Smile Everyday With Nicolas Thành Blog!
Learn the essential self-care practices and productivity habits that will help you to eliminate stress, calm the monkey mind, reclaim your time and more importantly: smile everyday! 😁
Everybody wants to be “happy”. But only few people accept to change.
This blog is meant to guide you (as it’s guiding myself) to transform yourself. From overwhelmed and constantly in a bad shape; to a more healthy and wealthy human being.
My 2023 secret project ✍️
A few years ago, upon starting this blog, I wrote one article to answer a question: How far can writing one hour per day can bring me? And now, I can answer this question with a different perspective. So let me tell you where it's bringin me this year! Quick update...
Why not creating a podcast?
Have you ever asked yourself: "Why not creating a podcast?" Here is a few resources to motivate you to start your own podcast now! Creating a podcast in 2023 has never been easier. Just download "Anchor" app and start recording. It's that easy. And afterwards, of...
Viet Kieu Phap or Phap Kieu: born and raised in France with Vietnamese origins.
I am born and raised in France with Vietnamese origins. I am a "Viet Kieu" or "Phap Kieu" as we say in Vietnamese. I was born in 1992, in France. I grew up in a small countryside town with a lot of nature. My friends often say that where I come from, there are more...
During covid-19 pandemic, I transitioned in life..
During Covid Pandemic, I transitioned from Owning a Hostel to become an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Project Manager and a new dad. Up until today, I haven't shared much about my life transition from hospitality pre-covid to IT industry post-covid and my new...
How to become a Hostel Owner in Saigon
How to become a hostel owner in Saigon? If I would start again my hostel experience, I would build the traveler's community first then start investing into hosting and welcoming guests. Because as soon as you start paying rent, you are pressured to fill the place "at...
How to start your career as entrepreneur in Vietnam
After discovering Vietnam in 2012 during an internship, I realized that I wanted to start my career as entrepreneur in Vietnam. This is how I became an entrepreneur in Vietnam after my studies in France.So I started to build a first business called "Jump in Vietnam"...
Blog Review 2022 – My Second Year Blogging
This blog review 2022 is done in two parts. First I share my analytics and second I share my conclusions and what I can do next year 2023.
Stop making to-do lists, make to-finish lists instead 🤯
What if you were finishing things instead of doing them? A few months ago, a very good friend said that he started to create to-finish lists instead of to-do lists. This way, instead of “doing” things he was able to “finish” them. I found this quite amazing and...
From Resisting Life to “Acceptance”
Stop resisting. Release yourself from stress. Make your life easy. Start to accept more. Read my journey on acceptance.
Should you allow your employees to be freelancers aside from their full time job with you?
You have employees freelancers: Your employee is working full time for you but accepts side-missions for others in the evenings or in the weekend.
The year is not over, It’s only November!
It’s not over. It’s only November! You time left to make an impact on your life, to take on new challenges or to start a new habit!
I found the best question to ask of all: “How do I get started with…?”
How do I get started with… is probably the best question of all time! Find out why. Learn how to use it.
Focus! Turn off phone notifications for a day
This article guides you to turn off phone notifications for a day and explains all the benefits of doing so.
The “Hell Yes” Technique: Eliminate the unpleasant from your life
Have you ever heard of the technique: “Hell yes, or no.”? Use it to eliminate the unpleasant from your life!
Join Me and The French Expat Vietnam Community
The French Expat Vietnam community is the entrance door to any newcomer in Vietnam who has questions about how to start living in Vietnam.
Map Your Day to Build Your Ideal Life
Do you know “Mind Mapping”? I invite you to map your day and bring clarity over how you spend your time to build your ideal life.
How I Became Number One Hostel in Saigon?
Last week, I had a meeting with Miss Hien, another entrepreneur, and we had two very different visions about how to become number one.
How To Build Dream Teams!
Your guide to success, focus on people and build dream teams! Key takeaways from Loan Tran Leadership Coach workshop.
3 Ways You Can Reclaim Your Time
Reclaim your time to be able to do things you love, to contribute and to grow. 3 ways you can achieve all that.
Why to reclaim your time is the path to a happier life?
From trying to become more productive or more optimised and why it failed. Why now I believe the end-goal of all goals is to reclaim your time in order to live a happier life.
“I don’t know how to do marketing to grow my business more”
I don’t know how to do marketing to grow my business more – Question from Minh, Sushi Street Food in Binh Duong, Saigon, Vietnam
How to deal with uncertainties: The 4 foundations of an Antifragile System (The system I am building)
I want to introduce today the notion of “antifragile entrepreneur” or “antifragile system”. Building a life where you are not just indestructible.
Starting a Business With no Experience
Starting a Business With no Experience. How to get started without experience? Starting a project, jumping into the unknown is scary. It’s a big step outside of your comfort zone!
3 Things I Would Do Differently If I Would re-Open A Business In 2022
3 Things I Would Do Differently If I Would re-Open A Business In 2022. What would I do as the owner of a online or physical business in 2022.
The One Thing That Will Help You Stop Feeling Frustrated With Yourself
When frustration comes in, how do you handle it? This article wrap up solutions to stop feeling frustrated with yourself.
Open A Hostel And Run a Hospitality Business in Vietnam
Interview from Guillaume - Move To Asia: Open and Run a Hospitality Business in Vietnam 2022 is the year where Vietnam has finally reopened its borders to international tourism following a step-by-step plan called "binh thuong moi" (the new normal) in order to safely...
