How many ounces can you bring on a plane? 

How many ounces can you bring on a plane? 

How to get around with max. 7 kg of luggage

Since mid-2017 I am traveling with carry-on luggage only, whenever I am going on a flight. This means you need to know, how many ounces can you bring on a plane? To stay below the 7 kg or 15 pounds limit of the airline, and depending on the type of airplane, sometimes it is only 5 kg on domestic flights.

Traveling minimalistic = freedom

How many ounces can you bring on a plane? Travel with light luggage is very convenient and this minimalism gives me a feeling of freedom. For me, it’s not the freedom to buy and keep everything I want. I rather save the money an live on its interest. In fact, the most material stuff keeps dragging us down. It rather satisfies the need for security, but this is a fallacy:

  • If the tiger spots the two of us, who can run faster?
  • You with a lot of luggage or me with a little?
  • Wouldn’t it be smart to leave it all behind?

That’s ok in the jungle, but not if you are in a hurry running to your gate, after getting stuck in a traffic jam on the way to the airport, in case the security control took ages or after hopping on the wrong tube on my way to London Gatwick airport. I experienced that last year and it was convenient to run to the check-in counter – it was even less convenient that the gate was already closed by the time I arrived.

Reduction of luggage saves resources and money, due to the trend that most budget airlines ask you pay extra already for the first piece of check-in luggage, some of them up to 40 €. So it saves you 80 € on a return trip. For that kind of money, you can buy the things from the drug store at your destination e. g. sun protection, insect repellant, shampoo or toothpaste, a second pair of shoes, another pair of pants and a rain cape in rainy season if needed. You can leave all of it behind on your way back. In most Asian countries those items are anyway much cheaper than in Europe.

How many ounces can you bring on a plane? 

The international size limitations in economy class are mostly:

  • one bag
  • up to 7 kg and
  • a size of 55 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm, or 22 inches * 14 inches * 9 inches
  • which slightly varies depending on the airline, here some examples:
Cathay Pacific 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 56cm x 36cm x 23cm 7kg
China Airlines 1 cabin bag 56cm x 36cm x 23cm 7kg
Emirates 1 cabin bag 55cm x 38cm x 20cm 7kg
Etihad Airways 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 50cm x 40cm x 25cm 7kg
Fiji Airways 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 55cm x40cm x 23cm 7kg
Garuda Indonesia 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 56cm x 36cm x 23cm 7kg
Japan Airlines 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 55cm x 40cm x 25cm 10kg
Jetstar 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 55cm x 36cm x 23cm 7kg
KLM 1 cabin bag 55cm x 35cm x 25cm 12kg
Lufthansa 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 55cm x 40cm x 23cm 8kg
Malaysia Airlines 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 55cm x 35cm x 25cm 7kg
Qantas 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 48cm x 34cm x 23cm 7kg

How many ounces can you bring on a plane? 

How to reduce your luggage by another 2 kg?

How many ounces can you bring on a plane? I found a way to reduce the weight of your luggage by another 2 kg, to get even on a flight with a 5 kg limitation. This trick shown in the video can be used as well to reduce the weight of the luggage from 9 kg to 7 kg, e. g. on the way back home if you added some souvenirs to your luggage. So far it worked for me always, even on the airlines, who don’t explicitly allow one additional personal item.

how many ounces can you bring on a plane

Navigation at your destination

To be able to navigate with Google Maps upon arrival, independent from a WiFi/UMTS connection, it is necessary to download the maps onto your mobile phone before your departure, preferably using a WiFi connection. This video explains how to do it:

Improve your creativity

Improve Your Creativity – Creative Mastermind – Become Creative

How to improve your creativity?

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Inspiration methods

Improve your creativity and watch this video. Join a creative mastermind to inspire your creative moments. Because the 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

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Improve your creativity

Improve your creativity

The Energy to Make Dreams Come True

The Energy to Make Dreams Come True – Energy Management

The Energy to Make Dreams Come True

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How to keep on moving, even in hard times

Make Dreams Come True

Read more about how to Make Dreams Come True on

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And learn how to maintain the motivation to follow up on your dreams to make them come true.

