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How Harari’s bestseller about Imagined Orders gives me confidence to live my life

This blog is about what I learned from the bestseller Homo Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. Reading it left me highly inspired and the book has changed my world perspective for good. So therefore I highly recommend reading the book if you are open to learn about the world, human and yourself and perhaps it Read more

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Rushing through life? Try Mindfulness

Are you rushing through life with your to-do list? Try Mindfulness. To get some peace of mind. To feel alive. Mindfulness improved my life. I will tell you how.

I have a different life attitude than I had 4 years ago. Instead of living in my papers, and thinking about my PowerPoint presentation and to … Read more

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Why an office job blocked my potential. And perhaps yours too

I write this blog because I feel that I learned so much more last three years than I did in ten years of work as an employee in an office job. And I thought – how come?  Why wasn’t my learning curve as steep as it is now? In this blog I explore this question. Read more

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8 Reasons why living on a budget is really cool

I think living on a small budget is really cool. JD and myself are able to live an amazing life – in Europe – with only €400,- a month. For two persons. And that includes everything from transport to food and insurance. I wouldn’t say there aren’t any disadvantages. Of course there are. But the Read more

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This is the #1 burning question people ask us all the time

As most of you know JD and myself are a strange couple. We are in our 30’s but we don’t have our own home. We don’t have a mortgage and we don’t rent one. It has been more than 3 years ago that we had our own house.   

We might be strange because of other Read more

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How to stay motivated – 5 simple rules that keep you going

I think everybody recognizes the following 2 questions: Is it it all worth it? And why am I doing this? For me as an entrepreneur these questions combined with mixed up feelings are very normal. But the feeling sucks. I am extremely driven to have an impact in other peoples lives. And not in a … Read more

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Mongolia horse trek adventure. This is my story of breaking my back and throwing with goats in Central Mongolia.

I realized I never wrote the “Breaking-my-back-in-Mongolia” story for theperfectstrugglersdotcom. So here it is:  my ‘How did I break my back memoires’ in Mongolia during our Mongolia horse trek.

In 2014 we decided to go for it. Chase the dream and live the consequences. Which meant quitting the 9-till-5 and selling the house. And go Read more

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My 5 most valuable insights to live a meaningful life

Probably the most ordinary way to live your life: “Build a career. Marry your love. Buy a house. Get children!” Millions and millions of people walked this path. It is like Elton Johns – Circle of Life. It is the normal dogma. A logic you don’t question you just follow up. It is the evolution Read more

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2 Valuable lessons in a night train in China

For someone who hates the sound of eating noisily it is quite a challenge to be in China. Especially when you are aboard of a full train for the coming 30 hours.

For someone who can’t stand the sound of snoring a train ride in China by night can be quite challenging. Especially since the Read more

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My struggle to become productive

I can really annoy myself with my own behaviour while working on – for example – this blog. I want to write, I want to be productive. But I find myself scrolling through my Facebook wall, investigating posts I already saw the day before. Or I walk into the bathroom every five minutes; first to Read more