Blog rules

There are a few blog rules I try to follow to provide as much value to the readers as possible. It’s not a big deal, but it’s nevertheless good to know them (especially for me).

Only mind blowing content

I try really hard to make every article as eye-opening, life changing, applicable and unique as possible. It’s not so much about totally new ideas as it is about unique ideas on how to apply the best contemporary known (agile and lean) business principles to personal lives, with a simple purpose of enhancing effectiveness, efficiency and happiness. There are two type of blog posts on this blog:

There are two type of blog posts on this blog:

  • Deep-dive articles (70 %) – Very long and detailed blog posts that can really change your life and help you achieve all of your goals. It usually takes from 15 to 30 minutes to read the deep-dive articles. But remember, you only get out of life what you invest into it. If it’s hard for you to read long articles on the computer screen, send them to Kindle or Pocket.
  • Short epiphanies (30 %) – Short blog posts with the purpose of opening your mind and giving you new insights and perspective. As you know, your mind is like a parachute, it only works if you keep it open. It usually takes 3 to 7 minutes to read the short epiphanies.

Of course there is always a reference to the original idea source used in business provided, if needed.

Applicable knowledge

Most of the articles on this blog first explain the theoretical background and continue with real-life examples for practical application. I try to list as many examples as possible, most of them concerning how you can improve yourself and your life by using different techniques from the Agile and Lean life toolbox.

One of the very important rules is also that I myself use the techniques I am writing about in my daily life and share my own experiences and progress. If something doesn’t work despite me assuming that it will, I honestly share it, with additional knowledge of what I have learned from it. Transparency and honesty are important values of this blog.

You can also find many templates on this blog to help you additionally with implementation into daily life.

Guideline tone

Articles are usually more or less quite long, but written as a simple step-by-step guide on how to make improvements in your life. In the beginning of every article, there is a graphical meter showing how hard it is to implement a specific idea in your everyday life. At the end, there is also a short executive summary with key lessons learned in the article. Throughout every article I also try to include as many graphic elements as possible, in order to emphasize the most important knowledge.

I am well aware that most people just screen the articles on the internet. I know that lists have a much better reader engagement than long guidelines. I know that every headline should be something along the lines of “33 easy ways to…” But in reality, that kind of articles are mostly waste of time – you screen them fast and then forget all about them. You get out of it as much as you have invested into it. That is the opposite of agile and lean principles. It’s a waste and there should be no waste in your life.

That is where this blog is different.

Business model

You can read most of the content on the site for free, but there are also premium products you’re always welcome to buy.

You’re kindly invited to look at my premium content or products and services my company is offering on the market. And last but not least: if one of the articles really helped you, please donate to this blog so I can keep doing the good work.

Community

The long-term goal of this blog is to build a community; a community of people who are interested in data-driven personal development and advanced techniques of life management. The main purpose of a community is for people to help each other out – to help each member of the community solve specific problems with collective mind power as well as to crowdsource new ideas, either for solving problems or living a better life.

The community is built primarily around premium products. You’re always welcome to join.

Since the lean startup has become a really big movement, closely linked to many different subjects like user experience, internet marketing, design thinking etc., there are numerous possibilities of how to implement all these techniques, from business cases to personal lives, and how to bring data-driven personal development techniques into use. The power of community can really leverage all the options.

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