Let go

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.”

Hermann Hesse

Many of us are challenged to let go of expectations within our our work lives. We might bemoan the collaborations that didn’t prove fertile or the client that got away. We are taught in no uncertain terms, to “stick with things” and to not “give up”. But, I’ve also seen this strategy backfire and cause a great deal of stress. As a coach, I’ve see this affect many types of contributors, from those new to the workforce — to seasoned CEOs and business owners. On some level, the unfulfilled expectations that we set for ourselves concerning goals and even people, can get in the way of a more fulfilling work life.

Inevitably, the elements that we value the most — can cause us the most trouble.
Big, audacious goals are often touted as a cornerstone of our work lives, on literally every social media channel you may encounter. (Some advice here, on how to set them wisely for your team.)

We are encouraged not only to set goals, but to live them with each and every breath we draw. I’m good with goals and we all need them. However, just like the battery that feeds our favorite tech device — goals have a “life span”. They reach a state, where they may no longer be viable or serve as a meaningful motivator. How this affects our state of mind is something we should pause and note.
People also cycle into our work lives and then leave us, in many cases for good reason. There are expectations attached, as well — and not all of these might be fulfilled. We (or they) might have changed somehow or the circumstances influenced that outcome. However, this can also cause us distress. In many cases our time with them may be drawing to a close and it is difficult to accept.
We may simply not be ready.

This all requires energy and “headspace”. Yet, our attention cannot be infinitely divided. Research has shown that our minds burns through 20% of our energy requirements — though it represents only 2% of body mass. Even at rest our brains remain quite active, and the quest for coveted energy is endless. Our minds are continually working. In a sense, wasting that precious energy, is squandering our own potential. Especially when it is in part, of our own making. Most of us have experienced an impasse where we must consider leaving something behind. We may feel that the rewards for a time investment will not be realized, or that we somehow we feel drained.
Sometimes we simply must move on — and let go.

How you would describe your own history in this regard? Do you find it easy to let go? Or are you challenged to do so? If you lean toward the stubborn and notably inflexible end of the continuum, the process can be arduous. Although tenacity can come in quite handy at times, problems emerge when we fail to revise an inflexible stance. However, all of this hanging on doesn’t always serve us well. It can bring a fog that clouds new opportunities and can fuel bitterness. Nevertheless, turning away and leaving these things behind can be challenging. (For some, this can even bring a certain sadness.)
Letting go of people and things that define yesterday, can be quite good thing. This process requires reflection and practice. On a very basic level, we must change our mindset about letting go.
Here are a few thoughts (IMHO) concerning what letting go is and isn’t:
•       Letting go isn’t a defeat.
•       It does not signal failure on your part.
•       It may mean you have committed your best effort — and the outcomes/rewards weren’t there.
•       It is closure.
•       It is about shifting your energies to fertile ground.
•       It is about becoming more agile.
•       It can foster resilience.
•       It can build a sense of adventure; restore a certain hope and confidence in the future.
•       It can mark the moment of a new beginning.

In many cases letting go, creates room for pursuits that are far more rewarding — and carve out a place for the goals and people that will help move us forward.

I would say that could soften the blow.

Dr. Marla Gottschalk

 

 

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Grecia, mai fine alle catene

FINE PENA MAI…

La crisi del debito ha assottigliato l’economia greca di un quarto e ha portato all’implementazione di misure “lacrime e sangue” che hanno lasciato ferite ancora fresche e non rimarginate nella popolazione meno abbiente.

Negli ultimi otto anni i piani di finanziamento internazionali, oltre a portare alla svendita e privatizzazione di porti e altri gioielli nazionali, hanno preso di mira il sistema pensionistico. Il risultato dei tagli e dell’austerity è che oggi quasi la metà della popolazione più anziana vive in condizioni di povertà.

In teoria la Grecia si libera dalle “catene” della troika e dell’austerity il 20 agosto, data a partire della quale potrà tornare ad affacciarsi sui mercati.
Ma i greci non riavranno mai indietro la loro sovranità economica.

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Grecia

Romano Pisciotti: “Fine pena mai”

Knowledge of business

Six Business Requirements Startups Need To Consider in Nigeria.

 

A good knowledge of the business you are venturing into is needed before and during the business. This is a key prerequisite to any business undertaking. Most people venture into businesses they know little about and are in a hurry to succeed that they fail to make the necessary market/business research. Entrepreneurs must invest in knowledge so as not to fall prey to loopholes that could be avoided with good information.

Startups in Nigeria

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The beautiful Sicily

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Italy

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SICILY / SICILIA

 

Land of Fire: Divine forces flowing to the sea in crystal rivers between lava rocks and deep lakes, invisible to mortals and to the envious Moon; theatre of magnificence for the Deities that reign the Earth, battlefield for the splendour of the God who rules the waves: infinite clash for the power of beauty.

