Follow-up: Jim BAGNOLA on „How to become a Professional Human Being”, Hotel Novotel, 2011.05.27

On the 27th of May, 2011, Jim BAGNOLA held a workshop on „How to become a Professional Human Being”, at Hotel Novotel, Bucharest.

My notes and photos at the event below.

Photos (see in full-screen):

Jim on women: you want to take care about everything, but you;

Adults are just children with better excuses;

Argument: if Romanian are (some of) the best gymnasts in the world, isn’t it strange that so few people do sports?

In the (near) future, people will start telecommuting;

Romanians have a tendency to tell everyone else about a problem, if they have a problem, except for that person itself;

Most people in the world are dehydrated;

Book title (not necessarily to read the book): „Your Body’s Many Cries for Water: You Are Not Sick, You Are Thirsty!, Don’t Treat Thirst with Medications!, a Preventive and Self-Education Manual for” – Fereydoon BATMANGHELIDJ;

This is the only body you have; you have to take care of it;

You don’t sleep for your body, but for your brain;

Normally, we don’t have the time to think about what we think about;

Main problems for health:

  • Malnutrition;
  • Dehydration;
  • Stress;

In life: 75% of our health is given by our lifestyle choices, while 25% by our (good) genes;

The more you know about a topic, the more you know you don’t know about that topic;


  • Perfect is unreal;
  • Imperfect is real;

What is the most important 1/10th of a second? This moment;

A rather inadequate question: „How many times to I have to tell you this?”;

Funny – „Give him a smile. Not that kind of a smile”;

Very good addressing of objectives;

„Parents are not always right, but they should always be treated right”;

Question to ask to a person doing an unpleasant behavior:
„When you did that, what was your intention?” „…” „That didn’t work; would you like to know what would work if you intend to …”;

When you give feed-back, it should be a balanced feed-back:

  • Improve side;
  • Appreciate side;

When you give feed-back to a child, give both kind of feed-back;

What do you do with a child who wants to the one thing he/she’s not supposed to do?

Option for use, instead of „but”: „otherwise”;

Whatever you put your attention on, it grows;

Parents have to get used to their children testing the rules;

A says something to B;
When this happens, B should repeat the thing to A, to make sure B understood correctly;

Men are not as good as women at communicating;

Once you get paid, you turn professional; you’re a professional at something if you get money for doing that job;

People tend to do the same things over and over again;

When you read / write / go and get a shortcut you are exposed to other people’s thoughts; you learn from them; thus, education is a very good thing;

You are creating heaven or hell around you;

Personal note: Jim can move me, touch me;

Solutions of a priest in South America:

  • Meditation;
  • Yoga;
  • Group therapy;
  • Love;
  • Boys & girls being boys / girls scouts;

Jim’s role, as self-defined: „I’m just here to remind you to do it”;

Addressing to the audience: „The world needs more of you”.

Bottom line: Well, as told above, Jim still moves me, after all those years I’ve seen him in conferences.

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