The most maluable asset is time

What is your most valuable asset?

While writing this, I am on the flight to Austin, Texas. I will participate in a seminar from Keith Cunningham. On the flight, I am listening to his book “The Road Less Stupid“. It inspired me to think about the most valuable asset. Which brought up this idea:

Sharing my thinking time about the most valuable asset with you, my dear!

What is the most valuable asset? It’s time!

Time is your most valuable assetTo do so,

– I will send you 2 to 3 times a week questions about a thinking time issue
– until the next day we collect our ideas
– on the third day, we evaluate the ideas and decide which one we are going to implement
– then it starts over again with the next issue

Due to being a big fan of simplicity, effectivity, and frugalism, I want to start with thinking about “saving time”. Because time is our most valuable resource. It creates space to do things, that improve your life, health, wealth, growth, vitality and happiness. So, saving time provides you with the biggest benefit. Apart from, if you are permanently bored. But I can’t see that risk in your case. Here are the thinking time questions for today:

  • What am I not doing anymore?
  • What would I recommend you, not to do anymore?
  • Which of my habits doesn’t produce results?

Find and share at least 3 ideas within the next 24 hours. Write down what comes spontaneously into your mind. Perfectionism is not an issue here. The more ideas the better. Spontaneous ideas need less time, so you are already implementing one time-saving method!

If you think you don’t have time for this exercise and taking care for your most valuable asset, means that you would have the biggest benefit from it! So, here are the questions, once again:

  • What am I not doing anymore?
  • What would I recommend you, not to do anymore?
  • Which of my habits doesn’t produce results?

My ideas about my most valuable asset are:

What am I not doing anymore?

  • Training up to 5 times a week. Only training 3 times a week, up to 1 h maximum with high intensity, e. g.
    • Cardio e.g. running, swimming cycling
    • Strengthning e. g. dumbles or weight liftig
    • Mindfullness e. g. yoga, streaching, tantric energy
  • Stop oversleeping, having 1 to 3 rests during the day, lifting night sleep to 6 h max
  • Working longer than 90 minutes continuously
  • Not writing blogs in German anymore, English only. Let Google translate it.
  • Having someone who does the German translation for me
  • Planing the outcome of tomorrow before I fall asleep. Then concentrate on the single most essential task

What would I recommend you, not to do anymore?

  • protect your most valuable assetClose the door behind you, when working.  And put an “ON AIR” sign with a sculp on the outside, e.g. while producing music, learning, writing or having your thinking time. So that nobody disturbs you and to avoid interruptions.
  • Only have those things on the table, I currently need to get my current job done.
  • Concentrate on a single task. No drinks, snacks, cigarettes while working. Nor playing with the smartphone, telephone calls, WA, FB, Emails while eating.

Which of my habits doesn’t produce results?

  • Instead of mentoring Chris individually, adding him to the mastermind
  • Not doing social media myself anymore
  • Removing those participants from the mastermind who don’t contribute

One member of the mastermind group came up with the following ideas:

  1. What am I not doing anymore?
    Because someone knows more about a particular subject than I do, I would never assume their advice on that subject is right for me.
  2. What would I recommend you not to do anymore?
    Do not talk about lack and limitations, unless you want more of the same
  3. What am I doing due to a habit which doesn’t produce results?
    Complaining about the changes in my company

Another member came up with these thoughts:

  • What am I not doing anymore?
  1. Let me persuade to dispose of any rubbish from tenants or the like.
    • Listen to boring stories of things that I do not really care about. (Keep your hard drive clean and clean.)
    • Do not feed your mind with any junk you do not care about, a quote from the series “Elementary” (Sherlock Holmes).
    • Endless phone calls with interested customers lead but, as quickly as possible but also as necessary, come to the point and arrange a visit.
    • pointless visits reduce Ala “I wanted to stop by”
    • waste (personal) too much time with Instagram etc.
    • Expand email templates to save time when answering emails
  2. What do you recommend to me to stop doing?
    • Check out what’s fun and then stop doing things that make you unhappy
    • To deal with Apple devices: D
    • Possibly. also from other digital things that will kill you like Newsletter2go etc.
  3. What do I do out of habit, which brings no results?
    • To be the good-natured one
    • Do things quickly and in between that just distract me
    • Listening to stories that do not interest me in principle


