Who is your dragon?

Despite all our big dreams and wishes, I think we never faced something so important or urgent to give us an impression of ”what are fundamental things” for us.

We run, run fast for money, power, respect, love, recognition, knowledge, appreciation, or any other thing you consider essential. You know why, in my opinion, things that society and our civilization impose us, aren’t the best we can get.

Once you face the chance to lose someone…

You can feel why all other things are so useless. ”Tools” are the perfect description of all things that we wanted, they can entertain us, but will never give us that feeling of acceptance and meaning.

What are those emotions and actions that you want to have in your life that will give you enough of everything you want?

Remember that tools have their role, only we can choose what will be significant in our life.

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My answers to career challenges

I’m pursuing my career, and at some problematic points, I found answers to the next questions:

Q: The country I live gives me enough opportunities to grow to the maximum career level I want?

A: No, definitely in Moldova it’s tough to plan the career grow because of a volatile environment and old management styles. I solved this by start planning what skills I need to learn that can help me find a job in Moldova and not only. I oriented myself to digital and technology fields that are and tend to be universal. We face four barriers when we want to change a job: the country and barrier language, being recognized as a part of the community, changing the industry and meeting the professional standards, and the last is fitting and pursuing a career by learning the skills and performing.

Q: Do I have a career or a job? I understand the differences?

A: The job gives you the place to earn money and spend your time. You learn some skills in a few years and repeat what you do daily, until the moment someone better and cheaper than you come to do the same job.

A career is what you do most of your time, or at least about what you are thinking most of your time. You have a plan of what you want to achieve and how you can grow and be a better professional. Earning money is important, but come as a result, not the primary motivation. After you invest a lot of time in that, it becomes a part of you, and your career is your lifestyle. For having a career, you need to think long-term and try to understand how your legacy will impact your life and your family for many years ahead. Try the Japan method kaizen, continuous incremental improvements of everything you do. In my research, I follow the quote of Bruce Lee, ”Using now way, like a way. Having no limitation, as a limitation.”

Q: How many biographies did you read?

A: I had the chance to read the biography of Bruce Lee, that made a significant turnaround in my life. He opened my eyes to Buddhism and philosophy, mysticism and existentialism, planning, self-motivation, performing, being yourself, zen, Allan Watts, Carl Jung, and many many more. Stephen Covey was the person who introduces me in the leadership based on principles and values; with the idea of leading from the back, motivation and putting the first thing first. Victor Frankl taught me that anything in this world has a meaning and at least you have a ”why” you will find a way. The most important is that you should ask more often what I want from this life, than what this life wants from me. You become proactive and find ways to solve anything and achieving what you want. He said that between stimulus and response exist a space that gives us time to decide how to act no matter the situation. Richard Branson showed me how important is to expose to diverse activities and experiences, and that you can learn anything if you are willing to take care of yourself and people you work. Carl Jung invited me to a psychology space where I could see beyond the material things and understand that this world is made from something more than we can fell and touch. Nelson Mandela is an excellent example of patience and tolerance, which changed a nation and gave them a better future. Many more are on the list.

Q: Who are your mentors? Digital and real ones?

A: I grew up in a small village where people that inspired me was my teacher of Romanian language and the sports instructor. So, I start reading books where I found out that we can learn something from everyone, and I changed my world paradigm and started searching for a source of inspiration in each person I met. Now, I have digital and real mentors. If I have any problematic situation, I take the chance and ask them.

Q: What challenges do you face on time and people management?

A: Time management is always a challenge and the most prominent issues to solve are to choose between urgent and essential, and between what thing should go first. Here I can add that time management is about understanding your capabilities and the big picture. I’m new in managing people, but what I already understand is that each of us can be motivated and have own set of values and goals if I can meet them, then I can manage people efficiently.

Q: Do you know that any technical skills can be learned and leadership skills should be practiced with care and empathy?

A: After many years I’m not afraid to learn new skills. I’m sure that it takes time and effort, and I’m happy to do anything to study. On the other part leadership skills depend on what person you are, and first, you need to listen and understand yourself, second, you need to practice the same technic on others. To be a good leader, you should life-study and research the changes that happen in the world.

