Get to know me a little better

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Jack Krier on Instagram

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. 6 Mindful Ways to Slow Your Life Down
  3. How to Find Stillness, Productivity, and Enjoyment Every Day
  4. 6 Common Mistakes to Avoid as a First-Time Digital Nomad
  5. 7 Mindful Ways to Improve Your Self-Discipline

Other Personal Favorites (Updated Regularly)

  1. A Foolproof Guide…


Use mindfulness to achieve self-mastery.

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Photo by Bogdan Pasca on Unsplash

Self-discipline is the sine qua non for personal growth.

Many desirable traits like courage, team spirit, and sociability help you move forward in life, but they’re ineffective in the absence of self-discipline. No matter if you’re building a business, improving your physique, or taking on personal challenges, you’ll need a healthy dose of self-mastery to accomplish your goals.

So, what does self-discipline entail in the real world? According to Success Consciousness, self-discipline means:

“self-control, the ability to avoid unhealthy excess of anything that could lead to negative consequences.”

As such, self-discipline is about reducing excesses to control the consequences of…


5 ways to fill your days with positive activities

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Picture by Benjamin Combs / Unsplash

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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Photo by niklas schoenberger on Unsplash

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. …


Conquer your fears and make smarter decisions.

Ways to Have More Courage in Life — portrait of beautiful young woman in Corfu, Greece
Ways to Have More Courage in Life — portrait of beautiful young woman in Corfu, Greece
Picture by Tamara Bellis on Unsplash

Courage can become a superpower.

A courageous attitude can help us become more productive, more determined, and less fearful in our endeavors.

But what does having courage mean in the real world?

According to the Mirriam Webster Dictionary, courage is the:

“Mental or moral strength to venture, persevere and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.”

Consequently, courage is the mental capacity to stay on track when the chips are down. In other words, a courageous mindset is about retaining your focus in challenging situations.

Courage can imply taking more risks. It can also mean refraining from making bad decisions. And finally…


7 ways to add more hours to your days

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Photo by bruce mars on Unsplash

We all want more time.

We fail to juggle professional commitments with personal projects. Family time is a scarce resource. And finally, we always seem to be in a hurry, unable to slow down and relax.

That’s where time-reclaiming habits come into play.

In other words, to attain a healthy, productive, and mindful rhythm, we need to make time. We need to utilize the hours that we have and add more space to our days.

There are various effective techniques in this regard.

By carefully curating our commitments, controlling our schedules, and finding ways to regain lost time, we can…


You can carry your life on your back.

7 Powerful Life Lessons From Living Out of 2 Backpacks For Years — man with red jacket standing on lake
7 Powerful Life Lessons From Living Out of 2 Backpacks For Years — man with red jacket standing on lake
Photo by KAL VISUALS on Unsplash

Not so long ago, I was living in a comfy apartment, driving my car to work every day, and ordering sneakers online.

I had an average corporate lifestyle with a handsome salary, lots of networking events, and stability.

It was easy, secure, and convenient. And that was the problem.

Deep down, the adventurer inside me wanted more risk, less materialism, and a more unconventional outlook on life.

That’s when I made a cut.

After years of working long hours in the finance sector, chasing corporate status, and playing by everyone else’s rules, I re-orientated my professional life. …


LIVING ABROAD

How being an outsider changed my outlook on the world

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Jack Krier on Instagram

Immersing yourself in a different culture is an eye-opening experience.

Most people never get the chance. They visit foreign countries during their two-week annual vacation, enjoy the sites, learn about the culture, and return to a familiar environment. And there is nothing wrong with that.

However, whisking across a country as a tourist and living there — as a remote worker or foreign resident — are two different pairs of shoes.

I’ve been fortunate enough to visit nearly 60 countries in my twenties — studying in two for at least a year and living in 12 as a digital nomad.


How to train your mind to stop putting things off.

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Photo by Eutah Mizushima on Unsplash

Procrastination is one of the most wide-spread 21st-century woes.

Entertainment algorithms endlessly compete for our attention. Ubiquitous information streams prevent us from focusing on one task at a time. And most importantly, we wrestle with our inner desire for entertainment, instant gratification, and comfort.

In short, the fight against procrastination is constant and challenging. It is, however, also necessary.

According to the Mirriam Webster Dictionary, procrastination is the act of “putting [something] off intentionally and habitually.

Consequently, by letting external distractions steal our focus, we deliberately allow ourselves to delay important work. …


Avoid these scenarios to move forward

Reasons Why Self-Improvement Isnt Working in Your Life — portrait of a man with a guitar in black and white
Reasons Why Self-Improvement Isnt Working in Your Life — portrait of a man with a guitar in black and white
Photo by Ali Yahya on Unsplash

Self-improvement is omnipresent these days.

We all want to become better versions of ourselves, and for that, we consume online content, enroll in classes, and read books.

When it comes to tangible betterment, however, not many people succeed.

We might lose a few pounds and make a little bit more money, but we don’t experience that once-in-a-lifetime transformation that our favorite blogger promised.

In short, we fail to take our lives to the next level.

In the absence of measurable improvement, most people cite two causes.

One group dismisses the entire idea of self-improvement.

It’s all nonsense. The concept of…

Jack Krier

Writer. Photographer. Nomad. I write about entrepreneurship, remote work, and personal growth: https://bit.ly/2NnmrBM

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