… and join the mastermind today

Analyzing Results of SEO Activities

It is time to check for the results of SEO activities of my blogs. Probably you were curious, why I chose the almost misleading title How to Ruin Someone’s Life or Business for one of my blogs. The reason for it was, some considerations about the search engine optimization (SEO) for this blog. First I was checking the most frequently used keywords in my initial text. I found out that

  • business,
  • competition, and
  • damage

were the most frequently used ones. So I put them in Google Adds keyword planner and played around with some phrases that contained these words.

results of SEO activities

One suggested phase was: “How to Ruin Someone’s Life”. It is getting searched between 1.000 and 10.000 times a month and has a low competition. Further, I considered this issue as controversial enough, that it has the chance to go viral. And many people will read it. And – hopefully – benefit from it. So without doing anything bad to the competition, I implemented both of my ideas from my thinking time in this blog.

Results of SEO Activities

Three months after publishing this blog, I analyzed with Google Webmaster Tools the results of SEO activities. So I can find out, which of my pages and blogs are appearing the most frequently in the google search results.

results of SEO activities

And in the results of SEO activities it turned out, that the blog How to Ruin Someone’s Life or Business appeared most frequently! It also had a relatively high click rate of more than 5%.

results of SEO activities

Then I switched to Google Analytics to dig some deeper into the results of SEO activities. Plus I learned, that the visitors of this blog stayed about 6 minutes in average. This is about 78% above the average time of the entire webpage. This easily lasts, to read all of it.

results of SEO activities

But Google Analytics also shows, that almost all visitors left my blog after reading it, without referring to any other page. This means, I am loosing nearly all of the traffic, this blog creates. So, I learned that I need to make the text more appealing to make them curious and keep on reading. And that I need to offer more value for the visitors of the blog, by adding links to other related issues on my webpage. Learn more about Search Engine Optimization. This describes the steps need to be done, before you can analyze the results of SEO activities.

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Female Entrepreneurs analyzing results of SEO activities

 

Another Word for Successful or Success

Another word for successful or another word for success is achivement.

Another Word for Successful - or - Another Word for SuccessI act in a positive way in situations. The things I cannot change are excepted. Everything around me is perfect. My thoughts, that come to me, are positive in nature. Great opportunities come my way. I recognize that all opportunities help me to succeed. I am open to success. Success is in me. My mind is a powerful magnet for successful ideas. I am successful because I know what I want and I go for it. I define success my way and I create it.

Another Word for Success is Live Your Dream

Another Word for Successful - or - Another Word for SuccessI am a profitable creator of successful ideas. I am now on the royal road to success. I resolve all the problems with ease. I make decisions with confidence and ease. I always choose wisely. My mind is a jar. I am a true entrepreneur. I always seek for new ideas. I recognize great opportunities. I act on my decisions. I find the best way to capitalize my passions. I learn, learn, learn.

Another Word for Successful is Self Love

Another Word for Successful - or - Another Word for SuccessI analyze risks wisely. I love being my own boss. I’m excited about new ventures. I am successful. I can make anything happen. I am motivated. I am ready for anything. I am ready for new challenges. I seek to enjoy what I do. I have superb energy. I am rewarded for my efforts. I always finish what I start. I obtain success every time. I feel energized. I am successful. I am a winner. All is possible in my life.

Another Word for Success is Vitality

Another Word for Successful - or - Another Word for SuccessI make my life as I want. I believe in myself 100%. I am strong willed. I always find the answers I’m looking for. I network with many people. I believe in my goals. I am in control. I create my future reality. I’m comfortable taking risks. I am persistent. I attract success. It feels good to reach my goals. I react in a positive way in situations. The things I cannot change our excepted.

Another Word for Successful is Happiness

Another Word for Successful - or - Another Word for SuccessEverything around me is perfect. My thoughts that come to me, are positive in nature. Great opportunities come my way. I recognize that all opportunities help me to succeed. I am open to success. Success in me. My mind is a powerful magnet for successful ideas. I am successful because I know what I want and I go for it.

How to Make or Take a Decision?

