News! Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality. ‘What does this have to do with personal branding?’, you might ask. Well, the answer is easy. Today, everything is moving so fast that the time it takes to lay down a solid foundation on which we build our personal brand, business etc., … Continue reading SAND & STONE (My Personal Take On Personal Branding)
It’s true to say that everything I learned about leadership and human development in theory, I first experienced through dance. I started my dance career as a young boy at the age of 13. It was the one thing where I channeled all my energy. It has heavily effected my grades in school but let’s … Continue reading FIT TO LEAD. THE ABILITY TO DANCE LIKE LEADERS DO.
You already know all the motivational shit, so there is no point in going “ra ra you can do this” on you. Everybody’s trying to motivate you, to inspire you or even worse - to make you fix all your shortcomings by paying lots of money. Screw your shortcomings. You don't need to be perfect … Continue reading SCREW MOTIVATION! IF YOU WANT SOMETHING, GO AND GET IT!
In a world of constant change and innovation we are faced with the challenge to not only overcome and master this inner-voice that keeps us stuck at our comfort-zone but also to successfully adapt to unpredictable circumstances. Besides that we are also required to build relationships with work colleges, team mates, our bosses or employees … Continue reading THE TOP 7 CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESS AT GOOGLE ARE NOT WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT!
I am aware of the fact, that this blog post has a very different vibe than all the others I have written so far - but it might also be the most inspiring. Your life is not defined by your weaknesses Look guys and gals out there, this is real: For the last year I … Continue reading LIFE IS HARD. SO WHAT? WHAT’S NEXT? LEARN TO FAIL AND START YOUR BEST LIFE NOW!
No one escaped the Darkness alive. The Darkness had come. An evil scourge that sucked the life out of everything, leaving entire cities, countries and continents dead in its wake. Only one city remained, the last bastion of humanity in a lifeless, grey world. Encora. Encora was once a magnificent place, filled with brilliant light. … Continue reading FADING DARKNESS (SYNOPSIS)
I finally received my Newfield Asia Certified Coach credential (NCC™). What a crazy journey it has been. With all the challenging moments along the way like moving from Germany to Singapore, getting engaged to the love of my life, losing my job in Singapore, postponing the wedding indefinite, not fulfilling the expectations of family, friends and … Continue reading DON’T FORGET THOSE WHO BROUGHT YOU TO THE DANCE!
The other day, I was delivering a personal development / leadership training for a group of A-level students. At the end of the training, I asked them to rate their level of participation in the training. They rated themselves a three out of ten. They could have participated as a ten but well, they didn't. … Continue reading STOP BEING A VICTIM AND START TAKING RESPONSIBILITY!
I stumbled upon a LinkedIn post in which someone wrote about our resistance towards change, and he referenced the "New Coke" disaster. I actually didn't know what the "New Coke" thing was about, so being born in 1987, I did what every good Millennial would do - I Googled it. 🙂 32 years ago, Coca-Cola … Continue reading BEING TEACHABLE VS. BEING RIGHT
I'm reminded about the fact that I'm able to stand tall and keep going because I've developed the ability to cope with falling, again and again. Not only that; I’ve learnt to pick myself up after each fall and run even faster, jump even higher. In essence, I’m practicing resilience. Intentional resilience. This means I … Continue reading FAIL AND FAIL AGAIN, UNTIL YOU FALL INTO GREATNESS!