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Terra del fuoco: Divine forze scorrono al mare in fiumi di cristallo tra rocce di lava e laghi profondi, invisibili ai mortali e alla Luna invidiosa; teatro della magnificenza per le Divinità che regnano la Terra, campo di battaglia per lo splendore del Dio che regna le onde: infinita battaglia per il potere della bellezza.

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LEtna la Montagna degli Dei The beautiful Sicily Romano Pisciotti
L’Etna – la Montagna degli Dei
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Etna – la potenza
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Fiume di lava
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The Valley of Temples
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La bellezza della luce
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Milazzo
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Taormina e l’Etna innevato
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The beaches of Favignana

 

GIUGIARO & FERRARI

 

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Proving his mettle with the Ferrari GG50, Giorgetto Giugiaro paints in glowing colors a great adventure

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FERRARI GG50

“To mark 50 years of activity in the world of car design, I decided to sculpture a Ferrari to the memory of that great adventure and enjoy it with my family”. Giorgetto Giugiaro fashioned and commissioned a project that spilled into stretching horizons, in that he became concurrently – for the first time ever -supplier and customer of the new car.

GIORGETTO GIUGIARO

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IVECO Daily

IVECO Daily celebrates 40 years of success
recognised by millions of customers around the world and prestigious international awards

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Daily IVECO
The IVECO Daily is celebrating 40 years of pushing the boundaries of innovation, versatility and efficiency in light commercial vehicles. Since it was first launched in 1978, it has introduced ground-breaking innovations that have changed the industry: from the adoption of a truck-derived chassis with rear traction and independent front suspension, to the introduction of Common Rail technology in 1999 – a world first – or the advanced Electronic Stability Program (ESP) for regulating vehicle handling during steering and braking.
Over the years since its launch, the Daily has constantly evolved to meet the changing needs of customers, always remaining true to its DNA. It has led the way with its efficient and environmentally friendly technologies, as these demands have become increasingly critical to the transport sector. To this date, it is ahead of the industry in sustainability with the unique concept of the Daily Blue Power: a vehicle family that frees transport operators from the constraints of the strictest environmental regulations and was awarded the title of “International Van of the Year 2018”.
The more than 3 million Daily vehicles, manufactured on 3 continents, which are on the roads in 110 countries are testament to this family’s popularity and exceptional capacity for adapting to meet the specific needs of our customers across the world.

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PAX AMERICANA // American peace

TRUMP:

Anyone doing business with Iran

will NOT be doing business

with the United States.

I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!

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PAX AMERICANA

A new package of sanctions will be imposed by Washington in November: they will affect oil, banks and shipbuilding and shipbuilding sectors. In fact, for the White House, Tehran did not follow the nuclear agreements stipulated in 2015, which is why the United States withdrew from the agreement last May. Europe, on the other hand, believes that Iran is respecting its commitments.

 

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PAX

Trump: ‘Chi fa affari con loro ha chiuso con noi’.

Un nuovo pacchetto di sanzioni verranno imposte da Washington il prossimo novembre: interesseranno petrolio, banche e settori della cantieristica e delle spedizioni navali. Per la Casa Bianca, infatti, Teheran non ha dato seguito agli accordi sul nucleare stipulati nel 2015 ragion per cui gli Stati Uniti, lo scorso maggio, si sono ritirati dall’accordo. L’Europa, invece, ritiene che l’Iran stia rispettando gli impegni

 

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Air Force One

 

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Air Force one…two…three

 

Adelchi – Chorus of the Third Act

And the hoped prize, promised to those strong men,

Would be – oh, deluded! – to overturn the destiny,
To put an end to the pain of a stranger crowd?
Go back to your superb ruins,
To the peaceable works of your scorching workshops,
To the furrows wet with servile sweat.
The strong enemy mingles with the defeated one,
The new lord remains with the old one;
Both peoples weigh on your neck.
They divide serves, divide herds,
They rest together on the bloody fields
Of a dispersed crowd which has no name.

Coro dell’atto terzo dell’Adelchi

E il premio sperato, promesso a quei forti

sarebbe, o delusi, rivolger le sorti,

d’un volgo straniero por fine al dolor?
Tornate alle vostre superbe ruine,
all’opere imbelli dell’arse officine,
ai solchi bagnati di servo sudor.

Il forte si mesce col vinto nemico;
col novo signore rimane l’antico;
l’un popolo e l’altro sul collo vi sta.
Dividono i servi, dividon gli armenti;
si posano insieme sui campi cruenti
d’un volgo disperso che nome non ha.

