After one year of working remote from the mountains

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What I learned and decided Photo taken while writing this article A year ago I moved with my girlfriend to a cabin at the foothills of the mountains. We did not leave our jobs or live off the grid. We did not become digital nomads or entrepreneurs. We have been working remote at our same jobs as before. These are knowledge work in advertising and marketing. This is what I have learned after one year of working remote from a cabin in the mountains: 1. I am not going back to…

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I did CrossFit in my ugly Underwear, although I was neither fit nor slim

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The wrong equation of social fear My girlfriend really likes to tell this story about me. Other people find it entertaining. So I thought I should share it. It’s about our deepest fear: social rejection and how it is actually not important in real life. The story: what happened Several years ago I had just started doing CrossFit. I was not very good. I was coming from several years of endurance running. My legs were huge and strong. My upper body was weak and practically devoid of muscles. I was like a pathetic…

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Being Normal Made Me Miserable

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Don’t read this if you are happy living a normal life Warning: self-therapy alert. If you have a great normal life, perfectly happy, then this will not be relevant for you. But if you ever felt the pressure to be normal but then wondered why it is not so great, then this is for you.  Short version My normality and happiness in time I chased being normal: feeling I belong, doing what everyone else does and following what society says is the path to success. I achieved this normal and I was…

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On weakness
How I felt: like a weak calf, unsecure of everything, even standing up

On weakness

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I had an identity crisis from a problem that made me weak, and learned weakness is not being weak.

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