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Expectations – Day 50/139

Yesterday, we met a number of interesting people on the Boot Camp Info Lunch.

Our team of 9 people has applied to the program with the sole purpose of launching our service during the spring. Our team has strong competence in the fields of software development, marketing and sales but less on finance for example.

We have high expectations from the Boot Camp.

The Aalto ES Boot Camp is the first of its kind in Finland. It will be an honor to participate and we’re sure to use the professional advice the best we can. We will surely get to present our idea and hopefully raise discussion and get people to challenge us.

We’re expecting to hear tomorrow if we’ve been accepted to the program.

Anticipations and destiny – Day 40/139

How do our anticipations of future events actually guide our actions in the present? A good example of this is the TV Series FlashForward that airs on ABC (Nelonen in Finland). The basic idea of the show is that people black out for 137 seconds and in that time they see a glimpse of their future about six months ahead of time.

What if one would somehow find out their future?

The characters in the series struggle with this issue. The future seems to be inevitable no matter how much they try to avoid it. People refuse to accept the future although it’s given to them on a silver platter.

I think the important question here is how would knowing your future guide your actions? If you had a vivid dream of a future that you’d find desirable, would you do everything in your power to make it happen? What about if you’d merely decide your future and start believing in it?

Our history dictates our future

People extrapolate their future based on their history. Very few people are willing to believe that their future would considerably diverge from the path they’ve already taken.

All you’ve done and experienced is an integral part of the future that you will be having. Our history is an important part of who we are but it doesn’t limit what we want to be.

Do you believe your destiny is a continuation of your past or something else?

That is a question each individual should ask themselves from time to time.

Mind you, I made a million in my sleep – Day 25/139

Have you ever woken up from your sleep with a great idea in your head?

I just did. It’s 4:30 am and suddenly it was clear to me. A small detail that has been bothering me about my business idea was solved.

This solution is the final link to turn my basically good idea to an idea of a lifetime. The solution has been standing in front of my eyes the whole time but I wasn’t able to formulate it to a thought.

The human mind is a super-powerful organ. It can process huge amounts of information even in your sleep. The mind prefers to process things you’ve just experienced or are going to experience in the near future. In your sleep you always see and experience a bit more than when you are awake. The subconscious mind has all the answers if you just remember to ask.

You can’t control your dreams

Well, you can’t but you can control the inputs. Yesterday, I had a powerful discussion about my project with an old friend. It was great to see how someone genuinely shared my enthusiasm to what we do. Dedicating yourself to something will make you dream about the same things.

This works also the opposite way. If you have negative thoughts or anticipations during the day, these will end up in your dreams. Dedicating yourself to something positive is guaranteed to make your sleep better and dream about the good things in life.

What was the idea you got?

I will tell you all about it later but I’m sure it will be implemented. Or better yet, I will show you why this was important.

I should start sleeping with my list of good ideas on my bedside table. You never know when another stroke of genius is going to strike.