What did you do today that could change your life forever?
Or last week
Or last month.
Or last year.
What did you do?
Rich in money but poor in freedom.
I'm sure that most rich people would agree with me here.
Just like I'm sure that no poor people would agree with me here.
And when I'm talking about poor I don't mean people that are starving.
I'm talking about people who can still afford to live a relatively comfortable life.
So here's the thing...
The more you have, the more time you'll spend worrying about not losing what you already have.
And the more you become a slave to your job, your business, the stock market, the things you own and on and on and on.
Rich in money but poor in freedom...
And when you're poor you're constantly worried about the things you don't have.
That job you don't have.
That thing you can't buy.
But you can go for a walk on the beach in the middle of the day.
You can hang out with your friends whenever you want to.
Poor in money but rich in freedom...
I know it's a cliche.
Because it's true.
So what can we learn from this?
Well, everything and nothing...
We always want what we don't have.
And once we have it we start to realize that the things we thought we needed aren't really the things we need.
And the things we already had are the things we really need.
Rich in money but poor in freedom?
Poor in money but rich in freedom?
I don't even remember what I did yesterday.
So trying to remember all of the things I've learned over the past 7 years might be a litlle difficult for me.
So I'll try to focus on 7 things here.
Are those the 7 most important things I learned?
No, not really. Those are just the things I can think of right away...
In case you want to read the whole story, I wrote an entire book about it. You can download it for free here.
# IT DOESN'T MATTER
It doesn't really matter where you live.
Over the past seven years I've lived in cities and apartments all over the world. I'm not saying this to brag about it. There's nothing to brag about living in an apartment in Bangkok for $100 a month without aircon. Even though it was quite memorable and probably one of the best times I ever had in my life.
Look. I've lived in all kinds of apartments. Huge apartments. Tiny apartments. Apartments with windows. Apartments without windows. Apartments I've shared with up to five other people. Apartments I've lived in alone. Apartments that range from $100 a month to more than $3000 a month (which I luckily didn't have to pay for).
And you know what?
It didn't make any difference at all. None of it. It didn't make me feel any better to live in a big apartment. Just like it didn't make me feel worse to live in a small apartment. Just like it didn't matter whether I lived in a big city or a small town.
As a matter of fact, probably the best apartment I've ever lived in was the one where I didn't have any stuff in it. Where all I had was just a cheap mattrace on the floor, an old desk and a broken chair. I didn't even have a wardrobe. All of my stuff was just in a backpack on the floor.
The only thing that really matters is that you do your thing. That you work on being able to live the life you want to live. One step at a time. One day at a time.
If you live in one of the most amazing cities in the world but you don't really like what you're doing then you'll never be happy. Or satisfied. It'll always wear off . Sooner or later.
On the other hand, when you live in a place you might not like that much but you're able to keep working on the things you really enjoy doing without having to starve yourself to death then you'll always be happy.
Of course this is highly simplified. And romantic. And cheesy. And maybe I'm wrong. But it's true. At least for me...
# OPPORTUNIIES ARE EVERYWHERE
I make exactly zero dollars a month working for clients or corporations. And zero of the things I do today have anything to do with anything I learned in school or university. I didn't have a job for the past four years. I don't know how to write a single line of code. All I have is a laptop and internet access. Opportunities are everywhere. No matter where you live. As long as you're willing to seize them. As long as you're willing to invest the time and energy...
# $5 A DAY
Can you live on $5 a day?
Maybe. Maybe not.
We don't really need a lot to survive. And when I say "we", I'm really talking about myself. Sometimes I feel like a cockroach. I can adapt to pretty much any circumstance. We all can. If we want to...
Sure, I never lived in poverty. I always had a place to stay and enough money to pay for rent and food. A privilege that not all of us have...
Some periods I lived with just $5 a day. Some days I spent more. Some days I spent less. Even those last couple of weeks I tried to spend as little as $5 a day. But not because I had to. But because I decided to.
And again, it didn't really make any difference. I didn't feel any happier when I spent more. As a matter of fact, the less I tried to spend, the more I appreciated everything. And when I say everything, I really mean everything.
Trying to get by with $5 a day is possible. Even in most countries in Europe it's possible. Unless you want to live in Paris. But who really wants to live in Paris, right?
But then again, I've never really been to Paris. So I don't really know..
And yes, it's a whole different story if all you have to live is just $5 a day or if you just decide to just spend $5 a day even though you could easily spend more.
