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Be a servant.

That’s my no. 1 outcome after having observed and having been exposed to successful business people. Let that be your mantra and you’ll be doing fine. Many things derive from that seemingly simple notion.

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My permanent todo list

- [ ] Survive
- [ ] Experiment

Meine permanente Todo-Liste:

- [ ] Überleben
- [ ] Experimentieren

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When you dumped your worries, fears and negative emotions down the toilet and grew a new branch out of your old tree.

This is not happiness. It’s featherness - not feeling any weight or baggage only worry-free.

Clap your hands because you achieved to be present.

Akna Marquez contemplating on the question: What is Beauty?

With references to designer Stefan Sagmeister, Jessica Walsh, Massimo Vignelli, Claude Monet, Jean-Louis Chrétien and John O'Donohue.

My favorite:

the origin of the word "beautiful," kalon, does not constitute an etymology among others, but is the very origin of language. The word kalon is the name of naming. Beautiful, kalon, is a calling.

It’s the week after the sabbatical and it was a bit rocky in terms of productivity. But I rediscovered my love for being rich.

Read or watch the newest video of my journey

Great, you read until here. Here’s your reward: I’m analyzing your landing page for free! Check, see if you’re one of 100 lucky ones and follow the process I mentioned there.

By demonstrating that I know what I’m talking about when it comes to selling products of Indie makers (through the analysis + a potential follow-up conversation), I’m presenting myself as the obvious choice for Indie makers to sell their products through unobtrusive storytelling.

I’m the voice of the 🎈Indie movement because I believe in the compelling power of my voice and the importance of „corner coffee shop internet businesses“.

Yes, it’s quite an effort: It was 13 hours of work in John’s case. But I’m happy to do it because I believe in empowering Indie makers and putting them in a powerful (democratic) position. This avoids the establishment of monopolies or de-facto monopolies.

It just makes more sense if you bring something to the table before any word was exchanged.

Do you prefer someone who’s arriving empty-handed and wanting something from you?

Or would you like to talk to someone who’s in front of your door with a present in his hand although you didn’t ask for anything and he’s only asking for a minute of your attention to receive the present?

Another in-depth landing page analysis (LPA) for an Indie maker.

Today: John T. Valles page who is running

You can read my 5,500-word analysis here:

Why I’m analyzing landing pages as voiceover artist? (read on)

I prefer to start a conversation by giving value upfront instead of cold-emailing or cold-calling an Indie company or an Indie maker and offer my voiceover service with nothing to show to him or her.

The quote on the image has to be „Achievement without fulfillment won’t make you happy“ (T. Robbins)." Use the .Sketch file to fix that yourself

If you like the wallpaper and want to enter your own routine and get rid of the other text, here's the editable .Sketch file to download so you can make your own wallpaper =>

In addition to the topic of productivity, here's my ideal productivity routine (as a wallpaper to download) combined with Sean McCabe's "3-Month Guide to Waking Up at 6am Consistently"

And: „Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.“ - Albert Einstein

In addition to being a servant be an observant as well because it entails the „servant“ anyway.

It was my fourth one-week sabbatical this year. In a sabbatical I’m usually slowing things down, reducing or completely avoiding social media time and spend time on projects I also care about. This week was dedicated to working on my book .

In addition to that, I spent the week at my brother’s house in the North of Berlin where I took care of a little zoo (dog, cat, 7 ducks) - a bit like the „Town Musicians of Bremen I was probably the donkey ;)

Did you know that entrepreneurship (being an entrepreneur) is a lifestyle, not a career choice?

Life of an entrepreneur

(short version)

Continue until one of your executions takes off.

(long version)

Continue - executing, connecting to people to learn from, being healthy (time-off, rest, food, etc.), building assets, saving money and paying everything in cash (no debt) - until one of your executions takes off.

Ideally, one execution will hit a spot before you die but prepare for that it won’t. If it did focus your efforts on this one execution and make it your cornerstone business.

It all happens in your head. Just your imagination...

Considering the heatwave of the last weeks here in Europe, here’s your savior => Rainy Mood:

Lesson: Focus on the solution while everyone else argues about the problem.

The week went relatively well. Productivity scores with at least 8/10 every day (Mon-Fri) despite a change of work place and lots of social (media) time. This is episode 11 and it's about consistency.

You define what success means to you. Success is personal and by no means objective. Nobody with no knowledge about you and what you’re doing tells you when you’re successful.

Don’t be fooled when the media speaks about success, they have no idea what they’re talking about because for them it’s just another story to sell. They sell the end result, they don’t sell the 30 years that made you reach this outcome. Don’t be blind-folded.

I think people value money so much because they worked so many hours for it - totally understandable. It’s the time they spent making it why they attach an added emotional value to money although it's just money, nothing more.

That’s another reason why the detachment from „time worked = money received for that time“ should be pursued. If this happens, people will probably also call it less „my money“ and start calling it more just „money“ while still respecting what it can do.

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