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“All of the sudden, I was doubting and being scared, panicking.”

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“So, where do we start?”

One of my good friends and I caught up on a Zoom call a few days ago. I wanted to interview him because he recently quit his 9–5 job on a whim to go work on another project of his. We all hear those stories from other people, friends of friends. We read and watch them online, but having the possibility to talk about it with someone I knew very well, who happened to have taken the leap, felt like an opportunity I shouldn’t pass. I replied:

“Well, I want to put together a few…


Jack Dorsey is not your typical CEO

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In the late nineties, a 22-year old kid named Jack Dorsey hacked into the systems of Dispatch Management Services, a New York-based bike messaging dispatching company. Instead of suing the kid for the offense, the company decided to hire Jack and have him move from Missouri to New York. Jack accepted and also enrolled in NYU, just to have a backup plan.

Flash forward to a few years later, in 1999. Jack decides to drop out of NYU, quit his job, and move to California to create his own startup focused on dispatching taxis and couriers. In 2002, he’s fired…


Less than $2K in monthly expenses, safe & happy, with fast internet

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One of the perks of being a content creator is that you can often work from anywhere in the world because you’re your own boss. You can choose not only where to live, but on what terms and how often you want to move.

When it comes to leaving your native country and finding a new permanent place to call home, things can be a bit daunting. How can you know in advance if you will love the place? What if there are some aspects of the project you overlooked? What if it’s too hot or too cold?

Especially as…


I realised not everyone can do this

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In August of this year, it will be 2 years since I started blogging consistently. In the span of those 2 years, I published over 200 articles, built my website from scratch, gathered a newsletter audience, got in touch with dozens of like-minded people… It’s been an amazing journey, and I encourage anyone who’s interested in entrepreneurship to try it out for themselves.

Not so long ago, an entrepreneur was generally perceived as someone who would create their company from scratch (aka startup), find investors, and sell it for millions of dollars a few years later. The motherland of all…


“I haven’t failed 1,000 times. I’ve just found 1,000 ways that won’t work.”

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Whether you want to create your own app and hire a team, build a retail empire and find investors, or start your one-person business to start your website/blog, you’ll need to hone your entrepreneurial skills.

“An entrepreneur is an individual who creates a new business, bearing most of the risks and enjoying most of the rewards. The process of setting up a business is known as entrepreneurship. The entrepreneur is commonly seen as an innovator, a source of new ideas, goods, services, and business/or procedures.” — Investopedia.com

It takes a lot of skills to become an entrepreneur, and it’s not…


Passive income should never be the core of your business

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Justin Tse is a 23-year old who started reviewing tech products on Youtube almost 10 years ago. Back then, he was making no money from Youtube at all, and he built his company mainly through brand sponsorships and product sales/licensing.

Flash forward to 2021. Justin is making over $100,000 per year on Youtube, and he recently released a video where he explains how he got there. The $100K is nice, but it’s only one part of his company’s revenue: the passive one. In his video, Justin makes some very interesting points on the differences between active and passive income, and…


An honest overview of how I spend my time as an entrepreneur

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There seems to be 2 distinct schools of thought when it comes to making money.

The first one teaches you that if you really work on it now, you can generate passive income further down the line, sit back, relax, and watch the cash flow into your bank account. Some even go as far as saying passive income is attainable within only a few months of work.

The second one teaches you that there is no such thing as passive income, that you have to work in order to make money, that if anything, financial independence is what you’re aiming…


How to use day theming, colour coding and task batching to your advantage

The time blocking template used by my CEO

Around 10 years ago, my CEO quit his 9–5 job to create his own company. He had always wanted to build his own project, and after he identified a major pain point in the industry he was working in, he decided to finally take the leap, work for his vision and not somebody else’s.

He built his company from the ground up with a small team of employees and a bunch of investors. Together, they navigated the sea storm of entrepreneurship and eventually sold the company for $30 million in 2020. The acquisition made my CEO an instant multi-millionaire, but…


“I wish I could do that too, but it’s just too hard.”

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I don’t drink alcohol and have never been drunk in my life. As a teenager, every time people asked me why, I never really knew what to answer, which made it seem even weirder. “This kid doesn’t have any reason to not want to have fun and get hammered with us, weird.” is what a lot of my classmates ended up thinking.

Then one day, I read in a magazine an article on Luc Besson, the French director who made The Big Blue, one of the most stunningly beautiful films ever made. …

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