When I first started this website and first started writing, my goal was to help people that are about to start their careers figure out how to do something meaningful with their lives but in an honest-to-God, actionable manner instead of preaching the usual guilt-tripping, cliché bullshit that we hear all the time.
I discussed some of the most important topics that people should be concerned or thinking about as they entered the brave new world of adulthood after college/university, in addition to some topics that I simply find fun and interesting to talk about (like behavioral economics).
Don't worry, my website wasn't some self-help stuff telling people to "follow your passion and live my life to the fullest?”
Anyway, things have since changed. Now, I focus more on writing about topics that interest me and about shamelessly promoting my books (sorry!). Well, with that preamble out of the way, let's continue.
Great question! This website is not for you if you don't like very long form posts about important topics related to your personal development, social impact, and big picture stuff.
I also avoid all the fluffy, cliché stuff that you'll find on Instagram or other social media. It might sound aggressive or arrogant at times but I think it's necessary to resonate with people.
I was born and raised in the Netherlands, in a nice little town called Leiderdorp (read my full profile here). Although my family is Nigerian, I have Dutch nationality so I guess that makes me a mutant. I moved to North Carolina when I was 16, finished high school there, did a year of college, but grew disillusioned with 'That American Life' so I moved back to the Netherlands to do my Bachelor’s degree.
After that, I decided it was time to embark on another adventure, this time to the cozy little country of Denmark for university again. Now I'm back in the States again. Full circle, right?
You’ll probably figure out my likes and dislikes over the course of reading (or not reading) my blog posts, but here’s a teaser: I’m a passionate football fan (soccer) but I also occasionally watch and enjoy tennis and basketball. I’m writer an podcast host at the Black & White & Read All Over website along with a few other brilliant writers.
Should you listen to me? Heck, I don’t know, that’s up to you. Am I some sort of expert in any particular field? Well, like Dan Benjamin from 5by5 once said so eloquently: “I have no credentials except that I’ve made every mistake a man could possibly make.” I haven’t quite done that (yet?), but the sentiment of that statement nicely captures my answer to that question.
Well, you’ve gotten this far, so I guess that means you’re at least a little bit interested in what I have to say, which is absolutely brilliant! If you’re interested in more of my ramblings and want to get a free ebook, then subscribe to my e-mail list!
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