Is hard work really the answer? How to work less, earn more, have a bigger impact and do magic in the process

Hard-Work

With hard work and dedication, you can achieve anything in life! I bet you heard some variation of this motto during your life. Maybe it came from your father, your mother, your school teacher or a famous business vlogger. #grinding #hustling #suffering and so on. No pain, no gain. Is it?

Here’s a fact. You can see a lot of successful people who had major breakthroughs while young and with limited experience. Here’s an example: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley released her first book in 1818 She was 20. That book is called Frankenstein and it went on to be one of the most famous and well-written novels of all time. Disclaimer: I haven’t read the book or watched any movie on the theme.

Another example: I know people who are entrepreneurs for 20 or 30 years and they can barely make it. They work super hard, they are educated, up to date and focused. On another note, I have a friend who became an entrepreneur two years ago. Now he travels around the world, has a kick ass business and makes around $15.000 per month in profits. He works around 1 day per week, sometimes even less. He worked intensely in the first 6 – 9 months and that was enough for his business to take off.

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What if death is the greatest gift on this earth?

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Fear of death. Almost everybody has it. A lot of psychologists, gurus and snake oil salesmen pretend that’s The Fear behind all fears. I don’t know about that. But I do know that ignoring death it’s not going to make it go away. We’re all have to face it at some point. And the weirdest thing is that we don’t have any control over it. We don’t know when or how it’s going to happen. Yet we know that it’s going to happen eventually.

We currently live in a global culture that denies death and fights to kill it. Or at least hide it for as long as possible. Magical potions, apps, rejuvenating shit, oil snake, “age is just a number” stupidity and so on. Be like Hulk in your 80s. Live forever. Stay young. Have fun.

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Can you control your life? My short story about living on my terms, control, fear, dungeons and magic amulets.

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I didn’t believe in destiny. I was young and reckless. I did everything on my terms. Sometimes things went well. A lot of times things went terribly wrong and I had to clean up a lot of mess. What I hated the most about destiny or God was the idea that I can’t control my life. I can’t do everything that I want, I feel, I dread. Something in me was fighting hard against that. I wanted to be the general, not a just a soldier. I wanted to lead, not to follow!

Then I discovered some “self-help” books. You can do anything you want, Lead your life, Control your destiny, Sell anything to anybody, Live on your terms, Do anything you want. I liked those concepts. They were luring my passion for control. I tried a lot of that stuff. Most of the time it didn’t work. Sometimes it worked but things turned to dust pretty quickly. Or it went bad, dragging other parts of my life with it, bringing chaos and despair. It was the same cycle over and over again.

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