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Given word. If you promise something - deliver it. Whether it’s a scheduled meeting, or anything else. If something cannot be done or delivered on a promised time, just let me know - be honest. I cannot stand when people break their given words and not say what happened and why. I don’t care if you reach out to me 1 minute before the deadline – if you do that I am grateful for honesty.
Honesty and transparency. If you have something to say - say it. You can’t offend me by your words or actions because I know my value. If you feel like I messed up - tell me that directly. Be straightforward about the problem, and don’t sugarcoat the message.
Passion. If you’re not passionate about what you do you’re not giving 100% of yourself, and the end-product does not have a part of your soul.
Openness. If you need someone to tell about your successes and failures, please feel free to reach out ot me. I am more than happy to help, even if the help is to just listening.
I’ve recently stumbled across the youtube channel called Yes Theory (https://www.youtube.com/user/PracProcrastination). Watching the videos I realised a lot of the times I’m saying “no” to a lot of the things in a fear of something standing between me and that goal. I stopped traveling, I stopped being curious about the world around me, I stopped meeting new people or maintaining friendships. I said “no” to many things that used to define me.
Back in 2006 I had an accident which, ultimately, led me to being banned from most of the sports I loved - downhill biking, MTB Street, rollerblades or skateboard in the local skate park, aikido (3rd Kyu), swimming, snowboarding, and more. That also put a huge fear in my head of water. I was training to get a life guard licence, and now I barely get into the swimming pool. It took me 6 months to get used to a swimming pool before Mexico Retreat, but I’m still in fear of getting into the lake, river, sea, or ocean.
That event changed me a little bit, and made the transition to a settled husband and father much easier, but also put me behind the desk. My long-life dream was to visit every country in the world before my last breath – I’m 28 and I’m stuck at 12/195 countries (~6%). Now I don’t think I’ll be able to accomplish it, but I know I’ll do my best to support my daughter to visit different countries, and learn about those cultures.
Circling back to the Yes Theory channel. I want to be more open to saying “yes” more often. Not everything can be done now that I have a family I have to take care of, but I’d like to really live my life with my family, not just stay a dreamer in a city in Poland.