Reality is a matter of perception

Any kind of mental or sentimental condition may be succeeded by repeating a concrete pattern. Socrates said that in order to learn something forever, you would need to repeat it 7 times.

The moment you realize that you experiencing a situation that you do not like, either because you created it or because it was incepted, you need to get out of it! But, how could you untrain a habitual behavior?

You may start by thinking of the ideal opposite. Keep that thought for 1′. Repeat that the following day and add 1′ more, and so on. By that, you succeed two things. You disrupt a reality you created or accepted which you do not like and you claim a new one.

I fully understand it’s painful and difficult to do it. Actually, it is your habitual persona that will not allow you to start. What should you expect? You will change. Your relationship with your significant one will improve. Your business and income will increase. Your body will change. Your universe will follow your new rhythm. YOU will be living a life you selected to!

Remember… the most ancient darkness vanishes in front of a single candle.

 

friends

Psyche recognizes all that was, all that is and all that will be.

We meet with thousand of people in this life. Few only stay in our heart forever. Even when they cross to the other state of living that with fear we perceive and call it death.

So let me tell you my story and how I met Dimitris.

We met in my most ever troubled year. When I was 24. The company I used to work had promised to pay my MBA, instead they never paid me even some salaries. Horrible management.  With a prospect contract with the EC, I had to regroup. Apogee was too young, and Markos, my best friend, was serving the country (seriously? lol). I was at the lodge for the 1st time. April the 10th. He was sitting opposite to me. He did not smile. He was actually trying to avoid me. He did smoke his pipe (typical), caring for all he did or not hear. By insisting, I started talking to him. Trivial staff, for the most, about how to improve oneself and so on. And then I told him, could we meet some other day? He said, why don’t you come by my house this Saturday to meet also my family. Crazy right? I remember still the colors, smell, warm sun at the living room. His wife Mareanna, wanted to bring us coffee and of course some sweets. F* even now I can smell the smoke from his pipe. Ermioni was a little kid. Months old! She was definitely making her point even at that time of her age! Since then, we’ve been working with each other, non-stop, for one and only goal: perfect ourselves, inside.

The funniest thing? I even got split from a girl that I was dating, cause she got jealous of how much I love him as a person for who he is and for believing in myself and my potential.

You know. Immortality exists. As long as one keeps you in their heart. And mine is boiling.

I wish you all, to find your psyche friend. And make sure that by then you know how to play good backgammon. They’ll upset you immensely!

It’s a new day!

Today is such a nice day, isn’t it? Well… it is! You are strong, you are having a good time, you are enjoying everything around you… so, finally, you enjoy being yourself!

You may think that nobody understands your struggle, that each day you try to create something and develop your Inner Self more and more… Hesiodus said that “if you add a little to a little, and then do it again, soon the little will be much“. And then, you are surrounded by people who try to criticize your efforts and your state… they call you a loser… they are disappointed in you… Actually, what they are doing is to blame a part of themselves, the part holding them from succeeding in reaching their own targets! Do not feel sad about them… Do not be angry with them! Just love them, therefore, love yourself. Make a closure inside and move ahead. You and your life are much more important than any that could even try to hold you back and away from your happiness!

Since I remember myself, I have always had one major target. I will never have to tell myself in the mirror: “Why haven’t you done this since it is what you really want to do?”.

Life should be lived to its fullest.
ALWAYS LIVE YOUR LIFE AS YOU WISH TO SHAPE IT! 

Think of it… and do something that you really like today… without fears, regrets and thoughts of “what the others might say”!

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Favorite Song by Mina… put it LOUD!!! finally, I present myself… Today I AM MYSELF!!!! 

Is Your Success Possible?

Let’s turn impossible to I’m Possible! You came in this life for one and only one reason: to live your life full of love and in bliss!

Set aside mind, feelings, and fear…  Success is 13 steps away from you to claim it!

