Front Page ITU Voices 6 Weeks to Clarity WEEK 1: Finding Connection to Your Inner Self Reply To: WEEK 1: Finding Connection to Your Inner Self

  • Raluca Caplescu

    October 12, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Hi, guys!

    I put all my answers from Day 1 here. I decided to do this not because it was hard to pick, but because after I made my choices I realized I left out all answers that made me feel even in the slightest uncomfortable. So, I’m challenging myself to share all the answers, for all the days, just as write them. I’ll keep replying to this post with the answers for next days so as not to spam the discussion with many messages 🙂


    • What activities give me energy? – sport, VR games, walking, sleeping, cold shower

    • What bores me? – repetitive things/doing the same thing over and over even after I became very good at doing it. The good part is that generally prompts me to find ways to automate the process

    • What don’t I want to do, no matter the payoff? – can’t think of anything I wouldn’t do for anything in the world in any circumstance

    • What is the thing I do where I lose a sense of time? – reading, data analysis, learning, practicing new skills I’m excited about

    • What have I been interested in since childhood? – programming

    • What is the first thing you think of when you read the word “interest”? – something that makes me excited

    • What am I willing to do for no money? – data analysis, the more complex, the better

    • What would I only do for a lot of money? – money doesn’t motivate me


    • What do I want to be remembered for? – helping people overcome their fears

    • What contributions can I make to society that I would be most proud of? – creating a space where youth and elderly exchange knowledge naturally (youth can learn from older peers as mentors while bring in a fresh take on things and loads of energy; elderly can share experience and know-how, while being able to adapt their knowledge by incorporating newer information and state of the art technology)

    • What do I want to make sure people never say about me? – you think about it too much

    • What are three words I want people to think of me? – bold, kind, sunshine

    Inspiring People

    • Who are the three successful people I admire? – my sisters, Lisa Bilyeu, Matthew Hussey

    • What are those people doing that I admire? – they go for what they want, and in doing so, they give back to the world more than they ask from it

    • What do those I admire have in common with one another? – are consistently working on their endeavors

    • What do I have in common with that list of people? – I don’t know… Genes with my sisters, gender with Lisa, as for Matthew…

    • Who is the most supportive person in my life? – my Mom was… she passed away 2 months ago… I don’t know right now


    • What makes me feel good? – food, short term, at least

    • What gives me energy? – how is this different from the first question?

    • What things do I do that I tend to regret later? – spending too much time planning and not actually doing the work

    • What do I need to do more of that would make me feel better about myself? – self-compassion, self-care, keep promises to myself