Kristof

Kristof is the founder and CEO of Habitgrowth. His passion in life is to help entrepreneurs become super-productive so they can thrive without having to sacrifice their free time. Outside of work, he likes to spend his time playing computer games, drinking a dram of single malt after a BBQ with friends, and learning a new skill. Not necessarily in that order. Read more...

Winners DO quit and here’s why

If you were to ask a room full of entrepreneurs, “What’s the key trait of successful entrepreneurs?” Among the common responses of passion, creativity, and competitiveness, you’ll also hear a number of variations of determination and resilience. That ability to just ‘keep going’ no matter what, is seen as a positive, must-have quality for success. …

Winners DO quit and here’s why Read More »

From FOMO to JOMO: Overcoming Our Fear of Missing Out

You’ve probably felt it too: that strong urge to sign up for another online course or podcast, or to check out another new app because you don’t want to miss out on the latest trend. Or maybe you’ve been feeling good about where your life’s at. You’ve been building your business slowly over the years. …

From FOMO to JOMO: Overcoming Our Fear of Missing Out Read More »

Why a Weekly Review is the Key to Stress-Free Productivity

In the ever-changing world of modern business, it comes as no surprise that more and more entrepreneurs – especially solopreneurs – fall into the trap of becoming reactive instead of proactive leaders. This results in lost focus and failure to keep track of your goals. Before you know it, you’re forgetting important appointments or showing …

Why a Weekly Review is the Key to Stress-Free Productivity Read More »

Is Your Fear Of Not Enough Holding You Back?

Proin gravida nibh vel velit auctor aliquet. Aenean sollicitudin, lorem quis bibendum auctor, nisi elit consequat ipsum, nec sagittis sem nibh id elit. Duis sed odio sit amet nibh vulputate cursus a sit amet mauris. Morbi accumsan ipsum velit. Nam nec tellus a odio tincidunt auctor a ornare odio. Sed non mauris vitae erat consequat …

Is Your Fear Of Not Enough Holding You Back? Read More »

Why Work-Life Balance Isn’t Working and What to Do Instead

We wear many hats: parent, spouse, child, friend, manager, employee, side hustler, entrepreneur. We’d love to have enough time to be all these and sneak in enough time to take care of ourselves too. But let’s get real. More often than not, we can’t figure out how to put everything and everyone in our calendar. …

Why Work-Life Balance Isn’t Working and What to Do Instead Read More »

Don’t Eat That Frog, Eat An Elephant Instead

Brian Tracy, the author of the productivity-boosting book “Eat That Frog,” teaches his lesson points from a saying that is frequently credited to Mark Twain: “Eat a Live Frog Every Morning, and Nothing Worse Will Happen to You the Rest of the Day.” Luckily for entrepreneurs everywhere, this advice is a metaphor; you don’t really …

Don’t Eat That Frog, Eat An Elephant Instead Read More »

Going on a Media Diet:  Cutting the Cords and Distraction

If you think you don’t have enough time for a side business or a hobby, this article is for you. In this article, I’ll cover one of the main strategies I used when I started Habitgrowth as a side business. When I first read about this strategy in The 4-hour Work Week, the mega-best-seller written by …

Going on a Media Diet:  Cutting the Cords and Distraction Read More »

How to Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas

Struggling with writer’s block? Want to update your blog with fresh content but you’re out of ideas? Believe it or not, inspiration is everywhere. It’s enough to take a look around you. Think about the millions of questions that pop into your head every single day. Go online and see what other people are interested …

How to Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas Read More »

Entrepreneurial Burnout: Are You at Risk?

Burnout is not typically a word people would associate with work-from-home entrepreneurs.  From the outside looking in, entrepreneurs have it all together; they have risen above all the stressors of working for a large, impersonal company that looks at them as a replaceable resource rather than a valued employee.  The truth is a little bleaker; …

Entrepreneurial Burnout: Are You at Risk? Read More »

Does Decision Fatigue Make You Running On Empty?

Earlier this morning, you were a powerhouse of effective decision making, amazing productivity, boundless energy, and motivation.  It’s after four in the afternoon now, and you just had a small, but still quite impressive, nervous breakdown when someone asked you what you wanted in your coffee.  You have reached decision fatigue; without consciously being aware …

Does Decision Fatigue Make You Running On Empty? Read More »

How to Use Parkinson’s Law to Boost Your Productivity

Do you tend to postpone tasks until the last minute? Do you have a hard time meeting deadlines? If your to-do list never seems to get any shorter, consider making some changes to your routine. A good start would be to set new limits, constraints, and deadlines into your life. It might seem counterintuitive, but …

How to Use Parkinson’s Law to Boost Your Productivity Read More »

How To Improve Your Productivity With Task Batching

When you first started your online business, you had visions of sailing through your day, sipping coffee in your favorite sweatpants.  Your children, if you have them, would remain blissfully quiet in the next room, working out solutions for world peace.  Birds would be chirping outside of your office window, and your cat would be …

How To Improve Your Productivity With Task Batching Read More »

Discover How Mindfulness Can Boost Your Productivity

Mindfulness meditation has emerged as one of the best ways to relax and keep stress at bay. This ancient practice has made its way in our western culture, gaining followers from all over the world. In fact, over 18 million Americans use meditation to unwind after a long day, connect with their inner selves, or …

