Living Luxury

Apply Your Learnings

To apply your learnings in your business is a strategic intent to develop a compelling vision of the future. Because without it, you end up without motivation.

Analysis and intelligence are required for the backward engineering of the steps, and to apply your learnings. Anticipate your competitors’ responses. And be aware, that the competitor is you, your ego, your habits, and your lower self!

Apply Your Learnings

Make a plan, what are the milestones in

  • 5 years
  • 5 months
  • in 5 weeks
  • and finally in 5 days?

Prepare to apply your learnings by planing the use of your resources. How to utilize and allocate your time, energy, assets. And finally building strategic reserves for flexibility. A backup plan, support structures, and tactics. So, I think you understand, it needs hardworking, discipline, knowledge and sharpens your unique capabilities. Knowing your weaknesses and making them irrelevant. To develop yourself internally to handle the external circumstances of life. It allows being highly flexible in the market place.

Focus – How to Apply Your Learnings Effectively

Concentrate your forces onto the most effective point. That’s why you want to target the weakest point to get the breakthrough easiest possible. Everyone has limited resources. Or did we overcome this with the abundance challenge already? However, it is necessary to create effectiveness in using it.

Detailed execution is to move disciplined in the direction of your target. It takes years to become a good executor to apply your learnings. Due to that, you may want to watch the video:

The Inner Game of Creating Results

Source: Actualized.org, thank you, Leo, for sharing this!

Adaptability means to analyze the current situation. And how it is different from what you expected. Apply the appropriate tactics for the always-changing environment. Review, overthink and rewrite the plan. Because your plan is a tool, not your master. Do it every year, month, week, and if necessary every day. Don’t stick to your business plan if the situation has changed or you learned something new. So, experiment with what works for you in the market place. Analyze and adapt, learn and improve. Expect and accept that the situation will always change.

Study of principles that are general of living, business, and self-development. Improve your understanding of psychology and how the mind works. This knowledge is thousands of years old. Contemplate it deeply, combining multiple sources, and think how to apply them. Don’t look for a quick fix, but rather a deep understanding and solid implementation into your subconscious mind.

Now go back to task 20

Day 20 for Your Abundance Challenge

 

The law of dharma

Dharma definition – Dharma meaning – Purpose in Life

Dhar·ma or Purpose in Life

/ˈdärmə/, noun: dharma

Dharma – or purpose in life – means for conscious entrepreneurs, to

  • Become aware of your unique
    • values
    • roles
    • experiences of the past
    • dreams and wishes
    • talents and skills
    • passion and wild fun
    • desires
  • Find your purpose in life, based on your uniqueness, and
  • Position your business, that it serves your purpose in life. 

The key to happiness is freedom,
the key to freedom is courage!

To find your purpose in life requires an iterative approach. There is no direct path with fixed steps. You will have to apply a collection of tools. First comes the diagnosis, which requires patience from you, because many people indulge in a lifestyle that leads to a gentle stupor!

Be aware, that with finding your purpose in life, you are not at the finish, but at the starting point. If you have that, you have to change something, which includes courage! You will have to tackle obstacles. We have no other choice. We have to accept these obstacles to get there.

As you wish to have lived once,
You can already live now.

An essential prerequisite to finding your purpose in life is, calmness and slowness so that you can hear your inner voice.

  1. Don’t be distracted, because wherever the attention goes, the energy flows.
  2. Change viewpoints
  3. Stay in the flow
  4. Be playful
  5. Have fun and be silly

The purpose in life can result from one or a combination of the following areas:

  • Life
  • Love
  • Learn and grow
  • Create a legend

Each of these points alone can be meaningful.

There is actually no shortcut to finding your purpose in life. But to get started, and to get a rough idea, what the purpose in life might be for you, do this Meditation. To prepare yourself, get something to write, a pencil and some paper, or your gratitude journal. You will need it right after the meditation.

Purpose in Life Meditation

Get yourself in a comfortable position, sitting or laying down. Begin to breathe slowly. Just relax and take a deep breath … in through your nose … and slowly exhale through your mouth.

