A Self Development Magazine for Successful Leaders

A self development magazine dedicated to business executives and entrepreneurs who understand that growing a business starts with developing themselves.

The personal development articles below are meant to inspire your journey towards becoming better leaders. The kind of leaders who can make a difference in their world.





Let the Journey Begin

Like every journey, the journey towards self development starts with envisioning the person you want to become, setting the goals and and finding a map (defining a strategy).

But like with every journey, you have to start walking the walk (executing the startegy), and this, for most, is the most difficult part.

The personal development skills that you want need time. And practice.

Come here as often as you want. Leave us comments in the articles. Tell us what you liked, what you didn’t and what you would like to read more about.

Enjoy Your Journey! It’s worth the effort!





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Time to Raise Stress Awareness

"Stress is like garbage"   If it accumulates it starts creating problems. Reducing your stress levels starts with stress awareness. You first become aware of what stresses you and you continue with learning how to avoid, ignore,...
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Business Travel and Good Enough Quality Sleep

10 years ago, Jack became what we commonly call a business traveler. When he started to travel for work he was excited about the chance he had to visit all these new places and...





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Don’t Stop When You’re Tired. Stop When You’re Done

To start with, if you stop when you’re tired, you have already stopped waaaay too late. You might have heard about the Pomodoro technique (for those who never did, it’s simple: you work in chunks...
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - The Busy Lifestyle

9 Quotes for Leaders who Inspire

1. Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790 Benjamin Franklin was a renowned polymath and a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. He is better known as one of the Founding Fathers...
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My Not So Successful Experience with Meditation

I know that after you'll finish reading this (if ever) some of you will be irritated (or I should say mildly annoyed. Zen people don't get irritated, do they? Oh, how I envy you!).   Please,...
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18 Books on Leadership, Entrepreneurship and More

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth? A book about leadership? Really? Or entrepreneurship. How come? I would argue that this is THE best book I have read about both. Chris Hadfield tells you stories about...
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What Is Your Work Style – Marathonian or Sprinter?

What if your work style could define how successful you are? And for how long? There is a difference between one-time success and sustainable success, and it is the latter that we are all...
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Creativity, Locus of Control and the Formula of Happiness

  Studies have shown that there is a correlation between creativity, locus of control and happiness. The studies have found a positive correlation between external locus of control and creativity, and between creativity and happiness.   Locus of...
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Wondering What to Read Next?

  The average number of books read per year by the average reader is 5. Apparently. Supposing that you are an above the average reader, how many books do you read each year? And, most important, how do...

How to Be Productive at Work – Deep Work in a Distracting World

How to be productive at work when your whole work day is fragmented by countless, unpredicted and unpredictable interruptions? At the end of a busy day, you realize that you have been constantly moving and...





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