Caminante no hay camino, se hace camino al andar

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rat-race-wheelComing from “Proverbios y Cantares XXIX” from Antonio Machado ( was as true in 1900’s as it is today in the 2000’s. The meaning in English from Betty Jean Craige, University of Georgia ( is: “wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking.” Even to finish in a stronger way, this poem end up saying: Wanderer, there is no road– Only wakes upon the sea.
The question is if you are a Wanderer or not? The reality is you are a Wonderer if you like it or not, if you accept it or not, you are making the road, since there is no road and at the end of the day it is only wakes upon the sea. In 2004 people start talking about “like hacking” in 2008 people start talking about “life design’. I honestly do not know who came with the term, but the reality is life design is the precise definition of this 1900’s poem. The problem is that we get into the rat-race, and we are unable to see we are the rat, we can see our friends exploit, we can see out family in the race, but we are unable to see our long tail, we get so focus in our own race that we are unable to stop and see that we are not moving.
I have decided to step down from the wheel, no, I will not be able to get out of the wheel today, but I am writing the escape plan from the wheel, do you remember, have ever read: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption ( ) or watch the movie Shawshank Redemption ( took Andy Dufresne some preparation time, as well as find the right tools, like the Rita Hayworth Poster, but his goal was on, he prepare the escape, was not a one day activity, but the goal was set, and the hope of be free was enough.
How many times you are sitting in your cubicle or office thinking on what you should be doing, playing golf, having a wine business, or just reading. Work as I learned as a kid is dead, I am not dreaming in spend the rest of my life working in a desk, or at least not in this desk.
Again this is my declaration of Escape, I am declaring that I am stepping out of the wheel, I am simplifying my life, I am hanging the Rat costume.

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Augusto Pinaud

Augusto Pinaud es Coach de Tecnología de Productividad Bilingüe, Especialista en Nozbe Teams. Augusto trabaja con dueños y gerentes de pequeñas empresas, ejecutivos y profesionales en productividad, tecnología y mejora de procesos utilizando una variedad de tecnologías de productividad.

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