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This summer, it will be 2 years since I started blogging consistently. This decision was one of the biggest of my life, and it has brought me many opportunities, the biggest one being the ability to interact with like-minded people who also blog, and who are much further along the path of success than I am.

I published over 50 interviews on Medium, and the wealth of information, knowledge and motivation I acquired through them has been invaluable. Not only because the tips given are practical, actionable, and proven to work by my guests. But also because every time, I…


“People don’t care about the money, only the life money can buy you.”

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“You want to write an article about me?”

My friend and I were at my place a few days ago, having coffee in the living room, because all the bars and restaurants are still closed due to the pandemic. I invited him over to talk money, because I know him to be pretty wealthy. He doesn’t like to talk about it that much, and I only know he is because we’re friends. I don’t like talking money either (I prefer to focus on making it), but I know I have a lot to learn from him. I replied:

“I don’t…


Keeping you focused, one journal entry at a time

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Journaling is one of the core habits of successful, driven and productive people. It enables you to log your successes, your failures, your thoughts, your day in general. You can then use this log to draw powerful learnings from your experiences and grow stronger.

I always have physical journal I write in, which I take mostly everywhere I go with me. But for daily logging and to ensure a consistent practice, I journal digitally. Digital journaling has a lot of advantages: your content gets automatically organised by date, time, or even by location, themes… You can use templates, which help…


Number one misconception: it’s not about the yacht

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What’s your number? How much would you need in the bank to be able to stop working for somebody else right now?

Most people answer that question with a very big number. $1 million, $2 million, $10 million… Everyone would like to have financial independence, but 99% of people confuse financial independence with passive income. The 2 sometimes work together, but they both mean something completely different. Here is a little refresher to start with.

Financial independence is a term used to describe a situation where one has enough income, or funds, to pay for his/her living expenses, for his…


Try this next time you feel stuck

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A few weeks ago I was sitting at home at the end of a long work day. It was a Thursday around 5pm, all my 9–5 tasks were done, and I couldn’t seem to muster the energy to start working on my blog. I had to proofread one article, and do some website maintenance. I’ve been working remote for my 9–5 for the past 2 months and half, and maintaining a consistent/productive work routine has proven challenging. The lines between private life and work keep getting blurrier. …


The only productivity app I use daily

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When it comes to time management, using the right app to assist you is crucial. Without it, you’re almost guaranteed to lose track of your personal timeline, tasks, and projects. As much as productivity apps have become essential, it’s interesting to note that they didn’t exist 15 or 20 years ago, yet at least some people were doing just fine setting up companies, keeping track of their life, and making good money to provide for their family. So why do we need those apps now?

The biggest difference is that in 2021, technology is absolutely everywhere. Back 20 years ago…


“If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it”

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“I barely slept last night. Too excited about this.”

I received the text at 4:55 a.m, and I had been awake for 15 minutes. The sun was already up, and it was a bright, beautiful summer morning in 2020. My friend and I had both decided to try to wake up at 5 a.m for a week, to discover the world of (really) early mornings. I texted back:

“Same here. I woke up at 4:30 for this!”

I also sent hime a picture of my watch, and so did he, because that was the deal for a week. I’ve always…


A scientifically proven way to regain momentum and get back on track

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I had been out of my productivity game for a little while. I hadn’t (and still haven’t) been to the office in over 2 months, and event though I’m not much of a social person, I was starting to miss it. I figured the world pandemic and the lockdown, like for a lot of people, was starting to weigh on me. I was privileged enough to have been able to keep my job and somewhat of a normal life, so my problems were definitely not the worst.

But not being able to see friends, go have a coffee downtown once…


“I didn’t go to Harvard, but the people who work for me did.”

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“I think X.com could absolutely be a multi-billion dollar bonanza.”

The year is 1999. 27-year old Elon Musk is sitting in a leather chair, in front of what appears to be a old, beige brick fireplace. There’s a big CRT TV on his righthand side, and he’s wearing an oversized brown blazer. Other than the fact he’s giving an interview on the day his brand new $1 million McLaren is getting delivered, you would never guess this guy just sold his company for $400 million in cash.

“If you look at the industry that X is pursuing, it’s the biggest…


Unlike Netflix, these are actually worth the money

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Have you ever totalled up the amount of money you spend on monthly memberships? You’d probably be surprised. Netflix, Amazon Prime and VPNs often add up without you ever noticing it on your bank statement.

The best way to invest your money is in yourself. $100 per month is $1200 per year, and that’s a lot of money for many people. Most of us spend money on things without ever worrying whether or not they add value to our life. What do you get from Netflix or Amazon Prime? Endless video content and quicker delivery. …

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