Hint: it has little to do with money. It’s your emotional state.

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“Become a millionaire not for the million dollars, but for what it will make of you to achieve it.” — Jim Rohn

Do you want to make more money? Have you invested in the best stock-market strategies or lucrative real estate deals? Or are you looking into gold to hedge the currency devaluation?

What comes next might catch you by surprise. To make millions, don’t focus on the money.

Yes, correct. It’s not about the money.

Focus on yourself instead.

Focus on your state of happiness.

The person you’re becoming determines your likelihood to make millions.

Why?

Happy People Make More Money

In her book…


You may find the book you’re looking for in my 2020 list.

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“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you ask successful business people, famous authors, and thought leaders about reading, they all agree that reading is essential.

I have absorbed priceless knowledge in the many books I have read so far.

Are you wondering what book to add to your 2021 reading list? I’m sure you’ll find a few books that arise your interest among the books I read in 2020.

For your convenience, I highlighted in bold my preferred books. The list is in chronological order.

2020 Reading List


This is why gratitude will give you much joy this Christmas season.

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The word change characterizes this particular year 2020. Despite the massive changes, at least two things are sure:

  • Our recent Thanksgiving festivities did not resemble what we have known so far.
  • This Christmas will be different too.

How did you celebrate Thanksgiving? With your loved ones? Alone? Not at all? Do you still have anything to be grateful for?

You now have two choices to make.

  1. You focus on what you have missed out on and perhaps on what you still will this year.
  2. You embrace the change, looking forward to new things — potentially better things — you will…


4 simple ways that helped me become confident.

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It was an ordinary day at work. When arriving at my office, I thought it would be like every day: saying hello to my colleagues, working on my preferred project, and having a blast drinking a coffee during the break.

But when I saw the face of my supervisor, I knew something was wrong. “David, your Ph.D. supervisor decided to retreat from his contractual obligations,” he said.

I had just begun my industrial Ph.D. project at a global company and would have never expected such a scenario.

It was the worst-case scenario.

“How in the world am I going to…


Stoping your comparison game will enable you to live the life of your dreams.

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That fear of missing out on things makes you miss out on everything. — Etty Hillesum

The other day, I discovered I might have missed an opportunity for a romantic relationship. A good friend said, “We all tried so hard to hook you up with Julie. She told us she really liked you, and we all thought you would have been such a great couple.”

I was shocked.

It never occurred to me that Julie was interested in me romantically, not even for a single minute. We were friends — nothing more. …


You can be happy and fulfilled while waiting for your soulmate.

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“Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love… but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love.” — Mandy Hale

Are you struggling to find your soulmate?

Do you regret your missed chances?

Are you wondering how you would be able to survive with your teddy bear you hug every day?

Could it be you don’t get why you can’t find real love?

We all have questions. I do too.

The other day, I ran into a girl, let’s call her Jennifer, a good friend of mine when I was younger. I always considered her…


The answer is simple and yet profound.

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People rub off. Hence, choose the people you want to spend time with. Like me, you may have received this kind of advice. It’s good advice. Your company defines you.

And that’s why most people will never be successful.

I am thankful because my parents and my friends made me aware of the danger of bad company. I have seen bad examples. Classmates chose to smoke pot all day with their “chill” friends. A friend who lost his life because of an overdose. Someone who dated the wrong person.

Thinking about it, I get angry and sad at the same…


#2 - I rewrote my objectives every day

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“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” — Tim Ferris

I have been a fan of setting objectives for many years. And yet, I underestimated the power of writing down specific and ambitious goals. This year — a particular year — I followed the advice of my mentors.

I focused on a few big hairy audacious goals. Long story short. I have achieved more in the past six months — since the beginning of the year — than in an entire year, and sometimes in two to three years combined.

In this article, you will discover…


And how I’m actually doing it.

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“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” — Albert Schweitzer

Leadership expert John C. Maxwell has inspired me in many ways. One of his quotes resonated with me.

“I add value to other people every day.” — John C. Maxwell

How can I do that? I wondered. As I reflected on the matter, I realized that I was doing it already. I was not as intentional as John, but I did lift others up.

“People who add value to others do so intentionally. I say that because to add…


Hint: it’s all about creating amazement & you can do it too.

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“Excellence/Perfection is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.” — Brian Tracy

“Wow, it blows me away,” my work colleague told me. My team and I had the opportunity to pitch an innovative idea to the jury in the frame of a research and development contest in the company I was working at.

My teammates elected me as the 7-minute pitch speaker. I happily accepted because I love public speaking. I invested a plethora of hours, crafting the perfect storyline and stunning slides that would put the evaluators in awe.

Winning the contest was not straightforward…

David Brühlmann

Biotech consultant, humanitarian and writer. Passionate about inspiring singles to become influencers at https://singleinfluencer.com

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