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“A plan is an ideal. A plan is not a blueprint.”

My #GranPa

A plan is an ideal to aim for. If I grow, if I acquire new information, I can change my plan.

There is no shame in that.

A STORY OF GRIT AND RESILIENCE.

Often at work, I will try to discuss systemic racism. Often I feel like I am ignored.

Sometimes people pay attention just to be able…


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“The meaning of life is to give life a meaning.”

Viktor E. Frankel

I have another favorite one: ”You know, when I was living in Dakar, Senegal, I never had to worry about weather. It rains only during the summer.

Yet, I left Senegal to come to France to pursue my engineering studies.

Yes, France has 4 seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter.

And it will rain randomly, all year long. …


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“Don’t demand that things happen as you wish, but wish that they happen as they do happen. And you will go on well.”

Epictetus

The first time I hurt her, my heart was broken. That scratch I left her with became a scar in her heart.

Then I did it again. Again, I did not learn my lesson. The second time, I was devastated. She will never be as perfect as others.

The third time was the last shot. And as I am…


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“The Only Constant in Life Is Change.”

- Heraclitus

If you haven’t watched Avengers: Endgame, you can skip this part.

At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos has snapped half of the beings in the universe.

Half of the Avengers vanished during that moment.

Captain Marvel wanted to restore order in the universe.

She assembled the remaining Avengers and shared with them her vision to restore order in the universe.

The newly assembled team will remove obstacles that Thanos throws in their way.

After winning small battles, they manage to defeat Thanos and his army.

Then…


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“Where there is light, there is darkness.”

#GranPa

As a 40 years old man, I try to run from my shadow also. But, this time, it is different.

We all have been there. We try to shed light only on parts of our public profile that will make us feel important or successful.

For most of my life, I have tried to be the perfect student in high school. I also tried to be the employee of the month.

I…


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“I am possible!”

“I am open-minded!”

“ I am improving!”

“I am capable!”

“I am all ears!”

“I am diverse!”

What are the 2 most powerful words in the English language?

I have always questioned positive affirmations. For me, it is like trying to find which is first: the egg or the hen?

You are so creative. How can you sustain it in the distance?

In this article, I will share the 6 steps I always follow to summon my creativity.

It involves positive affirmation.

But before, have you met FBR?

No, FBR is not FDR — Franklin D. Roosevelt went wrong!

FBR is the weapon…


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“What unites people? Armies? Gold? Flags? Stories. There’s nothing in the world more powerful than a good story. Nothing can stop it. No enemy can defeat it.”

Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones

It is Sunday morning. 11:30 am, somewhere in Toulouse, France.

I am in my pyjamas. I start brewing the coffee. Everything is almost set.

The jam is ready. I open the freezer to get some bread to toast.

No bread. It is Sunday. The “Boulangerie” will close at 12:00 pm.

It is already 11:45 am. …


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At work, I changed jobs and joined a new team. And each time, the story is the same.

“I thought you just graduated from school.”

“You look so young.”

Well, indeed, I have a Tardis and have just jumped between jobs since I was 25 years old.

Do you want to know my secret?

…and also the Tardis!

I am 40 years old. I have 2 kids of 2 years and 4 months as I am writing these lines.

My mind might try to dupe me into thinking that I am 25…


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If you are a content creator like me, you may have struggled to strike the right balance on your craft.

Indeed there are 3 forces involved. I call them the “Creator IKIGAI’’ diagram.

A. THE IKIGAI DIAGRAM: THE ROUTE TO OUR LIFE PURPOSE.

First, I am sure that you may have heard about looking for our true purpose in life.

No, this is not about the Golden circle or Simon Sinek and finding your purpose in life.

Most of us spend our life with the feeling that we are not on the right mission.

The Japanese have worked on that…


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A — A GPS STORY OF MY OWN.

We all have been there, especially men. We are driving, and we are lost.

We are listening to our best music, loudly.

And we don’t want to listen to our partner. We are lost, and we know it.

We just don’t want to admit it. And our ego doesn’t want to ask for help.

The first thing we do? Turn the music down to see more clearly.

Then we resolve to ask for directions.

This is a story of old thanks to our new driving assistant: our GPS — Global Positioning System.

Ahmadou Diallo ✪

📖 Griot 🧙🏿‍♂️Mentor 🦄 Intrapreneur 💪🏿 Entrepreneur

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