Inspiration

Before The Flood - DiCaprio conveys a meaningful message

Before The Flood - DiCaprio conveys a meaningful message

"Reality has a way of hitting you in the nose, if you don't pay attention..." It's a quote that Barack Obama says to DiCaprio in the clip above and it couldn't be more on point.

I'am not the greatest activist on earth but I would never deny that we as humans do a lot that harms our planet. I always think of Agent Smith's quote from The Matrix :"Human beings are a disease". And I'd say yes, we are a disease to this planet in the sense that we destroy it more than we help it to flourish. So the message of climate change is to really take it serious and even if we can't phatom the implications (might they be 50, 500 or 5000 years in the future) they will hit us in the nose.

The Teachings Of "The Alchemist"

The Teachings Of "The Alchemist"

In modern terms I think that it comes down to preparation and observation. Everything comes down to filters. Did you ever notice that after you bought something new, a red car or a white phone, suddenly you see so much more people driving red cars or using white phones? You ask yourself, how is this possible? Well, your brain has a new filter and now you are primed on those things, it pretty amazing.

The Benefits Of My Caffeine-Detox

The Benefits Of My Caffeine-Detox

It's Monday morning, the best thing for many people is the first sip of hot coffee when they start their week. I've been a part of this cult for more than a decade. A short trip to Colombia this year didn't help my "addiction". But for more then two weeks I've been abstinent from the black goodness and I recommend that you should at least try it too, to get to know what your body actually feels like in its natural state. 

It's Never The Right Time!

It's Never The Right Time!

Well, however it might be, the one thing that came to mind this week was that sometimes I won't do something unless the time is right. Go for a walk, yes but it is cold, maybe it will be warmer later on? I should do the laundry, but I wanted to go shopping, maybe do laundry later? I really gotta push this project forward, but there are 20 new emails I have to tend to...

Three Books For You To Read This Weekend

Three Books For You To Read This Weekend

The following three books are just a short and random recommendation. I've been reading a lot in the past months but some books stick more than others. In addition, they are very easy to pick up, to think about, to laugh and to reflect on. So nothing too heavy.

On How To Be An Autodidact - 5 Cornerstones

On How To Be An Autodidact - 5 Cornerstones

Learning something new and trying to teach it yourself takes time and effort, it's a marathon and not a sprint. Usually I set a date of 10 days in a row to test my determination and applicability in my daily routines. If something does not fit in or simply lost my interest in that period, I won't continue. If I can keep it, I'll integrate it. Don't get me wrong, when you want something badly but stop after three days, that doesn't mean you should give up, but sometimes there are things that you'd like to accomplish but somehow it just won't land or you are just not ready for it. So determination in itself is the test.

5 Life Hacks On How To Make 2016 Your Year

5 Life Hacks On How To Make 2016 Your Year

In December I wrote about my opinion on new year's resolutions and I stand by it. That also means, that to trigger action, you need motivation and a goal. Your set goals shouldn't be all about "this year I will be..." or "in the next 12 months....". It's important to have smart successes on the way, so think about goals within closer range "by the end of January I want to have done...", "in my first week of work in 2016 I want to accomplish...". Setting short term goals will keep you motivated and give you a chance of early milestones that will help setting you on the right track for 2016.

Inspiration Can Hit You Anytime - Be Ready For It!

Inspiration Can Hit You Anytime - Be Ready For It!

Inspiration is one of those things that cannot be controlled. The same comes with creativity, sometimes you just need that spark that get's you going, that will ultimately help you to solve a problem.

Unfortunately you can't just buy inspiration in a can and be done with it. The problem is that it will hit you most likely when you are not ready for it.