Ehsan Ghanbari

Business, Travel, Books

Result oriented and process oriented goals

As a tech guy, my mindset is like binary numbers in some cases! When it comes to goals and plans, I’m the toughest one about myself among the people I know! For example, when I set the goal of reading a book for a month, I was marking it as failing if I didn't finish it completely! After considering some successful people’s methods, I changed my method a little bit as I’m not a computer machine, I’m a human being! I mean, I can be disappointed when I mark a task as fail despite that I’ve done 90% percent of that and approximately achieved my goal.


I was wrong for a while about this strictness as it was making me upset when I didn’t achieve my goals completely. Remember that it’s not all about the goal itself. We should enjoy the process as it’s the process of achieving a goal that makes us a better version! Rather than that, every big goal should be split into several tiny ones in order to become easy to achieve and manage. I personally make myself motivated by achieving small goals. It could be finishing a small part of a big software system development, finishing a chapter of a book, or bigger goals. 


Some big goals may take several years to achieve. You have to keep up going and never give up. Split big goals into little ones, enjoy the process, learn as much as you can, and celebrate every little victory!

French Quick Start 1



  •  Have a good trip!
  • Where do you come from?/where are you from?
  • what do you want to do (formal)?
  • do you speak English? (formal)
  • it is very nice!
  •  See you tomorrow!
  • Good day!
  • Happy birthday!
  • Welcome!
  • Congratulations!
  • Have a good holiday!
  • Have fun!
  • How old are you? I'm 30
  •  What’s your name?
  •  I’m going to vomit! 
  • I don’t feel very well
  • I don’t speak (much) French
  •  I didn’t understand anything/I haven’t understood anything
  • It’s nothing/don’t mention it 
  • How’s it going?
  • How do you spell that?
  • How do you say __ in French?
  • What does this mean?
  • At what time do the shops open?
  • What time is it please?
  • Would you please write it down here?
  • Could you please speak slowly!?
  • Speak in French, I Understand!
  • Sorry, I know a little French
  • Would you please help me?
  • Excuse me!
  • I'm good!
  • How do you do!
  • My name is…
  • What's your name?
  • It was great seeing you!
  • Thank you!
  • Good Night!
  • Good Afternoon!
  • Good Morning!
  • How are you?
  • Hello


  • Bon voyage!
  • D'où venez-vous? / D'où venez-vous?
  • que voulez-vous faire (formel)?
  • parlez vous anglais? (formel)
  • c'est vraiment bien!
  • Rendez-vous demain!
  • Bonne journée!
  • Joyeux anniversaire!
  • Bienvenue!
  • Toutes nos félicitations!
  • Passe de bonnes vacances!
  • S'amuser!
  • Quel âge avez-vous? j'ai 30 ans
  • Quel est votre nom?
  • Je vais vomir!
  • Je ne me sens pas très bien
  • Je ne parle pas (beaucoup) français
  • Je n'ai rien compris / je n'ai rien compris
  • Ce n'est rien / ne le mentionne pas
  • Comment ça va?
  • Comment épelez-vous cela?
  • Comment dit-on en français?
  • Qu'est-ce que ça veut dire?
  • À quelle heure les magasins ouvrent-ils?
  • Quelle heure est-il s'il vous plaît?
  • Pourriez-vous l'écrire ici?
  • Pourriez-vous s'il vous plaît parler lentement!?
  • Parle en français, je comprends!
  • Désolé, je connais un peu le français
  • Pourriez vous m'aider s'il vous plait?
  • Pardon!
  • Je vais bien!
  • Comment allez-vous!
  • Je m'appelle…
  • Quel est ton nom?
  • C'était super de te voir!
  • Je vous remercie!
  • Bonne nuit!
  • Bonne après-midi!
  • Bonjour!
  • Comment ça va?
  • Salut



At the Airport

  •  What time is check out?
  • Would you please take me to this address?
  • Where is the bus station?
  • Where is the subway?
  • Where is the taxi station?
  • Where can I change my money?
  • It's for my personal use!
  • Here is my passport.
  • I am here for sightseeing only!
  • Where is my baggage!?
  • Quelle heure est-il?
  • Voulez-vous bien m'emmener à cette adresse?
  • Où est l'arrêt de bus?
  • Où est le métro?
  • Où est la station de taxi?
  • Où puis-je changer mon argent?
  • C'est pour mon usage personnel!
  • Voici mon passeport.
  • Je suis ici uniquement pour faire du tourisme!
  • Où sont mes bagages!?



