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SE05 happy#226 – what sacrifices would you make for freedom

simplicity of happiness · SE05 happy#226 – what sacrifices would you make for freedom

If you had to make a sacrifice to find your freedom, would you do it?
Sacrifices pay off, but sometimes not. Making sacrifices is a risk that few have the strength to take and go forward with, and those who do are worthy of admiration since they put all their effort and work into something uncertain.

Today’s guests are a couple who sacrificed much of their personal lives to pursue adventure; they are Maya and Aladino from Sailing Magic Carpet. A couple dedicated to refitting their boats and showcasing the process on social media.

In this episode, our guests will be sharing how they sacrificed everything they had to live a life full of adventures in the middle of the sea. Also, we will hear how they invested all the savings available in their bank accounts to buy a boat they had never seen before located in the US.

There’s no doubt that these two have taken risks and made sacrifices to achieve their dreams; finding freedom and sharing their stories with the world.

Discover more about the lives of these two adventurers, and listen to the tips they will be sharing with us.

Best,
Floh

what you will hear

[3:20] The process of buying a new boat overseas.
[8:52] Dealing with uncertainty.
[11:19] Making personal sacrifices in the name of adventure.
[15:22] A start full of doubts.
[19:22] Why is sailing addictive?
[20:40] Freedom has its consequences.
[24:30] Follow your dreams.
[27:50] A YouTuber who feels uncomfortable in front of the cameras.
[34:13] A wish for the future.

quotes

Every moment that you embrace is the best moment.

Floh

Just because you decided to follow your dreams doesn’t mean that your life is gonna be beautiful and easy.

Maya

resources

https://sailingmagiccarpet.com
https://www.youtube.com/c/sailingmagiccarpet
https://www.patreon.com/user?u=13249792

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SE05 happy#225 – the success factor

simplicity of happiness · SE05 happy#225 – the success factor

We all want to reach it, but what is success?

Today’s guest The Success Factor author, Ruth Gotian. A woman who has dedicated herself to meeting the most successful minds to study them and learn about their mindset and practices. Her investigation yielded a surprising result—she discovered that all these people had four elements in common that allowed them to achieve success.

Ruth will share with us all of her acquired knowledge about success. Also, we will be talking about passion and why it is an essential point in the success path.

You can be successful too. Find out how.

Best, Floh

what you will hear

[0:36] The success factor.
[2:32] The four elements of success.
[10:13] How to find your passion?
[15:53 ​]​ Different types of motivation.
[18:39]  What is success?
[20:01] How to recognize a successful person?
[24:32] A work ethic story.
[28:14] The importance of constantly reinforcing your foundation.
[30:15] A story about learning.
[31:46] Ruth’s best recommendation.

quotes

“There are more bad days than good days on the road to success.”

Ruth

“Success is a moving target.”

Ruth

resources

Ruth Website: www.ruthgotian.com
The Success Factor book
Passion Audit: www.ruthgotian.com/resources

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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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SE05 happy#224 – because you can

simplicity of happiness · SE05 happy#224 – because you can

So often, people need to have a reason to take action. It can become difficult to chose between investment and return, especially when helping others? 

Does there really need to be a return or is it about how we feel ourself doing it in the first place?

A while ago, I had the chance to help a friend who found himself in a difficult situation. All I did was asking others, including my newsletter subscribers to help me and him out.

I was blown away by the help we received for my friend and it made me proud that I did it. Although… looking closely I did not do much. I just asked others for help, simply because I could.

That kept me thinking. Aren‘t these always the most amazing things? Those we do, just because we can but don‘t have to?

What is it that you do, just because you can?

What is it that you would like to do just because you can?

Maybe we should aim for that more often.

Until then, take care my friend.

Best, Floh

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logbook #20210917

I write these updates from a very personal point of view. They are neither meant to brag nor to convince anyone of anything. Since my work ethic is: NO bullshit, NO secrets and keep it REAL, I ask you to hold nothing back.

These updates are my way of holding nothing back, to show who I am and what I think. Even before we meet for the first time. You choose: You like me, or you don‘t.

If you do… let us have a chat.

As I write this update I am sitting on a sunny terrace in Elba and am reflecting on the past summer.

In May, I knew I had to get out of the Swiss mountains and see the world. About 10 years ago I was living and working in Berlin and chilling a day in a park was the best. For the last year I was living with one of the greatest views you can imagine and still I was longing to get out.

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happy#223 – introvert

simplicity of happiness · happy#223 – introvert

Introvert or Extrovert. Most of us heart these terms before, but who can recall any business training, strategy or job motivation that did not seem to be for the extroverts.

I belief that this is more on the behavioral site than a real character trade and this behavior being caused by different intrinsic motivations. Nevertheless it occurs in each one of us.

Jon Bakers, todays guest specializes in training and coaching for introverts and people leading introverts in their team.

Being an introvert himself it is a wonderful insightful conversation with him. He gives a lot of tips about living and introvert life or dealing with one.

You can find out more about him at: https://introvertinbusiness.co.uk/

Until then, take care my friend.

Best, Floh

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happy#222 – retire early

simplicity of happiness · happy#222 – retire early

While working on this podcast episode, I stumbled upon this text:

F–– You Money

Back in the 1920s, the actor Humphrey Bogart used to keep a $100 bill in his nightstand at all times. That’s the equivalent of over $1,200 today. He referred to it as his ‘f–– you money’, because it meant he’d never be forced to take a part he didn’t want. He once said that the only good reason for making money was so you can tell anyone in the world to go to hell.

What’s your number? How much money would you need to happily turn down opportunities that you don’t want? And what if you could turn them down before you hit that number…?

Then it hit me, because what Chris Mamula, todays guest did was not to retire, he just saved enough f—- you money, to become free enough to only choose what he is doing.

If you want to know what that means to him and how he actually managed to have that amount of money by 41 listen to the episode or find out more about him directly at:

https://twitter.com/caniretire_yet or

https://www.caniretireyet.com/

Until then, take care my friend.

Best, Floh

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happy#221 – life design

simplicity of happiness · happy#221 – life design

I met Carlos and Susanne when they interviewed me for their podcast life design and there I had the feeling there is more to discuss in further details.

At first glance they seem to be a happy couple that found their role by successfully raising 4 children and having a career.

But, there is more to it and it did not go as expected and they had to take some unconventional turns.

Let me not spoil it all but listen in and find out how they managed to fix their realtionship and become a truly remarkable couple and what they have to share with all the other couples of this world.

If you need some really helpful advice with your relationship you might also want to visit:

Until then, take care my friend.

Best, Floh

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