Is my hair getting grey because time is passing or is time passing because my hair is turning grey.
What is time anyway? How would you measure time if nothing was moving. Sun not going up and down, your heart not beating, water not flowing, the clock not ticking or changing digits.
There wouldn’t be any chance that you can measure how time passed since you thought about the last time. Now picture that whole scenery slightly bigger.
Something like: Nothing moves! Ever! Like in space where there is nothing. A place even without light.
How do you measure time there.
This idea shows that the concept of time only works if things are moving and may it be energy. It was there, now it’s here and soon it will be somewhere else. And something is always moving. If you take a picture and capture that moment nothing is moving… well and no time is passing because you captured a moment.
But, isnt’t life always now and isn’t now always the moment? Does that mean now is timeless?
I love luxury.
That’s why I chose to live without it most of the time. Sounds strange, but makes sense when you think about it. What is luxury after all. Per definition it is something that you don’t have day in and day out.
Something unsusual, something that feels special when you have it.
The thing about us humans is, that we can get used to almost everything. As our frontal cortex (the part of our brain that is responsible for consciousness) is only capable of doin so many things it outsources.
Over 99,99% of al the information that our bodies deal with is handled on an automated basis.
Therefor we can teach our body almost anything to deal with on an automated basis. We get used to it.
That is the point about luxury. It only feels luxurious/special as long as we don’t have it. As soon as we do, we get used to it and take it for granted. On our search for luxury we develop the next craving which is even harder to achieve than the last. Life becomes more difficult and we have more to lose than before.
It becomes harder to enjoy what we have (it became mandatory) and so much easier to worry (more to lose).
By giving up luxury and bringing yourself more often in situation where you need to depend on the basics can make you a more appreciative person and enjoy life more.
Several reasons let to this podcast episode about the most basic and precious thing in our life: health.
Multiple reasons to think about life and how easy it might be lost. All other aspects and goals in life become secondary, compared to health.
You can’t achieve anything once you are gone and one day you will.
How will you use your time?
As I had new ideas in the past, I kept adding them to my portfolio.
While I had a rule with my material possessions: For each item that I added to my life, I needed to let go of two, I already owned.
At the same time I kept adding ideas to my professional life.
When I started to reconciliate websites and podcasts by the end of last year, I realized that I still had created way too many double structures over the last years.
More than that, had I reached a point where they were not motivating anymore but held me back. They started to cause confusion because I had no clear structure anymore. When I sad down to write an article I couldn’t focus as easy as I wished I could. That’s the thing about clutter, be it material or mental: It starts holding you back.
The moment something is not adding value to your life it might be time to let go.
So I did.
I asked myself what it is that I am doing, what is the main message, that I want to spread, what do all my projects have in common…
Quickly it became very clear with that changed approach, that everything I do can be summed up by the concept of the simplicity of happiness. (Maybe you could have guessed that, right?)
So I ditched everything else and combined it under the very same logo/brand/website:
Welcome to the simplicity-of-happiness.com!
I have been on the road again and among others I visited the Düsseldorf boatshow called boot.
I had no specific idea about the boatshow before I went there, which left me completely open minded.Nevertheless I was surprised on how much plastic crap is available there. Not much about repair or DIY. Not really much about sailing either. Only very few smaller sailing boats at all and a lot of huge plastic hull with not so nice interior.
All of this left me thinking about stuff you need. Minimalism and simplicity is not only about getting rid of things you don‘t need. It is also about deciding what you you let into your life in the first place.
Did you have a new years resolution. Come on, not a tiny one?
So how is that one going?
Maybe not so good?
Here I have an idea. In fact, its not my idea, I borrowed it from Mike Mandel. As so often simplifying will help your unconscious to have a clear direction what to aim for. So the resolution consists of one word only.
Most likely that word is some kind of nominalization, a verb that you turn into a noun. Mine for example is „sailing“.
Normally a nominalisation can become a bit of a problem in communication because every person interpretates it different. In this case that’s no problem. It is your word and you are the only one who decides what you fill it with and your unconsciousness already knows.
You’ll include that one word into your morning routine, your decision taking process, your meditation, your prayer, whatever you do to keep yourself focused.
This word will start to give you a clear direction. You will start to take decisions that will clear up the path to living your goal.
Who is the fool, the fool or the fool who follows the fool. I read plenty about people who complain about ignorant people at the top and there are for sure enough of them. To mention a few of them:
Especially with Bolzanero being sworn into office at the beginning of this month I read a couple of articles about the world being doomed by the powerful few.
