Tag: #Life

My life manifesto v3

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In 2011, I created my life manifesto: it was a way for me to synthesize my thinking about life, and give me some guidance on how to live a happy one. In the end, we only have a limited number of hours in our entire life, so we should make those worthwhile! Last year, I... Read more

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My blog posts frequency

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I’ve been blogging daily since a couple of months now, but eleven days ago, I stopped. It wasn’t intentional as I had no shortage of post ideas: I still have more than one hundred fifty drafts waiting for me. It was a time constraint: I didn’t prioritize blogging while I was at my team Paris... Read more

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Go out of your comfort zone, and fight your fears

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I’m like Batman! Unfortunately, it’s not because I’m a hero who saves lifes: it’s because I was afraid of bats. Two years ago, a bat, visibly sick, entered our apartment. It was the first time I was near one of those flying rats, and I learn something: bats were scaring the shit out of me.... Read more

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Life is too short – my silent retreat experience

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I’m always thinking, always: this brain of mine never turns off. I’m thinking about blog posts, new projects, work… I can shut it down only when I’m sleeping, when I’m drunk or when I watch a movie. Even in those cases, as soon as it’s done, I’m back at the thinking process. It’s exhausting, so... Read more

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Going out of his comfort zone doesn’t mean doing stuff you don’t like

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When I told my previous manager that I didn’t like my role because it changed too much, he told me that I should be happy, as I like to go out of my comfort zone. I had a very good relationship with him, and I know he was joking, but it made me realize that... Read more

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From shy introvert to colorful extrovert

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People are always telling me that I’m lucky to be an extravert, that it’s nice that speaking in front of people doesn’t scare me or that I have the power to do everything I want because of my personality. It’s true, but I worked to get that luck… Many years ago, I was one of... Read more

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It’s about how people perceive you

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As a teenager, I was working in a bowling. One evening, my boss looked at me, and asked me if everything was fine: she saw that I had red eyes. I knew what she had in mind: is Fred smoked weed before his shift? I didn’t know why my eyes were like this, but the... Read more

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No job is secure

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Yesterday, someone told me that I should start looking for a new job as Mozilla is working to diversify is source of revenue by showing ads on new tab tiles. His point? If Mozilla is looking for new revenue, it’s maybe because they are expecting something to go wrong with the biggest contributor to our... Read more

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Shit happens, so what?

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Saturday morning, I was waiting at the airport for my flight to San Francisco. As with many flights for the last week or so, it got delayed. I lost another three hours of my life at the airport, thanks to my computer, it wasn’t really lost. I also missed my connection flight as I finally took... Read more

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Trace a line between the web, and your private life

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People often tell me that I share a lot of things on the Web: it’s true. As weird as it seems to some people, I traced a line between my private life, and what I’m sharing online. It’s important in today’s world to trace a line between your personal life, and the web itself. With... Read more

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