Julien BAYLE is a great friend of mine.
He’s a producer, digital artist and musician and he will be writing the preface of my next book ‘The musician samurai code‘.
We used to work together as public servants and we used to be dreaming about the fact that one day we could have a great life out of the matrix : ours.
I did so one year before him but right now, Julien definitely changed his 35 next years.
Of course it wasn’t that easy and it implied time, many doubts, a few financial issues and a lot of personal growth steps to undertake full responsability for his own life.
But he definitely made it as he consicously made the choice to be happy.
He changed his life and made his wishes come true. He found his freedom through a fulfilled musician’s life.
He diid all the job, but I’m very proud that he asked me to help him on his path through my experience and my coaching skills.
Now that hard part is over, he works on various projects as an digital artist, creating his own visual and musical material.
But he is also a certified trainer and an upcoming guru for the last release of musical software Ableton Live as he has been asked to write a dedicated book about this software’s last release. The book will be published and available in the year to come.
Three years after I left my public organiszation, and two years after he did, we regurlaly work together thinking about new stuff, new concepts, new ideas and new projects. You can find some great pictures about our working sessions on Flickr right here.
I made an interview of him a few months ago on this very same blog right here but I wasn’t thinking that he could become the great man he became that fast.
But he avtually did.
Here’s an filmed interview he made a few weeks ago where you will encounter simple and genuine success.
Enjoy as I did while watching this small and pleasant footage.
Find more about Julien on his website.
At work, the concept of emergency is used over and over again far more than it should be.
For example, some of your colleagues may ask you with an email to give them this or that information for within two days because it’s extremely urgent.
As a matter of fact, if it was really that urgent, the information wouldn’t have to be asked by email and the deadline would be two minutes.
Not two days.
Actually, there are only three cases that need to be labeled as urgent.
- Someone is suffering or is going to die
- One of the company’s main purpose can’t be fulfilled because of a system’s failure
- A legal or contract timeline is about to be reached and will put the company in a very dangerous position
In any other case, it’s not about emergency : it’s just about the anxiety that takes control of the individual’s mind who’s eagerly asking for something.
People want to get rid of the most items possible from their to-do list just to feel a little lighter.
As a consequence, they will use the emergency-magical excuse as a leverage to feel a little more offhand.
Emergency at work only exists in the mind of whom expresses it.