The Truth in you is Wisdom

Camino is the Spanish word for way. It is a pilgrimage based walk in Spain that many refer to simply as ‘the Camino’.  People do it and often receive life altering revelations, others just do it for the fun. For me, it was a bit of both. On returning home and sharing my ‘revelations / wisdoms’ I was surprised to see  how many people could relate to them in their own lives.

So here I will share a few and, who knows, maybe the hit an inner musical note with you.

The one word I would use is FOCUS.

Live life like a Camino

If I could live life like a camino, I would…

Have a long term end goal

The end goal in the Spanish Camino is ‘where (or when ) you choose to finish your walk. If you make a committed decision to do this it make the whole journey easier. The is the same for your life, a section of your life or even a project you have chosen to undertake.  This over arching goal is you ‘mountain peak’…you don’t need to know how you are going to get their on day one, but, by taking one step at a time you are getting nearer to it.

Have a day goal along the way (and in the right direction).

Don’t fret about your day goal or how, or if, you’ll make it. You make it you don’t…It will all work out somehow. The quality of your day is more important than the kilometer count.

The more crap we have the more complicated we make our life.

On the Camino most people carry their own backpack and stay in hostel accommodation. and others’ have other, totally fine ways. The important thing on the Camino to remember is that there is only one way that is your way…so be comfortable with it. when you carry all your belongings on your back you soon realize what is worth carrying and what is not, hopefully you will have thought of this before you pack. On returning to normal life many people get dismayed with all the ‘things’ we have in our life….the revelation is two fold:

  1. We don’t need many of the things and
  2. The less ‘things’ we have the easier it is to move forward, to make decisions and to be organized.


“There is only one way that is my way.”


Going the extra mile makes the treat all the better.

Extra effort, and getting things somewhat wrong, make up the more memorable moments.

Opportunities are ‘there’ its up to you to see them

Don’t get too fixated on short-term goals to appreciate the glory that is in front of you. Opportunities are ‘there’ it’s up to you to see and seize them. (Waterhole).

Appreciate Generosity! (offered or given)…Trust your instinct.

Decision Making

  • You need to make decisions, and not rethink them after they are done.
  • Change your state before a big decision (flight date).
  • Remember that you decide with the INFORMATION THAT YOU HAVE NOW therefore it is pointless going over it later.
  • Make a decision and do not look back.

A balanced day for you

Take a off day, or multi-days off.

Replace your single vision glasses and turn on for a single ACTIVITY focused vision. Make a day whole by relaxing, Focus on what is interesting/important to you and then do it.

  • Physical 🚶‍♂️
  • Mind (relaxing)
  • Cultural
  • Growth (learn something new)

My Revelations

  • The things you give out about are often present in your own personality and actions. It was very different leaving a house full of children. The transition from ‘always busy and noisy’ to solitude takes time.
  • I can’t stand the noise after the quietness of the last few days, and visa versa, when starting the Camino.
  • I love the freedom of going where I want … and the solitude of being alone.
  • I like to meet people for short periods.
  • Be patient and be prepared to take at least a week to adjust before taking anything strenuous or serious to learn to relax. In life, try to give yourself an idea of how long you are willing to stay doing something to give it a proper try. The more committed your are to your decisions the more likely you are to succeed.

Successful Great Thinkers

There are so many ‘great thinkers’ and recipes for success out there that it difficult to know what road to follow. I’m 100% not telling you what road to follow. What I’m sharing are a few teachers who, in my opinion, share a common way of thinking, and thus complement each other. The scrum values and the agile manifesto fit into their overarching message.

“Live you life a better way and do you business a better way, every day…good luck!”

Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich is a 1937 personal development and self-help book written by Napoleon Hill. It is based on Hill’s earlier work, The Law of Success, and outlines the steps needed to become successful.

The book proposes that success is achievable by using the power of one’s mind and the principles of creative visualization. It also covers topics such as the power of positive thinking, the power of the subconscious mind, and the importance of goal setting. Throughout the book, Hill emphasizes the importance of persistence and determination in achieving success. He also emphasizes the importance of personal responsibility, faith in yourself, and the power of positive thinking. He advises that taking action and not giving up are key to success.

His work directly influenced…

Earl Nightengale

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightengale is a motivational book that explores the power of positive thinking. The book teaches readers how to take control of their lives and achieve success. It emphasizes the importance of setting goals, developing strong beliefs, and being consistent in one’s actions. It encourages readers to be persistent, motivated, and patient in order to achieve their desired outcomes. The book also emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive attitude and having a clear understanding of one’s purpose in life. It encourages readers to take responsibility for their actions and outcomes, and to develop a strong self-discipline.

Bob Proctor

Bob Proctor, who recently passed away, was a world-renowned life coach and motivational speaker who taught people how to unlock their full potential and reach their goals.

His teachings focus on success, personal growth, and self-improvement. He encourages his students to think positively, tap into their inner strength, and take action towards their dreams. He also emphasizes the importance of creating a vision for the future and using affirmations to stay focused and motivated. He believes that anyone can achieve success if they believe in themselves and work hard.

He co-founded the Proctor Gallagher Institute.

Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins is a life coach and motivational speaker who has developed a philosophy that is based around the principles of personal achievement. He believes that people have the power to create their own destiny, and that they can do so by understanding their own unique power and potential.

Robbins encourages people to take responsibility for their own lives and to set and pursue their own goals. He believes that by developing a positive mindset, people can tap into their inner strength to create positive change in their lives. His philosophy also emphasizes the importance of hard work, goal setting, and commitment to achieving success in life.

Wayne Dyre

Wayne Dyre’s philosophy is centered around the idea of “living in the now” and embracing life with a positive attitude. He believes that we should focus on the present moment, rather than worrying about the past or the future. He encourages us to find joy in the simple things in life, such as spending time with friends and family, and being kind to ourselves and others. By living in the present, we can create a more fulfilling and meaningful life. He also emphasizes the importance of self-awareness, self-reflection, and self-improvement in order to achieve our goals.