In the Hotel

  •  I want a room with one/two beds.
  • Do you have an empty room?
  • Where is the…?
  • Do you have an extra blanket?
  • The room is warm.
  • The water is cold.
  • My room is cold.
  • I will be right back in a few hours.
  • Could you please have my hotel key/card for me?
  • Where is it?
  • When is breakfast?
  • How much are the costs?
  • A room with one bed.
  • I want a room for two-person, please.
  • The number 192.
  • I have a reservation at this hotel.
  • Je veux une chambre avec un / deux lits.
  • Avez-vous une pièce vide?
  • Où est le…?
  • Avez-vous une couverture supplémentaire?
  • La pièce est chaleureuse.
  • L'eau est froide.
  • Ma chambre est froide.
  • Je serai de retour dans quelques heures.
  • Pourriez-vous avoir ma clé / carte d'hôtel pour moi?
  • Où est-ce?
  • Quand est le petit déjeuner?
  • Quels sont les coûts?
  • Une chambre avec un lit.
  • Je veux une chambre pour deux personnes, s'il vous plaît.
  • Le nombre 192.
  • J'ai une réservation dans cet hôtel.



In Taxi

  • How much does it cost?
  • How much does it cost to take us over there?
  • What are the sightseeings of this city?
  • At 8 o'clock.
  • I want a taxi for tomorrow, is it possible for you?
  • Do we want to go to this address?
  •  Combien ça coûte?
  • Combien cela nous coûte-t-il de nous emmener là-bas?
  • Quels sont les sites touristiques de cette ville?
  • À 8 heures.
  • Je veux un taxi pour demain, est-ce possible pour vous?
  • Voulons-nous aller à cette adresse?


In the Street

  •  Where is the closest metro station
  • Where is the … street?
  • Where is the nearest restaurant?
  • I'm lost!
  • Excuse me, would you please help me with this address?
  • Où se trouve la station de métro la plus proche
  • Où est la rue?
  • Où est le restaurant le plus proche?
  • Je suis perdu!
  • Excusez-moi, pourriez-vous m'aider avec cette adresse?



Shopping Center

  • How much do I owe you?
  • I don't want this!
  • Until when your shop is open?
  • Do you have this in another color?
  • Do you have this in a bigger/smaller size?
  • I want this!
  • I like this one!
  •  Combien je te dois?
  • Je ne veux pas ça!
  • Jusqu'à quand votre boutique est ouverte?
  • Avez-vous ceci dans une autre couleur?
  • Avez-vous cela dans une taille plus grande / plus petite?
  • Je veux ceci!
  • J'aime celui la!


Running with the most possible speed!



I've mentioned before that I'm a runner. During the last year, I was running in marathon type by mistake! It was just better than anything! I chose the wrong method. As I wanted to grow my muscles and burn the extra fats and moreover have a healthy body so I decided to start running in the morning rather bodybuilding and swimming. Marathon type of running is for someone who wants to lose weigh in overall and it was not my goal. After talking to an athlete friend I decided to change the type to the interval as it is a faster pace than usual aerobic pace and much harder!


To be frank we usually do some habits without any sort of challenge and expect to get succeed. The target and the conclusion of this blog post may seem unrelated but I want to ask you a question, Have you ever heard that an ordinary try doesn't lead you toward your goals!? I was living in my comfort zone and it was an ordinary try! Robert Kiyosaki said: "Challenge yourself. Get uncomfortable! No one makes progress by remaining comfortable." Rather than that, I want to talk about flexibility! If I would have been considered the outcome of my effort and didn't persuade myself blindly; the result would be something else now.

My Time Table Schedule

It's been for a while that my friends ask me how do you handle your time and how do you do all of these tasks!? To be frank, I've read and practiced a lot about this subject and it's really important to me to use my time the best possible way and being effective is my highest priority. As I do believe that every single of the most successful people has been focused all the time and used their time effectively, so we have to do the same thing they have done, if we want to be effective like them as well. There are several applications that I'm using daily, weekly and yearly.

