Zec Online Journal

2002. - 2015.



 According to Joe Serio, trainer, author, Russian Mafia expert, and author of Overcoming Fear: 50 Lessons on Being Bold and Living the Dream.

1. Begin by acknowledging your fear.

"Say to yourself, 'Yes, I am afraid,' Serio advises. "This helps to reduce feelings of perfectionism or curb your procrastination." You don't have to tell the world, he adds, but say it to someone you trust, a loved one or a friend. Or if you prefer, just say it to yourself.

2. Get specific about what you're afraid of.

Figure out precisely what's causing you to be afraid, he says. "Is it fear of making a mistake or is it really fear of your perception of the consequences of making a mistake?" It's important to make that distinction, he says. "It's difficult to solve a problem when you don't know what the real problem is."

3. Give your fear a number from 1 to 10.

Rank your fear and then compare your fear to something worse. "Years ago my fear of public speaking was 10-plus," Serio says. "But compared to getting eaten by wolves, my fear of public speaking changed to 2 or 3." That made it much more manageable to face that fear -- not to mention start a business based on public speaking, he says.

4. Imagine the worst-case scenario.

What's the worst that could happen? Put some thought into answering that question. "So often your perception is worse than reality," Serio notes. "As Mark Twain said, 'I've suffered a great many catastrophes in my life. Most of them never happened.'"

Determine what's at risk and whether your fear is justified, he says. With everyday decisions, he adds, it often isn't.

5. Do some research.

"A great way to reduce fear is to talk with experienced people," Serio says. "They will bring some perspective and proportion to your interpretation of the situation. Chances are high that they too were afraid when they started out."

Beyond that, he says, try reading books and magazine articles about whatever it is you're setting out to do, taking classes, or finding groups around that area of interest. Almost nothing is as scary as the unknown, so the more you know, the more confident you will be.

6. Review your past successes.

You've had countless successes in life, beginning with learning to speak and walk, Serio says. "Frequently, you forget that you're powerful," he says. "If you need a reminder, set up a praise file of letters, emails, or cards thanking you for doing a good job. When fear gets inside of you, open the file and remind yourself you can do it."

7. Celebrate your successes, even small ones.

"It doesn't have to be loud and obnoxious," Serio says. "You can simply give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done or share it with people who are closest to you. Often, we believe that our accomplishments have to be huge to be worthy of celebrating." Remembering to celebrate small successes will reward you for the effort you've put in. And it will make it easier to make that effort the next time.

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Eli & Fur - You're So High (Music Video)

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The Charm Of Fame

"The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death."


Sick world

At the moment, who you know (nepotism and cronyism) is vastly more important than what you know (merit).

How often do we hear the mantra, 'Networking is the fastest way up the ladder.

' Meritocracy will push this toxic ladder over.

From now on, demonstrable talent, not your social connections, will be the fastest way to make progress in life.

Society is organised around the systematic denial of equal opportunities to the vast majority of citizens.

They buy into the ludicrous myth that the only thing holding them back is themselves



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The Music Business

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side...."

- Hunter S. Thompson

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7 Core Beliefs

Of People Over Profit Companies

Belief 1
People Matter

How you make customers and employees feel about themselves, says a lot about your business. Learn the 3 key mindsets required to treat team members like people, not parts.

Belief 2
Truth Wins

Leaders must tell the truth completely, tell the truth quickly, and tell the truth clearly. Understand how the best companies have harnessed truth to drive sales, exposure, and loyalty.

Belief 3
Transparency Frees

Company vulnerability + management accessibility = transparency. Learn how the best leaders found profitability and performance in the absence of hiding, shielding, or manipulating information.

Belief 4
Authenticity Attracts

Fight the lie and resist the urge to become someone else. Become who you really are by discovering the 5 questions defining the world's most connected brands.

( credit to Dale Partridge )

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AT 40

After many years I listen to American Top 40.

Number 1. - Can't feel my face.