‘We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them’ by Albert Einstein

From time to time people experience a hard time to make or take a decision. Why? Whenever I got a hard time to take a decision, it is for some reason. Psychologists usually say: It is due to some kind of depression as the underlying cause. Then they want to treat the depression, which can take years. I am rather looking for a solution. Due to the fact, that all unanswered questions are called problems, my approach is:

Problems can only be solved
on a higher level than they appear

Imagine you see the urge to save somebody’s life, who fell into the pool and can’t swim. You don’t need to think twice. If you are a good swimmer, you will jump into the water as well. If not you might hold out for something that swims, e. g. a rescue ring or a rubber duck. Sitting down, being depressed about it and having a cigarette, while thinking what to do, is no option. Your basic need of contribution is so strong, that it hardly feels like a decision at all.

Some people keep sitting for more than 10 minutes in a restaurant reading the menu. Not because it is such an exciting story. They are just not clear what they should eat. Not being clear about, shall I save some money and choose the cheapest. Or shall I treat myself with the most plenty full food on the menu? Nor being clear if valuing healthy food over junk food, makes it almost impossible to decide. Also, no clarity about the value of money or health leads into this situation.

Time to treat the underlying depression.
Come on, this is complete bullshit!

Someone who is for whatever reason on a special diet, and got due to this a limited variety of food to choose from, got a much easier time to decide. There are some constraints guiding him through the menu. Just choosing what fits the best, and then maybe asking the waiter: “Is it free of gluten or lactose?” Done! It shows that he is clear on his values and that he values health over (saving) money.

Are you clear on your targets, mission, vision, and dreams? If I am having trouble to decide, I know that I am not clear on some of them. Let’s have a look into some examples:

Make or take a decision example 1

Should I still add musicians to my Facebook contacts, or only female entrepreneurs? This means I am not focussed on one of my business Rooms4Music or Vitality4Happiness. Due to that, I can understand, that the requirements to serve both of them are pulling me in different directions. Just a strategic question, which can (only) be solved on a higher level.

Time to think about my mission and take a decision! Easy decision after thinking about this for a short time: My mission is: I am vitality for happiness. Some of my highest values are health, love, happiness – which is caused by growth – and contribution. Plus I love woman and entrepreneurship! My customers from Rooms4Music are musicians, mostly male, no entrepreneurs. Most of them play their music for pleasure and don’t want to grow with it. And finally, health is completely out of their focus.

Make or take a decision example 2

Shall I organize business retreats or just invest in some business and then mentor the entrepreneurs I am invested in? It makes me aware, that I am not clear on the strategy, how to grow the business.

I need to clarify the next higher level, my mission. My mission doesn’t help at this point. So let’s go one level further up. My vision is to see the hunger in the world disappear. And I want to contribute to it. The quicker I invest the more I can contribute. The business retreats might delay this process. So I should rather invest first, and then do the business retreats for those who I am already invested in. Helping them to run their business more efficiently, so that we jointly can contribute more. Thinking it that way, it becomes rather clear how to tune the strategy.

Make or take a decision example 3

Do I want to stay in Bali or keep on traveling around the world? Here I can see, something is conflicting within my basic needs. So this can (only) be solved, by looking into my values.

I learned something new about my values in a mastermind group, in which all of the participants guessed the primary value of the others. Most of the guesses where pretty accurate and in accordance with what they thought about themselves. With the exception of me! Everybody said, that my first value is freedom. Freedom didn’t even appear on my list! So I realized, that I am already living this value, that I don’t see it anymore as my value. And yes, I got aware that it is my very first value. So please don’t ask me for an everlasting monogamous relationship! Being aware of that, it becomes easy to say bye bye to Bali. At least from time to time for a trip around the world.

The hierarchical order of these levels

  • Vision or dream: Making the world or universe a better place
  • Mission or targets: Contribution to those around you
  • Strategy or plan: Individual needs, growth, success, adventure
  • Basic needs and values: Security, survival, love, and connection

To do: Your make or take a decision exercise

I want you to have an easier time, to make or take a decision in the future. To get there, I am asking you to understand and practice the mechanism behind this. Here comes my thinking time for you. Analyze this question:

“Which of my products should I do the most intensive marketing for?”