 

Romano Pisciotti: chi ha autorizzato gli USA a diventare i poliziotti del mondo?

Strage di braccianti

Nel mondo, milioni di persone vivono con due dollari il giorno e ancora più persone sperano di poter arrivare a guadagnare due dollari il giorno, altri ancora non hanno neppure la speranza e altri ancora neppure sanno che cosa sia il dollaro.

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La strage

I ragazzi che si sono schiantati con il pulmino in Puglia, probabilmente, guadagnavano cinque euro il giorno e viaggiavano su un pulmino meno scassato di quelli che costituiscono la logistica del trasporto in gran parte dell’Africa, movimentando persone pigiate insieme a bagagli e animali.
I sostenitori della globalizzazione ritengono un successo l’aumento dell’economia e del benessere mondiale: in effetti, cinque euro il giorno, per pochi “fortunati”, sono un bel successo.

In Italia pensavamo di aver sradicato la piaga del caporalato, ma i nuovi schiavi (non tutti provenienti da paesi lontani) ci ricordano le loro pene, mentre la teoria post-industriale ci spiega che la competizione fa bene all’economia.
Forse la vera piaga è la globalizzazione che si regge su una guerra tra poveri e sul mito del “low cost”…poco importa se il conto finale costa la perdita del lavoro, dei diritti, della dignità e, per non pochi, anche la perdita della vita.
Gli ipocriti si preoccupano di mandare delle navi a ricuperare i naufraghi, ignorando che la gente non annega nel Mediterraneo, ma in un mondo che ha perso, se ne aveva, ogni logica…se non quella degli algoritmi e della finanza fantasiosa.

Vittime non sono solo i morti…il camionista che guidava il TIR, contro il quale i giovani africani si sono schiantati, sarà rovinato per tutta la vita: gli incubi lo tormenteranno.
Sicuramente, il fatto, è “solo” un incidente, si potrà catalogare come danno collaterale di una guerra di cui non si vede la fine.

Anche ai “piani alti” la recessione, causata da uno stravolgimento dei solidi fattori che hanno governato l’economia per secoli, non concede tregua: la ricchezza della generazione dei baby boomers è svanita. Chi è nato tra il 1945 e il 1964, sia in Europa sia nella “ricca” America, si è visto diminuire il potere d’acquisto delle pensioni, aumentare le spese mediche, diminuire il valore dei risparmi investiti in immobili e sta subendo ogni tipo di vessazione finanziaria da Stati sempre più arroganti e Banche sempre più legate al mondo finanziario privato.
Dati alla mano, il numero di persone che hanno dichiarato bancarotta è stato, ultimamente, il triplo di quello del 1991 (studio The Bankruptcy Project): la generazione del baby boom sta invecchiando peggio dei loro genitori. Il dramma è per le nuove generazioni che, mentre ci si riempie la bocca dei miracoli della tecnologia, non riescono a trarre concreti benefici per la vita quotidiana da questo mondo “veloce” e “piatto”

Forse si andrà presto su Marte, non mancheranno i candidati, perché peggio che qua….

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Hiroshima – Nagasaki

On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber named the Enola Gay left the island of Tinian for Hiroshima, Japan. The uranium 235 gun-type, named Little Boy, exploded at 8:16 a.m. In an instant 80,000 to 140,000 people were killed and 100,000 more were seriously injured. The blast wave shattered windows for a distance of ten miles and was felt as far away as 37 miles. Hiroshima had disappeared under a thick, churning foam of flames and smoke. The co-pilot, Captain Robert Lewis, commented, “My God, what have we done?”

 

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Hiroshima dopo la bomba

On August 9, 1945, another American B-29 bomber, Bock’s Car, left Tinian carrying Fat Man, a plutonium implosion-type bomb. The primary target was the Kokura Arsenal, but upon reaching the target, they found that it was covered by a heavy ground haze and smoke and were unable drop the bomb. The pilot, Major Charles Sweeney, turned to the secondary target of the Mitsubishi Torpedo Plant at Nagasaki. The bomb exploded at 11:02 a.m. over the narrow Urakami Valley northwest of downtown Nagasaki. Of the 286,000 people living in Nagasaki at the time of the blast, 74,000 people were killed and another 75,000 sustained severe injuries. The damage was less extensive, since the blast was boxed in by the river valley and partly to the fact that the bomb was dropped about 2 miles off target.

 

Romano Pisciotti: madness

Comfort zone

You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone then you can reach your destination or so called Goal..

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Comfort zone

Comfort zone is the coccon from where you need to move out to become a butterfly. No outside force can help you get out from there. You have to decide and do it yourself. If outside force tries to help open the coccon the wings of butterfly will be cut or weak. Move out of your comfort zone, like they say kick your self hard and then see success will be yours.

 

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