Bittersweet transitions

“To exist is to dare to throw oneself into the world.” ~ Simone de Beauvoir

Dears,

Life is seasonal, impermanent and unpredictable. Simple and obvious, yet not always easy! I wrote this poem some time ago, while I was going through a transition phase. Back to square one: more changes are ahead of me! I feel happy-sad, grateful and curious. I trust that life will bring me more beautiful surprises and that the best is yet to come. Or rather: the best and only way is to enjoy here and now to the fullest, until you feel the urge to move again. It is like a dance, shall we? 😀

Love,
Pau

“I love rainstorms… the thunder, lightning, wind, all of it. So much going on at once, so many emotions… just like me.” ~ April Mae Monterrosa

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In between moments

When you leave xyz behind
Saying “merde” and “merci”
(or the other way round)
And slowly but surely
You open the door
To the wild emptiness
Where there is no thing
Only nothing
Pure being
No projects, no intention, no tension
Joyful, unpredictable NOW
Some wishes and hopes
Loosely attached to your open heart
You let yourself be burned
By the caring transition fire
And then you allow the fresh shower of sorrow
To cool you down a little
You clean, declutter and surrender
You have no choice
But to jump in trust
Eyes wide open
You are ready
To let the old go
And slowly let the new
Sink in nicely
You can rest now
And have a soft
(Or a hard) drink*
You simply are
Experiencing, expressing and allowing
LIFE
Cheers!

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*Let’s say Polish vodka!

 

“Honour the space between no longer and not yet.” ~ Nancy Levin

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The trip – from Vilnius to Istanbul!

Paris -> Vilnius ->Eišiškės ->Trakai -> Kapadokya ->Istanbul -> Paris

« Before you cross the street take my hand. Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. » ~ John Lennon – Beautiful Boy

Happy mailbox in Vilnius, Užupis.

This was THE trip: 11 days, 5+ cities, 5 flights, 8 kg of luggage, a small cabin backpack and nearly the same outfit during the whole trip (too chilly to dress like a queen haha). For me, it was one BIG adventure. 😀 I was scared to death before leaving my cosy Parisian apartment as I have never travelled alone for more than a few days and without a full plan. I still cannot believe that I did it! What happened was magic and it was the best present I could have hoped for. I feel lucky and grateful.

Lithuania – back to the source.

« Life is more beautiful than prudence » ~ Abbé Pierre

Lithuania, Eišiškės – so green and peaceful.

My journey started in charming and green Vilnius – city of angels who fly at low altitude and (of course!) high speed. My goal was to learn more about my roots.

I rented a car and travelled to the city where my dad was born – Eišiškės. I made a tour of the village, asking questions, meeting locals and searching for a distant cousin or at least some more information on my dad’s childhood. One encounter leading to another, I finally end up in a small house, sitting on a couch with a lovely old couple. The lady’s mom’s maiden name was the same as my dad’s surname. I was a total stranger to them, coming out of the blue, but they treated me like their own daughter, gave me a big-long-warm hug and a kiss. They patiently answered all my questions, showed me a few family pictures and wished me the best of luck for the rest of my trip. I felt honoured and welcome.

I also (finally) understood the meaning of my surname. Indeed, in Poland, where I was born it sounds awkward. In Lithuania, however, it carries a sense. A deep one, haha. “Be dugno” means “without bottom” and “bedugnė” translates into “an abyss”. Hmm, let’s jump in, shall we?! 😀

I even learned (totally by accident!) that there was a village called “Bedugnė”, 60 km from Eišiškės. I did not go there, next time! Who knows, maybe my father’s family comes from there?

I also travelled to Trakai, a pleasant town near Vilnius, famous for its beautiful lakes and a castle. Is also known for the Karaims – people speaking the Turkic language, who have lived there since the 14th century and have preserved their traditions, including food. The most popular dish is kibinai – a small pasty stuffed with minced meat or vegetables. I tried it, of course! It offered me a perfect foretaste of my imminent trip to Turkey.

My stay in « the Jerusalem of the North » was a real treat! I tasted 3 totally different beetroot soups in 2 days, ate the best pancakes ever, drank delicious local beer, discussed about life, sang polish folkloric songs and was touched to tears by a beautiful poem of a lovely Ukrainian artist and graphic designer, who was in love with Vilnius and kind enough to be my companion and private paparazzi during my trip to Eišiškės. Arita, you rock!

