Author: Moritz Schröder

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Inspirational speeches can come from anyone What do Charles Bukowski and Steve Jobs have in common? One an infamous drunk and gambler, the other a famous business man and billionaire.  But they both know how to inspire. They both have given some of the best inspirational speeches ever. And to truly inspire is not easy. …

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So many problems, so little time So I just started my own company. And as it so happens, I immediately ran into a lot of problems. I mean, A LOT! Of course I had a neatly planned vision of how I would execute my business idea. I knew which tasks to prioritise and how to…

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A ban to prevent terrorism Trump. These days everybody, his supporters as well as his opponents, are non-stop talking about him. After just two weeks in office Donald Trump has caused more outrage than former president Obama in eight years. By far the most controversial action so far was his ‘Muslim Ban’: the decision to…

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For a society in which "making a lot a lot of money", "getting rich" or "success" in general is valued so highly, it is surprising to see how few people actually think deeply about why they strive for all this.  Why people want more money If you think about it, money in the abstract sense…
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Many successful people talk about how difficult it is to follow your passion. They talk about hustling, they talk about struggling to build a career, build a product, build a company. They emphasise how much they have to sacrifice in order to keep doing what they love.  Just watch this short clip of Steve Jobs…

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People who follow Marketing Guru Seth Godin’s blog know that he is an avid writer. In fact, Godin committed to write every single day of his life. (check out his stuff here)  However, you will quickly notice that some posts are rather short. Really short, actually. Some posts are just over 100 words. Sure, there…

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It is a common saying in self development that you eventually become the average of the five people you spend the most time with. But while that is true, it does not fully show just why it is so important to surround yourself with inspiring people. Yes, being among great people makes you better yourself.…

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A while ago I wrote an article about Consuming versus producing . The idea for that blog post was initially born out of the conviction that being someone who spends much time producing ideas, services or products is an ideal to strive towards. Conversely, someone who is just consuming and, furthermore, defines himself through what he consumes, usually lacks the depth…

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I know, I know: goal setting is not exactly a sexy topic. I wrote about it before and addressed the issue of coming up with top level goals that allow you to structure your life around them. But even when having a very clear idea of how you prioritise your goals in life, you can still…

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As we go through life, we adopt certain believe systems under which we operate. These are called paradigms and they help us make sense of the world around us. The way we think and act is largely based on which paradigms our life is founded on. Think of it as an operating system. This is why…

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Professional Growth is everything that revolves around developing yourself in what you do for a living. This includes hard skills, but can just as well cover the right mindset and attitude towards your work. Here you will find topics that are crucial to your personal growth, for example how to find fulfilment in your job, how…

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Starting a company is easy. Sure, you need a bit of capital, rent some office space, register your business, find your first customers. Clearly, there is work to be done, but if done step by step, none of it is difficult. Entrepreneurs hate the world What is difficult is being an entrepreneur. Being an entrepreneur…

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Turning pro When we follow our passion, we all go through different stages. This post will be about the last stage: turning pro. But let me begin with a recap. First we are overly excited about that new hobby of ours. We get hooked on how quickly we improve, we can barely keep up with the…

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We live in a time of abundance. At least in the western world we are pretty much free to eat what we want, to own what we want, to go where we want. For any area of our lives, we are free to do anything we want. Complete freedom. And while this is obviously awesome, it also…

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Personal Growth is a tricky thing. As a mindset, I believe it can be hugely benefical (afterall, that is why i founded Wolkify, a platform for personal growth). It gives you a guideline in life, it offers values to live by and it encourages you to continuously push yourself. These are all features that hopefully…

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You are not your job! This is what Tyler Durden proclaims in David Fincher’s 1999 cult movie Fight Club. And since then, generations of angry, frustrated, exhausted workers felt like Tyler is finally someone who gets it. “Of course I am not my job! My job is boring, but I am not! My job is dull, but I…

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Muhammad Ali is really not who comes to mind when thinking about weak-minded people. As one of the greatest sportsmen who ever lived, he is the embodiment of a winner's mindset. He seemed invincible in the ring, and even later, when he fought his very personal fight against Parkinson's disease, his whole body shaking from the…
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A “bread job” is a job that you only do to pay the bills. Franz Kafka originally coined the term when he described his work in an insurance company. It paid the bills for him and it was necessary to keep this job since he could not live off of his true passion, writing. It…

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Don’t be average We are all unique. Every person is special, with an own set of talents, ideas and passions. This is what makes us stand out from the masses. However, as we grow older, we tend to give more and more of that up in oder to “fit in”. We don’t like the social…