DIY… A MONSTER!

The State is a horrid Frankestein that we ourselves have created. And now we need to watch out and learn how to keep away from it and live with it.

Oh, by the way, the State IS NOT the country or the nation. It’s the administrative system that sucks into you like a parasite and drains more and more of your life: you find out that you live solely to feed HIM. Continue reading “DIY… A MONSTER!”

The power of… helplessness

I’ve been thinking about this quite much recently: a mentor I had in teaching told me something wise years ago: “There are no bad students, there are bad and inappropriate methods of working with people.”

Quite often, when things don’t work out the way we have planned, we are quick to reject the person and say: “This guy isn’t serious”, “It’s impossible to work with him”, “He’s good for nothing”, “He doesn’t really know what he wants”, “Things don’t work well between us”, “He isn’t motivated enough”, “No way”…

Is it not a glossy cover for helplessness and unwillingness to look for the real reason in inappropriate methods of working with that person? Isn’t it time to look for a different approach? Isn’t it a form of betrayal to give up on someone that easily? Don’t we impose guilt on the other person due to our own personal irresponsibility?…

My mentor Tom has a wonderful word picture: Imagine you are in an elevator. There’s a person standing in front of you. You smile. What does the other person do? Chances are they smile back. But, while smiling, you clench your fist and hit him in the nose, just like that. What does the other person do? They will very likely strike back or pour out a whole load of ‘nice and positive’ messages at you, addressing you, your hind-parts and your female relatives…

Well, is the person in front of you bad? How come they raged at you JUST LIKE THAT, out of the blue? They were smiling kindly, right?…

People do have a free will but barely use it. They react to things around them all the time. And if we aim at a specific reaction, isn’t it a good idea for US to provoke a positive reaction by doing the right thing? Instead of giving in to what others are doing and reacting to their actions…

One of my teachers used to say: “I don’t wait for the waiter to pamper me and then give a tip. I tip the waiter BEFORE they serve me to make sure I get pampered.”

That’s what I’ve been thinking about recently. What do you think?

Life’s major questions

Hey, you, can you please do me a favor?

When you hear the alarm and wake up in the morning, you take the morning shower and drink your morning coffee, when you get dressed and get into that car to go to work, when you put the key into the ignition, and just before you turn it, would you please ask yourself this question:

IS THIS THE LIFE I WANT TO LIVE?

When you are commuting and people step on your toes, when you ride for hours there and back and spend hours at that office with those colleagues, do yourself a favor and ask yourself:

HOW MUCH LONGER CAN I BEAR IT?

When you get your paycheck and take it into your hands, take it to the light and take a good look at it and think of all the time you have invested to get it, and please ask yourself this question:

IS THAT ALL I AM WORTH?

I believe we need to take a minute every now and again and do a reality check.

If you are not happy with your answers, give me a Skype. I might have a suggestion for you.

Skype: georgealex1605

Daddy’s heart

She spins and she sways
To whatever song plays
Without a care in the world
And I’m sitting here wearing
The weight of the world on my shoulders

It’s been a long day
And there’s still work to do
She’s pulling at me
Saying “Dad, I need you

There’s a ball at the castle
And I’ve been invited
And I need to practice my dancing
Oh, please, Daddy, please?”

So I will dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
‘Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh, I will dance with Cinderella
I don’t want to miss even one song
‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she’ll be gone…

She says he’s a nice guy and I’d be impressed
She wants to know if I approve of the dress
She says, “Dad, the prom is just one week away
And I need to practice my dancing
Oh, please, Daddy, please?”

So I will dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
‘Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh, I will dance with Cinderella
I don’t want to miss even one song
‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she’ll be gone

She will be gone

Well, she came home today with a ring on her hand
Just glowing and telling us all they had planned
She says, “Dad, the wedding’s still six months away
But I need to practice my dancing
Oh, please, Daddy, please?”

So I will dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
‘Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh, I will dance with Cinderella
I don’t want to miss even one song
‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she’ll be gone

Cinderella, Steven Curtis Chapman

The man in the hole, hitting the bottom

Been there, done that. Cmon, admit it! We all have!

But what happens when you not only feel down but you ARE down?

Grace or efforts?

Saved? Redeemed? Mere words or… reality?

A nice movie to give you the idea…

The BETTER networker

What is the real substance behind lasting MLM success? How can you build your organization big and deep? What does it take to be successful in network marketing?

A while ago I read a book by Robert Kiyosaki and it impressed me very much. The title is very trivial: Business School. But the subtitle got my attention – “for people who like helping people”. Continue reading “The BETTER networker”

Tips how to study a language

Before you start learning a language, choose the right teacher. He/she has a huge part to play in learning the language. People learn from people, not from textbooks…

Ask for references for the teacher. If you can afford one-to-one tutoring, it is the best and the most effective. Languages need to be used, not simply learned. That’s why there should be a lot of speaking and communication in class to practice what is being taught.
If you feel awkward and shy to speak, let me tell you this: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!! People feel very much so when they need to speak… But speaking is a skill that takes time to develop… Start speaking, even if you make mistakes – people learn best from their mistakes…

In order to learn something new – no matter whether it’s grammar or vocabulary, one needs to repeat it over and over at least 14 times (this is what psychologists keep telling 🙂 And by repeating I mean in different context. So don’t feel embarrassed to write a word down again and again or to get back to the same grammar point – it just takes time to get things from your short-term memory into the long-term one…

And let me tell you this: There is no such thing as ”I can’t learn the language!” It’s a matter of right or wrong methods, approach and attitude. Some achieve results with more effort, others with less… But EVERYONE CAN learn a language if they don’t give up.

If you want to discuss learning-related issues, contact me. I’d be happy to help in choosing the right book, system of learning or share from my experience..

George Alex

Online teaching

How do you feel when you buy clothes from the department store? They need adjusting, always make wrinkles here and there, they don’t fit perfectly well. Perhaps there can never be a one-size-fits-all design that’s perfect for all. It is so different when you go to the boutique and they tailor the clothes for you to fit you perfectly well…

Today more and more people spend a lot of time online. What do you say if you can study online and save the commuting, driving, going places?… How about being taught by an experienced teacher who lives away from your city but thanks to great technologies, can be within your reach?

In our online sessions we have video and audio, we write and read and talk, using a webinar platform. It feels the same as if we were together but we are saving time and money.

We include all activities and language skills. The Share-screen option helps use software that we have installed on our computers and you don’t need to buy it. Then you have a recording that you can watch as many times as you wish which speeds the process of learning.

We tailor-make a curriculum for you, taking into account all your personal needs and requirements. Because it’s you who really matters…

And you feel good… And it fits you well… 🙂

In for it? Contact me for more details!

How I lost more than 30lbs in a year!

I hate diets. I hate putting my body and mind under stress for no reason – when I have tried to lose weight using diets, the yo-yo has been a real killer and demotivator…

So when I heard about this delicious diet – eating and drinking and losing wight!!! I was fascinated. And it worked! I lost more than 30lbs for about 6 months and kept it for the rest 6 months!

And the whole thing was to substitute the meals with delicious shakes and cookies for 2 weeks! I lost 8kgs and then started eating and kept on losing weight!

Well, my wife and friends did not lose that many – about 6-7kgs but hey, that’s something, eh? Especially for a lady…

Call me on Skype to tell you more! Skype: georgealex1605