The Energy to Make Dreams Come True

Drive for Massive Change

Drive for Massive Change – Change Your Live – Change Management

How to get started and create the Drive for Massive Change?


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How to get the energy and Drive for Massive Change

Strong emotions create a steep learning experience, the courage to make big changes in your life.

Drive for Massive Change

Learn how to fulfill your wishes and make your dreams come true and to

create the Drive for Massive Change

Drive for Massive Change

Live Your Dream – Make Your Dreams Come True – Dream Life

Live Your Dream …

People keep asking me:

“Are you on vacation or are you working here?”
“Both!”

Nowadays it is possible, just with a WiFi connection and a laptop, to earn money online while being on the road.

Learn more about working remotely http://blog.vitality4happiness.com

About Live Your Dream Klaus Forster writes in his book Networking at Dream Beaches:

“An old dream which I almost forgot became true in Bali. I dreamed that I was living in a basic wooden house next to the ocean. While I was earning my money by day trading in the hammock between two palm trees. In which I saw myself with the laptop on my stomach, a cable to the modem and another one to the phone network. One of the palms had a phone connector to serve me with an internet connection. In my mind, I always had a picture of Queensland in Australia. The combination of working online with the digital nomads during the day at Villa Mimpi Manis and spending the sunsets at Echo beach matched exactly the feeling I had in my dream.

By the way, “Mimpi Manis” is the Indonesian expression for “sweet dreams”, so it made my sweet dream become reality!”

Live Your Dream

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Networking at Dream Beaches, The Freedom of a Digital Nomad’s Life – Author Klaus Forster

Networking at Dream Beaches, The Freedom of a Digital Nomad’s Life - Author Klaus Forster

Networking at Dream Beaches, The Freedom of a Digital Nomad’s Life

Author Klaus Forster

“Wow, are you on vacation?” – “No, I work here!”

A laptop and a reliable, fast WiFi are the only tools required for many self-employed people today. Due to this, they can work as so-called digital nomads and live wherever they like.

This freedom results in a happy life as an entrepreneur. And to experience that, it is necessary to be able to let go and be free from a mistaken belief. That one’s own business can survive only through one’s own work.

In this book, Klaus Forster describes how he has embraced the life philosophy, of the digital nomads. How he optimized and digitized processes so, that he is able to enjoy life in harmony with his work. This book is an homage and invitation for the self-employed, to go with him on a trip to Bali. Get inspired by his experiences, to create your own entrepreneurial life of freedom and happiness.

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The freedom to work from wherever you want

At some point in life, we will have to make some decisions, that will affect our being. We belong either to the group of those who want to increase their wealth, expand their possessions and increase their status or renounce everything material and live only for life itself. Our social system and education suggest that only these two ways are possible. But remember, we always have the freedom of choice, to find and go the alternative way. This is not an ‘either-or’ decision. Being and giving are not mutually exclusive. They instead result in economic success, which arises as a natural and logical consequence.

About the author Klaus Forster

Music Dream Maker and Author Klaus ForsterI, the music dream maker Klaus Forster, was 44 years old when I founded my company Rooms4Music in 2009 and started business operations in 2010. It is a typical “old economy” business, where I rent commercial space, in a very special market niche. I rent large spaces, which no longer meet today’s standards and rent them out to bands and musicians as rehearsal rooms and recording studios. In fact, my business is nothing but a real estate agent and facility management, with the only difference being that my tenants are musicians.

At the same time, I was a caretaker and receptionist. I took care of the vocal equipment and amplifiers during the opening hours, set up the rehearsal studios and filled up the refrigerator with drinks.

In no way, I ever imagined that this business could be automated or virtualized in any way. I had to be present on the spot for thousands of reasons. I spent many hours every day at the rehearsal studios, and I was continuously thinking about the possibilities of a structural improvement in this direction, which was always working in my subconscious mind.

Fortune or Focus?

Vision: In 2022 the most successful German bands will come from StuttgartFortunately, I came across a book by Stefan Merath, that gave me a very special entrepreneurial way of thinking and helped me to develop my company vision “By 2022 the most successful German bands will be from Stuttgart”.

