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Asking Why You Do What You Do

January 6, 2020

The past couple of weeks was a good time to do some reflecting as things were much slower than usual. I spent a lot of time thinking, reading, and asking myself why I'm doing what I'm doing.

When things are really busy, it's easy to get lost in the day-to-day tasks and not have the headspace to think about why you're doing the things you're doing. Sometimes, you just get into the habit of doing …

Coffee Shops vs Coworking Spaces

December 2, 2019

I've been doing the digital nomad thing for almost 5 years straight now and I find that working in coffee shops works best for me.

Coworking spaces certainly have their pluses and will probably work better for those with a more structured schedule.

Below is a list of reasons I can think of where a coworking space makes more sense:

  • you work full time and have a set schedule
  • you need a quiet area to …

Goals for 2019

December 29, 2018

It's that time of the year again, where we look back on what we've accomplished for the current year and set goals for the new year.

Overall, I say 2018 had been another good, low-stress year for me. I didn't run into any major problems and things had gone quite well especially on the business side of things.

It did feel like 2018 just flew by. It feels like I wrote the 2018 Goals not …

Profit First and Paying Yourself First

April 15, 2018

I was recently re-reading this article by Basecamp which really resonated with me.

When we started Highview Apps, both my co-founder and I agreed that we'd bootstrap the business and start paying ourselves right away as soon as we're making profits. Being both engineers, we were able to keep our costs extremely low as we didn't need to hire anyone to build our products. Servers cost very little ($5/month per server with DigitalOcean) …

Goals for 2018

February 4, 2018

Last year had been a great year for me, in both personal and business.

In my personal life, nothing really exciting occurred but nothing bad happened either. It was a low-stress year. I felt pretty content with my lifestyle and still grateful for having a lot of flexibility. Being able to work remotely pretty much allows me to live almost anywhere I want and move at any time. Because of this flexibility, I was also …