all years.

A stunish Galician girl played the Gaita for us in the forest, and told me that her grandmother use to crossed the river with goods under her long skirt in Franco’s time in the 50’s and 60’s.

Walked pass nice parks at night and arrived to a medieval city of Tui at 11 pm. Stonish!!

Our host was expecting us in the incredible Torre de Xudeo, which I felt touch by the name of the place and my ancestors. A strange feeling being in that place late at night.

Woke up early with a good breakfast and started walking towards Porriño. Not bad for the first 20 km, nice hike and then it struck me, a lot of people on the way, a huge group of loudly italians, many 70’s old couples from Germany, England, Canada, many group of women, many by themselves of all ages few with skirts, 2 couples from Catalonia, mexican old and young ladies and many more.

At the beginning it bothered me to walk along so many people, because it drawn my attention towards them, after 15 kms started to pay attention to the way.

Arrive at Porriño which is a small town in Galicia. Usually in Spain all towns looked deserted  around noon, but after 5 pm all come alive, so this peatonal road, main road became very lively with children and families.

Next was the town of Redondela, nice place close to the Atlantic cost in Galicia, walked around 20 kms, and seeing that there was no albergue or hotel close to the sea, we decided to continue to Cesantes, further away.

Found a fantastic private house for pilgrims called A Vella with few rooms, and we got the best A room with a View.

Great host that tell you stories. Very warm and nice people.

The walk to the beach surprise me, because I wasn’t expecting to get so close to the Atlantic and just had this remarkable sunset that we had.

In the morning started to head towards Pontevedra. Ohh such a treat this city is.

The second largest in Galicia, I didn’t learn anything before comming, so it was the best surprise to have. Gorgeous city a fantastic casco aintiguo, plenty of great Cathedrals and churches.  We were lucky to find a room in the Plaza de la Verdura, I must say this city is a must in Galicia, just get lost in the old city, drink caña, cerveza o vino and just relax from the long hike.

We were told by chance to go the museum of arts El Sexto in Pontevedra and even so we were exhausted we visited this amazing place, again it struck me the quality and great art of the Gallegos, it is also FREE.

 

 

 

 

At this time my feet were aching, it is not easy to wake up in the morning and be ready for another half marathon, but it is so worthy and fulfill the way that you just get going, the moment you are in the path and see all these pilgrims walking by, you forget everything. A smile appears in your face.

Met two gallegos from Bayona that explain to me about the Horreos.  All foreigners asked themselves what is this?. We all had different assumptions about it, Horreo is a typical granary from the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula built in wood or stone, keep corn or potatos above so the mice couldn’t eat it.

 

 

 

The same with the lavaderos women used to gather around them to do their laundry in the past.

 

A lot of the forest areas we crossed today were full of eucaliptos (eucalyptus), the smell remainds me of Bogota Colombia, were I was born.

In the way you see new faces, people from before, you see a lot of bicigrimos, pilgrims on bikes, when they come down a hill make some noise and seems that there is a party in town. Always with Buen Camino!

I walked pass a 3 generation guys, the grandfather, the adult son and a boy, love to see the way the walked one after the other, the grandfather looked the best in shape, what a remember trip this will be for all of them!

Had a nice chat with a couple from Vancouver, Vincent and Huan Le (Juanita to me!), she is 73 and walks like a young woman! Also with Gerard and Lucy grandparents of 6 from Canada, all speak also french with this funny accent.

Arriving to Caldas de Reis ( Termal springs) I had a treat to Rami my husband, booked at the Balneario Acuña a building that was built in the XIX, had a nice treatment to relax and a swimming pool with heated water, very good. Nice stone bridge.

I was lucky not to have any blisters in my feet, just a litle tired, every morning you smell foot cream all over the place!!

