So you have dreams (we strongly hope you do), but you don’t know how to make them a reality. We are 200% percent sure everyone has been there at some point, right? Today, we are here to get you out of that hole, today, you will be a hundred percent responsible or either staying where you are or move to wonderland where all your dreams come to life.
You should know by now that your mind controls you, you’re pretty much a puppet obeying commands from your tenant. Since she’s in control (because she must be a she) you are truly limited by the workings of her, but most importantly, by your ability to smartly structure specifications and conditions to make your ultimate goals happen. Once you have overcome this stage, and you establish what are the specific changes you have to make to pursue your goal, getting what you will be easy-breezy. We will provide you with 4 easy steps to get a little bit closer to getting anything you want, and becoming the best person you can possibly be.
Can reality and surrealism subsist peacefully in the same environment? This movie, due to his ambiguity, proves so. It is an out of the norm movie that combines faith, destiny, and reality into a perfect correlation.
Will Smith is like da best; the guy is so amazing that he either chooses amazing b-lls movies, or super random ones like this one where, even when succeed may not be a guarantee, the adrenaline of the unexpected most fulfill his spirit.
In Collateral Beauty, Howard (Will Smith), is an ideal boss; smart, motivated, a hard worker whose priority was nothing but the well-being of his employees, and the company itself. Employees adored him; going to the office was a joyful experience due to his mere presence. Suddenly, this person who was highly admired by his employees turns into a depressed, unmotivated individual who seems to be living in motion. The trigger of this drastic change of his behavior is accredited to the sudden death of his only daughter.
Howard depression and frustration start to take over his life; his brain becomes the worse possible place to cohabit. In a desperate attempt to release his sadness and anger, he starts writing letters to the three possible responsible for the tragic event. The first one that receives all the blame is Time. Howard complains that it was way too early; the way to soon, he blames him for coming at literally the wrong time. Death also had a very intrinsic and hateful letter direct to her; “you took the wrong person” he claimed, he couldn’t even recall how many times he desperately desired to take his daughter place. Lastly, Love also deserves a letter. Is it even real? If so, how didn’t you stop this? How all this immense love that I feel for my daughter was not enough?
Yes, your are not superficial or banal, is entirely normal that those words raise your attention and make you want to know the secret (maybe this time someone actually came up with a final cure?). According to very smart people who dedicate their lives to this type of crazy and magnificent studies, thinking burns calories.
S A Y W H A T?
Wait… Like, for real, though?
We may be impulsive and crazy, but we do check our facts and sources before making you jump into our craziness (specially when something sounds unbelievable-to-good-to-be-true as this does). According to Scientific American, when you think and learn something unfamiliar, is necessary for your body to use extra energy to process that new information, in scientific terms, for your brain to make “new synaptic connections.” Like me, you’re probably wondering WHY no one ever figured this out before!? All these scientific’s wasting their time doing studies about calorie burning pills, energy drinks, and incredibly stupid machines when the solution was always on their head? Well, is not that easy and sweet as we would like it to be.
New Year, New You? If you are a normal individual who falls under this so-cliche new year resolution, we would be sort of disappointed, but the fact that you are reading this blog makes you everything but normal, so we would like to believe that you are not that naive. If you have been a recurrent passenger of our journey, we hope that by now, you understand that the best possible day is today; that all lights will never be green, not at the beginning, during, or at the end of a year. Even when the majority of the population falls under this theory, due to its seductive, exciting and motivational vibe, you really don’t new year to start living a magnificent life; you just need the determination to do so.
I just want to start by saying that I am probably the last person who will be writing about this; no way, nope, not me, I was definitely not one of those. True is that when reality hits you, she has cero mercy. In my particular case, she beat me just at the right time (still painful though), but I was ready for the so-necessary-but-painful knock-out sesh. The problem with monotony is that somehow, you believe you have the obligation to follow it; you can’t break the path, or bad things will happen. We, humans, are creatures of habit; we have the inclination to stick to situations to find emotional and psychological stability. Before we dive into this whole “habits” subject, let’s clarify that there is a huge difference between acquiring a habit, and been use to something. You get use to doing the same thing over and over again; you memorize the discrepancies, you know how to overcome problems because they are recurrent, you become and robot, and you actually like it (so scary that it gives me chills). Is like going to work, you don’t have the habit of going to work, you go because you have to. A GOOD habit on the other hand (and let’s emphasize on the word good), is something that you consciously acquired because you are fully aware is going to have good consequences in your life. That doesn’t mean it will be nice or not painful, but you hold to the reason why you started, and that will keep you going. I am saying this with confidence because I am going through the process myself, and that’s precisely what this whole post is about. My knock-out sesh consisted of a very close friend who almost punched me in the face (deep inside I know that was his dark desire) and made my open my eyes about my current situation. He recommended a book that he said will “actually change my life forever.” I don’t know if it happened because I was desperate, or because I actually trust him, that I decided to go ahead and read it (listen to it actually, but that’s a completely different subject).
