Feel good

June 7, 2024

My logo is a smiley face because I try to stay optimistic, but honestly, that's not always my true personality. Day-to-day, I'm pretty emotional, and most of the time, I don't wake up feeling super happy or motivated.

That's why I'm an optimist out of necessity. Without it, my daily life would be very different. Being positive, even when you don't feel great, is tough. But managing your emotions helps not just you, but also the people around you.

I always try to keep a smile because, even if it's fake, that smile and positive attitude can help someone else who's having a rough time. And when my positivity helps someone else, it makes me feel really good.

A big part of my personality was shaped by feeling lonely during times when I was focused on my career. I thought about this after reading a tweet from Brian Chesky. He talked about how, even though he had co-founders when building Airbnb, he felt incredibly lonely as ceo.

I believe that your attitude shapes your environment. If you stay positive, you create a positive environment. This applies to life in general, but for a company, the founders, and especially the ceo, must have a positive attitude. A ceo must provide emotional security to the team, making sure everyone feels things are on the right track, even if the ceo himself feels alone.

Relating this to my own experience, loneliness has also been a key factor in shaping my personality. When I moved to the city, I focused too much on my studies and work, and it was a terrible experience. Loneliness isn't natural for humans, but if you look on the bright side, it's a good time to get to know yourself and figure out what you really want in life.

From loneliness, I learned many things that became points to connect in the future. One of them is the ability to be alone and still enjoy your journey without needing someone else around, which used to be really hard for me. That doesn't mean you should ignore your social circle, but when you have to be alone, you need to be able to handle it and not let it affect your work.

So, whether I'm alone or with others, I'll always stay optimistic about life. Optimism is a way of life that fights off bad days, so in the end, you feel good.