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The Magic Moment

[Orig­i­nal text by DeRose, trans­lat­ed by Fabs — I hope you enjoy.]   Every­thing in life has a mag­i­cal moment. If you let this moment slip by it will prob­a­bly nev­er do it. As the fore­fa­thers used to say of peo­ple who were deep in thought: “Those who think don’t…

That was tough!

I am not sure many of you know, but I am a dad. My son is 5 and we have a pecu­liar sit­u­a­tion where we live in dif­fer­ent coun­tries. Life has tak­en us to this strange and unde­sired place and we do our best to man­age it.    Every…

To be successful part 2

As I wrote last time, for me, suc­cess is all about being able to achieve a del­i­cate bal­ance between:short and long term income;per­son­al time;time for those you love;the sus­tain­abil­i­ty of your busi­ness activ­i­ty;your con­tri­bu­tion to life.In the first part of this arti­cle explored the first 3 and on…

To Be Successful

Today a great friend of mine sent me a video about Kim Kar­dashi­an and how she build a busi­ness empire. I watched the video and thought it was incred­i­ble how a per­son goes from releas­ing a sex video with a small time rap­per to hav­ing a world lead­ing empire in a few short years. Linked…

Moments that disappear

Our lives have a num­ber of occa­sions. Some are real­ly enjoy­able and fun, some are going to dis­ap­pear as if they nev­er hap­pened to and some are going to be real­ly hard. As I group these occa­sions in this way I already feel that there is an impor­tant…

Micro and Macro Focus

OK! this may sound like a pho­tog­ra­phy title, but one of the top­ics which my stu­dents always want to talk about is focus. So I thought I would have a go at talk­ing about this top­ic.The Micro FocusThis first expres­sion of focus is all about get­ting the every day…

Mentalization

Take a moment and imag­ine that you are fly­ing like a bird, soar­ing above New York City. Imag­ine the sounds which you can hear from up there, envis­age the col­ors and details of the city below you. Visu­al­ize the build­ings, the peo­ple, the streets all the details.…

A Program For Success

[Orig­i­nal text by Pro­fes­sor DeRose, trans­lat­ed by Fabs]. I hope you can enjoy.   A Pro­gram For Suc­cess I attribute much of the suc­cess I have had in life to the fact that I have exe­cut­ed a con­stant re-pro­­gram­ming over the years. I cre­at­ed for­mu­las accord­ing to the needs of…

Training Self-Confidence

Have you ever felt that you could accom­plish any­thing, that no mat­ter what hap­pens on that meet­ing you are going to ace it, that noth­ing can knock you. That feel­ing of con­fi­dence is won­der­ful… but as good as this feel­ing can be, it is also…

Surviving crazy travel schedules for work.…

As a busi­ness­men and entre­pre­neur life can be real­ly busy. Who has not felt the need for a few extra hours each day to achieve all they set out to do? Some­times we do not have a choice. In my life I had many occa­sions which, on paper, look…

The last time…

I was talk­ing to a dear friend a cou­ple of days ago and we start­ed to dis­cuss about how he retired from being an emer­gency doc­tor. This con­ver­sa­tion was fas­ci­nat­ing. We were dis­cussing about how my friend’s dad also said noth­ing to any­one about the last day…

How to always deliver your best

It is real­ly easy to say that no mat­ter what is going on in your life you should be doing your best, you should be per­form­ing at your peak. But it is not always easy, not every day is sun­ny, not every morn­ing you wake…

Questions part 2…

I had some great feed­back about the ques­tions last week and so I want­ed to bring some more ques­tions. These next ques­tions we did not have time to answer so the answers to them are real­ly my take, rather than any­thing else.   As a team leader,…

Q&A with Prof. DeRose

Last week I trans­lat­ed Prof. DeRose doing a class to busi­ness stu­dents and some of the ques­tions that came up were real­ly inter­est­ing. So what I thought I would do this week is try to answer some of them para­phras­ing DeRose and using some of my own thoughts.  How…

The Macroeconomics of Intuition

This arti­cle is not for begin­ners.… When I was still in my ear­ly teen years my school offered Eco­nom­ics as a sub­ject and I took it. The teacher was dread­ful and I want­ed to have noth­ing to do with Depre­ci­a­tion again in my life, ever again… How­ev­er, I was gen­tly…

You can say anything to anyone!

Today I was watch­ing a class with DeRose and he said that: “You can tell any­one any­thing, the decid­ing fac­tor is only HOW you say it.” And this got me think­ing… is there a way i can teach my stu­dents (and myself) to improve HOW they say it? Well,…

Assimilation Technique

What is the assim­i­la­tion tech­nique Amongst the many tech­niques in the DeRose Method we have the assim­i­la­tion tech­nique. While some of our tech­niques can increase strength, flex­i­bil­i­ty, can improve con­cen­tra­tion or even aid in the man­age­ment of emo­tions, the assim­i­la­tion tech­nique is unique in that…

Quality!

Hi guys… this week­end I was help­ing out the UK teach­ers in their annu­al eval­u­a­tion and I was inspired to write to you guys about the very impor­tant les­son to be had from this. In the DeRose Method every teacher needs to have a year­ly eval­u­a­tion so that…

United Airlines.…

So this week, every­body’s talk­ing about Unit­ed air­lines and the way that they treat­ed the pas­sen­gers in over­booked flight. I have many opin­ions about this, but before I share them, let’s just review quick­ly some of the facts. There was a Unit­ed air­lines flight going from City…

Dealing with Failure…

Today I want to talk about how to man­age fail­ure and suc­cess in a way to extract the best from each sit­u­a­tion. In my expe­ri­ence, to evolve, it is impor­tant to learn from both sit­u­a­tions. In the same way that suc­cess is the direct result of some­thing…