Today I would love to share with you a short photo story about a UNESCO city Bamberg in Southern Germany, about 1 hour from Nurnberg and 2 hours from Munich by train. This is an amazing opportunity to spend a day (and a night) enjoying the fleur of the old Germany.
The buildings in the old town were built between 11th and 19th century, therefore the city looks like a cartoon village from Hansel and Gretel. Bamberg was far away from any military point, therefore you will see many original facades. It is not overpopulated by tourists, and after 22 you will find almost no foreigners on the streets. There are an old town, a castle and a monastery open to you in Bamberg.
If you look for a magical experience in an old German city – this is a place to go!
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Any idea about the future, which new technologies will bring? Innovations bring the fastest changes at the labour market we have ever seen. There are hundreds professions, which did not exist 5 years ago, such as Innovation Manager, Knowledge Manager, Digitalisation Executive, Blockchain Consultant etc. They all are the products of the new digital era. However, the most progressive industry digitalisation fair Hannover Messe showed last month, that there are many usual professions, which soon will not be needed anymore. Prepare yourself: the mid 21th century will force you to do more intellectual work and spend more time by the computer. Here are some professions, for which technologies have already found proper substitutes:
The thruth is, all those successful applications for conferences, summer schools, round tables, exchange programs etc. made my career to a game. I know that I will win, and this is only the matter of time and practice.
When people think that what I achieved, meaning all the international summer schools, conferences, projects, employers etc., is a coincidence, they are wrong. The reality is: I have almost no luck, meaning this incredible force that should make your dreams come true with no efforts from your side. Already at school, I learned that, if I don’t learn 2 questions from 150 and will have 3 questions in my exam, I will have both questions I did not learn in my exam.
The success is as “simple” as mathematics: the more often you fail, the more often you win. If a person would be lucky every 21st try, and he tries only 20 times, he would never see the success and feel like a looser. But the success is not about you trying one time and getting it or not getting it. It is about trying again and again until you have it. I know that the luck is not always on my side, so I do 320% in order to get 100%. Sometimes I have luck, and you may see the result for all those 320%. Nevertheless, this only from time to time.
Neither the luck nor the coincidence lead you to your dreams. However, the simple insistence will do the job. So, do not give up after the first failure – this is only the first step leading you to what you desire!
One can describe Consulting as a sphere of business, which grew up on the limited office space and active networking. In other words, Consulting companies sell competencies of their employees and spare office space by putting those employees in clients’ companies.
How is a consulting different from the industry? You will be the most important asset of the company, and your boss – an asset manager. If the asset manager is good, any asset will bring profit to the company – therefore, look for the companies, which generate good profits, pay well and where people are promoted and can benefit from additional education and certification opportunities.
I happened to be a very bad coach, as I have little tolerance to young healthy people who try to name me all the obstacles preventing them from reaching their dreams.
Remember the very last time you were sick. You broke your leg or you got a flu and felt very hopeless. Do you remember how good you felt about the days when you were healthy? Like you could change the whole world just by being healthy again? It disappeared the very day you went back to work. Your 1500 reasons for not changing this and not doing that were back again.
A “usual” healthy person with one pair of leg, one pair of hands and one pair of eyes can do anything and everything with his life. The resources, such as money and time, are ready for you to earn them. The one, who wants it, will find 1000 opportunities; the one who doubts, will find 1000 excuses.
If I could change one paragraph in the legislation, I would force every smoker to spend one week with a lung cancer patient. Just because people don’t associate those horrible pictures on the cigarette packs with their future. Just because they think that their dangerous passion, which one day will lead to a number of months, which they still have to live, affects only them. Like it will have no impact on their families, who will need to accompany them through the months of fight, chemical therapies, loss of hair and appetite and loss of interest in life. One will never write on a cigarette pack that smokers will see their own lungs on their handkerchiefs and will not be able to sleep because of the cough.
Smoking is egoistic. The tobacco companies, catching your attention with pictures of luxury life and cars, forget to tell that the warranty is limited. The warranty for your own life..
Think twice. Quit smoking at once.
The competitions between men and between women are different. Men compete with each other: who has the best job, who has the most expensive car, who has the most beautiful girlfriend…They search for motivation to be better than they are, better than the others may become. Have you ever seen a man putting his efforts into a 3-months die-for-a-cake diet just to look like Ms. Perfect in his OLD bikini? “When I was 19, my weight was 53 kg!”, “When I was 22, I had no wrinkles!”, “When I was 30, I could wear shorter skirts!” A woman is competing not just with others – to be better, stronger, slimmer, smarter – she is competing with herself in the future AND herself in the past. And this is the game she will only lose.
And when I was 30…and when I was 40…and when you were a little baby, my dear, you had no complexes at all!!