Lithuania smelled, tasted and felt home, ačiū and hope to be back soon!

Turkey – from Kapadokya to Istanbul.

“And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” ~ Erica Jong

Somewhere above Turkey.

Turkey was a totally different story. I started my trip by booking a domestic flight to Kapadokya, a historical region in Central Anatolia known for its unique rock-cut temples, houses, beautiful valleys and underground cities. I stayed in a pleasant hotel near Göreme, recommended by Moroccan Nomad – very good travel website in French.

My dream was to participate in a hot-air balloon flight. I did it! At first, it was scary. Indeed, the balloon itself is HUGE, the basket, on the other hand, is pretty small and you fly high! Hopefully I was not totally conscious of the danger as they woke me up at 4 am. However, I fully trusted the pilot as I had a competent local guide who recommended a good company and offered a very competitive price. Teşekkür, Umut, yourself and your wife made my stay in Kapadokya relaxing and enjoyable, not to mention the delicious food!

I visited a few valleys and the Derinkuyu underground city. It felt so peaceful and liberating to see real open landscapes, instead of a casual open space in my office, regardless of how high tech and well-designed it is. Eating a breakfast on a sunny terrace with a view was priceless!

The next and final stop was Istanbul. I visited Hagia Sophia (under reconstruction, yet still impressive!), the Blue Mosque and the Galata Mawlavi House Museum. This is the oldest Mawlavi house in Istanbul or a temple for Islamic Sufi believers, also known as tall hatted Whirling Dervishes. Sadly, I did not see an authentic Whirling Dervish dance performance. Next time in Turkey I will make sure to come to Konya to check it out! I so much enjoy visiting sacred places, in both Vilnius and Istanbul there were plenty of them.

That being said, while in Istanbul, I also went to the business district, where I had a lunch with my colleagues. Video conferences are good, but face to face meetings are better! I proudly used my access card to enter the local office. I also grabbed a snack from the pantry. 😀

During the whole travel, I came across many great free spirits from all walks of life. The people I met and the time spent together made this trip truly memorable. I learned so much. It opened my eyes and gave me a fresh and totally new outlook on my current situation (which is pretty good, thanks, God!).

I took every possible mean of transportation (ships rock!). I walked like crazy, climbed every hill and entered every cave I could (the more difficult it was the better!). I enjoyed delicious food and drinks in charming company. I went to Turkish baths (unique experience, especially the bubble wash!). I laughed so much, I felt like a joyful, adventurous child discovering the world for the very first time.

Parisian jungle – going back home.

« The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. » ~ Marcel Proust

Parisian street art.

Coming back to work was not that bad. My Italian boss knows how to talk to me: “you were missed”. Oh, merci! I am very grateful to have a decent and interesting job so that I can spoil myself with such magic moments. Actually, I will need to check, but it did not cost that much. I mainly stayed in youth hostels (Downtown Forest & Orient) and had very good prices, especially in Turkey where people currently travel much less due to political reasons. 🙁 I can only say that I felt safe and had no issues at all, except being invited to every single restaurant I was passing near to, as, of course; it was absolutely the best in town and I could expect a special personal discount! 🙂

Words cannot express the joy, freedom and peace I felt during this trip. I was touched many times by the beauty of nature, architecture and people’s stories. I connected to the wild, adventurous and brave part of myself. I am a nomad. We all are. We are not meant to stay in front of the same screen, regardless of how high-tech and big it is, for 10+ years, checking e-mails and resolving tickets (those who work in big companies will understand!). Again, I am very grateful to be a part of an international team in a solid firm that offers great opportunities. Yet, my soul yearns for fresh air, new experiences, adventures and surprises. While looking back at this short and intense trip, I would not change a thing; maybe, I could only be a bit braver, crazier and trusted life and people even more? I consider myself curious and sociable; however, I am still learning to have both my heart and mind open to different people, ideas and experiences.

If you hesitate and are afraid of going somewhere new, then it may be the very exact thing you should do. Be alert. Act prudently, especially that sadly terrorist attacks become common in various destinations globally. Gather all the pieces of information you need ahead of time and then simply trust that everything will go right or even better. As it will!

