WHY


For things to change, you’ve got to change. For things to get better, you’ve got to get better. It’s easy to do. But it’s easy not to do, too.

The Slight Edge

I am on a mission to demonstrate how we, human beings, are capable of much more than we might have initially thought, to show how to make life richer and happier, and to provide guidance for finding and reaching goals we are looking for.

I am positive that the profound change is not only possible, but also very easy. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, whatever you went through, the only thing you need to have your dreams come true is already in your possession. My role is to show you how to use it properly.

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PROJECTS


TOTAL WEB DEVELOPMENT COURSE

Full-stack Web Development for Beginners

smartprofitschool logo I am positive that anyone can code. You don't need to know anything more than how to turn on the computer and run a web browser. Yet, I will make you a full-stack web developer in only couple of hours. In this course, you will learn all you need to know to build your own web application, a discussion platform with private messaging and groups.

  • Frontend technologies
  • Backend technologies
  • Fully functional web application
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BOHEMIAPPS ONLINE UNIVERSITY

iOS & Web Development Made Easy

bohemiapps logo BOHEMIAPPS is a project focused on iOS & Web Development. If you want to become a true digital nomad and travel around the world, there’s no better way to start than to learn how to make iOS and Web content. You will be free to go and live wherever you want to. Your notebook will become your office. Grab it and work from a coffeeshop.

  • iOS development
  • Web development
  • Vector graphics
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THE SYSTEM2

Productivity Toolbox for the Evernote Platform

the system2 logo THE SYSTEM2 is all about productivity. For quite some time, I was looking for the right way to use Evernote. I tried almost everything from GTD to Secret Weapon, but I was never really satisfied with the results so I started working on my own system and methodology. THE SYSTEM2 is the product of almost 6 years of trials and errors, testing, tweaking and optimization. It will help you make Evernote the only platform you will ever need for task management and storing of reference materials.

  • Task management
  • Digital cabinet
  • Quick search
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THE NEW FITNESS

Your Body, Remastered

the new fitness logo If you’re not healthy, nothing makes sense. Good health should be your primary goal. But health and fitness are unfortunately also a huge business, and it gets harder to weed out the good advice from marketing sales pitch. THE NEW FITNESS is a philosophy of life built around common sense. It stands on the fundamental idea that your body is a temple for your soul. The beauty is in the simplicity. THE NEW FITNESS will give you simple, yet effective tools to remaster your body.

  • Nutrition
  • Training
  • Mindfulness
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BOOKS


FRONTEND FROM SCRATCH: HTML, CSS & Javascript for Total Beginners

frontend from scratch book cover Learning the frontend web technologies is an essential step for any web developer. In this book, I will walk you through the basics of the three most important languages in the web development world, HTML, CSS, and Javascript. I will show you the history of web development, teach you the latest version of frontend languages and explain everything you need to know for a successful start of your developer career.

THE NEW FITNESS: Forty Years Old Dad in Twenty Years Old Body

the new fitness book cover Read about my transformation from insecure, chubby, stressed, bored and restless introvert to happy and healthy Superhuman. Discover the hybrid-energy system and find out the difference between sugar-burners and fat-burners. Learn what to eat to become a lean, mean, fat-burning machine. Find out why all popular diets based on caloric restriction eventually fail and how to effortlessly lose weight without eating less and exercising more.

THE SYSTEM2: Productivity Toolbox Built on the Evernote Platform

the system2 book cover THE SYSTEM2 is the product of almost 6 years of trials and errors, testing, tweaking, and optimization. It is the first productivity system that brings together reference storage and task management in a unique package. THE SYSTEM2 works with only two types of notes, notebooks, and tags. It is simple to use, yet very powerful. It is an ideal system for tracking the progress of long-term projects.

The Digital Instructor: How to Achieve Financial Freedom with Online Teaching

the digital instructor book cover Learn how to make money online by teaching. Discover the amazing world of digital products and marketplaces. Grow your business and become financially independent. I will show you how I managed to start and grow my online career from scratch into a profitable business in less than three months. Use my methods and start working on your financial freedom right away.

COURSES


Learn HTML and CSS by Examples

Take a look behind the curtains of web technologies

HTML course logo Complete three projects to understand what is HTML and CSS and how it works. I will lead you step by step from the blank document to your own digital business card, a responsive blog header and a restaurant menu.

