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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.

My Most Popular Medium Stories

  1. 6 Effective Minimalist Habits That Changed My Life
  2. How to Find Stillness, Productivity, and Enjoyment Every Day
  3. How to Boost Your Self-Discipline Every Day
  4. 6 Common Mistakes to Avoid as a First-Time Digital Nomad
  5. 7 Powerful Life Lessons From Years of Remote Work

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Complete the puzzle one piece at a time.

How to Boost Your Self-Discipline Every Day — Asian girl sitting on spectator stands
How to Boost Your Self-Discipline Every Day — Asian girl sitting on spectator stands
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Self-discipline is a tough nut to crack.

We all want to be productive, stop procrastinating, and remove negative habits from our routines.

Staying on track every day, however, is a complicated puzzle that requires progressive solving. In other words, we need to build our self-discipline every day.

As such, if we want to attain self-mastery, discipline and restraint are a must.

But how do we boost our self-discipline every day? How can we retain our focus — even during ruts and moody stretches?

The solution resides in following daily rituals that bolster our self-discipline, remind us of our goals, and…


5 ways to fill your days with positive activities

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Success is nothing more than an accumulation of positive acts.

How can I succeed in business? What’s the secret to becoming a full-time writer? And where can I find the magic formula for learning new skills?

Those are common personal growth questions that many people ask themselves.

They believe that someone has a recipe for success and that they just need to find it. Those thinking patterns hold you back.

No matter if you’re building a business, learning a new language, or improving your physique, a combination of small habits will lead to success.

You need to become a little…


The most important components of a minimalist attitude

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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.

Once you grasp the mechanics of a minimalist mindset — as in, focusing your energy on the essentials — you trigger a chain reaction. …


How to direct your efforts toward achieving difficult goals

Powerful Rules For Taking On Hard Projects in Life — portrait of young woman in a bar at night
Powerful Rules For Taking On Hard Projects in Life — portrait of young woman in a bar at night
Picture by Daniel Monteiro / Unsplash

We all have grand ideas.

Some of us want to exit the corporate world and become online entrepreneurs. Others dream of climbing Everest or visiting 100 countries. And everyone seeks improvement in their career and personal lives.

In short, we want to advance in life.

Progression is, however, a challenging endeavor. If you want to break the status quo, you’ll have to accept difficulty and discomfort.

In other words, if you want to get to that next level in your career or life in general, you need to take on hard projects.

That’s where the following rules come into play.


Don’t mistake joy for achievement

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In our current era, happiness is the non plus ultra.

Everyone wants a happy lifestyle, a work-life balance that guarantees happiness, and a happy family.

The trouble with pursuing happiness is that it ignores its brevity and subjectiveness.

In the words of Verywellmind:

“Psychologists and other social scientists typically use the term ‘subjective well-being’ […] an individual’s overall personal feelings about their life in the present.”

In simple terms, happiness — or “subjective well-being” is a snapshot of your present state of mind.

Satisfaction, on the other hand, is the long-term knowledge that you received what you wanted.

It might…


How to live better by doing less

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Many of us live in a speed fest.

We try to get as much done as possible to please our boss. More networking events mean more potential clients and faster deals. And the quicker we become the fittest, wealthiest, and most intelligent versions of ourselves, the happier we’ll be.

In short, we seek to up the pace of our lives — chasing the promise of faster success.

Never-ending acceleration is, however, a double-edged sword.

By taking on more and more commitments, we have to divide our energy. By getting to know more and more people, it becomes challenging to build…


How to go beyond your limits and advance

6 Powerful Ways to Become Limitless in Real Life — long-exposure view of Times Square traffic
6 Powerful Ways to Become Limitless in Real Life — long-exposure view of Times Square traffic
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Remember that 2011 Bradley Cooper movie? A drug dealer gives a desperately unproductive writer a pill that grants him access to 100% of his brain. After taking the “NZT” for a few months, Cooper transforms his life — from unsuccessful writer to millionaire stock market investor.

Those pills don’t exist in real life, but there are ways to challenge your limits and unlock hidden potential. In short, certain powerful habits can help you become limitless.

What kind of limits are we talking about?

Most of us have anxieties, procrastination issues, and mental blockages that prevent us from achieving our goals…


How to remove stress-inducing negativity from your days

Let Go of These 7 Toxic Habits to Find Stillness Every Day — portrait of young woman with neon slow down sign
Let Go of These 7 Toxic Habits to Find Stillness Every Day — portrait of young woman with neon slow down sign
Photo by Daniel Monteiro on Unsplash

If you want to stay productive all day, stillness is a critical element.

As Ryan Holiday puts it in his 2019 bestseller Stillness is the Key:

“We do not live in this moment. We, in fact, try desperately to get out of it — by thinking, doing, talking, worrying, remembering, hoping, whatever.”

In other words, we never run out of ways to escape the present. And that’s what keeps us from being productive, serene, and successful.

Stillness is a fragile superpower. Attaining it is challenging, and remaining focused throughout the day is even more difficult.

That’s why we need to…


DIGITAL NOMADS. REMOTE WORK.

Why some fantasies should remain fantasies

Digital Nomad Dreams And What They Look Like in Real Life — man on mountain at sunset in Morocco
Digital Nomad Dreams And What They Look Like in Real Life — man on mountain at sunset in Morocco
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In this day and age, the number of aspiring digital nomads seems to grow exponentially every month.

Whether it’s disillusioned corporate workers who scored a permanent remote contract, ambitious content creators, or new-age investment experts, more and more people envision a full-time travel lifestyle.

And there’s no surprise here. With more and more bespoke digital nomad visas in all corners of the globe, shifting job markets, and a relentless appetite for international travel, digital nomadism will undoubtedly boom in the coming years.

Many first-time nomads, however, will be in for a shock when they eventually begin their odyssey.

Don’t get…

Jack Krier

Writer. Photographer. Nomad. I write about entrepreneurship, remote work, and personal growth | IG @jackroaming | My blog: https://bit.ly/2NnmrBM

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