Save space, time and money with Asset-light living

Asset-light living means that you can easily buy digital goods (or upload them) online, store them in your personal cloud system and access them in the right place at the right time. Cloud computing and smart phones are the main enablers of asset-light living. Asset-light living helps you save space, time and money. With asset-light living, you save tons of physical space. A decade ago, you needed to have physical books, CDs, tapes and other media. Today, everything can be in your cloud, without using up any physical space. In addition to that, you need fewer devices, since nearly everything is integrated

Your life strategy

The key to a more successful life is having a superior strategy for living it. Hoping that everything turns out okay is not a strategy. Your life strategy is especially shaped by your beliefs, values, personal management system, and thus by your decisions about spending your time, energy, money, skills and other resources. After setting your life vision, you should think carefully over your life strategy and the direction it’s taking you in. This blog post will help you with that. For extraordinary results, you need an extraordinary approach. For extraordinary life, you need an extraordinary strategy. Even if you don’t have

Marketing is everything

Markets respect only three things, no matter your age, race or any other factor: creating value, delivering value and capturing value. Creating value means product innovation, delivering value means marketing innovation and capturing value means “no money, no value” or revenue model innovations. You can be innovative on all three levels and all this combined is called the business model generation. Capturing value is the final act of product development, a reality check for how good you are at innovating and at delivering value. Market gives you feedback concerning how much your work is worth in dollars. But there’s a lot

The only way to really improve your English skills

The world is becoming one big global village and English is its official language. Being a native English speaker is thus a really big advantage, but only a small percentage (approximately 5.5 %) of the world’s population are native English speakers. The rest of us have to work hard and try to develop English skills that are as close as possible to the ones of native speakers; even more so if you don’t speak any of the other big languages (100 mio +) like Mandarin, Arabic, Spanish, Hindi and so on. Let’s look now at some semi-efficient and very efficient

Typical causes of waste in life that only drags you down

Everything you do and have in life (decisions, activities, material things, relationships etc.) either adds value to your life or drags you down. A very important task for all of us who want to live a more quality life is to eliminate as much waste as possible, with the end goal of making room for things that really matter – those that bring real value. The second important fact is that the difference between what you think is valuable to you and what really is valuable for your life creates waste. Eliminating waste in life is an important step towards personal freedom and genuine self-actualization.

The pirate AARRR way to your true love and perfect job

Marketing and sales are extremely important parts of life, not only in business, but also in your personal life. Marketing is basically everything. You only have two options. Either you get to the top 1 % of the world by doing something, like Michael Jordan, Lady Gaga or whoever else did, and marketing happens all by itself as a side-effect of who you are and what you do, or you have to work hard on developing competences and marketing by yourself. I would bet on the latter, since it may also be the way to the top 1 %. The

The best sex of your life

You can apply the AgileLeanLife principles to almost every aspect of life. To support this argument, let’s apply the principles to one quite unexpected area of life – sex. At the end of the day, it’s one of the most important areas of life, for men as well as women. The article will probably be a bit biased towards the male perspective, but overall I promise that there will be many new ideas for both genders. If you’ve read any other article on this blog, you probably know that it’s not going to be as simple as rub her in

Success brings success and failure brings failure, but…

Let’s start with the statement that life isn’t fair. I think almost everybody would agree on that. But if life isn’t fair to everybody, then it somehow is fair to everyone? Well, not so fast, this is just a little mind game to open your mind. Now let’s try to really analyze whether or not life isn’t fair. On the micro-level (everyday life) we really could say that life is fair. We all have our struggles, we all have to face obstacles, unfulfilled desires and disappointments. The extent of the challenges we have to face is very different for each

A personal SWOT analysis

One of the tools you can use when analyzing and getting to know yourself is a so-called SWOT analysis. The SWOT analysis is a structured planning method that had been used in management for decades before agile and lean entrepreneurship was even invented. This is to say, I just want to emphasize that this blog is not only about applying agile and lean methods to personal lives, but also about applying all other business methods that prove to be valuable. It’s not like traditional tools are always outdated and the new ones are magical solutions. You just have to know

Do the opposite

Sometimes the best approach to start improving your life is doing the exact opposite from what other people are doing or what have you been doing in the past. Especially when the expectations of the society and the behavioral patterns are so extreme that nearly everyone is doing the same thing. Like every December. Sometimes the best cure is to take a totally different step from expected when the social pressure is the strongest. Here are some ideas how. Life experiment ideas Practical examples Instead of stuffing yourself, gaining weight and feeling fatigued throughout all December and half of January, do