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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.

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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: https://carlosandsusanne.com

Until then, take care my friend.

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happy#220 – life transitions

simplicity of happiness · happy#220 – life transitions

Is a minimalist life possession free?

No, it is well curated!

Things that minimalists own, fulfill a purpose and often you will find a lot of high quality items in their daily life.

That is because they don‘t like trash in their life and things that are used regularly are therefor higher quality. You see, being a minimalist is not about saying no. It is about saying yes to the right things. Owning is fine, as long as you use it or is at least bringing value to your life.

Less distraction, more focus!

Less clutter, you don‘t need in the first place.

Maybe that could be a reason why minimalists make up such good coaches. Because they got rid of the clutter in their mind as well.

I had the honor to have a conversation with an amazing woman with a minimalist approach. Yana Stockman who originally comes from Ukraine, started travelling the world and realized the more things you leave behind that you don‘t need in the first place, the more liberated you are to go and to do what you really love.

By now she is settled in the US and helps her client in their „Life Transitions“

You can find out more about Yana at: https://www.yanastockman.com

Until then, take care my friend.

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happy#219 – enneagram with mike mandel

simplicity of happiness · happy#219 – enneagram with mike mandel

I am a great fan of Mike Mandel and the work he does. Together with his co-host and business partner Chris Thompson he runs a wildly crazy podcast called Brain Software where they offer tons of value and deep insides into coaching and NLP.

In his podcast Mike often gives people numbers and refers to the Enneagram.

Since I enjoy talking to Mike so much I saw this as a good opportunity to have Mike back on the show and share his view on the Enneagram with you.

We will go into the history of the Enneagram, take about archetypes and get a description of all the 9 different Enneagram types.

As well as some inside on the Enneagram type 8 of Mike and wether I fit in there or not…

If you want to take a glimpse of the Enneagram yourself you might want to have a look at one of the following free tests:

https://lonerwolf.com/enneagram-test/
https://www.eclecticenergies.com/enneagram/test
https://www.truity.com/test/enneagram-personality-test

Until then, take care my friend.

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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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happy#218 – inclusion vs. exclusion

simplicity of happiness · happy#218 – inclusion vs. exclusion

Often I am addressing those of you, to whom happiness is a choice. I include myself into this category.  
No matter how much we think that life is fooling us, it is on us to choose what we make of it. Basically we close to unlimited options and often that is a reason for our misery. As soon as we take a decision for something, we have to say no to everything else that we could possibly do.

Because… there is only room to do one thing at once.

But there are people within our society that face constant discrimination and is on us to do something against it.

Today I talk to Anna Michaela Cox, who is fighting for rights of so called „disabled children“ in the US. Being blind herself, she suffered from a discriminating school system herself and I ask her, what everyone of us can do to make this a better world and include everybody, no matter what the circumstances are.

Until then, take care my friend.

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logbook #20210616

I don’t believe it.
How come time is running so fast.

More than a whole year, that basically took for ever lies behind us and now I wonder where it went.

I have posted this update in one of my recent newsletters and I mentioned the topic before. Somehow this has been a crazy year. Most of my plans did not work out this year. I had to take a couple of improvised turns and probably it has been quite similar for you. At a certain point I stopped making plans for anything lying further in the future than 10-14 days. I thought that it might come different anyways.

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happy#217 – avoid 9’s and go for 10’s

simplicity of happiness · happy#217 – avoid 9’s and go for 10’s

I am finally sharing an episode with you that I recorded a while ago. As you may now, am I a a fan of John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneurs on Fire (https://www.eofire.com ) and admire him for what he did with his podcast and most of all for the Podcast community all together (https://podcastersparadise.com).

Some of my best inspirations came from him and I enjoyed my conversations with him as he is, always of service. One reason for his success might be exactly that, not only grow the own business but also being of help to others.

Even a person like John who seems to be a high achiever stills sometimes struggles and/or doesn’t reach his own goals. Therefor we set up this call and you can hear, that in oder to change, you first needs to be vulnerable at some point, to accept a change that you can then implement in everything you do.

If there is something to learn from this episode, then, no matter how successful (or unsuccessful) you are in something that you do. Put all your achievements aside, be vulnerable and ask yourself what you could do different. 

What brought you here, won’t get you there!

Let go and add something new to the mix 😉

You’ll be surprised where you might end up! 

Until then, take care my friend.

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becoming a sailor

becoming a sailor by becoming a minimalist

I wanted to buy a boat for years. When I was a young boy, I remember to not be able to pass any harbor when we were on family vacation without the need to look at all the sailing boats. Somehow I was never interested in motorboats. I didn’t recognize it at that time, but maybe I was less interested in crossing an ocean than I was in lifestyle, beauty and freedom. That might be one reason why I did not put everything into becoming a sailor at that time.