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3 Deep Conclusions I Learned From My Hairdresser

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3 Deep Conclusions I Learned From My Hairdresser

The first time I went to my wise hairdresser I was 16. He transferred from one place to another and I followed him wherever he went. Finally he bought his own place, but that’s not my point. I was bound to him. Why? Well, because I was connected with him. He made my hair beautiful, and most of all, we talked about deep subjects that I couldn’t even think to mention to my parents nor to my friends.

Even though his job was to “cut and style hair” as Zohan said, his job was also to listen to his customers and try to give solutions to their problems. We all have problems (including me) that cannot be revealed to everyone. My hairdresser doesn’t belong to the group of “everyone.” He was the guy I could “spit out” my problems.

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He always had wise comebacks. Was it his talent or his overall experience? I don’t know but I would like to share the three deep conclusions I learned from him.

1. There is a solution, ALWAYS

As I mentioned shortly before, I don’t know his mind-set or way of thinking but he always had a solution for every complication! It is easier to look at things from another view and to give advice to someone else but he always gave reasonable solutions. I crashed my car once and I didn’t know what to do so I went to him.

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He encouraged me to call my father calmly and to confess the exact story of how it happened and that clearly I was “under booze.” Believe it or not everything went perfectly. Well not perfect, but understandable. My father told me that he was also a cause in one accident under the influence. He also told me, “Everyone makes a mistake once. The second time you will pay for your consequences.”

2. Not everything turns out perfectly

I went to him for a haircut. It was summer 2011 in July. We had the deepest conversation about all kinds of stuff. If we measured the deepness of the conversation we could touch the core of the Earth, literally.

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We talked for hours. One year before, I told him that I was happy, had friends, a perfect car and I had a lot of money (from my parents) and everything was going great. He responded with a secret smile filled with sadness. I clearly remember he told me, “I don’t want to put you down Koko (my nickname), but things change all of the time and you will have to accept them.”

Fast-forward, it was 2013, lots of things had changed. I had couple of friends because all the rest became disinterested. I started making money on my own by working in my Spa Center, managing blogs and writing texts. I no longer had all the free time in the world. This was not a bad thing, but quite the opposite. I was living life on my own and it was beautiful. Far more beautiful when I was living in a false reality.

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3. Money is a must

Then a couple of years ago, we had a talk about money and its meaning. He stated it clear with two sentences, “Money is a must and you have to earn it with both your hands. Money is not going to make you happy, but an absence of money can buy you whole lot of miseries.” I live on these two sentences. I don’t know where he got this knowledge from, but I looked at him like I was looking at a wizard!

That’s most of my hairdressers’ wisdom. I had many deep conversations but I don’t want to break my fingers writing all that. I hope you will find your own “seer hairdresser.

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Last Updated on January 13, 2022

How to Use Travel Time Effectively

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How to Use Travel Time Effectively

Most of us associate travel and time with what we’re going to do one we get to our destination. Planning and mapping out what to do once you arrive can certainly make for a more pleasurable vacation, but there are things you can do while you are on your way that can make it even better.

Sure, you can plan for the things you’re going to do on your vacation while you are travelling en route – but what about making use of that time for other things that you don’t usually do when you’re at home? You don’t need to have your gadgets with you to do it, and you can really connect with yourself if you take the time to manage your life while heading towards your vacation destination.

Here are some great tips to help you with your time management while you travel, some of which are more conventional than others. Nonetheless, you can find out what works best for you and apply them accordingly depending on when and how you are travelling.

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1. Take Your Time Getting There

As I write this, I’m on a flight to San Francisco. Flying is the fastest way to get from place to place, and for many people it’s really the only way to travel.

But I’ve often taken the train or ferry on trips so that I have extra time without distraction to get more done. I’m not worrying about navigation or lack of space to do what I want to do. Instead I’m able to focus on getting stuff done during the time I’ve got without feeling rushed. For example, when I took the train from Vancouver to Portland, it was an eight hour trip and I managed to get a ton of writing done and closed a lot of open loops. It also was less expensive than flying, which was a bonus.

Sometimes taking the long way to get somewhere on vacation can be the best thing for you to get somewhere with your life.

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2. Go Gadget-Free

This is going to be a tough one for a lot of you. But why do you need to bring your gadgets with you when you go on vacation? It isn’t be a bad idea to leave all but one of them behind, and only pull out that one when you absolutely need to do so. In some countries, you’d be wise to be discreet with them anyway since flaunting them in front of those that are less fortunate than you isn’t a good practice. While it may not seem like flaunting to you, in different cultures it can definitely come across that way.

If you can’t go gadget-free, then at least go Internet-free. If you use a task management app that requires syncing across your multiple devices to be effective, remember that if you only have the one device with you then it can be the “master device” for the time being and will store your data locally anyway. Just sync up when you get home.

3. Reflect and Prepare

Finally, going on any sort of excursion gives you the perfect opportunity to reflect on where you’ve been. The fact you have removed yourself from where you usually are can give you a perspective that you simply can’t get when you’re at home. You may want to journal your thoughts during this time – and by taking more time to get to your destination you’ll have more time to dig deeper into it.

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After a period of reflection – however long that happens to be – you can then begin to not only prepare for the rest of your travels, you can prepare for the rest of what happens afterward. The reflection period is important, though. You need to really know where you’ve been in order to properly look at where you want to be. Time away from things gives you that chance.

Conclusion

Traveling isn’t always about where you’re going and how quickly you can get there. In fact, it’s rarely about that at all.

More often it’s where you’re at in your head that will dictate how much you benefit from traveling. So don’t just go somewhere fast. Instead, take your time on the way there and take the time to connect with not only where you are but who are while you’re there.

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If you do that, you’ll have a better chance to be who you want to be when you leave.

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