"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."
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.
We all have superpowers!
Do you know those moments, where you FEEL that someone is looking at you?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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:
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...
After finishing editing the photo I looked at it and thought:
"What quote can I find - which fits to the picture?"
No quote today. One thought came up:
IF water can be (and look) so amazing,
Then we can be (and look) even more amazing!
But we forgot how amazing each one of us is.
Being a human, having emotions and being creative. This is crazy!
WE are amazing!
Not necessary to be modest.
WE are amazing!
Do you see the face in the picture?
Life is smiling at you!
Every time I go out with my camera, I am very aware of my surroundings.
It's intense how strong I am in the moment while looking for motives.
Most people in the city are either on their phone or smoking.
What caught my attention recently: How loving mothers are with their kids. WOW.
So much love. It got me thinking. Kids experience unconditional love.
The mum loves her kid without conditions. This is real love.
That is what is lacking in this world and one big reason relationships fall apart.
In general it is "love" with conditions. I wouldn't even call it love.
I call it "I love how you make me feel". "If I don't get this feeling, I withdraw my "love" to you."
This is not love, this is a game, manipulation.
I know it is hard to love, even though the other person maybe is difficult or causes you pain. It is hard.
That's why I admire mothers: they love unconditionally and would give their life for their kid.
Big respect and thank you, to all the mothers in the world!
You are the source of unconditional love and we all can learn from you.
"Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity."
Ingredients making this photo:
Preparation: charged batteries, time & belief that I will take useful photos.
Patience: staying with an object, looking at it from different angles & waiting for something to happen.
Luck: the perfect model (without hair) came into the frame.
Photography taught me much about life.
With preparation, patience and believing in success, I can get where I want to be.
Also LUCK plays often a part.
But for luck to come to you - you need to prepare, create a way and leave the door open!
Those little sparrows are very afraid.
As soon somebody comes closer, they fly away.
Imagine you have to eat while fearing for your life.
But they keep coming back again and again.
Because the desire to eat is bigger than the feeling of fear.
That applies also to humans!
The feeling of fear will never go away.
No logic, no knowledge can fight that feeling.
Only one thing can overcome fear: DESIRE.
If you desire something really bad, no feeling of fear will stop you.
When you next time face fear:
Know what you desire, know that NOW is the opportunity & have strong images in your mind of what you can & will get.
With those images and thoughts, fear won't stop you!
Which pilot is flying your plane?
The pilot of FEAR or the pilot of DESIRE?
Next time when you go to downtown of your city: switch off your phone!
"WHAT????? Are you crazy? No phone?"
Horrible thought, right?
Try it, just 20 minutes. Can you do that?
And observe. How many people are on their phones?
F...ing everybody! Slavery does still exists.
Far from being present and enjoying the moment.
What a waste of valuable life time. WASTE!
And it already starts in the morning.
First thing people do when they are slowly waking up: phone.
What is the last thing people do before falling asleep?
Of course a phone is a necessary tool and it is great for communication.
But all day - from start to finish?
You know what inspired me to write that article?
I went through my photos I shot in Zurich, Switzerland.
ALMOST in all of them people where on their phone!
I am one of the zombies, too.
If I am not with my camera, I am a zombie, too.
I am human being not a zombie.
I want to experience the present.
You know how.
That woman from behind looked to me, like she is 25.
After I took the picture I saw that she is almost double.
Within one second from 25 to 50 years!
And that's how life is. It doesn't sound good.
Surely we don't want to hear that!
BUT it is good to be aware of that fact - so we are aware how we spend our valuable time.
Time is very valuable! More than anything!
You can have more and more of all things you desire, but you can't have more time.
We all live in a prison. The prison of our mind.
Our mind is "protecting" us from harm.
But it is ridiculous.
What harm is there to dance on the street? Singing in a train full of people?
Giving that pretty stranger a smile?
Dear mind, what is the danger?
"You could be seen as a fool and get rejected"
It is worse to be in a prison!
Outside of the prision is the action.
Dear mind, I know you have good intentions, but you are not helping me!
You are hurting me, keeping me locked up.
Your voice will never stop.
But in future if I want to leave my comfort zone, I will count 5-4-3-2-1!
And step out of my comfort zone (prison)!
I won't listen anymore to your voice.
You have no power to keep me away from being FREE.