Still, these simple experiments helped me to learn a lot about myself.
I learned that no matter what I do, no matter what risks I take and no matter what happens, I'll probably always be able to somehow make those $5 a day. Even if that means that I'd have to collect trash. Which I actually did. Just to see how much I could make....
# COLLECTING TRASH
So a couple of years ago I decided to collect plastic and glass bottles. Just to see how much I could make. In Germany you get between 8 -25 cents a bottle. Sure, it's a lot less in other countries. But then again in other countries you can walk other people's dogs for $30+ an hour.
Either way. So I took my bicycle and rode around my hometown Munich and collected bottles out of trash cans. And in something like 5 hours I made around $8. That's not a whole lot of money. But still enough to pay for my daily expenses. And it was the first time I did it. So I assume that you could probably get more if you know where to go...
And yes, it's just a thought experiment. And nothing I had to go through was real. But the thing about thought experiments is that they're never real. They should just change your thoughts. And that's exactly what they did.
I realized that no matter what happens, I might probably still be able to get by and make enough for food and things like that. Because no matter where you live, you can probably make $5 a day. Even if you have to collect trash for a while. So from then on I knew that even in the worst case scenario I'd still be ok.
And from there pretty much everything is possible...
Can you live on $5 a day?
Is this even realistic?
Well, it probably isn't.
But we live in a time where realistic and unrealistic are basically the same thing.
Where insane and sane are the same thing.
And where the only realistic thing you can do is to be unrealistic...
I spent most of 2016 and 2017 living out of a carry on backpack. I had three outfits. And two of them included shorts and a tank top. The third one was my running outfit.
I never needed a lot of things in life. Simply because I was always just too afraid that the things I'd buy would get damaged or I'd lose them or they'd lose a lot of value and on and on and on.
Here's the thing...
Owning things is a struggle.
First you work really, really hard to be able to afford them. Maybe you're even working a job you don't really enjoy that much. And once you can afford them you have to work really, really hard to make sure you don't lose what you've built up. So the struggle continues. And never ends...
And whatever you do, you won't be able to do anything about it.
If you buy an iPhone it'll probably lose 50% of its value within a year. Heck, it'll probably even lose 50% of its value when you unbox it. Same thing with a new car. The moment you buy it and it touches the ground you've just lost 50% of your money.
I hate it when I make an investment and I immediately lose 50% of my investment with zero chances of making more money back than I initially invested.
To me that's a really bad investment. An investment that takes away all of my liquidity in exchange for zero upside. It's probably safer to invest in Bitcoin than buying a new car, an iPhone or whatever.
I prefer to invest in myself. It pays the best dividend by far....
Same thing with a house. Or an apartment. Not only will it force you to allocate a huge amount of your money that you might never ever see again, but it also robs your freedom and flexibility.
The freedom of being able to move wherever you want to. The freedom of living wherever you want to.
Sure, maybe you don't want to move anywhere else. But what if you're forced to live somewhere else because of your job, your this and your that?
You're probably going to have to sell it at a loss. Whenever you're forced to sell anything, you'll always sell at a loss. I've never seen anyone who was forced to sell to get out of the whole thing with a profit.
It's just like they say in that movie...
Here's the thing...
I don't want to be owned by anyone or anything.
All I want is to be free.
And we live in a time where it's possible.
Where you can create your own freedom.
But not with some B.S. kind of lifestyle product you buy.
But with really, really hard and smart work, some hedged risk taking and staying on top of your game.
Sure, you don't get there over night.
It'll take a lot of effort to live and create your own life.
But the more you buy and the more things you own, the harder it'll get to be able to create your own life.
The things you own end up owning you...
# LESS WORRIES
The more I own, the more I worry. The less I own, the less I worry...
# FIXED COSTS
I have practically zero fixed costs.
Most of the people I know have almost all of what they make already allocated to fixed costs. I'm not saying it's their fault. But then again, most of the time it is...
The truth is that it doesn't really matter how much you make as long as you don't control your fixed costs. Fixed costs are really all that matters. Fixed costs are what usually kills people. Or businesses. Or anything as a matter of fact.
Because you can't change your fixed costs. That's why they're called fixed costs.
And that's why I personally try to avoid them at all cost.
So I can easily scale everything I do, buy or consume up or down in just a matter of days. Maybe even hours.
Fixed costs kill flexibility.
And zero flexibility means zero freedom.
And zero freedom means zero creativity and zero innovation.
