I don’t really like the term coaching, however it’s widely used and so for your better understanding of what this is about, I am calling it coaching as well.
‘Only shared happiness is real happiness’ …a line from one of my most favorite movies Into The Wild.
This quote is one of the reasons I am publicly sharing my story. Or simply just sharing all that I’ve ever learned. From the sole gratitude for all the things that I’ve been given or things that have been done for me. A need to give a little something back to the Universe. Sort of ‘pass it on’ game… ☺
I am sharing this all in deep humility, knowing that the reason behind all my experiences are mainly my gigantic failures, drastic falls or tragic events, which oftentimes led me to the rock bottom, wishing I’ve been dead… However what does not kill you makes you stronger and so whatever happened in the past, I now take as a good life lesson and also a blessing.
It taught me that you can get yourself out of the deepest shit*, overcome hurdles or disadvantages and if you try, you can also turn your weakness to your strength, essentially bringing benefit not only to yourself but to others as well. My book can be a shining example of this. Including the related projects, which helped many people or other creatures.
(* apologies for the obscenities, but that’s probably the most accurate word given the topic, and also it balances out all that polished language I’ve been using. Because, honestly, without some rude expressions, it would not really be Me. Honesty / Truthfulness / Directness are few of my good virtues 😉 )
So my public events, for reasons described in ‘Public Events” section are currently not happening, however I prepared some alternatives:
2) Online advisory / Coaching, get in touch with me and we can schedule a video call accordingly. I’ll be glad to accept a voluntary donation based on your level of satisfaction ☺
This is how my activities were presented pre-corona:
Motivational and team building activities
I’m a master in overcoming obstacles.
It goes hand in hand with motivation and solution seeking. I excel especially in areas where others see only darkness, with no light at the end of the tunnel. I also know how to turn weakness to a strength and draw joy from those parts of life that are neck-breaking to others…
By using the term “Master” I definitely don’t mean to be boasting myself or to be awfully complacent!
I’d like to add, in one breath, that my “mastery” is greatly supported by another huge “talent” mine, to get myself in troublesome situations to complicate my life. Nowadays not as drastically prominent a trait as it used to be in the past, however still far away from being errorless and perfect. On the contrary!
However, being an ordinary man from flesh and bones, richly taught by my personal experiences, people often seek my advice, support or directions, which, given my communication skills and use of good examples or comparisons, I can provide quite well.
I am grateful that this is happening. Of course it pleases me but also it makes me happy, it’s fulfilling, enriching and motivating experience, which widens my horizons and deepens my insights and makes me in return once again, more useful to others.
On the other hand, we all live with certain time limitations and pay our bills, which led me to the idea to provide this activity on a conceptual basis.
Commercial success of my projects then only highlights and strengthens the legacy of my messages, which I am able to pass on in a language understandable even to all ‘doubting Thomas’ people, who otherwise perceive any spiritual direction as a pile of clever words, completely useless in today’s world.
What a grave mistake. The law of action and reaction. The fact that we have all in our own hands, is valid for all of us. Refusing or rejecting this knowledge can only drift us further apart from finding the true cause of our failures and losing the opportunity to fix them therefore. There is absolutely no reason to hide away from truth. On the contrary, knowing that we are not some helpless puppets in the hands of Destiny, but it is us who hold the reins (or a wheel), is surely a great thing!
Problem is not if you are being unsuccessful or unhappy. Problem already is if you are just not happy – because life should be about enjoying it and not about barely living it.
Only to realise that and to set on the quest, is a victory on it’s own!
A happy person is the most beneficial to all, because only happy person can lead by example, inspire, motivate and spread around the right energy (or mood, if you prefer), even if only interacting with cashier, who would continue spreading it – same as it would be with the negative vibe – and creates chain reaction thorough the world…
While writing this section, I remembered a quote which I read long time ago, back in Peru, at the beginning of my Great Journey:
„Sweep away your problem and you’ll get a broom, which you can rent to anyone who is dealing with the same thing.” Si Newhouse
This is the reason I organise motivational talks and similar activities – on my own or with some interesting people. Even my travel projections / talks were done in an educational and entertaining manner, where it was the reaction of the public that inspired me towards some other activities listed on this site.
There are people who are not really fond of quotes and somehow I understand them. Empty, memorized philosophy and wise words are truly useless on their own. However I really like them (quotes). Some of them, respectively. They don’t help me to achieve the target nor to keep my balance, but they are often richer and nicer versions, or more to the point expressions of my own experiences, realisations or points of view…
Their authors come from different times and different parts of the world, having opposite sexes or come from different religions or political backgrounds… They’ve never met and never heard about one another, and yet, in slightly different forms they still talk about the same thing.