- synths

- AutoTune correction

- sleazy singing

- clapping

- dance

- Mjackson back vocals

- too much baby in the lyrics

- melody line bad

- nice groove

- mantra-like

Number 2. - Omi - Cheerleader

- nice intro

- summer hit

- pool and margaritas

- simple lines

- treble

- synth voice

Other numbers:

- drum machines

- synth voice

- summer

- clapping x x

- krispy voice

- a cappela - like

- video game music

- rapping

- space

- industrial

- mic whispering

- harem dance

- breakdance

- R & B

- got my body on your mind

- have some fun

- it's summer, let's do everything

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Composing Music

Writing a unique song through melodic, rhythmic and lyrical ingenuity.

Music is organized sound.

It is melody, harmony, rhythm, lyrics, and form.

The structure:

- intro - mirrors chord progression in 1st verse

- first verse

- muted chorus

- second verse

- bridge

- full chorus

- modified verse with backvocals

- regular verse

- full chorus 2 x

- outro

Formula would be:
A (verse modified as an intro, with no vocals)
A (verse)
B' (modified chorus - we use the apostrophe here to denote that this is a modified version of the principle chorus)
A (verse)
B (full chorus - note that we have the full, regular chorus here, so no modifier)
A' (modified verse - now with a slightly altered melody and backing vocals)
A (verse - back to our primary verse)
B (chorus)
B (chorus)
B' (chorus modified as an outro)

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“You have to get rewarded in the soul and the wallet.”

- Jack Welch



The Low Profile

peace of mind

sense of accomplishment


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Albert knows

“I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious.”

– Albert Einstein

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Just get out there and do it ( play )

Johnny Ramone: (to Paul Simonon): “What do you do? Are you in a band?”

“Well, we just rehearse. We call ourselves the Clash but we're not good enough.”

Johnny Ramone: “Wait till you see us—we stink, we're lousy, we can't play. Just get out there and do it."

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Sprint Interval Training ( SIT )

Short but hard training for good fitness. Maximum result with minimum effort.

No need to go to the gym or get bored by long training. The same result can be achieved in 7-minutes time.

 It's short and according to US study ( title of the study: „High-Intensity Circuit Training Using Body Weight: Maximum Results With Minimal Investment“ ) very efficient fitness program.

You only need one chair and wall. You can do it in your panties or pijamas.

 It takes only 7 minutes of your time and 12 tasks ( 25 seconds for each task ) and with 10 seconds pauses between each task.

 The US study has concluded that too much training is not heathy for most people.

Let's go. ( or watch VIDEO )

1. Jumping jacks Total body
2. Wall sit Lower body
3. Push-up Upper body
4. Abdominal crunch Core
5. Step-up onto chair Total body
6. Squat Lower body
7. Triceps dip on chair Upper body
8. Plank Core
9. High knees/running in place Total body
10. Lunge Lower body
11. Push-up and rotation Upper body
12. Side plank Core

The conclusion:

HICT seems to be an efficient means of exercise to help decrease body fat, improve insulin sensitivity, and improve V˙O2max and muscular fitness. As the hectic pace of today’s corporate world continues to infringe on the amount of time individuals have for exercise, these types of programs can offer a good option to help busy individuals improve their health and recover from stress via exercise.

The practicality and accessibility of HICT using body weight as resistance makes this exercise program a viable option for the masses. Individuals who previously believed that they did not have the time for exercise can now trade total exercise time for total exercise effort and get similar or better health and fitness benefits.

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Paperless Office Transition

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Three hobbies

Magic rule 

Find three hobbies you love: one to make you money, one to keep you in shape, and one to be creative.

I’m not sure who said this quote, but it really resonated with me.

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Sharp Lens Consultancy

This is me. I'm selling my advice and insights to those who need to know about major internet / web / mobile trends and actions.

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Writing mission

Mission: clear blog structure

From now on, I'll try to write articles according to some pre-programmed structure. it does make sense to me.

  1. BriefNews
  2. InformativeArticle
  3. Illustration ( picture, audio, video, infographics )
  4. ReportageFromTheField
  5. EditorsMemo
  7. Interview
  9. Analysis
  10. Critical examination
  11. Curiosities & entertainment

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What's in it...

