Category: Personal development

Welcome to the Personal development category on this blog. You are here on this planet for four basic reasons – (1) to create value, (2) to enjoy life, (3) to connect with other people and to (4) learn and grow.

The “learn and grow” part of the mission you have in your life is the duty to become the best version of yourself and leave a positive legacy behind. And the way to become the best version of yourself is to commit to regular personal development and constant improvement.

Personal development is about getting to know yourself, examining your life and your past, understanding your strengths and weaknesses, and then building strong foundations for a happy and successful life in the future. Day by day, you improve different areas of life and your character, and over time that accumulates in great results and accomplishments.

The good news is that improving yourself is a rewarding and fun experience by itself. Well, personal development is far from an easy task, but when you learn to enjoy the path itself and accept your limits, personal development becomes one of the most divine experiences on the planet – because you positively influence your own life, the people around you and maybe even succeed in making a dent in the universe.

There is no greater legacy than changing the world by changing yourself.

This category is a collection of blog posts dedicated to general personal development. The articles below are organized by date published. If you want to just skim the headlines of the articles to find the right one for yourself, go ahead.

But if you want to learn everything about personal development in a systematic step-by-step way, I suggest you go to the Personal development track, where personal development blog posts are grouped logically by different sub-topics of personal development.

The power of creative visualization

Visualization is one of the most widespread tools of popular psychology. Despite being a very popular tool, the general public expresses a lot of scepticism over whether visualization can even have a positive effect on your life. So does visualization work? The answer is yes and no, and it depends greatly on the approach of how you start using visualization in practice. In this article you will learn: What is visualization and what is so special about it In which cases visualization works and when it doesn’t How you can improve your life with visualization A few additional ideas for

Monk Mode – The extreme sabbatical

From January 2016, I’m being in monk mode for 6 to 8 months. The more popular term for monk mode is probably sabbatical, which indicates a period of leave up to twelve months granted to a university teacher for study and travel, traditionally after every seven years worked. Sabbatical is also getting more and more popular outside universities, in business. People typically take a sabbatical to fulfill some career goal, like writing a book, doing research work, upgrading skills or accomplishing some other thing that everyday work is preventing them from accomplishing. I prefer to call it monk mode, as an extreme

Regret Minimization Framework

Sometimes you have to make hard decisions in life. Maybe you have to decide whether you should quit your job and start your own business, end a relationship or maybe move to another country. Big decisions like that are the ones you have to make completely by yourself. Having the support from your environment is a big advantage, but at the end of the day, you’re on your own. You are the one who has to make the move or not. Jeff Bezos was in the same position just before he quit his job and founded Amazon. He had a well-paid

The Skyscraper Technique to skyrocket your success

AgileLeanLife Framework is not only about implementing agile development and lean startup techniques into your personal life to increase productivity and be more successful. It's also about other good business practices that can take your performance and quality of life to the next level. So let's look at quite a popular technique from internet marketing that you can also use in different areas of your life. It’s called the Skyscraper technique. The Skyscraper technique in content marketing suggests that you find a good piece of content from your competitor or somewhere else (the so-called linkable asset), you make it multiple

Living in the present moment

There are some simple rules in life. If you live in your negative past, you soon become bitter, depressed or overwhelmed by regret. It’s a double knockdown by life (tough past, tough present) and a challenging negative spiral. If you’re afraid of not controlling your future completely or repeating your past mistakes in the upcoming times, you become a very anxious person. And if you aren’t aware of your personal power that you always have in the present moment, you can become a too extreme hedonist or a fatalist, going only where life kicks you; and life often kicks you