Love,

Pau

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Please find below more pictures from my trip. Enjoy, thanks for reading, sharing and your precious feedback!

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Vilnius – city of angels who fly at low altitude and the lovely car that we rented.

 

Vilnius, shop window – self-portrait. 😀

 

Eišiškės – my happy face, while waiting for some guidance to find my distant cousins! Credit goes to Arita Golub.

 

Eišiškės – the house where I found my distant cousins, it felt incredible.

 

Vilnius – beetroot soup – delicious and fresh!!

 

Trakai – its beautiful lake and castle.

 

Kapadokya – jumping for joy! Credit goes to Talieh Zarab Zadeh, merci, chérie!

 

Kapadokya, Göreme – food & drinks! Guys – it was great to have you around. 🙂 Credit goes to Talieh Zarab Zadeh.

 

Kapadokya – hot-air balloon flight, breathing in the space!

 

Kapadokya – wandering around.

 

Kapadokya – babouchkas! 😀

 

Kapadokya – rock-cut temple, one of many.

 

Istanbul, Orient hostel – view from the rooftop café, ah!

 

Istanbul at sunset.

 

Buttes Chaumont, my favourite park in Paris.

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Party time !!

Dears,

It has been a long time, since my last article!  I wish I had something witty, wise and important to say, but this is it! Hope you will enjoy! 🙂

If it does not match how you presently feel, especially, if you are going through a tough challenge, I am with you, you have my full support.

I am simply sharing my current experience. Expressing my feelings nourishes my soul, makes me joyful and brings me peace.. 🙂

Thank you for passing by.

Love,

Pau

« The road to enlightenment is long and difficult, and you should try not to forget snacks and magazines. »  ~ Anne Lamott

Party time

What if life was a big joke?

(Be aware – Big Brother is watching you)

What if God had sense of humour?

What if you had a starring role in a comedy movie?

So let’s playfully play fools

And with a light-open heart

Cherish each moment

Let’s pretend we know the script

Let’s have principles and then break all the rules

Let’s boldly play with fate

Have both fun and faith

With a peaceful pinch of craziness

(It is vital for your mental health)

Show must go on so let’s go baby

Put on your best suit and let’s dance

It is your surprise party

It is your stage-time

The audience is waiting

The music is playing

If you feel nervous

Follow my advice

Get a little tipsy or better – really drunk

I promise, it is worth trying

(In case you have never done it)

At some point, by magic

You will start giggling

Without being able to stop

Your laughter will get louder and louder

And will spread like a wildfire

Gently dissolving every obstacle on its way

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Finally, one day you will die quietly

You laughed and you loved

It is a happy-sweet-predictable-end

We are all the same

Aren’t we?

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Please find below a lovely video from one of my dear masters – Mooji. I love his warm, cheerful energy. Relax, this is not too serious, just enjoy the laughter! Watch out, it is contagious! 🙂

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“It doesn’t matter how you pray – with your head bowed in silence, or crying out in grief, or dancing. Churches are good for prayer, but so are garages and cars and mountains and showers and dance floors.” ~ Anne Lamott

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Interview with Lee Pascoe – teacher of Silva Mind Control Method

I am very happy to share my first interview in English! I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I did. 🙂

Lee Pascoe, originated from Australia, has been living in Europe since 1984. She is a speaker, author, certified hypnotherapist and a teacher of Silva Mind Control Method (SMCM). She is passionate about her job, very professional, practical and enthusiastic. When you ask her “How do you do?”, she will invariably answer with a smile: “Better and better”.

We spoke about SMCM, brainwave frequencies, most common misconceptions about hypnosis, self-sabotage, hypnotic regression, the mirror of the mind technique, what the illness may teach us and how to find our life purpose.. and some more!