Two important questions:

What's in it for Them ?

What's in it for Me ?


The Best Airlines 2015.



Women Go Crazy For iPhone 6S Rose Gold Edition

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Tattoo ideas


Great infographic layout


Distributing News

Sorry publishers, the revolution will not be read about inside of your walls

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BRIO believes that long-form narrative journalism can engage and inform an audience in a way that commentary, listicles, and microblogging cannot. We use compelling characters and human drama to create engaging explorations of issues of social importance.

Every BRIO story brings some new fact, insight, or perspective to the table. We believe in stories that surprise people, whether through the power of their narratives of their insights.

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Weird books

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Swiss Love



Intimacy between two strangers can be accelerated

Sustained, escalating, reciprocal, personal self-disclosure. Staring into each other’s eyes for four minutes

Set I

1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

2. Would you like to be famous? In what way?

3. Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why?

4. What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?

5. When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?

6. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want?

7. Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die?

8. Name three things you and your partner appear to have in common.

9. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

10. If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?

11. Take four minutes and tell your partner your life story in as much detail as possible.

12. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?

Set II

13. If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know?

14. Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?

15. What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?

16. What do you value most in a friendship?

17. What is your most treasured memory?

18. What is your most terrible memory?

19. If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living? Why?

20. What does friendship mean to you?

21. What roles do love and affection play in your life?

22. Alternate sharing something you consider a positive characteristic of your partner. Share a total of five items.

23. How close and warm is your family? Do you feel your childhood was happier than most other people’s?

24. How do you feel about your relationship with your mother?


25. Make three true “we” statements each. For instance, “We are both in this room feeling ... “

26. Complete this sentence: “I wish I had someone with whom I could share ... “

27. If you were going to become a close friend with your partner, please share what would be important for him or her to know.

28. Tell your partner what you like about them; be very honest this time, saying things that you might not say to someone you’ve just met.

29. Share with your partner an embarrassing moment in your life.

30. When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself?

31. Tell your partner something that you like about them already.

32. What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?

33. If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? Why haven’t you told them yet?

34. Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why?

35. Of all the people in your family, whose death would you find most disturbing? Why?

36. Share a personal problem and ask your partner’s advice on how he or she might handle it. Also, ask your partner to reflect back to you how you seem to be feeling about the problem you have chosen.

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These days I...

...read Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
...have fun with M. from Dirje
...listening german podcasts ( ZDF, Tagesschau )
...contemplate about human resources
...reading book by Andrew Keen
...writing ideas down in my Moleskin notebook
...save internet links in Delicious
...Tweet further
...meet my familiy over dinner
...doing public procurement of small values
...got new pay
...work for less money
...saved some money

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Trojan Aus Athen

Banken zittern

Schade auf mein Deutsch :)

Griechenland wahlt heute den neuen Parlament.

Der Spitzenkandidat ist ein Linkspartei vorsitzende Alexis Tzipras.

Die ganze Europa, nicht nur die Deutschen, warten um zu sehen wie dieser Junge regieren wird.

Mir selbst, dieser Man scheint wie damals serbische oppositions Fuhrer Zoran Djindjic.

Grosse Hoffnungen haben den Griechen von diesem Mann, aba es wird sehr schwer Ihm zu realisiren alles was er verschprochen hatte, meiner Meinung nach.

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Noodle crazy

One leads to another.
Noodles lead to noodle boxes. A lot of packing ideas.
Macaroni, noodles and pasta on-the-go.

Noodle Box craft.

Packaging Corp.


The course about good writing

Take the course ''Writing with flair '' on udemy.com which is instructed by an experienced editor and writer Shani Raja.

The course is currently deeply discounted and it will cost you only $ 10. The normal price of the course is around $ 270.

The instruction is given through short videos. There's a place for discussion with other students in forum-like environment.

Seems to me, it's great source for learning distinctive and stylish writing.

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BMW i8

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Dear Blogger

I'm here. Still alive if you ask. How about you ?

Down or up ? Do they care for you or they have abandoned you ?
Hope you're well. 

Yours truly, since 2002.

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