How To Trick Yourself Better

The magic of a dream often collapses during the day because even the aptest dreamer cares more about the outer world than he should when he is awake. The insane are much better at this: They declare themselves emperors and their cells as their castles, and everything is wonderful. Being able to magically transform the… Continue reading How To Trick Yourself Better

Would You Sell Your Freedom for a Quarter Million Euros?

My New Year’s oracle had told me so: In 2012, my finances would finally get sorted out. Big cash was on the way! A couple of days later, the prophecy became palpable: I got a call from a dear friend who also happens to be a former boss. In plain language, she offered me 250.000… Continue reading Would You Sell Your Freedom for a Quarter Million Euros?

“Balance Entrepreneurship and Anti-Consumerism” (A Conversation with Melanie Orndorff)

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)