Discover How Mindfulness Can Boost Your Productivity Read More »

Better Focus With the Pomodoro Technique

For us entrepreneurs, time is money. Every minute counts. Unfortunately, most of us never have enough money or time. It’s like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. So, how come some entrepreneurs manage to squeeze so much more into their schedule? What’s their secret? One way to boost your productivity …

Better Focus With the Pomodoro Technique Read More »

How to Use the 80/20 Rule to Grow Your Business

What if there was a proven way to boost your productivity and revenue? Imagine getting better results in less time and no more wasted time and useless activities that lead nowhere. If that’s what you want, you should definitely start implementing the 80/20 rule. This concept is fundamental to every entrepreneur – and every other …

How to Use the 80/20 Rule to Grow Your Business Read More »

Bloggers, Here’s 5 Tips to Conquer Writer’s Block

Need to write on your blog but you’re feeling stuck? Have you run out of ideas? Do you keep writing your intro and starting over and over again? Well, it seems like you’re dealing with writer’s block. Entire books have been written about it, so it’s not all in your head. Anyone who puts pen …

Bloggers, Here’s 5 Tips to Conquer Writer’s Block Read More »

Paralysis by Analysis or Why Even the Brightest People Are Unsuccessful

We all know someone who’s never happy and fails at everything they do. Yet surprisingly, some of them are super smart. They’re good at math, have a rich vocabulary, or can do things most people are not capable of. So why do these people fail? Why are they unable to find and keep a job, …

Paralysis by Analysis or Why Even the Brightest People Are Unsuccessful Read More »

The Effects of Sleep on Productivity

Have a hard time staying focused? Feeling tired and sluggish for no obvious reason? Actually, there might a reason why you’re feeling this way. If you’re skimping on sleep, don’t expect to function at your best. Sleep deprivation has a major impact on your work performance and productivity. It affects your memory and cognition as …

The Effects of Sleep on Productivity Read More »

Essential tips for goal-setting – what will you achieve in 2021?

How many times have you worked really hard to achieve something and yet, you’ve failed? This may come up as a surprise, but a staggering 92 percent of people don’t achieve their goals. What separates the other eight percent from the rest? Do they have any special skills or just pure luck? Maybe. Or maybe …

Essential tips for goal-setting – what will you achieve in 2021? Read More »

Is the Shiny Object Syndrome Keeping You from Reaching Your Goals?

Do you always get excited about new projects? Does your heart start to beat faster whenever new business ideas pop up to your mind? About 543,000 new businesses get started every single month. Yet, only half survive five years or more, and a third don’t pass the two-year mark. Shiny new technologies, such as machine …

Is the Shiny Object Syndrome Keeping You from Reaching Your Goals? Read More »

Tackling Superman Syndrome and the Benefits of Delegation

While Superman syndrome may seem like a rather amusing way to refer to the issue of not being able to delegate, learning to ask for help is essential for any entrepreneur. At the same time, this is also something that can happen to anyone, from accomplished executives and managers to sports coaches and even parents …

Tackling Superman Syndrome and the Benefits of Delegation Read More »

Want to Be More Productive? Turn Off Email Notifications!

In today’s digital world, staying connected is easier than ever before. We have access to email, messaging apps, live chat, and other technologies that allow us to keep in touch with clients and address their inquiries in no time. As an online entrepreneur, you’re wearing multiple hats. You may be pitching clients, answering their questions, …

Want to Be More Productive? Turn Off Email Notifications! Read More »

Timeboxing

Obviously, working from home has many advantages, let’s be clear on that. However, a lot of entrepreneurs who have or are starting an online business are struggling with their time management and the never-ending to-do list that generate a huge source of frustration. How many times did you race against the clock to finish your …

Timeboxing Read More »

Learn the Art of Saying No and Reclaim Your Life

Do you constantly feel stressed and overworked? When was the last time you did something for yourself? If you can’t remember, it’s time to change that! Sure, you want to help others and do your best to keep everyone happy, but at what price? Nothing is worth sacrificing your health and mental well-being. The small …

Learn the Art of Saying No and Reclaim Your Life Read More »

The Unexpected Benefits Of Hydration On Productivity

As a solopreneur working from home, we’re often chained to our desk for hours on end. And while we know it’s important to take regular breaks, we’re often so deep in the zone that hours flow by. When working from home you don’t have colleagues dropping by, seducing you to a friendly chat by the …

The Unexpected Benefits Of Hydration On Productivity Read More »

Urgent vs Important matrix (+ template)

Does your to-do list stress you out? Do you constantly feel overwhelmed, only to end up feeling completely drained of energy and without feeling having accomplished anything of real significance? If you can relate to this, then you may have trouble with the difference between tasks that are urgent and those that are important. Understanding that difference is …

Urgent vs Important matrix (+ template) Read More »

Why Monotasking Will Make You Tremendously Productive

The most important productivity tip I want to share is about focusing on one task and one task only. While we often feel proud of our ability to multitask, it’s actually detrimental to our productivity. Research has shown over and over again that multitasking not only hurts our productivity (a lot!) but also that we …

Why Monotasking Will Make You Tremendously Productive Read More »

>