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. …
Happiness is a vague concept. We all want it, but we don’t want to do much to get it. Instead, we believe it’s something that should happen without much effort.
The truth, however, is quite different: Happiness doesn’t happen. It requires effort. And that’s probably why negative feelings across the world have been rising, even before the pandemic.
From 2010 to 2018, negative emotions such as worry, sadness, and anger have been rising by up to 27 percent globally.
The American economist Jeffrey Sachs even states that we are in an era of rising tensions and emotions.
The good news…
In the 1980s, my grandpa left his home country and came to Austria as a construction worker. He had to endure tough conditions throughout his life and constantly told me to study hard so one day I could get a safe job and have better conditions than him.
Luckily, I loved learning, reading, and going to school since day one, so I thrived following his advice for more than a decade.
But 1.5 years after starting my business studies, my love for formal education faded away and I never graduated from university.
Instead, I discovered the world of personal development…
Most people complain about “not having enough time” but waste hundreds of hours every single month.
They don’t even know how exactly they use the majority of their waking hours but complain about the lack of time.
The harsh reality, however, is that we all have enough time. It’s just a matter of how exactly we use it.
While few people have a sharp mind, clearly mapped out schedules, and a clear goal, most of us struggle to be effective.
And even though being effective can look different for everyone, there are a few core habits that most effective people…
In Lapland, the nordic region of Finland, the population experiences less than three hours of sunshine per day during winter days. In December and January, the average length of a day (the period between sunrise to sunset) is even less than two hours.
For a sunshine-lover like me, these extreme conditions would make it hard to be satisfied during the entire winter period.
And even though some people love winter, research proves that light deprivation causes depression.
More than 2,000 years ago, the Greek physician Hippocrates claimed that changing seasons would affect our health and mood.
There are a lot of misconceptions around what it takes to build a successful business in the 21st century. One of them is that you need to be the first one to do something.
In the past decades, many people hit the jackpot by being early and adapting to trends.
If you’ve been one of the first people who invested in Bitcoin, you probably don’t need to worry about money now.
If you’ve been one of the first creators on Youtube and consistently produced good videos, you probably have an audience of millions by now.
If you started blogging years…
“I’m sure you want to take things to the next level and you know we can only cover a limited amount of content in this free webinar.”
That’s how I kicked off the sales pitch of my recent live webinar.
In the next 30 minutes, I made a revenue of more than $10,000 before my webinar was over.
I’ve been writing on Medium since July 2018.
For the first 1.5 years, it was a side project besides my studies, a full-time internship, and various other side hustles.
In December 2019, I realized that writing online is one of my biggest passions and that I want to dedicate more time to it. I started writing every day and spent hundreds of hours analyzing well-performing articles and the most successful writers on the platform.
In January 2020, I made $1,739.26.
Six months later, in July 2020, I made $11,163.61 in a single month.
In the meantime, I’ve built the most…
At the age of 17, I wanted to become a lawyer. At 19, I changed my opinion and started studying business administration. And shortly before my 20th birthday, I discovered the creator economy.
Five months later, I launched my first online course on Udemy, one of the world’s largest platforms for e-learning. After a month, I received my first paycheck as a digital entrepreneur: