3 Min. Maybe you have experienced this too. Whenever you have to overcome yourself to do something unpleasant… and then actually do it… and then realise that yes, you are still alive – ok, maybe with a few scrapes or with a few laughs because you failed – then you have learned something and moved on a bit.
Learn how to use this hidden superpower
3 Min. You have it. You hate it. You try to avoid it at all costs. It’s fear. Wait a moment, please. Don’t just click away. You might think: ‘Oh no, not now, not with me.’ That’s totally ok – that’s just your well-programmed reaction. But you do not learn anything. You just nurture your fear – instead of dissolving it – and becoming a better person. Allow me a few minutes to explain along 3 points: How can you use fear as an almost inexhaustible source of power.
Of means goals and life goals
Can you make a living from it?
2 Min. “Can you make a living from it?”
I get this question more often when it comes to my travels and publications (like this one).
“I don’t want to live without it.”
… I then answer.
Black Friday gift
My best investment advice for life
2 Min. Here’s nothing less than my best investment advice for life. No scam, click bait, I mean it. It’s not shares, funds, real estate, valuables, crypto, NFTs etc.
Food for thought
Adventure is the salt in your life-soup
2 Min. Adventure is like salt in the soup of life. It adds flavour.
Panelist at the TRILUX Roundtable on Human Performance
3 Min. To be there when history is being made. Today I had this opportunity as a panelist at the first hybrid roundtable of the lighting industry in the Metaverse and simultaneously in the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg.
Interview with volcanologist
“At some point La Réunion will disappear”
5 Min. During my trip to La Réunion, I spoke with Philippe Kowalski, the deputy director of the volcano observatory at Piton de la Fournaise.
“Fear is not an enemy. Fear is a mentor.”
Talk at Leaders Network in Hamburg
3 Min. Intense conversations, appreciative exchange, stimulating ideas – these were the hallmarks of the evening at Leaders Network, which I kicked off with my keynote address ‘Into the Unknown’.
Luzzone Dam, Switzerland
Climbing the highest artificial route in the world
2 Min. Today, I climbed on the highest artificial climbing wall in the world: Luzzone Dam, Switzerland: 165 meters.
Looking beyond the horizon
What’s better than courage?
2 Min. Courage is good. No question about it. But I believe there is something even better than courage.
The brown lagoon – a bath outside the comfort zone
4 Min. I have to admit, I’m a bit apprehensive about this upcoming bath. But it turns out to be just the right dose: an exciting tingle, outside my comfort zone, yet far enough away from panic territory.
From South Africa's wilderness
Two lessons for life
8 Min. Suddenly I realized: I am in the habitat of lions, elephants, and buffalos. For three days. On foot. That was one of the most mesmerizing experiences I’ve had ever been on. Here are my two most important learnings.