What's your money motivation?

What's your money motivation?

Since I’m writing this series of articles about money, I spend a lot of time thinking about my motivations behind money. And I’ve realized I should share with you my personal preferences because context is important. My opinions are bound to what I want in life – my needs and values. And if yours are completely different (which is fine, of course), then my methods and attitudes towards money might not be the right fit for you....

March 15, 2022 · 7 min · Ondrej Markus
What if you made money 1 day a week?

What if you made money 1 day a week?

Let’s continue stretching our mental models about money. Last time, we talked about why protecting your time, energy, and attention is the best use of your money. Today, we will dive into a question people don’t ask enough. There is untapped potential you might find when you let yourself be creative with how you make and use money. Create space for what you want to do We are social creatures with a need to fit in with the people around us....

March 10, 2022 · 3 min · Ondrej Markus
How to turn bad days around

How to turn bad days around

I had a couple of bad days in a row. That didn’t happen to me for a while. So I was surprised. Because the less it happens, the easier it is to forget how quickly can one bad day turn into a crisis. So even though I had something else planned for today, I want to talk about this: How can we prevent bad days from snowballing into a disaster?...

March 3, 2022 · 4 min · Ondrej Markus
Feelgood journal

Feelgood journal

A simple method I used to train my brain to be more optimistic.

March 1, 2022 · 3 min · Ondrej Markus
Finding yourself as you go

Finding yourself as you go

I want to share with you my struggle today. Even after two years of writing, I still sometimes don’t know what this site is about. The symptom is that I keep rewriting my bio every few weeks. It just doesn’t feel accurate. Because of that, I often get demotivated to share my work anywhere because my brain hates ambiguity. It likes when things fit into clearly labeled boxes before they get presented to the world....

February 24, 2022 · 3 min · Ondrej Markus
Creative routine: How to do your best work as a creator

Creative routine: How to do your best work as a creator

I’m fascinated by how different people with different personalities get their creative work done. That’s why I read the book Daily Rituals – How Artists Work by Mason Currey. It’s a catalog of 161 writers, painters, architects, filmmakers, and others who have spent their lives making a living as professional creators. The book asks good questions: How to do meaningful creative work while also earning a living? How to make the time each day to do your best work?...

February 22, 2022 · 8 min · Ondrej Markus
Write to learn better

Write to learn better

How to use writing to improve at any skill

February 17, 2022 · 4 min · Ondrej Markus
Work with your garage door open

Work with your garage door open

How to overcome the fear of being judged and share your work.

February 15, 2022 · 6 min · Ondrej Markus
Daily Design

Daily Design: Template for winning your day

The Daily Design is a mindful way to plan your day in five minutes. I created this simple template from years of personal experiments and research on productivity and time management. It includes (what I believe) are the essentials of how to make your days more productive without sacrificing your well-being and mental health. Its purpose is to help you make significant progress on your most important work while enjoying the process....

February 10, 2022 · 7 min · Ondrej Markus
Train your brain to be optimistic

Train your brain to be optimistic

How to stop having negative reactions to everything that happens to you.

February 8, 2022 · 5 min · Ondrej Markus