– Focus on your positive strong points and core values and write an open plan
(mission and vision).
– Set objectives for short, medium and long term. Focus on them without putting
pressure on yourself. Stop or adjust while going, but keep going!
– Try to stick to your time commitments even when you have no inspiration or you are
distracted. Be patient and focused, eventually inspiration and creation will come.
– Surround yourself with people that can help you (4 directions).
– Be correct to yourself and others, always. If you practice this, the personal reward is
much more rewarding.
– Practice what you preach: work on yourself and on your image.
– Human as a social being. Look at what Aristotle has to say about it.
– Exploring what makes humans interact nowadays.
– Sharing is caring (seen from a technological point of view).
– How public is your private space?
– The border between public and private is your bubble.
– The size of a human bubble is different among cultures.
– 3 levels: family, community, large social identity
– The size of your personal bubble is defined by a close relationship.
– The size of a bubble defines and is defined by the viciousness of a group.
— Reasons why obedient acts happen:
1. Training (like military).
2. Orders are given by a superior who is not directly involved in the action.
3. Fear of penalties for the disobedient.
4. Obedient resulting acts are targeting out-groups. Out-groups are already put in a bad light by the time the action happens.
5. No personal moral responsibility.
6. Being obedient out of automatic habits.
— Obedience creates different levels of compromise and conformity.
— Self-employment as a solution.
– You Ltd., references (database): work, keep, relate and comfort, transform them.
– Creating added value: to give rather than get.
– Getting involved: opting-in.
– Having fun ? it is a NATURAL process.
– Using smart ideas, asking smart questions (a reporter).
– Start, keep and grow the conversation. Keep eye contact, give feedback.
– A hub for mobility and flexibility.
– Your image: analysis of event, audience, dressing code, confidence, business cards, the badge, the
– Mindfulness: verbal (first seconds, words, tone, start and stop) and non-verbal communication (understanding the scene, body posture, eyes empathy, the card and the shake of hands, smile :).
– Information vs. knowledge or up-to-date vs. stand out from the crowd.
▪ Workaway & HelpX
▪ Hippohelp & Volunteers Base & HelpStay
▪ WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms)
▪ Upwork, Freelancer
▪ Center for Interim Programs
▪ American Gap Association
▪ Salto/EVS/Work & Travel – J1 VisaPatreon
▪ Lonely Planet
▪ STA Travel
▪ Gap year journeys are made