Saying 'Yes' to Everything Makes You Miserable and Unproductive, We are not human doings, we are human beings !!!!!!!!

Carson Tate: We're overwhelmed; we're connected 24/7; most of us have information flowing in multiple channels. Our calendars are packed; our task lists are long to overflowing and this is what I call the busy-ness epidemic that's consuming us.
So there becomes in our society this like busy-ness badge where we all need to be overstuffed, overscheduled because that in our culture it is how you demonstrate value and how you demonstrate that you're needed and important. That's not necessarily the case.
Every time you say "yes," you're saying "no" to something else. So the whole point is to get really clear around what you want to say "yes" to and what you want to say "no" to. Because every time you say "yes," you end up with a calendar that's full to overflowing. Many of the things that might be in it are really not in alignment with you and who you are. And so "no" becomes a powerful tool to take back control of your time in your day and our hesitation with saying "no" is we think maybe we're going to disappoint them or we're not going to be able to move forward in our career; well that's not true. If you say, "No, I can't do this project right now because I'm working on X; can I get to it later?" You're now having your manager as this key stakeholder helping you make some decisions and prioritize your workload and you're letting them know what you're working on because a lot of the time they don't know. So your "no" empowers others to help you as you're helping yourself.
But we're also very short and sweet in our no. We don't give them a list of reasons why. You aren't saying I'd love to but I've got this and that because then they might come back to you and say, "Oh, but it's only going to take a few minutes; it's only going to take a couple of days." You want to be very short and succinct in your "no" and then gracefully decline. And remember that it's not always about you. Your "no" is not necessarily going to ruin their day; they'll probably go and ask someone else and be just fine.
So, I think what happens with the busy-ness epidemic is you get so caught up in the doing of your day, you're just moving through the meetings, moving through the tasks that you forget that we're not human doings; we're human beings. And so some of the vitality and the beauty in life you just miss because your head's down and you're constantly responding and reacting to everything else that's going on in your world. And so it's in that space of the pause or a little bit of white space on your calendar that that's where I think you can find those little moments of joy and meaning.


Carson Tate is author of the book Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style. A professional consultant, Tate helps top executives and their teams take back control of their to-do lists, workspaces and workflow. She is creator of the "Working Smarter, Not Harder" and "Harness the Productive Power of Your Brain" productivity systems. Tate holds a BA in psychology from Washington and Lee University, a Masters in Organization Development, and a Coaching Certificate from the McColl School of Business at Queens University.



"If we all go for the blond, we block each other, not a single one of us is going to get her, ... so then we go for her friends, but then they will all give us a cheek cold as nobody likes to be a second choice!! what if no one goes for the blond? We do not get into each other´s way and we do not insult the other girls, that is the only way we win, that is the only way we all will get laid.
Adam Smith said, best result comes from everyone in the group, to do much for himself, but that is incomplete, because the best result will come from everyone in the group to do best for himself and for the group !!! "-



Vacant Commercial Premises

What to do if you have vacant commercial premises. Some questions we should ask to ourselves:
- Is it better to have it vacant or running?
- Does it gain or lose value the more time it is empty?

This is what I suggest:

- Give your commercial premise to somebody willing to open a shop or a business, and do not charge any rent
- Reach an agreement with the entrepreneur, willing to open a shop and enter into a partnership, in which you will provide the commercial premise and he will run and operate the shop.
- Establish according to the type of business, the percentage for each in the venture (could be 20% for the commercial premise owner and 80% for the entrepreneur)
- The entrepreneur should run the shop and thee commercial premise owner could run the administration through an impartial accountant or audit.
- You must take into account that if a commercial area looses traction, by having commercial addresses empty, it is hard for that area to recover



Sports as the engine to drive country´s development
Using a sport´s program to develop skills for life
- Employment Generation
- Violence Prevention
- Social Inclusion



Countries must promote strong economic growth, invest in their people and build safety nets to ensure people don’t remain trapped in poverty, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim told journalists in Washington on Thursday. He was speaking at the opening press conference for the World Bank Group and IMF’s annual Spring Meetings.

