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I enjoy continuous learning, tech, run, being creative, and work with awesome people. So I build companies.

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Thoughts on nurturing your blog post ideas

Now that I've been writing for some months, I've started to notice a few things that foster inspiration and facilitate the work. But I've also spotted things that produce the total opposite effect on me. Today, I want to tell you about some of these pitfalls. Picking a wrong way to store the idea Have you ever had a great idea for an article but never managed to write the matching post? That happens to me frequently. I have this great idea while I'm running, driving or working. I pick up my phone as soon as I can, and add it to my list of blog post topics so I won't forget. Until recently, I never had a second thought...

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The hidden benefits of giving advices

This post is a follow-up to "Express your uniqueness" There's a little principle I found not long ago. I call it the hidden benefits of giving advices. Last December, I was on a train back from Paris and decided to use this four-hour trip to work on a couple of blog post drafts. A few weeks before, I had a workshop with an entrepreneur in Sweden. We meet from time to time to exchange ideas about her strategy and business. With the end of the year fast approaching, we came to discuss the best practices on how to review the past year, and draw goals and expectations for the coming one. That's an important exercise I like to do, but...

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Express your uniqueness.

I love helping people build solutions for their problems. That's one of my favorite things to do in my spare time. It can be just in a few minutes on an online chat, on a Skype talk, or face to face. One shot or regular meetings over time. Or through EntrepreneurLoop. I'm lucky enough to have people asking for my take when they're struggling and, most of the time, I feel comfortable enough to give them that. But, this hasn't always been the case. I remember the first times I realized I was actually giving advice and not just having a conversation. I remember how I didn't fell legit at all. I remember thinking I was nobody to counsel. After...

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Entrepreneurship and the emotional fluctuations

I've been meaning to write about the roller coaster for a very long time. Obviously not the attraction at some amusement parks. The roller coaster is a metaphor used by some entrepreneurs to describe their journey of business creation. As you might guess, it represents the emotional fluctuations you are subjected to when trying to make a business succeed. A very steep slope to climb, a short time at the top, then a fast swoop, shorter (in time) than it took you to reach the previous peak. Repeat this sequence several times and it'll give you an idea of what entrepreneurship is, emotion-wise. It's tough. But, moments spent at the top make the whole ride worth it. There, you feel...

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My daily meeting with the writer's block

Lately, I've decided to start writing publicly again. I've been dedicating a lot of attention into creating new essays for this website. As an amateur writer, giving up on this effort is a daily temptation, and following a routine is the only way to prevent it. If you show up at my apartment's door in the morning, you'll find me on my couch, trying to align a few hundred words on my computer. It is the first thing I work on, right after chugging a breakfast that often take the form of a simple bowl of cereals. But, prior to the fun part of typing on the keyboard, I have to deal with the same fear over and over again....

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