IKIGAI – A nice Life Compass

Yeah, I know. Failed on my daily-blog-post-January-challenge. My early mornings – starting the day at 04,30 for 2 hours of productive work and then hitting the gym – is for sure moving the needle on my personal projects and life overall. Which is great, and I can feel the slow, but impactful progress. But my earlier evening content creation time for sure has been suffering. Also, been feeling a bit down this week due to a whole lot of confusion (from within myself) about work.

ANYWAY, working on implementing DEEP WORK. It’s great. So great. Been working really hard on not multitasking while in focused work sessions with a defined problem and a limited time. I’m getting better at it, but god damn it’s hard. And energy demanding. For sure contributes to my “DEAD”-state at the evenings. Make sure to check it out, the audiobook can be found on Youtube: https://youtu.be/jGNiIpqWkUI

Also, I’ve been trying scheduled free time, and today I took the opportunity to randomly watch some youtube videos that caught my interest. And this one I strongly recommend to people that are a bit lost in life, but don’t know where to start. It’s the The Japanese Formula For Happiness – Ikigai !

Ops, only 14 minute left of internet time. Got some things to take care of beofre SHUTDOWN.

Thanks for stopping by, Fear Facer,


“It’s not who we are that makes us happy, but who we become. “

Some are allergic to motivational videos, some are not. I’m consume them daily. Not as my main source of motivation, that has to come internatly Butt it’s like an espresso for your brain. Giving you a little extra bost. In this one, Tony Robbins delivers for real.

Yeah, did a live stream to since it’s Friday! Was a bit chaotic and a little it of everything, but we had fun! Got to share some personal stories too, on request.

See you tomorrow, Fear Facer,


Going Deep

Can’t write. Have to structure my learnings from the book Deep Learning. The feeling of taking in the knowledge you absolutley know is going to be a game changer in your life is… Tickling. To say the least. And it trumps all other ambitions do do anything else but to trying to figure out how to adapt it to my life. Even trying to write something good here. Just read it yourself, that’ll be my blog’s purpose today.

Just realized I haven’t faced any real fears today. Damn. Making up for it tomorrow! Sleep tight, Fear facer


Principles for Life

Yeah, I know I haven’t really been delivering any long, in depth, blog post latley. I’ve simply been focusing on trying to figure out how to move forward with my Youtube channel. It’s hard, yet fun and exciting. I’ve come to love the process of “solving” life puzzles so much, that It almost fulfils me on its own. A mindset that has been strengthened the last couple of days after watching Ray Dalios 30 minute video summary of his book “PRINCIPLES”, like 5 times. So, today, I’m simply going to strongly recommend you to watch this, take notes and reflect upon how you could implement this wisdom in your life.

See you Tomorrrow, Fear Facer

P.S – Fears ‘ve met today.

Warm up – On my way to work this morning I told a beautiful woman that she made me genuinely happy for smiling and laughing so infectious.

The Real deal – told my boss I wanted to start working partime so I can focus on developing my content making skills – making amazing videos!

Smile, file, repeat

Can you get that emotionally impacted so you actually shed a tear over your own creation? Don’t call me a narcissist just yet. But honestly, when I looked through my latest ‘stranger’s smile video’ I couldn’t help myself. In the end where I summarized and compiled some of the best smiles I experienced, having all that emotions replied that intensely, it was just too overwhelming not to.

I’ve met so many incredible people who, within seconds of meeting me, have been willing to share a smile, laugh and connect with me.

To me, you are a stranger, but I bet you are totally awesome. And I’d love to get to know you, just like any other person I walk by every day to work. But, at least here in Stockholm where I live, you just don’t talk to strangers like that. Or, at least you didn’t use to. From now on, I do. Do you?

My little social experiment wasn’t only for my own egoistic sake of personal growth and joy, but also to show others that it doesn’t require much to have a special moment with a stranger.  And I hoped I managed to do just that.


No, I’m not religious. i’ve just experienced a relgiously intense DEEP WORK DAY.

This January month I’ve decided to dedicate one week at the time to a productivity book, and first out is DEEP WORK, by Cal Newport. I can’t go into the details now since I have to go to bed in… Well, I should already be in bed! But the basic idea is simple, you should remove all distractions and only focus on one task at the time. Nothing new really, but the book sold me on the concept with a great WHY, and explained the scientific angle of it. Which often gets me sold when it comes to doing something new. I’ll put a link to the audiobook and a summary down below.

Anyways, I tried it out today, and I’ve been at it since 6,30 this morning, minus 1,5 hour workout and 1-hour cooking food and eating. But, that still leaves me with a ton of devoted DEEP WORK time, as the clock just turned 21,22 No multitasking, just pure focus. Now it for sure has helped that I’ve been doing editing and not math for instance, but I got to another level of connection to it as I wasn’t doing anything else like I usually do. Check out the result on My youtube channel.