1- We must promote strong economic growth 
2- Countries must invest in people, specially in education and health 
3- Countries must build social safety nets, both against natural disasters and pandemics, to ensure people do not remain trapped in extreme poverty 

  • - Global Growth is expected to be 3% this year
  • - Prospects for developing countries continue to be downgraded by 4%
  • - Developing countries should take comprehensive structural reforms to promote growth
  • - 70% of the world´s poor live in oil importing countries, so lower prices will have a benefit impact on growth 
  • - The majority of household poor countries are net food buyers, and will benefit from lower food prices
  • - Lower oil prices will hurt some of the very poorest who tend to be net food shelvers, falling food prices will reduce their income
  • - About 70% of the world´s poorest live in rural areas



This is what I believe and I am willing to die for it !!!! There is no shortcuts to success !!!!
Skills is only developed by hours and hours of work !!!
I am not worried about dying in a treadmill !!! Lay one brick at a time !!!!
Focus on making a difference !!!
If you are not making someone else´s life better you are wasting your time !!!as we become better by making other´s lives better !!
Represent an Idea 
I want to believe I can create whatever I want to create !!
You have to believe 
Something extraordinary different can happen

Confucio said; He who said he can and he who said he cannot, both are usually right !!

Nothing is unrealistic 
What is the point for being realistic ? put a barrier !!!

Our Thoughts are Physical 

You really gotta focus 

Attack your fears 
I started to attack things I was scared of !!

Be willing to die for the truth !!!
You cannot be scared to die for the truth

Protect your dream !!!!


Hey!! Don´t ever let somebody tell you, you can´t do something !!! IF YOU WANT SOMETHING GO GET IT !!!

You gotta dream you gotta protect it !!!! People can´t do something themselves they wanna tell you !! You can´t do it !!!! if you want something go get it !! PERIOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Sometimes we need to get testimonies like the one from Anne-Dauphine Julliana, so to recover part of our humanity, we should never loose, even if we have to push and move forward our business projects, do not forget to take for a walk, once in a while to your mankind and humanity feelings.


Winning Workplaces !!! How important is design on your working environment

How important it is design on your working environment,so people can perform comfortably and develop their creativity in the right cloud !!!!


William Kamkwamba: How I built a windmill, creativity and intellectual efforts will drive the economies of the future !!!

This is an example, creativity and intellectual efforts will drive the economies of the future !!! William Kamkwamba, from Malawi, is a born inventor. When he was 14, he built an electricity-producing windmill from spare parts and scrap, working from rough plans he found in a library book called Using Energy and modifying them to fit his needs. The windmill he built powers four lights and two radios in his family home. After reading about Kamkwamba on Mike McKay's blog Hactivate (which picked up the story from a local Malawi newspaper), TEDGlobal Conference Director Emeka Okafor spent several weeks tracking him down at his home in Masitala Village, Wimbe, and invited him to attend TEDGlobal on a fellowship. Onstage, Kamkwamba talked about his invention and shared his dreams: to build a larger windmill to help with irrigation for his entire village, and to go back to school. Following Kamkwamba's moving talk, there was an outpouring of support for him and his promising work. Members of the TED community got together to help him improve his power system (by incorporating solar energy), and further his education through school and mentorships. Subsequent projects have included clean water, malaria prevention, solar power and lighting for the six homes in his family compound; a deep-water well with a solar-powered pump for clean water; and a drip irrigation system. Kamkwamba himself returned to school, and is now attending the African Leadership Academy, a new pan-African prep school outside Johannesburg, South Africa. Kamkwamba's story is documented in his autobiography, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope. A documentary about Kamkwamba, called William and the Windmill, won the Documentary Feature Grand Jury award at SXSW in 2013 (watch a trailer ). You can support his work and other young inventors at MovingWindmills.org


