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moving on with work

It’s been a while since I blogged about work, so here it goes!

There’s something which I personally find very cool, exciting, challenging and hard about starting your own work from scratch! I’m currently thinking about lots of things at the same time on where to move next.

The website is being revamped. After lots of hours designing, changing, researching, I finally decided that I did not want to spend so much time taking care of websites, even my own! So I made an investment and signed up for a Squarespace account. It’s really great, although it still lacks a bit on more business oriented websites (or maybe its just my cheap plan which has fewer features). Anyway, I managed to do most of the new website in a couple of hours. Next task is to migrate all the blog posts from the current blog to the new one. I expect it to go live by the end of August. There are a few more news, but I’ll save it until then ;)

Apart from the website I want to design some business cards, and some kind of handouts to distribute with the GTD packages I’ll be doing. I need a lot of inspiration for this!!

On the personal-life category, tomorrow I’m going to Lisbon again to resume my quest to find a house! I have a feeling that when I leave on wednesday I will have a decision made :) Then, Covilhã to pack some more things, watch Deolinda in Fundão on the 19th, and then back to Porto.

See you around :)


Life is dynamic (part 2)

So, finally I made a decision on what to do after summer. Deciding if moving back to Lisbon would be a good choice was really tough. Some days my mind would pull me in one direction, and my heart in the other. Then after a few days they would switch places :p I tried to think of all arguments and opinions, made a list of pros and cons, but nothing was good enough to convince me of anything.

So, I decided to apply GTD to it. After a good weekly review I made a deep dive into my horizons of focus synchronizing my life with my mind and my heart at different levels. After I finished the map (mind-mapping is my favorite tool to do the horizons of focus), I took a look at the whole picture of my life and asked the question again, where should I go? The answer came it 2 seconds, and it was so crystal-clear that I could not believe it! Seriously, if you do GTD, don’t skip the Horizons of Focus, its the best tool every to make sure your life is completely aligned ;)

So the conclusion is, yes I’m going to move to Lisbon area, for 1-2 years and then return to Covilhã (all is subject to change in further horizons analysis ;p ). I’m now officially looking for a place to stay, I guess that’s how I will spend most of my time during August.

I expect to the best utilization possible of my time in Lisbon to develop GTD in Portugal and also to give a boost to our AMURT Portugal projects.

Expect further posts (and whines ;) ) regarding my move to Lisbon soon! See you all there :D