The few who are in control of the media.
The few who control the 100 companies who produce 50% of the worldwide emissions.
The few who produce the weapons that kill so many.
The few who control most of the money.
But guess what, you can’t take over power by yourself. Power is always something that others give to you. Sounds weird? Well let us look at most of the political figures I mentioned at the top. All of them where elected in a democratic progress.
You might argue that they mislead the public with desinformation or that they used injustice in the democratic process, but in the end they somehow played by the rules and a major part of the population wanted them as their leader.
If no one wanted them in the first place, they wouldn’t be where they are right now.
Same for the companies. Ok, they make money with what they are doing, BUT
Same with the weapon industry.
And last but not least we would always have the chance to elect politicians who create laws that would limit those activities. Now I can already hear people complain, that there are no good politician and/or that the ones with good opinion and uncorrupted minds don’t have a chance because they will be discriminated by big bussiness.
Once again, if a majority would vote different tables would turn. It is up to you and every single one of us. If we won’t have a change in politics or in society it is due to a lack of willingness to change among all of us.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Happy new year to you.
Thank you for being a listener over the last year. As you might know, has it been a bit bumpy for me and I am sure that you are able to tell your own story about ups and downs.
Always remember that your ups can be somebody elses downs and vice versa.
Everything depends on the perspective. If you could change perspective things could look different and sometimes exactly that change of perspective is too difficult.
Now it gets really weird.
Even reality depends on perspective, whether you see a chair as a chair, wether you can look rigth through it or don’t see it at all depends on perspective. Even whether you see it as matter or only as energy depends on your perspective.
That means that all the images that you have in your mind are only reflection of the reality and when you want to solve a real problem you are always dealing with your own perspective, your own representation of reality and therefor it doesn’t matter if you deal with the problem or create a metaphor which is often way easier to change.
Give it a try.
Interesting read, an end to upside down thinking: amzn.to/2CLVTlW
Last week I talked about accepting help and just after I recorded that, help was offered again and gave me the opportunity to finally move to the new harbor. This left me thinking about help and human interaction in general.
We as human beings and as the human race can not really develop on our own. Some of us might need more contact and others less, but overall we all need contact and help and some point in our life.
We don’t really grow when we are alone. We need to get into contact with the outer world to find jour limits and to expand them. Interaction with other human beings, sharing knowledge and experience is one of the best ways to expand your horizon.
For some of us that is not as easy as for others, especially when financial or cultural boundaries are holding us back. This is where you can take action. You can reach out and help those who can use it most. Unconditional. Just helping because you can (and secretly knowing that it will all come back)
Therefor I founded KIDZ a year ago and I hope you will help me in helping others.
Helping children at KIDZ: k-i-d-z.org
I know everything so much better than everybody else… Sometimes it feels like that from my perspective and I know it is not true. It might result from the fact that I am the only one living inside my head. I am the only only who can see life from my perspective and I feel as others are missing something (well… maybe they are missing my perspective).
In my life I combine these feeling with the strong desire for freedom. I want to be able to achieve everything I want on my own without needing permission. I don‘t want to be dependent, but be able to move, act and live without asking anybody about it.
Therefor I have the tendency to not ask for or accept any help.
But… receiving help, being thankful for it and offering help wherever you can will add to you life and is one step towards happiness.
Helping children at KIDZ: k-i-d-z.org
I lost something, or at least somebody lost something that was mine which could lead to my first question. What does it mean to be mine or what would I need to do to call something mine.
But that shall be the topic of another episode.
All my German Podcast episodes have been deleted by accident and the Podcast provider does not have any backups. This made me think about win and loss in life and what it actually means if something is not there anymore.
I became ver clear that you just need to look at the atomic or the energetic level to see that nothing is ever lost. It is only transferred to a different level. Nothing is ever gone, it is only somewhere else. That also means that now thought or no person is ever lost. They just don’t exist in the known form anymore.
They transferred into something new. That means in the contrary that every ending is aways the start of a new beginning as well. Whenever you lose something you will gain something else. Keep your eyes open what it might be.
Real man are not fearful, right?
I am not so sure about this. As fear is one the most natural feeling that was guaranteeing the survival of mankind for millenia, it is important to as well have fear, feel fear and even express fear.
It is a sign to us to be careful and cautious about somthing.
