The power of “Hi”

When i first went to Italy, and was pretty new to italian language, i found myself without work. So the first idea that I had was to find something fast to work.

That way i could learn fast italian and have some money to get started. So there i was without any clue what to do. But i went to a local coffee bar and said the only words i know in italian :” Ciao, un cafe corto”. With the coffee in one hand i reached with the other to a newspaper near by me. I took it thinking to myself:” Wtf i am doing with this i don’t understand a thing”. Moved to the page ads offering work and  i closed it pretty fast.

A man near by saw that and asked me if i am searching for work in italian. I said, think i said it in spanish, that i don’t understand. So he started to talk in english.

At the end of convo he offered me a job to his hotel to arrange the stuff on different closets.

On the first day i took the elevator to 8th floor where i was suppose to meet that guy from the coffee bar. In the elevator was a guy siting on a chair that controlled the elevator and guide it to the floor we needed. He was always smiling although the other guys were always to tired or bored to smile back.

So when i saw him i said :”Ciao” ( hi in italian), and smile back. After 2 weeks saying hy to him became a rutine but i was glad he always say it back and smile. He was the only one making my road to work a little happy.

On that week the boss called me and asked me to stay a little more after work and wait for a man that will bring some meet to put it in the big fridge. So i waited and went to the fridge. This was a entire room refrigerated, if you know what i mean. So i went on the back of the room and set down the meet when suddenly, ya i think you guessed, the door closed with me inside. I felt so dumb. I reached my cell phone, yah sure, no signal. I knocked hard on the door, but useless again. I thought i would die in that room.

After some time i see the door opening.

Was the man from elevator.

I asked him how come he knew i was in there. He said he didn’t but i was the only one saying “ciao” to me on the way in and out of work and on that day he didn’t saw me go out. So he thought something bad happened to me ( and he was right, but let’s keep that a secret), and he came to search me.

So you might think simple words don’t mean nothing. But when you are honest and combine them with a smile, people will always remember you.

Please say hi and smile to someone, maybe you can change their day or remember you for the rest of their life. It’s free and only take 1 second of your time.

1 word can change or save your day. It did for me.

A rich life you need?

You want a rich life?

Most of users search online things like:  “how to get rich”. “how to get rich fast” etc.

But let me ask you something. Do you know what rich means?

I am sure you will say expensive cars, a nice 40 rooms house, a long yard, private air plains, more girls, more friends, more parties, little stress. You get the point. But here is what happen to a friend of mine. We started on same school, we decided to go to same high school and fallow up with same university and same job. We were unbreakable. Always together always do same shit. Till something happens.

rich life
rich life

The moment you realize you want to be richer.

He saw a Ferrari passing  us, and we were in a ford sierra. He was like : WTF that man do to get that Ferrari. I will work my ass to get one.

So he did. He started work 13, 14 some days even 16 hours a day. So that’s how he started to get a new phone (iphone) new gadgets, new electronics. He earned allot of money but had so few time to spend together. So he finally got his car. Remade all his house with new furniture, new electronics, new garage, a barbecue, he even bought a swimming pool.


The more you have the more stress you experience.

the more you have the more stress you experince
the more you have the more stress you experience

But he got to a point when he was so stressed, so pissed of that he couldn’t have time to do anything else . He was starting to want more, but he never felt like he is rich. He always had to pay bills,  bank rates, more electricity, he even had to pay people to clean the house and the pool.

Like a final step, he always fight with his wife because he never pay attention to her. She always said: “you never home, you don’t take care of your children, you never have time for me, you don’t listen to me, i need you more.” And he always answer: ” i don’t have time, i do all this for you”

Do you think you do things better for others when you are richer?


He started to be sad, upset and get angry very fast. He was at the stage when his wife politely told him that they will brake up if he continue like that.

Friends never called him after so many rejections. He never had time to go out. He was always on job or sleeping.

So with other words he was doing worse everyday. All those things didn’t bring him happiness , neither to his wife or kids.


The other side of a rich life.