Please see below the recording itself and the outline of the interview, enjoy! 🙂

  1. Introductions – who is Lee Pascoe?
  2. What brought you to Europe and how did you become the teacher of Silva Mind Control Method (SMCM)?
  3. What is the SMCM and how does it work?
  4. Please speak about meditation/relaxation in SMCM. How do you practice/enhance these states?
  5. How dynamic meditation used in SMCM puts the law of attraction into motion?
  6. How should we meditate, practically speaking, can you give us some tips?
  7. How SMCM helps your clients to improve their life? Can you share any examples of positive changes you saw or experienced yourself?
  8. What are the different types of brain waves and states of consciousness?
  9. What is the difference between hypnosis and dynamic meditation used in SMCM?
  10. What are the different courses related to hypnosis that you offer?
  11. How to change unhelpful habits and overcome self-sabotage? The Mirror of the Mind Technique, etc.
  12. What are main misconceptions regarding hypnosis, why some people fear it?
  13. Hypnotic regression or how to find a root cause of the problem.
  14. Can we try hypnotic regression on our own or is it better to do it with a hypnotherapist?
  15. What are your believes regarding death, reincarnation, soul?
  16. How to get more in control of our thoughts, on a daily basis?
  17. Where can we find more information on your courses?
  18. What are your current projects?
  19. Do you have a final message to our viewers?

“We need to be aware of the power of our mental images and emotions.” ~ Lee Pascoe

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”  ~ Albert Einstein

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For as to find more information on Lee’s work:

 

More information on SMCM and related topics:

 

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Lee, many thanks for your time!

Everyone, as always – many thanks for your precious feedback! 🙂

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Interview avec Youmna Tarazi, accompagnante en image de soi et cohérence visuelle – retrouver sa puissance grâce aux vêtements

« Le Chemin est une alchimie du temps sur l’âme. » ~ Jean-Christophe Rufin

J’ai rencontré Youmna lors d’un stage mené par Isabelle Padovani à Paris. J’ai tout de suite apprécié son indépendance, son ambition et sa maturité.

Originaire du Liban, elle décide de s’installer à Paris pour ensuite se lancer dans le conseil en image et cohérence visuelle. Il ne s’agit pas d’un simple relooking, mais plutôt d’un travail en profondeur, qui touche à l’identité. Le vêtement devient alors un outil de connaissance de soi, qui rend visible notre beauté intérieure. Loin d’être superficiel, l’habit (choisi en conscience !) nous connecte à nos ressources, notre originalité et notre puissance.

Youmna réalise aussi son rêve d’enfant : elle écrit et interprète un spectacle intitulé « Pourquoi les Anges s’habillent en blanc ? ». Elle y parle de son sujet de prédilection : les vêtements. En dévoilant quelques pièces essentielles à sa garde-robe personnelle, Youmna encourage le spectateur à réfléchir sur son identité, son rapport au corps et à lui-même.

Appel à candidatures ! Youmna cherche un metteur en scène expérimenté (femme ou homme) afin de rendre son spectacle encore plus percutant. Son rêve est aussi de créer sa propre marque de vêtements et de révolutionner l’industrie de la mode, bref : un vaste programme, je vous laisse découvrir la vidéo !

Voici la trame de l’entretien :

  1. Quel est ton métier, quels produits / services offres-tu et à qui ?
  2. Comment tu as trouvé ta voie / ta place (sur le marché du travail, mais pas uniquement) ?
  3. Comment tu t’es lancée en tant qu’indépendante ?
  4. L’identité vestimentaire – de quoi il s’agit ?
  5. Pourquoi nous ressentons le besoin de faire le tri et comment nous y prendre ?
  6. Quelques mauvaises raisons de garder un vêtement.
  7. Comment retrouver sa puissance, surtout en tant que femme (c’est valable pour les hommes aussi !) ?
  8. Comment nous connecter à notre ressenti corporel ? Comment aligner notre corps physique (la lumière / les couleurs), émotionnel (la densité / les matières) et mental (la forme / la vision du monde)?
  9. Est-ce que, quand nous sommes vraiment « bien dans nos baskets », nous n’avons plus besoin de respecter notre profil vestimentaire ?
  10. Parle-nous de ton spectacle, de ton activité artistique.
  11. Où est-ce que nous pouvons trouver les informations sur tes formations, pour quand les prochaines sessions ?
  12. Un dernier conseil : comment survivre la période des soldes et faire des bons choix ? 🙂

 

Youmna Tarazi portrait

« Je suis née et j’ai grandi dans un Liban en guerre. Du chaos, j’ai toujours voulu reconstruire et embellir. » ~ Youmna Tarazi