Way more important than the feeling itself is what you will do with it. As fear comes from deep inside, from your unconscious mind, it is a feeling that is trying to protect you as your unsconscious always wants your best
Unfortunately it only knows what is best based on what it already knows. That means for you, that every time that you leave your comfort zone fear pops up and tries to warn you of something. Growth only happens, when you leave your comfort zone every once in while and then it is up top you how you go on from there.
For you that means no growth without fear.
I shattered my comfort zone multiple times in the last weeks… but listen yourself.
Image you were forever alive. Imagine you’d have to live with all the consequences of your actions. For ever?
Now let us bring that one step further. Imagine you were all the same. Whatever you would do to someone or something else you would do to yourself.
Would that influence your actions?
Momentarily I am reading the book: “An End to Upside Down Thinking: Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday Life” by Mark Gober.
He states that the brain is not creating consciousness but that conscioussnes does exist outside of the material body and in fact is creating everything else.
The one theory that most of these thoughts are based on, is that everything that can be proven by science can only be validated by our conscious mind. There is no proof that anything could ever be validated without a conscious mind to validate it.
We can imagine such a scenario and based on our findings now is has to be exactly the same without our conscious mind. sounds logical but is impossible to be proven. One thing we can not explain so far is how consciousness evolved and how it is created. Almost all aspects of life in this physical world can be explained, but not consciousness.
The foundation of our science is the validation by our consciousness.
Consciousness is proclaimed to be caused by us (our brain) but cannot be proven.
Therefor our whole scientific belief system of the physical worls is based on the one thing that cannot be explained by it and yet is generally considered to the cause for exactly that, our conscious mind.
If you look at it this way it can‘t make sense, therefor the explanation of Makr Gober is to turn it around and say: first was consciousness and it created everything else.
We still don‘t know where it comes from but all of a sudden the scientific system makes sense and errors like the difference between the theorie of relativity and quantum mechanics won‘t cause the whole theoretic system to collapse.
Furthermore the supernatural things that occur in life also make sense.
It would indeed mean something more:
It is not us, it is not me, who created my conscious mind which is different from everybody elses. It would mean that there is only one consciousness, that decided to become partially me in this physical (or physical imagined) world, as well as anybody and anything else on earth.
As a consequence of these thoughts my conscious mind or if you will my soul will never die and might come back in a different packing multiple times. You might live with the results of your actions for eternity. Imagine now, the whole physical world and the life within does only have the one reason, to help the universal consciousness grow….
What would that mean for you and your life?
Mark Gober: An end to upside down thinking: amzn.to/2DehJA3
While planning is mostly done in our frontal cortex, the conscious mind, intuition or gutt feeling is more of an unconscious process.
While for a large part of my life I was sure that the more knowledge I have, the better decisions I can take and therefor become a better person, this belief changed over the last years.
I had to learn that although our conscious decisions seem to make so much sense, our unconsious is really in charge.
When conscious mind is in charge of the navigation, the unconscious is the running the boat, being the skipper. As long as we don’t convince the skipper that our navigation is correct, we can calculate as much as we want and will still never change the course.
Therefor it is not so much a question of planning VERSUS intuition but more planning AND intuition.
Make plans and take decisions what to do and then check back with your intuition if this is the right way to go. Be careful, it speaks in a very soft voice and when you hear it trust your gutt. Your unconscious always wants to protect you and will be your strongest supporter if you act accordingly.
I am so lucky and honored that I meet the people I do. While still living in the „Jungfrau Skiing Area“ in Lauterbrunnen in the winter of 2015/16 I decided one day to register for the online class of Mike Mandel & Chris Thompson and it blue my mind. The content was superb and the way that the two where presenting it resonated with me so well that I wanted to train with them personally.
Therefor the first country I traveled to after 10 month in Zanzibar was Canada and I remember freezing my toes of in my sandals in Toronto in May. The training was great and we stayed in contact since then.
Now I am proud to invite you on a nice conversation with Chris with whom I talked about personal experience and lessons on the way to partnering with Mike on the Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy.
Talking to Toddlers: https://talkingtotoddlers.com
Tim Ferris – 4 hour work week: https://amzn.to/2RSHWIZ
Even, if everything on earth can be explained through science.
Imagine that one day mankind is able to create life themself. Once we find out how every details of the genes. What if we find out what makes matter start living, giving that initial impuls. Then there will be no room for religion and spirituality left. At least that is what one might guess, right?