Take in another deep breath and slowly exhale … in through your nose … and slowly exhale through your mouth.

Take one more deep breath and slowly exhale … in through your nose … and slowly exhale through your mouth.

As thoughts come to you, acknowledge them, and let them float away. Continue to relax and slowly breathe in… and slowly exhale … in through your nose … and slowly exhale through your mouth.

Allow yourself to sink deeper and deeper where you are, letting go of all distractions and thoughts. As you take another deep breath then slowly exhale, feel yourself growing very peaceful and centered.

Now imagine you have come across a beautiful celestial library filled with an amazing collection of books and manuscripts. This library will help you discover your life purpose. We all have a gift to share. We all have that one thing that makes us shine and that one thing that makes us truly unique. Today we are going to discover that one thing for you.

This incredible place has all the answers you need!

Let this place come into focus, and take a look around. As you walk you find yourself being led to a private room with beautiful chairs and glass tables. The room is warm and comfortable and filled with beautiful flowers. There is a cool pitcher of water filled with lemons and you decide to pour yourself a refreshing glass and take a sip. You notice a chair and you take a seat allowing the tension to slowly slip away.

You then discover someone has placed an old wooden box on the table in front of you, and you are intrigued. The box is beautifully carved and made out of rosewood, and it has a lovely aroma. The box has a label on top that says: “Your life purpose” and you can’t believe it because that is just what you are looking for.

Know that we are here today to help you discover your life purpose and we are going to ask your mind what this purpose is. When your mind reveals this purpose, it will manifest into the box where you can read it and discover for yourself what your life purpose is.

Think for a moment about your passions, and those things you absolutely love to do, beyond anything else in the world. Know that there is something you do better than anyone else on earth. No one comes into this life without a true purpose. Our lives are based around this purpose, and yours shall be revealed soon.

What is

  • your gift?
  • that one thing you do that makes you shine?
  • that thing that everyone is always telling you you’re great at?
  • What if you woke up tomorrow and discovered you never had to work again, what would you do with your time? Imagine the possibilities that lie before you.
  • Imagine a life without the struggle and the pain and the problems.

Would you

  • fight for a great cause?
  • write a wonderful novel?
  • travel the world?
  • volunteer your time or be a famous philanthropist?
  • What would you do?

Think about this now and imagine it and make it real. Maybe you would start a new business, one that allowed you to pursue your passion each and every day. Think how amazing your life would be if you spent each and every moment making the world a better place?

Think about this now and ask your mind to reveal to you what your life purpose is and contemplate this for a little while. Just notice what first pops into your mind, and don’t spend too long thinking about this.

You suddenly realize the box on the table has been opened. There is a slip of paper in the box that has magically appeared. You take out this slip of paper but realize that the only words on it are written at the top; these words simply say:

“What is my true purpose?”

As you read this you suddenly realize that there are also instructions in the box, and these instructions read: ”Quiet your mind and all shall be revealed.”

Simply ask your mind to reveal once again what your true purpose is, and note ANYTHING that pops into your head. This can be a word, a phrase, a sentence or even a picture or a symbol. Keep asking yourself this question until you think of an answer that brings forth emotion.

The answer that shall be revealed will be your life’s purpose and you will recognize it instantly for the emotion, that will come forth.

Go ahead and clear your mind of all the clutter and try this now. Take a deep breath in and let out all the strain and tension and allow your mind to quiet. Trust your intuition and go with the first thing that comes to mind.

Now come back, and stretch yourself. Start moving your hand and feet. And write down what you found in the box, as well as all the emotions that came up in you while reading it.

Do this now!

 

Now Return to Day 14 of Your Abundance Challenge – The Law of Dharma

Vital and happy regards
Klaus Forster

Law of Detachment

Improve Your Creativity – Creative Mastermind – Become Creative

How to improve your creativity?

