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.
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.
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:
I plan student’s roadmap with them. I foresee their needs well in advance and then provide for those needs.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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%).
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’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.
I guide myself by a "Minimalist" style where I bet for LESS IS MORE and DO IT YOURSELF.
I take care of myself physically and mentally in order to do my best at all times.
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