I think the opposite is true. The more we can explain, the wider the horizon will become.
The more we know, the more we realize we don’t know (yet).
Once we understand everything on earth the wonder how it got here in the first place will still remain. We will have no clue what was before and what will be after. If there was eternity and space would never end, that would be as hard to grasp as the concept of end of time and space. Which is what our current knowledge tells us.
Taking this concept of the big gang theory will also lead to the understanding that everything in existence used to be energy some trillion years ago. That leads to the conclusion that we are all one. Not only does everything has the same roots, no, everything has been one and the same.
If we have been the same ages ago, aren’t we still the same today. And I am not only talking about men and women, but your worst enemy as well. Even the food we eat and the house we live in has been the same before and who knows will the same again at some time.
Or may it be the same all the time and we don’t see it because it differs in shape?
That concept is way too logical to be ignored and gives a complete new meaning to the saying:
What you do to others, you do to yourself.
Do you know the main reason for a growing or a shrinking mindset? Mainly it is a decision that you make. Are you thankful for what you have and do you appreciate everything that you’ll gain in life or are you fearful to loose what you have and are afraid for anything new?
That is the interesting perspective. It often is the same cause that let’s you feel one or the other and it is only in your mind that you change your reaction to it.Gratitude is rooted in love and therefor will trigger positive emotions and thoughts. Those lead to a positive spirit and will help you go through life with much more ease than had you chosen to go for fear and hate.The wonderful thing about it, is that you can choose each time that you feel fear. Just turn it around and be thankful for having what you already have and go on from there. All the positivity in your head. It’s not changing the world around you, but your perspective and therefor changing your world around you!
As so often, it is a choice.
Give it a try!
Everything on Earth. No, everything in the Universe only exist in relation to its opposite. Nothing can exist without being what it is not.Does it feel strage to read that? What about this? The text you are reading appears probably in black and can only be seen because it is written or dispalyed on something that is not black. When you hear the podcast you can only hear my voice because it is differentiating to the other noises around you.As these might be easy examples and are quite logical when you think about them, you can extend this concept on eveything else in life.
All that you value and love gets its importance to you olnly from the existance of its opposite. Wouldn‘t you fear or hate the opposite, you would‘t love it as much.
If that last sentence was true, could there be any truly bad in life? Or would eveything bad in your life only exist to give you the possibility to experience its opposite?
May good and bad be only creations of our mind to give things a value in relation to our own life?
If you take one thing out of this? Be careful how you judge, because it is always your own judgement and might not apply to others. Good and bad only exist in relation to the goal you want to achieve.
The are no alternativeless decisions, there are only decisions and keep in mind who it is, you want to be as this determines was is right for you.
It always was and always will be your choice.
September 5th is a special day to me. It brought people to my life that made me who I am today and I want to dedicate this episode to them. Almost or temporarily losing these people it draw some conclusions that helped me ever since.
Most important to me was the realization that the closer I was to certain people, the more I expected from them. There have been times in my life that I even expected my loved ones to make up for my own mysery. What I couldn‘t find in my own life, I wanted them to add.
When they couldn‘t provide that, I mean… think about it, how should anybody else be able to create something in your life and therefor in your brain that you couldn‘t even create yourself?
You are the only on who can change anything in your life, because your thoughts, your words and your actions are the only things that you are in control of anyway. Furthermore that conclusion made me realize that I have no right to expect anything from anybody else. Neither am I entitled to make anyone be with me, nor can I own anyone. We are all free people.
Love people while they are around and let them go when they want to. Enjoy each moment as you will lose them sooner or later. Let hate and fear go and make room for love and gratitude. Life will pay back.
I love you my friend, I love you my son!
I don’t know how old you are, but I guess you are also getting older. Last winter I went on a couple of mountains with my split board and I was so unfit. I thought that I am just not a fit as I used to because I am getting older.But the truth is that there were people way older than me. They were maybe in their 70th and they were fitter that me.This spring and summer I picked up some exercise and well, I am much better in shape than this winter. I don’t feel that worn out anymore… although I am half a year older. I think that age is mainly in your head. The younger you think, the younger you act, the younger you feel.That is the real topic of todays episode. It is all about the story you tell yourself. It is about feeling the joy of a child and maintain that feeling and the positive story for all your life.
Chasing dreams and achieving goals is about knowing the straight way right? Without distraction and with a clear focus directly towards your personal summit?
