Keep Hitting Walls

I am constantly hitting walls It sucks. It’s painful. I often think, deep in my heart that I’m dumb. Maybe it’s true. Maybe it’s not. I don’t care. (it doesn’t help) In every project I get my hands on, I end up struggling. I’ll tell you why in a moment. (as if I knew myself!) I am not capable. But, Read more…

Don’t Break the Chain

Today was not a typical day. It’s a holiday in Portugal. I didn’t go to my 9-5 as usual. Instead, I drove for 1 hour to the place where I grew up. Because Portugal is a catholic country, today I attended church and visited cemetery to pay respect to my grandparents buried there. 1st of November is All Saint’s Day. Read more…

Just Fall Flat On The Ground

As I’ve told you before I’m going through a course on email marketing (email kingpins) I haven’t done much progress but on one of the first lessons, Ben says: “Nothing bad happens to an email marketer.” Is he talking about the ultimate shield I can wear every day so no one hurts me? Is he talking about something that repels Read more…

The Perfect Crime

Yesterday I had this idea: Transforming these emails into podcast episodes. Why? Pure self interest. I’ve been practicing my English pronunciation by reading a book out loud. It’s a lot of fun and I already hear myself speaking better English. (no other ears but mine have already heard my sacred words) I’m aiming at American English accent. I like how Read more…

A Change of Plans

I thought I was going to write a different email today. During this past weekend I spent some time thinking about my plans. In two days’ time it will be the 1st of November. Which means there’s exactly 2 months left until the end of the year. What will I accomplish until 31st December 2018? I started this journey as Read more…

Write Better Emails With This Course

If you’ve been following me since the beginning, this is the 22nd email I’m sending you. It’s been a long journey. “What? You’ve sent 22 emails and say it’s been a long journey?” Yes, and I tell you why. You see, I’ve never been the kind of person who writes stories, have a journal and whatnot. I’ve always had difficulty Read more…

Do This When Diverting From the Straight Line

Lately I’ve been listening to the Straight Line Persuasion program. SLP is a sales program developed by Jordan Belfort. Even though it’s not free, someone upload it all to youtube and that’s what I’m using. Sorry Jordan. The videos can be found here. Who is Jordan Belfort He was a stockbroker who earned many millions of $$$ doing legal and Read more…

How I Stay Productive During Sleep

Let’s talk dreams. I’ve always been a hell of a “dreamer”. I remember going to bed earlier because I wanted to dream. (don’t know if this is a healthy behavior tbh) I was chasing those insights that only pop up when you’re not attached to the real world. When I was 16 I used to lucid dream a lot. But, Read more…

This Was Worthless But Not Anymore

“Ideas are a dime a dozen” I hear this all the time. Heck, I say it all the time myself. When I was younger I had lots of ideas. Oh man, I was going to change the world. And do you know what happened? Ye, that. Nothing. It was much later that I realized that ideas worth NOTHING. It’s the Read more…

Your Friends Are Dumb If

“I can’t believe they’ve done that. Has the world gone mad?” This is something you and I hear all the time. Friends, family members, spouses. All say something along those lines. But, they are dumb. Sorry. Why? Because those who say these sort of things are not living in the real world. No. They’re living in fantasy land. (we could Read more…