Who am I?
Hello, my name is Gabriel.
I am a writer (I wrote one short story book that you can find here). I’m a Digital Marketer, and I used to work for a rockstar Brazillian Fintech SaaS called Contabilizei.
I also feel very awkward talking about myself like that 😳.
I recently left Contabilizei and moved out of Brazil to work and live in Europe.
I am interested in:
- High Literature (especially Latin American)
- Entrepreneurism and Startups
- Technology in general
- Self-improvement in general
- Thinking and reasoning processes
My core values
After Reading Principles, I knew I had to write down my personal principles.
But I didn’t.
Why? The usual.
Many things to do, procrastination, little time dedicated to thinking.
Fortunately, I was going through my e-mail list and found an old subscription that I hadn’t been reading to in a long time.
It was Taylor Pearson’s. And it was great. In his website, he talks about core values and why you should make your list too (have a peek).
Mine is the following, right now:
Freedom: to live freely; to choose how I live and behave, or help others do likewise
Freedom is essential for me to live at my best.
I have thought deeply about freedom and what characterizes it, juggling between definitions (political, philosophical, etc.), but I never realized it was so deeply connected to who I am.
Self-development: to keep growing, advancing, or improving knowledge, skills, character, or life experience.
I had a very, very hard time choosing the first attribute on the list.
Between Freedom and Self-development, the fight is very tough.
I asked the question “would I give up on freedom if that meant I’d be a better person?” “Yes, I would!”, but then I thought: “but the main reason I want to be a better person is so I can achieve freedom”.
Is it, though? Isn’t the reason self-evident?
I want to be a better person because that’s my sole obligation on life, my own (and every other human being’s) reason to live; I do feel that growing and improving myself is inherent to my existence.
And I know I wouldn’t be happy to be free without being self-developing, and neither the other way around.
I don’t know which one matters the most, but they are my core values.
Independence: to be self-supportive, and choose my own way of doing things
This one is very simple: I like doing things in my own way, and I take responsibility for that.
Contribution: to contribute, help, assist, or make a positive difference to myself or others
There are few things that make me more genuinely happy than seeing my friends and the people I like to thrive.
One of them is to help them thrive.
I am so grateful for all these amazing people I had the luck to get to know along my life, and I want to help them be at their best and achieve their goals, and I’ll work for that happily.
Creativity: to be creative or innovative
I love constructing things.
I am happy when I’m building something new.
These are the values that I reason with deeply, but didn’t make into the Top 5 (they are not in order of importance):
These are my character, and there is no other way of doing differently:
- Curiosity: to be curious, open-minded, and interested; to explore and discover
- Authenticity: to be authentic, genuine, and real; to be true to myself
- Gratitude: to be grateful for and appreciative of the positive aspects of myself, others, and life
- Honesty: to be honest, truthful, and sincere with myself and others
- Assertivity: speak my mind
These are what make me thrilled:
- Courage: to be courageous or brave; to persist in the face of fear, threat, or difficulty
- Excitement: to seek, create, and engage in activities that are exciting, stimulating, or thrilling
- Adventure: to be adventurous; to actively seek, create, or explore novel or stimulating experiences
This one is my biggest flaw and needs to be looked at:
- Self-control: to act in accordance with my own ideals
These are the things that make me want to wake up every day:
- Industry: to be industrious, hard-working, and dedicated
- Beauty: to appreciate, create, nurture, or cultivate beauty in myself, others, the environment, etc.
These are how I want to be with other people:
- Forgiveness: to be forgiving toward myself or others
- Friendliness: to be friendly, companionable, or agreeable toward others
- Fun: to be fun-loving; to seek, create, and engage in fun-filled activities
- Generosity: to be generous, sharing, and giving, to myself or others
- Humor: to see and appreciate the humorous side of life
- Kindness: to be kind, compassionate, considerate, nurturing, or caring toward myself or others