  1. Clear target, which should be according to
    • Your talents
    • Your educational background
    • You have not mastered yet
  2. Organize your ideas and create a plan with concrete milestones,
  3. Be disciplined. Not hypochondriac or maniac. Just understand what has to be done, will be done and is only a step closer to reaching your target,
  4. Maintain your state of body, mind and feelings in balance. Do not exaggerate on stretching any of them,
  5. Do not associate yourself with how others Your ideas and life are unique and guided by yourself,
  6. Listen to your heart but always check what exists in the market. Your most innovative ideas still have space,
  7. Do not feel that you are “miss something”. Fulfillment comes from understanding what is really missing and cannot be covered with what it is easy. The apparent is covered by the easy solution,
  8. Do not wait for any acknowledgment by anyone apart from yourself
  9. Be conscious of your present state, do not overestimate or underestimate yourself. In both cases, work harder to evolve,
  10. Persistence. Most lost the big opportunity just because they didn’t accomplish a final effort,
  11. Doing things you do not like, may happen only in the case where these will assist your target,
  12. Try to excel yourself. Do not stagnate. Keep your mind and heart boiling,
  13. Love what you do.

Success a State of Living

Have you ever considered what is success for you? I don’t mean for your parents, for your schoolmates, for your colleagues or for your partner. I mean for Y O U .

We come in a demanding world as a naked child. We cannot eat by ourselves. We cannot walk. Not talk. Can practically do nothing by ourselves. We are immensely dependent on anybody else. We want to become like somebody (parents?) so practically reach their own limits. Where is the success on that? Pessimism… Fatalism… Yeap. All that!

We have only one asset. An infinite inner force. That force is nourishing ourselves to achieve greatness. It is guiding us to learn and select freely our path. That if we do listen to our inner voice and we believe in ourselves with no doubt.

Jedi staff? Nope. This is the real deal!

Take any successful person you can think of. They all say: you don’t see how many failures I had before I got to be known and successful.

Yes. You are in that bottomless hell-pit (hello? Dante?) that nobody knows you and you consider success, a like on Facebook (sweet thing!).

Answer the following. Be honest. Separate your inner voice and all other voices in your head. Use 5 words max:

MY SUCCESS WOULD BE TO:

 

Your success can only be humongous! 

 

Ps. this is a sequence of songs. Great work Jain.

Universities & innovative companies show the way for modern HR

Few days remain until the first of the three events of the Santa Monica Job Fair powered by the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and the Mayor of Santa Monica Ted Winter starts and already some important facts are becoming obvious. South California Universities and some very innovative companies showed the greater interest, and in some cases officially supported the Private Sector Jobs & Internships event.

Another interesting finding was that companies in sectors that could be described as more “traditional” were reluctant to test Team Plus HR recruiting system that matches potential candidates to specific job openings. There is no doubt that HR is very important and part of the capital of a company. Αbility, experience and knowledge of each employee contribute to the growth and development of the company and talented people can bring an added value to the enterprise.

Experience and instinct of the recruiter are of course indispensable but in most cases the recruiter has limited time to sort through all applications and match the qualifications for each applicant to the specific requirements of the job opening. Thus, it is frequent that some talents are disqualified long before they reach the interview phase. This is where a sophisticated HR recruitment system can make the difference and highlight a possible talent that could be lost as an asset to the company.

Defining talent on experience or education leaves no room for innovation or for genuinity.
We have to promote freedom of expression and intelligent creativity. 
That is what success is all about!

Until now over 500 job seekers have registered for the Santa Monica Private Sector Jobs & Internships event. The level of support from companies and institutions is also growing and now includes Santa Monica College, California Lutheran University, ENKI Technologies, Expert Dojo, General Assembly, Technical Connections, the Santa Monica Place and more.

With Brian MacMahon – ExpertDojo

If you live close to Santa Monica and interested there is still time to register. For more information and online registration you can visit
https://santamonica-job-fair.eventbrite.com

 

art as the voice of our soul

art photo credits: https://phoenixd22.com/ + instagram.com/phoenixd22/

 

God (or Universe or Big-Bang) created the world we live in and we the human, are it’s ruler. Supposed to be at least…

We live our lives with a specific deterministic attitude, excluding possible. We live and we die. That’s it.

