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Panta Rhei – everything flows.

This famous quote by Greek philosopher Heraclitus – has been one of my life's main mottoes for many, many years and one that has served me well especially during very hard and challenging times. Heraclitus, who lived around 500 BC, realized that nothing ever remained the same and everything was in a permanent state of change, while observing the seemingly constant and steady flow of a local stream in his hometown of Ephesus in Ancient Greece.

Panta Rhei – everything flows.

In the summer of 2007 my life seemed on the ever permanent up and up – my travel company was put on Entrepreneur magazine's list of the “500 Fastest Growing Companies” in the US. I had a girl I wanted to get married to and have kids with, a house and two dogs that brought me joy simply by being dogs.

Panta Rhei – everything flows.

In the summer of 2009 my life was about to be turned inside out and upside down – my travel company had become insolvent, forcing me, as the owner and guarantor of my business, to file for personal bankruptcy. The girl I thought I would be getting married to confessed that she didn't want to have any kids after all and that it wasn't really working out between us and I that I should be thinking of moving out – business gone, house gone, girl gone, dogs gone – the life as I had known – gone!

Panta Rhei – everything flows.

My cancer doctor, right before retiring, and we are still in 2009 btw – suggested to have my heart checked out, as studies had shown that heart valves in a number of cancer patients who had radiation therapy got calcified and would eventually need to be replaced. After getting my results back, I was informed that I was amongst those “lucky” ones with a calcified and malfunctioning heart valve which eventually had to be replaced. “But don't worry” my cancer doctor said, when she broke the news to me, the surgery is not that bad, there is worse in life. Little did she know. And as the icing on the cake, my dad decided that this was the perfect time for him to pass away.

Panta Rhei – everything flows.

My mom lives in Vienna. Vienna, Austria that is and not Vienna, Virginia ; )

She is the ultimate mom. She is a mom machine. She was born to be a mom. She is an über-mom and everyone who meets her instantly falls in love with her and wants to have her as their mom. She is a rock in my life and always there for her sons. No matter what the issue; no matter what time of day.

When life threw this major curve ball at me I of course stayed with my mom – after all we had a father to bury. She flooded me with TLC, cooked for me, did my laundry, and even darned my socks and my underwear for me. Given the financial collapse I was facing I had reduced my spending practically to zero – and that included not buying any underwear.

I had plenty to begin with and with a caring mom like that I had nothing to worry about, right?!

Panta Rhei – everything flows.

In the summer of 2011, when things finally started to improve for me again, she fixed one, let's say, well utilized underwear of mine.

When I put on this particular piece of clothing, I realized that in her eagerness to help and support me she literally must have “dismantled” the whole thing to then sow it all back together piece by piece – imagine the amount of love and work put into fixing a bloody underwear – only that when she put it all back together parts of it were turned inside out – so parts of the outer side are now the inner side and vice versa. For example, the little brand label that is usually on the top front side, is now facing my belly as opposed to my pants, if you know what I mean.

Panta Rhei – everything flows.

Now, as we are approaching the summer of 2013, and while my heart valve still is waiting to be replaced, I still miss my dogs, am still not married – although my girlfriend is here tonight visiting me from Europe – I still have no kids, I may proudly say that not only all of my debts have been paid off, I am making more money than ever before in my life – let's say I am earning twice as much as my surgeon brother while only working half as much as he does and with only a quarter of his stress level – and this, I am telling you, is pissing him off on a major scale, to say the least; actually I am on the road to total and complete financial independence – if all works out as envisioned, we should be arriving there within the next couple of years already. What an incredible journey, and were I not the main proponent here, I would have a hard time believing this myself.

Panta Rhei – everything flows.

Rest assured, all of my underwear has been renewed since. As I travel so much, I actually own so many, underwear that is, that I could go for weeks and weeks without ever having to look for a laundromat. But one single item you will still find in my closet. One that gets to travel with me wherever I go. And on the days when I randomly pick it out of my suitcase, that day, becomes a special day of appreciation for me – I think of my mom and everything she has done for me, her love and support throughout my life, no matter what the challenge. That day is the a day where I am consciously aware of the underwear that I am wearing and everything this underwear represents for me – the constant change of life.

Panta Rhei – everything flows.

