What you see is not what you get

The world is full of facades that might surprise you if you have a closer look at it—anything from buildings, software applications, and books to people, relationships, and families. There is a cover for almost everything when looked at from the outside. I think a bit of skepticism is normal and sane to avoid going … Continue reading What you see is not what you get

Catch yourself

There is much written and said about human self-awareness. Things like we should know who we are, what we want, what our values are, and what we like and don't like. These aspects define us as humans. They make us different and unique. Based on this, we think, analyze, and make decisions. Self-awareness is a … Continue reading Catch yourself

Repetition, iteration, and progress

There is something magical behind these three stages: repetition, iteration, and progress. Most of us want to progress in our life, but rarely want to deal with the boring parts – repetition and iteration. But they are all intertwined. We can't have progress if we don't repeatedly work on what we want to make progress on. A project … Continue reading Repetition, iteration, and progress

From zero to one – a wild ride from nothing to now

I recently got promoted to being a Senior Engineer. Yes, it’s a big deal. It’s something to celebrate for and be immensely proud of. Actually, now that I think about it retrospectively, it’s a HUGE deal. It’s been a wild ride so far – one that started a few years ago amid uncertainty. It was … Continue reading From zero to one – a wild ride from nothing to now