2017 review: next year starts now

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Pretty much every year, for as long as I can remember, I have conducted all sorts of reviews and resolutions. A few years back the « resolutions » trend wore off, and people started talking about « objectives », « bucket lists ». I like to call it a look ahead, a plan of sorts. It is a mix of many things, but more than anything, it is an opportunity to look back now at 2017 and think: « wow, I really did all that last year? What a year it’s been! » I have used many tools…read more

Do you need to know Photoshop to be a designer?

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Let’s put it this way: my entire life, I have had a love-hate relationship with design. Well, no, actually. It was more of a love-hate relationship with the designer. Truth is, I love design. I crave design. I thrive when I design. « Wait, what? You design? But you’re not a designer… » Or am I? First of all, what is a designer? Let’s ask Merriam-Webster! « Creates and execute plans »: I can do that. « Creates and manufactures a new product style »: I can do that. So much for my graphic artist friends……read more


A 7 days black & white photography challenge

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A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to participate into a photography challenge on Facebook. I generally don’t fall for this type of time-consuming, productivity killing, social media activity. But, I must confess, when I started seeing those black & white pictures popping up here and there on my Facebook feed, I was a little jealous. I really hoped that someone would challenge me. And, thankfully, my friend Michael did. Photography challenge: just pictures, no explanations The photography challenges goes like this: « Seven days, seven black-and-white photos of your…read more

Organization: my secret to « How does she do it all? »

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Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by my KisCool for their vlog « Quoi ma gueule« . Somehow we ended-up talking about time tracking (and my obsession with love for Toggl). Turns out, with the multiple projects I’m juggling right now, there’s nothing I could do without a little organization. How to stay organized when there’s more to do than time in a day? Like many things in life, everything starts with setting the right goal. Organization is nothing if it is not at the service of something bigger. What…read more

Regular inspiration: open your senses!

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Here’s what a life without regular inspiration would be like: get up, do the same morning routine, eat the same food, go to work at the same place, sit at the same desk, eat the same food for lunch, work on the same things in the afternoon, run on the same treadmill, finish the day in the same bar, drinking the same drink, with the same friends. And the next day: do it all over again. Sounds familiar? I’m not saying that my life doesn’t have many similarities with this…read more


The WDS Lessons

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At WDS (World Domination Summit) the recurring theme is simple: how do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world? After spending a week in Portland, OR, last summer hearing amazing speakers, sharing incredible experience (and ice-cream) with inspiring people, and finding « my » people among the new friends I was making, I came back to France with a few lessons that are the beginning of an answer to that burning question. WDS: how do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world? Lesson #1: Embrace weirdness – or as Agapi…read more

Accountability groups: a great way to stay on track

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When I left the World Domination Summit, last July, I had a million plus one ideas that I wanted to implement. One of them being: I’m going to write this book. Another one: I’m going to get that side-hustle going and start being rewarded with free trips and other travel-related goodies. But of course, and I’m sure you can relate to that, all those big plans started fading away as soon as I landed in Philadelphia. Life came back full speed at me and all my hopes and dreams went…read more