I’ve stared into the darkness for what seems to be like forever. And no, I’m not in a dark room or a jail cell. I’m just way up in the Northern hemisphere. I’m in Finland. Seasonal affective disorder, or simply winter depression, is a real thing that I’m acutely affected by. The past weeks have […]

November 16th, 2014

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Sometimes the only reasonable thing to do is to let go. But that’s not what I want to do. I want to hold on as hard and as long as I can. I’m holding on to the fact that my grandfather died just about when I was really getting to know to him.

September 22nd, 2014

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I love it when someone talks out loud and gives away great ideas. I like to do that also. It’s great how basically anyone outside your head can see things more clearly than you can. And most of the times that’s the push you need to understand what you need to do next. But there’s […]

November 13th, 2012

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The world revolves around what and how. Companies revolve around what they do. The first thing you ask an acquaintance is what do you do for a living. You ask a big shot marketer like Seth Godin how do you do it. This blog revolves around it as well – what to do when you […]

October 25th, 2012

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There are tons of tasks to be completed every day. Regardless whether you use a productivity system or not. Most of the time when you can tick off a number of items, especially the important ones, you will feel very happy. Like you’ve accomplished something today. But there are times in life when inbox zero and […]

August 22nd, 2012

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It’s now exactly a week from arriving to D.C. On arrival we rented an Outback and headed to Lanham for a pet friendly motel. A day from that the storms began and our inn lost electricity. Way to start our journey in the States. But put everything on the table and finding an apartment was […]

July 6th, 2012

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What do you want to be when you grow up? What’s the career for you? A career is something that is often thought to be for life. Looking at the world around us, however, I can determine that career change isn’t that difficult anymore. There is so much information available and if you’re a quick […]

April 30th, 2012

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I recently read an article about dying people and their last regrets (original article). The top five was horrible. I know I’d have at least four of them. I already do.

April 26th, 2012

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Poker is an evil game. You try to rip all your friends off and lie to them. And then you’re done. In a lot of ways life is just like it.

March 5th, 2012

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You’re stuck. There’s nothing you can do. You simply wake up every morning looking at yourself in the mirror. And you realize you are stuck. If you didn’t need to, would you go to work in the morning? People wait for the weekend so badly because a) they can do what they really want for […]

March 1st, 2012

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Every time I do something new my life changes. Even if it’s so minor as playing a new game, meeting a new person, reading an inspiring novel or learning a new recipe. (1) The perspective gets broader. It’s like an optical zoom that goes down to fisheye. A new perspective for everything you do.

February 11th, 2012

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It’s your fault I wasn’t chosen in the job I applied for. You told me to put that assistant job in my resume and they didn’t like it. It’s your fault I didn’t get to art school. You didn’t teach me to paint when I hinted that it would be nice some day.

February 7th, 2012

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I have a hard time saying no to people. Even if I’m broke and I’m out buying potatoes. I get a kilo and the clerk goes: “want some milk, rosemary and basil to go with that” and I say yeah sure. It’s extremely difficult to say no. Let alone saying no to your friends who […]

February 6th, 2012

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I got huge kicks from swimming a couple of days ago. Walking out in -22 degree weather with only trunks on. Then dip into the water. The air doesn’t feel that cold afterwards. But all of the hair will literally freeze. When you do that a couple of times the feeling is magnificent. There’s some […]

February 5th, 2012

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In a lot of projects that I’ve participated in I’ve worked with a lot of no-good-assholes. They think they’re big shots and know everything but when it’s time to really do something they just get out of the way. Not in a good way. A lot of times I like people to stay out of […]

January 24th, 2012

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I’m scared shitless that people would gang up on me and kick and punch me senseless. They’d kick so hard my liver would rip in half, my hip would break in three and I’d swallow most of my teeth. I’m also afraid of needles. Especially if they’re close to my eyes. No one comes near […]

January 22nd, 2012

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Many times you’ll get advice from people on a number of topics. How to diet to burn fat or how to invest in real estate or stocks. Most of the time they’re wrong because they haven’t done it themselves. They’ve just heard it from somewhere and are paraphrasing. They mean well but eventually just want […]

January 18th, 2012

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Walking down the street I look at a guy and immediately judge him as an asshole. Or an interesting dude. What a black and white world I live in. And I tell you, it’s easy. The moment I add some grayish hues I’m screwed. In math it’s easy, 1=1 and that’s that. Nothing more to […]

January 7th, 2012

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There’s only one way to it really. Start writing. Look around your room, pick a topic and go. At some point when you’re writing you’ll get to a point when you really understand what you want to write about. I want to get inspired by something. Usually it’s something that I’ve read somewhere else, seen […]

January 4th, 2012

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Don’t tell me what a man says, don’t tell me what a man knows, tell me where he’s traveled. Or… Why do you need to book your tickets now? 1) You need to go travel right now because you aren’t getting any younger. A lot of old people travel for a fact but most of […]

December 31st, 2011

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The 6 day journey to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro (5985 m or 19340 ft) made me renew my thinking on physical exercise. I’ve walked the ragged levadas for a day and a night in one go on Madeira with my beautiful girlfriend (as I did up the slopes of Kilimanjaro). There’re a lot of ups […]

December 26th, 2011

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To get things straight from the beginning… I like it when people tell me I’m good at something or when I get gifts. I generally like all of the getting unless it’s getting beaten up. A lot of times, though, giving is more profitable. Give and you shall receive is no joke. Jesus, Buddha and […]

December 23rd, 2011

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I’m cleaning the cat’s litter box trying to hold my breath because the air is so thick you can carve it with a knife. At that moment I was thinking what is this little hairball good for? She eats, takes a shit, sleeps and plays a little bit of hockey with toy mice. And the […]

December 20th, 2011

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I was chasing a breaker-and-enterer out of my hostel room a few years back. He was running like a mother fucker and my bare toes got stuck to my fisherman pants and I fell. As I rolled over my shoulder I continued to chase him but he had just ran through the gate and to […]

December 18th, 2011

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Just after one of those times I was broke, out of work and otherwise miserable I somehow managed to get a job in a factory that specialized in making roller cages. Because it was out of my usual habitat and I would have spent all the wages on commuting, I had to stay in a […]

December 17th, 2011

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I have more than on one occasion woken up literally in the middle of the street. I open my eyes and I see dead people. Walking with their eyes glassy staring at the pavement. Then I truly feel alive. Usually at that time I do something big. I might change jobs, take up a new […]

December 13th, 2011

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I was a pathetic little guy at age of singe digits. I almost drowned in a wash-basin when I was two. But the thing is, I saved myself. I’ve been told that people were running to get me but it was too late. I got up and survived. So this is my first point, never […]

December 12th, 2011

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