the coaching approval paradox

I’ve crossed paths with many coaches like myself, deeply passionate about our work for the profound impact it has on our clients. There’s an undeniable joy in unraveling their struggles and leaving them in a better state than we found them. Witnessing that transformation, seeing the light in their eyes, that’s our true reward. We’re in the people pleasing business.


Yet, this noble pursuit often veers into treacherous territory – the search for approval. It’s human nature to crave recognition, to yearn for acknowledgment that we’ve made a difference. But have you ever noticed how elusive approval becomes when it’s chased relentlessly?


distraction of self worth

I had a conversation the other day about distraction. I personally went off most social media in the last month. Since I have been traveling for most of my time for the last 10 years, I love to stay in contact and read about my friends’ updates as well as posting my own. Two things changed over the last years. Somehow my news feeds consist mostly of reposts written by people I don’t know, suggested posts of people I don’t know, and ads for stuff I don’t want to buy. By now, there are so many different options that you need to check 3, 4, or even 5 different feeds, and then you have people that share everything everywhere… 

sucked into the stream

Social media for me became mostly a very easy accessible distraction, engineered to suck us into a never-ending stream of content. And when you want to create attention through your own social media, you have to play the game and create stuff that is engaging as well and helps to suck others into the stream.


embracing failure – the key to success

Today, I want to write about a topic that many of us tend to shy away from: failure. Yep, you heard me right! We’re diving headfirst into the world of setbacks, mishaps, and moments when things don’t quite go as planned. I could write an entire book about it, and yet those were the moments I learned the most. To people striving for success, failure often seems to be an obstacle, a setback to be avoided at all costs.

How would it affect your decisions if failure were not the antithesis of success but rather an essential ingredient for achieving it? What if embracing failure were the secret sauce to unlocking your full potential and realizing your dreams?


SE05 happy#229 – ups and downs

simplicity of happiness · SE05 happy#229 – ups and downs

It’s the end of the year, a time for personal episode again. 2023 hasn’t been an easy journey for me, and I believe it’s crucial to discuss struggles, fears, and losses. 


SE05 happy#228 – rob white

simplicity of happiness · SE05 happy#228 – rob white

Over a year ago I recorded this philosophical conversation with Rob White. Rob being an author and inspirational speaker and philosopher.

We talked about the meaning of life, how to overcome the ordinary obstacles of being human and grow up to the person you deserve to be.

All the best, Floh


SE05 happy#227 – future plans

simplicity of happiness · SE05 happy#227 – future plans

Life is a rollercoaster, and the constant ebb and flow are what make it truly interesting. After taking some time off and prioritizing different aspects, I want you to know that I never forgot about you, and now I’m back.

In the upcoming weeks, I’ll be sharing some prerecorded episodes before launching Season 6 of the podcast. I’m still shaping the focus for the new season and would love to hear your input.

Take care and all the best, Floh


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.



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


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?


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?

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