Well, knowing where you want to go is definitely a plus, but you might face obstacles or barriers that are impossible to overcome.
There is no way to fight the wind when you’re on a sailing boat. It might be much smarter to adjust your course and trim the sails. What appears to be the wrong course might actually be the only way to reach your destination.What is true for trekking, hiking, climbing or sailing might have its expression in business or personal life as well.In case you struggle, you can take a step back and have a look at the broader picture to find out if there might be an easier route with a slightly different angle or approach.
We can’t learn, when we receive no feedback. We will at least never find out if our progress is going in the desired direction.We will loose contact to the base. Therefor is it so important to act, to actually do something and get our work and actions out there. Then we will receive feedback upon which we can react. Everything is connected and action causes a reaction and if we don’t listen to the feedback we won’t know which reaction we are provoking in the world.
In case you are interested in making the world a better place as I am, you might want to ask for feedback. Especially the feedback that you don’t like. The things that go wrong, the things where you face obstacles and where people don’t like what you are doing.
Then listen to it and take it as a hint what to do better in the future. Always compare it to the one you want to be. Does it bring you closer or further apart. And then act accordingly.
My journey to declutter started in 2012. I reached a point where I didn’t thrive for more. At least not for more possessions. I wanted to have more joy, more laughter and more contentment.
I was looking for more meaning in my life. Through different blogs and writers I ended up with a person who had just taken a phenomenal decision and was traveling the world while writing: Colin Wright and his blog: Exile Lifestyle.Colin was talking about friends who called themselves “the minimalists“.
Yes, that’s right, those minimalist whom I referring to so often. I kept following all three of them throughout the last years and they have been a major influence for my own way.
By now, Colin is producing one of the best curated podcasts out there: Let’s Know Things. One of the few podcast, where I listen to each episode. Today I am thrilled to talk to Colin about life, minimalism and a vision for life.
Whatever happens to you is often out of your control. Your reaction to that in contrary is your own choice. I decided to turn the amount of freedom that I momentarily have into the chance to live a childhood dream.
Since I don’t want to do that alone I am inviting you to join me on the adventure around the world.
kickstarter project: kck.st/2uelZbE
I am going for my dreams for quite a while now and new dreams keep showing up in my life, making the old ones obsolete. It seems as if I can´t get tired of something new and that is just the way that I am motivated.
How are you?
What motivates you most and are you sure, that these are your own desires or are you trying to please someone externally.
Make sure your dreams are your own and that they meet the underlying cause. Match your motivation with your values and your beliefsystem. Create a smart goal for your unconscious mind to be your guidance towards living the life you love.
Who am I?: 16 Basic Desires
I am so thrilled to be able to present you an inspiring young couple: Kika and Dan. They decided to not buy a couch and settle down after graduation, but instead invest all they had into an old sailing boat that still had to be renovated before they could even launch it into the water.
What amazes me most about the two is not, that they are living their dream on a sailing boat, but that they made it there against all odds.
They managed to deal with frustration, with the lack of money and the lack of comfort. No matter how big the setback in the beginning was, they kept their smile and humor.
Enjoy the conversation and when you like to see more check out the links:
Fear seems to be one of the most limiting factors in life. As true love can be the most motivating one and is able to move mountains or tear them down fear can build them up.
The strange things about fear though is, that fear happens only in your head and mostly deals with the future. Can you even remember the last time that you were frightened here and now?
This happens only in situations that are really dangerous for you and it makes sense to run away or fight.
It is activating your fight or flight response. As a constant process in your head and in your body it may be even quite harmful.
As the thing that you are worrying about is in the future it can help to let the fearful idea go and focus on a positive outcome instead. At least a way to manage a way to take. responsibility for your action and take the decisions that serve you best.
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Last time I promised you a feedback about my time in Zanzibar and well… here we go. This has been a disturbing time for in May and I had my struggles to focus on the positive side of things.
Yet, what does it do any good to not not see things positive. It is as it is and the only thing truly matters, is the question of who to be in relation to that.
I strongly believe that each one has the right to be different. I want that right to be based on honesty and understanding. I think it is helpful to speak up against it publicly. No matter if family, a group of friends, a business or a whole society is involved.
Don’t give room for betrayel and grief and fight for honesty, transparency, understanding and loving care!
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It is easy to be the person you want to be when you are in control. When everything is going exactly the way it way planned, you might emotionally not be disturbed. But what happens when you lose control?
