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How to catch the monster in 5 steps.

Take a deep breath and concentrate on the following:

1. Is it time?

2. Is it me?

3. Is it them?

4. Is it that?

5. Am I even here?

 

“Huh?! What was that? What a waste of time, this article.”

(everyone, first impression, 2017)

This is probably what you are telling yourself right now. However, you have probably caught the monster.

Don’t be scared to ask yourself those questions. No one knows you better than yourself.

Have a great day and stay motivated!

Antoine Veilleux

aveil042@uottawa.ca

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“Catch me if you can.”

(Zzee MoNsTER, teasing you, 2017)

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“En procrastinant, j’embrasse le présent” (My citation)

Sometimes it is clear that we procrastinate for the bad reasons. However today, I want to approach this “problem” in a positive way.

Firstly, what is procrastination?

The art of escaping the work?
The art of dissimulation?
The “PSYCO101—anxiety and stress management”?
NO, NOT TODAY!!!

From now till the end of the day:

It is the art of listening to your body.
It is the art of saying no.
It is the pause I needed.

Prevent yourself from always pursuing the future so you don’t lose track of what’s happening at this moment.

Acknowledge what are your present needs. You may have to take a step back to finish the run without falling or find yourself in a desert with only two “skittles” left.

Everyone needs sometimes to say:

“Long hair, don’t care!” 🙋

I do think, has human beings, we should be more interested in the present. There is no such thing has living life constantly expecting the future to be now, but just truly feeling like we are in the past. Live in the present it’s way simpler. Once in a while forget your responsibilities, my friend.

Have a good day!
See you tomorrow, ehhhh no-no, see you next week; maybe next next-week!

Antoine Veilleux
daytodayantoine@gmail.com

“A rock that doesn’t roll, doesn’t accumulate dust, he just waits for the rain.”
(Antoine, think it’s funny, 2017.)

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Swimming in the pool < Swimming in the sea (part 2/2)

The followings are the two last insights about networking. 

4. Wear the most advantageous swimsuit and show off what you got.

random super hot girl/guy:

“What is this exotic beauty! I need to go closer.”

exotic beauty:

“Oh my God! That super hot girl/guy is walking towards me. Oh, shizzles! She\he is staring at me.”

It can be as easy as it sounds. If you deliver a good first impression and brand yourself as an exotic beauty, it can lead random super hot persons to come to you.

After that, it is a question of having something like a beer in your beach bag so you keep their interest.

“Eazy-Peazy-Lemon-Squeezy”

5. Go with your best friend; he can give you a lift or you can even split the bill of the taxi.

More effective, less costly and double the fun.

Why go with your friends:

  • You have doubled the possibilities of an encounter with others on the beach.

Your best friend had met another person and he has talked about you: you arrive and the person already knows what you are up to.

  • You can change the first impression you have given to someone.

If at first, you haven’t felt like you have given a good impression, you can always send your friend to talk about you and enrich the impression someone has of you. (do it subtly, though)

  • You can share the contacts of the peoples you met at the end of the day
  • If you have the right friend, he can make you more confident in yourself and less shy.

I hope you will jump gracefully in the sea soon,

Antoine Veilleux

daytodayantoine@gmail.com 

“It’s all about getting the juicy worm and the right spot.”

(Fisherman, said-to-his-son, 2017)

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How to adopt a creative vision in 8 points (Part 2/3)

Those are two other exercises you absolutely need to perform to follow and apply this creative vision.

The exercise #4 is probably one of the most important. In the future, I will come back on the thematic of “Listening to others” and I will elaborate my point of view.

4. Listen to others*

Test your creation and listen to the respondents. Interpret differently what you see and hear. Be open to feedback.

Listening to others will exemplify the actual trends going on in your environment. Then it will be easier for you to be ahead of the trends.

Listening to others will also provide you with fresh and unique ideas due to the difference in people’s interpretation of reality. Each person that you will meet will present different tastes, principles, values and ways to interact in relation to the environment. Everyone is unique as you. Consequently, you will be able to develop and enhance your ideas by adapting them to the new insights you may have earned by listening to others.

*(Be careful, don’t give away your creation.)

5. Take a position

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Hold it tight!