Some days, humans experience this undescriptible sensation of wanting to be smarter, of wanting to learn it all; those days when you actually believe in the idea that your brain has not yet developed its full potential. These days often happen when you are working on something that you are passionate about, towards a particular goal that has the potential of changing your entire life. The moment you find something that makes you woke up everyday motivated and determined to conquer the world, you won’t stop until you are the best at it, just because you know you can. Not only you but that relentless inner person you have inside, feel the need to put to use that brain of yours. To be honest, maybe and just maybe, this amazing feeling that I am describing is something that you don’t really want to experience so often. Once you are aware, you are responsible, and responsibility is a very heavy weight to lift, just hold to the feeling that you will be lean af after it though.
How satisfied are you with the fact of being an adult? Does it feels how you imagine it? Is it worth it? All those occasions when not been old enough was an obstacle, are significant now? If while you are reading this you don’t strongly desire to be a kid again, we don’t believe you at all. We all want to go back to those days when everything was momentary, those days when nothing really affected us; only what we actually gave importance to. Those days were magical, we gave a hundred percent to anything that we were doing, thinking, or saying; is kind of a nostalgic sensation to realize that at some point, we used to be better than what we currently are. We were engage in whatever we were doing, nothing else mattered because we had one purpose (and we were not willing to distract ourselves from it). Maybe we had the privilege of feeling this way because we had someone behind our back taking care of the important but so boring subjects, but that was not the reason, we were not thinking about that. We mainly focused on doing the best we could to achieve something.
Rather you wish you were a kid again or no, that doesn’t really matter. First because is literally impossible, and second, because we actually want from you is to go back and look at yourself and imitate that fearless/amazing/brave/ and courageous behavior you used to have and implement it in your life as an old person. Since we are really nice people and you probably too old and tired to figure out how to do this yourself, we are going to give you 3 simple steps to go back to the Good Old Days.
There is something about the concept of eternity that drives us humans absolutely insane. Is not precisely the idea of an infinite existence, is this crazy feeling of wanting to eternally hold to particular experiences that evoke great sensations inside us. Going back to where everything started, the idea of wanting to make a pleasant moment perpetual is a very obvious and expected behavior; who wants to experience the sadness of eating the last scoop of an ice cream right? No one wants to finish a bowl because is so good. We know that at some point we are going to have enough, that incredibly pleasant moment or experience is not going to be crazy appealing forever. Precisely because is not going to last forever, we develop a momentaneous sense of eternity, we really really like what we are experiencing, and we want more of it. We want all the ice cream we can possibly have until a stomach ache tells us the opposite (But we do need that stomach ache to happen to understand that there is nothing else stopping us from getting what we want but ourselves). This is pure human nature, we don’t appreciate being told what to do, we don’t want to be treated like kids; we will learn our way (and most of the times this turns out to be very painful).
Money is a very interesting topic, is a mix of happiness, sadness, ambiguousness and mostly, motivation. We decided that you all needed reasons and solid explanations of why these pieces of paper trigger such feelings on us. “Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye”. You will think that money has absolutely nothing to do with The Little Prince, but the way he looks at a material object is one of the most beautiful and sophisticated explanations that have ever been exposed. (If you’re not familiar with this masterpiece, you just have to stop right here and do some research about it: The Little Prince). We are not going to sit here and tell you how bad money is and how dangerous it can turn out to be, we are here to make you look at money in an entirely different way, the same way as the little prince look at his rose. It’s not precisely rocket science that money is just a piece of paper, like actually, nothing else than that (and ink and some secret codes). Sadly, everyone who has been there knows that having no money (or no rose), creates and stage of stress and desolation that is not pleasant at all; who would say that “paper” can make you feel that way?
Weekends are like chocolate; everyone loves them and looks forward to have just a little tiny piece of enjoyment. But have you ever actually wonder why weekends generate such a satisfactory feeling? Is it because you have the option to do what you actually want? Or because you can actually do absolutely nothing? Have you thought that it may just be that we feel that we haven’t spent enough time with the people who really matter to us? No matter from what planet you are from, weekends are deeply loved by everyone. Going back to the idea of filling out your jungle with the right people, you would think that the idea of just having the people you like around is not really viable and realistic when talking about a work environment. Contrary to your beliefs, it is possible and in this post we are going to teach how to do it; we are going to make you feel that going to the office on Monday is just an extension of the weekend.
- We believe that there is no need to emphasize in this subject any more, but just in case, we are going to remind you again to always Start with the Why. And believe us, there are SO MANY why’s implicated when it comes to the work place.
- Adriana La Rocca
- The Magic Sloth