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Eyes on the Goal
Early Retirement
minimalism, saving, investing, early retirement, life hacks, motivation, goals, freedom, financial independence
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Berlin, Germany
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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Thoughts On Finding Purpose 14. january 2019 Clearing in the forest Clearing by Martha Postlewaite Do not try to save the whole world or do anything grandiose. Instead, create a clearing in the dense forest of your life and wait there patiently, until the song that is your life falls into your own cupped hands and you recognize and greet it. Only then will you know how to give yourself to this world so worthy of rescue. ********* In the course of the last two years my original goal of FI (Financial ...
Posted: Jan 14 2019 @ 3:49 AM
A book is like a software update of my operating system. Here's a sneak peek of my 2018 Reads: the books that shaped my mind, body and soul in 2018. The post 2018 Reads – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly appeared first on Eyes on the Goal. ...
Posted: Dec 28 2018 @ 12:53 PM
Happy 2nd Birthday, EyesOnTheGoal blog!  Happy 2nd Years of the Financial Independence (FI) in 5years Goal! Happy 7th Year living in Berlin, Germany!   Happy Net Worth Growth despite a 6-month sabbatical and part-time work! Putting time in perspective Just when I was feeling blocked and demotivated I stumbled upon the magnificently eye-opening article Putting time in perspective on  WaitButWhy. It inspired me to... Continue Reading The post Update on The Goal: 2 Years In appeared first on Eyes on the ...
Posted: Dec 17 2018 @ 6:59 AM
  Have you ever experienced complete freedom? Connecting with Nature, witnessing sunrises and sunsets, experiencing the strength of your body, being welcomed and taken care of, diving into stimulating conversations with people from all over the world, and tasting the most delicious food? I have encountered an extreme concentration of the goodness of life on the El... Continue Reading The post Packing for my return on the Camino de Santiago appeared first on Eyes ...
Posted: Oct 21 2018 @ 10:57 AM
  7 months ago I wrote about my tendency to start projects with enthusiasm only to lose interest as time passes. Spring and summer are gone and this same topic is still on my mind. I wanted to create, I wanted to progress, I just didn’t know where to start and what was blocking me. A... Continue Reading The post The Goal is Dead. Long live the Goal appeared first on Eyes on ...
Posted: Oct 10 2018 @ 1:46 PM
I love reading about failure! It is much more common and real than success. Other people struggle too. Other people’s lives are not as shiny and flawless as they appear on Instagram and the happy blogs. It’s not only me. We are all humans and we all get lost and demotivated. Has this ever happened to... Continue Reading The post The Love of the Start, the Dread of Following Through appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 17 2018 @ 4:40 PM
2017 was the year of the crypto! Bitcoin raised to all times high, and all the altcoins followed suit. As I have been trying to make up my mind about it, Gestoeber my partner in life and the Financial Independence goal had a clear view on this. Here’s why he is skeptical about all things crypto. ******... Continue Reading The post Why I am Sceptical about Bitcoin appeared first on Eyes on the Goal. ...
Posted: Feb 25 2018 @ 2:21 PM
Once upon a time in a kingdom far, far away there was a girl who dreamed a lot. She knew that in order to make reality out of her dreams, she needed to set clear goals, break them down into action points and hit the road ticking some To Do boxes. She even insisted that... Continue Reading The post 2017 Goals – Final Review appeared first on Eyes on the Goal. ...
Posted: Jan 17 2018 @ 5:28 PM
Hello there! This is interview number 4 of the guest post/interview series by people who are well on their way to financial independence (FI) or have reached it already. I am so excited to welcome Annie and André on the pages of my blog! What I really love about them is their shared creative and entrepreneurial spirit.... Continue Reading The post Interview with Annie and André appeared first on Eyes on the Goal. ...
Posted: Nov 12 2017 @ 1:35 AM
A few weeks back I attended an event organized by the BERlean IN circle in Berlin around the topic of salary negotiation. From salary negotiation and payrises to dealing with and overcoming pay gaps – money plays a big (and sometimes difficult) role in our work life. How open should we be about our salaries' This... Continue Reading The post Salary Negotiation: 6 Real-Life Tips How to Get What You Want appeared first ...
Posted: Oct 29 2017 @ 6:08 PM


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