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I just got back from a week long trip to Iran, a trip I barely dared possible even just up until a few months ago. This trip was not only a journey into my homeland and down memory lane but also a journey that proved (again) to me that what my brain can tangibly conceive and imagine and where I have unshakable faith and trust that things will become reality and ultimately materialize.

You must know that ever since we had to flee Iran after the revolution in 1979 my father engrained in me that it was really dangerous for us to go back due to his former position in the community as well as him being a member of the Baha'i faith – members of this religion have been persecuted by the mullah regime where tens of thousands of Baha'is have been killed, tortured and imprisoned in the past thirty odd years. And even if I were able to visit Iran it would be IMPOSSIBLE to do anything about the land and properties that my family owned before it all was confiscated and taken away in the aftermath of the revolution. This belief that going to Iran was dangerous and that we would have a snowball's chance in hell to ever get anything back was reinforced by other family members and close Iranian friends whose opinions I trust and accept. So, for many, many years I held back from my desire to visit Iran. Still, deep down, I never gave up the wish and hope to return to Iran for a visit and to claim at least some of the lost land back. I know that when the time is ready, the time is ready. And once the time is ready things fall into place like magic and one is able to overcome hurdles with ease and finesse. And this is exactly what has happened in my case:

Barely a year ago I was contacted by family members that maybe it was possible after all to go back to Iran – at least for a visit, not to mention being able to do something about our confiscated land. Without going too much into detail, within a relatively short period of time, I was able to get my Iranian passport and National ID card, find out which people to contact regarding our properties and befriend people who have the right contacts to make things happen – in a country like Iran nothing happens without the right contacts. To keep a long, long story short, in less than 12 months I was not only able to get all the paperwork done so that I finally could visit Iran again, I was also able to set the wheels in motion for reclaiming our properties back – something I was told a million times to be IMPOSSIBLE to do!! As you can see NOTHING is impossible!!

My tip to you is, if you have a dream and you can picture and envision it then have faith and trust that it will come true, NO matter how many detours you are taking and how many twists and turns pop up in your journey (of life) when the time is right things will unfold with lightening speed. Keep up the faith and work at making your dream come true, even when all there is you can do is to think of your dream and to visualize it.

Here I am in front of the gate of our former house in Kermanshah – the buildings have been demolished – but the property is still here…and who knows what else I am able to accomplish and achieve in the months and years to come…

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Many folks suffer from lack of money. Most of the think that they are simply not making enough of it. Although in my experience I have realized that many of us could overcome their lack of cash by simply managing their current money better by e.g. simply spending less. Many of us are so hooked on consumerism and the need for constant spending that we sometimes do not realize how much money we are senselessly wasting. You can get a pretty fast grip on your cash flow by simply monitoring how much money you are spending and for what by keeping a log. Put together a simple sheet and record every dime you spend for one month – it is important that you are brutally honest with yourself and truly record all expenses, even the very small ones, such as buying a newspaper, a quick snack here and there, going to the movies, etc. After this month you know pretty much very well where your money is going. With this knowledge you can then sit down and determine whether for example you really need all the cable TV channels and all the magazines that you are subscribing to. Do you need to buy a new pair of shoes every month? First start eliminating all the expenses that are senseless but most likely on autopay. Then determine whether, i.e. you must shop at Whole Foods or whether the much more cost effective Trader Joe's would also do? With just a little tweaking you can achieve a hell of a lot of impact on your current money situation.

Parallel to this you can put a $20 bill in your wallet and then whenever you would like to buy something that would cost $20 or less tell yourself that you can indeed afford this but you choose not to do so. Do this exercise for one week. Then put a $50 bill your wallet and repeat the exercise. After one week put a $100 bill in your wallet and do this again. You will be amazed about the impact this little trick has on your awareness of money and what you can afford. Soon enough your mindset will shift from "I cannot afford this" and "I don't have money for that" to "I actually can afford this and that". Where there is money, more money will come – there is a reason for this old saying. Observer the changes in your life and leave comments here and report back to me – I am eagerly awaiting your feedback.

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Last night I had dinner with my friend Peter. Since we had not seen one another in a few months, we quite naturally talked about what was going on in our life. What he shared with me was so fascinating that I simply have to share this with you.

He has been unhappy in his current job for a while, possibly for some two years already. Even though he is very good in his job and highly successful, he realized that there was no upward movement for him possible anymore. He could increase his salary but not his position, at least not in a dramatic way. So a year ago he decided to go back to school and get a degree in business administration, but this is only a side story. He started to think about what it is that he would like to work as, the position, the money, his work environment, etc.

