Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Power of Story Telling

Story Telling / Story Tending

Why do we love to hear stories

Do you remember when you were a kid and your parents read a "good night" story to you? Didn´t you love it? Stories inspire our fantasy and enable us to create visions.

We see pictures. We become part of the story. We abstract, we learn, we create.

When it comes to Business the important question is: what can we achieve with storytelling?
  • With stories, we inform others about our achievements
  • With stories, we create positive feelings in others
  • With stories, we establish ourselves as interesting dialogue partners
  • With stories that are authentic, we invite someone to open up and share their stories with us
"Dialogue partner" is a better position than "sleazy sale guy", right? So what is the deal with storytelling and how can it make a sales team more successful?

Monday, October 19, 2015

How To Make More Money (Realist Version)

Making more money is simple

Money is the green we all are following. It buys us freedom, health, beautiful things, and a comfortable life. While not everything you can do to help others has a price tag, even helping others can become easier when you´re financially comfortable. 

Those green Benjamins are a currency. In former times, people have exchanged goods to trade for services or other products.

In some countries, I believe, you can still buy a wife with camels.

Why people fail to make more money

What if I tell you that it´s pretty simple to understand how to make more money, even though there are rarely shortcuts?

We exchange money for goods and services. How much money we give for a product or service depends on its value.

Maybe, you would pay 100k for a Ferrari. If that Ferrari had bumps or other damages, you would pay less. A Ferrari with flaws has less value.

We might not like hearing this: 

The money we are currently making is the value we are offering to the market or the perception of the market of our value.

The easiest way to make more money is, to bring a higher value to the market or change the market's perception of us. Or maybe we just have to enlarge the piece of the market that knows we even exist. 

We might have to take action to be seen, prospect more often raises our self-esteem and feeling of self-worth -  or upgrade our skill set. 

The perceived value should be higher than the price of your service/product. 

It just takes 5 minutes to sit down and think about how one can raise his value.

Two misconceptions about money: 

The Law of Attraction Misunderstanding

Latest since the movie "The Secret" came out, many people are under the impression they can sit on their couches, visualize a Benjamin - and they will receive money. 

There are several "Law of attraction" groups on Facebook who post Ferrari/House/Jewel pictures and comment that the law of attraction will buy them that car, house. 

I hated to be the one to break it to them: This is not how the Universe works. 

Opportunities are all around us. Always. 

Our focus, our beliefs, and fears - many factors decide how our brain filters what we "see." If I told you today that you will see an elephant figurine in the next week, you would probably doubt that. I believe you will see one. Not because it suddenly manifested but because your focus shifted. 

We "see" only small amounts of what is around us. Just imagine how you most of the time stop hearing the sound of the cars driving on the road in front of your house. 

The Universe is full of abundance. The right way of thinking, altering the filter in our brain will lead to seeing more of the opportunities all around us. We´ll still have to grab them and take action. 

We do not change reality. We change our perception. And THAT works. 

The dirty money trap

Many people think that money is dirty and wrong. They will probably never have a lot of it and if they would it would cause problems for them. 

Money is not good or bad. Just like a knife is not good or bad. Money is just a currency. 

It is hard to attract something you perceive to be negative. 

The best and strongest visualization is imagining your higher goal. Do you want to help a third world country? What do you want to do with the money you wished you had? 

The brain is very resourceful in getting us what we want. The less concrete we word our "order," the better. There are several ways that lead to the desired result.  Big picture "orders" work the best. 

Love it - visualize it - believe it - do it. 

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Thanks for reading and have a great day.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Alfred Herrhausen - A Leader Ahead Of His Time

Germany´s Most Powerful Manager Broke Taboos

Alfred Herrhausen - A Leader Ahead Of His Time

Ph.D. Alfred Herrhausen (1930 - 1989) was a leader way ahead of his time. He was a German banker and he polarized the German nation as well as the banking sector. In his lifetime, he had a lot of critics. He was considered arrogant and cold - nothing could be farther away from the truth.

Much has been said about his achievements as a business person. Several publications focus on chronological descriptions of the career of this brave man.

I am inviting you to learn more about the fascinating personality of Dr. Alfred Herrhausen and the leadership skills that made him so successful.

While there are many managers I respect for their achievements, there is (or was) only one manager I admire, look up to and consider a role model.

