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When you want to give up

When you want to give up

“I want to give up!” I have thought or spoken those words more than I would like to admit. Words you cannot avoid if you aim to achieve anything worthwhile in life. I think, I stand corrected, I only once met a person who never ever uttered these words - the guy who...

It’s OK to be afraid. Be afraid of not being afraid

It’s OK to be afraid. Be afraid of not being afraid

Being afraid is OK. I have been afraid so many times in my life and even now I am afraid quite a good deal of the time. And that is ok. What you really need to be afraid of is when you are not afraid, that is when things can go wrong quickly and create situations you...

Entrepreneurship is killing entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is killing entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is killing entrepreneurship. The current hype, message and approach to entrepreneurship is parasitic, leading to the death of entrepreneurship and eventually the death of the business. I have personally tried this approach and failed, as have many...

Reaching your goals is what’s keeping you poor

Reaching your goals is what’s keeping you poor

You are not poor because you are not reaching your goals. You are poor because you are reaching your goals. Your set your goals as high as the ceiling in your house instead of setting goals as high as the moon or the stars. It’s normal to do this and I have struggled...

A new definition of work-life balance

A new definition of work-life balance

There is no such thing as work-life balance. Not in my world. I think the current definition of work-life balance insinuates that one is good and one is bad. Which one, work or life? You decide. Trying to keep the “bad” at bay while growing the good is a stress...

A good case against entrepreneurship

A good case against entrepreneurship

I am not against entrepreneurship, but don’t become an entrepreneur. If you are already on that path, think about ways you can get out. Entrepreneurship is not working. Look at the failure rates and you will see my case against entrepreneurship. According to a Forbes...

Work-life integration instead of work-life balance

Work-life integration instead of work-life balance

I do not believe in work-life balance. It insinuates one is bad, either work or life, and that the bad one needs to be kept at bay. It means I am happy when I do the one (work or life) and unhappy when I do the other one. I see it differently, life and work is one....

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