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Sunset with my dad on a beach in Agadir, Morocco

Following the tradition from 2018, and 2019, I'm looking back at the past 12 months.

2020 has been the craziest year of 21st century (so far!). World as we knew it changed, and many things we took for granted disappeared. Welcome to the new normal.

For me, this situation had uncovered true face of many people. People who were nice became nicer, toxic people became even more toxic, creative types even more creative, and stable people even more stable.

For all those who helped in any way, who kept being nice, and found creative ways to make this year better…


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The year 2019 was full of experiments and new habits. To fully experience the effects of those habits, I even did a few monthly challenges (like running every day).

There is one habit that stayed with me for over six months now, and I dare to say that it has the biggest impact on my quality of life and overall happiness.

It's simple — I have a big mason jar at home and whenever something that makes me feel happy, grateful, or otherwise excited happens, I write it down on a piece of paper, fold it, and throw it in.


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Exploring castle ruins in Croatia

Following the tradition from last year (My 2018 review), I sat down and looked back on 2019.

I will answer these three questions:

  1. What went well this year?
  2. What didn’t go so well this year?
  3. What did I learn?

What went well this year?

Let's start on a more positive note.

1. Everyday Happiness Levels

In the middle of this year, I took a long, no-bullshit look on my life. I had to admit that I was no longer walking in the right direction and that I had to change things up.

It wasn't easy.

I stopped working on all projects and decided to take a startup vacation instead…


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I like to start my day with a little cup of coffee — espresso. It makes my day better, wakes me up and fills me with energy.

And while I sit there, enjoying the taste of the roasted coffee beans, I tend to read/listen to something that widens my knowledge. So I decided to write something especially for occasions like this.

Think of this quick article as a small espresso shot for your brain.

Here are the three things I want to share with you every week:

1. Something I am currently reading

My relentless quest to turn my life into a game by Luke Mac

Luke talks about how we came up with the idea to improve his…


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I like to start my day with a little cup of coffee — espresso. It makes my day better, wakes me up and fills me with energy.

And while I sit there, enjoying the taste of the roasted coffee beans, I tend to read/listen to something that widens my knowledge. So I decided to write something especially for occasions like this.

Think of this quick article as a small espresso shot for your brain.

Here are the three things I want to share with you every week:

  1. Something interesting I am currently reading
  2. Quote or thought that stuck with me

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Getting inspiration from James Clear and his annual year review, I decided to give it a shot and look back on my 2018.

There are three questions I would like to answer in this review:

  1. What went well this year?
  2. What didn’t go so well this year?
  3. What did I learn?

What went well this year?

Let’s start with the good stuff — the things that went well, that made me happy and helped to move me in the right direction.

Personal Development

I focused a lot on myself. I realized that by improving myself, I am improving my business as well. …


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Mentee Founded n.4

We felt hyped by all the things taking shape all around us (as well as from all the black tea). We just had a massive amount of energy during the first few weeks.

Mentee Founded, our publicly shared diary, lets you take a peek behind the scenes of Mentee, an app for sharing skills and meeting new people. It’s written honestly, openly and straight from mind to paper.

Reading this for the first time? Start from the beginning.

Welcome to Mentee Founded!

We rode the hype tsunami, and in short time, we managed to create a wireframe for Mentee app (including all texts, interactions…


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Mentee Founded n.3

The last entry was about the arrival to Zlín and the market research we did, before jumping to work. Today it’s about the first shapes, the first argument and how we came up with the name for the app.

Mentee Founded, our publicly shared diary, lets you take a peek behind the scenes of Mentee, an app for sharing skills and meeting new people. It’s written honestly, openly and straight from mind to paper.

Reading this for the first time? Start from the beginning.

Welcome to Mentee Founded! We are just getting started.

Fortunately, it was the start of September, the school hasn’t started yet, and we had no…


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Mentee Founded n.2

First Mentee Founded was about the day we stopped dreaming about building something and started working on it. About the car ride that painted a thick line in our lives and set us on this incredible journey.

Mentee Founded, our publicly shared diary, lets you take a peek behind the scenes of Mentee, an app for sharing skills and meeting new people. It’s written honestly, openly and straight from mind to paper.

Reading this for the first time? Start from the beginning.

Welcome to Mentee Founded!

Our arrival to Zlín marks the start of the time we just referred to…


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Mentee Founded n.1

We created Mentee to build a worldwide community of open-minded people who want to learn from each other, have fun together and form lasting friendships.

As we’re writing this in September 2018, it’s two years since we started working on Mentee. During those two incredible years, we pushed ourselves, went through some ups and downs and most importantly, we learned a lot.

To keep us on the right track, remind us why we had started and maybe even to inspire others, we decided to document our journey straight from the beginning.

Now, after two years of building, trying, failing and…

Zdenek Lozias

Exploring Human Psychology In Search For Better Life And Higher Creativity. Let's talk: instagram.com/lozitalks

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