Gilbert Corrales
CEO @ — empowering brands with smart growth.

For the most part of our life we are either approaching, living through or just passing a crisis.

Embracing a crisis, how we react to them and learning how to push through and conquer then becomes key to us thriving in life — as well as to getting peace of mind.

Now, not all crises are created equal, but in equal manner, how we react to a crisis…

Twice a year our company comes together to do a company-wide Retrospective.

We use an anonymous sprintboard, every Retro is lead by a different team member, and on it we answer 3 simple questions:

  1. What went right?
  2. What went wrong?
  3. What can we do, to do better next time?

We started the company retros 2.5 years ago and it has now become…

with no thought of any reward.

Give with no thought of any reward.

Endorphins are released when we give.

Happiness is sustained longer when we give.

To give means we have something that is valuable to others.

Giving is free.

Giving builds karma.

Karma is good.

Giving is freedom.


Originally published at on January 5, 2021.

Doing the right thing is not always easy but the more you do it, the easier it becomes.

Doing what’s right vs what’s practical is always in tension, one requires a bit more thinking or can make you feel uncomfortable; but once done you realize it wasn’t as bad as you thought, not matter how hard it was, and paves the path for the next one up.


I do them in the office. At home. On the go.

I have probably a bit of OCD in me. I like certain things done in a very specific way. I like things clean and tidy. I like to feel like small things are been taking care so I can focus my mind on bigger ones.

One of the small things…

Or the month, week, or day.

When doesn’t matter.

What matters is that you learn to say No.

What matters is that you get comfortable saying No.

What matters is that when you say Yes, it’s only because you’ve said No enough times that you can now allow yourself the time for those things to which…

We think people around us expect from us as much as we do.

We have expectations of ourselves.

We think people around us expect from us as much as we do.

We think people look at us through the same lenses we look at ourselves and, just as we have full knowledge of our current situation, we project that same sense of mindfulness…

Gilbert Corrales

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