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REGRET

„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.

DON'T ACCEPT IT

How do you deal with negativity, jealousy, criticism, insults and accusations of people?

Imagine:

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!

"I wasn't really naked. I simply didn't have any clothes on."

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.

why?

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?

NO MORE DREAMS

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?
Nothing.
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.

CONFIDENCE

What is confidence?

Is it to be always strong from the inside and outside?

NO!

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?

LUCK

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.
AND
LUCK will come to YOU!

GOOD LUCK!

TIME

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.

WALLS

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!

PHOTOGRAPHER

"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."

PERSPECTIVE

"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."

We see with our eyes, yes.
Looking at the same thing, everybody sees and feels something different.
People take vitamins and get glasses, to see better.
Taking care of your eyes makes you see things sharper, in focus.
Does it help you to "see more" and to see things differetnly? No!
The eyes are a tool, but you see with your brain and imagination!
We can train the imagaination! How? Look at the kids, they show you how.
That's not so difficult.
The hard part is to look at things, people and yourself with a different perspective.
We have to have courage and awareness to leave behind our old picture of things, people and ourself.
And create a new picture!

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

WALKING AWAY

First leaves are falling from the trees.
Down they go, the hot degrees.
Summer is slowly walking away.
But the memories stay.
It was a fantastic time.
I'm done with the rhyme.

Thank you very much sun!
See you soon for more fun!

TOO LATE!

"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.
BUT
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.

Inspirational.
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.​

REJECTION

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?
Nothing!
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?
No way!
It's the same with other things in life where we experience rejection.
Should we feel bad?
No!
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.

Bon Appetit!

STEP

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."

DO YOU LIKE THE RAIN?

When I used to live in Europe, I did not like it so much.

Because there is more rain and grey than sun and blue skies.
Living away in countries with a lot of sun and little rain:
NOW I love the rain.

The rain never changed, but I did.

"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."

SCREAM!

Let it all out!

Life is not easy, for non of us.
Even if we can face difficulties with a smile - some negativity comes in our system.
Today I was walking with my dad in nature.
We were talking about one of my projects.
I released all my negative emotions.
It feels great! People usually have problems expressing their anger or happiness.
But you should try it! Not just talking about something.
Really expressing how you feel.
Afterwards, you are fresh and positive again.
And maybe you find solutions for the problems, like I did.

LET IT ALL OUT!

With a friend or even alone in a car (with loud music) or in a forest.

SUPERPOWERS

We all have superpowers!
Do you know those moments, where you FEEL that someone is looking at you?
AND
Then you turn and it's true! You see that a person was looking at you intensly.

I saw that woman deep in though writing in her notebook.
She could not see me. The distance was more than 10 meters.
She could not hear me. She was listening to music.
BUT
She looked up and directly in my direction.
I was very focused on her.
She felt it!

It's fascinating. There is so much happening around us.
We have to be open and look for it!
With my camera I am more open to those things.
It's intense when you walk around for hours looking for good photo opportunities.


REALTY IS INTENSE!

HANDS

Hands are fascinating!

Everything you see (except nature) is made by hands!
You can do good or bad things with your hand.
The decision is made in your brain/mind.
But the hand follows your decision.
It's crazy. All is connected to the hands.
Signing a contract, getting known to someone (shaking hands), writing "I love you".
The hand is the greatest tool!
In the past, now and in the future.
If you are touched by a hand it can feel good.
OR.
It can feel bad, if the owner of the hand has the intention to hurt you.
You can write someone a compliment or put someone down.

It's in your hands.

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EXCITING

We fly around the sun super fast!
108000 kilometers per hour! WOW!
That's 30km in one second.
83 times faster than the speed of sound.
42 times faster than a bullet from an AK-47.
WOW!
We are travelling on a high speed spaceship through space!
Good, that we don't feel it.
But we can notice it!
Today while taking pictures in the morning, I notice how fast the shadow moved.
Within a few minutes I could see a big difference!

There are so many crazy beautiful things around us we don't notice.
But when we do, like I in the morning, it's:
EXCITING!

PS:
Acutally we are even faster going through space!
The sun is moving through space, too! And we are following.
Plus, the galaxy we are in is moving, too.
A lot of motion!
And we are sitting on the sofa...

LUNAR ECLIPSE

Right now there is a lunar eclipse happening in Europe.
It's exciting. What a feeling! So strange.
BUT.
For pictures: boring.
The next day you see all over the internet a photo of a red moon.
They look all the same, mostly.
So.. I made my own version of the eclipse.