The “MIT” solution – How to identify the one key task each day to make consistent progress

Do you sometimes not want to start your day when you look at your to-do list in the morning?

Do you see 34 tasks, 33 of which you either dread or don’t see the point in?

You have to walk the dog.
Write a blog post.
Answer emails.

Then you’re supposed to walk the dog again.
File some papers.
Call a prospective client.

I get it. To-do lists can be a burden. Not too long ago, I had the same problem. Read More

Using the ONE GOAL strategy to set goals once and then constantly focus on them

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On September 12th last year I felt pretty good about myself. My Bachelor’s thesis was all done, I had a month to prepare for the presentation and my first website was done, all shiny and new.

4 weeks earlier I had decided that a) I was going to take a year off before eventually starting a Master’s and b) I was going to use that year to become my own boss and stop living off my parents’ money.

All I wanted was to make $500 a month, so I could pay for rent and food.

Since I had spent 2 semesters studying abroad, and friends kept asking me to review their English papers, I thought I’d do a great job at translating between English and German.

That day I had just put the finishing touches on the intro video.

Fast forward to mid October, one month later. I had just sent out 50+ emails to former customers of translation agencies, trying to collect information about why they had hired a translator, what results they had hoped for and how they found who they were looking for.

The results after over a month of work: $0.

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Comfort Zone Quotes – 77 quotes that will inspire you to take action today

Do you need a daily dose of inspiration? I know I do. Especially when it comes to making an effort, getting off my butt and doing something outside of my comfort zone.

I often find reading a quote in the morning helps me remember why I do the work I do. It is also a good trigger for me to quit the shenanigans and get to work.

But when I googled “comfort zone quotes” recently, I was disappointed. Lots of quotes, lots of repetitions, lots of images in weird sizes. Plus, hardly any of them were really talking about the comfort zone.

Yet, after reading one of them, I was inspired to build my own list. A proper list.

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How to google: 10 Shortcuts you definitely haven’t seen before

This is part 2 of a 2 part post series related to the release of my ebook ‘How to google – the Ultimate Guide to finding everything!’ This post shows you 10 Google Shortcuts you definitely haven’t seen before. It’s a modified excerpt from the book.

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Since you have mastered how you search, you must now take the second step to becoming a Google master.

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How to google – the Ultimate Guide

This is part 1 of a 2 part post series related to the release of my ebook ‘How to google – the Ultimate Guide to finding everything!’ The post below is a modified excerpt from the book. 

Introduction

‘There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.’ – Sherlock Holmes

A few weeks ago my Dad called me into his office. He said he had a computer-related problem.

Now I know what you’re thinking: Haha, those Dad’s and their computer problems, right?

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