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Ewoud's growth newsletter: On (work)-life balance

Work-life balance has always been a struggle for me. I love my job and I'm a workaholic. However work

Ewoud Uphof

August 4 · Issue #5 · View online
Life experiments from a digital nomad and serial entrepreneur. Applying my background in growth hacking and a BA in philosophy to personal growth.

Work-life balance has always been a struggle for me. I love my job and I’m a workaholic. However working less has massively improved my quality of life. So I wanted to work less. I’m excited to announce I have exited 2 companies this year: and 
No work. Life balance.
I will be travelling for the coming 6 months. I will mostly be reading, kitesurfing. It’s hard ‘being’ over 'doing’ as I am so used to it. I’m forcing myself to recharge and have an unloading month in Amsterdam first (see article below). It’s hard for me, so this newsletter is a way to prevent cold turkey :-)
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On personal growth
Time management has been a topic of interest. I was working on maximum output and productivity. Currently, I find myself in the position of an empty calendar. It is so uncomfortable to ‘not do anything’.
Experiencing this teaches me a lot about productivity. Below are some interesting articles on the opposite of productivity.
This is how to do experiments in your personal life (outside the bedroom)
Finding the balance between doing and being for all the workaholic
A year without a schedule - AgileLeanLife
Why You Need a “Deloading” Phase in Life | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss
These are articles and podcasts I have enjoyed over the last few weeks.
How to Create an Interesting Life with Tynan
Operating Principles: The Tool High Performers Use to Make Hard Choices
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