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happy#089 – creativity

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.

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happy#090 – killing your babies

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.

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happy#087 – daily workout

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.

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happy#088 – staying calm

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.

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happy#085 – team management

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?

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happy#086 – consistency

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.

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happy#083 – balance

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.

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happy#084 – precision

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.

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happy#082 – email

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.

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happy#081 – values

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.

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happy#080 – change

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!

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happy#079 – essentials

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.

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happy#078 – on your own

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!

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happy#076 – wellness weekend

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.

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happy#077 – playmate

The time of the biggest growth in our life was our childhood. Children develop best and the fastest when they have a buddy to play with, at least in the vast majority. Playing was learning from others and it was fun.

Go out and play!

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happy#074 – 21 days

To create a new routine, it will take you approximately 21 days of daily training. That is the idea behind my new online coaching program ‚make life great again’ that will be launched this summer. 21 days of daily input to change your life to one that you truly deserve.

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happy#075 – chill out

Chilling is meditation light. When you truly do nothing and just remain in the present, fully alert with all the different senses you are in the present. You are here and now and might become a more relaxed version of yourself.

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happy#072 – basic desire: honor

Often I refer to the ReissProfile, an international Motivation Analysis tool. On of the 16 desires is called honor and today I talk why my honor motivation gives me pain and what I can do about it as well as how you can behave with the honor motivation that you might have.

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happy#073 – keeping routines

Planning for a new routine might be an easy thing. Well, at least for some. Starting a new routine might also work, but keeping it up until it actually is a solid and reliable routine takes a while. Often people (and me) fail on the way there.
Today I talk about what I do myself to force my unconscious mind (2. Attention) to take my approach serious.

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happy#071 – letting go

So often we get involved with things we don’t like or we stay attached with things we don’t like anymore. On others it seems easy to let go. What is the difference?
Find out and let go!

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happy#070 – no hate without love

I thought about hate and that I hate hate… Then I realized that there is no hate without love and hate could make you rediscover your love again…

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happy#069 – John Lee Dumas – no control

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.

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happy#068 – creating a daily routine

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.

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happy#067 – repair & value stuff

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.

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happy#066 – why why why

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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happy#065 – learnings from an ultramarathon

Ultramarathon is something that most people don’t do in their life. And still it is something that everyone can learn from for their own life. Running and training for an ultra run is quite similar to reaching a far away goal.
It is the same character traits that are needed to succeed. Most of all, take failure as a feedback and be persistent.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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happy#064 – frustration

Frustration can be one of the most annoying feelings of all. It can steel all your energy and mostly it doesn’t really help to be a better person. Today I show you one very simple way of turning a bad feeling and mood into a good one.

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happy#063 – evernote

Among other tools I use, Evernote is the Centerpiece of my Officeless Office. Almost everything I make, produce, have to remember or write makes it through Evernote at one or another time. Today I give you a short introduction in how I use Evernote in my daily routine.

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happy#062 – depth

Financially there is one advice for happiness.
Have no depth!

LINKS: 
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happy#059 – say no!

It might happen, that, while trying to be and stay a nice person you say yes, when you are asked for a favor.
Doing that it can be quite hard to stay focused on what you really want. It might even be difficult to even serve those you promised to because you keep getting distracted by other who you also promise a yes.

Sometimes it might be helpful to say no in order to keep your yes.

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happy#060 – 100 days

100 days in Zanzibar and 100 days of daily meditation.
It helped me through some frustrated days. I am still struggling sometimes but overall it seems so much easier…

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happy#061 – keep your promise

I believe that you will not be truly happy people if you are not a trusted and reliable person, to yourself and others. If you keep letting other people down on your promises. If you don’t keep the promises you make to yourself you won’t honor yourself, you won’t like yourself. 
The bet think about being honorable is that is 100% up to you wether you are or you are not.

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happy#058 – a culture of learning

What do you think? How hard is it to personally grow without learning.
I see how different, kids, teenager and later even grown ups behave when they never learnt how to learn.

So do yourself and you kids the favor and create a culture of learning.

Stay young, stay curious, stay foolish!

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happy#056 – powercut

I have the chance o experience quiet often how dependent we ar on regular power supply. Last weekend we had no power for three days which makes us have some troubles even here.

That is when I realized that it is not having or not having something that give you freedom but options that do.

To learn to go without (fill in yourself 😉 increases your options. Increased options can increase your freedom. Increased freedom can increase your happiness.

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happy#057 – upsite down

When I was a kid I dreamt about sailing without having it tried ever.
2012 I decided that I will start to sail around the world before I turn 40.
Now I am about to buy my first boat which will be a traditional arab dhow.
That brings some problems with it, but hear yourself:

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happy#055 – mikumi

Driving on a normal road in Mikumi, I saw Zebra, Buffalo and Elephants next to road and started to wonder. What can we do to preserve the last beauties of the earth. Is it even up to us what happens on the other end of the world?
You decide with your consumption and maybe its about time to fund some rescue the world projects.

