I’ll begin this article by recommending this awesome video that you can see here.
The idea of this awesome TED Talk is the following — to take your ambitious goals, dreams and aspirations, to break them down into extremely marginal and insignificant processes, and to make marginal improvements into your routine to help you start doing those extremely small and simple things.
The person holding the TED talk describes himself as a C- student, and a person who was never, and still isn’t, capable of paying attention to anything for more than 5 to 10 minutes at a time.
I’ve been writing for several years now, publishing most of my work on a website called Steemit and a big part of it here, on Medium.
I’ve been writing articles about all kind of things, but mostly about self development, since that’s a subject I seem to always be interested in.
And while writing is a good way of putting your thoughts out there, it never occurred to me that writing for myself, without publishing, could be even more useful.
I started writing for myself, using a tool called Notion that I talked about in an article I published recently.
When I was 14 I really wanted to learn how to use Photoshop and do photomanipulation.
I had no idea whether I could do that, but I tried anyway.
I spent a bunch of time watching tutorials on YouTube and, despite the fact that I didn’t create anything incredible, I was happy with being able to create something small, like the image above.
As I grew I noticed that I was more and more reticent towards learning new things if I didn’t think I could become good enough at them.
I hesitated to write because I never thought I’d be…
I’ve been working on creative fields for as long as I know, mostly as a freelancer.
I started with video editing and graphic design, moved to web design and writing, then to programming and finally to 3D modelling.
I’ve been doing all kind of things and it’s been almost always fun.
The worst part about working in creative fields, any creative field, is that one way or another, you will get stuck at some point, and when you do, it’s hard to get unstuck.
Even if you do, you will get to a point, if you created too much, in…
I’ve been doubting myself since I can remember.
I doubt myself when it comes to the skills I have.
I doubt myself when it comes to my ability to do business.
I doubt myself when it comes to my ability to create content.
The list can keep going.
For a very long time I’ve been trying to get rid of that self-doubt, and I succeeded in some way.
If not for that, I would not be publishing this article on this website.
I wouldn’t even attempt to write it.
So I can say I don’t doubt myself as much as…
Since I started working as a freelancer around four years ago, I kept bookmarking websites with different types of information that I thought would be useful to me.
To be honest, I’ve been bookmarking websites way before that, with different type of videos, some entertaining, some useful, with websites about gaming and other things I’ve been interested in for years.
And while bookmarking websites can be quite a useful tool when it comes to saving things you might want to read, watch, or check in the future, doing it multiple times a day can be…. chaotic.
I currently have (and…
Acceptance is a difficult topic to approach, for many reasons.
I have problems with the word “acceptance” because a lot of people see it as an excuse to be how they are, where they are, without ever changing. They see it as a solution, as a way to get away from the work they have to put in in order to be better.
It’s easier to accept who you are than to try to become better, especially when becoming better requires more work than you’re willing to put in.
It’s always easier to just create excuses than to actually work…
This article is gonna be a some sort of an analysis on how wanting to be productive and efficient at all times can ruin the few moments we have for ourselves when we’re supposed to relax and have fun.
It is no secret to anyone that our society is focused, at least nowadays, on consumerism. We want to consume as much as possible from everything we can, and one thing that stands out is content. We want content. As much of it as possible.
If you’re like me and you spend a big part of your time in front of…
I received my first computer from my parents when I was 8 years old, and back then Windows XP was the operating system everyone was using.
A friend of my parents came to our house the day they purchased the computer and took care of pretty much everything that had to be done in order for the computer to function properly. He installed the Windows, he installed all the necessary drivers for everything to run the way it should have, and he even installed a few games for me.
I really had no idea what he did, and for a…
The internet is filled with articles about all kind of productivity tips that will supposedly help you do things better and faster, that will help you finish things way quicker so that you can have more time for yourself, and all kind of cool ideas that don’t always end up helping you at all.
I’ve been trying to make use of some of those ideas many times in the past, in an attempt to improve the way I do things, but I never managed to get to a point where I save a bunch of time by using 3 different…