Another year passed, and I have to face now what I managed to do last year and what’s getting carried forward to 2019. I’m even more determined than I was last year and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a great year! My key word is HARMONY, main goals are getting off of the pill and getting the inner balance back on track, which many of you can relate to as well, especially women.
Resolution time. For me: Not giving a sh*t, reading and writing more, learning more, applying to mental models, being more success orientated whatever it means to me!
“…giving up other people’s definition of success is incredibly liberating and ultimately leads to the fullest expression of who you are and what matters to you. It’s not a one-time thing. It’s a daily habit of comparing less and creating more.”
When I closed our 2017 I declared that a stepping stone and the beginning of an extraordinary journey.
Hell, yes, only the beginning. Here we are, a year later living in Thailand and loving it! The word “extraordinary” became one of my favourite, a little bit describing and guiding us through the whole year. Just like “courage”, “sacrifice”, “appreciation” and The Greatest Showman.
“Leaving the City is difficult. I love London, slowly it became home. I`m going to miss my friends, old and new. I will really miss the Say Yes More movement. Admittedly, I cried when I said good-bye to them after Yestival, but you know this, we cried together.”
We're moving to Asia to live there and around the world in the next few years. I know, it's crazy, but we love it! Let me call this an Adventure. Living in different countries, in totally different cultures, starting a family who knows where and not knowing where we're going to end up, yes, it's not the usual stuff.
It's always a bit of a hassle to pick up new habits. It takes time, it changes a lot of things in your routine, you might need to give up other things in exchange for it and not to mention the energy (oooh and the willpower) you need to put into it. So, why? Hah! Why not? Do you seriously think that it is enough to go to work, earn money and the rest will work out itself? Or if you're retired then all you think is "That's it" and you're just going down and you can't achieve more and you can't enjoy more of this show?
There are many ways to change your future. If you do the same things today that didn't work yesterday or the day before or in the previous years it is pretty much guaranteed that you're not moving forward. Not trying to reach your full potential is simply a crime. As far as we know for sure we have only one life, there is no tomorrow or "next time". If you fuck up now, you're wasted.
It doesn't matter if you're 18 or 80, or if you have kids, investing time and energy allows you to be the best version of yourself.
This year was a milestone. I welcomed challenges, shaped my mindset and seemingly got closer to myself and started pursuing a life what I (We) really want. A bit outside of the box with loads of challenges and adventures. Hopefully this year was a stepping stone and only the beginning of our extraordinary journey.
I raise my glass especially to the ones who let themselves to be inspired, to the ones who actually inspire others and to the ones who dare to think, act different and live life to the fullest. Open your mind but more importantly your heart and you'll see that something truly fantastic is just about to happen.
A festival, a weekend of camping with adventurers, doers, with more than 400 like-minded fellas who love to Say Yes More to life. In seven tents and on one converted Yesbus (HQ) and by the campfire there were talks, workshops and even comedies. We heard stories from fantastic people about never giving up even if you got paralyzed just a year ago (now kayaking under the British Paralympic squad's flag, awesome Darren!), through changing the world by running through Iran to prove that the so called terrorists are more peaceful than we think (Kristina Palten) or climbing Mount Everest as a formerly very self-limited, shy and unfit woman, or living life as a young woman with Parkinson's desease and preparing for her stand-up comedy debut (?), (awesome Emma) and so many others.