So we headed towards Padron, beautiful scenery, bushes, types of trees, now I am enjoying every part of it, I walked better, have a nice rythm, say Buen Camino to new faces and also to old faces, another 20 kms and arrive to this empty and sad city, it is by the river with a road of trees that can be gorgeous, but I saw and felt sadness, many shops closed, a lot of signs se vende, se alquila, not pilgrims in the roads where are they??  Few restaurants opened at 8 pm, so we sat in one of them and by chance all my new friends from Canada arrived at the same one (maybe the only one open) and had a great dinner together! This is Saint James way.

Next and last day for us towards Santiago de Compostela, around 24 kms, rainy day, put on our rainy covers, here you see all types of covers, it is a whole new business, some are extremely practical and some are really uncomfortable.

It is nice to walk with rain, it changes the scenery completely, the colours change and the smell and noises are different. Of course I loved it because was only one day, I understood that who ever started the way on a day like this can have a week of rain, so painful.

It is a long day and you prepared yourself  to the big destination, took quite a while inside Santiago to arrive to the Cathedral but once you arrive, ohh the feeling of joy it is enormous even with the rain.

I made it, I loved it. In Spanish they say “Tu pasas por el Camino o el Camino pasa por ti”.  (You go trough the path or the path goes trough you)

I read in a pilgrim’s post that the best way to end it, is it staying at the Hostal de Reyes (Parador) next to the Cathedral, so I was lucky to booked it 3 weeks in advance, and it is a treat!! One of the oldest hotels in the world, 500 years of hospitality.

They still offer 10 free meals daily to the first pilgrims that arrive with the Compostela. Well done.

It was on my list of The Card that Keeps you on Track. Keep dream big and small but keep doing it.

 

You deserve to hear it for yourself and by yourself

Is your self-talk positive and uplifting, or is it negative and destructive?

There are things that we need to say to ourselves that will help us face every day with our heads a little higher and our hearts a little lighter.

Here are 4 simple phrases that I encourage you to use as you face the new day:

I AM BEAUTIFUL

It’s always flattering when we receive compliments about our looks, especially on days when we feel a little under par with our self esteem.

We can also try being the bearer of good news by telling ourselves that we are beautiful. Yeah, it feels great hearing it from others, but it also does wonders for our soul when we acknowledge our own beauty.

You have to see your own glow before you can truly radiate it for others to see.

I AM GOOD

When you believe in yourself and the goodness in your heart, it’s easier to make it even truer.
Telling yourself that you are good will help keep you on the path to greatness.

It’s different when you just know it, and when you voice it out or you affirm its truth.

When you say it out loud, it becomes bolder, and it becomes the ruling principle of everything that you do.

I AM STRONG

To get yourself psyched and ready to take on your day, you need to tell yourself that you’re strong and capable of meeting deadlines, overcoming hurdles, and basically ready for anything that comes along!

If you wake up feeling tired or defeated from yesterday’s difficulties, then you’re already miles behind even before your day starts.

But if you start it right, with thoughts of being at your best, armed and at the ready, then nothing can get you down.

I AM ENOUGH

Sometimes we can get a bit insecure, especially when we see that there are people busier than us, doing more things with their lives than we are.
We are more than capable of getting what we want for ourselves.

You are wonderful believe how great you are.

Anything your heart desires can come true if you believe that you can make it come true.

Magical Flow for Yourself

Today I received an email from Marie Diamond with this idea of magical flow, I just think it is just Great, because I really believe that everything starts with loving yourself, specially nowdays that we are bombarded with ads and propaganda. We must remind ourselves that we are Special, each one of us.

Magical Flow is created by being grateful for your self.

Yes YOU.

It is easy to have gratitude for when people do things for you and when life gives you blessings.

But Flow starts within you and gratitude for YOU gets the energy flowing.

Tell your self each day at least 5 things you have gratitude for 

– In YOU

– About YOU

– Thru You

– On You

– Because of You

Sample:

I Am grateful that I have more patience in me.

I Am grateful that I Am a positive person

I Am grateful that thru me so many people feel happy

I Am grateful that I have a smile that warms people’s heart

I Am grateful that because of me, the world is a better place.

Try it. Repeat it every day. Write it down in a journal. Speak it out. Believe it. Love it. Manifest it.

