Dear FutureMe

6 years ago I received a letter. It was from an association which organizes job fairs in the Czech Republic. I opened it and realized it was my handwriting. A letter I wrote to myself exactly one year earlier as part of an excercise for fresh university graduates looking for jobs. I completely forgot about that. And here I was reading through my own goals, dreams and expectations. It was an incredibly powerful moment.

Then I learnt about FutureMe – a website which delivers a letter to yourself via e-mail whenever you want.

A lot has been written and said about the COVID-19 pandemic. The world will never be the same, our lives will probably change. But even with things we cannot influence we can choose our attitude.

These days my mind revolves around gratefulness. Things that are gone, that I took for granted and I wish I had them now. Things that I still have and I am grateful for this wake-up call to see them. I want to remember these thoughts. Will I still feel grateful 6 months from now? 1 year? 5 years? Let’s see…

What would you write to your future self?

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Leading with lollipops

How many of you are completely comfortable with calling yourselves a leader?

Drew Dudley asks this question to begin one of my most favorite TED talks. If you have 6 minutes just go watch it now.

If you feel like reading – let me highlight some of his thoughts to you. Yep, it’s pretty much a transcript of his TED talk and I can’t emphasize enough how much this resonates with me and how it profoundly changed the way I interact with people around me. Continue reading “Leading with lollipops”

Jsem polomáma, zatím…

(This blog post is available in Czech language only. For a shorter version in English, click here.)


jmenuji se Iva a jsem autorkou blogu, který mapuje můj životní boj s mým “zahořklým já” (BitterMe) a hledání cesty k mému “lepšímu já” (BetterMe). Vycházím z principů učení všímavosti (mindfulness), koučovacích technik, pozitivní psychologie, TED talků, podcastů a hlavně vlastních pozorování – jak mi vědomá změna přístupu pomohla vyrovnat se s obtížnými životními situacemi.

Tenhle článek píšu česky, protože je zároveň poděkováním úžasnému personálu brněnské porodnice Obilní trh, kde jsem přivedla na svět naše první dítě – syna Patrika ♥ Continue reading “Jsem polomáma, zatím…”