Memento Mori – a salesman’s view It seems to me, I have the impression, that what existed forever, finds pathways online and becomes trendy, and gets many followers, that “rediscover” what has been said in the past. Old wisdom comes to give answers to modern problems. In today’s post, I want to comment on an […]
Why is our food wrapped in plastic? Thoughts of an independent sales consultant
: see the video here When I first travelled through Europe, and was away from my home city, Athens, Greece, it really caught my attention to see how food was wrapped in plastic. Not only food that you would expect to be wrapped in packaging, but also the sort of foods that I would have […]
Rejected from job interview. The 8 most important reasons
Rejected from job interview. The 8 most important reasons Have you ever wondered why you have been rejected in life or in a job interview? It is not a nice feeling, but your emotion regarding rejection is certainly going to change if you realize certain things. Realize the reasons behind the surface WHY you have […]
Wishful thinking Circe (Κίρκη), the daughter of the Sun (Ήλιος) and Perse (Πέρση) an oceanic nymph, warned Odysseus that he will not see Penelope or Telemachus ever again if he listens to the sound of the Sirens. In order to make it past the Sirens, Odysseus must plug the ears of his men. Circe tells Odysseus […]
What Will Smith and the war in Ukraine have in common? Why empathy is important?
Before explaining why empathy is important, let me start with this. When I first started this blog, there were two rules that I didn’t want to violate. Rule Nr 1 was to post only articles from me or legitimate articles from people I am in contact or connection with. No outsourced content would be published […]
Simple answers to life’s complexity Especially nowadays on the times of the scrolling walls of Facebook, a lot of super-simplified messages are being passed, a lot of slogans, that give very superficial opinions and standpoints to complex life situations. Mostly all motivational short video clips, memes but also published successful books and superstar life […]
Counterfactual thinking or why winning bronze is better than silver.
Counterfactual thinking and other “limiting” thinking patterns Counterfactual thinking is our tendency to imagine alternative outcomes to events that have already occurred. A silver medalist gets hung up thinking about the alternative outcome he was so close to achieve winning gold. A bronze medalist, on the other hand, is just happy he made it to the podium. Counterfactual thinking […]
Why I cannot work as an employee or the entrepreneur mindset.
It takes more than you think! The entrepreneur mindset. When I started my own business, over 20 years ago, I was involved on a conversation with a guy that tried to convince me to apply for what he regarded as a fantastic job on a company he admired. I could not believe my ears, frankly […]
Negotiate for salary
Negotiations are always welcome; I hate, however, to negotiate for salary. There is a saying, “If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys,” and there is a significant truth behind it. Don’t negotiate for salary, instead, my advice is. Do your homework prior to the interview. Let me explain. Read carefully the cv you receive from […]
Addition by subtraction
Addition by subtraction In many western societies having more is better. So you should seek on getting more money, buying more stuff, growing, getting bigger. Growth for capitalism is what keeps him alive, like a shark that needs to swim to breathe. If he does not, he dies. However, fulfillment can also come by […]