Be your boss

So busy!! My timetable is filling up, it´s like playing chess to fit plans in but…I couldn´t be happier!! Being busy is the best! Occupying your mind, getting your brain to exercise, thinking quick, speaking slow…

It´s great to take charge of your own ship, deciding what you want to do with your life. Obviously up to a point, we all have duties to fulfill!…But keeping your share, even just a little bit of time every day…

Dedicating some energy to your hobbies, goals, dreams…all these things that get delayed time and time again…can be so rewarding!…and make you feel so proud of yourself!…I´m now working on a logo for this website, but what is it exactly that I want to get from it? Might need to delegate this one ;)…Any clues, anyone?….xxx More next week

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Motivation

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One of my favourite words, defined simply and precisely by my truly inspiring teacher Fitz, in Madrid last summer: a MOTIVE for ACTION…

Multiple reasons push us to do what we do every day: duties, rewards, the thrill of the challenge… But too many pull us back too!! It’s just so easy to get distracted nowadays… I love Tim Urban’s video on TED about procrastination. I must admit I very often (all the time, really!) leave things for the last minute…

I chose Motivation as the topic for my End of course presentation on my Business Management studies in London, comparing Maslow’s theories to my own experience working in a dead end job for a big company… I found out that money was very rarely at the top of people’s motivation.

My question is: What’s your motivation for mastering the English language? Send me an email and let me know!!!….xxx… More next week

The Present

Wow! Big day for many here in Spain!…I remember the joy I had on this day during my childhood…how special it was! ….Well, I had no present today…nope! Not a single one… Am I sad? I don´t know, a combination of feelings really, but coming to think about it I´ve realized how many presents I´ve had in the last days, how many warm thoughts and gestures from many people I love around me and that makes me value The Real Present. The real gift that The Present is. We get anxious about the Future, depressed about the Past but if we focus on the Present, on the good and bad things around us, making a balance, we are gifted, every single day…

I was reading an interesting article on The Guardian this morning (article) about a student doctor who decided to spend a month in December in London, living as a homeless person. He talks about how society seems to be getting more dehumanised and how unworthy these people on the streets feel, but he also mentions the ones who, with their simple actions bring warmness to those unluckier…

And this is what I want to keep in mind, my dear friends, that The Present is the real gift….xxx More next week

New Year resolutions

We all start the new year full of hopes and wishes of a happy new year full of new energy and success. Learning, improving, getting fluent at English is so often on the list of us Spanish New Year´s resolutions… And we usually start strong! But this eagerness must persist and we should really set our minds to it if we want to be successful. My wish for this year is to stay active, keep on learning… I learn English everyday, I communicate in English with every single one of my contacts who knows at least a little bit, friends, family…By whatsup, email… I invite you to do the same, use English in your everyday life, treat it as a normal thing, we are surrounded by this language in so many ways these days! News, videos on Facebook, ads on LinkedIn… Truth said, it´s practically imposible to avoid it!!
2017 will bring us lots of good things, I´m sure! So,let´s make the English language enrich our lives! And don´t give up if you try one method of learning English and it doesn´t work for you, everyone has their own way of learning, the key is to NEVER give up!xxx More next week