100 days of podcasting

podcasting-challenge-001In 2012 I started blogging when I was in preparation for my solo Sahara tour and I wanted to talk about it. So man people asked me why I was going to Sahara, other wanted to now how I was about to do it and all of them wanted to know how I was doing. Therefor I included a blog in my domain gluecklichtrainer.com and wrote about my journey. Later in 2014 I decided to give my blog and own space: simplicity-of-happiness.com. Simultaneously I gave different guest appearances at different podcasts and discovered how much I love talking about my topics and I started an own podcast in 2015.

By today I am writing simultaneously in German and English on the blog and am recording a German and an English podcast (which I started in 2016).
While the German podcast is quite popular I missed out a little on the English show and took the decision for the new year to broadcast daily for 100 days. I think that is a good way of getting to know me and presenting my philosophy to the English speakers and am welcoming all of your input.

If you have an idea what to talk about, drop me a line.
If you like the show, please tell your friends.
If you don’t now it yet tune in at simplicity-of-happiness.com/podcast

ups and downs are everywhere

zanzibar sunset
I am in Africa now for more than two month and it is still amazing. The Lodge is ready for the season, we have guests, food is great and people are enjoying their time with us. I set up my work routine, am productive most of the time and go swimming with the dolphins or coral snorkeling every once in while.
Sun is shining every day and life is good.
Nevertheless sometimes it is hard to get up and focus. When every day is about as beautiful as the other it sometimes is very hard to get up and go the extra mile today. What it teaches me, is that it is not about how hard or easy or awesome your circumstances are, but only about what you make of it in your mind.

As I am writing this on Christmas Eve, I am sending you all my best wishes, sunshine and my most positive thoughts. Wherever you are, whatever you do… it is your own decision how you perceive the world.

You decide about your happiness. Keep that in mind and enjoy the season!

back to the roots

I am sitting a my Computer, checking mails, process bookings for the Lodge, record Podcasts and am planning my milestones for 2017. Then one question hits me:

Do I really want to keep writing stories on my blog? Yes!

Good, but what exactly? I wasn’t sure.

Since I shifted my focus on recording and broadcasting my German and my English podcast on a regular basis I missed out to write any articles. The main reason for that is that I am so much more spontaneous when talking. I am able to think about a topic, sit down to list some notes, start recording and the episodes evolves while I am talking. When a thought slightly shifts because I mention another dimension of the same problem it feels and it sounds natural to the listener.
When writing an article though, I always thought that I was expected to write „the perfect“ article. According to my own standards I often didn’t meet those and therefor created frustration in my mind.
While resonating about that, I thought about the time when it became so hard for me to write. I didn’t figure out yet what exactly it caused. I only know that there was a time when my expectation shifted and I tried to write not only an interesting story but a really good article, simultaneously in English and in German.
That was not the reason for me to start a blog though. I never meant to write news articles. I wanted to write stories from life and for life. I wanted to take you on the journey to the happiness through simplicity. A journey of life, where mistake are to happen, were experiences are to be made. I don’t aim to tell you what to do, I want to collect examples where it did work and where it did not, for me or for others.
What conclusion you are drawing from that will be up to you.

I will take my blog back to the roots of blogging. Writing a web-log about life and dreams and inspiration. Since I started to write, I created a life I would have only dreamed about 5 years ago. I am taking you on that journey and very much appreciate your thought and opinions.

Back to blogging! About the simplicity of happiness!

I believe!

I so much like these guys and am really looking forward for my hypnosis training with them in November. They sum up a lot of my believes:

happy#021 – paperless

happy#021.001Have you ever thought about all the paper stuff that is in your cupboard? I talked so often about stuff you own and mentioned mostly clothes. But when you draw you attention to all the papers you own it can easily add up to several 100 pounds. Why do you keep it? Emotions? Important information?

You can enjoy all of that when it is digitalized as well. I am going to present you some tools that can help you become paperless…

Links:
Scannable: https://evernote.com/intl/de/products/scannable/
CamScanner: https://www.camscanner.com/user/download
Caveman Lodge: http://caveman-lodge.com
Ask me anything: http://bit.ly/askflohanything
Where to find Floh: http://bit.ly/wheretofindfloh

It is the simplicity of happiness that matters most.

When more is too much, it could mean it’s just right now. This show is about simplicity and ideas for more happiness. Interviews with people who have something interesting to say and personal stories by and from Florian Hornig (Floh).