Have a look at these products

Then come back to this page and answer the following questions:

  • On which level does this question show, that I am not clear?
  • What is the level above?
  • What needs to to be clarified?
  • How would you recommend to solve it?

Please write your thoughts and recommendations in the comments below. You can show your expertise. And if you thought all the way through it, that you can write down the answer in a few sentences, you have learned the most. Plus you are earning a backlink to your webpage, which even increases your web page ranking on google. Btw. here you can learn more about SEO.

And keep solving your problems by answering your questions on a higher level than they appear!

How I Fucked up Cape Town Marathon 2018

Klaus Forster's Qualification for Cape Town Marathon 2018After being able to finish the Tahura trail run in Bandung on Java in Indonesia, I was pretty confident that I was ready to run the Cape Town Marathon 2018 with 56 km in South Africa.

Cape Town Marathon 2018 Qualification

Tahura trail was my first trail competition. And I completely underestimated the challenge! Either it went uphill or downhill, hardly any flat sections along the way. Parts of it were so muddy that one had to slip down on 4 legs. My last marathon in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2016 took me 4:04 hours.

Cape Town Marathon 2018 Qualification

Qualification for Cape Town Marathon 2018

So I expected to finish the trail in less than 5 hours to qualify for the Cape Town Marathon 2018. But it took me 2/3 of the distance to make me believe that I can make it at all. I reached km 28 after 5:30 hours and finished after 9:18 hours as the 112th male finisher. Only 12 minutes before the cut off time.

Training Interruption for Cape Town Marathon 2018

Cape Town Marathon 2018

Due to a problem with my bank, I had to go to Germany during the preparation phase. A trip, that I didn’t do by heart. So it did cost me quite a bit of my energy. Visiting my parents, I got spoiled with delicious German food, which actually did not apply to my food plan.

But there was so delicious German food to choose from. Food I grew up with, and which I did not enjoy for a long time. So I got pretty undisciplined and enjoyed the sausages, cake, beef, pork, Döner 🥙 Bread and of cause some of the great German beers 🍻

My Excuses Not to Train for Cape Town Marathon 2018

Cape Town Marathon 2018

The outside temperatures were about 7 degrees below the freezing point. Within the 3 weeks in Germany, gained about 3 kg because I did very little training for Cape Town Marathon 2018. My excuse to get out of bed was: It is too cold.

Cape Town Marathon 2018

My problem was: I did not have a coach who kicked my ass. I was not able to motivate myself, to get out of bed and go running. Especially when the temperature was below the freezing point. And I had no one who was able to read what was written on my forehead, which I wasn’t able to se

Being on the Cape Town Marathon 2018, I only managed 42 km.

So get out of bed and get your coach today, who makes you accountable, and who pushes you over the last part of the distance of, that makes the difference. Everybody got his weak spot, where the discipline gets interrupted and what stops you from moving forward. That’s why:

Be smart, and learn from my mistake, before you fuck up your next project,

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Cape Town Marathon 2018

Sad Mood - Snap out of it

Sad Mood – Snap out of it

 

Sad mood?

Sad Mood - Snap out of itThe weekend is always a good time to look back on your achievements during the last week. Yesterday I had an emotionally pretty shitty day with a sad mood. 🤬 I think that happens to everyone once in a while. So my question was: How to snap out of it?

I realized that I needed to snap out of it. To get rid of my sad mood, I analyzed the best decisions in my life. Actually, the most of them where pretty hard to make. And I came up with a list of 13 decisions, I made in the past. First of all, I added all of them to my success journal. Doing so gave me back a lot of my energy. Because it made me aware, that oneself puts down the seeds for one’s successes!

To snap out of it

I want to encourage you, to think about the best decisions in your life. And to write them down. If you are smarter than me, and I guess that you are,  you will do it, before you get into a sad mood. Because it doesn’t need a bad day to do so, it actually should be much easier to do it on a good day. 😆 But if you are already in a sad mood, this exercise will help you to snap out of it!

