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19. Sep, 2019

Picture of John Strelecky taken during his keynote speech today, 

As already announced earlier, today was the day of my visit at the Zukunft Personal 2019 in Cologne It is always good to gather some cross-functional knowledge and to go outside your comfort zone. And to see John Strelecky in person was even more motivation, because I like his book The Big Five for Life a lot.

Let's start with some interesting links of companies I have seen today, before I cover the two keynote speeches:

Laura Decker, a girl - a dream, started in 2012 a solo sail around the world at the age of 14

  • A quick summary of her story, well covered
  • During her 366 days alone she had a lot of time to write and think about every experience, what is much better than normal, when you just go on to the next activity
  • "The harder it is to realize a dream, the more rewarding it is afterwards"
  • Nature
    • You are really out there in the nature and see, what we are doing to it
    • There is no point in fighting nature as it is much stronger, work together with it
    • Storm is better than calm weather --> learn more, make progress, more happening, better for mentality
    • Get your fear under control, there is no room for mistakes on a sail boat
  • Different cultures
    • A family she met had only a roof, food and water and nothing else. They do not need more
    • "The gift of giving is gone, when you get something back directly"
  • Next plans
    • She started her life after the world travel was finished
    • Laura initiated the World Sailing Foundation, to get kids on a boat and let them learn life lessons during long distance sailing, stuff they do not learn in schools
    • She is currently looking for sponsors

John Strelecky, If nothing changes, NOTHING CHANGES

  • Big Five for Life (BFFL)
    • Check my take on it after reading the book in June 2018
    • What is on your list?
    • It is easier to help others, than to ask for help. Helping makes us feel good. We are selfish, when we are not asking for help!!
    • Find the people WHO did already do, what you want to do for your BFFL?
    • Dedicate one hour per day for your BFFL
    • When you achieved one of your BFFL, take it off the list and add a new one
  • During your next introduction small talk, don't ask what are you doing, ask can you help me with finding my BFFL?
  • Have the courage to live your life and fill your museum (your life summary)
  • Focus on the ONE moment, you will never please 100%. As a good example the following video was shown - (FLASH MOB Oprah vs. Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling Chicago)
  • And another example proofing that your dream can become reality - (Where the Hell is Matt? 2008)
  • Purpose for Existing (PFE), you are here for a reason, find it out!
  • Avoid the HOW disease, find your 3 WHOs - don't ask HOW do I get there, ask WHO can help me to get there?

“Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now?” ― John P. Strelecky


18. Sep, 2019

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More Infographics: How to develop resilience

Resilience, Growth Mindset and Mindfulness

"Resilience can go an awful long way". -- Eddie the Eagle

17. Sep, 2019

As an example let's start with fun and happiness:

Want to be less distracted? Try this: Find the fun in tedious tasks


Eleven Habits of Supremely Happy People

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. -- Groucho Marx, American - Comedian October 2, 1890 - August 19, 1977, 

Some videos to close for today:

P.S.: Leadership prosper good Managers not Micromanagers for future 


16. Sep, 2019

I could not find a real source for the picture and if the text does make any biological sense, but I like the story line 😉. It was once shared on Facebook, but as I stopped to support this environment on 26-Mar-18, this is not a valid reference for me anymore.

With respect to growth perspective, The Deloitte Global Millennial Survey 2019 will deliver some good insights, 


Leadership is not about you; it's about investing in the growth of others. -- Ken Blanchard, American - Businessman Born: May 6, 1939, 


15. Sep, 2019

Well done, we passed another milestone and I have a winner for the price already 👍. And you did beat the reader per week record from last week with 3,389 this time. An unbelievable number, when you break it down to hours and minutes. It is 20 readers per hour, one reader every 3 minutes. When you guys proceed with this speed, we will easily pass the 200k milestone before the year end (by the way in the same year when you did pass the 100k milestone).

"The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed." -- Eminem 

Just coming back from Valkenburg in the Netherlands, from a short weekend trip A lot of celebrations going on this weekend. On Friday the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the city during World War II. On a parking lot in the city center and right in front of our hotel you could see a lot of army trucks and jeeps, soldiers in the original uniform and the music from 75 years ago.

What brought up an interesting discussion about anniversaries and why people are sticking to it? Not only for liberation, but also for anniversaries related to marriage, staying in a job or company, leaving school/university, a club membership, etc. Why are people celebrating these topics every year again? Is it just sentimentality? For the 75 years liberation there might be only a few people still alive, who have been part of it? Are they still celebrating or only their children and grandchildern out of good memory or respect?

The same with e.g. a 25 year job anniversary. Some will say great and respect, others will say you missed the point to leave and take a much better job 10 to 15 years ago. It is just a matter of your perspective and personality. An Indian colleague of mine is always telling the story about The Five Monkeys Experiment, what is somehow related to it 😉:

On Saturday there was an open air concert on the same parking lot and still in front of our hotel, with Bon Jovi, Cold Play, Helene Fischer and Abba. All bands did stay in our hotel and we could see them before their gig and at the breakfast this morning. Are you kidding me? A little bit, because it was all Cover Bands, but really great and by just hearing the music you could not really make a difference. Two bands did come from Italy, one from Germany and one from the UK -

Next week I am looking forward to Zukunft Personal 2019 in Cologne on Thursday, Have a great week and keep reading my BLOG 🙂👍, very much appreciated.

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." — Coco Chanel, born August 19, 1883, Saumur, France—died January 10, 1971, Paris,