186 - Kitze

Kitze is the founder of Sizzy, the browser for web developers

Kitze is a founder of Sizzy, the browser for web developers. He also founded React Academy, private and public on-site workshops all around the world for React and JavaScript.

He is also tinkering on multiple other projects including:

  • Glink - Keep your users in the loop
  • Twizzle - Desktop app for Twitter DMs and tweeting
  • Lucky Retweet - Randomly pick winners for a RT contest

Give him a follow on Twitter → twitter.com/thekitze


And much more! Check out all of Kitze's gear here.

What is your favorite item in your workspace?

It's very hard to pick one, but I think I couldn't work without the eXpress Keyboard Platform

How do you spark creativity?

Lately I'm trying to spend a lot of time in silence, when I'm not on the computer. Usually I listened to a lot of podcasts and audiobooks, but creativity usually gets sparked from silence. When I'm working on the computer and I'm trying to focus, I block Spotify and I only use tools like Brain.fm or Noisli

How do you keep the work-life balance?

This is a bit of a loaded question. I'm trying to book at least 2 hours of "Fun" on my calendar, and I try to respect that every day. I think life is a bit pointless if we only work all day with a hope that we'll relax and have fun "one sunny day". I usually hopped out of bed, grabbed coffee, and went straight to my computer, but in the past year I've tried to increase the space between waking up and working. I started with 3 minutes, but now I have at least 3-4 hours where I'm doing my morning routine, workout, sauna, breakfast in silence, etc. I'm learning a hard lesson that it's not all about work and it's better to work a few focused hours while being healthy, instead of ruining my health by working all day. I'm planning to talk more about this on my YouTube channel this year.
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