I came up with a list of my best decisions:

As a second step to snap out of it

Change your sad mood into energy

Bring the list in of your best decisions a sequence. That should be pretty easy. My list looks like that now:

  • 2008 getting divorced
  • 2009 founding Rooms4Music
  • 2011 reading 📖 “Der Weg zum erfolgreichen Unternehmer”
  • 2012 focusing on health as my #1 value
  • 2013 visiting Tony Robbins seminars
  • 2014 visiting Bodo Schäfer Seminars
  • 2015
    • monogamy is a fallacy
    • selling my house in Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • 2016
    • putting money on the stock market
    • participating in the workation in Bali
    • spending the majority of my time in Bali
  • 2017
    • leaving Germany and moving to Hanoi
    • putting Rooms4Music in Chris’s hands
  • 2018 bringing Rooms4Music back onto the success path and cutting costs

Now it becomes a bit more difficult, but it is an effective

Treatment of a sad mood, to snap out of it:

Analyze if you can see a pattern, which carried from one decision to the next, from one level of your development to the next higher level. I found it helps if you add the outcome of your decisions to the list.

  • 2008 getting divorced = Found the love of my life and shared the best years of my life with her.
  • 2009 founding Rooms4Music = becoming independent from my job in 2012 and living entrepreneurial freedom
  • 2011 reading 📖 “Der Weg zum erfolgreichen Unternehmer” = turning my self-employment into a self-running enterprise
  • 2012 focusing on health as my #1 value = discovered running as my new passion, started yoga and improved my movability and flexibility especially in my mind

The biggest change in my mindset and to snap out of it was

  • 2013 visiting Tony Robbins seminars = understood the psychology of people better, especially my own, I realized that freedom (of mind, traveling, sexual, financial) is my highest value
  • 2015
    • visiting Bodo Schäfer Seminars = developed my plan for financial freedom, an investment strategy, and  asset allocation
    • selling my house in Ludwigsburg, Germany = became financially independent
    • monogamy is a fallacy = freedom of mind, sexual freedom, much more relaxed and natural relationships with women, sharing and enjoying more tantric energy than I ever dreamed of
  • 2016
    • putting money on the stock market =
      • I started trading and becoming an investor,
      • started to enjoy the volatility of the market.
      • Finally, I learned to stay calm, if the market is going against my expectation and
      • becoming financially independent.
    • participating in the workation in Bali = falling in love with Bali and the idea of working location independent
    • spending the majority of my time in Bali = living my dream and making 2017 the best year of my life
  • 2017
  • 2018 bringing Rooms4Music back onto the success path and cutting costs. =
    • Making 2018 to the most successful year in terms of
      • turnover,
      • profit and as a result of that
      • the value of the enterprise.

Prevention of sad mood

Now comes the real challenge:

After you did this analysis, extrapolate to the next decision. That will carry you to the next level of your development. Chose one or two new ones, which is the most charming for you, and take a decision. This will help you to prevent you from getting into a sad mood. I am not promising you, that you will never ever get back into a sad mood again. But as long as you got clarity of your direction due to your decision, it is pretty unlikely to fall back into it. If it still appears, it just means, you are not focussing on it anymore, or it is time to go through the procedure once again.

If you want some more background information and inspiration for that, listen to

That will give you some understanding of how it psychologically works and encourage you to take the next step. But you don’t need to understand it, to use the procedure. Likewise, you don’t need to understand how a gearbox works, to be able to drive a car.

For me the next decisions are:

  • living a happy vital life of physical and mental fitness of 150+ years
  • developing Rooms4Music into a 10.000.000 € company

Remember, not achievement, but

Steady growth is the source of everlasting happiness!

Fascination Bali

Fascination Bali

 Heaven in the Indian Ocean


Fascination Bali – Source Mr. Drone

Imagine laying the foundations for your business strategy and business development. And you are doing this, in one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Imagine being together with 6 other entrepreneurs in breathtaking nature. While you tailor your business so that it will be 100% in sync with YOU.

Fascination Bali

YOU can experience all of this in the Fascination Bali Business Retreat! Explore the unique atmosphere of the island of the gods, while working intensively on your business success at the same time. Your personality is the foundation on which all other success factors are based on!

Why is it like that?

Whether it’s choosing your own environment, shaping your training, or the depth of your commitment:

The determining factor is always yourself!

