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 projects that excite me, and experience the freedom I dreamt of. …
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. …
Historically, owning lots of stuff was a sign of prosperity. The wealthiest families had the hugest homes and palatial rooms with loads of decor. Women used to wear ridiculous amounts of jewelry, so their wealth was obvious at first sight.
In ancient Rome, even a big belly was a sign of prosperity as it meant you could afford to eat a lot, which wasn’t the case for most of the population.
Yet, the past decades changed how we think and live.
By now, most people know that health is wealth and try to keep their bellies rather small than big.
Similarly, more people in western countries choose a minimalistic life, reduce clutter, and design their homes and lives in simple ways. …
When I first tapped into personal development at the age of 19, I was eager to read all the popular books and watch any motivational video I could find on YouTube.
Yet, after reading the first 50 books, I realized that the knowledge was nice but that it wouldn’t really transform my life.
That’s when I understood I need an action plan to turn those inspiring lessons into actual to-dos that will have an impact on my life.
“Resolutions work better when they’re concrete, not abstract. It’s hard to keep a resolution to “Be a more loving parent” than to “Get up 15 minutes early so I’m dressed before the kids wake up.” …
If used correctly, powerful quotes can have a lasting effect on your life.
They can guide you through challenging times, be your greatest motivators, or a little spark of hope when life seems to be falling apart.
I love working with quotes and powerful affirmations. I write them in my journal, read them each morning, and even have an app on my phone that sends notifications with citations throughout the day.
And some of my favorite quotes belong to Sadhguru.
Sadhguru (real name: Jaggi Vasudev) is an Indian yogi and author.
He started teaching yoga in 1982 and founded the Isha Foundation in 1992. Sadhguru is mainly known for his teachings on various topics ranging from spirituality to education. …
In March 2020, I co-founded the Personal Growth Base, a platform dedicated to helping people unleash their full potential.
After setting up our website, we created an email list to send weekly newsletters and pitch our products.
Less than 10 months later, we had our first 10,000 subscribers on that list:
Most people think that they fail to reach their goals due to a lack of time. The reality, however, is that success is a matter of strategy.
If you’re doing the wrong things, you can continue for a century and will still fail to create your desired reality.
Most of the time, your speed of execution and the quality of your strategy define whether you achieve your goals or not.
Steven Pressfield once stated that most people have two lives: the lives we live and the lives we are capable of living.
And the reality is that creating greatness and achieving extraordinary results isn’t as complicated as we tend to believe. It’s just a matter of execution. Those who execute more always outpace the rest. …
At the beginning of this year, I decided to name 2020 my #yearofmassiveaction. I put that term on my yearly planner, used it as a screensaver, and reminded myself of that intention every single day.
I had big goals and a burning desire to make this year a great one. And admittedly, I’m one of the few lucky ones who benefited from the pandemic because it allowed me to spend more time working on my goals.
Due to all the restrictions and travel bans, I was able to build a 6-figure online business in less than a year, got featured in major publications like Business Insider, grew an email list from 0 to 15k+ subscribers, lost 14 pounds, and so much more. …
If I’d ask you to summarize the last three books or articles you’ve read, how much would you be able to recall?
If you’re honest, your answer will be not much.
That’s among others because we’re experiencing a massive information overflow.
This flood of information in the 21st century is a curse and a blessing at the same time: It enables us to learn anything quickly and at low costs, but at the same time, it often overwhelms us.
According to Jim Kwik, our capacity to learn is limitless; we simply need to be shown how to access it.
Kwik is a brain coach who’s been working on figuring out how our brains work for decades. In his book Limitless, he presents three simple yet powerful questions that might help you get the most out of every book or article you read. …
Bill Gates once stated that most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.
Similarly, the majority thinks of positive routines as a magic cure to fix their lives and underestimates the power of avoiding negative habits.
However, the truth is that a set of positive rituals barely unfolds its full power if you’re not letting go of the harmful practices that are standing in your way.
Briefly speaking, eating an apple a day won’t remove the negative effects of smoking.
Similarly, a few 60-minute workouts per week won’t compensate for the lack of movement if you spend the remaining 23 hours of your day being inactive. …