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What I Learned From Derek Sivers?

What I Learned From Derek Sivers?

The crash of my startup, in the least of terms, was a highly unpleasant experience. Failing before 25 does wonders (in a negative connotation) to your persona and confidence. Scouring the net for something to give me inspiration soon became an addiction. The Internet is full of useful information, but it can be a very unforgiving place for anyone trying to find purpose. You get abused by so many success stories that soon you begin to question your abilities. Luckily I…

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The Curse of the Pessimistic Workplace

The Curse of the Pessimistic Workplace

It’s Monday! You wake up although the bed is very comfy. Nothing can make you get up. Or can it? You begin to think of work-related stuff. What are you going to expect this week? Will you meet your goals? Being optimist has its pros and cons. If you are going to read this article, I have the feeling you are somewhat optimistic, although bounded by some external limitations. Back to the story – you tell yourself that today is going…

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What would you do if you had no fear?

What would you do if you had no fear?

Just a few weeks ago I re-read “Who moved my cheese” by Spencer Johnson and have to say that it gets to you every time. Last time it was from a perspective of a college bachelor and now from a young professional. The life motivation is not the same, so the book has a new meaning. Just a brief reminder – the book is about 2 mice and 2 people who chase cheese in labyrinths. the cheese is a metaphor for…

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Is there ANYTHING good after closing your first start-up before 25?

Is there ANYTHING good after closing your first start-up before 25?

Dreadful moments of stress and anxiety – all resources are diminished. You make the decision – “I call it quits”. But everybody said entrepreneurship is about not giving up, following your dreams and changing the World! Are they ALL right? It is true that a new business endeavour requires beyond-human efforts, from the moment an idea is born, to the reality it turns out to be. Failure is always an option (despite how anyone expresses it, or doesn’t). But the…

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