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Here’s what nobody tells you about entrepreneurship.

Sinem Günel
Sinem Günel

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…

An in-depth look at mastering your sleep.

How To Sleep Well And Wake Up Full Of Energy
How To Sleep Well And Wake Up Full Of Energy

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. …

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.

According to a US survey, concerns about money are among the most frequent reasons for stress. Most people believe that life would be much easier and better if they just had a little more money.

Research also proves that richer countries tend to have higher average happiness levels. Over time, countries that experience economic growth also see a rise in satisfaction.

The universal truth is we all care about money. We just do it on different levels and for different reasons. Some are chasing their first million while others are concerned about affording their rent or the next meal.


Because writing well requires hard work

In the past 1.5 years, I supported thousands of aspiring writers on their journey to building a profitable writing business.

Some of them joined my online programs, some booked 1-on-1 coaching sessions, and all of them are part of my community for online writers.

Even though writing is a highly flexible and individual skill, working with so many people made me realize that most of us make the same mistakes. We have the same questions and fail because of the same reasons, even if our ambitions and journeys are completely different.

One of those mistakes is that we’re too fixated…

They’re slowing you down. Here’s what you can do instead.

Imagine the following: You’re finishing a fairly peaceful workday. Your stress levels have been minimal and you’ve been able to focus on the most important tasks.

You got everything done, you’re satisfied with your performance, and you’re finishing work on time instead of working long hours.

You’re working on just a few tasks per day. You never have more than 3–5 items on your to-do list. But if done properly, these few tasks move the boat forward and help you achieve your goals while living a fulfilled and balanced life.

Sounds too good to be true, right?

Isn’t it crazy…

Because being a content creator without being independent sucks.

I made my first dollar online in July 2018 by selling online courses. Ever since I learned a lot about the art of making money online.

I studied the strategies of people way ahead of me and scaled my own business to multiple 6-figure profits per year.

My journey taught me that there are many different ways to monetize your skills and build a profitable online business. But I learned that there’s one inevitable part of the equation: building an email list.

A content creator without an email list is dependent, insecure, and vulnerable because he relies on external platforms…

Even if he looks perfectly confident.

Insecurity is a feeling of uncertainty. When you’re insecure, you doubt yourself, but also those around you. You feel anxious, stressed, and overwhelmed, even if there’s not much to stress about.

The truth is, we all feel unsure at times. There’s no point in pretending that you have your life together all the time.

But there’s a difference between temporary and justified insecurities and a lasting feeling.

For instance, you might be insecure about your relationship. …

You don’t look back and grieve about past failures once you made it.

Most entrepreneurs know that startups across the globe have a terrifying rate of failure. Similarly, most athletes never make it to the top of their game.

And we all know how miserable failure feels — no matter if it’s a relationship that fails, a bad grade at school, a failed project, or a huge dream we can’t seem to turn into reality.

Knowing what you want but not getting it sucks. There’s no point in sugarcoating that reality.

But what most people miss is that it only sucks at that moment of failure.

If you lose a competition, move on…

You can’t help someone you don’t understand

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…

Small changes can often lead to big results.

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…

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