Q: People go first; it’s a statement that needs to be in front of all the challenges.

A: Because people created everything mechanical in this world and without them, all will stop. On the other part, nature will thrive.

Q: We rely on the team, and we face all the problems together.

A: There isn’t such a thing as ”me” did all the stuff, its a big mistake and a statement of a narcissist. In teams, we can achieve what we will never succeed by ourselves. The exceptions here are genius who has a very high IQ.

Q: In the end, if our project doesn’t make money, then we should revise all our strategies and start another project.

A: We can and should have projects that will not bring us money, but to keep them alive we should first make a good source of income that will enable us to finance all the good causes we support. To be financially sustainable give us wings to do even more and divide dreams from real viable ideas.

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Career challenges

Are you pursuing a career or thinking to choose one?

At some point its good to ask yourself next questions:
– The country I live gives me enough opportunities to grow to the maximum career level I want?
– Do I have a career or a job? I understand the differences?
– If I go to my work and I can’t expect the hour to get out of there, then I may think I have a job. If I am dreaming and in my dreams, I find solutions to my daily challenges, then that could be a career. 🙂
– How many biographies did you read?
– Who are your mentors? Digital and real ones?
– What challenges do you face on time and people management?
– Do you understand that any technical skills can be learned and leadership skills should be practiced with care and empathy?
– People go first; it’s a statement that needs to be in front of all the challenges.
– We rely on the team, and we face all the problems together.
– In the end, if our project doesn’t make money, then we should revise all our strategies and start another project.

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Thank you for been here, I hope you will come back to read the next post.

Hint: Never stop learning and being curious, search for answers and enjoy yourself.

Do you know who is Korben, from California ?

It is something new for me to write my thoughts and experience in english, and i am sure that i will make a lot of gramatical mistakes and i definetly don’t want to apologise about this, because it is a process of learning and it is a challenge for me.

But also was challenging and for my friend Korben to leave California and start traveling to Thailand, but fortunatly now he come to Moldova, what wasn’t in his plan. Before that he visited Ukraine, were he drank vodka, he is crazy because not everywere in Ukraine you can find good vodka, but not that is the point. Before Ukraine, he visited beautiful city Viena, and there he meet my old friend Pawel, from Poland. I am not sure about this, were exactly they meet, but you can ask Korben. Pawel is a interesting personality and live a life on adventure and travel. We meet 3 years ago, and then was also a boutle of vodka, but this time was Poland vodka, very good one. We spent good time and we become friends. After Korben meet Pawel all his life and plans changed all around.

If you remember in the begining Korben wanted travel to Thailand only, but after he meet Pawel he traveled in Poland everywere, then Ukraine, Moldova, and with help of my brother and his girlfriend he visited Bucharest and a part of Romania. After that he was in Budapest, and last destination i observed on his facebook page, was Munich, Germany, he was at Oktoberfest, drinking a lot of beer and get a nickname: “Beer Jesus”

All that guys and girls, mostly girls, from Germany was excited to see him, he have a big beard and is so nice, as a personality. And i liked his words, when all together, people from that fest, said that he is amazing, and he respond: “hey guys i just came to this fest, i don’t know what you talk about.”
A lot of people want to live in America, want to leave from their native country and moved there. Korben lived there, but he also want a change, he want something different, and i think that in this case is not were you are from about, it is about our desire to leave and try it in another place. It is normaly and i’m agree with him.
In our time we live in the same place for more then 20 years, is a lot of time. Some of us, were born and will live our lifes in the same place, country, till we die. That is not so easy for our personality, because in a time when everything goes around and changing fast you can’t be satisfied with living in the same place all life, i mean for a while until you grow and become mature as a persone. Our goal is to discover our potential, and also to discover what can this world give us and what we can give back.

Definetly it is a great challenge to follow your dreams, but is worth it.

Korben follow his purpose and will get to Thailand, but before that he will travel by train, with Trans Siberian Railway thru Russia. Then China, and others countries i think.

Somebody once told me, until you are young follow your dream and do everythink you think is good for you.