[Book Club] My 6 Lessons from the book “The Motivation Myth”

Motivation hits like a sugar rush: “it feels great but it is impossible to maintain, and when you come down you actually feel worse“. With this bold conclusion at the book’s 2nd page, Jeff Haden teases the reader into revisiting its individual understanding of the word “Motivation”. When it comes to executing projects, tracking goalsContinue reading “[Book Club] My 6 Lessons from the book “The Motivation Myth””

My realisations after blogging for 30 days

Precisely 30 days ago I’ve started this blog (What was I thinking, right?). And it wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that, at some level, it started a spark that I’m sure will change my life forever. In this post, I’ll try convincing you why you should also think about starting a blog (or whateverContinue reading “My realisations after blogging for 30 days”

On being a Raw Traveller (and truly exercising empathy)

One of the perks of being an expat is the fact that you’ll be surrounded by new cultures, and different nationalities, all the time. On several occasions, things that you once thought to be weird, or bizarre, will be mentioned by someone as something normal at the places they’re coming from. If we ever faceContinue reading “On being a Raw Traveller (and truly exercising empathy)”

Kaş, Turkey – A travel guide to Turkish Riviera’s precious gem

What comes to your mind when you think about Turkey? Istanbul’s Galata Tower? The beautiful mosques and architecture around the country? Or perhaps the Hot Air Balloons of Cappadocia? I would bet, though, that beautiful beaches and perfect scuba diving spots wouldn’t be the first thoughts. But, to your surprise (or maybe not): Turkey DOESContinue reading “Kaş, Turkey – A travel guide to Turkish Riviera’s precious gem”

Cappadocia, Turkey: Travel Guide and the 8 most awesome activities in the region

Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s most classic travel spots, famous for its balloon flights and desert landscapes. Located in the geographic heart of Turkey, specifically in the Göreme Valley, the region is surrounded by volcanic caves and houses built in natural stone (some of which are still inhabited). One could easily spend weeks in Cappadocia,Continue reading “Cappadocia, Turkey: Travel Guide and the 8 most awesome activities in the region”

Istanbul Trip: The 1 to 8 days guide to better exploring the old Constantinople

By mid 2020, I was gifted with the possibility of spending over 4 months in Turkey, with 3 of those months spent in the Europe-Asia dividing city of Istanbul. The former Roman and Byzantine empires capital is currently inhabited by over 15 million people and covers a territory that stretches from the Marmara Sea toContinue reading “Istanbul Trip: The 1 to 8 days guide to better exploring the old Constantinople”

Creative Stimulus: How can it impact on improving your focus and productivity?

Fruitlessness. We probably don’t use this word as often as we feel the feeling it represents. Oxford Languages defines it as “failing to achieve the desired results; unproductive or useless”. Translating to (even) simpler words, it’d be the feeling of spending a whole hour (or day, or week, or month, ….) trying to execute aContinue reading “Creative Stimulus: How can it impact on improving your focus and productivity?”

Hiking an active volcano: what can it teach you about business or career goals?

High elevations, steep and rocky hills, exposure to possible hypothermia. Those are some of the features one could find while hiking Guatemala’s Acatenango Volcano around winter time. The scenic views and constant eruptions in its neighbour, Fuego Volcano, bring together both the air of challenge and reward, if one reaches its 4,000 meters peak (orContinue reading “Hiking an active volcano: what can it teach you about business or career goals?”

Alternative Workplace: Reasons why you should pack your bags and go for it right away

Remote Working is not a Covid-19 pandemic invention. That’s right! Even though the topic has gotten deep traction since the impacts from the global health crisis obligated most offices to close their doors for their staff, Alternative Workplaces have been on some companies’ agendas since the early ’90s. Giants such as IBM and AT&T, asContinue reading “Alternative Workplace: Reasons why you should pack your bags and go for it right away”

Corporate Career and Minimalism: What’s in the bag of a full time Tech Worker/ Traveller?

How many times have you traveled, and after coming back, realized you’ve barely used half of what you’ve packed? Now imagine yourself living in 5 different places in a year. On another thought: What would you pack in your bag, if you were to be traveling full time, moving to different places at a quickContinue reading “Corporate Career and Minimalism: What’s in the bag of a full time Tech Worker/ Traveller?”