From South Africa's wilderness
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.
The Venezuelan way
4 Min. Venezuela, last month: The last two days of the path to the top of the table mountain Roraima is a sweaty grind: Steep, slippery, windy, and full of loose, sharp-edged rocks and mossy roots. This man, Jaime, doesn’t let on.
4 Min. One of the most fascinating places in Venezuela is this huge waterfall, which you can admire from behind. And then there was something else that amazed me.
3-min clip about Wim Hof workshop in Poland
< 1 Min. I am very happy that my YouTube video about my Poland Ice Transformation has now been viewed over 100 000 times! 2 hours of shirtless mountain hiking in shorts – with a wind chill down to -19 degrees?! Together with 60 people from all over the world I learned incredible breathing techniques, ice baths and other great tools.
On the 20th anniversary of his death
4 Min. Thor Heyerdahl, one of the most important explorers, discoverers and adventurers of the 20th century died 20 years ago today. What can you learn from Thor Heyerdahl as an entrepreneur, startup founder, manager, or ambitious human being? From my perspective, there are four main things. Get inspired!
Filming in Berlin
2 Min. Yesterday a TV crew from WDR interviewed my family about our world travels – and what we learned from them. The feature will be broadcast in the series ‘Familie ist …?’ on 9 June 2022 at 10:15 p.m. on WDR and is already available in the ARD media library and on YouTube.
2 Min. When I tackle a new project and doubt or hesitate, which is often, I repeat this phrase: “Not easy, but humanly possible, so doable.” Like here with a desensitization with a tarantula.
2 Min. Fear knocked. Faith opened. No one was there. I totally love this proverb! So true. Have an amazing day!
Obituary on the second anniversary of his death
3 Min. You will always remain alive in us. For me, you were and are the hero of my life. You have shown us what a little boy from Bielefeld can achieve in wild capers: A weeklong marathon march with insect meals, crossing the Atlantic in a pedal boat, or simply using an entire jungle as an escape room – always for a great cause, always for others.
2 Min. Everything starts with a thought. Here’s one: Why not rethink ANGST? And how, pray tell? Let’s start by breaking down ANGST, in this case the word, and then put it together with new, empowering terms – so that a new meaning emerges.
2 Min. “Formal education will provide you with a living. Personal development will give you a fortune.” – based on a quote by Jim Rohn
Not easy, but useful: Accept what is
2 Min. It happened this week – and I’d like to share it. Maybe it’s of value to you. I am only writing this because the person concerned replied: “Pretty good advice, it actually helped me.” (Note: I apply ‘xxx’ for anonymisation reasons)