“A billion dollars? That’s not cool. You know what’s cool? A million dollars.” –Derek Sivers Quite some time ago, I read this post by Chris Brogan about attention management. Chris is an author and consultant and has written many great articles on marketing-related topics. But even though I enjoy many of his writings and thoughts,… Continue reading A Billion Dollars isn’t Cool
At the Caribbean coast of Colombia, festivities take place on the streets. The weather is always great, you can catch a nice breeze, and the neighbors are friendly. So instead of locking yourself in, you put a bunch of plastic chairs in front of your house and create a spontaneous road block to celebrate your… Continue reading Life and Business Lessons from Colombian Street Vendors: What a Sausage Salesman taught me about Business
On January 16th, we will celebrate the 1st International Walk With Flowers Day. Click here to find out how to participate! “It’s just business, you know…” He shrugged and looked at me with an excusatory smile. “Sure,” I was going to answer – but I paused and let his words ease down for a moment.… Continue reading Walk with Flowers
Over a couple of mails and months, I was lucky to have an interesting (and totally tempo giusto) conversation with WordPress hero and long-term freelancer, Melanie Orndorff. We talked about new ways to approach a career, location-independence, the relationship between freelancing and micro-entrepreneurship, and how hard it is to avoid getting employed. This is the… Continue reading “Balance Entrepreneurship and Anti-Consumerism” (A Conversation with Melanie Orndorff)
Monday mornings can suck. Oh hell, they can. And I’m not just bitching because I currently experiment with a lifestyle of nightowlism (more on that in my next post!) – Monday mornings can suck big time, and we’ve all have experienced it. Really bad Monday mornings start with an alarm clock. They are nearly always… Continue reading Review Paid To Exist – and a (Life-Changing) Give-Away!