Syrian born Canadian trouble maker, clueless father, hopeless romantic, people person. Recovering engineer and tech geek, builder of things that sometimes work.
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As much as you want to be the result of your own choices and convictions, you are not, there are billions of years of evolution swimming in your blood.


Because you must.

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You stand.

You stand at the helm. Because you choose to.

You stand at the helm.

You stand at the helm. Because it’s who you are. You stand at the helm. Unstoppable.

Take it in

It’s your moment.


Sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself

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You’re on a ship. Unrelenting wind and angry waves attack you from every direction.

You’re lost in the sea of life: calm and serene one moment, wild and unforgiving the next.

As king, high up in your imaginary throne of control, you proclaim your dominion over the elements, give orders to move forward, command the sea to settle down, and ask the wind to take you to your destination.

But you’re not king. You’re a captain.

Step on deck and take the fucking wheel.

Master

The sea owes you nothing.


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It’s midweek, on a Wednesday afternoon.

A glorious day at the start of the month. You’re feeling pretty good about yourself and got everything under control.

You receive an email from your old boss, inviting you to work on a promising project that you started together a while back.


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Let’s go back to that Wednesday afternoon.

Some demands require an in the moment “no time to think” snap response; others need contemplating, planning, and thoughtful decision making.

With the pressure mounting to respond, an email from your boss can, at times, seem as urgent and vital as a family emergency.


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It’s not enough to say yes to the things that matter most to you.

No is crucial to create the conditions for a state of flow, remove the unnecessary, the distracting and the trivial.

Say no to the unimportant, and the malicious little things that matter least, which feed on your time and leave nothing for the things that matter most.


Who has the time?

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What does it take for you to enjoy this moment you’re living right now?

Probably a question you don’t ask yourself enough, if at all.


The indecision paradox.

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With all the poise, confidence, track record, support, and confidence in the world, you still hesitate.


Life doesn’t ask for permission.

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Life just happens. Things take place mostly with complete disregard to your well thought out plans and your new year resolution to “once and for all take charge of your life and become the master of your destiny.”

  • love playing the guitar, working on a passion project, or spending time with friends travelling the world.
  • hate going to the dentist for a regular check-up, and avoid long and meaningless meetings like they…

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