Thursday, March 29, 2012

Baby On Board

This all started when I was born. I opened my eyes and it was light that I saw the first. Comfortable with the previous months of darkness I felt insecurity outside. Darkness had friendly conditioning. It was me and only me. Outside was loud and crowded. I was one of them. I soon realized it was not only about me anymore. I had to adjust.

Sometimes I tried to rebel against them with using my own methods such as crying and irritating. I did not want to give up my status. I did not want to betray my identity. Soon I understood that my body was not strong enough to rebel. So, I decided to be more political. I used my sweetness, cuteness, babyness when I wanted the things done for me. I used my irresistible smile. It was success guaranteed. The funny thing is they did everything for free and without expecting anything in return. Sometimes they amazed me with their patience. I personally would never last with a baby like me. (Always want food, drink, clean clothes, candies and toys)

Years passed my body got more strength and I was getting ready for the rebellion. I already wrote the script for my self-manifestation. After all these years I did not feel the same passion for rebelling. They changed me. They made me different. I was disciplined. I took regular amount of love from them. Sometimes I got overdose of it. They gave so much of love that I finally broke down. I started to give back. It was strange for me. All these years I was the receiver and now it was my turn. It was my turn to be like them.  Like my parents. My mom and dad.

January 7th 2012. I learned that my wife is expecting a baby. Little copy of me was on its way from darkness to light. From loneliness to parents company. As my thoughts traveled inside my mind I remembered my parents and their love. I felt secure and confident. I felt ready to be just like them. My parents!

I dedicate this little post to them.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Coming back from a Kiev Trip...

When I got into a Windrose plane Idid not have a slight idea about what to expect during my Kiev Trip. Though I suspected some interesting chain of events and people across the city.

The main goal of my trip was to get certified by Elena Sidorenka a well-known Russian trainer who was going to do a master class session for us.

So I hoped to get a good doze of knowledge and some training skills. Meanwhile I planned to get some good scope of the city itself.

My first night in the hotel was amazingly quiet. The next day was just hilarious considering the fact that my room was flooded and I was in shock. After 5 emergency calls I had a priviledge to see a technician in my long gone room. As he started fight with a flooding monster inside the bathroom. I went down stairs to get a new room.

I must admit that front desk team of Lybid Hotel performed in a very professional manner. I got my new room which was better and had a beautiful view from the window.

After all the water action I got to meet Lady Larisa who was to take us to Gorkogo 43 where the training was planned to happen.

She reminded me of Bohemian times lady which gracefully talked and drived. By the way her graceful driving pissed a lot of drivers who honked all the way back. But she ignored them with a dazzling smile in her 50-60 year old face.

Anyways I think the best part of my Kiev Trip happened within the actual training event. Sidorenko hit the home run every day with her tremendous voice tone and training skills that were acquired for years.

I could not stop listening to her mini-sessions and jotting down everything she uttered. She was a genius!

We had couple of extra hours after the training so we had to do silmultanious-multi tasking inside the city.

By the way the whole Ukraine seemed to be exited about European Football Championship 2012 and we heard construction noise all over the place. I loved the Olympic Stadium and how it was designed. I guess it pack about 45.000 fans in it.

In order to be short and brief at the same time I would like to point out some things about Kiev and its people. (5 days are not enough but still will go for it)

Streets are beautiful especially with a combination of classical facade houses and modern business plazas. Roads are wide and dynamic. Drivers are far to ignorant of each other. People are cold when dealing with foreigners but some exceptions are really amazing. Especially Kirilyuk Family which supported us these 5 days. A combination of two energetic young partners (family/business) and experts in child management. (3 kids) they impressed me personally with all their love and working style. I still wonder how they found time to handle everything they had to handle.

Anyways overall Kiev was a great place full with shopping malls, drunk young men swinging around the center, young girls who were all naturally assembled to be a top model and delicious sweets especially cakes...(Definitely suggest to taste)

This trip will leave a positive imprint on my memory and career.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Your Vision Your Direction!

You heard it before and will hear it after but I am here to testify the truth I discovered in my life. Without specific course of vision we go nowhere. We live to die only. Days just go by not even looking at our face.

So there come these questions. How do we come up with a vision? Where do we get our direction from?

Well in my case I was always aware of all the signs that were put up in front of me. My grandma, my father, my business experience, my military service, my travel experiences...these all led me to my coaching vision. Everywhere I went made me realize that I can express myself in a matter that others can easily understand and take direction from. I was sort of a personal navigator to whom people would come up and ask about help...advice...or opinion...I also realized that I can share my experience with thousands and change their life for better! From that moment on I never stopped and took my course in life as a personal coach who worked one-on-one with people of all variety and age!

I just used to stand in front of mirror and talk to crowds that were not there yet. But recently, I get the crowd, I get people to coach. I get what I always dream about.

The last experience I had was Face to Face Customer Service Training that I conducted at Hyatt Regency Hotel (28-29 february 2012).  

I  covered topics such as "problem customer myth", "objection handling", "asking the right question" and "personal motivation for achieving more" and etc.

The funny thing was I already conducted such trainings in front of our mirror when I was not even employed in Azercell be clear I faked myself daily until I made it real time.

I looked at those face that represented banks and insurance companies and thought for a while...what if it is only the beggining. What else can I do with just standing in front of mirror and visualizing the life I dream about. Of course you must study hard and get the prior knowledge but they are not defining your stimulus. They just technically support you. Whereas your emotional fitness to do your thing matters the most. Once you realize it everything becomes much easier.

I also remember how I used to sign napkins and think about importance of my signature. I did it thoushand times until I got to sign certificates that proved eligibility of participation in corporate trainings. This is how you do it! Just like golf players. You swing it thousand times until it becomes reality and you forget which one is real and which one is just practise!

Amazing journey has to be taken in our minds first. Only then we have a plan...we have a "prior experience" to do it again!

I visualized many things in my life and today I have them in real with my beautiful wife...travels career as a mentor (coach)... success is everywhere! The question is where you stand at any given time?

Do you see your success? Your victory! Your move! Your chance!

Do you see it?

If not just concentrate better and keep on visualizing it until you reach the potential that you can ultimately reach!

Only this way life will be lived to its fullest...

Enjoy your vision and your success!

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