moving ideas on leadership, mindset, potential and more.

Life is a game - play it!

Thinking about life as a game to be happy and successful Photo by Geeky Shots on Unsplash   Success in real life, success with games Tobi Lütke, Elon Musk, Brenda Romero, Larry Page, Kobe Bryant, Vin Diesel — all very successful in their own fields — play video games. Particularly, Tobi Lütke is a strong advocate of playing games in interviews and on Twitter: I firmly believe that I learned more about building businesses from playing Starcraft than I’ve learned from business books — Tobi Lütke (@tobi) April 1, 2018 Following his take on video games and the discussions around mankind living in a

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Shaping the world around you before it shapes you

“Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.” Earl Nightingale Photo by Patrick McManaman on Unsplash Mindset or Environment? There’s a lot of different concepts around what helps us to strive, learn, grow and become better. One big part is how we think about things that happen to us. Another part is about who and what surrounds us and the opportunities that come through our environment. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what has a bigger impact on a successful, happy life: mindset or environment. I also strongly believe these two

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One question to guide your actions every day

Photo by Tina Floersch on Unsplash There’s these days you are more cynical, get easily irritated or are just stuck in your tiredness. And that’s very human, don’t get me wrong. The question is though: how do you snap out of it (if you want to)?  Recently, I had one of these days: the little one crashes our sleep, I wake up particularly tired, she whines as she doesn’t want to go to daycare and makes a huge mess while having breakfast, outside someone comes too close walking by, a car driver honks at us

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Creating your Island in the Pandemic

Recently, I dreamt of being on vacation: Chile’s beautiful sunset Valle Della Luna mixed with the slow waves from Playa Girón in Cuba. Valle Della Luna Playa Girón It’s clear that I miss travelling. And not necessarily only the far-away-places but also briefly getting away for a weekend within Germany. The current situation makes travelling almost impossible, or let’s say: it involves risks that I am not willing to take. There’s probably a ton of things people miss at the moment. After my dream, I asked the question in a forum and others mentioned things

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Lost and found: how to (re-)build trust

Think about the last few years – as well as what’s been happening recently with the pandemic, political events, connections to others… Do you think you trust as much as you did 5, 10, 15 years ago? For my part I have to say: I don’t think so. More than asking: What happened? I’d like to look at: Why are our lives better with trust? What can be done to (re)build trust? How do you put the right seeds into the soil? And how do you need to take care of those seeds to let

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Happiness Habits

Today, I have a question for you:What does it mean to you to be happy? What are the things that impact your happiness? Are you happy right now, in this moment?Over the last decade or so there has been tons of attempts to explain what makes people happy.And even though, there has been some understanding of what goes into the mix of a happy, content life – single individual perspectives on happiness differ quite a bit. You can easily check this for yourself and try and find a satisfying definition of happiness online. Let me assure

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