Tun on Subtitles and switch the language to English in the youtube settings, as described here: Improve your creativity

Inspiration methods

Improve your creativity and watch this video. Join a creative mastermind to inspire your creative moments. Because participation in a business retreat inspired me a lot. And it helped me to develop my business idea. Learn how to improve your creativity, while

Networking at dream beaches

Improve your creativity

Now Return to Day 12 of Your Abundance Challenge – The Law of Intention and Desire

Day 12 for Your Abundance Challenge – Law of Intention and Desire

Vital and happy regards
Klaus Forster
www.4ster.de

How to do Meditation

How to do Meditation? Meditate to Attract Abundance

Here are two videos that explain “How to do Meditation” and “How to Meditate Deeper?” for beginners or more experienced abundance challenge participants.

In our Confeneurs (Conscious Female Entrepreneurs) Mastermind some participants of the abundance challenge were struggling to calm down during their abundance meditations.

How to do meditation

If you have not done so, yet: Sign up for the 21-Day Abundance Challenge on WhatsApp – NOW!

To start your practice watch this:

How to do Meditation as a Beginner?

Source Youtube: Thank you, Leo Guera, for this guide on how to start a meditation practice

How to do Meditation Deeper? (For Experienced Meditators)

If you are already more experienced, here are some tips about how to improve your meditations.

Source: Youtube – Thank you, Leo, for sharing your insights about the improvement of your meditation practice, and how to do meditation and meditate deeper.

Now, go back to the Abundance Meditations and practice it!

Abundance Meditations

Living Unity

What is so special about Bali? – Why You Will Love Bali?

What is so special about Bali? – Why You Will Love Bali?

Source: Eat Pray Love Bali Trailer on Youtube

What is so special about Bali?

I keep asking other ex-pats: “What is so special about Bali?” And almost everyone who lives for a while in Bali says something similar to that:

“It is the mentality of the locals.”

What is so special about Bali?

Example 1: Scooter rental

What is so special about Bali?

The full story about the scooter rental and why the Balinese are so trustful …

When I arrived the first time I booked the workation which included accommodation and a scooter. We found the scooter keys at the reception with the helmets. And we found the scooters in front of the villa. No one asked us for
– deposit
– credit card imprint
– not even for a license or ID.

What is so special about Bali?

Example 2:

If you drop your laundry, they just ask for your name. And write it in a funny spelling on your bag. Then they say “you can pick it up tomorrow.” No receipt, no pre-payment, no administrative overhead. The Hindus call it karma. People trust each other and they get back what they expect:

Honest guests and customers!

Sure, the situation has changed in Kuta, Legian, Ubud and the other places, where there are a lot of (party-)tourists, who only stay for a short period of time. But even there the atmosphere is pretty relaxed and trustful. Especially compared to the biggest scarcity in the world: the USA. Even though a lot of businesses are run by people that are not from Bali. But everybody gets influenced by the gratefulness of the locals and their open minds. And even Moslems from Jakarta are living it after they are in Bali for a while and doing all the things which are forbidden back home.

What is so special about Bali?

Example 3:

Those stunning pictures my friend Willem shares every week tell it all!

What is so special about BaliWillem is from the Netherlands and he lives already for more than 30 years in Bali between Hindus. And he keeps taking photos of their ceremonies, sunrises, and sunsets at Pererenan, Munggu, and Seseh beaches. He says: “I feel always very welcome at the ceremonies of the locals, due to their open-mindedness. And they never ever tried to convince me to convert to Hinduism.” He keeps writing every week a blog in his Moon Phase Friend Group and shares the best pictures he took during the latest week.

Why is the spirit so special in Bali?

I think the major reason is one ritual of the Hindus, which is gratitude!

They pray and give twice a day something to express their gratitude. And it is amazing to see with which passion they do it. They are completely into it. And this ritual primes their mind. They live and almost fearless life.

What makes it so convenient to stay there?

The price level for services and products is so low, that you can easily live there for the amount of money you pay in a western country for rent and your car. A nice room with a reasonable standard is about 300 € a month. Most of the places have a shared kitchen. They even tidy up your room every day. You do not have any auxiliary nor maintenance cost, like for a rented flat back home. Scooter rental is about 60 € a month and fuel costs only 0,60 € a liter. Dinner in a restaurant including a drink costs about 6 €. If you eat in a restaurant where mostly locals go, this kind of money easily feeds two people.