Take a choice in your own personal dilemma and incertitude. Accept what you have created and build on it. To come up with a creative innovation that will change the world and the people, you absolutely need to pursue ideas way further than you think even if it seems impossible or uncertain to be realized.

People or even yourself may find it crazy, but “crazy” in a creative reality is common and necessary. Don’t hesitate to build your ideas around “craziness”, you can’t know where it will lead you. In other words, it will drive you out-of-the-box.

 

Don’t forget to see the final points, click on the following link to see them:

Part 3—How to adopt a creative vision in 8 points 

 

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How to adopt a creative vision in 8 points (Part 3)

Here are the three last point to adopt a creative vision.

6. Propels yourself in the future 

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Fabulate about what will be “the tomorrow.”
See how you could improve your surroundings. Anticipate what could change for the best. Have an “I want to be able to ——” mindset.

7. Cultivate your seeds

 

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They are pretty-pretty.

 

Come back on your ideas. Keep rotating so every little seed could flourish. Don’t let them on their own, they need nutrients and some fresh water almost every day.

Press “refresh” on your mental inventory, stay up-to-date with your ideas.

 

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You need to plant them carefully like this.

 

8. Don’t let yourself dry!

 

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It actually feels dry.

 

I would say that being creative is a status more than an actual characteristic of a person; creativity could be described as a full-time job. You can certainly become better at it; it is all about experiences and real applications. There are the lows and the highs; it comes and goes. What is important to understand is that it isn’t given at birth; it is the commitment to that way of living, that is being creative.

If you tell me today that you are not a creative person, I would tell you that you are your own limitation toward your development of it. Trust me, you will become creative the moment you will actually try to be creative.

To make it easier for you, I strongly recommend you let your ideas flow freely. Have your brain work at any time. Don’t let dead-ends stop you; an idea never dies unless you actually don’t let it exist.

The key to creativity is to continually be in the quest of “Finding the best idea”. Never stop doing, whatever you think, makes your brain stimulated. Don’t stay focus on dead ends.

Keep up your great work! Stay stimulated and keep moving forward.

 

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That’s way better!

 


I am sure that if you follow this creative vision you will enrich yourself and your creativity.

I do want to mention that “vision” does mean long-term in this situation. It is the combination of time and repetitions of those exercises that will lead to the best results.

Bring yourself to the edge of the box and jump!

see you out-the-re(box),

Antoine Veilleux
aveil042@uottawa.ca

May the “force” be with you 👍

Star Wars

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How to adopt a creative vision in 8 points.

1. Be starving for change

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I love almonds!

Listen to different music.
Watch different things.
See different people.
Try new stuff when you can.

“Only fools and dead men don’t change their minds. Fools won’t and dead men can’t.”
—John H. Patterson

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I heard that if I like almonds, I should try those!

2. Observe from a different perspective.

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Perspective #1

 

Take the time to observe different things from different angles. You don’t know what is “insert something you don’t know anything about,” go find what it is.

There is always more than only one perspective; What you should see versus what you want to see.

Keep in mind: “omnes viae Romam ducunt”

Translation of Latin to English: “All roads lead to Rome.”

In a more in-depth analysis:

Revise your choices about anything. When I say anything I mean literally anything. Analyze every decision you take. Analyze your movement while committing any particular actions.

Have a 360-degree perspective; What—When—Why—How.

Examples:

Why do I prefer this over that?

How am I doing this usually?

When do I do that?

What are the things involved in this?

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Well, it looks completely different.

3. Put yourself in the shoes of others.

 

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Your stylish shoes

Imagine yourself in the socks and shoes of others then have a cause-effect analysis. Prioritize the assessment of the moods and emotions of the others because they are mainly the ones you won’t be able to anticipate and replicate if you are not in a similar mentality and physical state.

I suggest a very immersed and profound examination of how others may feel and interpret differently than you. Be attentive to your questioning about others’ actions, when they arise, it is a good sign that you have to learn more about how people interact and act in regard to certain things.

Be alert of your surroundings and never assume people think like you. Try to be what they are for a moment.

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My stylish footwear

 The next points will be found in:

Part 2—How to adopt a creative vision in 8 points

 

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One big souvlaki and One very happy man

Today, I was eating one of those great souvlakis that we can find in those Mediterranean restaurants, it was just so great. I knew when I wake-up that I needed this to make my belly smile. There was a desire greater than my appetite.