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happy#054 – when you lose a wheel

The other week when we visited Ruaha Nationapark everything went wrong one day. Our car was about to fall apart. Wouldn’t start, battery down, break broken… then we fixed it and lost a wheel in the middle of the park.
Also had to fix it and drove home knowing that we could lose again at any time…
In the end we had a remarkable trip to be remembered for the rest of our lifes.

It always depends on you how you will view things in life.

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happy#053 – the lion in us

On our way back from an adventurous game drive in Ruaha national park, we first met a whole family of African elephants. Later, outside the park shortly before the village that we are camping in, a lion crossed our street. About 100m meter in front he appeared from the woods on the right, stepped on the road, stopped, looked at us and disappeared in the woods on the left.
This picture made think a lot about danger, nature and balance in life.
This is also a very good picture of what we are doing to our own life and our own body. 
What is it that we can do to be better in balance with life and nature?

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happy#052 – democracy

Nowadays I often hear say that we don’t really live in a democracy because there is no real choice. I very clearly want to disagree. 
Just the other day we had to American guests at the lodge and they were pointing out thing that are not going right in America. With a lot of their concern if not most they were right.
But I absolutely did not agree with the consequence they drew from their frustration.
They believe that the USA are not a democracy and that your vote doesn’t count because there are multinationals and media who influence you in their own interest.
I can understand that tendency but in the end, it is always up to yourself. You decide what you believe. You decide what you buy and you decide who you vote for.

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happy#051 – craftmanship

Technology can make your life easier but often it doesn’t make it happier. Happy comes from doing the right thing. So learn to do something right.
Get a hobby or a job or a mission were you produce something with your own hand and it will be one step towards your happy life.

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happy#050 – technology

Do you think it is a blessing or a curse that our life is dominated by electronics.
How do you use it, or does it use you?
Think about the episode of yesterday. Today you can chose so much. You can also choose to which degree you will use technology.
I think what helps most is when you arrange your life without technological gadget and make yourself clear that you don’t need them, maybe once a week or once a month. Or one week per month or every second weekend. It is your decision. But make sure that you maintain a mindset that lets you be independent from your phone, your computer, facebook, google and the internet.
Once you created and maintain that mindset you will always be able to decide yourself to which degree you are dependent.

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happy#048 – control

Have you ever looked for the save solution?
Often safe means to be and to stay in control ut there is only one thing certain about control. Control is never safe. It’s never certain.
Control is just an illusion.

Giving up control can give you freedom!

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happy#049 – master or slave

150 years ago it was on you to decide to decide on which side of history you were standing. You were born a slave or a master and there was almost no way to change that. Fortunately that changed and most people in modern society are able to chose were and how they work.
Today often I hear people that they are treated or feel like slaves…

They think, they don’t have a choice in jobs, in private or life altogether.

WRONG! Wake up and use your freedom.

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happy#047 – start at the end

Often we learn to be realistic. We analyze status quo and try to figure out what we can do with what we already have. Sometimes and I think most of the times companies and entrepreneurs act the same. The invent a product or have an idea, produce and then find somebody to sell it, instead of thinking about the consumers needs first. I learned in marketing to start with the needs of the customer instead of the product that I want to sell. The results will be so much better.
Actually the same applies to reaching your greatest goals. Think big and start at the outcome. Imagine it as realistic as you can and then start thinking backwards
To make a plan how to reach your biggest dreams.

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happy#046 – expectation management

Clear language can make a huge difference. In your communication with others as well as in the communication with yourself. The way you talk, you direct your mind and the way you think. Your behavior will follow your thinking and you will talk accordingly.
If you talk clearly other people will know what they can expect. You might risk a direct no but you can react immediately and prevent misunderstanding which would lead to frustration at a later point any way.

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happy#045 – natures beauty needs no plastic

Driving through the most incredible landscape I realized once again that we need to be careful to preserve the world that was given to us. It is not ours, we just borrowed it from our kids and grandkids. We should take care about it.

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happy#044 – don’t try, do

Thinking is a way of directing your unconscious mind. Be careful what and how you think. There are words that direct you mind in one or in another direction. The word try is one of them. Be careful when and if at at all you use it. Better you do it, than to try it.

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happy#042 – principles, not rules

So many rules are hard to follow. Sometimes it’s almost impossible. For example the rule to not cross a red light. Even at 3am and completely alone. Wouldn’t it be so nice to change those rules into principles. More like a: You have no priority when cars are coming… We could also apply more principles instead of rules to our own life. Principles offer a variety of possibilities instead a simple yes or no.

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happy#043 – million is just a number

I so much wanted to be a millionaire when I was young. Now that I am, I had to to find out, that I forget to specify the currency. Since then i keep asking myself what the currency means anyway. It is just an agreement build on trust that a million here is more worse than over there. And still, a number can always be taken away from you.
What does it make sense to invest in after all? Maybe time?
Wanna be a time millionaire?

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happy#041 – life’s a rough road

When life feels like a rough road and you neither know why you are on it nor if it will ever end you might discover a surprise once it does. The roughest road lead to the most remote and beautiful places.