Since I was three years old and I started rhythmic gymnastics, I was convinced that in this life everything requires effort, determination and sacrifice. These values together with others like: responsibility, tolerance, respect, admiration, team-work, cooperation etc. where merged in this beautiful sport. However, this effort, constancy and sacrifice are changing in a motivation that allows you to realize some small goals that you want to set for yourself. Slowly you see that you can reach them and they can become a reality.
The key is to think positively and see a good side of things. We should not think about problems if they are not in front of us, or the life is not confronting us with them. We should stop thinking about it, stop analysing them and stop creating a deep reflection to be able to make the best decisions in the future, or to avoid problems that we think may occur. Organize your schedule, buy a calendar if necessary, in order to enjoy the time, you have to the maximum and do whatever you set out to do. Do not search for the excuses, it is the easiest option, it is much better to look for alternatives and solutions. When you think that you cannot do anymore, eliminate (forget, erase) this type of thinking in your mind and think that you can because you are strong and nothing can kill you. I can confirm with my experience “who want does more than who can!” To show passion, dream and eagerness is what you should be doing. We should face every situation from positive side with enthusiasm and gain. Value yourself, love yourself and accept who you are, always searching for grateful and trying to be a better person. Think about the fact that you are unique and this is what makes you a different person from others.
If I CAN, you CAN, and we all CAN.
I was interested in work with another human being since I was a child. Asking questions and looking for answers, analysing viewpoints
People say that small things can make you happy. But when this small thing is given to you by a very special person, it won’t make you happy – it will mean the world to you. An ocean… or two can be separating you, but this one little gesture will have the power to bring you closer than ever. With one look or touch, all the memories will be rushing through your mind, competing for the most significant, the most energising or the clearest of all to prove you once again that no matter the distance, it takes only a small gift/bracelet to be connected again.
I’ve spend the last 7 years finding ways to explore cultures and contrasts by studying in different locations around the world. I thought it was a good strategy to pick a city or a country by the main criteria of having at least 10 other countries in a radius that you can draw with your fingers on a map. This strategy has taken me to places where people can only dream of having the courage to visit. Currently living in Australia- I’ve spend every spare second planning or actually travelling in its vicinity – Asia! The amount of emotions that you can experience in every single one of the countries there is so overwhelming and this experience can make you an entirely different person to what you were, before undertaking this journey.
Sometimes you just have to bring more humility, compassion, understanding and acceptance of what is, to make your life truly exciting and joyful. And the quickest way to do it, is by leaving your comfort zone, dusting off this bag pack in your closet, loading your IPod and jumping on that roller-coaster, which will start off slow, take you down, then up- but ultimately you’ll be able to say one day that you’ve been on that ride called Life.
People also say that travelling is the only thing that can make you rich! This is true for so many reasons, but mostly because you can’t attach a price on the memories and experiences you create while on the road, their value will increase every time you access this memory, while there is not a single gadget that you can obtain, which value won’t shrink the moment you scan it at that the cashier.
I’m Kristina, I’m 24 born in Bulgaria but have lived in places like Barcelona, Malta, Helsinki, Finland and Melbourne, Australia and through that I was lucky to visit over 50 countries in the past 6 years. From France to Brazil, through China, Cuba, Vietnam, Mexico and Russia, USA and Myanmar and basically all Asian and European countries. After meeting an insane amount of extraordinary people, I can say that I’ve learned how important is to:
Be present, Inspire, Move, Be bold, Be generous, Find the best in everyone you meet.
Since I remember I had two passions: learning and dolphines. I know this feeling of running to catch the dreams, to catch the things I want and the things I constantly miss. During this period time disapears, your inner motivation is in the peak to do a lot of things, there is curiosity, energy and engagement. Then, I am in the FLOW state. The world stops existing, it is only me and this activity! I am learning everywhere! I am constantly curious, searching to know the newest information about human beings. I am teaching on MBA courses the subject called „Self Management” during which I am discovering people, their strenghts and talents. I am learning strategies. Together with passion, I am discovering passion in others. This is my talent. I am seeing potential in others and I am engaging them to start self-development. All the time – when I can – I am swimming with dolphines. The most amazing moment is to be able to see them in their natural habitat. They are happy, positive and they have magic energy. You can learn from them effective communication and how to cooperate in a team. My favorite place to do it – is Madeira. Here are good waters, I am extremely happy, and I can charge batteries, experiencing existance, sense of life and kindeness. When I am back in the land, and I am working as a coach with people, I am sharing with them my passions, knowledge and good energy.
I’m a professional dancer and dancing is like breathing for me. Passion and inspiration are very important, because it push me to do great more things and the result is simple – I’m really happy. We all have our own passion. Maybe you don’t know about it yet but try to listen to your heart and it will come! Everything can inspire you! You just need to observe world deeply and focus on small, beautiful details. Love = Inspiration Love is the key and you can find it everywhere. Just watch the world more carefully.
In our modern world, where change is our constant companion, only one thing is unchangeable: physical exercise and being close to nature. These two activities help to clean the body from overload of information stress, ambiguities and everything we keep in our heads every day. For me running is the best way to be in teh same speed as my thoughts. It is also a way to relax both: mentally and physically. This is the moment, when I am running in the middle of the forest or on the streets, I am listening to my breathing and fastly bumping heart. Then, nothing can touch me, I am free and I am smiling to the place that surrounds me. For me running is much more than just burning the calories through cardio, this is a way to find a contact with yourself. Becasue it is important to listen to your intuittion and to the energy that comes directly from your heart.
Mindfulness and managing change
The only constant in life is change. We have heard it many times before and yet way too often we don’t like certain changes in our environment. Changes for the better like a pay rise, absolutely please bring them on! Changes perceived for worse not so much. Right?
Change touches our head, as we need to understand the change. Change touches our heart, we need to embrace it emotionally. Change touches our hands, the action or response to change. There are approximately 70 cm, from our head to our hands, and yet it can be the longest journey in the human body. Why is that? One could say that it’s quite simple to understand change with the head, but it’s not easy to understand it with the heart. In the 1960’s, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross explained the grieving process as a method of helping people understand their reactions to significant change. By the 1980’s the so-called change curve based on Kubler-Ross model was a firm fixture in change management circles. The change curve, and its associated emotions, can be used to predict how performance performance is likely to be affected by the announcement and subsequent implementation of a significant change. Understanding this process can help us understand our responses to change
The practice of mindfulness touches the head, the heart and the hands. One of my favourite definitions of mindfulness is the process of actively noticing new things. The use of mindfulness encourages awareness (head, heart) and involvement (hands). Paraphrasing Viktor Frankl, between any type of change in our environment and our response to it, there is a space. In that space lies our power and ability to choose our response. Mindfulness helps cultivate that space. It can be used as a unique change management technique that helps shifting our perceptions and attitudes about the change we are going through at the workplace. Neuroscience shows that practicing mindfulness help us build resilience to change and it reduces stress. Not only is this beneficial at the individual level but also the increased productivity and wellbeing can positively impact the change outcomes in organisations. Sometimes the best change management methodologies are not enough to help people through a change. In such cases, developing personal internal strength and resiliency contributes to a more resilient business environment.
Let’s not forget what Charles Darwin once said: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change”