Elizabeth GIlbert: Success, failure and the drive to keep creating

So, a few years ago I was at JFK Airport about to get on a flight, when I was approached by two women who I do not think would be insulted to hear themselves described as tiny old tough-talking Italian-American broads. 0:25 The taller one, who is like up here, she comes marching up to me, and she goes, "Honey, I gotta ask you something. You got something to do with that whole 'Eat, Pray, Love' thing that's been going on lately?" 0:37 And I said, "Yes, I did." 0:39 And she smacks her friend and she goes, "See, I told you, I said, that's that girl. That's that girl who wrote that book based on that movie." (Laughter) 0:49 So that's who I am. And believe me, I'm extremely grateful to be that person, because that whole "Eat, Pray, Love" thing was a huge break for me. But it also left me in a really tricky position moving forward as an author trying to figure out how in the world I was ever going to write a book again that would ever please anybody, because I knew well in advance that all of those people who had adored "Eat, Pray, Love" were going to be incredibly disappointed in whatever I wrote next because it wasn't going to be "Eat, Pray, Love," and all of those people who had hated "Eat, Pray, Love" were going to be incredibly disappointed in whatever I wrote next because it would provide evidence that I still lived. So I knew that I had no way to win, and knowing that I had no way to win made me seriously consider for a while just quitting the game and moving to the country to raise corgis. But if I had done that, if I had given up writing, I would have lost my beloved vocation, so I knew that the task was that I had to find some way to gin up the inspiration to write the next book regardless of its inevitable negative outcome. In other words, I had to find a way to make sure that my creativity survived its own success. And I did, in the end, find that inspiration, but I found it in the most unlikely and unexpected place. I found it in lessons that I had learned earlier in life about how creativity can survive its own failure. 2:06 So just to back up and explain, the only thing I have ever wanted to be for my whole life was a writer. I wrote all through childhood, all through adolescence, by the time I was a teenager I was sending my very bad stories to The New Yorker, hoping to be discovered. After college, I got a job as a diner waitress, kept working, kept writing, kept trying really hard to get published, and failing at it. I failed at getting published for almost six years. So for almost six years, every single day, I had nothing but rejection letters waiting for me in my mailbox. And it was devastating every single time, and every single time, I had to ask myself if I should just quit while I was behind and give up and spare myself this pain. But then I would find my resolve, and always in the same way, by saying, "I'm not going to quit, I'm going home." 2:52 And you have to understand that for me, going home did not mean returning to my family's farm. For me, going home meant returning to the work of writing because writing was my home, because I loved writing more than I hated failing at writing, which is to say that I loved writing more than I loved my own ego, which is ultimately to say that I loved writing more than I loved myself. And that's how I pushed through it. 3:14 But the weird thing is that 20 years later, during the crazy ride of "Eat, Pray, Love," I found myself identifying all over again with that unpublished young diner waitress who I used to be, thinking about her constantly, and feeling like I was her again, which made no rational sense whatsoever because our lives could not have been more different. She had failed constantly. I had succeeded beyond my wildest expectation. We had nothing in common. Why did I suddenly feel like I was her all over again? 3:39 And it was only when I was trying to unthread that that I finally began to comprehend the strange and unlikely psychological connection in our lives between the way we experience great failure and the way we experience great success. So think of it like this: For most of your life, you live out your existence here in the middle of the chain of human experience where everything is normal and reassuring and regular, but failure catapults you abruptly way out over here into the blinding darkness of disappointment. Success catapults you just as abruptly but just as far way out over here into the equally blinding glare of fame and recognition and praise. And one of these fates is objectively seen by the world as bad, and the other one is objectively seen by the world as good, but your subconscious is completely incapable of discerning the difference between bad and good. The only thing that it is capable of feeling is the absolute value of this emotional equation, the exact distance that you have been flung from yourself. And there's a real equal danger in both cases of getting lost out there in the hinterlands of the psyche. 4:41 But in both cases, it turns out that there is also the same remedy for self-restoration, and that is that you have got to find your way back home again as swiftly and smoothly as you can, and if you're wondering what your home is, here's a hint: Your home is whatever in this world you love more than you love yourself. So that might be creativity, it might be family, it might be invention, adventure, faith, service, it might be raising corgis, I don't know, your home is that thing to which you can dedicate your energies with such singular devotion that the ultimate results become inconsequential. 5:14 For me, that home has always been writing. So after the weird, disorienting success that I went through with "Eat, Pray, Love," I realized that all I had to do was exactly the same thing that I used to have to do all the time when I was an equally disoriented failure. I had to get my ass back to work, and that's what I did, and that's how, in 2010, I was able to publish the dreaded follow-up to "Eat, Pray, Love." And you know what happened with that book? It bombed, and I was fine. Actually, I kind of felt bulletproof, because I knew that I had broken the spell and I had found my way back home to writing for the sheer devotion of it. And I stayed in my home of writing after that, and I wrote another book that just came out last year and that one was really beautifully received, which is very nice, but not my point. My point is that I'm writing another one now, and I'll write another book after that and another and another and another and many of them will fail, and some of them might succeed, but I will always be safe from the random hurricanes of outcome as long as I never forget where I rightfully live. 6:09 Look, I don't know where you rightfully live, but I know that there's something in this world that you love more than you love yourself. Something worthy, by the way, so addiction and infatuation don't count, because we all know that those are not safe places to live. Right? The only trick is that you've got to identify the best, worthiest thing that you love most, and then build your house right on top of it and don't budge from it. And if you should someday, somehow get vaulted out of your home by either great failure or great success, then your job is to fight your way back to that home the only way that it has ever been done, by putting your head down and performing with diligence and devotion and respect and reverence whatever the task is that love is calling forth from you next. You just do that, and keep doing that again and again and again, and I can absolutely promise you, from long personal experience in every direction, I can assure you that it's all going to be okay. Thank you. (Applause)