"From an office at home to a serious company" - We are so happy to be featured in this article about our company in the Sunday's edition of Dnevnik. 📰📰📰 .
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Patrick McKenzie is a software engineer, businessman and blogger. You can reach him at @patio11
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Nissan’s ProPILOT tech might mostly be used to help provide its cars with autonomous driving features, but a new project puts it into a chair. Yes, a chair. The chair propels itself, detecting the chair ahead of it and keeping a fixed distance between itself and its neighbor, as it moves along a predefined path. ProPILOT Chair is designed to make it a lot easier to wait for something, whether it’s the latest iPhone or just a seat at the city’s hottest brunch joint. Nissan is accepting applications between now and December 27 for restaurants in Japan who are interested in providing these for customers looking to take a seat and be ferried in queue while they wait. Find out more through the link in our bio.
Was working with the Webflow interactions and amazed at how much I can do.
With this I had an idea for some epic interactions!... so I got back to designing something that will let me make use of all the animations that will bring awesomeness to my site 🙈.
For the past couple of days I have been taking a break from a lot of things, including my writing work that I share here, to do some inner work and contemplate on the things that have transpired recently in my life. I wanted to understand where the pain I was feeling was coming from, it was too easy to blame it on the separation without knowing for sure because it wasn’t helping me to simply tell myself that. I wanted to look at my habits and what I did from day to day and see how that had changed from the beginning of the year when I felt amazing and so at peace. And it’s true that some of the pain has come from my addiction to the oxytocin that I got from the relationship, something I craved so badly during the first weeks but that I’m now slowly getting used to now having all the time. But a lot of the pain came from acceptance and love that I never truly felt within myself but that I had placed outside of my own control, which wasn’t as obvious when I had a spouse that loved me as much as I loved her. But now it’s quite obvious just how much internal work I have to do. This was the true reason why we had to break up, because I knew that I wasn’t truly at peace with myself, and that if that continued I would only poison my reality more and more.
My habits had also changed from being focused on centring myself and how I started my day, into an insanely work focused routine that made me feel like I did more work but in reality I only spread out the same amount of work on a larger time span. So this lifestyle has only had a negative impact on my inner peace and no positive impact on my work, in fact only negative since my inner peace and happiness has a huge impact on my work and my relationships. My sleeping habits have been skewed uncontrollably and I haven’t read a book in weeks. I had simply stopped doing things for my own well being and inner peace and prioritised other people and my work. So yesterday and this morning I have started moving back to a routine focused on my inner peace and happiness, and I will share more about this and of course my work throughout the week. Have a fantastic week guys and as always, keep up the hustle! 👊
When it comes to personal growth and creating the life you truly want, it all comes down to the pain you put yourself through. I’ve said it before but it’s so important to understand and embrace this, for god sake it’s in our own biology. The pain you go through is actually showing you what not to do, it’s trying to nudge you in the right direction. Before I was so focused on working hard and being productive and making as much as possible, producing as much work as possible. Well there is more to life and creating the life you want than hard work, because if it was just work that was required then the richest people in the world would be waiters, construction workers and teachers. They work much harder than their bosses and the owners of those organisations, but you already know that they aren’t the richest people in the world.
So hard work is part of what you need in order to create the life you want, or to use a popular term, to achieve success, but it’s not everything. You need structure and organisation in your life, even if that’s just a few minutes a day of writing down what you are going to get done. You need to show passion for what you do, become more of a perfectionist and spend time to make sure your work is as good as it could be, that is don’t just do it and settle for good enough. And of course you need to make the right decisions, which is the hardest part but it comes from experience, studying and reading books and of course learning from mentors.
But just like working out, you can’t grow if you don’t let in some pain in the process. It’s the pain that will tell you when you are doing the wrong things, when there is something to learn and when it’s time to change direction. It’s easy to excuse pain for something that was meant to happen or needed, but if you don’t listen to what the pain tells you, you won’t learn anything and you will most likely have to go through that pain again. Don’t run from the pain, don’t silence it by drinking or doing other stupid things. Embrace it, feel it, listen to it and learn from it. That’s how you grow and that’s how you can eventually build the life you truly want.