This is where it gets special!

I said to the server: “I will take one large chicken and beef souvlaki, pls.”

The sandwich master said: “What do you want in it?”

I said: “Everything! And a lot of garlic sauce.”

You know what, there was no FREAKING GARLIC SAUCE! No, but seriously, this article isn’t just about a sandwich (trust me, I got you). It is about how, that morning, I realize what is really business!

“Don’t tell me you got 9 Lives and the keys to success in business!”

(You, listening-to-me, 2017)

Business is the art of providing emotions and satisfaction. The quality, the price and the effectiveness does matter, but what really matter is what the consumer feels he came for and what he felt emotionally receiving.

It’s not about doing things right; it’s about giving it right. Be thoughtful of your consumer; you may be in the position to make them feel not only fulfilled in their stomach but also in their heart.

Erase for one moment everything you have learned and experienced at school and at work. Go back to the source; simplify business to the “delivery of feelings” and you may come to other solutions to your own success in the business world.

Be active and love what you do!

See you soon,

Antoine Veilleux

aveil042@uottawa.ca

“I do know my body isn’t made of air, but I do feel empty.”

(Antoine, once-said-in-the-bus, 2017)

 

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Swimming in the pool < Swimming in the sea

There are multiple types of fish on the planet Earth:

  • small

Heeelllloooo, I am Sardine

  • microscopic

What’s up bit#$%?@ said, Plankton trying to get attention

  • big

Who said I am fat???, Tuna shout out

  • enormous

Move bit#$%?@ get out the way; get out the way, sing repetitively the Whale.

  • average

Hey, do you want to be my friend? said, Trout

  • long

I got “hella swag”, watch me, watch me! said Eel

  • dangerous

You look so pretty, come closer to me. What we assume the Shark say to other fish… We don’t have any witnesses though.

  • inoffensive

They see me rollin’ they hattin’, sing the Clownfish

  • Intelligent

I got over 9999 IQ, said the narcissist Dolphin

The whole point of this article is to make you realize that you may haven’t encountered all the fishes or even one if you have only swim in a pool.

All fishes have something different to offer and all fishes are looking for different things.


The following 5 tips will make your swimming in the ocean way more fun:

1. You need to get out of your hot and comfy pool to get to know all those great individuals.

Go out and swim in the different seas and oceans around the world.

  • The Pacific Ocean
  • The Atlantic Ocean
  • The Indian Ocean
  • The Mediterranean Sea
  • The Caribbean Sea
  • The Yellow Sea
  • The Black Sea

Enrich your general culture so every time you are like: “Oh me too, I went there last summer! It was so cool.” Or “Yes, I know everything about that place.”

You need to be able to interact on any subject to keep the interest of others. Show interest and you will get some in return.

2. Prepare your bag for the day at the beach.

random super hot girl/guy walking on the beach:

“Do you have sun cream? Can you rub me with it everywhere; I don’t want a sunburn, pls-pls-pls.”

The dude/girl with the well-prepared bag:

“It will be a pleasure! By the way, you end up asking the right person; I got the best 60 fps sun cream and it smells roses; It will fit your beautiful body.”

random super hot girl/guy:

“Thank you, go for it then” and one or two minutes later: “Oh my God! It feels so good and this floral scent is just perfect. Do you know where I can buy that sun cream?”

The dude/girl with the well-prepared bag:

“Well, I made them. Give me your phone number and email so we can keep in touch if you know what I mean.”

*Always ask for the email, phone number, Facebook, LinkedIn to keep contact with the nice people you have met or at least give them yours.

You’d better be ready to deliver something interesting or having something to propose to the beautiful lady/sir or she will just go see another dude/girl on the beach.

3. Check online for the best beach or ask friends.

Determine what type of experience you are looking for and where is the more suited beach to deliver that needed experience.

Type on a browser search engine:

  • Top 10 best beach
  • The most beautiful beach
  • The nearest-to-me beach
  • The most interesting activities to do at “x” beach

Or ask a friend who possesses great knowledge and similar taste of beach.

The best is to make that “review” before going out to the sea. You will know what to expect and you will get the best experience out of it.

Trust me you want to click the following link to see the last two networking insights:

Swimming in the pool < Swimming in the sea (part 2/2)