Personal development is a lifelong process in one’s lifetime as it is an everyday struggle with ourselves that does not end when traditional education ends. This is actually the whole point of this process: the fulfilment of our personal potential, transforming day by day, to be a better version of ourselves.
Personal development cannot be easily defined as it involves a lot of things like self-awareness,self-esteem as well as a lot of soft skills like the ability to communicate your feelings and goals effectively. Those traits can have a very positive impact on both one’s personal and professional life and can enable one to build strong relationships.
There are, however, some simple steps in order to manage your personal growth.
Hola People is approaching its 5th year of age. Either if you have been following us since our early years, or you knew recently about this brand, you may be curious about how all this started.
We then must go back to the beginning of 2016, when Elena and Esteban Tejedor, two siblings from Madrid (Spain), headed to Liverpool to take part in a programme for entrepreneurs organised by the Liverpool & Sefton Chambers of Commerce.
After an application and an interview, they were successfully admitted along with several other young entrepreneurs.
Since 2009, Elena (the oldest of both) had already been managing —tirelessly and eventually successfully— her Spanish company called Aula inglés. Aula inglés helps Spanish speaking people to learn English (both in-person and online) and to travel and work abroad.
Esteban, in the meantime and during the previous years, had had a stimulant digital nomad life all around Southeast Asia, and had recently decided to take another step in his life by moving to the UK.
With the valuable support of this entrepreneurial programme in Liverpool, they decided to open a British branch of Aula inglés, doing —so to speak— the other way around, that is to help British and other English speaking people to learn Spanish and to find jobs in Spain.
As local people seemed not to understand what “aula inglés” (English classroom) meant, they had to look for a different name, more suitable for the UK branch. After an intense brainstorming session, Hola People was born.
Soon after, Elena went back to Madrid to keep focusing on her Spanish company, while Esteban remained in Liverpool, owning the British one. To work independently, yet collaboratively, was the best decision… if you have any brothers or sisters, you will know that it is not always easy to agree on things, not to mention managing a business together!
So, Esteban found himself on the mission to make brand-new Hola People grow. Since most British do not show great interest to learn Spanish (fairly speaking, due mainly to lack of necessity), Esteban had to re-adjust the business model. Here is when he started to organise a variety of events in Liverpool, from language exchanges to Salsa classes, Spanish parties, day trips and eventually, personal and professional development courses and workshops. For this last category of events, Esteban created a different brand, QLU Project (QLU stands for Quantum Life University).
By today, Hola People and QLU Project (both brands contained by Atlas & Cosmos Ltd., the official name of the company) have organised hundreds of events, first in Liverpool and currently online, due to the current exceptional circumstances.
Our vision for the future is to be an international reference in the Education sector, not only by teaching languages and personal and professional skills but also providing worldwide travel and work opportunities.
If you have liked the story of Hola People‘s origins, or if you want to know more, please leave us a comment below!
Also, you can listen to Esteban’s encouraging story in this podcast in which he has been recently featured and where he explains more in deep the special personal journey that led him to found Hola People: Digital Nomad to Successful Entrepreneur Abroad. Esteban explains how traveling benefits you, and the way all of us can make our dreams come true.
Acquiring knowledge is considered an art. Language learning by acquiring language skills is assuming more important in learning. Motivation is one of the most important factors in determining successful second-language acquisition so we’ve collected ideas that will help you on your journey to learn a language and find your motivation.
Liz studied up to the Ph.D. level in the UK, working across a range of scientific and social science disciplines. After completing her Ph.D., Liz lectured in higher education on a range of subject areas and undertook several roles in student support. Liz then moved into the commercial mining sector travelling extensively and participating in a range of forums for the UK government and in the private sector. In 2015 Liz founded Uni Direct which she has grown year on year through offering highly personalised and supportive services to help students at every stage of their university journey.
Uni Direct overview
Uni Direct works with students to help them identify and apply for English speaking degree courses around the world. We help students apply for foundation degrees through to Ph.D. and MBA programmes. In addition to our core university application support services, we also provide academic mentoring services to existing university students.
Approximately 375 million people have English as their first language, and today it is the third most spoken, native language.
Currently, it is probably the most important worldwide, both for natives and for those who speak it as a second language. This means that it is the main language spoken by many, and is considered an essential language for communication between cultures.
Why learn English? There are many various reasons.
Succulent Care has been a very popular occupation in recent years. First of all, growing succulents is quite easy and almost anyone can do it (especially after reading this). There are millions of species and colors of succulents hence they are also great options for home decorations. Succulents just need a small environment, so they can be placed in your living room, bedroom, kitchen, and office.
Growing plants also helps your mental stability. When you make a great effort to grow it and finally get the results, that feeling can’t be explained with words…
Let’s go on a journey into the world of tiny plants.
Did you know that the word e-learning was coined back in 1998?
A little earlier than that, in 1995, only approximately 4% of US corporations used online learning. In 2017, this had increased to 77%, and 98% planned to incorporate it in their program by 2020 (source: eLearning Industry, Small Business Trends)
Little they know that, when this year came, those intentions would turn into an actual necessity. Now, practically, or they are online, or they are out!
Moreover, the worldwide e-learning market is projected to be worth $325 Billion in 2025, says Forbes magazine.
I heard the emergency bells and came to help you! Yes, I’m talking about your chocolate craving. No matter how old you are, we all have the same desire. Especially for these moments, I have the easiest, super moist, and fluffy chocolate cupcake recipe.
Get ready to make your kitchen smell chocolate and find the inspiration for decorating your little masterpieces.
Yes yes, in the meantime you can invite your friends and make some tea or keep all of them for yourself. No worries, it is just between you and me…
Preheat your oven and let’s check the ingredients.
The point where the East meets the West, the richness of culture, history with a landscape that encompassing beaches and soaring mountains, Turkey has a role as a gateway between Europe and Asia for thousands of years.
Thanks to its great climate, Turkey has been a popular holiday destination during summer. Whether you are looking for a crowded holiday or a peaceful one; to decide where to go in Turkey will not be easy! (ps: I suppose, I don’t need to mention how you fill your tummy during your visit with delicious Turkish foods.)
Let’s have a look at treasures to help you to draw your vacation route.
Property Guides have recently conducted research around the increasing desire for Brits to buy property in sunny Spain.
The company surveyed 2,800 participants to find out why Spain is such a desirable destination and if the latest UK issues (such as Brexit and Covid-19) have affected their reasons for buying property abroad.
The survey revealed:
60% of participants want to buy a property in Spain by the end of next summer
When asked what represents their dream life in Spain, 73% of people said they want a healthier lifestyle, 64% want a happy retirement and 49% want a new adventure.
61% of participants said they desire a detached villa and would be willing to spend over £125,000.
While 61% of respondents claimed to know they can keep their EU rights to residence and healthcare if buying a property in Spain before the end of the Brexit transition period, 66% are not concerned about Brexit when considering buying a property in Spain.
More than 90% already have the savings or assets they need.