Inspiration

How I Spent All Day With A Fugitive

Dominika and I did something a bit unusual this Friday: we spent most of the day with one of our email subscribers – Axel – who lives in Spain.

When he offered to visit us in Malaga, we thought it could be really cool. We didn’t know he’d bring beer, wine and cheese – that made it even cooler ;)

Anyway, he turned out to be an awesome guy and we spent a lot of time talking about his situation, his life and the great business project he is working on.

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The First Pancake Rule

If you’ve ever made pancakes, you know the rule: the first pancake always goes to the bin… Or to an impatient, hungry kid hanging around you. Or to a dog ;-)

I have no idea why, but the first pancake never looks good. It’s never round and it’s either burnt or undone.

The really interesting part is how we react to this weird rule of nature: everybody just kind of accepts that in order to make bunch of perfect pancakes, you need to screw the first one up.

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The Cool Thing About Hating A Job

I know this is definitely not the most appropriate thing to write on a career change blog but I’ll write it anyway:

I used to love my job.

Seriously.

It was a proper corporate job with all the trimmings: nice suit, PowerPoint slides and endless (often useless) important meetings.

When I started it, I was all in. Proud of it. Excited by it.

Yet I ended up hating it.

This rejection was the outcome of a slow and steady transformation process we should all be aware of.

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The #1 Thing New Entrepreneurs Need (But Don’t Usually Have)

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jennifer Blanchard from jenniferblanchard.net.

(Jennifer graduated from Trailblazer back in 2012, and this month she celebrates her 5 years of self-employment – huge milestone! When we asked Jennifer to think about what she could have done better while blazing the trail, she immediately came up with one thing…)

You know when you start a journey and then years down the road look back and think about the beginning? That’s where I’m at right now.

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Can You Be That Weird?

 

We live in a weird world.

A lot of people and brands pretend they’re “anti”, “alternative” or just different.

Check the French presidential election for instance:  most candidates describe themselves as “anti-system”, even though they’ve been around for years. Nice contradiction, right?

Seems to me “anti” is the new name for bland.

Instead of being “anti” for the sake of it, why not just be yourself. This is quite unusual. And thrilling.

You are so different from the rest of the bland crowd out there.

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