Hi dear friends. It’s my last week end in Paris before moving in New York for good. Want some reasons why I move in New York ? OK. Let’s go !
We all know how life can be stressful and how it affects badly our perception of “Others”. How many times have you experienced a feeling of aggressiveness, selfishness from others ? How many times have you behaved like “Them” ? On the other side, how many times a free smile from “Others” have warmed your heart and brightened your day ?
Once you realize that there is more kind and generous people around you, the way you see life, the way you see your relationship to “Others” changes for ever. Being naturally cool to other creates good vibes and from these good vibes, magic often happens. I need to move in New York because I need to be surrounded by good vibes and positive energies. I need to feel the inner generosity in people that makes you believe in a better world. BE COOL, open minded and generous to others and see magic happen in your life. It happened to me so many times and I sure you are many to have beautiful stories to remember and share.
Many people feel happy because they have fancy clothes, a beautiful car, a monthly salary, an iPhone and “Likes” on the pictures of their Starbucks café latte they posted on Facebook or Instagram. Take all what they have off from them and see if they are still happy. If they are not happy anymore, it’s because their vision of Happiness was wrong. Why ? Because our consumer society, brands and medias do their best to make you believe that your happiness comes from the goods you possess. The problem with that conception is if you loose what you materially possess and cherish, you loose your happiness.
My struggling years as an entrepreneur in France taught me this truth : what makes you unique is not what you have, it’s the journey, the hard work you put in to get what you wanted to have, to be where you wanted to be and to be who you wanted to be. Because once you get what you wanted, you’ll automatically want the next “thing”. It’s the human nature. As a matter of fact, what I mean has been beautifully summarized by this wise quote : “The reward is not the destination but the journey”. And the best journeys are those who make you learn something, improve your skills, make you a better human being. Many people will disagree with me. My advice : be an entrepreneur, be an artist, take risks in your life and you’ll start to envision a whole new level of Happiness, that nobody in the world would be able to remove from you. Like I never let anybody, any company control my life, I will never let a country control my life, my destiny, my happiness too. I am free because I have faith in me, in my values, in my work, in my skills. And these assets, nobody can take them away from me. Find a great destination and embrace your journey my friend.
STAY HUNGRY, STAY FOOLISH
Run ! Don’t stop running. As Steve Jobs told it to Stanford University students in his 2005 commencement speech : “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked, there is no reason to not follow your heart.”
Run, run, run. You only live once. Don’t let the ghosts of the skills that you could have developed, of the amazing emotions that your actions could have offered you to visit you at your death bed. Because remorses will now haunt you for eternity once your eyes close.
LOVE or FALL IN LOVE AGAIN AND AGAIN
Whether you are not in love or already in love, learn to fall in love again and again. Fall in love with a person, with life, with a passion, fall in love. Life will taste better when you are in love, when you have love to offer. Love is synonyme with sharing, sharing with happiness, happiness with giving. Imagine just once second if you were surrounded by generosity. How great would you feel ! So my friend, be the change you want to see in this world and start to give. Giving will bring you happiness, happiness will bring you love and someone to hold in your arms.
Thank you very much for reading me once again. I know that my english is often not that easy to read and my thoughts not that easy to understand for some of you. I am french ! LOL. Moving in New York for good will help me to practice my english. I will work hard to make it more fluent. I have so many things to share with you. Have a great week end and don’t forget to make the best of your life.