Hi, I’m Dragos Roua!

And You’re Awesome!

This is my blog. A place where I experiment, share, follow and implement all sorts of crazy things – all about self-improvement, ultimately.

I’m a serial online entrepreneur, personal development fanatic, blogger, father, runner, tanguero, dreamer, risk taker. I also think happiness is a process, not a goal.

My only two qualities are curiosity and stubbornness. Those two combined made me undertake some crazy goals in my life, like starting an online publishing company from scratch – and selling it 9 years later. Or running marathons ultra-marathons. Or learning – and then teaching argentine tango. If you want, you can learn more about me.

Here you can read for free more than 650 700 750 800 self-improvement articles. I mostly write about

Free Books

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I wrote and self-published 9 books, a few of them being translated in other languages, like Korean or Farsi. Since June 2014, all my books (meaning the ones you can download as PDF from this very site) are distributed on a “get them for free, pay what you like” model. Meaning you first get the books, read them, and if you find them valuable, you pay. And you pay your own price. More details here.

In 2014 I started Connect Hub, a coworking space and event venue in Bucharest, geared towards entrepreneurs. When I’m not working there, I travel, dance tango or hang out with wonderful people. If you want to work with me, (I can act as a coach or consultant), go ahead. If you want to just stay in touch with what I write, subscribe to low volume, no-nonsense mailing list:

 

Online Courses


Goal Setting 101 is THE goal setting course. Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Unable to advance in your personal life or career? This course smashes roadblocks with a simple, yet powerful framework, called Assess, Decide, Do. Learn to create daring, yet precise goals and reach them.

The course is live only online school here (coupon code “dragosblog” for a treat).

Live Events


Open Connect is a live event I’m organizing each Thursday at Connect Hub (a co-working space I founded in Bucharest) which connects entrepreneurs, developers or just passionate people. If it’s Thursday morning then you can see it live on the box above.

Go here if you want to know more about the community (Romanian content).

Productivity Tools

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I was big fan of Getting Things Done (and wrote about it extensively) until I decided to create my own productivity framework, called Assess, Decide, Do. It stems from the fact that we, as human beings, are performing in only 3 main “realms”. In the first one, Assess, we evaluate, get feedback,. daydream or even procrastinate. In the second one, Decide, we plan, we project and “sign the contract” with the tasks or projects we want to get done. And in “Do”, well, we just do it.

There is a book, called “Assess, Decide, Do – Natural Productivity“, available as a PDF, printed on Amazon or as an iBook, if you want to know more. Also, I created my own iPhone / iPad app on top of this framework, called iADD, you can find it here: iAdd.

Free Downloads

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How To Set Up Goals

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I Founded, Coded or Created

  • Connect Hub - Bucharest's coolest coworking space and event venue.
  • Open Connect - THE networking event for entrepreneurs.
  • iAdd - time and task management on iOS (iPhone / iPod / iPad) using the Assess - Decide - Do framework