Femme qui fait du shopping à Paris

« La liberté est l’oxygène de l’âme. » ~ Moshe Dayan

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 Merci à Youmna pour cette opportunité et à vous Tous pour votre précieux feedback ! 🙂

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Interview avec Anne Benassouli – thérapeute, formatrice, coach en entreprise

« Je ne serai pas célèbre ou grande. Je continuerai à être aventureuse, à changer, à suivre mon esprit et mes yeux, refusant d’être étiquetée et stéréotypée. L’affaire est de se libérer soi-même : trouver ses vraies dimensions, ne pas se laisser gêner. » ~ Virginia Woolf

J’ai la joie de partager avec vous le travail, les outils et l’énergie d’une autre personne inspirante !

Anne BENASSOULI, ancienne avocate, puis directrice pédagogique d’un centre de formation, exerce aujourd’hui en tant que formatrice-coach en entreprise (développement personnel, communication, management) et thérapeute intégrative.

Elle a créé une méthode complète et multidimensionnelle qui agit sur différents plans : physique, émotionnel, relationnel et spirituel : la voie du M.E.R.C.I.

Son objectif est de faire bouger les énergies (en douceur et avec  détermination !) afin d’aider ses clients à provoquer des changements positifs dans leur vie quotidienne. Outre ses outils divers et variés, son arme secrète contre la résistance, la souffrance et l’ennui, est l’humour. Elle dit : « une séance de thérapie dans laquelle on ne rit pas au moins une fois, n’est pas une bonne séance. »

Bref, un vaste programme, je vous laisse découvrir la vidéo !

« Mon crédo : remettre du mouvement là, où il y a quelque chose de figé. » ~ Anne Benassouli

Veuillez trouver ci-dessous la trame de l’interview :

  1. Décris ton métier, tes activités professionnelles.
  2. Parle-nous de ton parcours de stages : la voie du M.E.R.C.I. (Moi, Emotions, Reliance, Corps, Intelligence)
  3. Quels sont les prérequis d’une thérapie réussie ? (envie de la part du patient + relation de confiance entre le patient et le thérapeute)
  4. Comment tu travailles en thérapie, quelles sont les modalités proposées ?
  5. Quels sont les types d’objectifs que nous pouvons travailler en thérapie ?
  6. Quels sont tes outils de travail, tes sources d’inspiration ? (exemples d’outils agissant au niveau mental, émotionnel, corporel et spirituel : rituels, reprogrammation des croyances limitantes, EFT, EMDR, le massage…)
  7. Faire rire – le meilleur moyen pour contourner la résistance / la peur du changement chez le client.
  8. Choix d’outil en fonction de la problématique, de l’état de la personne et celui du thérapeute.
  9. Exemple d’un rituel à mettre en place pour faire bouger les choses : les petits bonhommes allumettes de Jacques Martel.
  10. Dépendance affective : comment la dépasser.
  11. Thérapies quantiques : de quoi il s’agit ?
  12. Quelle est la place de la danse dans ta méthode ?
  13. La chromothérapie, l’un de tes nombreux outils : de quoi il s’agit ?
  14. La gratitude : « la capacité de se laisser toucher par ce qui est et d’être reconnaissant de la beauté du monde » – comment la cultiver ?

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« La matière est la fiancée de Dieu. » ~ pensée kabbalistique

anne-benassouli

« Je crois beaucoup à la force du collectif ; ce n’est qu’ensemble que nous pourrons traverser cette époque et ensemencer le Nouveau Monde. » ~ Anne Benassouli

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Pour savoir plus sur Anne :

Ses outils et ses sources d’inspiration :

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Anne, merci beaucoup de cette belle opportunité et merci à Tous pour votre précieux feedback ! 🙂

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Interview avec Maxence Rigottier – infopreneur débordant d’enthousiasme

« Vous êtes la moyenne des 5 personnes avec qui vous passez le plus de temps » ~ Jim Rohn

Voici un nouvel entretien (une grande première via Skype !) avec une autre personne inspirante !

Originaire d’un petit village dans le département de Saône-et-Loire, Maxence Rigottier est infopreneur, il a développé plusieurs business en ligne : Paris Sportifs, Course à Pied, Vivre De Son Site Internet.