Over the consequent years, I implemented most of the strategies and methods described in the book in my company. After a period of time, I was ready to take one week of remote work each month. At the same time, I discovered that traveling and the freedom associated with traveling were much more important to me than the music I originally wanted to support with my rehearsal studios.

Lessons learned

Even if your dream seems like an illusion, imaginary or almost unreal, do not dismiss them! Within them is your true direction. Even if they seem remote from the “real” world, the core that dwells in them is what you long and strive for.

Start with a great goal that seems almost unattainable to you. e.g. like my vision that “By 2022 the most successful German bands shall come from Stuttgart”. Your dream should be so attractive that it will give you drive and energy even in difficult times and will always give you the direction you want. Even if you cannot see the future because of the many tasks that lay ahead. Always live your big goal, your BIG PICTURE is worth everything. Always remember, concentrate on your vision, anchoring this goal in your heart. Daily!

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Networking at Dream Beaches, The Freedom of a Digital Nomad’s Life


Just letting go and taking some time out seems to many self-employed and entrepreneurs an impossible dream: Yet without it, they sabotage the business altogether!

For Klaus Forster, fate had to start the turning-point of his life: after the death of his brother-in-law, the independent pro-renegade, dropped everything to stand by his beloved sister. From his own experience, he describes how he learned step by step the full benefits of a digitized world, automating business processes and having a happy life in harmony with his work. A key experience was a workation in Bali, where he quickly moved his home office to the island to exchange knowledge with other self-employed workers, on a joint holiday and to get closer to his own vision, distancing himself, from the otherwise mundane tasks of his everyday life.

In his book, he gives valuable tips and encourages self-employed and entrepreneurs to be inspired by his story.

Author of the book “Networking at Dream Beaches” Klaus Forster

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How to Practice Gratitude

How to Practice Gratitude

How to Practice Gratitude

Almost every day I am writing down 5 things I am grateful for. And I am doing it already for some years. As soon as I was feeling the benefits, I started asking myself: how to practice gratitude in a more intensive way. And I found that during and after meditation the feeling of gratitude appears. So the easiest way to intensify it consciously is to concentrate on gratitude during meditation.

Why to practicing gratitude?

Gratitude is the opposite of fear and grief. Both negative feelings disappear if you are grateful. I will explain this in this video in more detail: An easy exercise against grief and fear.

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Here is how to practice gratitude:

Sit down in a lotus position and close your eyes. While you are breathing diaphragmatic, lead your breathing energy down to the Muladhara chakra. This is the source of your tantric energy. You can optionally intensify it, by tightening your pelvic floor muscles.

How to find your pelvic floor muscle?

Hold this tension of the pelvic floor muscle for some breaths. You may start holding this tension for 2 or 3 breaths. And then consciously release it. Because if your pelvic floor muscle is not trained, you will lose the feeling for this tension after a short while. When you got a bit of training, you can increase the number of breaths for holding the tension of the pelvic floor muscle to 4, 5 or even 9 out of 10 breaths. Take in total 10 diaphragmic breaths while you are thinking:

I am grateful for my energy

How to Practice Gratitude

Smile and correct your seating position. Unconsciously you might have started pulling with your hands on your knees. But then your spine ends up like a banana. So, straighten your backbone and release any tension you find in your body. My running coach always said: Imagine there is a helium balloon above your head, which is pulling your head up. This image helps to sit with a straight back.

For the next 10 breaths, lead your breathing energy to your navel. And hold the tension in the pelvic floor for the first few breaths. Imagine the energy flow from the pelvic floor to your navel. So you got two energy streams, your breathing energy, as well as your tantric energy. One is flowing down from the nose and the other one is flowing up from your center of energy, the pelvic floor. Keep the energy flowing. And think for 10 breaths:

I am grateful for my consciousness and having my life in order

Correct your posture. And for the next 10 breaths let the energy flow in the same way while leading the two energy flows to your stomach. While doing this for 10 diaphragmatic breaths think:

I am grateful for my job, the work I am doing, my wealth and all of my assets

Are you still smiling? For the next 10 breaths let the energy flow in the same way while leading the two energy flows to your heard and think. Remember to hold your pelvic floor muscle for the first few breaths.

