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.
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Being Super Busy all the Time Is Impressive But Not Effective
We tend to admire busy people and look down upon the lazy. In fact, the lazy are often the most efficient and effective people.
Ukraine, Refugees and Why Ira Is My Hero
Russia's war on Ukraine is causing far more demage than statistics tell us. My partner, Ira, is doing her bit to help innocent victims of the war
What My Children Have Taught Me About Trust
I resolved to trust my children from a young age. As a result, they have grown up to become responsible, independent and trustworthy adults.
I Almost Didn't Write this - Talking Back to Your Inner Voice
Does your inner voice bring you down? Does it stop you from accomplishing things? If so, talk back to it. Sternly.
This Post Will Make You Smile
Probably the easiest to learn and follow self-improvement advice ever: smile. Often.
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.