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. …
Do you ever feel like you lack the energy and motivation to finish simple daily tasks? As if you feel exhausted, no matter how much sleep you get or how many cups of coffee you pour into your body?
If your answer is yes, you’re not alone.
Even though feeling tired is not our natural state, it’s the daily reality for most people. Yet, there’s a major problem with this constant state of exhaustion: It influences all areas of your life.
If you feel exhausted, you’ll struggle to show up as your best self and it’ll be challenging to be…
Most people choose to believe that success, however they may define it, is tied to god-given talent or luck. And they mostly make this choice because it’s an easy excuse.
If you think that you can’t reach specific goals because you lack talent, you can as well stay on the couch and watch Netflix, right? Yet, the reality is that most of the time, personal and professional success can be broken down into a few simple things that require effort, not talent.
Talent can give you a headstart, but in the long run, a person who’s doing the work will…
Let’s be honest: Knowing that someone likes you feels great. Even if we don’t want to admit it, we all enjoy impressing and charming those around us, especially when we meet someone for the first time.
And although we often deny it, we all want to be more likable. Yet, we don’t want to be likable at all costs. We want to stay true to our own values and goals while connecting with others on a deep level.
Contrary to common belief, being likable is not a personality trait but a skill you can learn and hone over time. And…
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. …