Why You Need To Enjoy The Process

I can’t believe it’s already September! I hope you relaxed and managed to switch off during your summer break. Since you’ve come back, has it been hard for you to get back into the swing of things? (i.e. get back to your usual routine) I find that in September, two things can happen: either we […]

Small Steps = Big Impact

Quantity beats quality! What do I mean by that? Everything will become clear. But first of all, I have a short story for you: The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely […]

Communicating From A Place Of “I’m already whole and complete”.

Please don’t fall into that trap. The trap of running after another “shiny object”. To get somewhere. To be something. It won’t change anything deep down. It won’t change you. It can’t change you. The One Thing You Need To Know Let me be clear, learning a language (or anything else for that matter) is not […]

Not happy with your results? Change your story.

What’s your story? What I mean is: how do you see yourself? What thoughts (and feelings) do you have about who you are? What are your “10 minutes”? Last week, I was at a conference led by a guy called Frank Lopvet who was sharing his thoughts about life. He’s like a one-man show, amusing, […]

How to Change Your Perspective in Language (and Life)

I believe that it’s in our DNA to create and experience new things; that we are all exploding with potential. I believe we all have the tools inside ourselves to be who we want to be, whether it is a linguist, innovator, artist, entrepreneur… In fact, the only limit is our thoughts about who we […]

5 Amazingly Simple Tips to Overcoming Fear and Doubt in Your Business

Note: This is an article I wrote in September 2016 as a guest post, published in the popular online lifestyle magazine “The Daily Positive”. I’ve highlighted what I think could be some useful vocabulary. I dedicate it to all you courageous entrepreneurs out there! At times, having our own business can be compared to a […]

10 Reasons Why You Need To Be “Out of Your Mind” To Learn a Language

“You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.” – Pema Chödrön It’s clear that one of the biggest problems facing language learners nowadays is lack of confidence, mainly due to a fear of making mistakes. Whether this is rooted in past memories from school days, when errors were stigmatised, or current pressure from […]

How To Stay Zen And Progress In English

Are you putting off speaking in English until that moment when you’ll finally be perfect? Are you spending time on everything else BUT speaking in English? If so, follow this short Zen guide: Remember your “why. Why are you learning English? What do you want to be able to do? How do you want to feel? […]