As he was busy with working a more than full time job as well as going to school at nights, he hadn't had the time yet to think about applying for new jobs. Nonetheless he landed his absolute dream job. Now you might ask yourself how this could be possible? Well, he received a phone call from his former boss. a part-owner and member of the board of a large competitor of the company that he currently is working for. At a first glance this does not sound too impressive. Unless of course you knew that Pete had left his former employer almost 10 years ago. And when he worked there he was a rookie in the industry and he only had worked at the company for a little more than a year when he left for the company he currently works for. Peter can claim that he left a big mark in his year with the company as he created a brand new and highly profitable income stream for his former boss before leaving. The reason why he left was for a pretty mundane, he did not get along with his new direct superior. So he left. He had no contact with the part-owner of the company until two years ago, when he contacted him to have a casual chat and of course to also find out whether there was a job for him in the company. Even though the conversation did not lead to a new job, he at least had a great chat reconnecting with his former boss. Two more years go by without any further communication between these two men until Pete receives a call out of the blue with an offer that swept him off his feet: an offer to become a partner in the company. Not right away of course, but gradually he can acquire equity in the company with the option to become an equal partner in the business. Furthermore, after one year of 'apprenticeship' he would become the general manager in the company – a multi-national publishing house – as well as, ultimately, editor-in-chief. Even though Pete feels stressed out and has no clue how he possible can tackle this new challenge in his life, he feels ready to jump into the cold water. One of the amazing parts of this story is that this job basically is the manifestation of his boldest dreams and wished. He literally had been visualizing the coolest job he could possibly think of: part ownership in a large company, complete independent work environment, managing of a large group of people, editor-in-chief. He of course never thought that his former boss would call him with exactly this job/partnership offer but since the current general manager and his entire immediate team were fired on the spot for embezzling money the owners were in a rather precarious situation. After weighing all options they came to a conclusion that a new broom would be the option for the mid to long term future of the company. Even though it meant that short term the company might have to deal with problems due to a 'not so experienced' management team they decided to take their changes with Peter.

May this story encourage you to dream big and believe in yourself. Know that when the time is ready the opportunity will present itself without much effort. Good luck!!

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Given the success of my last blog entry: "Moneyball or the Power of Focusing on what You have Power over!" and all the feedback I have received, I thought I would write a follow-up blog entry giving you a step-by-step guide on how you can create your own "Moneyball success story".

My philosophies and teachings are pretty straight forward and easy – and because they are so simple, I keep saying "it's easy but not simple; and simple but not easy". Why am I using this mantra? Well it seems that people fall off the wagon because they simply cannot believe how simple the process is – so they try to either overcomplicate things by adding steps to or altering the process or simply not getting or believing in it. And then they wonder why it doesn't work. Those who do understand the process and have faith reap tremendous results.

Allow me to outline the process in as clear and straight forward manner as I possibly can to you:

1) Step one: Identify the precise problem – what is the actual challenge, what is the issue at hand? (Believe me, in 99% of the time money, or the lack of it, is not the issue!)

2) Step two: What would be a perfect solution for the problem? Create a solution in your mind. Visualize an ideal picture of how you would want things to be.

3) Step three: Work consistently at it. You have got take steps that take you to your ideal place. Your actions must be congruent with your vision.

4) Step four: Believe that it will happen – you must have unwavering faith that results will show up when the time is ready!

 

For the above steps to work, two statements have to accepted as fundamental laws of the universe:

1) Everything is energy – literally. From bricks to computers, rivers and airplanes to thoughts, emotions, speech, and planet earth. Since everything is energy then that means that everything is oscillating at at specific frequency. Thus, to change something, anything, one only has to change the frequency of bring about almost instantaneous change.

2) We are all connected. Actually, everything and everyone are connected through an invisible net of energy: from humans to nature and the animal kingdom to the universe at large. Precisely because of this connection we have an impact on everyone and everything else and thus can alter the course of our fate.

 

Good luck with creating the best life for yourself ever!

