When positive thinking doesn't cut it

When positive thinking doesn't cut it

Can you relate? You practice mindfulness, your thoughts are positive, and you generally have confident expectations. But then so many bad things happen in your life, that the good advice that worked for so long just sounds cynical. “Be in the moment, in the NOW”, doesn’t work, because without considering painful memories or worrying about […]

Why trust is the best illusion of control

The illusion of control is an irrational thought because we never really have control.
"Radical acceptance rests on letting go of the illusion of control and a willingness to notice and accept things as they are right now, without judging." ~ Marsha M. Linehan

Thirteen 1-Minute Life Hacks will change your life

These simple 1-minute hacks will change your life.

Can you relate? Sometimes life feels like an endless loop, similar to the movie groundhog day. The same routine every day, week in, week out.
Your life isn’t bad, it’s ok.Your stuck in your habits and you think to yourself: Just ok is not good enough. I want out of this loop and live a glorious life!

Ode to an underrated trait: Self-Will

On self-will, stubbornness and being opinionated Self-will and being opinionated are brothers in a way. Recently, I saw a post by a thought leader I respect very much. It spoke against being opinionated and implied that opinionated people might be inflexible and closed-minded. Unable to listen. Unwilling to change. It was the first time I […]

8 Hacks For More Confidence

Confidence is self-trust. How far we trust ourselves decides about our results. A former trainer of mine, Lester Karrass, famously said: "In business and in life - you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate." The less faith you have in yourself, the weaker will you negotiate. You will settle for little. […]

Dealing With Toxic People - Plan A and B

Remove toxic people from your life? It's easy, right? If you spot a toxic person, you avoid them. That is Plan A. If only it were that easy … How can we tell a negative person from a destructive one? And what if they are our employees, family members, bosses, or even our spouses? Why […]

Conditional Love: I Can´t Say No

The inability to say “no” or handle negative feedback are often the result of conditional love. What is conditional love Someone who is very close to you, like your life partner or parents, keeps giving you the feeling that you have to behave in a certain way or achieve certain results to deserve to be […]

What you should know to eliminate problems

We all have one. You have one. I have one. Even my pet bunny has one. I am talking about: The Basic Motive To know your basic motive can be like finding the holy grail. It's the epiphany. Enlightenment. Because it makes you understand your key driver. What motivates you, what inspires you and makes […]

Fear of Change - 5 Life Hacks

Pledge against Living as Johnny Average Often we would rather accept to be unhappy than making changes that can lead to a better life for us. Time and time again, we can see that people only change when they have no alternatives left. When their back is against the wall. But before that came a […]

Ending Self-Sabotage

The art of being your worst enemy Self-limiting beliefs lead to self-sabotage As always in life, the number one success killer is fear. What are the most common reasons for self-sabotage? Lack of feeling of self-worth Past hurt (Emotional Intelligence) Fear of success Fear of failure Self-sabotaging behavior like eating an unhealthy diet, not pursuing our […]