A reminder to think

In today’s world, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life, bombarded by external stimuli. We’re constantly scrolling through our social media feeds, checking our email, and responding to notifications, leaving little time for quiet reflection and introspection. However, taking time to pause and think about our goals, aspirations, and dreams is crucial for personal growth and success.

Just like a gardener carefully tends to their crops, we must nurture our dreams by giving them our attention and focus. It’s easy to let our dreams get lost in the weeds of daily life, but by making time to consciously think about them, we give them the nourishment they need to grow and flourish.

Even a few minutes of dedicated thought each day can make a significant difference. Take a moment to close your eyes, clear your mind, and visualize your goals. Imagine yourself achieving them, and feel the excitement and satisfaction that comes from reaching your full potential.

Remember, the world is full of people who dream big, but only a few actually take the time to make their dreams a reality. By making time for quiet reflection and intention setting, you put yourself ahead of the pack.

So, take a few minutes each day to pause, reflect, and dream. Your future self will thank you for it.

How to regain your childlike curiosity

These days I turn my full attention to playing games with my 1-year old son. It amazes me how engrossed he is in the game of passing a small ball. Everything is new for him, everything makes him look with admiration. He crawls around the apartment and explores. I look at him while he makes that face when he connects the dots on how a thing works. It is absolutely fascinating to watch this process. And then it struck me: where did my curiosity go? Did I turn into a boring adult? Can I go back?

I read a lot of stuff on the topic and now I want to share with you my insights.


First and foremost: be here and now. You can not be curious if you are doomscrolling on facebook or looking at instagram photos. Now you will argue that you are searching for inspiration and ideas on facebook. But you know what? Most of the content in fb is shared, which means that you can find it elsewhere on the internet. Social media is a tool for distraction, not concentration.


Make everyday activities an experiment. Play with the settings on your coffee machine. Put more or less coffee/water, check the difference in the taste and write down the results. Refuel your car at a different gas stations and check if there is a difference in the driving. Put an additive and see if there is a difference. Detect the time you need to go from point A to point B. Install 10 weather apps and check which one is the most accurate in the course of a month. The list can go on and on, but you got the idea.


You can find life changing ideas by reading a lot. Read everything – books, newsletters, blogs, magazines, newspapers. Do not limit yourself only on topics that interest you, find something new. Best option is to join your local library and just go through the shelves.


Bertrand Russell said it better than me:

Let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.


Search for an interesting fact. Check a word in different language. Ask someone who is an expert in a field. The more facts you devour, the bigger chance to connect the dots into a groundbreaking idea.

Forgetting that the child you were before lies somewhere deep in you can result in losing all your creativity and curiosity. But with a little self awareness and concentration you can regain the qualities you once had. Stay young. Stay curious.

5 tips for a successful side hustle

I work full time and run a couple of side projects. If you are like me you know all the difficulties a side hustle can give you. If you have a family, a full time job and a side project, juggling between them can be a tiring experience. Below I will suggest some tips you can use to cope with these problems.

Set the right amount of time

We all have the same 24 hours a day. You work an 8 hours job and you do not want your family to forget who you are. So you have to really carefully calculate the maximum amount of time you can spend on your side project. If you have 1 hour a week, make it worth it.

Be persistent

I post a new issue of my newsletter every Sunday from Feb 9, 2020. I posted when I got COVID, I posted on the day of my wedding. I posted when my son was born. No excuses. Your audience have to know what to expect. If you post on random dates twice a year people won’t even remember how they got subscribed for your content at the first place.

Diversify your content

Nowadays simply running a newsletter or a blog is not really enough. You have to give your audience more value. Create a digital product to offer for free or with discount. Make an exclusive vlog or podcast to speak on a topic. Create a printable pdf. Possibilities are endless, you have to find what works best for your niche.

Do not give up

There will be times when you will want to give up. You will doubt that your project will ever be what you want it to be. Nobody will pay attention and nobody will care. But let me tell you something. There are 8 billion people in the world right now. It looks like this: 8 000 000 000. All of those people are your potential audience. Your readers, your listeners, your subscribers. They will find your project, and they will love it. Do. Not. Give. Up.

Steal from the successful

Steal ideas from the successful in your field. Find the best projects and see what you can use for your own. Take a good practice and make it even better. Nobody said that what works for others will work for you, but without trying you will never know.

These are my tips for turning your projects into a huge success. I wish you all to make your side hustle a full time job. This is what we are all fighting for.

It doesn’t have to be perfect

When I was a child I used to create things. A lot of things. I wrote a book for my best friend to read. I took inspiration from gaming magazines to create board games using the titles of famous computer games. I drew tens of mobile phone designs. I took cartons big enough to fit in and turned them into imaginable cars.

None of my undertakings were ready enough to be shared, but still I shared them with my friends gaining their authentic admiration. Back then it was enough.

These days things have changed. I hardly share my works with even my best friends. They are works in progress. Not ready. Not good enough. Not perfect. It is time for me to change this and maybe help a few insecure souls with my reason.

If you are creating something that you like and just keep it for yourself you are not a creator – you are an egoist. You have the whole internet available to promote your art. Do you really think that there is no one else on earth that will like your work, however unfinished it may be?

This probably won’t be my best article – I will post it anyway.

It doesn’t have to be perfect.