En 2016, à peine à 27 ans, Maxence vit à Malte et gagne plus de 10 000 € net par mois.

Il déborde d’enthousiasme, croit en ses rêves, se forme sans cesse, voyage à travers le monde ; bref,  il nous montre qu’il est possible de créer un style de vie cousu sur mesure et en dehors des sentiers battus.

Profitez de cet entretien et merci de votre feedback ! C’est loin d’être parfait et en même temps, je m’en réjouis car ce n’est qu’un début. 🙂

Maxence, merci pour cette conversation fort inspirante !

Veuillez trouver ci-dessous la trame de l’interview (environ 30 minutes) :

  1. Maxence Rigottier – présentation, parcours, etc.
  2. Les avantages d’un business en ligne : pas de contrainte horaire, hiérarchique, géographique.
  3. Conseil de Maxence : achetez une seule formation (et pas 2 !), apprenez, appliquez, appréciez les résultats. Courant les 5 dernières années, Maxence a investi plus de 60 000 € dans divers formations et séminaires de David JAY, Max PICCININI, Olivier ROLAND.
  4. Quels étaient les principaux obstacles dans le cadre de lancement de ton activité et comment tu les as dépassés ?
  5. Quelles sont les personnes qui t’inspirent ?
  6. Comment développer son busines en ligne ?
  7. Comment créer un bon produit / une offre pertinente ? Deux critères à prendre en compte dans le choix de la thématique : nombre de clients potentiels + dépense moyenne ; 2 exemples : golf et méditation.
  8. Comment vérifier la taille du marché ? Les livres sur le sujet en question se situent dans les 10 000 premières ventes sur Amazon.
  9. En quoi consiste l’infoprenariat, le métier de l’infopreneur ?
  10. Pourquoi tu vis à Malte ? Cadre de vie agréable, pouvoir d’achat, raisons fiscales et juridiques, etc.
  11. Comment fidéliser ses clients ?
  12. Quels sont tes projets professionnels ?
  13. Comment développer un revenu passif ? Création de contenu gratuit et payant qui peut impacter plusieurs personnes en même temps, vente, marketing, témoignages clients.
  14. Un conseil pour ceux qui hésitent de se lancer ?

business en ligne

Quelques conseils de Maxence Rigottier pour toute personne souhaitant développer un business en ligne:

  1. Pour avoir de nouveaux résultats, expérimentez de nouvelles choses !
  2. Entourez-vous des personnes qui vous tirent vers le haut, qui ont des résultats au-dessus des vôtres.
  3. Avancez étape par étape, soyez doux avec vous-même (moins de pression et plus de patience) – pour moi, c’est toujours un défi, work in progress. 🙂
  4. Soyez persévérant et osez ! Le plus dur est de commencer et d’obtenir les premiers résultats.
  5. Choisissez la thématique de votre produit en fonction de vos passions, ensuite vérifiez la taille du marché : le nombre de clients potentiels + la dépense moyenne.
  6. Développez les 7 piliers / sources de revenu en ligne : Google (site web), vidéos sur YouTube, Facebook et les réseaux sociaux, l’affiliation, les partenariats, la publicité payante, le bouche-à-oreille (Vos clients sont vos meilleurs commerciaux).
  7. Pour fidéliser vos clients :
  • Créez des communautés : groupes privés sur Facebook, sessions de coaching de groupe ;
  • Proposez des produits plus complets : 20% de vos clients sont prêts à dépenser 4 fois plus cher + vous apportent 80% de votre revenu (la loi de Pareto ou le principe des 80-20).

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Let the chaos kiss you

Dears,

Happy to be back and share something fresh and new. I hope that you are All well.

