Born in Luxembourg, I am a trained finance lawyer with a passion for writing, photography, and globetrotting. I nowadays travel the world full-time (50+ countries) while managing several online businesses in the field of content creation. My aim is to help ambitious readers take their lives to the next level by focusing on the essentials.
There are two kinds of people.
Some are always in a hurry, catching up on work, putting in late shifts, and running from activity to activity. Others seem to get everything done without cramming their schedules, staying up late, or letting stress factors take over.
Lifestyles might differ, but everyone has the same 24 hours.
That’s where daily routines come into play.
If you want to become more productive, alleviate stress factors, and push your endeavors forward, you need an effective routine.
As American philosopher Will Durant once said:
“We are what we repeatedly do. …
Everyone has dreams, goals, and plans.
Some want to live on their own terms by transitioning from the corporate world into entrepreneurship. Others embark on a fitness journey to better their physique. And many try their hand at learning new skills.
In short, we all want to become better versions of ourselves.
“Better,” however, is not a destination. We don’t wake up one day, discover a magic potion, and metamorphose into the superman-version of ourselves.
As such, the only way to become a better version of yourself — on a personal, mental, physical, or professional level — is via continuous…
Let’s face it. Most people have a boring life. Or so it seems.
We get up in the morning, have breakfast, start our daily grind, eat lunch, do some more work, get home, watch Netflix, spend some time with our partner, and go to sleep. If we are disciplined and motivated, we might squeeze in a gym session and a short reading stint. And the ones who are genuinely determined spend a few hours at night working on their side hustles.
In short, most of us follow the same “boring” routine every day and endlessly fantasize about the future.
Minimalism is not wizardry. It is a fairly straightforward journey. The journey starts with an idea. Gradually, this idea forges a new mindset. And this mindset leads to new habits.
Together, these habits create a lifestyle pivoting around freedom, simplicity, and mindfulness.
People often picture minimalism as an empty white room without clutter and superfluous items.
Design naturally plays a role, but minimalism as a lifestyle goes far beyond decluttering.
Success has countless definitions.
For some, it means having three healthy children, a stable marriage, a comfortable house in a leafy neighborhood, and a secure 9–5. For others, success is all about going on thrilling adventures and exploring exotic locations. And finally, some people measure success in business achievements.
In a 2021 article, Lifehack enumerates no less than 19 definitions of success, including “having concrete goals,” “believing in yourself,” and “overcoming fear.”
All of these definitions have merit, but there is an easier way to measure success in life.
What if we could determine success purely by how we spend…
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2019.
I had been a digital nomad for less than six months and had just made it to South America, the second continent on my remote working odyssey.
I had been to Latin America many times before, but those were worry-free backpacking adventures. I now had to keep my business afloat, find an affordable apartment in a safe area, and navigate the hurdles of daily life.
On my second day in the Argentinian capital, I went for drinks with an American guy I had met years earlier in Colombia. …
In times of crisis, resilience is a genuine superpower.
No matter where we are in life, we will face challenges, and it’s here where a resilient mind comes to fruition. In those moments, resilience will help you power through and come out on the other side.
But what does “resilience” mean in the real world?
According to Everyday Health, resilience is:
“your ability to withstand adversity and bounce back and grow despite life’s downturns.”
As such, resilience is all about crisis management. It’s the ability to keep going when life throws everything at you. …
If you want to take your life to the next level, your focus is an essential component.
In other words, the more you can direct your efforts into the right areas, the better your results. That’s where decluttering comes into play.
Many people limit the concept to home organization, but decluttering is a much larger process. If you want to achieve holistic self-improvement, you need to declutter beyond your physical spaces. In short, you need to reorganize your life.
There are many areas where decluttering can profoundly impact your productivity, financial success, and mental well-being.
Over the last three years…
Many people romanticize the idea of traveling the world.
That backpacking trip changed my life. I now realize that most people in the world are good.
On the other hand, social media has turned traveling into a public bucket list contest rather than a personal endeavor.
I need to visit landmark X and shoot pictures there. My favorite Instagrammer did so.
In short, many people now have clear expectations when they start traveling.
But how can travel influence our lives in reality? …