Lately I’m trying to really understand the word manifest.

I understand that is all about showing to yourself and to the whole universe what you want, who you are and what you believe in.

However, I’m not sure yet how to manifest the real me, my real needs and my true beliefs.

I think it’s so easy to fall into this miss-concept of manifesting your fears of what you don’t want to happen in your life.

Thus, before manifesting one should pay attention to what they really want in life and who they truly are.

Have a nice day beloved ones



Traffic jam on my way to work

Today I drove 50 km, not being able to go faster than 70 km/hrs … Often we had to stop and wait …. but then I noticed that:

It’s a beautiful morning!!!

So my question is: what would you chose to look at, if you where stuck in a traffic jam like this?

Have a nice day


Persistence again …. or motivation

Yesterday I was so eager to defend persistence over motivation, and it’s really true.

For example, here I am siting on my couch thinking: should I go to the gym or just stay and watch series?

I’m so lazy right now that I’ve thought thousands reasons why I should stay at ho me and what I should say to my gym body …

But…… it’s time to persist !

Motivation vs. Persistence


Lately I doubt motivation

How long does motivation last and how helpful is it when you want to achieve something?

I remember myself not being motivated and keep on working towards my goal. The easiest example, I can think of, is finalising my thesis. I was not motivated when I finished my thesis, damn no I wasn’t. But I was persistent. No matter how low my motivation was, I was too stuppborn to give up. Persevering with your goals, work every singly day, 10 hours, 12 hours, doing something that makes you angry and tired and annoyed, is what brings results. Not giving up brings results, not giving up makes your happy at the end of the day. This feeling of having accomplished your goal.

This is always the case, find out your purpose, set your goals and persevere. Learn every day, work every day, get tired every day thinking only this: there is nothing more fullfilling than reaching your goal. Complition of something that used to be just an idea and how you made it happen, you made it work, you just made it. It doesnt have to be your thesis, there is no limit to what people decide that it’s important or worth their time and energy.

So yes lately i doubt motivation

I rather be persistent

Setting clear goals for yourself is crucial!

Do “toxic people” exist?

I believe there are no “toxic people”. People can be unpleasant, evil, malicious, nasty or mean. Really a lot of words to be used apart from the word “toxic”, in that respect.

My objection is based on the actual meaning of the word “toxic”. Whether something is toxic or not, depends on the dose. Paracelsus, the father of toxicology, said it long ago.

If people are toxic, then you simply reduce the dose to its bare minimum. At so low doses, there is really no need to bother describing those people.

If people are malicious, then it is really not your problem. You cannot change them and maybe it’s better for you to protect yourself from those people.

Our intellect allows to critically reflect on people’s behaviors and traits. We may simply consider leaving the word “toxic” as a descriptive to a substance rather than a person.

People are complex creatures that deserve an effort to be first understood and then evaluated. If we try, we will see clearly through them. And who knows, we may find magic souls and beautiful hearts.


The universe does not make conspiracies

Freddie Mercury said it all: “I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now!”. I do not find a reason to wait for the “universe” to send me what I wish for. I will work my way there, and yes I will be thrilled to see the “positive energy from the universe” on my side, but let us be honest:

The universe only reflects the outcome of our own actions. So work your way to accomplishing your goals, whatever your goals are.  No one will be more willing to make your dreams become true than yourself.

In any case, an honest effort, in achieving our goals,  deserves the attention from the “universe” and the support from our people.



An Alternative Cover Letter

I wonder if I get invited for an interview after this cover letter I sent:

Dear Sir or Madam,

Having seen the advertisement for the position of ### at @@@ I am writing to you in order to highlight my motivation and relevant experience with respect to this position.

In the spirit of honesty, I will start with downsides, rather than my upsides which are rather outstanding. It might occur that non-academic world hesitates to hire Drs, however, I am convinced that my skills and qualifications are vital for private market. My personal goal, after my graduation, is to make a significant contribution to the world of regulatory affairs and registration of chemicals/products. I love learning, but I like application even more, therefore, I believe I am the right match for this position at @@@, a leading industry in paints and not only.

Admittedly, my research has been industry oriented as I have been working with @@@@, however, always maintaining academic standards. My final thesis was evaluated as sufficient which sounded almost worrying. But wait a second, I managed to produce a sufficient amount of work, which proves my skills to resolve complex issues, by myself and on time.

Apart from demonstrating my analytical skills by developing a decision analytic framework I also demonstrated my communication skills by establishing mutual agreements between economists, toxicologists and statisticians in order to finalize my interdisciplinary project.

During this project, I lived in many countries in Europe and I worked in three different work environments (academia, industry, research centers), indicating my strong international and multicultural orientation. The results of my thesis have made a contribution to the process of getting chemicals registered under regulatory constraints.

More important than my skills is the sense of responsibility which drives me in life. I am a good listener but with my own views still there. I speak my opinion with robust argumentation as I did during my negotiations to turn my research into a more ‘toxicological’ direction. Using strong arguments, providing a feasible plan for the recommended change, coupled with a smile most of the times lead you to the desired result.

Having highlighted my downsides and most importantly my upsides, I wish we will have the chance to further talk about a feasible plan that will allow me to make a contribution to @@@ as a ###. I would like to thank you for accepting my application. I wish you luck with the recruiting process and I am looking forward to meeting you.


Sincerely yours,

M. De Leone