Yep, the road pictured above is actually part of my daily commute to work. It’s a beautiful stretch of green next to a relatively large lake in the car-free park of Tervuren, which also houses the Royal Museum for Central Africa. Now can you understand why I ride 32km to and from work every day? And that’s not even the best part: I’m getting paid to do so!
In light of yesterday’s events in Brussels I received about a dozen of kind e-mails asking if I am okay and wether I’m safe. That’s why I wanted to put out a short post telling you guys that I am, in fact, good and felt safe at all times yesterday, even though I work close to Parliament and I commute past the bombed metro. My family and friends are safe too, although the tragedy left a strong impression on us all.
About six months ago I wrote an article called Spending Money to Make Money. While this adage is used at the most inappropriate of times, I actually believed that I had found a way to make money by first spending it. On top of that I would be enjoying the hell out of it too. Sounds too good to be true? Let’s see what’s what!
Exciting and exhausting at the same time. That’s the best way I can describe maintaining a blog and putting yourself out in the open like I have the past year. It’s been a tremendous experience that has brought me into contact with tons of like-minded individuals and great people and for that I’m thankful. However, a Dutch proverb also teaches us that tall trees catch much wind.
One of the most perpetual lies people tell each other is that you have to spend money to make money. Many entrepreneurs, for example, believe that they should invest a lot of money and effort into their business before it will take off even though there’s no empiral evidence to support this claim. While I’m a firm believer that you shouldn’t spend money to make money, I am going to do so anyway. In fact, I already did.