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 It’s not like traditional tools are always outdated and the new ones are magical solutions.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

Fears & traps when trying new things in life – the challenges of the search mode

I call the systematic testing and experimenting with new things in life in order to find better ways to perform and achieve higher quality of life the search mode. Introducing the search mode into your life is a totally new concept. Rare are the people to whom the search mode (constantly experimenting with new things) comes naturally and for whom it is easy to do it. The reason for that is because you have to go regularly out of your comfort zone, experiment with new things that bring uncertainty and accept little failure you can learn from along the way. Trying new things in life is hard for most people. Learn more about all the fears and traps you have to face when trying new things and how to overcome them.

The Search Mode

One of the ways to learn about yourself and the world is the so-called “search mode”. The better you know yourself and your environment, the better you can execute, and consequently achieve your true goals that much faster. In order to get to know yourself and your environment, as well as build up an adequate life strategy, you have to first do enough searching, experimenting and trying, since all that leads to understanding and insights. Based on that, you can start executing and making sound decisions. As you can see in many action movies, when the super team steps into

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