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. …
I hate how most self-proclaimed business gurus claim how simple building a digital business and making money online is. Yet, when I look back at my journey, it’s never been the complex strategies that led to significant results. It’s really been the simple practices.
I won’t deny the sleepless nights and numerous mental breakdowns I went through when nothing seemed to work out. But if I’m 100% honest, the actual results in my business came from doing the simple things — over and over and over again.
It wasn’t weird growth hacks or thousands of dollars of advertising costs. It’s…
I published my first article online in July 2018. For the next 1.5 years, I kept writing even though I had no idea what I was doing. I’m not a native English speaker, and I don’t have any education in writing. I just started and gave my best.
After publishing my first 150 articles, I was still making pennies because I didn’t understand how to write for readers while simultaneously pleasing an algorithm that decides whether my articles are displayed to ten or ten thousand people.
1.5 years later, it eventually happened — I had my first article going semi-viral:
If you want to make money online but refuse to build a personal brand, you don’t understand what branding in the 21st century is about.
Most people think branding is about colors, logos, fancy websites, and perfectly edited Instagram pictures, but the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.
Believe it or not, you already have a personal brand, even if you’ve never published a single piece of content online.
Just by being born and existing, you have a personal brand because people have opinions about you. According to personalbrand.com, a personal brand is defined as the following:
Did you ever ask yourself why some people always seem to be well-rested and energized while you need a big cup of coffee to feel awake?
Or did you tell yourself that you’ll go to bed earlier but ended up glued to your phone to realize it’s past midnight and you’re still wide awake?
That’s partly because we spend our evenings on the wrong activities. We watch tv, order…
There are a quadrillion articles and videos that promise to teach you to become more attractive, likable, and influential. But while adding new traits to your personality can be a good add-on, what’s even more important is keeping an eye on the things you’re already doing.
Sometimes, you don’t need to do or be more to improve your life. You just need to get rid of a few habits that are holding you back.
Being attractive is one of these things we actually know way less about than we think.
We believe we’re attracted to someone because of rational reasons…
In the pre-industrial world, you could choose from around 2,000 jobs. Today, experts estimate that we can choose from half a million options. On top of that, thousands of entrepreneurs are creating jobs that didn’t exist before.
Digital entrepreneurs and content creators turn their passions into jobs and prove that there’s no limit to how you can make a living in 2021.
But even though we’re now striving for passion, purpose, and fulfillment in our jobs, this idea is relatively new. In 1755, the term “fulfillment” didn’t even exist in Johnsons’ popular dictionary.
250 years later, we’re looking for purpose…
If you could choose between reading a motivational book and starting a difficult conversation with a loved one, which would you pick?
Let me guess: You’ll take the book. Because it’s easier. It’s drama-free. It makes you feel good.
Difficult conversations, however, can be…well, difficult. They can be painful and frustrating, even if they’re necessary.
But here’s the unpopular truth: You don’t need to read one more self-help book to become your best self. You need to apply simple rules you’ve known about for years or even decades.
Some of these rules are common sense. …
According to psychologist Albert Bandura, our levels of self-confidence significantly shape our everyday lives. Your confidence essentially reflects how you judge your capabilities and how much you believe in yourself.
And whether you believe in yourself or not influences how you think and act. But what we often miss is a discrepancy between genuine confidence and false self-assurance, which many people use to cover their insecurities.
Most of the time, those who seem to be the strongest are the weakest. They try to get what they want by faking their personality and sabotaging those around them.
They work hard to…