Productivity

How To Work With Subcontractors

The Key To Success as a Solopreneur and Bootstrapper: How To Work With Subcontractors?

It is essential for any little bootstrapping business to get the best people for your project and keep them around. I believe that now after the corona crisis, project-based work with subcontractors will become much more common than before. And, I don’t hold my recipe for dealing with subcontractors a secret at all. In this article, I list my 10 golden rules working with subcontractors.

hard work makes me high natalia bielczyk

Hard Work Makes Me High

I have always worked hard since I was 6 or 7 years old, and I can tell you: life of a person who genuinely enjoys working is much harder than you might think.It always bugs me how people tend to judge you depending on how you spend your time. There are so many stereotypes floating around! In this article, I talk about my love for hard work and why I believe people should be more tolerant toward others when it comes to working patterns.

House Doesn’t Mean Home How My Travels and Self-Development Experiments Influenced Me and My Thinking About Life Natalia Bielczyk

House Is Not Home: How My Travels Influenced My Thoughts About Life

This year, I invested in myself A LOT. Firstly, I finally took care of my mental health. Secondly, I took risks and invested a lot in my company. I first spent a month with my parents in Poland. Then, I went to Amsterdam for three months. Lastly, I traveled all the way to California for another two months. I was putting myself to the limits, learning about new cultures, testing new directions and target groups for my company, making new contacts, working hard and reinvesting everything I was making. And what’s the overall impact of all these actions on my life and well-being? Pretty weird.

phantom boss

At the Rainbow’s End: On the Phantom Boss

A few days ago, I took an evening hike to Hunter’s Point at the end of the Rainbow Road in Cupertino, California. It was a beautiful evening. I sat down on the bench at the top of the hill and observed the whole Silicon Valley falling asleep in the distance. And yet, something didn’t let me fully enjoy the moment. It was a Sunday evening and something on my stomach was making me feel anxious and insecure about the upcoming week. What’s up, Nat? — I was asking myself. — You are a free person, so what’s your problem?

on being selfish

On Being Selfish

This Wednesday, I woke up with a twisted stomach and a fast heartbeat, and I asked myself, “Why doesn’t this monster finally leave me alone and let me go?” I went through cognitive therapy, hypnotherapy, SSRIs, meditation, sauna, vacations, socializing, self-care… Nothing works. Just nothing. It’s only getting worse and worse. And then, I found out why.

content creator against the world on creativity eternal struggle and the painful process of becoming a leader

Content Creator Against The World: On Creativity, Eternal Struggle, and The Painful Process of Becoming a Leader

I recently had a few conversations with friends who couldn’t understand some of my investment decisions. They thought of me as a degen who either has way too much free time, or completely lost her marbles. Well, they might be right… But nevertheless, I decided to invest some time in thinking about my current personal investment strategy more in detail, and putting down my thoughts on paper. It is a rather unorthodox approach, so who knows — perhaps this read is also useful to you, whoever you are.

my personal approach to investing

My Personal Approach To Investing (As Of Today)

I recently had a few conversations with friends who couldn’t understand some of my investment decisions. They thought of me as a degen who either has way too much free time, or completely lost her marbles. Well, they might be right… But nevertheless, I decided to invest some time in thinking about my current personal investment strategy more in detail, and putting down my thoughts on paper. It is a rather unorthodox approach, so who knows — perhaps this read is also useful to you, whoever you are.

When Technology, Fashion, and Community Come Together Hapebeast

HAPE: When Technology, Fashion, and Community Come Together

Last year, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) made headlines and came to the spotlight when the prices of CryptoPunks by Larva Labs, a pixelated collection of digital art referring to the pop-cultural tradition of Cyberpunk, skyrocketed in prices. Now, the times when NFTs nostalgia alone was enough to carry the project, are long gone. The space evolved, developed, and has become highly competitive.

Natalia wants to dance - visiting Stockholm

Natalia Wants To Dance

The same story all over again. The Dutch government announces the next lockdown. Which one is it this time?… Fifth? Sixth? All the convention stores and locals get closed after 8pm again. People walk around in face masks again. And all the madness on the media starts all over. But this time, I sad “Stop!” … and I took a plane just to have a proper dance.