Drawing of Jeffrey by Ira Niklayeva 

 

Jeffosophy: a collection of possibly useful things I, Jeffrey Baumgartner, have learned over the years.

Jeffosophy is a collection of articles on some of the many things  I've learned over the years. Eventually, I may also interview people about stuff they have learned over the years. Or, I might not. We shall see.

They say you learn from your mistakes. If so, I must be bursting with knowledge. After many years of: living in different countries, doing different kinds of work, setting up companies, getting married, divorcing, forming relationships, separating, raising a couple of awesome sons, and making stupid decisions, I've made an awful lot of mistakes. I have learned from many of them. And, I am sharing my knowledge --  gained from all those mistakes -- here, with you. Maybe, as a result, you'll make fewer mistakes than I have done. Maybe.

The illustrations in this blog are by my talented partner, Ira Nikolayeva, and me.

Latest Articles

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Rules for a Serious Discussion
Serious discussions can help a relationship grow if handled properly. Here's how to handle them properly.

 

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How to Make Facebook Friends Jealous of You
"Why feel envious of your friends' glamorous Facebook lives when you could be making THEM jealous instead?

 

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The Power of Thank Yous
Thanking people makes everyone feel good, promotes respect and is easy to do.

 

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Why You Should Always Ask About Feelings
Have you ever told a friend, 'I know how you feel'? If so, you were probably wrong.

 

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How to design and deliver an awesome presentation
I've given a lot of keynote speeches, talks and workshops over they years. I've also watched a lot of talks. Here are my tips for giving a great presentation.

 

More articles
Check out all of my articles here.

 



Other projects by Jeffrey include:  Kwerps - reflections on international travel and living; Ungodly.com - a collection of his recent artwork; and The Imagination Club - hosting experimental workshops in Brussels.