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Rafal Majka wins stage 11 Tour de France 2016

King of the Mountains-Rafal Majka

By Tony Olejnicki

Rafal Majka 25 years old Polish rider is undoubtedly 2016 Tour’s King of the Mountains. The pro since 201, he is a very durable climber and stage racer with his favourite races Tour de France and  Vuelta a España

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The Biggest Winner – Escape to Reality

Contestants of “The Biggest Looser” reality show lost tons of weight to regained it with the vengance. It is a valuable life lesson for all of us struggling in personal and professional envevours, and not only with the game of weigth gain and loss. Extremism in any field is a self defiting and self distructing short term burst of misdirected emotional energy and a sign of unresolved personal struggle.

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What Being Professional and Creative Have in Common?

by TONY OLEJNICKI inspired by Austin Kleon ‘Steal Like an Artist’

The answer to this simple question is a complex one but extremely important for professional success.

Being professional means doing your job well with as few mistakes as possible. Being bounded by company procedures one doesn’t necessary have to be creative. In fact creativity may hinder your work efficiency. So on the surface it seems that professionalism and creativity don’t mix well.

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Annapurna Circuit Himalayan Bike Ride a taste of high altitude endurance

Full Annapurna Circuit mountain bike ride is a very physical level adventure, which will raise your metabolism to levels you can rarely experience, the best possible gift one can offer to their body and mind. It is an adventure for experienced and fit mountain bike rider, however there is a way of combing trekking on the way up and a tremendous 3000m downhill.

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12 Important Things in Personal Life

by TONY OLEJNICKI

In response to the Oracle of Delphi, declaring him the wisest man on earth, Socrates replied:

“I know one thing: that I know nothing.”

It has always puzzled me, what it actually means. It is a strange paradox to hear from wise, well-educated man such a self-deprecating statement. Socrates was too wise to engage in self-deprecation, he knew his value to society, his position and knowledge. What he meant was that the knowledge and wisdom are endless, so even the wisest man can and should learn from others. The open mind is the sign of a wise and experienced man, who learns from others mistakes in preference to learning from his own.

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Sherpa patients, heppiness, lessons to learn

Himalayan Climbing-A Sense of Transcendental Meditation

Be patient and open to the journey as well as the destination.

“We in the West tend to want quick fix and quick gain. But trekking in the Himalayas takes a different mindset, an almost transcendental state while hiking or climbing.”

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Loneliness is bad for you, reported by a study, but is it a reality?

The fact, that meaningful socializing with loved once and friends improve long-term health and may reduce risk of cognitive decline has been known for long time. On the other hand, loneliness is linked to high blood pressure, inflammation and a weakened immune system.
So, How Friends Make You Healthier? It is both chemical and psychological, after all human animal is very complex chemical system. Continue reading

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Are you over 35? You are Probably Aging your Body Unnecessarily

There are no shortcuts to success but one can be smart about it, and follow successful people, they made all the mistakes before. One just needs to copy behavioural principles of successful professional, and try to implement their approach to a personal situation and not just mimic them. No idea is original but rather is a combination or an improved version of an old idea. Continue reading

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What is climbing, confusion explained

There are many different activities described as climbing, hill walking and mountaineering. Many are outdoors activities whilst others take place on indoor climbing walls. Some activities are, usually, carried out with ropes to help manage the risks, whilst others, such as bouldering and hill walking, are invariably done without ropes. Continue reading