Then the magical flow will appear in your life.

Blockchain

Blockchain what is it by: Singuarity University

I am keen to learn about blockchain because is going to change our lives very much and pretty soon, so just to bring up this as an option to my followers.

What Is Blockchain?

Blockchain is commonly described as an encrypted and distributed ledger. It’s basically a record of transactions that is owned by everyone in a network, rather than by one centralized entity, and protected by cryptographic security.

While that may not sound particularly revolutionary, these simple changes in record-keeping unlock three greatest strengths that have led to blockchain’s booming popularity: decentralization, automation, and trust.

How Does Blockchain Work?

In a blockchain, each record in the ledger is stored in a block that contains:

1) Transaction data (who sent what amount of money to whom)

2) A timestamp documenting when the record was made

3) A unique cryptographic signature, called a hash, that links it to the previous block

In this way, all blockchain transactions are stored in a series of blocks that are chained together by the cryptographic signatures. Once a block is added, it is said to be immutable and its contents cannot be altered. This immutable chain is another of blockchain’s strengths, as it ensures that the entire history of a transaction can be reviewed and validated through an automated process.

Naturally, data stored on a blockchain sometimes needs updating. And when such additions are requested, the changes are validated automatically against every copy of the ledger on the network.

If, for example, someone with 10 Bitcoins attempts to purchase something that costs 15 Bitcoins, the consensus of the network is to deny the transaction because the individual can’t afford the purchase. This attempted transaction would be rejected, rather than added to the chain.

When transactions and changes are approved and validated by the network, the transaction data is recorded, timestamped, and linked to the previous block in the chain, and cryptographically sealed to ensure security.

Another blockchain security measure is the use of cryptography to create two unique keys, which are large alphanumeric strings that enable users to interact with the blockchain in a secure way:

  • public key contains a large numerical value that is used to encrypt data.
  • private key is mathematically linked to a corresponding public key.
  • A transaction that is encrypted with a specific public key can only be decrypted by its corresponding private key—and vice-versa.
  • The encrypted transaction is sent to the public address of the intended recipient, who then uses his or her own private key to decrypt the transaction.
  • In addition to security, the use of private and public keys also enables users to protect their anonymity.

Because trust is the foundation of our personal and professional dealings, the variety of ways in which blockchain can transform our lives seems nearly infinite. There are several industries in which blockchain is having an early impact, which we’ll discuss in this guide.

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How can we learn and understand blockchain better?

How  are we going to be affected by this new technology?

Happy to get some answers.

 

Dream Big – Think Big

 

 

 

“ThinkIt’s Never Going to Be Perfect, So Just Get It Done.

Thinking is great.  Action is better.”

I am an avid reader of futurist predictions, how they see the rapid changes happening in this world, what they think will change, how AI will improve or disrupt our lives and so on.

So regarding these two phrases above, I see a conflict in today’s way of thinking so, I will put it as I feel it, emotions and frequencies are the invisible powers that put things in motion.

Dream it – Believe it – Think it – Do it – Let it

Open your awareness to a bigger picture, think big, dream BIG, feel BIG.

 

Alexander the Great – Last great wishes

The great Macedonian king. Alexander, after conquering many kingdoms, was returning home. On the way, he fell ill and it took him to his death bed. With death staring him in his face, Alexander realized how his conquests, his great army, his sharp sword and all his wealth were of no consequence.

He now longed to reach home to see his mother’s face and bid her his last adieu. But, he had to accept the fact that his sinking health would not permit him to reach his distant homeland. So, the mighty conqueror lay prostrate and pale, helplessly waiting to breathe his last. He called his generals and said, “I will depart from this world soon, I have three wishes, please carry them out without fail.” With tears flowing down their cheeks, the generals agreed to abide by their king’s last wishes.

My first desire is that,” said Alexander, “My physicians alone must carry my coffin.” After a pause, he continued, “Secondly, I desire that when my coffin is being carried to the grave, the path leading to the graveyard be strewn with gold, silver and precious stones which I have collected in my treasury.