You’ll find every new episode:
All episodes here: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/podcast/
On iTunes: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/itunes
On STITCHER: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/stitcher
On TuneIn: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/tunein
Or Soundcloud: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/soundcloud

Würdest du den Podcast lieber auf deutsch hören? Den gibt es hier: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/de/podcast

happy#020 – control

happy#020.001Neither are kids in control of their life nor do they think they are. Often they decide based on the situation and their feelings. And then they grow up. They learn, that mankind is dominated the nature and that we are in control. That it is just a question of right technique. Not being in control is soon regarded as a weakness and failure. The fear to lose control can become so great that some people forget or fear to live the life they dream of.

So let me tell you this: There is no such thing as control. Be a kid again! Control is only an illusion!

Links:
Caveman Lodge: http://caveman-lodge.com
Ask me anything: http://bit.ly/askflohanything
Where to find Floh: http://bit.ly/wheretofindfloh

It is the simplicity of happiness that matters most.

When more is too much, it could mean it’s just right now. This show is about simplicity and ideas for more happiness. Interviews with people who have something interesting to say and personal stories by and from Florian Hornig (Floh).

You’ll find every new episode:
All episodes here: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/podcast/
On iTunes: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/itunes
On STITCHER: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/stitcher
On TuneIn: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/tunein
Or Soundcloud: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/soundcloud

Würdest du den Podcast lieber auf deutsch hören? Den gibt es hier: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/de/podcast

happy#019 – failure

happy#018+019.png.001One of the events that can make the biggest difference for the positive in your life is a decent FAILURE. Fail often and fail early. And then? Keep learning from it. What makes a failure a failure is yourself. You could also regard it as a feedback from the universe and develop further.

Failures can become your life’s greatest learning experiences.Look at, what you thought were failures and start learning! Now!

LINKS:
TAR: http://transalpine-run.com

It is the simplicity of happiness that matters most.

When more is too much, it could mean it’s just right now. This show is about simplicity and ideas for more happiness. Interviews with people who have something interesting to say and personal stories by and from Florian Hornig (Floh).

You’ll find every new episode:
On iTunes: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/itunes
On STITCHER: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/stitcher
On TuneIn: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/tunein
Or Soundcloud: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/soundcloud

Würdest du den Podcast lieber auf deutsch hören? Den gibt es hier: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/de/podcast

happy#018 – open borders

happy#018+019.png.002I am traveling a lot and I see how much traveling helps my mind and my understanding to develop. When I open the news or even facebook I read about people whose biggest desire it seems to be to shut down the borders and isolate them from the rest of the world. As if this would change anything for the better.

Therefor this episode is a pledge to open the boarders. Not only in your heads 😉

It is the simplicity of happiness that matters most.

When more is too much, it could mean it’s just right now. This show is about simplicity and ideas for more happiness. Interviews with people who have something interesting to say and personal stories by and from Florian Hornig (Floh).

You’ll find every new episode:
On iTunes: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/itunes
On STITCHER: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/stitcher
On TuneIn: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/tunein
Or Soundcloud: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/soundcloud

Würdest du den Podcast lieber auf deutsch hören? Den gibt es hier: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/de/podcast

happy#017 – fear

happy#017.001What is the single most limiting emotion that you have? Mine was fear!
When I started changing my life I started to face one fear after another. I learned to deal with them and eventually got rid of most of them. That increased my personal freedom more than anything else.
You can’t blackmail me anymore because I don’t fear and I am not attached to stuff anymore.
Ged rid of your fear as well.

It is the simplicity of happiness that matters most.

When more is too much, it could mean it’s just right now. This show is about simplicity and ideas for more happiness. Interviews with people who have something interesting to say and personal stories by and from Florian Hornig (Floh).

You’ll find every new episode:
On iTunes: simplicity-of-happiness.com/itunes
On STITCHER: simplicity-of-happiness.com/stitcher
On TuneIn: simplicity-of-happiness.com/tunein
Or Soundcloud: simplicity-of-happiness.com/soundcloud

Würdest du den Podcast lieber auf deutsch hören? Den gibt es hier: simplicity-of-happiness.com/de/podcast

happy#016 – sleep

happy#016.001Whatever your goal is to achieve in life, you wont reach it if you don’t have enough energy. No matter how hard you train, you will refill energy when you are asleep. You pay more attention to your sleep, you’ll sleep better and you will reach more of your goal in a shorter time with less effort.

LINKS:
Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson http://amzn.to/1W2XSol
Meditation App I: http://headspace.com
Meditation App II: http://calm.com

It is the simplicity of happiness that matters most.

When more is too much, it could mean it’s just right now. This show is about simplicity and ideas for more happiness. Interviews with people who have something interesting to say and personal stories by and from Florian Hornig (Floh).

You’ll find every new episode:

On iTunes: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/itunes
On STITCHER: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/stitcher
On TuneIn: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/tunein
Or Soundcloud: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/soundcloud

Würdest du den Podcast lieber auf deutsch hören? Den gibt es hier: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com/de/podcast