Looking forward to implementing these principles at work this week!

See you tomorrow, Fear Facer ( yeah I did put in some fear facing at the gym, don’t think I forgot about it;)! )



Happy Saturday morning!

Working my way back to my early morning routines after the hooliday, got up at 6-ish today. It felt great because I overcome that URGE to snooze which has plagued me during this 2-week holiday. Sure I can do that once and a while, but then I want to have decided to do so before, it shouldn’t be emotions running my decisions. The same goes for working on my projects, productive following a defined structure. This requires Discipline. But, as Will puts it, it’s essentially self-love. Doing what’s tough, but you do it because you love yourself. And boy do you love yourself after you’ve done what you’ve sat out to do.

Self-love is ‘Look, I know you got a test on Monday, and I know you really want to go out with your friends a Saturday night. But if you fail that test you’re not gonna feel good about yourself. I just I love you too much to let you go out tonight.’ self-discipline is self-love. If you wanna be happy you have to love yourself which means you have to discipline your behavior. The road sustained happiness is through disciplining your behavior.

This January month I’m going to take on a productivity-boosting challenge. Each week focusing in on implementing productivity learnings from a book. My source will be the awesome youtube channel “Productivity Games”, and first out is DEEP WORK.

I’m soo excited about 2019. Just need to take some time outling my focus areas, one thing I’ve leartn from 2018 is that I can’t do it all at the same time!

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram where things happen too!



Year, kind of, evaluation

Forgot to post yesterday. Things got hectic as it was my last day of my 2 week stay back home with my family at Öland. Landed early this morning in Stockholm, and it feels great to be back. 2019 is going to kick the shit out of all the other years combined!

Anyways, early morning tomorrow to make all that come true! Check out my live stream I did a few hours ago if you want more of me… Things got real personal at the end there, after failing to do a structured thoughtful year evaluation.

ALSO, some of my daily fear facing action spontaneously happened after having watched this video I link below. I reached out to two of my old friends to air some emotions I had buried. Have a look, well worth your time. At least it was worth mine.

See you tomorrow, Fear Facer




Tomorrow I’ve spend two weeks living with my family on the Island I grew up – ÖLAND. It’s been great. But it for sure have tried me at times, family life for sure can be demanding. And my very special relationship to food also has been put to the test. Multiple times. BUT, tomorrow will be my last day, then it’s back to reality.

Although, I almost travelled back to Stockholm a week ago. I missed my Stockholm life, plus I’m way more productive back home. But I forced myself to stay because I know how good it is to get variation in your life. All kinds of variation. Especially environmental changes seem to make most of your regular everyday life get replaced. It relieves you, or forces you, to do things in a different way. A way that makes you experience life in a new way. Objectively good or bad – it doesn’t matter, because on a higher level it’s always good with variation since it leads to new perspectives. At least in my book.

So what’s my point? Well, if this was the case for you as well, act on these new perspectives and insights you’ve got over the Holidays. Decide to make a change if your not satisfied with the way you’re currently living. Put up some 2019 goals, and be serious about pursuing them. Life doesn’t happen to you, you make life happen.

If you have no idea how to go about doing that, here’s a goal setting check list I found that seem’s legit enough to do the trick! Or just write it down on a peace of paper, look at it every day and be sure to constantly check in to see if what you’re doing actually moving you closer to that goal.


Good Luck:)


The insight video of the day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9XGUpQZY38

This mornings motivational video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRygtVJrelM


2019 is going to be the year I’ve decided to experience so many NEW things. All categories. I firmly believe that breaking your old way of living, variation, change, call it whatever is SO IMPORTANT.
Pushing yourself to try new things will result in new perspectives, experiences and memories. No matter if the new thing you try will result in a good or bad experience. If it’s good then you’ve expanded your way of what brings you joy and happiness in life. And if it’s bad you’ll come to appreciate the things you enjoy even more. And there are many more layers to it.
AND remember, the small things are just as important, if not greater, than the big things. Because if you’ll start adopting the trying-new-small-things-daily-behaviour. You’ll start to embrace a new mindset. And with that comes the potential for real sustainable change.
I’m starting this day out with listening to Chinese Men after a tip from a guy I met at the New Years party yesterday. Totally New sound for me. AND I LOVE IT. What New things are you doing today, tomorrow, this year?

Starting a 30-day-daily-blog-challenge too. Have I ever told you how much I LOVE CHALLENGES? Number one thing that drives my growth.