And zero creativity means zero ideas.
And zero ideas mean zero new income streams.
And zero new income streams mean zero flexibility....
# LESS DECISIONS
Less decisions mean less friction.
And less friction means more time and energy to focus on your thing.
To focus on the things that really matter.
So how do you eliminate decision making?
By trying to avoid friction as much as possible.
By eliminating decision making as much as possible.
So for example I basically wear the same clothes every single day.
I own close to zero things.
When I cook, I usually cook for 3-4 meals.
I don't meet people I don't want to meet.
I don't go to events I don't want to go.
I try to live at the most convenient places possible.
So that I have to make close to zero decisions about anything.
Food. Coffee. Supermarket....
And a lot of other things.
I basically try to avoid decision making as much as I can.
Especially when it comes to small things.
Because the smallest things can have the biggest negative impact.
Sure, this won't happen over night.
But you have to start somewhere....
# CREATION IS FREEDOM
The more you create and the more you put yourself out there, the more opportunities you create for yourself.
It's simple math. The more you create, the higher the probability that people will find out about you.
And maybe some of these people might turn into customers, friends, business partners, life partners and on and on and on.
The only way I'm able to live the life I live right now is because I create stuff. Every single day. For more than two years now.
The more often and the longer you create, the more opportunities you will create for yourself. And the more your freedom will increase over time. But again, there's no guarantee.
On the other hand, the less you create, the more you'll depend on someone who creates. And then that person, entity or corporation can crush you whenever they want to.
They can fire you whenever they want to. And you have to show up when they want you to show up. You need to do what they want you to do. And if you don't, you'll get punished. No freedom. Or just about enough freedom to make you think you're free. When you're actually not.
Creation is freedom...
If you want to know more about what I've learned living out of a backpack for the past 7 years, you can download a free copy of my book "I’m Everywhere And Nowhere. And I Own Nothing And Everything."
I'm really bad at showing up.
Most of the time I don't feel like showing up.
Still I somehow managed to show up each and every day for more than two years.
In October 2015 I decided to write and publish one article on my blog every single day.
Now fast forward two years I'm still writing one article every single day...
I never thought something like this would be possible.
Or that I'd have the discipline to do something like this.
I've tried similar things before.
And it never really worked.
So I decided to write it all down.
I decided to write down what worked for me.
And why I think it worked.
I've decided to write it down for myself.
As a reminder what has worked in the past.
And how I did it.
This stuff has worked for me.
Maybe it'll also work for you...
# START SMALL
I didn't decide to write and publish one article every single day for the next two years.
What I did instead was that I decided to write and publish one article for the next 7 days.
7 days seemed pretty manageable back then. Two years seemed too hard. Impossible even. It's just too far ahead in the future.
Two years would have been way too much of a commitment. And I have huge commitment problems. But more on this in a bit.
So the first 7 days were horrible.
I never felt like writing. And I never felt like publishing either. It never felt good enough. Most of it sucked. And I didn't want to put it out there. I never really found the time to write. I was constantly busy doing other things.
So when I was done with those 7 days of writing and publishing one article a day I said to myself that I'd probably never be able to do this ever again. That it was just too damn hard. And that I shouldn't throw all of this away. I know. Sunk cost and all of this...
Still, I thought this was a once in a lifetime opportunity. And if I stopped now I would probably be done forever. I would probably never ever get this chance again. I would probably never be able to build that much momentum ever again.
So I went for another 30 days. And it was the exact same thing. It was hard. Really, really hard. And I felt like giving up almost every single day. But I made it. And then I decided to go for another 30 days.
Again, when I was done I thought I can't possibly stop now. That I'll probably never get this far ever again in my life. And now two years later I'm still writing. And you're still reading... Thank you!
Here's the thing. Most of my stuff isn't really good. Most of my stuff is just ok. Sometimes I have more time. And sometimes I have less time. Some things I shouldn't publish. And others I should publish. But it doesn't matter. I publish them all.
Because perfectionism kills creativity.
Perfectionism takes a hell lot of effort. And nothing will ever be perfect. Especially when you do something you're not really good at yet. The only way to get better at something is to do it. Over and over again. As often and as much as you can.
And the more time you spend perfecting your work, the less work you'll ship. And the less work you'll ship, the more you'll be afraid. It's a vicious circle.
