The Daily

  • The Final Push of the Year December 31, 2018

    Proud to say the dots are put on the I today. The WALKINSTAIRS board has been put up on our very first official store called the SHOWROOM. You can find the showroom in Waalwijk, in the Stationstraat at number 76. In the showroom, you will find a variety of brands from the internet, combined with the WALKINSTAIRS brand! Since the final push of the year happened today, we are done for this year. In January, we will continue building. Let’s finish up the old and see you in the new!

  • Point on the i December 15, 2018

    Yeah, looking towards the end of year, you could start wondering about the year thus far. What you set out to do this year, might be closer then you think. It could be so close, that with a point on the i here and there, the result can be here, in this year. You need to find the proper tasks that are on your priority and work your ass off to make it happen. As of today, there are 16 days left on the calendar for this year. It is time to make it to the final push. Finish what was started at the beginning of this year. 

  • There Are Rules November 15, 2018

    If you want to achieve something in this world, in this life, you can not do it by keep following your own rules. You need to understand what you want to achieve first, and of course, you will aim big. Next, you fail bigger, as you did follow your own rules and you did not understand the way the game works. After failing for a thousand and one times, you finally start to get a grip on the unwritten rules of the game. Because, even if you keep your optimism through all the hardships, you need to follow the rules of this world in order to make your dreams reality and actually make something out of life. Against all odds, we will.

  • Yeah, it is. October 23, 2018

    “Good morning, Alphie!”, Thomas Shelby saluted his partner in crime. “Yeah, it is.”, Alphie Solomons replied. He did not automatically accepted the proposition that it was a good morning; he first thought about it to see if it really was a good morning. That day it was. Some days it is not. Circumstances can make it hard to see everything in the right perspective and it took the boys some time to get the mindstate back on ready and positive. After a great night sleep, the day is here to say Good Morning. Simply because yeah, it is a good morning!

  • The Next Day September 3, 2018

    It all still seems to be so complex, and yet it can be simple. Looking at situations in the past reminds me how it all could have gone differently, yet it is only the way ahead that counts; the next day. There you can do it differently, with new actions that you can try. Plenty of opportunities if you know where to look, yet you have to make enough money to take care of your costs side of things. If you got that handled, you can work towards better things, yet it will always be a rough process, as the more pressure you take on, the harder the battle. If you would 10x your monthly income as a goal, you need to change strategy and tactics in order to get there, so you find yourself thinking differently. It doesn’t matter anyway, because you can not know what happens tomorrow when the alarm goes off. Do you snooze or do you jump up and out and under the shower? Don’t know yet…

  • Nothing is Free August 17, 2018

    After missing a goal or deadline, you start wondering what you have done. You find the problem, in order to have a solution next time. You have to reschedule the goal, but never lower it. You should be prepared. The problem lied in the business modal, as nothing is for free in this world, and many things haven’t been billed over the last few years. Always saw this as investing in learning, and there is nothing wrong with that. Now however, it is time to capitalize on skills acquired and experience gained, in order to make sure the goals set can be brought into reality. Hard lessons are best, even though the process is not fun. Nothing is free.

  • Mission Impossible August 16, 2018

    Someday you write about respecting the process. The next day you work towards reaching a goal you really need to happen, but it ended up being simply not doable in this short period of time. Talk about not respecting the process. Everything has its time and you can not force. You can try to push harder, but the process will not allow it. Once that conclusion was reached, the text said; mission impossible, blown off. Time for a resting night, picking up pieces, re-strategize the plan. You can learn every day eh?

  • Respect the Process August 14, 2018

    Good things take time to grow, dreams take time to become reality. Once you set out to reach a certain goal, you can make it happen by finishing the process from A to Z. You need to take every step in between, or the process will be corrupted. You must not expect anything, because that is imagining how things should be, and they never do. You only look at the now and handle what is right in front of you. Your goal is set, so keep your patience, respect the process and eventually, you will see how exactly it all turns out.

  • Summer Vibes August 11, 2018

    Have to say, once the cleaning up day was over, the house felt totally refreshed. The office was moved out, everything organized and cleaned up, it was like the house was ready for new opportunities. That night, it felt like the fall fell over us, as it was windy. Nieuwe dag, nieuwe kansen, nieuwe ronde. Old friends opened some bottles of wine and there was musica. For some, the night ended early, for some it continued ’til the late hours. The next day; summer vibes!

