Author: Blaz Kos

The ways of getting to know yourself

You become a successful entrepreneur not because you know how to build a company, but because you have a superior understanding of the customers and their needs. You can simply hire people for everything else (very simplified). It’s the same in your personal life. If you want to be really successful and happy in life, you have to know who you are and what you want very clearly and also understand your environment in order to build the superior strategy for achieving your life vision. Knowing yourself is one of the most important things in life. It's the first step. It’s

How to start a blog

Starting a blog is one of the most effective ways to accelerate your learning. You develop your writing and thinking skills, you have to analyze different topics, get new perspectives on life, as well as clarify your own thoughts and beliefs, and structure knowledge. I have been blogging and writing articles for years and it helped me advance in my knowledge really fast. Thus lets look at how to start a blog. Starting a blog is an extremely quick and easy thing to do. A much bigger challenge is marketing your blog. There are more than 200 million blogs on the

The most effective way to learn new things

The AgileLeanLife way of thinking makes you do everything as effectively and efficiently as possible. Learning is no exception, so let's look at the most effective ways to learn new things. When you think of learning, you often first think of reading or even listening to lectures. But in reality, there are 7 different methods of learning, of which reading and listening to lectures are actually the least effective. Amongst the seven methods of learning, the first four methods encompass the so-called passive learning, while the other three fall into the category of active learning. Active learning is significantly more

Interested is not committed

There is a big difference between being interested and being committed. As the motivational author Kenneth Blanchard said: when you are interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient; but when you are committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results. If you want to achieve your true goals in life and be successful, interested is not even close to being enough. You have to commit and discipline yourself to make progress on a daily basis. Yes, on a daily basis, not weekly or monthly; otherwise you’re are probably just wasting your time and not getting

Start with a life vision

The first thing you should do after reading the Agile and Lean life manifesto is set your life vision. All the masterpieces that have been created in the world began with a big vision, and so should your life.  As the famous quote goes: the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. A strong life vision helps you clarify what you want out of life and helps you focus yourself. If you write down your life vision correctly, it should serve as a roadmap, helping you make