You need very little cloths. Don’t buy any before you come to Bali. You can buy Tshirts from 1,20 € and shorts from 3 €. The laundry costs 0,50 to 1 € per kg, and you get nice smelling and ironed clothes back the next day. That makes it easy to travel light – just with carry on luggage only.

And what is the downside of it?

I am probably the worst candidate to answer this question. Because I am deeply in love with Bali. Not even a woman could cope with it. And for the most things, that are annoying I found some workarounds.

If you intend to stay permanently in Bali:

The possibility to stay permanently is a bit difficult, due to the visa restrictions. If you are over 55 you can apply for a pensioner visa, which allows you a permanent residence. If you want to work in Indonesia a so-called KITAS is required, which costs about 1.000 € a year. Plus it is a lot of paperwork. Working remotely under the radar is easily possible, and if you do not earn money in Indonesia, it is no problem. But you have to leave the country every 2 months for a visa run. Which means you stay for at least 1 night in another country.

Flights to Singapore are the cheapest option from about 140 € return. You take a flight in the evening out of Indonesia, and one of the first flights in the morning back. I always chose to stay some nights in one of the neighbor countries. And so I visited Malasia, Philippines, Australia, Thailand this way. All flights were below 300 € return. Other options are Myanmar, Timor Leste, New Guniea. But flights to those locations are much more expensive, 400 to 600 €. For that kind of money, you can almost fly to Europe.

Money transfers are pretty expensive. The ATMs payout only small amounts an equivalent of 80, 160, or in the best case about 200 € of cash from your Maestro or credit card. And you always have fees between 4,5-6€ per transaction. So it always adds 3-8% to your expenses. I opened a local bank account with I can withdraw money at almost no cost. And I transfer money via transferwise. Which only costs 0,2% of the transferred amount. It is quick and reliable but only works one way.

If you intend to start a business in Bali:

There is hardly an attractive way (with a reasonable exchange rate and transfer cost) to change money from IDR (Indonesian Rupiah) into another currency. The only thing I can think of is running a money exchange business.

You need to get used to rubbish and low hygienical standards:

You shouldn’t drink tap water. I know 2 people who got Thyfus, which is mostly transmitted through water. No one needs to die from Thyfus anymore nowadays if it is treated medically. So, most of the water gets sold in plastic bottles. Those bottles and other rubbish is almost everywhere. Even if the first duty of the day is brooming the street. The awareness of hygiene is on a low level, but it is developing. They start separating the rubbish and a daily collection picks it up before it starts to stink too badly. What it actually does pretty quick, due to the tropical temperatures. Toilettes can be pretty dirty. In guesthouses, what the locals call homestay, the standards are almost on the European level.

What really sucks is, that they do not have a snake in the drain. So, the drain always is a source for a smelly bathroom. To make the aircon work efficient and to get rid of the mosquitos, they keep closing the windows. And the humidity cannot escape. So bathrooms are often full of mold. Also, the aircon stinks like mold when you switch them on. Especially concrete buildings are getting mold during the rainy season, especially in the basement. So I always prefer a wooden building with a fan instead of an aircon. Or an apartment on the second or third floor, which is usually pretty dry inside. You always have a breeze up there, so it blows away the mosquitos. Bali is free of Malaria, but the bastards can carry the Dengue Fever virus. I only know one person who got infected, but already 3 times.

Tourist prices – special rates for “bule”

Bule is the Indonesian word for a white person / caucasian. And other than black for an Afro-American, it is not considered as offensive. Actually the Indonesians call themself black, even if they just have just a wonderful chocolate taint.

Anyway, as a white person, you mostly pay an extra compared to the locals. This can be up to 3 or even 10 times. And it is still cheap for us. Well, at home one would mostly get better quality. I keep asking a local first, how much is the normal price. Then I start bargaining. And if I pay 10-30% more, that is fine for me. Being prepared like that most people do not overshoot with their prices anymore. They feel that they cannot make any business with you that way.

Now Return to Day 7 of Your Abundance Challenge – Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire

Day 7 for Your Abundance Challenge – Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire

Vital and happy regards
Klaus Forster