What happens when everything goes wrong. When things are not going as planned, when you are frightened, when you are terrified. How much of your higher self can you maintain when your emotions are going wild. Unfortunately I tested that in the last week, where I didn’t publish anything and I can tell you, I learned a lot.
Have you ever struggled with your mission? The why behind your Job, your project or your duty? Well, I see very often that people are getting confused with their original goals and the results that they are actually measuring.
Although unaware to most of us, we were given a shortcut to our unconscious mind. To our autonomic nervous system, which runs everything important to our life without our conscious mind even recognizing it.
Our breath and our lungs are the only organ that we can consciously control. Since our breath directly influences our physiology, our state and our performance, you can do as well. Activate you sympathetic or your parasympathetic nervous system in a breath.
YOU ARE THE BOSS of your own thoughts. That’s right. If it wasn’t you, who is in charge, who is?
This episodes is about how to manage your own thoughts and how happiness is a choice.
Episode #128 was supposed to be the end of my 100 days of daily podcasting that I was going for earlier this year. But I realized about half way through, that this was not right for me. Quality decreased, because it became harder and harder to have something meaningful to say when podcasting is not the only thing you do. Furthermore it put to many limitations on me concerning my traveling and the need to have a fast internet connection available.
So I changed my approach and keep developing it.
Today I am giving a little review (and outlook) to my adventure seminars. Why did I chose to walk in Sahara, go sailing or riding? I experienced that all these activities are strongly linked to personal development.
What does it mean: „to be in control“ and why is it only an illusion. How can you you gain control of your life by letting go of trying to be in control? And why do you need be able to let go of you desire most to enjoy it even more.
No matter how bad things are, you should never give up being nice. Otherwise it will come back as some point in your life. Even more important is that you are creating and enforcing a rude culture.
Next time that you disagree with a situation or person it might be you who will be mistreated.
Watch yourself and you will be the first step to change the world!
Sitting in my mountains home in Switzerland ‚Heidi‘ and recording this Podcast I have to think about what brought me here. Mainly it was facing my fears and going for what I want.
It hasn’t been always like that and what was holding me back before was the lack of being confident and congruent.
I belief that yo only get old once you stop learning. When you stop educating yourself your brain gets lazy and stupid.
The constant education of yourself is one major difference of becoming old and wise instead of old and stubborn.
However high your goals are, however good you are prepared, you won’t get there if your body doesn’t let you. If you want to reach your goals and enjoy your life you will need a body that is capable of doing so.
Watch your body to strengthen your mind.
Only when it is really quiet around me I realize how loud it normally is. Only when I am quiet I realize how busy I normally keep myself. Only in quietness I can truly listen to myself.
Where do you enjoy quietness? At home, on a run, in the mountains, at the ocean, in the nature? Wherever, go for it more often.
Who do you think you are?
The answer to this question gives a very good inside on how you talk to yourself. Do you have a deeper understanding of yourself or are you your emotions and actions?
Are you depressed?
Are you happy?
Are you lazy?
Are your busy?
Or do you feel depressed or happy and act lazy or busy?
Sometimes I run, walk or hike to beautiful places and I have the feeling as if I would have never experienced the true beauty of those places, had i taken a car to get there. I was wondering why and part of that reason could be that running is one kind of meditation. Another could be that time is not always the same.
Earlier this year I attended a conference of digital nomads. Although I was skeptical at first I really enjoyed the conference. It once again reminded me, how important it is to surround yourself with likeminded people.
If there is a shortcut for happiness, then this. Go for whatever makes you happy directly instead of working for money to try to buy it later. Sometimes you just need to do it and sometimes you can trade for whatever you already have or know.
Every problem that you face is special to you and the answer lies within you. Just, so often it is so hard to see as long as you are in the problem state. The easiest way to leave that state is to focus on your thankfulness. People who act out of a thankful state will have the most powerful access to their resources. Go for it.
I just decided to offer another adventure seminar in 2017. After the riding and the sahara experience, you will also have the opportunity to com to Zanzibar with me to enjoy the beautiful tropical island with all its wonders of the indian ocean. We will have the Caveman Lodge exclusively for us and will be out on the water as much as possible. Just relax, chill and find out about your dreams.
Sometimes stuff happens that we just don’t deserve. It is unfair that it happens to us (again) and we are looking for somebody to blame. Maybe that is only one part of the story. Maybe there is a good reason behind. One of the major principles in my coaching is to look for the present in anything that happens to you. Take for example the story of the lost wheel in the middle of the largest National Park in Africa. Self driving an alone…
It came with a big present as I found out later. Hear yourself.