 

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I just watched the movie Moneyball while visiting Sydney. When I saw that a movie about Billy Beane had come out, I simply had to go and watch it. Not because Brad Pitt plays the lead role or because I am a baseball fan – mind you, after so many years in the US, I still do not understand the rules completely – but because I heard about Billy Beane's achievements. Apparently he was able to convert a bottom of the barrel team into one with the most consecutive wins in baseball's history. Quite a remarkable achievement. I know that there is a lot of controversy about whether he really is a genius or even a successful GM or not but I will not get into any of this as this blog entry is not about baseball or sport per se, but rather about shifting of one's paradigm and focusing on what you have control over as opposed to worrying about things that you have no control over – in his case, the bigger budgets and better players of other teams in the franchise.

Since in my life it is all about the Power of our own Thoughts and how we can Change the set of Paradigms we are in, Beane's achievements quite naturally were rather intriguing to me so I wanted to learn more about him. Beane is the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, a baseball team operating without the mega budgets of the big name teams in the league – his team’s budget in 2002 was less than $40 million per year compared to say $140 million of the NY Yankees. With no money to buy championship talent Beane realized he has to look for a different way of doing things. His challenge was how to put together a team that was able to compete with the best of them while staying within the constraints of his low budget.

He had no clue as to how to go about this but he knew what the challenge was and that he had to do things fundamentally differently to how they had operated before.

Dismissing all of his team’s management efforts and suggestions to simply continue with the way they knew best – the old way – he eventually – (I do not believe in luck only in the power of creation!!) – stumbled across Peter Brand, a young economics graduate working in the back office of a big name competing team in the franchise who was convinced that certain sidelined players had a hidden value. It is this hidden value that Beane and Brand went to use to build a winning team.

They shifted the focus of the game from pitching and batting to whether a player was simply able to get to first base, period. This philosophy is called sabermetrics. Without getting too much into detail, this system is able to identify players that get the job done, i.e. make it to base one, irrespective of their other qualities or inadequacies.


He had the vision that this system could beat the big boys, persistently pursued his goal and had the belief that he would get there. I am sure this was not an easy task at all for him – persuading the management and his team to follow his vision and to buy into a model that no one else had tried out before must have been very draining on him. His system didn't work out right away either. Constant changes and some fine tuning throughout the season gradually helped create the team that beat the record for most consecutive wins in the game's history.

Billy is a prime example that even when you are really down and your livelihood and reputation and future are at stake that you can come out as a winner by simply focusing on areas that you have control over. And if you do not know what it is that you have control over then ask yourself over and over again until you do.

Given what we can learn from Billy I would highly recommend everyone to watch the movie – you might find inspiration in it.

Basically, when it comes down to it, I did the exact same thing when I hit rock bottom two years ago – what are my skill sets and what is it that I know? By changing the frequencies that I was vibrating at the mind frame I was in and focusing on a future that I desire I was able to create the lifestyle I am enjoying today. If I can do it, I am sure you can, too.

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Money – the constant struggle, battle and challenge in life! We never seem to have enough of it. And if we are in the lucky position that the amount of money that we have is not the challenge then for many it is the fact that earning it comes at a price – more than we are willing to pay for it: we feel exhausted, stressed and burned out.

Believe me, I know what it means to own a lot and lose it all. I was born into a wealthy family and as a child I was used to getting almost anything that I wanted. I grew up in an environment knowing that I was 'privileged' (without having a clue what the word actually means). Even though I was very young, I knew that I was treated differently than other people. At the tender age of eight a revolution swept through Iran and we had to flee the country and leave everything behind – everything. All of a sudden, I was not the privileged kid anymore, but the 'immigrant' in class who didn't speak the language too well. From then onwards it was not dad who provided for us but mom – it were rather confusing times I am telling you, my world not only had collapsed but was also turned upside down.

As a teenager I started to earn my own money and this is when I realized that money came to me rather easily. I don't mean that I did not have to work for my money – quite the contrary, I even had to work very hard for it at times – but I could clearly see that I landed summer and part time jobs that paid a ton more than those my peers were landing – which of course put a big smile on my face.

Long before I realized that everything in life is merely energy, created through the frequencies that we exude, it hit me that making money had little to do with who you were and whether you had a degree or not but rather how you 'felt' about money. When I had money in my wallet I felt, amongst many other things, 'cooler', 'bigger', 'older', and more self confident. With the influx of all these emotions life became more delightful – for example it was almost effortless to chat up girls, and otherwise not so enjoyable aspects of my life, such as exams and school, were easier to deal with. And as an added bonus, I would attract even more money: grandma would slip me a bill, I would find money on the sidewalk or an opportunity would present itself where I could earn extra cash without having to kill myself for it.

