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What inspired you lately?
Inspiration comes out of traveling. Here's some I can share.
I know, I know, it's been a while!
I've had the best (bad) excuse ever to be a little less rigorous with my writing routine though: I am traveling around Asia, and that keeps me busy with a lot of new things.
Learning how to bound properly to say hi, figuring out the public transportation system, visiting temples and exceptional cultural sites, looking at elegant people as they walk down the street in their traditional kimono, tasting a lot of new dishes… and admiring the beautiful Sakura flowers everywhere because, well, the right season for that is just now.
Oh. And I forgot some of the best things. Walking around video game shops packed with consoles from the 90’s, and having coffee next to a guy dressed in such a beautiful kimono it felt like meeting a Jedi.
In Vietnam? Totally different style. Still a lot of food to try out, a lot of people to meet, and even new business models to consider.
Look at this!
The eggman: carrying eggs on bumpy roads in a simple metal cage. I'm guessing he charges you an extra dollar if the eggs arrive already scrambled, but I must admit my vietnamese wasn't good enough to ask…
As far as the rest is concerned, well, I do 't have the words so here's the best I can think of.
That's a lot!
When you are not busy trying to cross the road without getting yourself killed by a hord of hurried Vespas, that is. 👇
The ambiant agitation is crazy. The noise is constant and things feel like being in an anthill that never, ever, stops.
But you know what?
This is inspiring. This is f****** inspiring.
This is exactly how I felt when I first stepped foot in Hong Kong ten years ago. This is what the Asian vibe feels like. And I can't wait to get to Ha Long and Thailand in the coming days.
Which gets me to two questions for you my friend: what inspired you recently, and what did you do to get some sparkling in your life?
By the way. I wrote a book.
Speaking of inspiration: I wrote a book, and this is my coming out.
Not recently. The first draft was published in 2017 on Amazon.
Not about my recent traveling. The topic is leadership development.
Do 't look for it yet, my name was never on it because, well, call it my own imposter syndrome. But a couple of people (readers!) recently made me realise that now was the time to dare so here I come.
I'll tell you more in the next email, though. The final preps are on the way and I wouldn't want to spoil the fun!
Until next time!