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How to build a reputation in 150 easy steps

We all have a reputation.<...> What people know about you will either drive them towards you. Or away from you. The question is thus how to build the reputation that will be most beneficial to you? Or that will help you make progress towards your goals? I have

Why my life is not a journey

I'm always moving. Point A to Point B. Onto the next thing.<...> For my own benefit, I've had different labels for that motion. Ambition. Purpose. Entrepreneurship. Progress. Life. And I've often found myself at odds with that motion. Never truly happy or content or just present. In recent

A New Normal

Every now and again, what was normal before shifts and we find ourselves in a space called "a new normal".<...> This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, because as the adage goes, the only constant in life is change. What I think is interesting about those

Doing Good Work

Practicing greater mindfulness in everyday life has had a profound effect on me.<...> Initially though I struggled to reconcile the notion that I had to be present in the moment without: Getting stuck trying to connect past dots and relating that to the present; or Jumping to making

“Hey Software Maker, It’s Your Fault!”

“I know your software is broken. I tried to do this thing with it and it didn’t work. You should fix this; it’s totally your fault.” <...> I encounter this interaction often and in many shapes and sizes. Which is expected, because Receiptful isn’t yet a

The 5 Things That Changed My Life In 2015

Not another Buzzfeed listicle.<...> But an important list to compile for me myself nonetheless. Since about mid-December I've been thinking about my year in 2015 and I have one clear conclusion: it was definitely one of my best ever and the one in which I grew the most.

Moonshots In Hindsight

A year ago, I thought we were taking a moonshot with Receiptful.<...> Today - with the benefit of hindsight - I can tell you that I'm not that convinced that moonshot was / is the most apt term to describe our decision a year ago. But what I do

The Little Trick To Go Further

Regardless of how powerful your mind is, you can trick it to allow your body to go further.<...> This is another one of those life lessons that I've learnt from running and one that I implement often. I love running and I'm pretty fit (I can do a

One Trick Ponies & Persistence

I'm a one trick pony and my trick is my persistence.<...> That sentence might sound way simpler and more humble than I intend for it to sound, but the core of the message is spot-on: If I could singly out only one thing that I think has contributed

Why Monthly Investor Reports Matter

And probably not for the reasons that you expect either...<...> My steepest learning curve this year has been related to the intricacies related to fundraising and investors (something which was alien to me before as a bootstrapped entrepreneur). One of the new disciplines I've learnt has been to