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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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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.

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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#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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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.

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how i end up buying a tiny wooden boat

Last spring (2018) what seems to be ages ago, I had plans for the summer and everything came different and I ended up buying a tiny wooden boat:

I am the owner of the Caveman Lodge in Zanzibar and the Lodge turns out to run much better than expected. We are booked quite well and the management keeps it well maintained.  I am on my way to passive income. Of course it is not passiv but asynchronous as I had put in enormous amounts of work before and keep getting paid even when I am not present.

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simplicity – an approach of a maximalist

I am a maximalist, that’s why I became a minimalist.
What? How does that make sense?
I think it does, although it took me more than 30 years to realize. As long as I can remember I could not get enough. It did not matter whether it was playing a game, a vacation I was on, a mountain I was hiking, stuff that I owned.
I just couldn’t get enough. I wanted more and got frustrated easily when I couldn’t get it.
I believe that a major reason for me to get frustrated was, that I never focused 100% on one thing. I could do everything in life, right? The older I grew the more I realized that I could also own everything that I was longing for.