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.


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.


no more

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.


desert impressions

the beauty of the desert

Again, I was surprised.

This was not the first time for me to visit Sahara in Morocco and visiting M‘Hamid lost a bit of the excitement of the first few times. Once I see the first dunes in the distance, it feels more like coming home to friends.


takes two to tango

Ever tried to dance tango on your own? Difficult, right?

Not only is it difficult alone, but also when you don’t harmonize with your partner and/or one is trying to lead by pressure.

It is a silent cooperation that is based on a set of agreements. You set some boundaries for your joined experience and then you dance in harmony. It makes sense to decide beforehand  if the dance will be polka or tango.


climbing high & coaching deep

Most coachings are about reaching the next possible goal. Breaking it down in small reachable steps and setting the mindset to get started.

I am not interested in that. I don’t want to get paid for helping my clients to stay ordinary. I am looking for the extraordinary in you. I want to empower you to dream big and turn your dreams into your truth.


hell yes or hell no

It feels like ages ago that I had the dream of creating a life I Iove. I read fiction and travel adventures and imagined to be brave enough to live through some of these adventures myself.



feeding the wild Hyena in Harar, Ethiopia (and most of all shitting my pants)

I like to see myself as a fearless adventurous guy. One, who leaves the known behind in search for the life I love.
I dream about all these different places I will visit and things I will do, but…

…sometimes I become fearful when I have a closer look at my plans. I back up because I fear it might go wrong once I am starting.

…and sometimes I become fearful once I get there. I am overwhelmed by the new situation and don’t know how to handle it. I back up to a known surrounding where I don’t feel as helpless.

happens to me all the time

Somehow this happens to me in all different situations. May the fear be about putting together a new adventure seminar, visiting a new interesting place, changing the place where I mainly live or sometimes just about publishing a new article, podcast or video.

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