What does luxury mean to you?
I had to think a lot about it, when I saw, that people relaxed more than I ever thought at my simple style Zanzibar lodge. Maybe the real luxury is the absence of what we normally don’t have.
The calmness, the quietness, the simplicity of life?
As long as I can remember I was fascinated by hypnosis but thought it was nothing more than a party trick. When I had the chance to practice hypnosis with Mike Mandel at the University of Toronto I was very curious bit did not expect anything in particular.
Guess how surprised I was to learn hypnosis as a therapeutic technique offering endless ways to get connected with the conscious mind and finding out what really matters in ones life.
I am honored to have one of the busiest guys in podcasting in the show. Finally, here we go: the interview with JLD, about the simplicity of happiness.
John Lee Dumas is the host of EOFire, an award winning Podcast where he interviews today’s most successful Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. JLD has grown EOFire into a multi-million dollar a year business with over 1500 interviews and 1.5 million monthly listens. He’s the author of The Freedom Journal and The Mastery Journal, two of the most funded publishing campaigns of all time on Kickstarter. All the magic happens at EOFire.com!
It’s difficult to get what you want, when you don’t know what you want. Once you figured that out, you ask for it and sooner or later you will find a way to figure it out.
Happened to me, when I wanted to have John Lee Dumas, founder and host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, on my show. Once I asked for it, it turned out to be not such a problem.
Although most of us don’t thrive for being foolish I believe it to be very helpful. When you manage to keep the mind of a kind. One that keeps trying new things to learn from the feedback it receives you will on the one hand have a bunch of setbacks but on the other hand you discover ways you never new existed before.
Just before I left Zanzibar, Django, our dog left us. Although you might argue that he was just a dog, it showed how quick everything can be over and how important it is to value life as long as you have it.
This Podcast I recorded for you in the middle of nowhere in the Ethiopian Simien Mountains after climbing the highest peak of Ethiopia.
I had to experience in Ethiopia how bad it can turn out, when the local infrastructure is poorly developed and controlled by only a few. How lucky we are, that we have the possibilities of a working infrastructure that give us the freedom to live almost everywhere we want and still manage our life and often even our job.
I am recording and sending this podcast from Toronto and will give you a short overview about this weeks and the following episodes. Ask yourself what you really want to to in life, because… you already know the answer.
So many people want to already reach the goal the moment they start with something. At least they want to know every single step until they make it to the goal. If they don’t they won’t even start.
I can tell you that sometimes it just is so much more effective to just get it started and then show enough persistence to keep going and learn from the feedback.
Sometimes, something as deadly as a snake will remind me of how much it makes sense to enjoy the time that I have.
Although you should always give somebody the chance for a second impression, it helps to be aware of how important the first impression is and prepare to live up to your best when you meet somebody for the first time.
Ever thought about your identity being shaped by what your your ancestors might have experienced? Well, if not, maybe you should.
Sometimes, something as deadly as a snake will remind me of how much it makes sense to enjoy the time that I have.Whenever you are stuck, remember that this is just a state. Sometimes it is even only a habit. You won’t solve that situation by doing more of what brought you there in the first place. Change the perspective. Step back and see it as an advice you give to others…
And then do it.
After having talked about chasing dreams in the last episode I want to make clear that besides living your dream it can also make sense to fail in your dreams. Beter than chasing dream for all of your life it is better to either live it or find out that it is just not a dream anymore.
What makes up your personality? Is it your thoughts? If yes… what are your thoughts? Are they anyhow physical? Did you ever touch them? Are they solid?
I guess that most of the answers will be a no. So as you can watch and like or dislike a rainbow, you could also treat your thoughts. Don’t take them to serious. Don’t take yourself too serious.
Let the good and the bad thoughts come and go and you… be yourself!
Do you have dreams or do you live your dreams?
Maybe both. In any case living your dreams might just not feel as desirable as you thought before and you might keep chasing and chasing for new dreams.
Whatever you do. Pause every once in a while and value what you already have.
Our internal Spamfilter saves us from most of the information that our nervous system provides every second. Approximately the factor 1 million. When you manage to direct your view and your first attention to a topic that was filtered before you can gain a huge amount of new information over the next week.
How do you like to be motivated by others? Pressure of motivation?
