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Why I do what I do, and my vision of life

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personal picture taken in the Colca Canyon, Peru, during one of my travels to South America— November 2019

Table of Contents

1 — Biography

Former employee of one of Europe’s hottest tech unicorns turned digital entrepreneur. I’m building my business on the crossroad of writing, visual design, product management, and digital marketing. Currently, living in Amsterdam, but aspiring to travel the world when that’s possible again :)

I view myself as a visual copywriter, using both words and design to share my message with the world. …


Stop selling your precious time for money, use your mind instead

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Photo by Morgan Housel on Unsplash

Making $1 online will change your life

Making money online is the modern equivalent of the California Gold Rush. Betting, online surveys, trading, reviewing websites and apps, blogging. The possibilities are endless. The only problem — you’re still trading your time for money.

This 4-step guide that teaches you how to turn your unique experience and skills into a scalable product. A product that removes the constraints of time and location and enables you to make money whenever, wherever. The ultimate goal is to optimize your life for freedom and independence.

The true power comes from using leverage — something that’s already in your possession to achieve better results. Don’t limit yourself to only think of physical tools. Think big. …


Here’s what I learned from the 3 E’s.

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Photo by Aziz Acharki on Unsplash

There are two types of people in the world: those who are lost and those who know they’re lost.

The moment I felt I belonged to the second group was magical. It meant I could start doing something about it.

My Exploration of Essentialism

Hearing of Essentialism was a true breakthrough moment for me.

As I recently resigned from my job and took a leap of faith, life is currently completely built upon my own decisions. Some days are great, others I feel steerless and aimless.

Coming across Essentialism was exactly the mental framework I was so desperately searching for. …


#7 — Sharing progress improves your product

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Photo by JOSE LARRAZOLO on Unsplash

Building your business in public is sharing stories

About your wins and losses. About being authentic and putting yourself in a vulnerable position. It’s assembling a community around your cause.

Building in public welcomes transparency and storytelling into your business. As people love stories, you stumbled upon the best marketing strategy ever. With your business playing the lead role, the story unfolds itself in front of the eyes of your audience. This is pure, digital gold.

Do it well and your momentum with an enthusiastic community generates an enormous amount of organic word of mouth — the gold standard for marketing.

Sure, failure always lies around the corner. When you’re building in public, the spotlight is always on. Don’t shy away, the more open you share your failures, the more trust you earn with your audience. Turn your heartfelt failures into inspirational lessons, and you’ve got yourself unique and sexy content. …


I get to have the lead role in my own play.

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Photo by Bradley Dunn on Unsplash

I’m Not a Quitter

That’s what I had to tell myself after resigning from my recently started consultancy business.

Barely 2 months ago, I quit my full-time job at a European tech scale up to pursue my own dreams:

I would start as an independent consultant to help businesses optimize their customer service operations.

After 4 weeks, I realized that that wasn’t my passion.

Dishonest with Myself

I hear you think “how can you find out after only 4 weeks?

It’s okay, I judged myself the same way.

It has been a tough road — judging myself for not doing the required work versus listening to my instinct. …


A 3-step approach to overcoming any obstacle in life

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Photo by Marc Rafanell López on Unsplash

Life can be tough.

One moment you feel like the king of the jungle, a mere 23 seconds later you’re stuck. The moment you feel like you’ve finally solved this mystery called life — it hits you in the face. With a brick.

Everybody that has ever worked on something knows this. You will get stuck at some point. Sometimes, right off the bat, and in other situations, the surprise waits till the end.

Wake up — Rome isn’t built in 1 day, so persistence and grid are required to succeed in life. In any phase of your work, you’ll face obstacles to overcome. …


Start working as a lion instead of a cow

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Photo by Alexas Fotos from Pexels

I recently switched to work that doesn’t look like work. And damn — most days, it even doesn’t feel like work.

My job is to come up with ideas — both visual as written. I get my best work done with my feet up and eyes closed. And I know I’m not the only one.

A big percentage of the jobs these days is for people to come up with ideas or strategies — inside their heads. What used to be seen as work — sweating, pounding, and moving around — appeared as real productivity. …


‘We’re living in the Age of Leverage, a time of unprecedented opportunity for creators’

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Photo by Martin Shreder on Unsplash

Everyone writes. So, you’d better do it right.

Writing well = success

Writing well means you understand things well.
Understanding things well means you’re thinking well.
Thinking well means you’re going to be successful.

Writing is wonderful — it helps to conceptualize thoughts, share a message, and connect with like-minded people. Writing is one of those things that bring you in flow the moment you start.

Writing is the antidote to confusion — James Clear

The internet is built upon words

Writing is everywhere. Look around you now — how many types of writing will you see?

We write almost every waking hour of the day. I shouldn’t have to explain which forms. Take it one step further, and we can state that the internet is built upon words. Every online place you go to, consists of words. You either read and write or speak and listen. …


The harder you work for something, the harder it is to give up

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Photo by Gratisography from Pexels

Decision-making. People often tell us that it’s one of the top skills we should possess.

Arguably.

Let me take you on a story —

You’re 18 years old, fresh after graduating high school and trying to figure out life. Part of this entails choosing your next formal education. With all the wisdom a 18-year old has at that point in life, you choose to enroll in law school. You just saw the first 3 seasons of Suits, so yeah — let’s go. Lawyers are cool and make a lot of money.

Only to find out after 18 months, you don’t really like it — but yeah, you’ve made the decision, so now you have to stick through. Fast forward to your graduation, you tell yourself the…


Everybody runs his own race.

8 Powerful Things You Should Have Gained from Surviving 2020
8 Powerful Things You Should Have Gained from Surviving 2020
Photo by Kalen Emsley on Unsplash

2020 ain’t no joke.

Let’s not go down the rabbit hole of all the crazy things. Just one thing — Why does my calendar already say we’re in the midst of November? I remember my last day at the office as it was yesterday. Friday, March 13th to be precise.

In my wildest dreams, I wouldn’t expect to be part of a global social experiment this year.

Anyway.

Although I’m stuck in my house, like many of us, 2020 has treated me well. I’m curious to see what those last 50 days or so have in stock for us. Every one of you reading this survived 2020 till now, but we can’t deny that it has been a mad teacher. …

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