10 Hacks To Make Smarter Decisions Now
10 hacks to make smarter decisions now. For each hack, I define what is the hack then I give you instructions on how to implement it right away.
Challenge: Can You Make 100.000$ Before The End Of The Year?
Can I make 100.000$ before the end of the year? Asking this questions changes everything. Can you make this much before the end of the year? Onboard with me on this crazy idea.
Why We Struggle To Ask Questions And How To Ask Great Questions
It is one of the very basic of communication: asking a question, receiving an answer and starting a conversation. But what if you are asking the wrong question in the first place? How is this conversation going to turn? Today I wonder why we struggle to ask questions. Asking for help. Questioning the question. Asking yourself the right question. Asking questions is something we learn and it’s not that simple.
Weekly Reviews, The Pillar Of My Productivity?
Are my weekly reviews, the pillar of my productivity? I am Nicolas Thanh and today, I explain how I apply the simple concept of weekly meetings to my personal life to stay in shape, happy and productive.
Blog Review 2021 – My First Year of Blogging
Let’s check how many articles I posted, how many views I got, etc. But most importantly, why some articles performed better than others? Was it expected? And what lessons I could learn from this one year experience…
I will also take the change to share with you my plans for 2022, and how you can become a part of this adventure.
How We Changed The Way We Make Decisions With COVID-19
When the international borders closed on the 17th or 19th of March 2020 in Vietnam, I officially realized that my business (me, my team, my life) were on the wrong side of the fence. Here are examples of how I changed the way I make decision with COVID-19 to overcome the situation.
Why Building New Great Habits Is Hard And The Importance Of Small Steps
Why I haven’t posted content for the past 4 weeks and why building new great habits is hard. How to go from your idea into long lasting and positive actions. The importance of small steps.
How to Start Your Business in Saigon
Paul contacted me via email to ask about how to start his business in Saigon. He looking for my insiders perspective as this is where I live in Saigon and where I have built my businesses. His question is mostly to learn where to start and how to get started.
Can You Be An Entrepreneur While Working Full-time?
Can you be an entrepreneur while working full-time? Is working full time making you less of an entrepreneur? Can you work full-time and run a business? Great employees have an entrepreneurial mindset. Real entrepreneurs cannot work full time. Entrepreneurs have a mission, not a job.
Meditation Every Day For A Year: How It Changed My Life
It’s only 10 minutes per day but meditation every day for a year has helped me reduce stress and smile more. Read all this journey here!
Sleep Tips: How to Sleep Better and Naturally Fall Asleep?
For many years, I considered my sleep as a waste of time: 8 hours doing nothing!? But I’ve realized that exceptional quality of sleep is a superpower! In today’s article get some sleep tips. I want to help you understand how you can fall asleep naturally and improve the quality of your sleep.
How To Organize Your Day (part 2) 4 Ways To Structure Your Workday
My workdays vary and I cannot really say it’s easy to plan everything. Some problem may come up in the middle of my most busy day. Sometimes I am not in the mood. Etc.But, I have detected at least 4 ways to structure my workdays, that I want to share with you today so you can also understand better how I organize my day.
How To Launch a New Idea In 30 days
If you have a business idea and you give yourself 30 days to launch it, the question isn’t “is this a good idea?” but becomes: “how am I going to make it happen?” Suddenly, it’s much more practical. Learn how to launch a new idea in 30 days
Podcast Versus Blog for Evergreen Content
As I have recently started this blog and as I am also familiar with podcasting, I was wondering which one; between podcast or blog would be the most suitable to create evergreen content.
How I organize my day: My Morning (part 1)
how I organise my day. What my days look like at the moment? If I can manage multiple projects at the same time while maintaining a healthy lifestyle, I thought it could be interesting to share it with you so you can learn from it, eventually copy it or adapt it to your own daily schedules.
My days are far from being perfect but it’s an opportunity to picture today in order to improve tomorrow.
How To Deal With Unexpected Or Unforeseen Events
Have this ever happened to you, those days that start perfectly normally and then, suddenly become a real nightmare because one unexpected event shows up and disrupt everything? As I am writting this article, yesterday could have been such type of day.
How Far Writing One Hour Every Day Can bring me?
Everyday, before I start working, I will sit at my desk and write articles on this blog. The idea is to answer questions I ask myself as an entrepreneur and publish them as blog articles. In a way, my goal is to publish a public FAQ dedicated to the entrepreneur’s journey.
How to Embrace Your Failures And The “zero” Within You
Failure is a big part of the entrepreneur’s life. So I want to focus on the importance of acknowledging your failures and accepting them. Embrace your failures and the “zero” within you.
Stop Thinking Entrepreneurship is From Zero To Hero Journey
Stop Thinking Entrepreneurship is a “from zero to hero” journey. We often hear people saying “from zero to hero”. Just to illustrate that they started with nothing and ended with everything. The reality of your entrepreneur’s journey might more be like mine: often swinging between two states of mind: exitement and struggle.
4 Lessons Learned As A Hostel Owner In Vietnam
Owning a hostel in Vietnam has taught me so much. This article is the 4 key lessons learned from this experience.
How I ended-up co-hosting Creators In Saigon Podcast
How did I ended up co-hosting Creators in Saigon Podcast!? How to start a podcast and how creating a podcast can help your business? Let me share more about my experience!
Review Of My First Meet-up For Entrepreneurs in Saigon
Review of my first “Meet-up for Entrepreneurs” in Saigon
What Is Meditation and How To Start Meditating
What is meditation, why you should meditate and how to start meditating.