Please allow me to introduce myself: my name is Jørgen Sundgot, and I’m fortunate enough to currently be enjoying life in a small Norwegian town, surrounded by my beautiful girlfriend of 12 years and our two adorable daughters aged 5 and 2.
I currently work as a Key Accounts Manager handling clients and projects in the IT/Telecom and Energy sectors, of which the former has been a life-long personal interest and the latter a topic within which I have become increasingly entangled as public awareness has grown in later years.
As this post serves as the inauguration of my humble abode on the Internet, it is only fitting that I attempt to describe what purpose it will serve – and what I hope can be achieved through it. First, however, I’d like to provide some background which might aid in the understanding of what has shaped my current interests and goals.
Over the course of the past 12 years, partly due to many of them spent as an entrepreneur and partly to my current position(s) at an unusually agile company, I’ve handled a vast number of dissimilar tasks simultaneously from inception to completion – all in highly unpredictable environments, where internal factors have affected outcomes equally to external ones.
Naturally, fair amounts of eustress and distress have been inextricable from the process, but the passage of time has fortunately resulted in an accumulation of experience and knowledge which has greatly reduced the amount of the latter form of stress.
As a result of my exposure towards such environments, I’ve been fortunate enough to learn a myriad ways to increase productivity – and, of greater importance, how to meld these with a philosophy revolving around simplicity in all aspects of life which has benefited myself and those around me immensely.
For me, simplicity in its most basic form is the ability to eliminate the non-essential aspects in any part of life, leaving more time to pursue interests and goals which resonate deeply within. I’ve had the pleasure of advicing several friends in similar pursuits, and despite differing views, paths and goals, all have agreed to the benefits of increased productivity and simplicity.
Through this outlet for my thoughts on these and related topics, I hope to be able to share some of my own insight and perhaps have others contribute theirs; if you choose to do so, I would like to thank you in advance.Read More