The more you try to make something perfect, the more afraid you'll get that it won't be perfect. It will never stop. Perfectionism never stops. It will eat you alive! Sooner or later. So you'll put in more and more time. Until you can't possibly live up to your own expectations anymore.
Perfection kills. Slowly. One step at a time. One day at a time...
[Related: 121 Unusual Tips to being a Better Writer]
# EVERY DAY
For me the only thing that ever worked was to do it every day. Everything else I ever tried never really worked. Why? I don't know. Maybe because if you say you want to do it on Monday and Thursday you still have five excuses left.
You'd still have Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday as an excuse. So if you still have Tuesday, why do it on Monday? And if you still have Wednesday why do it on Tuesday? I think you get the idea.
The more excuses you have, the more you're going to use them. It's all about eliminating possible excuses. Whatever your excuses are.
So I love excuses. That's why I have to eliminate all excuses. And the only way for me to eliminate all excuses is to do it every day. So that there are no more excuses left.
P.S. Publishing every day also helped me to fight perfectionism. Because you can't just put out one great piece of content, work or art every single day. No one can...
# DON'T BREAK THE CHAIN
The moment you skip it just once, it's basically already over. It's like a chain. If you break it once it will never be like it was before. You'll never be able to use it again. It's pretty much useless. You'd need an entirely new chain. You'd have to start all over again.
And when I say you, I'm basically talking about myself. Whenever I broke the chain just once, no matter what I was doing, I stopped doing it for good. Sooner or later.
The first time I skipped class in college wasn't the last time. I did it again. Over and over and over again. I probably skipped class more than a hundred times after that. Luckily, I somehow managed to get that degree. But it took me two more years on top of the regular schedule.
Here's the thing...
I also started doing daily videos twice. One time I lasted a few weeks. The second time I lasted more than three months. Both times I skipped just once. And that was the beginning of the end. Every single time. The same thing with my podcast...
If you skip it just once, it's so much easier to skip it a second, third, fourth.... time. Simply because you already did it once. So the damage was already done.
Don't break the chain! Ever...
# PUBLISH MORE OF YOUR BAD WORK
It’s easy to hit that publish button for a great piece of work. And so much harder to hit that publish button for a not so great piece of work. It’s easy to fall for the trap of always having to deliver great work.
It’s a trap because no one can constantly create great work. As a matter of fact most of your work will be not so great. And that’s what will break many of us. The desire of only publishing great work.
The weight of that desire will crush you. And over time you’ll publish less and less of your work. Until you stop publishing for good. I've seen it happened over and over again. To others. To myself. And pretty much everybody else out there who ever started something.
So every once in a while try to publish some of your bad work to take away some of that pressure…
# DO IT FOR YOURSELF
The only thing that helps me to keep going is to do it for myself. I know it sounds cheesy. And it probably is cheesy. But the only reason I write is to stay sane. To stay sane in a world that seems more and more insane every single day. A world with millions of opportunities for some. And close to zero opportunities for others. A world of abundance. A world of scarcity.
When I first started writing I wrote for others. I wrote for likes. For comments. And for shares. It's hard to get rid of it. I struggle with it every day. I try to get rid of it. But it's really hard to get rid of the need to feel accepted. To feel appreciated. Most of the things we do, we do them because it's what everybody expects us to do. So we keep doing it to feel appreciated. To feel like we're a part of something. To belong...
But the only way I'm able to keep showing up, to keep myself sane is to ignore all of this. As much as I can. Because if I did it for the likes and all of this stuff I would probably already have stopped a long time ago. I would probably not even have written more than 20 posts or so.
It's hard. It really is. It's hard to do something that doesn't seem to have any benefits. But if I think about it, the only thing that helps me to keep putting myself out there is that I stopped caring at some point. So even if no one would be reading my stuff, I'd probably still be doing this... maybe...
# EXPECT NOTHING
This is the only way. As soon as you expect too much, or as a matter of fact anything, then it won't work. Because at one point you'll get frustrated because the thing you expect isn't coming. And it will never come when you expect it. Most of the time it will never come...
Be it money, connections, fame, fortune or whatever...
And that's the trickiest part. Everybody says just do it and then the money will follow. Or the connection. Or the happiness. Or the whatnot. So you start doing it because you think the money will follow. Or the fame. Or the fortune. But sometimes it won't. Actually most of the time it won't.
Maybe it will. Maybe it won't. No one knows. There's no guarantee for it. So the only way to keep showing up is to expect nothing.
So why would anyone even show up then?
