Imprisoned By Your Own Business health

When you first start a business you have certain ideas of how it will evolve and where it, and you, will be in a few years. The truth is that in most cases the reality of the business doesn’t even come close to what you had imagined in the beginning. Sometimes it becomes much larger...

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Taking a Break Between Startups health

So as some of you might have noticed I haven’t been the most active blogger recently and in fact I haven’t been that active in anything to do with startups over that last few month and the reason is simple, I needed a break.

If you’ve worked in the startup scene for a while...

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What Happened To My Appreciation of Unique Characters health

Watching a documentary about Leonard Cohen, a great singer songwriter, I was reminded of my enjoyment and appreciation for unique characters. I remember encountering a local drunk in my younger years and sharing a beer with him while he told me of his unfortunate life. I was...

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Avoiding Stress and Painful Burnouts health

The common mentality in my home country of Iceland is that “Icelanders are hard workers” and “if you’re not working hard than you’re lazy”. That mentality is slowly changing in a large part thanks to the open discussion about mental illness and an...

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Mental Illness Taboo health

Currently there is an open conversation taking place on social media platforms in Iceland about mental health and getting rid of the taboo that surrounds mental illnesses. The hastag #‎égerekkitabú (e. #ImNotTaboo) is being used for people to share their experiences...

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The Holistic Founder health life startup communities thoughts

I just learned a new word in english that has helped me sum up the relationship between the founder and his or her business, the word is “Holistic” and in my dictionary it is defined:

“characterized by the belief that the parts of something are intimately interconnected...

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You're Not An Entrepreneur Until You've Had A Mental Breakdown health life startup communities thoughts

One of my favorite saying these days is;

“You’re not an entrepreneur until you’ve had a mental breakdown”.

I say it jokingly but there is a big truth behind it. After having been a business owner for 10+ years I have had to go through some trying times. I have...

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Celebrating Progress health startup communities thoughts

For these past few weeks I’ve have been fighting with some fatigue as there has been much going on in my startup, a lot of stress and problems that needed my attention. Like so often when I’m in this condition I started mumbling to myself about how slowly things were going and...

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