It has been chaotic lately – it continues and it is a surprising feeling to me! 🙂

Best Wishes & as always – much love,

Paulina

Colorful fractal flame - chaos

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Let the chaos kiss you

There is peace in the middle of a war

Calm in the midst of a heavy storm

Silence inside a noisy subway station

There is an eye in the center of a cyclone

Glimmer of hope under a tonne of despair

There is a point

Where chaos meets trust

Confusion confronts clarity

Madness embraces sanity

There is a spot

At the bottom of your broken heart

Where love blossoms again

You remain safe and pure

And the joy is slowly wakening up

After a long night of a lonely cure

My beloved soul

Have faith

There is a place

Where the darkness is no longer afraid of the light

I will meet you there

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We will laugh out loud

As if it was a good joke

Tomorrow at 9 am sharp

Inch’Allah

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Multicolored fractal artwork - chaos

“In chaos, there is fertility.” ~ Anaïs Nin

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Love is in the air ou un bref instant de douceur intense

Le soleil m’a chauffé la tête ces derniers jours. 😀 Ou peut-être j’ai trop travaillé… Who cares ? Love is in the air ! Je vous envoie une tonne d’amour, de douceur et de légèreté dans ce monde qui est si souvent exigeant, violent et beaucoup trop rapide…

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S’il te plaît

Regarde-moi, comme si tu m’aimais

Regarde-moi, comme si tu me comprenais

Comme si tu me voyais par-dessous la peau

La surface de mon visage

Regarde-moi droit dans les yeux

Sois présent

Sois doux

Sois toi-même

Ose m’approcher

Ose me toucher vraiment

Ose rentrer sans défoncer la porte de mon cœur

(je suis sensible)

Tu ne vois pas ce qui est marqué

Sur mon front bien blanc ?

« Handle with care »

Regarde-moi avec bienveillance

Regarde-moi au-delà des histoires

Qu’on te raconte

Que tu te racontes

Même celles que je te raconte moi-même

(en exigeant une écoute active et attentive)

Plonge dans la pureté de cet instant

De connexion

Par-dessus les différences

Les attentes et les opinions

Le savoir : vivre, faire ou être

S’il te plaît

Fais-moi un câlin avec tes yeux

Ferme-les et embrasse-moi

Happy young lovers . kiss

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A day after – all I need is a hug

I was born 31 years ago. I was born with dreams and high hopes.

I left Poland, my home country, to pursue freedom, love and beautiful adventures.

I found everything I wanted. I am hungry for more.

Then I got sick – not something dramatic, but it keeps me alert to my own physical limits.

I feel vulnerable. I also feel passionate about my job. I want to give it all I have. It looks like it is not sufficient. I feel overwhelmed. I see tired and stressed faces of my colleagues and suppliers. I see a tired face when brushing my teeth in the morning.

I feel frustration, sadness and anger. I feel fear.

***

Yesterday I went to see fireworks with two crazy, lovely Moroccan ladies. (Girls, I love you!)

I liked everything except the crowd. It made me nervous.

I took a taxi to get back home: “Did you hear about the terrorist attack in Nice?”

“Hmm, I beg your pardon? No, I did not (!!??)”. Loads of swear words followed.

I was unable to go to sleep straight. I watched the news. I cried.

“31-year-old French-Tunisian driver killed dozens of people.”

My boyfriend is 35-year-old and originated from Tunisia. He became French a few months ago, a few weeks after I did.

France is not the only country suffering from violence. It is everywhere. It happens all the time.

Millions of people survive each day with less than 2 dollars. I feel lucky to have a flat, a job, something to eat and beautiful people to laugh with.

Today I feel tired, sad, and anxious.

I want the world to be safe, joyful and full of love: for myself, for others, for future generations.

Today I went out to buy a camera to register video interviews with inspiring people.

When I was going back home in the hot and crowded Parisian subway, I could not stop my tears.

I felt embarrassed and pathetic. I looked like a depressed Cocker Spaniel. My big blue eyes got wet and red. I was trying hard to stop crying. I could not. I had nothing to dry up my tears.

A middle aged woman sitting in front of me was searching for something in her bag. Just before I rushed to get out at my stop, she gave me a few paper handkerchiefs.

When I was heading to another subway line, I read on the packaging: “Freshness. Mint.”

It was written in Polish. I was stunned. My compatriot saved me from drowning in my own tears.

***

I have Polish roots, a magic French passport and nothing to declare.

I dream of travelling around the world and giving birth to multicultural crazy babies. 🙂

I have always considered myself ambitious and strong. Today I am vulnerable and I need a hug.

I feel sad and it is fine. I am OK.

My hunger for new experiences got bigger and my joy of being alive deeper.

God bless us all. Tomorrow is another day. With a little luck, we will still be breathing.

As long, as I am breathing, I am safe. And I feel love. Oh yeah!

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