I, on the other hand, i was living in a small flat with 2 rooms. I had time to go out with friends, get some kite surf  lessons, diving, go out and play football. Go out and meet girls, made a gf that loved me, doing things together, going on vacations. I was happy. I was rich inside and i was rich for my friends, offering them help, support and parties.


The moment of change.
the moment of change
the moment of change

When my friend saw me that i always smile , i get along with my gf, have time to go out with friends, help him doing some home repairs, he finally got the balls to ask me: ” WTF are you doing to be so happy, you seem rich but still have time for other things.” And I work harder than you got all i need and i am still upset i can’t be rich.

So that way i decided it’s my time to help him. I asked him if he is ok to try to get him happy, and asked him to always listen to my advice.

So we went back to his place, and packed all things in ordered boxes. Useful stuff, to useful stuff, junk stuff to junk stuff, we even packed the furniture, the soup, the gadgets the sofa, the chairs, the washing machine, the fridge.

After one day of work and some pizza orders, we finally finished. Are we gonna sell this crap, he asked me. I said no, not for now. And than go one and explained to him to get out of the boxes the only things he need in the next 1 month.

So we meet after one month and we saw something amazing. 70% of his stuff were still packed. He never used them at least 1 time in a month. So he ended up sell them, work less, buy holiday tickets and went in a vacation with his family.

He sent me pics from where he was. He was smiling together with his wife and kids. That’s the richest person he can be.


Don’t waste time on what’s not important. Don’t get sucked into the american dream drama. Get on with it: don’t dwell on the past. Be a big person; be generous of spirit; be the person you’d admire. Spend more time with your friends. With your family. Don’t spend time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.

You don’t have to be rich to be a rich person, you don’t have to be the best person to start being happy , you have to start being rich and happy.

The only thing that keeps you from self development

“The measure of your success usually comes down to who wins the battle that rages between the two of you. The ‘you’ who wants to stop,  give up, or take it easy, and the ‘you’ who chooses to beat back that which would stand in the way of your success – complacency.” -Chris Widener.

You can be what you want to be

So if i tell you that you gonna make it in life, will you believe me?

You can be what you want to be the only trick is to want it bad. If you want proof that this will work, just have a look at babies. We all were babies once. They should be our inspiration!

Baby steps

Baby steps

They are looking at us from down there, they seem so little, so fragile, that you wonder how the hell will they make it in life. You just have to watch them. They take a model. A model that can be anyone around them.

Than he try to stand up. And he falls down. Than he tries again. And falls again. And again. And even if we think for a moment that they will stop this, they will never. And they will continue to fall, than the amazing thing happens. They think. How can i get up, without being hurt. They put a hand on a chair and stand up. That way they learnt a new way to stay in feet. If they fall again, they will learn a new way to get back up again. They will never give up, they will always try different ways to get up or fall down more soft.

That’s why  “If we never fell down, we would never walk.
Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad


We don’t act like we should when we mistake


What happen to us? We gave up of that ambition. We forget that humans learn from mistakes. We are even indoctrinated by school to think that the mistake is bad. And mistakes have to be punished. So you get a low grade if you mistake, forcing you to mechanically learn what you have to learn just to get a good grade.

This is the way the school want you to be in life.

what school teach us

So go to school, study hard to take good grades, learn how to do a curriculum vitae just to get a good job. This days the jobs are not safe anymore.

Don’t get me wrong, i don’t say you don’t need education, we need a proper one. No one teach you how to set goals, negotiate contracts organize your time , save and investment,  personal development.

Who can teach you the skills you need to become millionaire?

I bet not the school. It only teach you how to make other millionaires.


That only thing that keeps you from self development.

If you ask me, the worst enemy you can have is laziness.

I am not talking about physical laziness ( when you do not feel like getting up from your couch to get a glass of water), I am talking about   intellectual laziness, laziness that keep you  unmotivated, laziness that prevents you of thinking.  – which prevents you from doing a minor thing though you know that if you do, you could change people’s opinion about you to earn points in the “image” or to attract your attention, if you still complain that “this company no one cares about you.”

You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.