First of all, I'm a big fan of Microsoft OneNote and it's been in my most used applications list for more than 10 years. I'm even typing the current post in OneNote:



In the vision NoteBook, I've filled my ToDo list until 2030 in detail (seriously!) and I'm so hard on doing every single of them. I refer to my OneNote application every night  in a specific time and complete my list:



By the way, I'm filling and populating the above table during the month. I'm getting motivated as much as I'm getting busier! Rather than OneNote which contains the main source of my goals, ToDo list, and visions; I break the OneNote details into smaller daily tasks which are handled by Microsoft To-Do. I've installed OneNote and To-Do application in all my devices to make access easier in anywhere and anytime.



I've categorized all of my plans, as you can see in website part, "Interest- My Time Table Schedule" is the highest which is important as well(marked by start), so I'm writing it right now!!  Rather than, there are some fixed plans that I don't have to handle via the above applications, for example, I get up early in every morning at 6 and start running for half an hour. After showering an eating breakfast (15 minutes for each of them), I start my daily plans. I handle these sort of duties with Material Reminder in my android smart phone:


Not every task of mine in these applications are daily repeated, for example, every Tuesday and Thursday at 6, I have got a plan to swimming for an hour. I work part-time in two companies from 8 to 5 on the first three days of the week, So the other 3 three days of the week are full of tasks in this application!  There is another application which handles my meal named Meal Reminder. It's something like Material Reminder: 



It's obvious and I don't have any comment on it. Just note that I've planned all of my tasks in all of the applications so carefully to avoid Interferences. There is another application which plays an important role in my daily schedule, Its name is Reminder which handles my hourly tasks, for example, in order be updated I read IT and technology news for 10 minutes every 5 hours or I read Spanish, French, German and Italian words for 5 minutes every 3 hours:



There are about 24 tiny tasks in this application. In today's world, most of the people are addicted to social networks, as you see in the above picture, I've set a time to check the social network for 5 minutes in every 3 hours. It doesn't suffice to overcome an addiction, so recently I've installed another application to block my social network application in exceeding the usage limit, AppOffTimer is the name of my application:



I've grouped all the social network application and allocated 30 minutes (based on that 5 minutes every 3 hours) in 24 hours for all of them. You can see above that only 14 minutes have been left for today. And the final one which leads me to be more productively is an application named aTimeLogger. Yes, rather than all of them in detailed plans I mentioned, I log all of the day of mine, even my sleeping time!



I'm interested in widgets, despite its required for such an application and I spent a lot of time to find it. As you can see, it's been for 1:02 that I'm writing this post! I don't plan for weekends and I do mountaineering, traveling, exercising, etc. on weekends.  It's really hard to handle all of these, Maybe you would like this kind of lifestyle or note, but I've chosen this one and it's really pleasant to me.

You are exactly what you care and think about

There are lots of books, articles, videos, and podcasts out there about this subject by most successful writers and heroes of the world. It's really easy to talk about this subject as everybody knows that it's been proved that we attract into our life what we think about and strive for. But do you have a daily plan to exclude negative thought and negative people from your life? Do you believe that our thoughts are the main material of our life's architecture? What do you most care about? Is it important to you if you are the protagonist of the gossips at you your workplace by your colleges?


I'm working on all of these subjects and I'm trying to control them in my life. Once Brian Tracy said that "If it leads you toward your goals then it's true"! Think about this nice quote and then think about what matters to you, your goals and standards. You can take time for considering that. I wanted to write a little bit about this subject as one of my friends quit last week because he was caring a lot about what his colleagues were talking behind him. By hearing that, I didn't tell anything to him as just like most of the people he thinks that he knows everything he needs and that would suffice forever!  


I've read and learned and achieved good results by thinking about what really matters to me and finally leads me toward my goals, nothing else! Try to think and matter what you really want and ask you what Brian has said every day!

About Me

Ehsan Ghanbari

Hi! my name is Ehsan. I'm a developer, passionate technologist, and fan of clean code. I'm interested in enterprise and large-scale applications architecture and design patterns and I'm spending a lot of my time on architecture subject. Since 2008, I've been as a developer for companies and organizations and I've been focusing on Microsoft ecosystem all the time. During the&nb Read More

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