This simple but very powerful equation – money in my pocket means a better, smoother life – burnt itself into my mind and stayed with me throughout my entire life in good times as well as in hard and challenging ones. A few years ago when I was faced with my company's collapse, I remembered those carefree times in my teenage years and started to reprogram myself from the ground up about how I felt about and perceived money. Even though my self esteem had hit rock bottom and my stress levels sky high, I knew I had it in my power to ultimately change my life's trajectory. Remembering how I felt as a kid when I had a (large) bill in my wallet I put a couple of $100 bills in my wallet and went on walks. I would go on a shopping spree and everything that I saw and liked I would pretend to buy making myself believe that I could afford it. I would often say thank you that I can afford this or that and that money was coming easily to me. This exercise helped me to change how I felt about money and helped me shift my paradigm from victim in life to money is coming easily and in abundance to me. Admittedly, the exercise did not prevent me from having to file personal bankruptcy a couple of years ago but it helped me to get to where I am today: in 2011 I have made more money than ever before and it is still coming in in droves. Don't get me wrong, I have to work hard for it, but it practically comes to me on a silver platter, all I have to do is to "service it", i.e. guide my groups through Europe, coach my students or manage the business I am a partner in. And I am doing so with a big smile on my face – despite all the stresses that I am exposed to due to my rather busy (work) schedule – as I simply know that money lies out there waiting for me to be picked up. And with this mindset I end up earning my money easier and easier and with more joy than ever before.

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As already indicated in last week's blog entry, I am 110% convinced that no matter how dire or helpless the situation or seemingly grand and 'impossible' a wish, through the power of our mind and the miraculous force of creation and visualization teamed up with an unshakable belief that our vision will become reality, we are able to create the most amazing life for ourselves and others.

Just a few years ago I lost a lot – my dad, my girlfriend and financially I lost literally everything. My situation looked dire and I admittedly started to doubt in my own magical powers. But I continued to do my routine exercises and brushed off every attack of doubt that crept up in my mind and continued to focus on what it is that I truly wanted – complete financial independence so that I only had to work because I wanted to work, a flexible work schedule so that I could have a lot of quality 'me' time to do sports or yoga or travel or simply do absolutely nothing at all.

Well, within a couple of years my life has totally changed – I am now looking at an annual income that will provide me with my financial independence within the next few years – my income is growing at an exponential rate without me really feeling that I am working as what I do really gives me pleasure. I am leading an almost completely flexible life style so that I can indulge in 'me' time and do nothing at all or travel to a foreign destination just as I had envisioned it a few years back.

Having gone through a complete financial collapse has allowed me to experience first hand that really the only difference between utter success and complete failure is how I think about and perceive life – our thoughts and belief systems pre-generate our experiences. In my search on how to overcome how I felt about money, I came across the following exercise which I consciously practiced for a very long time. At that time I had to count practically every penny that I owned and so $20 or $50 were a lot of money to me. As I hated how it felt not being able to afford anything anymore I focused my energies on how to make myself feel that I indeed could afford most, if not all, things that I desired. I started to put a $20 bill in my wallet and walked through the streets with open eyes and an open mind, making sure to tell myself that whatever item that I came across that cost up to $20 I could indeed afford. So by the end of the day I had literally hundreds of things on my list that I theoretically could have bought I chosen to do so. After a while I put a $50 bill in my wallet and started to do the same exercise only increasing the price tag to fifty dollars. I was really amazed how much more I could have bought had could afford. And finally I put a $100 bill in my wallet and roamed the streets and the web in search of things that I could afford.

What a powerful exercise that was. I did this for several weeks and even though I could not see an immediate result I knew that eventually my mind would create me the reality that I wanted. Lo and behold, a year after I did the exercise I started to make good money again and now I sometimes earn several thousands of dollars per day!!! How crazy (cool!) is that?! I am not wearing a suit, I do not have to show up in an office at 7:00 in the morning and I do not hate my job – quite the contrary I love what I am doing: coaching people in lifestyle and mental attitude, guiding people through Europe, as well as help running a business, leading it to it's IPO in a few years from now. It is simply jaw dropping how things have turned out for me in such a short period of time – sometimes I cannot believe my own 'luck'. (Even though I know that I created this 'luck' myself through the power of my mind).

