Life

My personal blog is basically my journey into what matters in the world and why. I find life lessons in conversations that I have, or while I’m watching a movie, or when I’m reading a book. Beneath you’ll find the life lessons that I think are worth sharing. Pick the one that matches your interest.

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10 successful people who failed hard but used it as fuel on their road to success

It’s fun and inspiring to talk about successes and achievements, but sometimes it is even more fun if we get to talk about the losses of the people we know turned out really well. In this blog I write about 10 successful people who failed but used their mistakes on their way to success.

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Goals for 2021 and how to stick to them

Happy New Year to you. I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. I am optimistic that 2021 will be better than 2020, as we might have some reasons to believe so. Let’s all try and look for the opportunities in the midst of challenges and set some goals for 2021 to keep our heads up.

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From the short stories series: the old wise man and the drumming boys

Old and wise men seem to be the subject of many short stories. This short story is no different in that sense. The old man short story is about changing your perspective in situations that seem to be fixed. Read on for the old man and the drums.

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What the Coronavirus outbreak taught us about kindness


The year 2020 started off with a shock. As we all know, the coronavirus outbreak led to a shut-down of our boarders, our shops, our cafés and restaurants. But despite the cruel impact of the coronavirus on our health and daily lives, the impact of coronavirus has also left us with some wonderful acts of kindness.

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From the Short Stories Series: The blind men and the elephant

I came to notice that elephants are often used as a metaphor in the various short stories that are in circulation. The short story called The elephant rope that I published recently is an example of that. Today I like to put out another parable. It’s called The blind men and the elephant.

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From the Short Stories Series: Three Bricklayers

The story of three bricklayers is an authentic parable with different angles. Although you’ll find many variations of this bricklayer story online, each version tells of three people working on the same wall and doing the same work, but with totally different attitudes. Read on to get the short story and the lessons behind it.

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5 Things I Learned From David Bowie

It’s now been over 4 years since the tragic death of David Bowie. Besides the fact that he must have lived life to the fullest – doing things god has forbidden, Bowie inspired millions of people in many different ways including myself. This article looks at the things that I have learned from Bowie and how he influenced my career.

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The value of what people say about you when you’re not in the room

It can be interesting to understand how people experience you and view you. Not because they are always right, but because they might see a certain aspect of you that can benefit a more objective self-awareness. Let me show you the importance of self-awareness for building a personal brand and the value of what people say about you when you’re not in the room.

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From the short stories series: The Struggles of Our Life

This short story is about a father who wants to teach his daughter a lesson. The short story is about dealing with failure and disappointments. Read on for the Struggles of Our Life.

The Struggles of Our Life

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it.

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