Many times, beauty is overrated.

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“There’s nothing more attractive than someone with a passion for something, who looks at things positively and is always seeking to better themselves. “— Unknown

Be careful that you don’t let in people who are wearing a mask to make themselves seem more attractive on the inside.

On the other hand, have you ever noticed this?

While you’re getting a coffee in a restaurant, suddenly a new couple is looking for a table to sit down at. Then you perceive them as an unusual couple, thinking deep inside: what is she doing with that guy or vice-versa?

Hopefully, it isn't…


Taking care of these areas before success is the key.

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“It’s not the will to win that matters — everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” — Paul Bear Bryant

Many people fall in their best moments when they are on the cusp of success. How is it possible?

When they keep making money, have a profitable business, a nice family, and invest everywhere, they start making bad choices and building their own road to failure.

I see everywhere in different forms. Originally I thought is a matter of education, but I was wrong. To clarify my point, these are some examples:

  • Why sports players…


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You’ll be so good that they can’t ignore you.

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“Be afraid of the quiet ones. They are the ones who actually think.” — Unknown

Have you ever noticed how the most charismatic person in the room seems happy to listen sooner than speak?

I have friends who talk a lot; I have never been the most talkative guy in the room. When I moved here to NY from Lima, my city, I thought it was because I wasn't confident enough to communicate deeper because of the different languages.

Later on, I started to wonder: In my city, have I ever been the most talkative guy in the room?


Step 4: Are you asking for what you deserve?

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“If you’re not making someone else’s life better, you’re living yours wrong” — Unknown.

Last night I had a conversation with my wife. When you were single, she asked: what was your way to finding someone you believed would be the right person?

I was surprised by the question. The truth is, I never thought too much about it when I was dating someone. After that question, I started to think and recognize what I perceived on those dates.

Sometimes when you start dating someone, you do not think about anything. The purpose is to have a good time; that’s…


Work is a rubber ball.

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“Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other.”- Steven R. Covey.

The best advice in life come from people you don't even know.

Sound weird, but it is true. They don't come from friends or family members. They come from people that you saw once or twice in life. Maybe it is a coincidence, but they are the most valuable if applied in life.

I’ve been working in the restaurant business for years as a chef and waiter. I cannot complain about the…


The vital emotional lessons needed to thrive.

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Learning is creation, not consumption. Knowledge is not something a learner absorbs, but something a learner creates.” — George Couros

If the purpose of education was to improve student performance, something was wrong.

The moment you decide to observe outside of the education’s box, you will notice outstanding possibilities.

Many of us took years to notice that the info acquired in the school did not bring any value to our life. Thus, ending up with the conclusion that following our generation's path wasn’t the smartest way.

The purpose was to solve people’s needs, but I doubt when the system began…


And how to avoid them.

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“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”― Kahlil Gibran

Your partner is a mirror reflecting back to you what you need to learn about yourself.

A surprising dialogue with my daughter in the morning. She stopped a conversation with a lady who came to do some endeavors at home.

Daughter: Papi, What are you doing?

Me: Taking amor.

Daughter: What‘re you talking about?

Me: About things I need to get done(not to explain everything)

Daugther: What is it?

Me: Ale, give me one second, please.

Daughter: No, please tell me what…


The ones you keep ignoring.

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“Toxic relationships are like a good pasta that has been overcooked.” ― Asa Don Brown

Consistency creates habits, and our habits shape our relationships.

Those practices influence the health of any involvement. We deeply know when our connection is reaching its last days. But many of us keep ignoring the truth that shows us nothing is the same anymore.

We opt to cover the sun with a finger, making our best effort to hide that wound instead of curing it. Letting it grow to make it gigantic.

We neglect them for several reasons. One of them is the uncertainty to…


The problem isn’t the empty pockets but the empty soul.

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“Do not spend what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.” — Warren Buffett.

Financial emergencies can happen to anyone. In fact, many of us have experienced a financial shock in the past 12 months.

Save money is a skill. It doesn’t matter how much you make. With the right mindset, everyone can do it on a daily basis. Even with the lowest income but spending accordingly, you’re able to save some with ease.

The main reason why we’re terrible at it is the lack of structure. Plus, we don't like the extra efforts that are…


The ones that I cannot brag of.

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“The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson, don’t give up in the middle.” — Unknown.

You make mistakes. Mistakes don't make you.

The past experiences mold the person you might be in the future. But don't get confused. According to studies, you shouldn’t be attached to those memories.

I can write many chapters about it. If I count all the silly things I did at a certain stage in life, I might end up with a whole series of books.

You know the beauty of that age. The naive belief that…

Godofredo Rojas

Coach, Writer, & Constant learner. Inspiring people through Personal Stories. https://www.linkedin.com/in/godofredo-rojas-8298531b0/

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