I decided to summarize the next five weeks to give a better analysis of the process.

Third and fourth weeks were TOO much difficult for me. I had never faced a situation like the one I’ll describe.

I was fortunate because I found a job quickly. I was buying cycling products in Decathlon Tempe, Sydney, and I decided to apply for a job right there. I asked for the manager, introduced myself and I expressed my interest in working for Decathlon in that Store. He called me back two or three days later to conduct an interview and I was hired.

That was good news for me. I didn’t have to worry much about job searching. And this part is the most stressful one. 

Nonetheless, my first week on the job was really hard. It’s still hard, but those days were quite complicated. I didn’t want to talk with anybody at the store, neither customers nor colleges because I felt I didn’t understand anything and the worst part, I could express almost anything. I think there were 3 or 4 days with that feeling. To delve deeper into the situation a bit more I tried to say something but the message didn’t arrive accurately to my interlocutors, many grammatical mistakes, and a weird pronunciation made my messages difficult to understand. Also, the world is moving so quickly and people definitely don’t have enough time to guess what I’m trying to say.

Furthermore, my performance in my English class continued to be quite bad. I know I was just starting but the feeling of being the worst guy of the class is not very pleasant. 

I have reflected on my past feelings and I can see things from a different perspective, “outside the box”. One valuable conclusion is that I have to be disciplined and continue hard work on my English learning process. There isn’t another solution. That’s why I’m trying to enjoy this experience even more than in the first few weeks. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed my first weeks indeed, but as I mentioned before I should have been more flexible with myself.

Sometimes in our businesses, teams, startups, entrepreneurial ventures, we work so quickly that we fail to realize that we are performing quite well or even that our performance is quite outstanding. That lack of conscience might be extremely harmful for our teams, partners, stakeholders and even our customers. 

We never have to prioritize business over people and health. Unfortunately, most companies don’t seem to mind this.

Personally, I don’t put much stock in what companies say on social networks, in the news, articles, or internal communications. Instead, I place my trust in how employees feel. In many cases, the reality is that companies want to PROJECT themselves as perfect, a «Great Place to Work.» While they may have some employees who genuinely believe in and adhere to this idea, approximately 90% of the workforce tends to express concerns about the working environment, compensation, unfulfilled promises, and, most commonly, issues related to having a difficult boss.


  1. A bit better because I realized my process is doing well and I’m improving quickly. I wanted to feel it and It happened. I’m not quite good when expressing ideas and I struggle when explaining some ideas in detail, but I’ve enhanced my skills indeed.
  2. I want to enjoy the experience even more than before.
  3. I’m starting to realize that people whom I thought were really talented at speaking, don’t necessarily do it. I just couldn’t fully understand them and analyze them before. 


  1. Don’t prioritize processes or objectives over the people or health.
  2. Don’t prioritize processes over the possibility to enjoy.
  3. Life is too short and the world is enormous, like wasting a day worried, upset or annoyed about minor stuff.

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