“The king felt exhausted after saying this. He took a minute’s rest and continued. “My third and last wish is that both my hands be kept dangling out of my coffin.”The people who had gathered there wondered at the king’s strange wishes. But no one dare bring the question to their lips.

Alexander’s favorite general kissed his hand and pressed them to his heart. “O king, we assure you that your wishes will all be fulfilled. But tell us why do you make such strange wishes?”

At this Alexander took a deep breath and said: “I would like the world to know of the three lessons I have just learnt. I want my physicians to carry my coffin because people should realize that no doctor can really cure any body. They are powerless and cannot save a person from the clutches of death. So let not people take life for granted.

The second wish of strewing gold, silver and other riches on the way to the graveyard is to tell People that not even a fraction of gold will come with me. I spent all my life earning riches but cannot take anything with me. Let people realize that it is a sheer waste of time to chase wealth.

And about my third wish of having my hands dangling out of the coffin, I wish people to know that I came empty handed into this world and empty handed I go out of this world.”

Alexander’s last words:  “Bury my body, do not build any monument, keep my hands outside so that the world knows the person who won the world had nothing in his hands when dying“.

With these words, the king closed his eyes. Soon he let death conquer him and breathed his last.

QUANTUM JUMP

QUANTUM JUMP METHOD

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You’ll need:

  • Two cups or glasses. Doesn’t matter what kind. They don’t need to match, they just need to hold an ounce or two of water.
  • Two small pieces of paper, like post-it notes.
  • Tape, if you don’t have sticky notes.
  • Water.
  • A pen.
  • Consider something you would like to change.
  • Distill it to one or two words and write it on a post-it.
  • Stick or tape the paper to one of the glasses.
  • Consider what you would rather have — but don’t use a negation of your undesired word and visa-versa, as in, “anxious,” then “non-anxious.” You get the drift — ex. “anxious,” then “relaxed,” “confident,” or “composed.” An online synonym/antonym tool is handy.
  • Tape or stick the desired word on the second glass.
  • Pour an ounce or two of water in the glass labeled with the word describing what you would like to change.
  • Take a moment to ponder how the word makes you feel about your current circumstances. Discouraged? Frustrated? Experience it.
  • Pour the water in the empty glass labeled with your preferred outcome.
  • Take a moment to consider how you would feel if that second word accurately reflected your state. How would it feel? Good?
  • Drink the water, feeling grateful for the new outcome.
  • Throw the labels in the trash and wash or discard the glasses.
  • Forget about it. Really.

INTENTION + DEDICATED ACTION = MAGIC.

The art of Investing

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Investing is about way more than numbers and the math behind compounding. Ultimately, investing is the process of asking one simple question:

How do you make money?

Investing has never been easier, cheaper, and more important. The internet has done to investing what it does with pretty much everything: It’s made it more accessible and cheaper. But the thing that gets me the most is that people don’t seem to appreciate why investing has gotten more important.

For one, pensions are virtually obsolete. Social security won’t get you through. Plus,
the economy is changing so fast that some careers that easily supported a middle class style only 20 years ago barely pay the bills today.

So, the message to the young and old alike is the same: You have to find a way to
get money invested so you can live the life you want. Money means choices. Money
means security…

So to really make money, start by investing in yourself, learning, learning and more learning.

Invest in your education regarding numbers in:

Real Estate, Stock Market and Business.

Start by reading Rich Dad Poor Dad  book, then play the Cashflow game online several times, start reading financial news, explore and search about companies that build your environment, learn online about the stock market, take a course in Udemy, learn to read charts, charts of the companies that you are interested on.

Use platforms like Tradingview to understand charts, learn about ETF – package of stocks instead of an specific stock. Very important, look trough time 6 months, 1 year, 5 years or even All times.

Last learn how to build a Business, even if you do not want to do it, learn, go to meetings, networking, marketing and keep investing in yourself. Use meetups and GO!

Invest is a process, start Today and you will not regret it.

INVEST.

Keep track using The Card That Keeps you on Track.