I don't know. I really don't know. You have to find your reason.
I keep showing up because it helps me to stay sane.
It helps me to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Even if that light might never come...
I have commitment issues. I really do. I have a huge problem to commit to anything in life.
That's why I've basically lived out of a backpack for the past 7 years.
That's why I've never lived in a place with the intention of staying there for more than just a couple of months.
That's why pretty much every relationship I ever had ended in a disaster.
That's why I suck as a friend.
But that's another story. Well, actually it isn't. It's all the same thing. Just like someone a lot smarter than me once said...
The way you do anything is the way you do everything. So the micro defines the macro. And the macro defines the micro. Everything is related to everything. And it all trickles down. Or crawls up.
And the only way to break that cycle is to commit.
Be it a relationship. A friendship. A business. Or whatever.
Which seems to get harder and harder every single day. With more and more and even better choices showing up every single day...
A better phone. A better TV. A better girlfriend. A better husband. A better opportunity. A better this. And a better that.
Still. Commitment trumps everything.
So how do you commit?
The only way you'll ever be able to commit to anything is love.
You won't be able to commit to anything if you don't love it.
If you don't love it, then you'll always give up.
Sooner or later...
And sometimes you'll just fall out of love.
That's ok also...
When you try to put yourself and your work out there you've gotta ignore each and everybody.
Sometimes your stuff will be good. Sometimes it won't. Sometimes people will tell you that it wasn't really good. Sometimes they will tell you it was good. But most of the time no one will say anything.
Most of the time you'll have something like 30 people a day visiting your blog. Or 10 people watching your videos. Or 20 people listening to your podcast.
And you know what?
None of it matters.
What matters is that you do your thing.
That you do what you love.
And get better at it...
But make sure you have a way to pay your bills.
Because making money doing things you love is just incredibly difficult.
Not to say almost impossible.
Ok. So how do you get better at it?
How do you get better at anything?
# QUANTITY LEADS TO QUALITY
The more often you do something, the better you'll get. It's as simple as that. That's the only way to learn anything. To get better at anything in life.
And that's something we tend to forget. As children we know exactly what it takes to learn something new. To get better at it.
We know that it takes bruises. And falling down. And getting back up again.
That's the only way we learn something new.
Like riding a bicycle. Swimming. Talking. And on and on and on. It all takes practice. And falling down. And getting back up again.
And the more often we do something, the easier it'll get for us. Sure, you'll fail a lot. And make a lot of mistakes. Maybe you'll even fall down every once in a while.
I've said this many times in the past and I'll say it again...
The only way to quality is quantity. To do it over and over again. To fall down and then to get back up again.
Unfortunately, there's no other way. I really wish there was. But there isn't. I've tried everything. And the only thing that ever worked was to fall down. And to then get back up again...
When I say that quantity leads to quality I feel like I have to add something. Some people will never get better. No matter how often they do it. Especially with a complex thing such as writing, designing, public speaking and all of these other hard things.
The key here is to not just do it over and over again but to also immerse yourself in what you do.
So if you want to become a better writer, you've gotta take a look at all the other writers out there. Take a look at their style. Copy their style. Combine it with other writers you like. And then mix it all up. Add your own flavor to it and then keep doing it.
No matter what it is you want to do, you've gotta take a look around what others do. And how they do it. And then add your own flavor to it. So don't just write a lot. Or shoot a lot of videos. Or create a lot of art. But take a lot at what others in your field do. And how they do it.
Live it. Breathe it. Do it. Consume it. Every single day...
What's the ROI of showing up every day?
Nothing and everything.
Nothing because I barely make anything with things like this right here.
Everything because my whole entire life only functions because I write.
If I wouldn't be writing I would probably sit somewhere in a cubicle, do stuff I don't really like, making money I don't really need, only to come home and talk about all of this nonsense with my friends or my wife and then do the same thing again the next day.
Until I'm 80 years old wondering what the hell just happened...
P.S. Just in case you haven't seen it yet.. I've put together a PDF with some of my best advice on writing. You can get it here.
There are millions of things worth doing.
Millions of things worth seeing.
Tens of thousands of people worth kissing.
Hundreds of places worth visiting.
Dozens of books worth writing.
Hundreds of thousands of conversations worth having.
Thousands of movies worth watching.
Millions of people worth hugging.
Hundreds of thousands of books worth reading.
Millions of songs worth listening to.
And one life worth living.
Don't waste it...
Follow your dreams.
