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A Path to Authentic Relationships

A Personal Journey of Growth and Transformation

Join me on a journey as I share my values, beliefs, and the person I have become over the past decade. I’ll explore the essence of authentic relationships and the power of unconditional love. It’s a story of self-discovery, vulnerability, and the pursuit of genuine connections.

Embracing Authenticity: Discovering the Essence of Genuine Connections

As a coach, I’ve spent considerable time working with individuals on leadership development. Whether through one-on-one coaching or in my leadership masterminds, I’ve come to understand that leadership is more than just managing tasks. It’s about leading people and nurturing unique relationships. Every relationship harbors a desire for something from the other person. We seek collaboration, support, love, and reciprocation.

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roller coaster

Life is a wild ride.

As if to prove this saying, which is the shows motto right, I was sitting on a boat in the Mediterranean Sea on a stormy day when we recorded this conversation about life.

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my perfect failure

In mid 2021 I had this conversation with Paul about failures and how it is up to us, to change the meaning of a failure to turn it into positive learning experience.

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the struggle of having everything you want

does more mean happier?

There used to be a time when I had more stuff than I could possibly use. That didn’t happen accidentally but served two needs of mine (at least I thought so). On the one hand I wished to own things that gave me joy and on the other hand I wanted to look successful to others. I thought: once I proofed to the world (and myself) that I had success I deserve to do the crazy things I dreamed about.
Fact was, it didn’t make me happy. I became more and more dependent on working for the things I owned and I had no time to actually use them. Secretly I was longing for freedom and was wondering: when you have all the stuff you want, but are not happy, will more of what didn’t make you happy in the first place help after all?

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INpowered podcast

A perfect example, of how you can sometimes plan and still things turn out different.
I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Jayne of the INpowered podcast and although I was a a beautiful setting, I had to change last minute because a heavy wind was blowing.
I ended up recording this episode in my car, parked in the sun and the heat rising in the and my dog being annoyed being annoyed by all of that.

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Helmstedter Sonntag

Recently I was interviewed by the Helmstedter Sonntag, a regional newspaper in Germany.
We talked about wasting stuff, desert, change and focus.
The whole interview is in German and if you know some German you might enjoy the conversation.

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life design podcast

I am so fortunate to meet interesting people all around the planet. Partly that is due to my travels, partly to living at beautiful tourist destinations. Last but not least I can invite people I look up to, to my Podcast and can have a meaningful conversation.


what scares you?

I am scared to be scared.I hate this feeling of uncertainty and fear.It is not my comfort zone and things don‘t happen with ease. When I am in my comfort zone and things go well for me I feel good and happy and maybe proud of what I am doing. All of that can disappear in an instant when I am scared of something.

For a reason I did not understand for a long time I am always craving the next adventure. Putting me in scary situations over and over again:


travel thoughts

I love the scenery with deep blue water an empty beach, the sun shining and the sky marvelous. Just creating these images in my mind puts me in a good mood. I feel light-hearted and free.

As if the open sky and distant horizon tells me to leave the known behind, search the adventure and go wherever I wish.

Often I dreamed about the adventurous times you can read about in books where people did just that… and discovered a new world.

Now, in modern times three things seem to be different: 

  • The world is not endless anymore, all corners have been explored. 
  • The digital age will have us connected around the globe and we can’t escape the status quo.
  • In our organized world we have obligations that we can’t get rid of: school, social security, tax, your job… to name a few.

Having thought about that while trying to fulfill the mentioned obligations I realized that all the limitations are only in our heads. Although it became common to behave inside a certain social norm, it still remains our own choice whether we want to obey the rules that we put on us.

There have always been plenty of reasons not to leave and stay where you are.

The boundaries are foremost inside of us, as are the new worlds to discover. Wherever we go. That place is not new or discovered as if it was hidden before.

No, more than everything else it is new to us. New to our knowledge, new to our belief system, new to world(view). We can always go out and expand that. Discover the world that is new to you.

The world, by the way is not digital. Although it is possible to see videos, pictures and hear stories from all over the world it is something completely different to go there and experience it. Life is never black or white, it is always some kind of grey and you only get a feeling of that when you are truly there. Going out and seeing the world, most of all natures beauty has never been as important and healing as it is today.

Last but not least all the regulations and the duty that we grow up with are manmade. These are no irrevocable laws of nature. No, all of these only apply as long as we want them to apply. You can leave all of them behind, you just have to live with the consequences, most of all a loss of security. But that’s how it goes, everything comes with a price. The price of adventurous traveling has always been the immense insecurity.

About 7 year ago the desire to break free started to grow and almost to date 5 years ago I left all comfort behind and started my nomad journey. There have been breaks in between, but once I new about the feeling of freedom I couldn’t go back without losing myself.

Next will be the adventure of traveling the world with my tiny wooden boat – fossil free and embracing the simplicity of happiness.

Discover your dreams – think a thought – put it into action and creative an experience and emotions  that will trigger further dreams.

Create that feedback loop that helps you to thrive.


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simplify, simplify, simplify

Let go of everything that holds you back from anything you want to achieve. Just be clear on this one: To simplify and to go minimal is the opposite of a loss. You are not missing out on anything.