  • It is TODAY August 10, 2018

    Today is clean up day. The office is cleaned up already. The laptop is next. We will see where we end up.

  • Bloody Hot August 2, 2018

    Today is yet another intense day filled with heat in the air and energy in the bodies. It is supposed to be vacation period, but these boys are running, all focused on different aspects of the brand. The gym is slowly taking its shape. The fashion collection has been ready for a few weeks, and its slowly making its entrance into the streets. The boys wear the proudly and the ladies look great in the shirts as well! Today we have received our product photographs that look pixel perfect. It’s great to see all the stitching turned into our ideas into a stylish originals collection. I can feel it around me that it makes people proud to wear a shirt, powered by a lifestyle vision that is motivational for many. The boys have decided before to turn the world upside down this summer. We make steady progress, even in 36 degrees. Walk with us!

  • Just Give No Fucks July 18, 2018

    “You’re right. I am crazy. But you know what else? I don’t give a fuck.”

    — Tupac Shakur

  • Never Surrender July 7, 2018

    “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.”

    — Tupac Shakur

  • Always Walkin Stairs July 5, 2018

    You can now follow us through our instagram account @alwayswalkinstairs. The ladies IG and AK will keep you up to date with the latest around the WALKINSTAIRS brand, the lifestyle, the fashion and the people who actually do take the stairs daily. Together, we build the brand to reflect our vision on success; setting big goals and taking the small steps to get there, no matter how hard it gets. Walk with us!

  • The Summer Is Here July 3, 2018

    The last daily was published on the 23th of April 2018, which has been ages. Writing has moved to the background for a while, simply because we are involved in a lot of work regarding other aspects of the brand. We do have some exciting news! SM has been extremely busy building the gym, with the goal to have our own place to train and provide you with vlogs on WHY and HOW we train. SV and CB have been working their ass off to get our webshop going, as we are now involved in FASHION! We have spent many hours stitching up the caps and shirts ourselves and we can not wait to see people walkin stairs in them! Everything is handmade by the boys! The teamwork is going smoother and everything is starting to come together. You will see that soon. For now, finish as many tasks as you can and remember to take your time to enjoy the progress: the summer is here!

  • How Progress Looks In The Struggle April 23, 2018

    The struggle is real. Everyone involved with the walkinstairs lifestyle is feeling the pressure to make shit happen in this world. The team switched tactics about how to get shit done; everyone has their own tasks to complete to make the big picture for real. It is all about progress and finding the right way to do things. Last week the sun finally broke through the clouds and we enjoyed recharging the battery after the winter. Everyone felt good, also because a lot of results were produced. Important steps toward the goals were walked. Hold you breath for just a few weeks, because once summer hits the streets, so will we. You can already walk with us through the walkinstairs steemit community.

  • Publication April 16, 2018

    Finally! You can now find us also publishing on our @walkinstairs steemit account. The platform works excellent and is a great case where crypto works. Let us try something!

  • Originals April 6, 2018

    What about fear? Originals feel fear, too. They’re afraid of failing, but what sets them apart from the rest of us is that they’re even more afraid of failing to try. They know you can fail by starting a business that goes bankrupt or by failing to start a business at all. They know that in the long run, our biggest regrets are not our actions but our inactions. The things we wish we could redo, if you look at the science, are the chances not taken.

    — Adam Grant, the surprising habits of original thinkers

  • Refuse March 31, 2018

    The world will only give you what you refuse to give up on.

    — Gran Cardone

  • The Few Destructive Ones March 26, 2018

    “On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.”

    — ANONYMOUS

    Many people believe that always doing more lead to success. Many keep adding things to the agenda, while you should instead skip the few destructive ones. You do not have time for things that sit as a roadblock on your route towards your goals. Identify them and see them removed from focus. Because if you don’t, you lose the person you could have been. Read and learn.

  • Behind the Scenes March 24, 2018

    We have been quite lately. Many aspects of the lifestyle of our team are in high speed development, which means we have to focus our attention where most needed. In recent times, these were the streets, the gyms, the fields and the offices. Everything is coming together to a phase where results comes from the actions, efforts and faults put in. We started to work as a team, even if we are not constantly together every day. We operate on more levels at the same time now. This is what we call progress. I like it.