Βetween our days of living we try to create some worth. Some good living.

I’ll give you the color of that: #GRAY – not black and white (or white and black). simply gray!

We are forgetting, though, our most intelligent ingredient. Our soul!

We can’t escape our nature. We are creators!

We do music, symphonies, operas, paintings, portraits, landscapes, visit the stars…

We have a heart the is smiling with a bit or a color!

ALWAYS #ART and THRIVE!!!

Chocolates or Flowers

I am addicted to chocolate… who isn’t right?

In life, there are many kind of pleasures. Name them… But one of them occupies a special place in our minds. Chocolate! Milk, vanilla, ginger, black, coffee, lemon, cherry, strawberry… whatever combination you can imagine! Recently, I ate duck with chocolate sauce and balsamico, and it was delicious. And then, you can also drink it, with 40% milk and 20% chocolate and, the rest, 40% water… the perfect combination. So, imagine that now, you are in a snow shelter, and it is cold outside. I bet that the only thing that would make you feel nice… is a cup of hot chocolate.

Since Valentine’s is around the corner, I would like to share with you an eternal love story… that of the Sun & the Moon.

Sun & Moon

S: It is half day since I have not seen you…

M: Hours seemed like an eternity and beyond…

S: I will touch you again with my breath, just to see you smile at me one more moment…

M: I will come after you to feel your breath…

S: I am the king… the ruler… I am everything… and yet nothing without you…

M: I am forgotten… I am worshiped… just because of you…

S: Life is so empty without you…

M: There is no life without you…

S: Who am I without you….?

M: Who am I without you….?

S: Never we were one… never we will.

M: You are I and I am you… always apart… always together

This universe is established in duality… nothing functions out of this concept… The beauty of life is to understand both sides of ourselves… but still incomplete without our special one. both Sun and Moon… everything is important in this chase … everything!

& some love songs… with extra flavor!

Evil or Live

We often reach a crossroad.

And I am asking you. Is your choice to follow truly yours?  Are you influenced by your perception of the world, which is shaped by your parents, society or news?

How can you recognize that thin line of being yourself and making your own choices vs. assuming of living your life and being manipulated to believe that you are yourself?

When will you take the responsibility to wake up? To be sincere with yourself and detach from all that is not yourself.

Life is not guiding you on its own will. It is you, who are able to shape life and make it as you want it.

These crossroads we meet when we are ready. When we have reached a critical knowledge of self-understanding and consciousness that change is the only opportunity we have.

Life is change. It’s all changing and staying alive.

How about you?

 

the 6th P: Philosophy

We need to establish the sixth P: Philosophy on top of Product, Price, Place, Promotion, and People.

The 6th P is like a sixth sense, invisible but able to determine the success or failure of a company.

We believe the first step in creating the visual identity of a company, actually, to create a company at all, is answer the WHY.
What is the underlying philosophy of creating the company and of being in business?

In current business practice, the closest to a company philosophy can be found in the company objectives and the mission statement to some extent. Most of the times, this is done without ever reflecting upon the philosophy apart from the fact that the company is created to make profits. And even that is sometimes unclear, which becomes visible especially in employees when they start spending more time browsing the internet than being productive.

Once the philosophy is clear, it is much easier to suggest the best combination of the following for the visual and web design of the company:

  • Color scheme
  • Shapes
  • Slogan (Motto)
  • Brand names
  • Keywords
  • Target group
  • Type of web domain
  • Sitemap and site structure

Not only that, we are actually convinced that the clearer and more coherent the philosophy, the longer the life cycle and the stronger the success of a company.

If the philosophy is clear from the beginning, it will be reflected in each design element and any other type of communication. It will be present in the heads of managers and co-workers. In fact, this will attract only talents who feel aligned with the company philosophy and therefore stay longer and create faster and better results.