Ok, so time for letting the world to know the name of our Mind Manager license winner. If you have trouble remembering – I admit I have, because I’ve made such a long pause from blogging – here are the details of the contest.
And the winner is: Simonne from AllTipsAndTricks. Congratulations, Simonne and please let me know what are your contacts (again) so I can put you in contact with the nice people from MindJet.
And now, time for the next contest, which is about love. Exactly, let’s use mind-maping in order to clarify your expectations, your availability, your dreams about your love life. Just start mind-maping with love in your heart and I’m sure you’ll come up with something amazing.
Here are the rules:
- you must submit a map related to your (real or desired) love-life
- you must submit real mind maps (can keep your copyirghts just state it somewhere)
- you must have a blog
- you must display a badge of 120×60 pixels in your blog, advertising your participation in this contest; and you’re free to make this badge as you see fit
The contest will be held from 15 July to 15 September. 2007, of course :-).
Good luck to everybody, and remember: even if don’t win a free license of MindManager (that’s 349 USD in value, by the way) you will still end up with a valuable experience: you’ll know how your love life must be.[tags]mind maping, love, contest[/tags]
Running For My Life - from zero to ultramarathoner
The spooky thing about depression is that it sneaks in. There aren’t really trumpets and loud voices announcing: “Hail, hail, this is depression entering the room, all rise!” Nope. It’s slow, silent, creepy. It doesn’t even look like depression. It starts with small isolation thoughts like: “Maybe I shouldn’t get out today, I just don’t feel like going out”. And then it does the same next day. And then the day after that and so on. And then it starts to whisper louder and louder in your ears: “Why would you go outside, you loser? Didn’t have enough yet? Want more people to make fun of how much of a big, fat loser you are?”
And then you start to breath in guilt and shame, instead of air. Every breathe you take is putting more dark thoughts into your body.
Until you get stuck. You can’t move anymore. At all.
If you want to know how I got out of this space, eventually, check out my latest book on Amazon and Kindle.