30 Things I’ve Learned From Publishing 100 Articles

On August 7, 2015, I published my first article on DariusForoux.com. When I hit that publish button I had no idea where it would lead to. I also had zero expectations about how many people would read my stuff.

Now, 100 articles further (this is #101), things are a lot different. I never thought I’d meet so many great people through blogging. I also never thought I would end up drawing my own blog images (I was always the least creative kid in school).

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10 Career Mistakes I Wish I Had Never Made

In the last decade, I made several career mistakes. I went from student to entrepreneur to freelancer to climbing the corporate ladder to blogger to a teacher.

Yes, that’s not a normal career path, and it’s also not what I ever expected. I also made a bunch of career mistakes on the way. That’s because life hardly turns out the way you expect.

That’s because we’re only human. And humans make mistakes. Recently I received an email from a reader. He asked about my biggest career mistake.

That got me thinking. And writing. A lot. 

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Who Says You Have to Get out of Your Comfort Zone?

I love my comfort zone. To me, that’s where the real magic happens.

In my comfort zone, I have my family, friends, work, music, books, movies, bike, gym, park, you name it. Everything I love.

And from that place of safety, I’m more open to trying new things and taking risks.

I’ve never believed the idea of that silly little drawing. You know what I’m talking about, right?

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This Evening Ritual Will Make You More Productive

After a busy day, it’s quite challenging to wind down and get ready for a good night’s sleep. When I didn’t have an evening ritual, often I found myself working, reading, or watching TV shows until late.

And when you’re ready to go to sleep, you can’t. Your mind is buzzing with thoughts you don’t want at that time of day.

It’s no secret that a lot of people have difficulties with sleeping. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 45% of Americans say that poor or insufficient sleep affected their daily activities at least once in the past seven days.

Why’s the evening so important? Well, you might have a perfect morning ritual, a fully planned calendar, and the intention to crush your day, but if you lack the energy, you’re not doing anything productive. 

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