    We approach week thirteen. In this week twelve of 2018 there is only one Saturday night and Sunday left. Time flies us by, but at least we live it. Sunday is football day. SM is playing at 12:00 and after; visit the game of the new club of SV. When we have the sun shining, it promises to be a action packed day and a great closing of week twelve.

    So what are we up to in the coming week?

    We are talking with a new partner to help us launch the vlog. Some footage has already been shot by the hands of SM, SV and MG. The WALKINSTAIRS vlog will show you how we train, eat and make moves. These are exiting goals with an important mission. In this we can put in effort because A: we like it ourselves and B: we can show you a different way of living, that might give you new insights in what is possible and C: we like to help people and we believe we can do that perfectly with video.

    We also expect to receive our first line of shirts and caps and that, is about time. We did extensive research to find the right partner and quality of material. Then we designed the labels and payed the bill. Now we wait for the goods to come in, so that we can actually show the world we are part of the WALKINSTAIRS lifestyle. The label contains ‘WALK WITH US’ for the simple reason we want people to join the lifestyle of those who wear it. The man or woman in the shirt or with a cap on the head will show you how the way in achieving something. Probably only powerful, creative, intelligent people who do not fit in any corner of our current society will wear it. And that’s great. Which is exactly the reason we did it: we want to see people walk that fucking stair to a point he or she feels right. We will have shirts in black and white, for women and men. We will also have a black cap that will make people wonder which brand this is. And when they finally ask, you can say, this is not a brand; this is a fucking lifestyle.

    Yes. We can not wait to make everything a reality. We have many plans going from there. We just need to walk these stairs ourselves. Faster.

  • Undisciplined March 5, 2018

    “The undisciplined mind confuses misfortune with mistakes.”

    — Mark Caney, Dolphin Way: Rise of the Guardians

  • Having been cut down, it fluorishes March 2, 2018

    “Just imagine if we could accept in this spirit all the suffering that inevitably comes to each of us on our pilgrim way to our true homeland, receiving it even with gratitude, seeing it as the pruning of which our egos stand so much in need. ‘Succidi, virescemus’, cut back, we will sprout up with even greater spiritual vigour. With an attitude like that, nothing in this world could really hurt us.”

    Succisa virescit

  • Imitation is Suicide March 1, 2018

    On why you should always be your own man, even if you are a woman. On why you should not follow man-made rules but live by principles.

    “There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. Not for nothing one face, one character, one fact, makes much impression on him, and another none.”

    — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

  • The Problem February 24, 2018

    “That’s the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen.”

    — Charles Bukowski, Women

  • Control the Outcome February 24, 2018

    I told myself many times before, do not futurize. Do not think you can predict the future because you can not control what happens. These were insights from from a defensive position. When you go on the offensive and you want to achieve something, you WANT and HAVE to control the future. Simply because you need the right circumstances for your plan to succeed. The more you have thought about everything that could happen, based on real-life and up-to-date information, the better you could control the outcome. If you are a leader who wants to make your goals happen, you have got to decide for yourself what your future looks like. You can not allow the world to decide for you, as that makes you a follower.

  • A way of living February 19, 2018

    The Daily has just got a new purpose. We have recently learned that our brand is a lifestyle, a way of living. We are going to show you how we operate.

    Every one in our team is working towards better things. We are individuals with knowledge that it is own responsibility to achieve the goals we want to. We have learned that it takes time, effort and patience. Lessons came with high prices in our history and we kept going anyway. We believe everything we have to achieve is possible, without exception. Our dreams have always been big. Our failures have been bigger. But our ambition to make happen what we want in this world is the strongest. We keep on taking the stairs and one day, we will look down and see how far we went. And we want you to walk with us.

    The Daily will show our daily operations. It is like your daily insight into real life team work. You will see SM getting his body in top condition on YouTube. You will see CB on the fashion side of things. You will see SV writing you your Daily.

    You will see a lot of things going on and we are not even warmed up. We will keep you posted.

    Just walk with us.

  • The saints February 8, 2018

    “The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.”

    — Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Sharing February 7, 2018

    “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.”

    — Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Poor hand February 6, 2018

    “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.”

    — Robert Louis Stevenson