How often are you checking your phone during the day?
Are you checking it when you are with someone, too?
Recently I went
It was great! I paid more attention to my
Even if knew that I was without my phone, it happened a few times my hand went into my pocket.
What a crazy habit. A prison.
You don't need to be available all
Imagine you are in nature walking, thinking about your ideas, plans AND then you get a text or Facebook notification, it takes you totally away from being in the moment.
I love WhatsApp and Facebook, but I don't want to be chained to it 24 hours!
It does more harm than good.
Try it, if you can, to switch the phone off for a few hours.
We all know for our health it is best to let go.
Let go of the past.
Let go of "what might have been"
Let go of people who don't enrich our life and slow us down.
Let go of emotions.
How to let go?
I do it like that:
In the night when I do my daily walks, there is a place where is dark and you can see the stars very clear.
That is my "Happy Place". Only positivity allowed.
There I talk to the person I want to let go.
That person is not there. But I talk out loud, as if that person would be there.
Then I talk about what I am grateful for, the good and bad experiences.
I am happy and grateful for having met that person.
I wish from my heart all the best for that person.
That's it. This is how I let go.
There are no more bad feelings. No questions & no answers.
I let go.
A chapter closed.
And in the case if I remember that person one day:
I say quietly in my mind "Thank You".
And that person disappears.
„Regretting time is even more wasted time" says the tattoo on Diana's leg.
Regret is not helping us.
Our life experiences shape us, good and bad.
We learn. And we avoid repeating same bad experiences.
One day I was tortured with regrets about my life.
Then asked myself: "Are you happy with your life and who you are?" – YES!
So, I made the right decisions.
Regretting things, you have NOT DONE is even worse.
So, DO & take ACTION, collect more experiences (good & bad) and take risks, so your future self does not regret anything.
How do you deal with negativity, jealousy, criticism, insults and accusations of people?
If someone wants to give you a present and you kindly don't accept it - what happens to the present?
The present stays with that person.
Words have energy. The whole universe is full of energy.
If you don't react the energy stays with that person.
Like a mirror. Which bounces back the light.
You don't have to react, answer, explain or defend yourself.
Stay positive, be aware and guard yourself of negativity!
Kids don't have shame. They scream, dance and show their feelings.
They connect easily with other kids. They say what they desire.
They are impulsive and playful.
We adults have shame, act serious and hide our feelings.
We struggle to make new connections. We don't talk about our desires.
We are very analytical and overly protective.
We learned it.
But we can un-learn it!
Kids learn from adults. Can't adults learn from kids?
How would the world look like if the adults would be more like kids?
I used to have many dreams. Not anymore!
Dreams are fiction and for the night.
I used to dream to do sensual artistic photos.
But it was just a dream. What I did do to make it happen?
I decided to have PLANS instead of dreams.
Plans are real.
So I started to tell my friends about my plans.
And everything changed.
Dreams for the night.
Plans for the day.
What is confidence?
Is it to be always strong from the inside and outside?
The word "confidence" means "to trust"
To trust in oneself!
To take a step into the unknown. To take a risk.
To trust, no matter what happens, I can handle it.
That is confidence. To trust yourself.
How much do you trust yourself?
How do you think about LUCK?
I used to think, LUCK is something just happens - I have no control.
Today I realized: LUCK depends on YOU!
This golden pillow with it's reflections inspired to pull out my camera.
DESIRE: I wanted to take a creative photo which will make me happy
PLANNING: Where I can take a photo now in my house?
OPPORTUNITY: I found a good location with perfect light conditions
ACTION: I throw the dice many many times
PATIENCE: It took me many attempts to get the right shot
ALL those things made LUCK happen!
You have to desire, plan, find an opportunity, take action and be patient.
LUCK will come to YOU!
You can have anything you want.
You can have more and more of anything you want.
But there is one thing you can't have more of: TIME.
This picture was taken a long time ago.
In the beginning of my journey as a photographer.
Wow, time moves very fast. We don't notice, maybe because we don't want to think about our limitations?
I want to make myself aware that my time is less each day.
It sounds sad, but it will force me to be aware not to waste time.
And use it the best way possible, the most valuable, irreplaceable thing called TIME.
We all have them. Some more some less.
We protect ourselves from being hurt.
We hide our weakness, hide our fears. We hide our feelings.
BUT WE ALL have weakness, fears and feelings. WE ALL DO!
I noticed if I put down my walls, the other person is putting their walls down as well.
And that is beautiful.
We are strong by being vulnerable by choice.
Of course, it can happen that we get hurt.
But pain is only temporarily. And it is worth it.
Because walls keep away not only the bad things but also keep away the good things.
Lower your walls and people around you will do the same.
And that is beautiful!
"Every photograph someone takes is also a type of self-portrait reflecting them, because each contains information about the person who made it. Its visual contents metaphorically represent what was important enough to the photographer's eyes at that moment that they chose to freeze it permanently. Even though they may well not be in that picture themselves, every step of choosing where, when, who, how, and why to take any photograph says as much about its creator as it does about the subject matter being recorded on film."
"I am too old. It's too late"
Many people say that!
If you believe that, ok. Keep everything as it is. Everything is ok in your life? Then keep on believing it.
If you need some motivation! Be open to the story of "Ray Croc".
He was a sales man most of his life. Average, not very successful.
Until the age of 62, where he met two brothers of a family owned restaurant.
He saw a lot of potential in that business. Roc helped to improve the restaurant with his ideas.
The restaurant got more successful day by day!
Roc wanted to expand and be bigger. But the brothers weren't so enthusiastic about progress.
So Roc Croc went his own way and became the founder of the multibillion company Mc Donald's!
He started to build one of the biggest empires with 62! With almost no money.
It's never too late.
There is also a movie about his story.
If you really interested to improve your life, you will find the name of the movie.
And in the end of the movie, he tells his secret. It's one word.
We all experience it in our personal and business life. Feels bad, right?
It doesn't need to feel bad! IF you change your perception.
When I was living in Los Angeles to study acting, I walked everyday to my school.
On the way there were always homeless people asking me for money.
In the US you can pay everywhere with your card, so I didn't take any cash with me.
When they asked me - I offered them one of my fruits: a banana. Many times.
They said: "NO!" all the time. Some even looked at me angry.
What's wrong with my banana?
A banana is notorious (vitamins & minerals) and makes happy (Tryptophan).
Look at the monkeys how happpy they are!
Should I feel bad if a hungry and unhappy man doesn't want a soloution?
It's the same with other things in life where we experience rejection.
Should we feel bad?
We all have something to offer.
If many don't want your banana, someone will!
Sometimes a homeless accepted the banana with gratiude.
And even if NOBODY wants your banana: Then just enjoy it all by yourself.
If your business idea requieres to distribute bananas, then go where bananas are needed and appreciated.
And if you can't go there, then you have to adapt and give away beer.
Either case, don't feel bad about rejection.
It's not personal.
The rejection says more about the one who rejects, than the one who is rejected.
When you have plans, there are many obstacles which slow you down.
Sometimes you stand still or even the circumstances push you back.
BUT every step forward and closer to your goal feels great and gives energy to keep on fighting.
You can achieve anything what you want.
The secret is to believing in it and never even think about giving up.
Many people give up even close to their goal. NO!
Each step forward closer to your goal is a SUCCESS!
"Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must - just never give up."