Why paddle from Vilnius to Nida? It took 6 nights to get from Capital of Lithuania to one of the most beautiful parts of Lithuania - Nida. Backstory: Two good buddies are sitting in a party and discussing best trips of all time. Suddenly one of them offers to go kayaking. They both hype up and decide that half a year from now, they will go kayaking. But where? Of course they are too ambitious to go swim in boring lakes. They decide that paddling to Nida would be an awesome idea. Week before the trip: “Haha, are we seriously going to the trip?” “Of course! No more questions.” That’s it. Thats the only single conversation before starting to pack all the gear and making sure all of the documents are checked. Most painful experience: Well. It rained a lot one day. I mean hell of a lot. All of the clothes were soaked, the sleeping bag contained two glasses of cold water which even made it better.:) We had to sleep in soaked hammocks, obviously, it’s not the best idea. From 6 hours of sleep I only remember sleeping 30 minutes. That’s it. It was such a terrifying experience, I swear I thought, that I might get hypothermia. However, we survived the night and continued our journey. Best lesson: Well, hearing about the horrible night you might think that I became grateful for my warm sheets back in Vilnius. Yes, for a fact, I did, but surely that wasn’t the best lesson. While having to sit in the same kayak for a week with my friend, I spent a lot of time thinking and dreaming, which lead me to this conclusion - SOMETIMES you need to shut-up and be quiet. For real. Don’t bother talking and just enjoy the silence. That’s what i still regularly do in Vilnius - between work and sleep I spend some time in quiet. Just thinking and dreaming. However, we all learn different things, so if you want to hear more about my trips - hit me up! Would love to share more stories❤️

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Dominykas RimšaProduct & UX Designer
Hey , sounds like an awesome experience! Maybe you have your route set in google maps or somewhere else and could share it?
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Spontanious trips = quality experience. Couple weeks ago, on tuesday, me and my bestfriend decided to pack our stuff and meet at the bus station in Vilnius. From there, we took the first that arrived to the station, as we later found out - it was heading towards Trakai. We drove for about 50km and decided to jump out in a small village - Onuškis. While hiking around the beautiful forests, I decided to start calling and inviting my friends to camp overnight. After almost 20 calls I gave up. However, about an hour later i posted to my Instagram “hey if you want to have a nice evening in the woods- join us” About 10 minutes later we already have found +5 people to join our trip. From those 5 people I only personaly knew only one. But guess what, 3 hours later, they arrived at Onuškis. We hiked back to the camp, stayed up late swaping stories and singing songs while watching the campfire. It was one of the most calming moments in my life. Would definetely recommend to go and camp in the nature. Lithuania for sure is such a beautiful country!
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Mindaugas Jankauskas on Remote product organisationProduct professional, Technology enthusiast, Product management consultantSome time ago
▪️What scale do you use to measure an employee performance? ▪️Why 1 to 10 does not work? It is all about finding/setting a clear and stable reference point. Agreed and communicated expectations is a good starting point 👌🏽

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Mindaugas JankauskasProduct professional, Technology enthusiast, Product management consultant
What makes this scale not a regular scale - it is relative. This scale must go together with an mutual agreement between an employee and manager on what are the expectations. As a scale alone it does not have any meaning. In small companies relying on abstract assessment can work well, however than your at risk on being influenced by one or more cognitive biases. Also, knowing that you trust an employee is not helping him to understand what he can improve and how to be even better.
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Atėnė Strazdas Drozdaitė on Are you planning a trip to 𝕁𝔸ℙ𝔸ℕ• 日本 •ℕ𝕀ℍ𝕆ℕ•?Interior designer/Survivor/Thinker/Forever learning/ EnthusiastSome time ago
It is most profitable travelling to 𝕁𝔸ℙ𝔸ℕ in ℕ𝕆𝕍𝔼𝕄𝔹𝔼ℝ Not only because you'll be able to see mesmerising colours of changing leaves but also few 𝕊𝔸𝕂𝕌ℝ𝔸 trees in 🌸𝔹𝕃𝕆𝕊𝕊𝕆𝕄🌸 This photo was taken by me in Dake onsen, Fukushima on 10th of November🤗 However, I have also seen few cherry trees in blossom in Tokyo and Ise, Kyoto and Nagoya!

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Atėnė Strazdas DrozdaitėInterior designer/Survivor/Thinker/Forever learning/ Enthusiast
Thank you !! It was completely mind blowing to see Winter cherry blossoms!🌸❄🌸❄🌸❄
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