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. …
Most people, including introverts, are horrible listeners. We often think that we’re empathetic and careful, but it’s not true.
Instead of carefully listening to our conversation partner, we’re mainly thinking about how to respond. Instead of being attentive, we’re trying hard to look thoughtful and smart.
But whenever someone’s replying immediately without even a second of doubt, you can be sure they’ve not been listening carefully.
We bizarrely believe that we might look and sound smarter if we give quick replies. The reality, however, is that we’re just ignoring our conversation partner and focusing on ourselves.
2,000 years ago, the…
Even though stress is a universal human experience, statistics prove that stress levels have been rising in the past years.
The World Health Organization even classified stress as the health epidemic of the 21st century.
The most common causes of stress are money, work, the economy, family responsibilities, relationships, and personal health concerns.
The bad news is that we can’t change our financial situation, career, or the economy in the blink of an eye.
The good news, however, is that we can still invest in our mental and physical wellbeing through small daily changes.
And as James Clear writes in…
We often think that our big decisions have the most significant impact on our lives—decisions like what to study, what to do for a living, and where to live.
After those first big decisions as young adults or even teenagers, many more come our way: Do I want to move away from my family? Do I want to get married? Do I want kids? How many of them? Am I ready to buy a home? How to use my money for a safe financial future?
While all these big decisions indeed shape our lives, they’re not as significant as most…
I first came across inspirational quotes like “Find something you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life” at the age of 19.
I was only halfway through my business studies, but I already knew that a corporate job wouldn’t give me the sense of fulfillment these quotes promised.
And to be honest, I did believe that work would never feel like work if you love what you do.
I was one of the millions of people who got tricked and believed it’s possible to have a job or business that’s all sunshine and glitter.
Do you ever find yourself talking about the good old times? About how great life was in the past?
My dad, for instance, often tells me how great life was before the era of cell phones. He explains how he’d play soccer until late at night while today’s youth is mostly glued to screens. I’m 24 years old, so I don’t have many memories of the good old times. And even though I had a wonderful childhood and always enjoyed going to school, I never missed those times. Admittedly, that’s probably because I deeply enjoy what I do for a…
Most people don’t know much about themselves. We think we do, but the reality is that we don’t take enough time to reflect on the status quo and figure out who we really want to be.
And contrary to common belief, most people are smart. The problem is that most people, regardless of their intelligence, are lazy, so they never make use of their brilliance.
Instead, they choose the easy path. But as Rene Descartes once said, your intelligence won’t take you far if you don’t make use of it:
“It is not enough to possess a good mind; the…
Hey dear reader,
If you’ve been following me for a while, you might be surprised to see this post as it’s the first of its kind.
In the past 2.5 years, I published almost 500 articles online, but I’d say I did a good job keeping most of my thoughts private and not writing about everything I think, believe, and go through.
And I must admit it’s something I’m proud of.
Just like anyone else, I have thoughts about everything: the pandemic, vaccines, meat consumption, global warming, politics, racism, and much much more.
But just because I have an opinion…
I never considered myself a creative mind. At school, I sucked at drawing and music lessons and hated all sorts of creative assignments.
I was good at studying and learning by heart, but I got annoyed when teachers suddenly wanted me to think outside the box.
Surprisingly, I became a full-time writer less than five years after my high school graduation — a career most people consider to be creative.
Yet, after publishing more than 450 articles online, I still don’t consider myself a creative mind. I follow definite rules in my writing and barely tap outside my own box.