Which is why I put so many of them here.
„The fool who thinks he is wise, is just a fool. The fool who knows he is a fool is wise indeed” Buddha Shakyamuni
„We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
„In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt
„We are the source of our own troubles, but we are also the source of our own solutions!” Zdenka Jordanova
“Live as you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever” Mahatma Gandhi
„If the problem can be solved, why worry? If the problem can’t be solved, worrying will do you no good” Dalai Lama
„No wind favors he who has no destined port.” Michel de Montaigne
„Better to light the candle than to curse the darkness”
„Don’t blame the world, make it better. How? By constantly improving yourself.”
„Those who want something they never had, will then have to do something they never did.” Nossrat Peseschkian
„It’s not a tragedy to die with unrealised dreams, it’s a tragedy having no dreams you want to realise. It’s no shame not to reach the stars, but it’s a shame not to have stars we would like to reach.” Anonymous
„In our life’s journey, it’s not important whether we have fallen, but whether we were able to take a lesson out of it and get up again. Anyone can fall, because we live in the world that’s fallen. What determines the next course of the events is whether we’ll get up and how we’ll go on.”
„Mistakes are the portals of discovery” James Joyce
„A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul”
„One of life’s best coping mechanisms is to know the difference between an inconvenience and the problem. If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire – then you’ve got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is lumpy. And a lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat, and a lump in a breast are not the same lump. One should learn the difference.”
„We learn how to earn for living but not how to live. We added years to our life but not life to our years.” Anonymous
“I too, long time waited for the success, and it was not coming. So I went out to meet it. The longer you wait for the future, the shorter the future will be”
Amancio Ortega (one of the richest people in the world)
“Nobody would face any situation that nature would not have prepared him to bear it.”
„The success brings out the worst qualities and failure the best.”
„Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good and the valour of the brave” Anonymous
„It’s a hazardous thing never to risk in life.” Patricie Holeckova
„It’s better to trudge through life than to sleep through it“ Malcolm Forbes
When they asked the Dalai Lama what thing about humanity surprises him the most, he answered: “Man… Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health, and then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
„The fear is not your enemy, it’s a compass pointing to the areas where you need to grow”
When someone thinks, “I’ll do this tomorrow and that afterward, and this I shall do some other time later on,” the God of Death scorns with laughter.
Chandragomin (7th century)
„We cannot choose how many years we will live, but we can choose how much life those years will have. We cannot control the beauty of our face, but we can control the expression on it. We cannot control life’s difficult moments but we can choose to make life less difficult. We cannot control the negative atmosphere of the world, but we can control the atmosphere of our minds. Too often we try to choose and control things we cannot. Too seldom we choose to control what we can … our attitude.”
John C. Maxwell
„It’s not the critic that counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could’ve done them better – the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.”
Theodore Roosevelt as quoted in World’s Fastest Indian
„To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order; we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right” Confucius
„Sometimes, despite our greatest efforts, life gives us lemons. We can make a sour face, or we can make a lemonade” Anonymous
„Life is not about how many times one takes a breath, it’s about moments that take one’s breath away”
„People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.”
G. B. Shaw
„Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Confucius
„When the wind of change blows, some people build walls, others build windmills”
„IWinning a thousand battles does not make you a winner, the victory is yours
if you can conquer one man only: yourself” Dhammapada
And then he added (Buddha):
“Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words.
Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions.
Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits.
Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character.
Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny.
And destiny – is your life.”
„Who controls the past, controls the future. Who controls the present, controls the past”
„He, who observes his life closely, sees, that all events and things were there to lead him to
The Understanding” Frantisek Drtikol
„Man acts as if he is still looking for a horse he has already mounted” Eduard Tomas
„There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge; that is Curiosity.
There are those who seek knowledge to be educated; that is Ambition.
There are few who seek knowledge in order to serve others and help them;
that is Love.” Bernard of Clairvaux
„Remember, that not getting what you want from life, could be a wonderful stroke of luck that you’ll come to realise aftertime.” Dalai Lama
„There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing”
„Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new”
„Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Charles Swindoll
„You may go on and live until you are ninety, but you’re just as dead at thirty-eight as you would be at ninety. And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit. Martin Luther King, Jr.
„Teachers should not resemble a road sign: showing directions to go, but themselves not going anywhere.” Jan Amos Comenius
„Endure till the end. It’s not the runner who passed the first meter, but the one who
crossed the finish line that wins the Olympics.” Asafa Powell
„Worry does not empty tomorrow of it’s sorrows, it empties today of its strength”
Corrie ten Boom
„Everything that has a beginning, has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.” Buddha
„Talent develops in tranquility, character in the full current of human life.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe