The freedom to work from wherever you want

The freedom to work from wherever you want

Today I got a present for you!
Do you like presents?
Do you want to know, what it is?
It is:
“The freedom to work from wherever you want”

The freedom to work from wherever you want

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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
4ster.de

Abundance Meaning

Abundance Meaning

Abundance Meaning

a·bun·dance

/əˈbəndəns/
noun: abundance; plural of abundance: abundances
  • A huge amount of something, e. g.:
    “The first world countries have an abundance of money”
  • the status or situation of having a big quantity of something, a profuseness
  • more than necessary, plenty of good things of life, wealth, prosperity
Opposite of abundance: scarcity, shortage, lack

Abundance Meaning

If you are in control or dominating the situation makes you feel abundant. E.g.:

  • By your inner status, high self-confidence, having a calm mind, being relaxed and authentic or having a positive aura.
  • But also by the outer status e.g.: By wearing a uniform, showing status symbols, wealth and assets, being very pretty. As well as if you are having a well-trained body. This also may be given by a higher position in the hierarchy of a business.
    E. g.: You as an entrepreneur and business owner.

In the long run, you will realize, that the inner status is dominant over the outer status. And keeping the outer status up – without a high inner status – costs a lot of energy, lipstick, and powder! But inside might be an unfulfilled soul. That’s why mindfulness work is so essential for approaching real abundance to improve inner status.

Outer Abundance Status

Never the less, an abundance of money – and at least a minimum level of wealth – is somehow the basis to be able to do the mindfulness work. If you don’t master the game of money, money becomes too essential. And you won’t be able to concentrate on the development of your mindfulness. Have a look at this video how Markus Heitkoetter a financial advisor thinks about an abundance mindset:

Inner Abundance Status

On the other side, if you do not love money and wealth, nor have a mindset of abundance, you will not be able to attract and keep any wealth. The inner abundance will serve you with energy and passion to build your wealth and to do something meaningful with it.

Two Sides of The Abundance Coin

And that’s why – it is so very essential to work on both sides at the same time. At least I never experienced that a bag full of money fell right on my head during a wealth meditation!

What Makes Abundance Meaningful

An abundant person can see through other people’s eyes. Seeing and understand the situation and world from different perspectives enables to overcome the limitation of individual truth and to become a conscious entrepreneur. With abundance, you always have the freedom of choice.

Now Return to Day 1 of Your Abundance Challenge – The Reality of Abundance

Day 1 for Your Abundance Challenge: The Reality of Abundance

Vital and happy regards
4ster.de

What is Entrepreneurship

What is Entrepreneurship

What is an entrepreneur?

An entrepreneur is a self-employed person who founded his own business

What is Entrepreneurship? As it is described in Wikipedia, it means the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is often initially a small business. People who create a business are called entrepreneurs. The word Entrepreneurship comes originally from the French language. And it is made up of the words “entre” and “prendre”, as much as “business”.

So, what is entrepreneurship in the classical sense?

What is EntrepreneurshipIt is all of the tasks of the founder and a business owner got to take care of. But much more it is their mindset. It is considered as an independent, responsible and healthy way of developing an enterprise. Due to this, entrepreneurship requires great responsibility. And at the same time, it involves taking high risks, because a lot of them fail financially. This means that the term “Entrepreneurship” characterizes a certain attitude of mind. So that the business can improve its success and chances to compete in the marketplace.

And what is entrepreneurship in a modern sense?

Due to the fact, that creating a business idea and putting it into life is a very creative process. An Entrepreneur is an artist. They got to imagine something special, break it down in executable steps, and turn their imagination into something real. And this never ends, they always have to reinvent their business, strategy, as well as the processes to make the business grow. And the base for that is the mental growth of the entrepreneur himself.

What is Entrepreneurship innovation

What is EntrepreneurshipIn English, the first French entrepreneur describes a personality that is quite good at bearing high responsibility and high risk. The word Entrepreneur is not just about the dull translation, but also about character. It requires a balanced attitude to life and the ability to produce new innovations over and over again.

The accompanying word entrepreneurship describes the entire complex of topics, which includes the field of self-employment. Depending on the reading, you can achieve very different content here. According to Schumpeter entrepreneurship definition, it is the creative destruction of existing structures, in order to establish innovations, that are usually obtained through reorganization. Entrepreneurship as the field of action of an entrepreneur. And it is also gilded as a learnable thinking principle, that can be derived and implemented by “normal” managers. Even though managers do not bear the high responsibility, like the entrepreneur himself.

An example of “what is entrepreneurship”

Imagine you got an idea for a business, and you found it together with a friend. The two of you become entrepreneurs. You invest a lot of your own cash and also the debt capital in your entrepreneurship. You also bear the entire responsibility for the capital. But since you are convinced of the idea of your entrepreneurship, the two of you are everything the company is about. You are two true entrepreneurs. And due to living it, your business becomes the blueprint of your characters.

What is entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship turns out into a happy life …

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 am explaining this in this video in more detail: Gratitude – A simple exercise against grief and fear.

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!