And only when you know yourself, you will be able to take the next step to YOUR business success. That’s why I’m offering you a very special Fascination Bali Business Retreat. You will get to know yourself, your passion and your values. And you will learn methods that will help you to discover which goals are the right ones for you. Experience how to train your attitude to achieve your goals in the future, and become more and more self-confident.

Fascination BaliAfter two weeks of YOUR successful mentoring in Bali, you will receive an offer for 10,000 € venture capital. This will accelerate the growth of your business. Further, I will help you to anchor all the learned deeply in your subconscious mind. So that it will lead you on autopilot towards YOUR targets.

Early Bird Fascination Bali Offer

It is worthwhile to decide early because the early bird offer is only for the first 6 participants. For bookings made until end of September, 2018, you can also save 400 € due to the special offer. And also the option for 2-for-1 in a double room is only available for early bookings before September 31.

Book now your Fascination Bali Business Retreat!

You want to reserve your place right away, or if you got any questions? Then visit our page on the event Fascination Bali – the heaven in the Indian Ocean. Businesses Retreat on the island of the gods. Here you will also find answers for F.A.Q.s. I’d be happy to answer all of your questions in a WhatsApp conversation on +49 174 1828845.

I am already looking forward to this superb event and would be even happier to see you there!

Vital and happy regards
Klaus

fallacy of time management

Logical Fallacy of Time Management

Instead of asking: What will I do when?
We should rather think about:

Why shall I do what?

fallacy of time managementManaging our urgent tasks is the Logical Fallacy of Time Management. We should manage our tasks depending on how essential they are. To be able to do so, we need to know what we want to achieve in our life.

This is much easier, if we have written down our dreams and targets. To find the next required step, it is good to reread your dreams and targets, in order to stay focused. Then think about the next little task, that you are going to initiate today.

Can you feel, how your focus shifts from urgent to essential?

Inborn Logical Fallacy of Time Management

The damn thing is: We are genetically programmed to focus on the urgent stuff. If a dinosaur did hunt your grand-grand-…-parents, they did run! And they did not think about, what would be the next essential step to becoming spiritually enlightened! Nor they sat down and smoked a cigarette to think, what would be the best in this situation?

This instinct to take care for the urgentcy in this situation, saved their life. And by acting like this, they were able to protect our species. So we should be grateful for this instinct, because we are alive due to it!

How to overcome the Logical Fallacy of Time Management

Nowadays dinosaurs are not around anymore. So other things came into our lives, that we consider as urgent, e.g.:

  • the taxman,
  • our boss,
  • being on time for a date,
  • deadlines,
  • and schedules.

Which is good, if you have thought about the priorities first! And if you shedule the most of your time for tasks, that serve your dreams and targets! By doing so, you made your essential tasks urgent. So your basic instinct of focusing on the urgent stuff serves your essentials!

So, go and review your dreams and targets to overcome the Logical Fallacy of Time Management. Then choose the next little step and schedule it for the next week … just to make it urgent!

… because this also makes you happier!

Satisfying All Human Needs

Why am I running marathons?

Because it is satisfying all human needs.

You arrive at the finish line as a different person than the one who started. Getting runners high during the race is like a meditation, which even supports mental growth. The training is turning the body into a fat burning machine which gives me physical growth.

The challenge of each run is an adventure: Am I able to finish? Which gives me a challenge and some uncertainty.

To do something most people never do is very attractive to me because it fulfills the need to be outstanding and significant.

If I can run for several hours, I also can make love for a loooonnng time. Yes, I experienced that it even makes me a better lover: I can contribute better to my partner’s satisfaction.

The endurance I got from the training helps me in reaching out for higher targets, which gives me the certainty of being able to reach anything I want.

I enjoy the rhythm of the steps and it is a wonderful pace to experience nature or urban regions. The additional oxygen clears my mind and lets me think better. It makes my body stronger and more attractive and I do love myself, everybody else, the world and the universe better for experiencing that.

Writing this, I just realized, that it fulfills all six human needs. Actually, anything that fulfills more than three human needs is addictive. Probably the real reason to do it, again and again, is:

I am addicted to running!

 

How Vitality4Happiness satisfies your six human needs (according to Tony Robbins):