Making money is just a part of the equation – and not even the most difficult one. I learned this the hard way. The most important part is to develop a mindset that will help you overcome any challenge that life will throw at you (because, sooner or later, life will drag into crisis).
I call this mindset “financial resilience”, or the ability to keep a steady income, regardless of the surrounding context.
In today’s world, the ability to move fast might make the difference between being blocked in an authoritarian regime, or living free.
Being location independent is not necessarily about being a digital nomad (although this is still an option), but more about being able to adapt fast to different countries and cultures, while still maintaining a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.
When you think about meaningful relationships, your first thought is probably about romantic, soul-mate like encounters. While these are still valid, as an option, they’re also somehow limitative.
There’s so much more to experiment when you decide to have meaningful relationships. There’s an entire spectrum, from friendship to romantic love, and from parenting to casual acquaintances.
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- 365 Days Writing Challenge – Checkpoint SevenToday marks the end of the seventh month of my 365 days writing challenge. For the last 211 days I published an article every day on this blog. At the end of each month I decided … Read more
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- Flattening The CurveI don’t even know if this qualifies as clickbait. I understand that the title may have stirred some feelings inside of you (and depending on which side you place yourself on the Covid-19 spectrum, these feelings … Read more
- Learning To RestIf you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit. Banksy If you ever ran an ultra-marathon, this quote will hit you as common sense. But not many people ran ultra-marathons. So let me try to … Read more
- Know What You’re Talking AboutWe live in a very different world than just 100 years ago. We don’t realize it, because we adjusted to it, but if our grand-grand-grand-parents will land, by some time-travel miracle, next to us in a … Read more
- Monday Moving Forward – Filtering Out The NoiseTime to publish another installment of the weekly “Monday Moving Forward” series, a series in which we post, surprisingly, only Mondays, because that’s when we have more chances to feel unmotivated. Mondays have a bad reputation, … Read more
- You Can’t Sail A Toy Boat On A Pierced BucketWhen I was a kid I used to play a lot with plastic, floatable toys. We didn’t have too many choices for toys back then. First, I’m talking about more than 40 years ago, second, it … Read more
- Do Electric Scooters Grow On The Streets?I work from coffee shops for more than a decade, and during the last 2-3 years something changed about that. It’s not specifically about coffee shops, as it is more about my way there. Something new … Read more
- Frugality And Financial ResilienceFrugality lowers entropy, and that supports, in the long run, financial resilience. Now, I’ve said. Two big words in one sentence. I mean, one big word, “frugality”, and a ginarmous concept, “financial resilience”. Let’s try to … Read more
- The Obstacle Is Not The BottleneckYou may be familiar with the saying: “The obstacle is the way”. It implies that whatever hurdles we are facing, we shouldn’t try to avoid them, as the path towards betterment is by learning to overcome … Read more
- Thinking Outside Of The JarIf you collect 100 black ants and 100 fire ants and put them in a glass jar nothing will happen. But if you take the jar, shake it violently and leave it on the table, the … Read more
- Filling In The GapsSometimes you have great ideas. And, if you’re lucky, you even get the energy and resources to make those ideas real. Other times, not so much. And yet, we tend to put more weight on the … Read more
- Clarkson’s Farm – A ReviewYou may remember Jeremy Clarkson from the days of Top Gear, a car show mixing (obviously) cars, humor, sarcasm and weird ideas. But he’s way more than that. A journalist, writer, TV host and a few … Read more
- Opportunities And Building UpEvery time we think about money, or about having access to relevant amounts of money, we think in terms of a unique event. Like, oh, what if I would suddenly have 10x my net-worth, right now. … Read more
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