Impact, Self

Being Successful Not Because, But Despite

Success leaves clues, which is one of the main reasons I love to read biographies. I’ve recently read the biographies of the amazing Jay Z and Steve Jobs. They have achieved amazing things, and the books carefully outline their steps to success. However, some of the actions don’t match my internal representations of success. A traits both […]

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These Are The 20+ Roles You Perform When Self-Publishing a Cook Book — And Why ‘I Can’t Do That’ Is Not An Excuse

We recently self-published our very first cook book. It’s our most personal project ever, as the PURE COOK BOOK tells the story of our dad, Papa Kazmi. Backed by a strong community of fans, friends and family, we decided to take matters in our own hands. We were responsible for the entire process, from concepting to funding, from […]

Impact, Relationships

The 80/20 Rule in Leadership: Three Actions That Determine Employee Behavior

Lifestyle entrepreneurs live by the 80/20 rule: do the 20% of activities that result in 80% of the results. In a life of more, maximizing output with limited resources is key. You can apply the rule almost everywhere. From exercising to learning, from meditation to creating your very first e-book. While co-reading ‘Discover Your Talents‘ by Paul ‘t Mannetje […]

Impact, Motivation, Self

6 To-Do List Do’s

Like many people, I have never learned (how) to make use of to-do lists. Perhaps it’s because the system is broken, but I never learned this basic skill on neither primary school, not on secondary school, nor university.  It is only a couple of years ago, that I taught myself. It has skyrocketed my productivity […]

Impact, Motivation, Relationships, Self

One step to success

There is no elevator for success. You have to take the stairs. But the higher your ambitions, the longer the way up. Most people – 80% of the population – don’t even set goals to begin with. But of those who do set goals, roughly 70% fails. Success doesn’t have to be difficult, though. We […]