During work, we join meetings (even online) and do presentations to many people. You might know every single detail about your subject, but do you really know how to transfer them to the listeners? Are you master of managing your stress and anxiety? We know this is not easy but we can guarantee you, it’ll be easier after taking one of our courses.
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.
Each of us has our own boundaries and comfort zone. Most of the time it’s really hard to step out of your comfort zone. So, are you stuck in your comfort zone? We asked this question on our Facebook page, let’s have a look the result.
That means 62% think that they stuck in their comfort zone. Comfort zone is the most secure place for people because they are in control and that makes them feel safe. For instance, you know one way to go from work to your home and you always use that way to go because you know everything about that road and it is your secure place. Maybe there are other ways to go; shorter one or with a great view but you don’t know because you always prefer to go in the same way. So, a comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there. Ask a question to yourself, are you really happy or just comfortable?
Hey, it’s Ezgi. Today is time to be aware of negative thoughts which are affecting our life very badly.
Sometimes even if everything around us is normal but we don’t feel great or thankful because we are willing to see a negative part of life. Maybe we don’t know how to be happy, do we? Being happy is not about money, life quality or other tangible things it is all about how to find happiness inside you and around you. Ah, of course, crying in a Range Rover would be more fun. But we have to start to focus on ourselves.
Do you ever feel like a misfit? Everything inside you is dark and twisted. Whatever you are trying to do but you can’t go forward and so on. I have a solution to your problem then. Your CHAKRAS. Maybe you’ve never heard about this or you know just a little so be ready I am taking you to this magic world of Chakras.
The chakra system originated in India between 1500 and 500 BC in the oldest text called the Vedas. Knowledge of the chakra system was passed down through an oral tradition by the Indo-European people. The Chakra system was traditionally an Eastern philosophy until Western authors started resonating with the idea and wrote about the chakras, expanding upon the older texts and making the knowledge more accessible.
Everybody loves to dance, yet we feel that not everyone is good in performing. Our body automatically responses to rhythm as well to music. All our senses are being tuned in the minute we listen to music, we can feel the way emotions are being expressed. The way the tones are uplifting or down to earth. Bringing in the connection with our emotional body and memories. I know as a kid I was always being struck deep in my heart when the marching bands passed down our streets. At a concert by a band with only a rhythm section, the first song they played opened my heart so wide open, tears started to flow. …