I decided to become an entrepreneur when I was 19 years old. I didn’t have a groundbreaking idea and no clue how I’d make money, but I knew that I didn’t want to pursue a traditional corporate career after my studies.
All I knew is that I wanted to be independent — financially, locally, and mentally. I wanted to work whenever, wherever I want and be able to choose the projects I work on.
Today, four years later, I’m in that fortunate place where I’m living that reality: I built a 6-figure online business with my better half, work on…
One of those days again: Your alarm goes off, you open your eyes, and all you want is snuggling back into your sheets and sleep a few more minutes.
But duty calls, so you get up, wash your face, and grab your first cup of coffee to compensate for the lack of recovery from the night. What follows are hours of operating in automatic mode just to get through the morning before you actually feel awake.
While we all know how this daunting scenario feels, a lack of sleep doesn’t only come with short-term sacrifices. …
It’s the end of 2019, my boyfriend and I are sitting in a charming 5-star resort in Egypt. Besides reading great books and soaking up the sun, we’re mainly trying to figure out how to turn our dream of running an online business into reality.
He just quit his job, I’ve been unsuccessfully self-employed for several months, and secretly hoping for a miracle that would guide us through the next months.
In the past years, we worked on several side hustles.
We created numerous online courses on platforms like Udemy and Skillshare, self-published a book, hosted dozens of workshops on…
While physical maturity is easy to spot, determining whether someone is emotionally mature can be quite a challenge. Contrary to physical growth, emotional growth has little to do with age.
Yet, it’s one of the most significant skills separating those who live genuine and meaningful lives from the rest. Above all, emotional maturity is important for maintaining healthy relationships — with others, but also with yourself.
Emotionally mature people are able to effectively deal with new challenges, are better at social skills, and more mindful. That’s because emotional maturity means understanding and managing your own emotions.
Even though we often…
If there’s one thing that separates those who reach their goals from the rest, it’s discipline. In the end, the only skill that determines whether you accomplish your desires is whether show up, even if you don’t feel like it.
It’s not your talents, education, or passions that determine your progress; it’s whether you keep the promises you make to yourself.
And even though being disciplined might sometimes sound like a restriction, the reality is that it’s the key to freedom.
In 2013, researchers tried to find out whether there’s a correlation between happiness and discipline and if higher self-control…
In today’s busy world, most people rush through their days on autopilot. They jiggle countless projects and accept their overloaded minds and busy schedules as if it’s normal.
They’re so used to being overwhelmed that they don’t even question whether there’s another option.
If this reality sounds familiar to you, you probably think of being calm and mindful as a personality trait rather than a skill. Yet, the truth is that even the busiest mind can learn how to be more present and aware.
Whatever the cause for your busyness is, you are in charge of managing your time, energy…
In April 2017, I participated in an event series designed to help students tap into entrepreneurship. A month later, I wasn’t only dedicated to starting my own business but also dating one of the event organizers.
Three months after I met Philip, we started organizing personal development workshops for students. What began as a passion project soon turned into our common life goal: Supporting people to unleash their full potential through a business that deeply fulfills us.
Our workshops were a side hustle and we barely charged attendees. …
Imagine getting up in the morning and feeling energized instead of exhausted. You got a good night's sleep, your outfit and to-do list are ready and you’re excited to start your day — no matter if it’s a Monday or Sunday.
You know that you have everything you need and you’re confident about mastering any challenge that might come your way.
Contrary, imagine the following scenario: Your alarm rings, you press the snooze button for the third time in a row, and would rather snuggle up in your blanket than getting up and facing the day ahead.
Not too long…
Imagine getting up in the morning and feeling deeply grateful and relaxed. You wake up full of energy, know exactly what to do, and feel confident about the day ahead.
During your lunch break, you enjoy a delicious meal and you do only that — you don’t multitask to get more done. Instead, you enjoy each bite and look forward to the second part of your day.
In the evening, you think about your accomplishments, cross things off your to-do list, nurture your relationships, take care of yourself, and go to bed with a calm and relaxed mind.
Last December, my boyfriend and co-founder Philip told me about this new platform called “Clubhouse”.
Apparently, it’s the next big thing and an invite-only platform, making it even more exciting as joining the app means you’re part of an exclusive gang.
My partner is the most curious and adventurous person I ever met, so his excitement wasn’t unique.
He talks about new platforms and emerging opportunities all the time and even though I love listening to his ideas, the truth is that I barely take them seriously and instead try to focus on the core of our business.