I strongly believe that we, as humans, should come with our own custom user manual. Just like any other device in our lives, you know? Why having a user manual for your dishwasher, for your toaster, for your TV set, and not one for yourself? What if people misuse you? What if they push the … Read more Do You Have Your Own User Manual?
Ever wondered what money is? I know I did and not only once. The shortest answer I get when I ask around is: “pieces of metal or paper which can be exchanged for goods”. People don’t seem to have any difficulty whatsoever when giving me this answer. They even smile, like it’s the simplest thing … Read more The Most Powerful Force In The Universe Is The Agreement
It’s the last day of November and I decided to write a short report about my eleventh monkey. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go read the introductory post. In short, at the beginning of 2011, I decided to ditch my yearly resolutions and replace them with 12 monthly challenges, in which I … Read more Taming Monkey Number 11 – The Results
Every once in a while, when I’m in the middle of a discussion, Bianca, my 5 year old daughter breaks in with a low voice, but very firmly: “dad, you talk too much!” And oh, she is right every time. 🙂 I don”t know from where she picked this up. It may be that at … Read more Taming Monkey Number 10: Talk Less, Do More
You know what a “Lottery Scam” is? If not, just bear with me for a second. The “lottery scam” is a widely used con. It usually starts with the sending of a letter, in which the winning of a prize is announced. Somehow, you, the receiver of the letter, are suddenly entitled to that prize. … Read more The Lottery Scam
For the last 3 years I’ve been living completely off the grid. I don’t have a regular job anymore, my income sources are completely erratic, and my personal relationships are either collapsed or very hard to understand from a traditional perspective. I travel a lot and when I work, I set up my own hours … Read more Living Off The Grid
I used to be a control freak. No longer than 4-5 years ago I was owning and running a moderately big online business. By “moderately big” I understand a network of websites with more than 1.000.000 unique users each month and a yearly income in the hundreds of thousands of euros. According to today’s economy, … Read more Luck, Bad Luck And The Illusion Of Control
My first car was a wreck. A real wreck. The make was Dacia and the model was Nova. The color was metal blue and the engine was a 1.4 liter gasoline. The doors weren’t closing right and rear window exploded one very cold winter while I was waiting at a red light. Don’t ask why, … Read more Unlocking The Wrong Door