The Spanish Iceberg Philosophy

How do you know where you’re going?

It’s easy when you go hiking in the mountains, you carry a compass to know if you are going in the right direction. In both personal and professional life, you have an inner compass that marks the path to follow based on your values, your beliefs and your ways of seeing and understanding the world.

All together define your Philosophy.

Why do I put The Spanish Iceberg Philosophy down in black & white?

I do it to go over it whenever I get lost along the road and do not know how to keep going. It’s a way for it to breathe and live by reminding me of who I am, what I am here for and what is really important. If you live according to your philosophy, you have peace and balance in your daily routine.

Adventure is out there but philosophy is inside

What is The Spanish Iceberg Philosophy about?

The R.A.E. (Real Academia Española) gives different definitions for the word “client” but one definition caught my fancy. It said: Person who is under the protection of another. I think there is no better definition. Applied to my students, this would be divided into:

CARE

I plan student’s roadmap with them. I foresee their needs well in advance and then provide for those needs.

GUIDANCE

If a student asks me for advice, I give them an honest answer. I guide them along and help them to make their own decisions.

PROTECTION

I don’t believe in instant results. I teach through a system that provides lasting skills. Not only you move forward and improve, but also you create solid learning habits.

Tuna Sandwich

There is a comic strip by Bill Watterson about Calvin, a imaginative-6-year-old kid, and Hobbes, his teddy tiger that Calvin thinks it’s real.

The Tuna Sandwich Principle by Calvin & Hobbes

In one of their comic strips happens this …

Christmas is around the corner and both of them are making their lists for Santa. Calvin doesn’t shy away from writing a long, detailed list that involves rocket launchers, a train set and other stuff that a six-year-old would desperately need on Christmas day.

 

Hobbes, on the other hand, wants a Tuna Sandwich.

 

Of course, Calvin thinks Hobbes is nuts. Why would Hobbes settle for just a Tuna Sandwich when he can have anything he wants?

 

Inevitably, Christmas day rolls along. The scene shifts to Calvin stomping around the place, shouting: “I’m going to sue Santa”.

And in the corner, Hobbes quietly says to the reader: “I got my Tuna Sandwich.”

My Tuna Sandwich fits into a Trivial Scoring Token

OK, let me explain this to you. My Tuna Sandwich is made up of six Trivial Wedges:

Brown Wedge = recurring expenses (<= 50%).

Pink Wedge = savings (>= 10%).

Blue Wedge = reinvestment in the market (10%).

Yellow Wedge = training (10%).

Green Wedge = solidarity projects (10%).

Orange Wedge = fun, leisure and some whims (10%).

Laura’s Life Equation related to Tuna Sandwich and Trivial Scoring Token

That equation would be my Tuna Sandwich. My philosophy says if one sandwich provides me with everything I need to fulfill the above equation, why would I want to have two sandwiches? If you’ve read the page where I offer Private Classes, you will have seen that I only admit students until reaching 15 hours per week of classes. The reason is simple. I like my Tuna Sandwich and one of my goals is to maintain high quality no matter what it takes.

I savor it slowly. And it keeps me very contented indeed. I feel the same as when I win at Trivial.

Surely Calvin would think that I’m crazy too …

In 2018 I decided to reinvent myself professionally and quit my job as a financial controller. I said goodbye to my monthly payroll to get into the adventure of undertaking online and doing something that really made my heart beat faster.

That adventure is called The Spanish Iceberg. The place where I can fully exploit my potential to create value in other people’s lives through Spanish learning.

My personal philosophy links with The Spanish Iceberg philosophy in the depths

CARE

I’m a planning freak but sometimes in life you have to let yourself go and close your eyes to live your life to the full.

GUIDANCE

I guide myself by a "Minimalist" style where I bet for LESS IS MORE and DO IT YOURSELF.

PROTECTION

I take care of myself physically and mentally in order to do my best at all times.

Click on the icons to find out what they hideScroll or Click the icons to discover what’s behind my Personal Philosophy
The philosophy isn’t complex.
Treating clients with respect earns their respect. Treating ourselves with respect means that periods for rest and fun are necessary, not a nice-to-have that can be neglected.
And finally, I know my Tuna Sandwich.
The philosophy isn’t complex.
Treating clients with respect earns their respect. Treating ourselves with respect means that periods for rest and fun are necessary, not a nice-to-have that can be neglected.
And finally, I know my Tuna Sandwich.
The Spanish Iceberg’s Branding Colors

Find out what The Spanish Iceberg’s colors stand for:

ORANGE

ORANGE

FUN

 

CREATIVITY

 

ENTHUSIASM

BLUE

BLUE

TRUST

 

INTEGRITY

 

RESPECT

WHITE

WHITE

SIMPLICITY

 

TRANSPARENCY

 

IMPROVEMENT

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