Even though Dr. Alfred Herrhausen, who was born in 1930, was assassinated by a terrorist organization, RAF (Red Army Faction terrorized Germany from 1971 to 1993) already in 1989, his style of leadership makes him someone we can learn from to this day.

Come with me on a journey through the life of Alfred Herrhausen.

What made Alfred Herrhausen a Myth?

  • How could this philosophy lover, who was not even a banker become the most successful manager of Germany? 
  • Can dividends and decency go together? 
Yes, if you are Alfred Herrhausen dividends and decency can go together!

Success Is Learned Through Failure

Success is not a matter of coincidence, luck or misfortune. Success is learnable. And every setback, every mistake, every failure can be an important step on your road to success.

Success is learned through failureBeing Successful (Mis)Step after (Mis)Step

  • Sources of inspiration
  • 3 Steps to success
Be always prepared to fail. Or better: to fall. To fall forward. 

Finding sources of inspiration/motivation

We are always on the hunt for new sources of motivation and inspiration.

No matter if it's the philosophy of life of someone we look up to, a shared facebook picture, a coaching program or book - or even a graffiti on a wall. You are surrounded by motivating and inspiring thoughts. You just have to accept them and make them part of your life and daily routine. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Biggest Success / Happiness Blocker

Why you are unhappy, unsuccessful, sick or overweight

The Biggest Success/Happiness BlockersIn this article, we will be looking at the single most common and deep-rooted cause of our problems. Problems like in example:
  • I don´t advance in my career
  • I did not hit my targets
  • I hate my job
  • I am lonely
  • I am overweight
  • I am not successful
  • My relationship s... is suboptimal

Most importantly, this article will introduce some ideas on how to solve that problem.


Ok, let´s go!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

4 Tips for Uncluttering your Mind

How to unclutter your mind

4 Easy Tips for Efficiency

4 Tips for Uncluttering your MindYou probably have heard those tips for uncluttering your mind before. But while many people feel stressed, only very few follow these tips in everyday life.

It is easy to lose the overview and keep your mind fresh. Every year, new communication devices crawl into our lives. In addition to our phones, we now have smartphones. We receive emails, text messages, video calls and spend a lot of time in company intranets and on social media.

Subliminal360 Brain Hacker Software Review

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Why would you need brain hacking software?

Sometimes, when you can't accomplish something, you need an extra hand. You may be working towards a better career or a better life and when you are not making progress, it is time to try something new.

We have all tried the old process of working hard to get to our goals, but it is frankly ineffective. Don't get me wrong, working hard is important, but when you aren't getting results, you need to bring in something new.

I am talking about brain hacking. Now we have seen the words lifehacking been thrown around, what is brain hacking? In a nutshell: Manipulating your brain so that you can achieve your goals faster. It is sort of like training your brain to do something you want. For instance, if you want to learn something, you can tune your brain to help you learn it faster. Or maybe you have trouble sleeping or a high level of anxiety.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Kombucha and Weight Loss

Does Kombucha help you lose weight?

Is diet drink Kombucha just a trend?

Kombucha and Weight LossRecently, I have been reading a lot about how Kombucha is the new weight loss wonder drink. New week - new weight loss wonder, right?

Let´s investigate if Kombucha lives up to the hype.

Kombucha is being used in China for over 2000 years and for hundreds of years through Asia and Europe for its health benefits.

I started to drink and make my own Kombucha tea around 20 years ago. It seems that now Kombucha is a trendy drink that is said to aid in weight loss. Is that true?

Preamble: Limits of our analytical thinking

We have learned to think in categories of cause and effect. Risks and benefits. Therefore, we want to analyze and understand exactly how organic products work.

The advantage of industrially produced goods is that we know their chemical structures. We can investigate how the individual components act in the body and most of the time understand their biological action. Once we understand the biological action we can conclude side effects and effects.

While synthetic remedies contain one or few active substances, natural components like Kombucha can contain up to 70 different substances. We are not able to understand all of the effects and interactions of the single components.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Foods that Boost your Brainpower

Foods to Boost your BrainpowerHealthier Brain - Healthier You

Nutrition plays a vital role in our mental and physical health. The brain needs nutrients like any other organ in our body to function.

We have looked at foods that can damage your brain. Now we are going to look at some foods that boost your brainpower.

Mother nature provides everything we need to stay healthy and fit.