Today my tip to you is pretty simple: put a bill in your wallet and start focusing on what it is that you can afford as opposed to what you cannot afford and before you know it things will also start changing for you. Good 'luck' ;)

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Many of you know that I wear several hats: I guide people through Europe during the summer months, I co-own a multimillion business in the travel industry and I coach people in mindset, attitude to life and self-healing.

During a recent tour I had a chat with a very smart gentleman from Australia about how fast people draw conclusions and judge a person or a situation based on only one or two facts, far from even grasping the part of the picture. At the end of our conversation, knowing that I am history buff and of course to also get his point across, he asked me the following questions which I thought would benefit my blog readers greatly.

Question 1: 
If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had syphilis, would you recommend that she have an abortion? 
 
Question 2: 
It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote 
counts. Here are the facts about the three candidates. 
Candidate A: 
Associates with crooked politicians and consults with astrologists. He has had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 Martinis a day. 
Candidate B: 
He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening. 
Candidate C: 
He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an occasional beer and never committed adultery. 
 
He then asked me which of these candidates I would choose? 

I wasn’t quite sure what to answer, as I was certain these were trick questions and for sure they were! Because when I heard the answers, my jaw dropped!
Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt. Candidate B is Winston Churchill, and candidate C is Adolf Hitler. 
 
And, by the way, regarding the answer to the first question: since I had answered YES, I had just killed Beethoven ;))

This small conversation helped me to remember to never judge too fast anything and to make sure to dig deeper and to learn more about any situation that I am facing.

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Just a few weeks ago I had to fly to England for a business trip. I seized the opportunity to fly up to Birmingham to not only visit one of my oldest and best friends but also my former university I used to study at for a couple of years – the University of Wolverhampton.

Revisiting my former stomping grounds made me very melancholic and I found myself overwhelmed with emotions several times during my visit. And quite frankly had I not had my mate Gabe with me I would have shed many tears, that’s for sure

Walking through the town and the campus and revisiting the dorms and the house we used to live in brought back wonderful memories of simple and joyful times. Mind you though, simple times compared to now that is – then of course we also had our worries and concerns, such as: Will I be able to pass my next exam? Will I be able to secure my summer internship? Where will the next party be? Will I be able to ask her out for a date? Hopefully I will be able to change classes and get rid of the lecturer I do not like, etc, etc.

These concerns and worries seem so innocent and naïve from today’s point of view – but boy o boy were they real and all encompassing then.

In the 15 years since I first moved to Wolverhampton everything in my life has changed and so have of course the town the the campus. Physically being were I used to live so many years ago allowed me to slip back into the person that I was and relive my dreams and wishes again, only to realize that most of my dreams have dramatically changed and that what was important then to me has become tertiary now.

All day and many days thereafter I kept on pondering about where those 15 years have gone? What have I done with my time? If my life ended tomorrow could I truly say that I led a self-determined and fulfilled life, living to the max and experiencing life at its fullest glory or would I have to admit that I fell short of achieving my highest potential? These questions have been gnawing on me since and I have not been able to shake them off yet – maybe because I have to admit that despite a truly amazing life that I have had the luck of having I continue to feel that I am falling short of my highest possible potential. There it is out on the table – just to verbalize this makes me breathe easier and freer. Despite all the growth that I have gone through and all the self-improvement and (self-)healing work that I have done, I am still not where I would want to be – actually far from being where I would want to be…sigh…

Time is so precious, time is so dear – and the more I make myself aware of this simple but fundamental fact, the more I am able to let go of the unimportant daily crap that eats away my energies and focus more and more on what is important to me as well as society at large. Whenever something has bugged me in these past couple of weeks and I catch myself getting tense and allowing my ego to take over I think back of the sadness I felt when I was in Wolverhampton and the realization that time is traveling by far faster than light and that I have no time to waste on stupid, ego driven crap if I really want to make a difference in this world – and as soon as I realize this, tension goes away, ego gets put back into its place and I can think clearly again and thus overcome the challenge swiftly and as painlessly as possible.

The more I think about our purpose in life the more I have to admit that I have no clue, but I believe that, at least in part, we are here to pro-actively create our life and see it blossom so that we can enjoy the fact that we are spiritual beings temporarily put in a physical body.

Time is too short to waste on the small stuff – brush it off and move on so that also you can create and lead the life that you truly want.

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