I am grateful for loving myself, my life, the people around me, the world and the entire universe

Then you are leading your energy, the same way as before to your throat and think:

I am grateful for the water I drink and the healty food that feeds me

Is your posture ok? Then lead your energy to your mouth, while thinking:

I am grateful for honest words

Did you keep up the energy flow? Keep it up. Then focus on your nose:

I am grateful for the air and oxygen I am breathing

Are you smiling? So focus on your eyes:

I am grateful for everything I see

Is the helium balloon still pulling your head up and your spine straight? Then focus on your ears:

I am grateful that I can listen and learn

Now concentrate on your third eye, with is above your nose, just between and above your eyes:

I am grateful for my inteligence

And finally to your crown chakra, which is outside of your body. It is just above your head, where the helium balloon is located. You might say, there is nothing. But still, you can focus on that point above your head and lead the two energy streams there.

I am grateful for my wisdom

While doing this, the energy flow from your pelvic muscle will be the strongest. Maybe you even get a goose flesh, while letting it flow.

When you are done, you might enjoy your gratitude and the quietness inside of you. After a while, you can open your eyes and you will experience the world in a much more positive state. Go ahead and do so and enjoy!

Improve your way how you practice gratitude

How to Practice GratitudeYou can modify what you are grateful for. For example, if you have a pain point, add it to the meditation. Focus on it, let the energy flow into it. Be grateful that you can heal it consciously, only by the power of your thoughts. It is not about the technic, but only about what serves you best. So choose what you are grateful for what works and resonates the best.

And don’t forget to smile. In my opinion, most of the yogis take this much too serious! If you can think about something that makes you laugh out loud, even better:

Let the world hear that you are happy
and
that you are willing to rock her!

Sampoerna

Sampoerna – My First Indonesian

After I booked my flight to Indonesia, I recalled, that my former boss Johannes asked me during a BBQ: “Do you remember Sabine?” – “Yes, certainly I do.” – “She moved to Bali.” – “Oh no, I didn’t know that” and the conversation about Sabine was over.

But recalling Johannes statement, I thought it would be great to meet Sabine, while I am in Bali. But I only recalled her given name, Sabine. I had no contact details anymore, no old emails. All of this information was gone when I quit working for Johannes company.

My First Indonesia Trip

But thinking about it, I recalled that Sabine told me, that she wrote a book about managing the fear of flying. And so I asked Google to search for her book. I found the book “Flugangst”, her full name Sabine Engert, her webpage, and there was her email address. So I wrote her an email saying that Johannes told me about her living in Bali now, and about my planned trip to go there.

She responded within one day. And she was enthusiastic about me coming. She wrote: I am here already for 2 years and none of my German friends have visited me yet! I invite you to stay at my place. She even organized a driver to pick me up from the airport to bring me to her place.

Sabine, my first Indonesian point of contact

One of the first things Sabine asked me: “Klaus, I don’t remember if you smoke. Do you want an Indonesian cigarette? They are special, they have a clove aroma and the paper tastes sweet.” So I responded: “Usually I don’t, but I am always happy to try something special”. And so she shared one of her cigarettes with me.

Already with the first sip, I realized that I knew this special taste. It was on Christmas eve 1988 when I was on my first overseas trip. On a campground in Queensland in Australia, I met a German, who just came from Indonesia. He told about the wonderful atmosphere, low cost of living, how friendly and open-minded the Indonesians are, and how special the cigarettes taste. He brought some Sampoernas to Australia and shared them with me.

So I realized that I had a 28-year break between my first and my second Sampoerna experience!

Sampoerna, my first Indonesian cigarette

Since that day, it was a perfect way to enjoy the sunset at Echo beach with one Sampoerna, usually with a Bintang and spicy sweet corn from the BBQ.

Unfortunately, the number of Sampoernas increased over time. I kept having one with each Kopi Bali, after sex, when socializing, and even during my thinking time. Due to that, I lost the special feeling I had connected to the clove aroma and the sweet tasting paper. So I stopped smoking again because it was about to reduce my fitness and physical growth.

Sampoerna goes over the edge

That’s why I am limiting smoking Sampoernas only to my junk food day. And after sex, if my girlfriend enjoyed it too because that gives us an additional perfect way to connect.

