Early success – is that bad?

Success is a key concept in our world. It’s a key concept in our life, to be more precise. It’s the measure of all our actions, attitudes and thoughts. Each and every second in our life is dedicated to success, in one of its forms: from having a succesful relationship, to obtaining a success in a business contract, or to finish a personal task exactly as planned. Everything we do is planned with a positive scenario in mind, meaning we always intend to do only the best for us. And success is the most important fuel for our future actions: if we do have a high quality fuel, we will tend to have more and more successful actions. If our fuel decrease in quality, we will act in a more and more confused an ineffective way.

But what is early success? Is the retirement at the age of 30, after exploding with a dot com venture? Is the rock star that shined for one year and then sinked in the sea of depression? Is the young CEO that in the last 5 years of his thirties had never had a day of relaxation? And instead he has to manage 24 hours a day a huge multi-national company with more employees that he’ll be able to meet in this life?

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When and why I broke up with… smoking

Yes, you broke up with something too. Broke up with your drinking coffee habit, with your operating system or your old computer. Broke up with an old friend of partner…I think about making this like a serie of posts, all related to the interruption of something I used for a long time. A habit, a software application, a person. It’s very interesting to see when you actually stopped to do something, and why.
It will be pretty interesting also to see how others have broke up with the same pattern or habit.

I will start this serie with an easy one: when and why I broke up with smoking. It was on 17h November 2005. After a party at my company, Mirabilis Media, I felt so miserably the next day, that I instantly decided to quit smoking. And I did. It was an instant decision, fueled by the insanely bad consequences this habit has generated.

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The 6 Thinking Hats Of Your Blog

So, you're blogging, huh? Congrats, that's one of the most enjoyable activities nowadays. But is also one of the most rapidly changing and evolving. Blogging has passed the "is that just another hype on the internet?" test and is mature enough to be considered an industrious type of activity. So, you can define attainable goals and success for those goals, like in any other economical driven activity, like computer production, book writing or food processing. It's formal. And can be formalized.
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Don’t Be Afraid Of Success

In september 2006, John Chow, a what he calls "internet media mogul", started his blog. Now (January 18th, five months later) he is in Technorati top 1000. John is an entrepreneur, a knowledge worker, founder of The TechZone and TTZ Media Network. In his announcement he also tells something about breaking up to Technorati top 100. He's in need for more links, so here we are, John! Good luck with your goals!But behind this real story there's much more: you don't have to be afraid of your succes. Whenever you set accurate goals and you do whatever it takes to go there, you succeed.
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