So how do you motivate yourself? And does it make sometimes sense to be motivated through pressure for a while?
It is not the weather that makes you feel good or bad it is always yourself. Have you ever been sad when the sun is shining? Have you ever been happy when it was raining?
There we go! Isn’t it the same with all of your thoughts?
There is no good or bad. There are just thoughts and you alone decide wether they make you feel good or bad.mind you can feel however you want to
When you live your life like a vacation it might be hard to stay focused and keep your productivity up.
Even when you sit yourself down and focus on your work, you might be distracted all over the place.
Today I’ll tell you how I manage to keep my productivity up and get some things done.
In the last episodes I talked about the concept of time. A conclusion is, that time is always now and that past and future exist only in our mind. One problem of unhappy people might be that their mind are most of the time in the future or the past. Worrying or being regretful. An easy solution to that problem could be, to be more present. Living here and now.
You can train awareness to be here even faster.
The concept of time is one that I didn’t understand so far. What if there is no time but just now? Because now is always and always is now.
What does creativity mean to you and what will you do when you loose your creativity? I believe that most of the people who are working on and dealing with difficult tasks come to a point where they get stuck and miss a new and creative new way of finding solutions.Although meant not literal, it still can be very frightening to let your mental babies, your most loved projects and ideas go. In order to create something even better that sometimes is necessary to evolve to a better version.
Although meant not literal, it still can be very frightening to let your mental babies, your most loved projects and ideas go. In order to create something even better that sometimes is necessary to evolve to a better version.
One of the most important factors for a happy life is a healthy body. Furthermore a daily workout gets your metabolism going which can create a positive flow for the whole day.
Give it a try and do it daily.
I get into situations every now and then where I react on automatisms that don’t always turn the situation into the better. I worked on it though.Nowadays it doesn’t happen to me that often anymore. At least my reaction doesn’t make the situation worse anymore.
How I got there? By continuous training of the mind.
You can manage a team, company, family country either by rule and force or by participation and positive motivation. I think the latter makes much more sense but what if you don’t meet your goals? Back to control and force?
Or what would be the difference?
Just having talked about team management I have a very good example for one. How do i motivate somebody who has obviously no interest in working with me/us. I let him go. I let him go and offer a straw that he can come back if he offers an own solution.
If you try to find your balance you might want to start with finding the balance in your body. Just have a seat at the beach and watch a bunch of tourist try to get on a boat and then think about wether or not those people are in balance with themselves.
Talk as precise as you can. Everything in your body and mind is interconnected. If you watch your speech, you’ll train your mind and your thoughts and your behavior will follow to match your thoughts as precise as possible.
Email has become one most time saving and one of the most time consuming factors in our daily business and even private life.
Here are some tips how to reduce the stress with the emails.
Do you know your hierarchy of values? Which values drive you towards something and which values drive you away from something. Which are important for a happy life and your decision finding process.
Today I tell you how to find out.
Change is nothing that sometimes happens and sometimes does not. Change is what makes life be alive. Without change things would exist but would not be alive.
The constant change is what makes a living being.
Stop fighting the change in wishing the good old days to stay as they were. You decide if you want to be part of the change for the better or the worse.
Be the change you want to be in the world!
What matters most in your life Do you now, or do you just have a slight feeling?
Doing the following list could help you set the direction for your future happy life.
Today I will tell you the opposite of what I told you yesterday. Do something on your own! Way too long I have spend procrastinating in my own life and I see so many people who spent their days killing time and never being satisfied with what they do.
So yes: Sometimes chill, sometimes play with friends and sometimes consciously do something on your own.
Spend some quality time with yourself!
The episode: million is just a number, although it might be true, can leave you with a feeling of comparison to other. In the end you might still feel worthless or poor or just treated unfair by life.
I give some ideas how you could also view the very same situation.
When you „try“ to plan for everything… you might be even more surprised that control is just an illusion.
Having talked about control before this episode is just a friendly reminder.
Did you ever make a plan for tomorrow and then you never made it?
Maybe you need a daily routine to make it happen without even thinking about it.
Give it a try. It takes 21 days and will become a habit.
Is it our right as human being to use, consume and throw away things?
Maybe… when you take into account that some people use only organic stuff?
Since we are mostly dependent on non organics, we should become more aware of the true value… Repairing broken things might be a step in the right direction.
Why can be one of the most limiting words in your vocabulary. If you manage to get rid of it it might help to change your whole attitude towards the positive.
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