By the way, the Indonesian word “sempurna” (which is pronounced the same way as Sampoerna) just means “perfect”.

how I made my way to Bali

What is a Coworking Space?

What is a Coworking Space?

New coworking spaces are popping up all over the world

So here comes an explanation and definition: What is a Coworking Space?

 

What is a Coworking Space?

An office used by independent self-employed to create a creative environment and share facilities.

What are the benefits of a coworking space?

  • What is a Coworking Space?Sharing facilities and timeshare of its usage turns out to be cheaper for each individual than renting and setting up an own office. If it is not needed, it does not create any cost.
  • You don’t have to take care of the infrastructure yourself like printers, copy machines, and a good and fast internet connection.
  • Due to that, it provides an almost destruction free working, other than in a cafe shop or a restaurant. Plus they provide office chairs and tables, which are designed for working on a laptop computer
  • And it is a great place to meet like-minded entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and inspiration, team up for projects and join forces.

Which other services can you benefit from?

Most coworking spaces offer seminars, workshops, and meetups for entrepreneurs, in which you can learn and grow.

What is a Coworking Space?

Here you can try it out for free!

Jenny Verano’s Love Tips: How to improve your relationships

Your relationships determine the quality of your life

10 Love Tips by Jenny Verano

Jenny Verano’s Love Tips #1: Love and warmth

 How to build Confidence - by Jenny Verano

Jenny Verano

This emotion will help you to get rid of negative thoughts. Develop the behavior of leaving people feeling love and warmth coming from you. To create any new behavior you need to put yourself in the emotional state where this behavior becomes automatic. You need to feel love and warmth first.

Jenny Verano’s Love Tips #2:- Appreciation and gratitude

When you feel appreciative you can’t feel sad or resentful.

Jenny Verano’s Love Tips #3: Curiosity

Make sure you are interested and inquisitive in your interactions with other people. Be present. Focus on them and be more aware of their feelings. Ask good questions.

Jenny Verano’s Love Tips #4: Excitement and passion

Make a conscious decision to feel this emotion every day.

Jenny Verano’s Love Tips #5: Determination

You must be able to follow through on your word in order to achieve anything and don’t give up trying.

Jenny Verano’s Love Tips #6: Flexibility

Be flexible enough to extend your boundaries, give yourself enough time and change the plan if it is not working. You can even change your goal.

Jenny Verano’s Love Tips #7: Confidence

Choose this emotion over fear. Often we are fearful about things that we imagine and feel bad in advance but they never come to happen. Have faith, have trust and choose to be confident in a situation. You must likely are confident doing the laces on your shoes. Why? Because you have done it too many times. Practice gives you confidence.

How to Build Confidence

Jenny Verano’s Love Tips #8: Cheerfulness

There’s a difference between being happy and being cheerful. Happiness is an internal emotion. You’re cheerful when you communicate that happiness to your face and the people around you feel good and happy to be with you. It improves your self-esteem, makes life more fun, causes people to respond to you and the feelings of fear, anger, frustration, disappointment, inadequacy, guilt and depression will seem to disappear. Cultivate this emotion and you won’t have to do any other action in order to get attention.


Source: The Five Love Languages on YouTube

Jenny Verano’s Love Tips #9: Health and energy

When you are vibrant and healthy you have the strength and the energy to do more and bad things bounce of you because you feel good. You can handle situations in a better way because your mind only needs to focus on that particular thing. Practice the things you know that make you feel energetic and vibrant on a regular basis so you can have better health.

Jenny Verano’s Love Tips #10: Sense of contribution

If every day you can feel that what you do adds something more than just to your own life but to others as well, life takes on a new deeper meaning. We all have a need to feel like our lives matter and because we have lived other people’s lives are better. We all want to leave our mark and you can do that by smiling at someone you don’t know or by appreciating someone who needs it or by giving a genuine compliment.

You can notice how you have contributed already and appreciate the little things you do for other people that make you feel good about yourself so you want to do more. It’s like a cycle. You do something for someone that makes you feel good so you want to do it again until you become addicted. Can you imagine a world where people develop an addiction to making other people feel good?

Master those 10 emotions to experience a life
you have never had before!

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