30 minutes of pure, condensed entrepreneurial knowledge

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Around a month ago I published a story about a few lessons I learned from my millionaire CEO. I’ve known him for 3 years now, and he recently sold his company after 10 years of hard work, becoming a multi-millionaire in the process. In my previous article, I emphasise how he’s always been easy to talk to and down to earth. Funny enough, I happened to have lunch with him a few weeks after writing the piece. He was sitting alone at a canteen table watching a video on his phone. You would have never guessed this guy had just sold his company for tens of millions of dollars. …


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I love asking top authors on medium how they work on their craft and stay productive. It inspires me, it keeps me motivated, and I often learn about new tools and techniques I didn’t know about.

A few months ago, I released 50 People Who Do, my most comprehensive expert roundup on productivity to date. It contains 35 interviews, 15 extra-long interviews, and 8 pages of recap with all the tools and the books mentioned, plus some fun data crunching. For instance, 60% of the people I asked wake up before or at 6am.

Most of my guests created their own business, and they got where they are today by successfully implementing self-discipline into their life. To each one of them, I ask questions about their life, their learnings, their tools, and sometimes about which celebrity they would like to have coffee with. …


Pick one, study it, be part of the revolution

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With 2020, we entered a new decade, and although it’s been the craziest year in a while, nothing says this decade won’t be the best in a very long time.

The classic Silicon Valley model of sinking gazillions of dollars into an idea for years in the hope that it will one day start to be profitable is starting to lose momentum, especially with the economic downturn we are now facing. Cryptocurrency and online payment gateways are on the rise, allowing for fast and seamless transfers of money. The world has never been so connected, and as a consequence, power is changing hands. Independent business owners, bloggers, influencers and visionaries now have the key to build the world of tomorrow. …


Personal growth, morning routine and online marketing

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Photo by Keagan Henman on Unsplash

I love asking top authors on medium how they work on their craft and stay productive. It inspires me, it keeps me motivated, and I often learn about new tools and techniques I didn’t know about.

A few months ago, I released 50 People Who Do, my most comprehensive expert roundup on productivity to date. It contains 35 interviews, 15 extra-long interviews, and 8 pages of recap with all the tools and the books mentioned, plus some fun data crunching. For instance, 60% of the people I asked wake up before or at 6am.

Most of my guests created their own business, and they got where they are today by successfully implementing self-discipline into their life. To each one of them, I ask questions about their life, their learnings, their tools, and sometimes about which celebrity they would like to have coffee with. …


After 3 years of working 10 meters away from his office

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My CEO spent nearly 10 years building his company. A few weeks ago, he sold it for $30 million. I have been part of our 30-people company for 3 years, and the small size of our offices made it easy for everyone to know each other and interact on a personal level.

I’ve talked personally to my CEO many times and have been in countless meetings with him. I’ve talked to him on the phone. My desk was never more than 10 meters away from his office, and his door was almost always open. …


10 years of hustling and $30 million later, did we make it?

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I remember the day the news broke like it was yesterday. A lot of us were aware something big was coming. A lot of people had “secret” meetings, but everybody knew we almost all had the same secret.

As the marketing designer who had to prepare all the communication material, I was brought into the process around a week and a half before the official announcement.

The negotiation in itself had been taking place for over three months, and we all did a great job of keeping it confidential. …


Fill your backpack with people

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In the movie Up in The Air, George Clooney’s character is a white-collar whose job is to fire people. His name is Ryan, and he’s a representative for a company that handles all the legal aspects of letting people go. When company A wants to let go of someone but doesn’t have the nerve to handle the process on their own, they call Ryan from company B, and he shows up with his leaflet and a little package explaining the next available steps for the employee. …


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Photo by Keagan Henman on Unsplash

I love asking top authors on medium how they work on their craft and stay productive. It inspires me, it keeps me motivated, and I often learn about new tools and techniques I didn’t know about.

A few months ago, I released 50 People Who Do, my most comprehensive expert roundup on productivity to date. It contains 35 interviews, 15 extra-long interviews, and 8 pages of recap with all the tools and the books mentioned, plus some fun data crunching. For instance, 60% of the people I asked wake up before or at 6am.

Most of my guests created their own business, and they got where they are today by successfully implementing self-discipline into their life. To each one of them, I ask questions about their life, their learnings, their tools, and sometimes about which celebrity they would like to have coffee with. …


And it only costs $250

When I’m having a hard time writing because of notifications on my laptop, or when I’m just not feeling it, I switch over to my netbook. This is what it looks like:

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This is a Packard Bell Dot S from 2011. You can get a machine like this for less than $250 at Walmart, and I’ll explain how very soon. Back when I got it 10 years ago, I used it for a year, and then it sat in a drawer for years. I pulled it out again around 2 years ago. …


There are only 3 people in my everyday life who know about my blog

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There are only 3 people in my everyday life who know about my blog. My girlfriend, and 2 of my best friends. A few weeks ago, I happened to be on the phone with one of those friends, and he asked me why exactly I don’t tell more people about my blog. How come more people don’t know about this big part of me? My parents, my colleagues, my family, my friends… nobody knows about it except 3 people, outside of the people who actually read my content. Why is that?

His question actually caught me off guard. I couldn’t really explain why I didn’t feel like telling the people closest to my heart about a project that was a big part of my life. So my answer to his question was something in the way of: “I don’t really know but hey, this could be a great subject for an article.”

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