  • The basics of HTML and CSS
  • How to create a responsive design
  • How to use GitHub Pages
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Secure Your WordPress Website

Learn how to secure your WordPress website with SSL certificate

WordPress course logo HTTPS is very important for the ranking of your website. No matter how good your SEO is, an unsecured connection will have a big negative impact on the position of your website in the search results.

  • How to work with CloudFlare services
  • How to force HTTPS access to your website
  • How to test the security level of your website
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Docker for PHP Developers

Learn how to use Docker to provision and deploy your PHP project

Docker course logo Learn how you can use Docker and Docker Compose to orchestrate the whole process of creating images and spinning up containers while creating volumes and mounting directories. Next, you will learn how easy it is to use your code stored in a public GitHub repository.

  • How to create your own images using Dockerfiles
  • How to work with volumes (mounted directories)
  • How to deploy your project to Digital Ocean droplet
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Learn Sketch in 30 minutes

Learn how this amazing vector graphics software

Sketch course logo You don't need to spend several hours studying Sketch in order to be able to design great looking mobile apps and websites. I can guarantee that you will be designing your own work in 30 minutes after taking this course. You'll be ready to start creating your own vector graphics today.

  • How to create icons and banners
  • How to easily export different sizes
  • Free resources that will boost your designs
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ABOUT ME


My name is Jan Zavrel, and I am a biohacker, iOS & web developer, author, teacher, lifelong learner, and Evernote Certified Consultant.

My ultimate goal is to live long enough to live forever. I got inspired by Ray Kurzweil's book Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever. To be alive has a special meaning and value for me. I consider it a privilege to be able to wake up in the morning, inhale a fresh air and greet a brand new day. Unfortunately not everyone has been that lucky. Among them my mother, who died when she was 47, my brother when he was 30, and my wife when she was 26 years young.

My consulting services are focused on nothing less than redesigning your lifestyle so you can live a longer,healthier and happier life. Ultimately, to live forever. I know it sounds like a crazy joke or sci-fi, but it's immensely motivating.

On my journey to eternity, I embrace the philosophy of Jeff Olson's Slight Edge, which regularly reminds me, that I can achieve anything I want and all it takes is to give it just a few minutes each day and stay persistent.

As a high-school student, I started with Pascal programming on MS-DOS in 1994. Later I discovered the potential of the web while working for a German-based company Caatoosee, where I was creating the top of the line web shop for than famous Breuninger Mode & Beauty online kaufen.

In 2000, I co-founded with my former classmate WEBXP company, where we were building websites and web applications for local businesses. At that time I also designed, developed and published one of the first the so-called discussion systems with groups and private messaging. These were quite popular before Facebook became the worldwide success.

In 2008 when iPhone SDK was introduced, I moved to mobile apps world and soon published my first app, the French Verbs Dictionary for iPhone.

In 2015 I founded BOHEMIAPPS ONLINE UNIVERSITY which evolved from a simple platform for my iOS apps to the e-learning project, and in 2016 I joined Udemy and Skillshare where I had so far the opportunity to teach over 40.000 students, mostly about iOS and web development. I love to learn new things, and I discovered that I could learn even more by teaching and sharing my knowledge with others. I believe that any student is only as successful in understanding the topic as the teacher is in explaining it correctly. Simply put, there is no such thing as a bad student, only a bad teacher. My lifelong learning mission is to share what I know and present it in the best understandable way so my students can benefit from it. I respect their time, and I always try to do my best to bring them a quality education.

I believe that anyone can teach, so in 2016, I published my first book, THE DIGITAL INSTRUCTOR: How to Achieve Financial Freedom with Online Teaching to help new teachers start their online business.

In 2017, I focused primarily on productivity, became Evernote Certified Consultant, and wrote my second book, THE SYSTEM2: Productivity Toolbox Built on the Evernote Platform where I explain my unique approach to Evernote as both the digital cabinet and the powerful task manager based on tags.

In 2018, I created Total Web Development Course which is my most comprehensive online course for beginners. I'm pretty sure that anyone can code and learning this skill is an excellent investment in the future for young students. They don't need to know anything more than how to turn on the computer and run a web browser. I will make them full-stack web developers in only a couple of hours.

In 2019, I managed to write three books, THE NEW FITNESS: Forty Years Old Dad In Twenty Years Old Body which is about my transformation from an insecure, chubby, stressed, bored and restless introvert to happy and healthy Superhuman, FRONTEND FROM SCRATCH, a no-brainer take on HTML, CSS and Javascript, and GETTING SH*T TOGETHER, an almost too honest book about personal fulfillment.