Dreams are essential to a fulfilling life, however in order to survive any personal adventure or professional endeavour one has to hang on firmly to the reality without clinging to a personal comfort zone.
by TONY OLEJNICKI | Creator of the QLS Program
Contestants of the “The Biggest Loser” reality show lost tons of weight to regained it with the vengeance. It is a valuable life lesson for all of us struggling in personal and professional endeavors, and not only with the game of weight gain and loss.
Taking on a personal challenge to get out of comfort zone is an enriching and a necessary experience of a meaningful life for any office worker strapped motionlessly to the chair. Why is the Himalayan high altitude adventure a perfect life-saving solution?
by TONY OLEJNICKI
Why high altitude is actually great for your health? Good Question. What can be good about a harsh environment, where some people even experience AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)?
by TONY OLEJNICKI inspired by Dr David Richards ‘Being Alive’
There are 3 most important ingredients for quality lifestyle: food, exercise and the ability to overcome fear.
Lets start with food, essential for the health and the fuel for exercise however inappropriate quality and quantity poisons you insidiously and leads to poor exercise performance, low life energy and poor health.
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.
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.
By Tony Olejnicki
Thinking Himalayas? Think Tibet, it is so different and unusual but so difficult to explore in genuine way because Tibet is in such a peril due to decades-long struggle for independence.
I was in Tibet few years ago climbing Cho Oyu, close to the pass where previous year many Tibetan refugees were shot by Chinese soldiers while trying to escape to Nepal. It was really sad and poignant being there and speaking to these people still in horror of the event. When I asked the owner of local Tibetan restaurants, set-up in the tent in Chinese Basecamp, why she has a portrait of local Lama and not Dalai Lama, she showed me a gesture of slapping her face and pointing on Chinese soldiers. There were no words necessary.
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.
According to the latest Neurological science discovery we don’t have to lose ability to maintain brain plasticity with age. We gain experience and fill the brain with knowledge through fixed neural connections and get very comfortable with it. However if challenged physically and visually, and getting out of comfort zone, we can stimulate a restructure of neural connections and the brain plasticity.
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.”