Nothing is for free

There’s always someone that assumes the costs: almost always, You.

You think Facebook is free? You think Google is free?

Wrong! Just like Jaron Lanier said in his book Who Owns the Future , none of those services are really free. The cost is our privacy.

Today I was thinking about all the stuff that are given away for “free” on the internet. All of the knowledge, the wisdom, from this new kind of gurus give away and we fall for it.

When you give your email to somebody like Ramit Sethi, Tim Ferris, etc., you are letting them into your inbox. I did it and I have it full of “free stuff” that was created to “add value” to my life. Wrong, again.

That was created to encourage you to pay for what you just receive for free. The real cost is being indexed into the price you are “willing” to pay (after receiving 2 million emails a year) while you think this is free.

I think all of this guys are serious, but which is the real deal here? Are they really trying to help you? Is it really for free? If you later have to pay 1.200 USD a year to “complete the program” and to go from Zero to Launch?

I used to like Ramit, but now I prefer someone like Gary Vaynerchuk. He writes, he speaks, he has tons of free stuff on the web but, in appearance, he doesn’t try to sell you shit! He’s just marketing himself and how he lives.

There is no shortcut for becoming yourself. That’s life. And I’m just so pissed off on reading stuff on becoming this “Super Entrepreneurs” who will skyrocket his/her career and become the next Steve Jobs.

Fuck it! You know what, All I want; is to be Me. Maybe, you should want that too.

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All I want; is to be Me.

Everyone is trying to be the best of the best. Creative genius, Superlearner, Serial entrepreneur, etc. Fuck that!

There is only; one Steve Jobs, one Bill Gates, one Zuckerberg, etc. And you know why? Because they weren’t trying to be anyone but themselves. They didn’t try to become someone they admire, they found their own path.

I sometime find myself searching in google; which is the best phone? which is the best pencil to draw? which is the best way to get productive? and I loose track of what I want and who I am!

This society has transformed everyone in some sort of Frankenstein, where we are forced to adopt pieces of everyone else to become someone. That’s very sad!

Our uniqueness is a primary skill that we should leverage every step of the way. By saying this, this I’m not trying to separate myself from doing the best work I can and from learning from others experiences. But, nothing surpases our own experience in this world.

So my personal advice to myself and to you is: fuck this productivity best of the best madness!; stay true to yourself, accept your limitations and try to improve them, not by becoming somebody else, but by leveraging your, already, perfect way of being you!


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My life’s process

32 years of life, 16 years of transformation and 10 lessons.

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  1. I’m in the process of accepting who I am. Nowadays, I have more willingness and empowerment to DOING my OWN stuff.
  2. I’m aware of my feelings. Nowadays, I’m more open to accepting whatever my feelings are and trying not judge them.
  3. I enabled myself to forgive… me. I’m my own worst and wildest critic. My mistakes have gotten me where I’m now, but it has only been a very short period time since I really understood and embodied that.
  4. I enabled myself to say sorry. Nowadays, I try to accept my mistakes and ask for forgiveness.
  5. I’m not fully enabled to forgive others, yet. Sometimes I find myself resenting very old situations and reliving the anger, frustration and pain. This is surely a WORK IN PROGRESS.
  6. I’m aware of my limitations. I got a lot of issues getting my head around this. I can do whatever I want, but, I need to set the standard according to who I am and the trade offs.
  7. I’m letting art and creativity just flow. No judging, just doing.
  8. I’m no longer afraid to showing my work. Eight years took me to upload my writings, drawings and other expressions of who I am.
  9. I’m taking over my life. Being conscious of some aspects of oneself is a one way journey. You can fool yourself, but you can never go back to a former state of ignorance. That’s taking over!
  10. I’m trying to being grateful. I’m learning to see happiness and suffering as opportunities for moving oneself to peaceful states of mind; and having that chance, is what I’m really grateful for.

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¿Quiénes somos en el trabajo?

Es la falta de empatía en el trabajo lo que nos devora el alma. La individualidad en la estructura de nuestras compañías es mortal. Se nos ha olvidado que, parte de la evolución ha venido acompañada del desarrollo de lo que llamamos sociedad. Este constructo que nos permite realizar “colaboraciones” entre los individuos que la integran.

La especialización es una enfermedad que deja fuera la maravillosa rutina de lo humano. Lo humano, entendido como la potencialidad de resolver toda clase de “problemas”. Es que ya no somos multi culturales, ni tampoco una variante disciplinada de lo que conocemos como multitarea. Sino más bien, nos hemos convertido en accionadores de tareas sin propósito en pos de una maquinaria gigantesca.

¿Qué sugieren para cambiar esto? ¿Cómo podríamos, desde la individualidad, solventar esta realidad?

Es la naturaleza humana

Para mí, el acto creativo consciente trasciende la sensación de impotencia y me permite apreciar, deconstruir y aceptar con coraje mi propio devenir.

Hoy escuchando la canción de Michael Jackson, Human Nature, me llevé la sorpresa de la historia que inspiró dicha canción.

El creador, Steve Pocaro, contaba que su hija había llegado del colegio preguntándole por qué su compañero de clases la había agredido. A lo que su padre respondió: muy probablemente le gustas, pero lo más importante de todo, es que es parte de la naturaleza humana.


Una de las cosas que más me gusta de nosotros los seres humanos es como, a través del arte, conectamos aquello que no podemos entender y lo transformamos en una nueva expresión simbólica.

Creo que toda clase de arte desnuda la intimidad del creador en pos de la expresión de aquello que lo inquieta.

Todos somos artistas en lo relativo a la posibilidad de crear o establecer un nuevo puente frente a hechos, sensaciones o emociones que nos remueven. La creatividad, como fenómeno personal y social, nos vincula de manera eterna con el todo desde la profundidad del ser. Puesto que, es en esta “desnudez” que habitamos realmente nuestra condición de seres conscientes.

Para mí, el acto creativo consciente trasciende la sensación de impotencia y me permite apreciar, deconstruir y aceptar con coraje mi propio devenir. Utilizando todos mis recursos y recordando (volviendo a pasar por el corazón), con un solo objetivo: mostrar, decir y transformar mi energía.

Al fin y al cabo, es nuestra naturaleza humana, como raza, visualizar aquello que no tenemos a mano o que no podemos explicarnos e intentar darle algún sentido. La gran mayoría del tiempo son metáforas que resuenan con nuestra existencia. Empoderandonos y permitiéndonos, en suma, comunicarnos.