Live the life you want to live.
Do what you love.
Listen to your heart.
Fast and easy.
You can change the world.
Cheap and good.
What we don't want to hear...
It won't work over night.
You need to do many things you don't want to do.
It might not work out.
There's no guarantee.
What do you want to hear?
But even more importantly...
Are you willing to pay the price?
It's the best time to be alive.
It's the worst time to be alive.
It's the age of knowledge.
It's the age of ignorance.
It's the time of growth.
It's the time of decline.
It's the age of abundance.
It's the age of scarcity.
It's the era of hope.
It's the era hopelessness.
Which side do you want to be on?
Right or left?
Up or down?
I just got off the phone with customer support of some e-commerce store.
And it's the second time I was on the phone with them.
After I sent them three emails. And they responded to none of them...
The first time I called them up the guy even promised me to send me an email the following day to let me know what's wrong with my order. Which of course, he didn't...
So I called back today. Only to find out he will let me know what's going on next week.
It's already more than 10 days since I placed my order. And I was told to get it after 3 days.
So here's the thing...
For one of my businesses I'm ordering a couple of hundred products a month from Amazon. And ocasionally I order stuff from other shops when they're sold out on Amazon.
So maybe 1 out of 200 orders is from a shop other than Amazon.
And I'm not joking when I tell you that every 10th order or so from another shop has problems.
But not just a tiny problem like a few days late or so. No, I'm talking about deliveries disappearing and no one being able to tell me where it is.
Now that's not such a big deal either if they'd be able to properly handle this.
But the thing is they don't...
What most stores do instead is to tell you they're going to investigate it.
And whenever they tell me they'll investigate it and let me know what's wrong I already know that I have to call them up again a couple of days later.
Because they don't respond to emails. And if they do, they tell me to wait some more. But I don't want to wait. I just want my problem to be solved and out of my head. And I can't want to constantly call people.
Now enter Amazon... and by the way I'm not getting paid to say any of this nor do I hold any shares in Amazon. It's just my own personal experience.
So here's the thing...
I order hundreds of products on Amazon every single month. So I expect a couple of things to go wrong on Amazon, too. No biggie! And a couple of things do indeed go wrong there, too. Maybe 1 out of 200 orders has a problem.
Some packages go lost somewhere along the way, which by the way happens more often than you might think... An item that was obviously already shipped to someone else before. You know. The usual suspects.
But here's the difference. And that's a REALLY big difference...
And that's basically the difference why pretty much every other e-commerce site will die and Amazon will thrive even more...
I never ever had to pick up the phone to solve an issue I had with a delivery from Amazon. I usually just sent them a message through their system. And every single time I get a response in less than an hour.Less than an hour!
Sure, all responses are simple templates. But I don't really care whether a real human being solves my problem or a template. I don't care if a real human being tells me that I'll get a refund or a new product or if it's a template. All I care about is to solve my problem.
And that's what Amazon does. They send out new packages before they even know what happened to the other package. Because what are a couple of dollars if you know andreally understand that a happy customer will come back over and over again and probably spent thousands of dollars over time.
The only thing that really matters to Amazon is a happy customer. The only thing that should matter to every other company out there, too. If your customer isn't happy, your business is going to die over time. And the problem is that in 99.9% of the cases the ONLY time we really get in tough with most businesses is customer service.
And as we all know, customer support is one of the things that gets outsourced the fastest. Customer support is where most companies cut corners. Well, most of them don't just cut corners. They cut entire pages. When instead they should be doubling down on customer support. Maybe even tripling down.
The only time we really interact with companies is when we have problems. In many cases this is the only time we get to interact with a real human being at that company. And in most cases the experience sucks. Maybe it's just me. I don't know. Maybe it's just Germany...
And I get it. A lot of people complain about the pressure of working at Amazon. And it might be true. I've never worked there, so I don't know. But at the end of the day, the only thing that really helps any business to stay in business is to make customers happy.
That's the only way any business will be able to survive. How you get there is up to you to find out. How you find the balance between making customers and employees happy is where the magic happens.
And that's exactly Amazon's number one priority. To make customers happy. And if a customer isn't happy, the employee won't be happy either. Because the customer won't come back to spend more. And if the customer won't come back to spend more, the business will have to go out of business. Sooner or later. And if the business goes out of business there won't be any jobs left either.
And that's exactly why Amazon is crushing it. And will keep crushing it. And why others won't be crushing it any time soon...