Motivation and the road to success

Yesterday, I read a conversation between Brent Ozar (blog|twitter) and Jen Stirrup (blog|twitter) on twitter. It gave me a fun but quite insane idea.
To get the ball rolling, I bugged my manager at 10PM. Lucky for him, it was via mail.
Well, today we had a long call about this mail. He thought it would be a good idea but it still needs some work.
This last quarter of 2015 is already fully booked for me. This means that this idea will make 2016 an even crazier year than 2015.

You’re probably curious, so read on for some tips!

Here’s a small tip: “Juggling Writing AND a Job?… Figure It the Out”

The above article reminded me of a time a couple of years ago. At that time I found inspiration in several sources.
You might be still searching for inspiration yourself, or perhaps you just need that swift kick in the butt to get you going again?
Well, then you’re lucky, here are 3 resources that will get you inspired.

Let’s hope these will keep you going until the next update about this in 2016. 🙂


Read up on Jared Tendler’s (twitter) Mental Game of Poker. Jared is a “Mental game coach”, apart from the buzzword-worthy title, the book is worth a read for both poker and non-poker playing people.

“The secret to success”-story is a powerful story, even more so when you can identify with it. Both part 1 and part 2 of this video are worth watching, even if it’s just for the passion of Eric Thomas (blog|twitter)


“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas


“I’ve never really viewed myself as particularly talented. Where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. While the other guy is sleeping, I’m working. While the other guy is eating, I’m working.” – Will Smith

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