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Once you grew old, do you want to look back on the stuff you owned or the stories you can tell? When more is too much, it may become time to focus on the essential in life. The simplicity of happiness helps to focus, get rid of distraction and find out what matters most. This show will help you to find out and live up to a better and happier version of yourself, complemented by interviews with people who already did. It is the simplicity of happiness that matters most. The weekly podcast to the blog: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com Do you prefer German: http://simplicity-of-happiness/de/podcast

Once you grew old, do you want to look back on the stuff you owned or the stories you can tell? When more is too much, it may become time to focus on the essential in life. The simplicity of happiness helps to focus, get rid of distraction and find out what matters most. This show will help you to find out and live up to a better and happier version of yourself, complemented by interviews with people who already did. It is the simplicity of happiness that matters most. The weekly podcast to the blog: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com Do you prefer German: http://simplicity-of-happiness/de/podcast
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Once you grew old, do you want to look back on the stuff you owned or the stories you can tell? When more is too much, it may become time to focus on the essential in life. The simplicity of happiness helps to focus, get rid of distraction and find out what matters most. This show will help you to find out and live up to a better and happier version of yourself, complemented by interviews with people who already did. It is the simplicity of happiness that matters most. The weekly podcast to the blog: http://simplicity-of-happiness.com Do you prefer German: http://simplicity-of-happiness/de/podcast

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Episodes

happy#161 - fear

12/3/2018
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Real man are not fearful, right? I am not so sure about this. As fear is one the most natural feeling that was guaranteeing the survival of mankind for millenia, it is important to as well have fear, feel fear and even express fear. It is a sign to us to be careful and cautious about somthing. Way more important than the feeling itself is what you will do with it. As fear comes from deep inside, from your unconscious mind, it is a feeling that is trying to protect you as your unsconscious...

Duration:00:11:16

happy#160 - live forever

11/2/2018
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Image you were forever alive. Imagine you’d have to live with all the consequences of your actions. For ever? Now let us bring that one step further. Imagine you were all the same. Whatever you would do to someone or something else you would do to yourself. Would that influence your actions? Momentarily I am reading the book: "An End to Upside Down Thinking: Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday Life" by Mark Gober. He states that the...

Duration:00:17:10

happy#159 - planning vs. intuition

10/24/2018
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While planning is mostly done in our frontal cortex, the conscious mind, intuition or gutt feeling is more of an unconscious process. While for a large part of my life I was sure that the more knowledge I have, the better decisions I can take and therefor become a better person, this belief changed over the last years. I had to learn that although our conscious decisions seem to make so much sense, our unconsious is really in charge. When conscious mind is in charge of the navigation, the...

Duration:00:18:18

happy#158 - chris thompson

10/16/2018
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I am so lucky and honored that I meet the people I do. While still living in the „Jungfrau Skiing Area“ in Lauterbrunnen in the winter of 2015/16 I decided one day to register for the online class of Mike Mandel & Chris Thompson and it blue my mind. The content was superb and the way that the two where presenting it resonated with me so well that I wanted to train with them personally. Therefor the first country I traveled to after 10 month in Zanzibar was Canada and I remember freezing my...

Duration:00:43:01

happy#157 - no room for religion?

10/9/2018
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Even, if everything on earth can be explained through science. Imagine that one day mankind is able to create life themself. Once we find out how every details of the genes. What if we find out what makes matter start living, giving that initial impuls. Then there will be no room for religion and spirituality left. At least that is what one might guess, right? I think the opposite is true. The more we can explain, the wider the horizon will become. The more we know, the more we realize we...

Duration:00:18:27

happy#156 - gratitude

9/25/2018
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Do you know the main reason for a growing or a shrinking mindset? Mainly it is a decision that you make. Are you thankful for what you have and do you appreciate everything that you'll gain in life or are you fearful to loose what you have and are afraid for anything new? That is the interesting perspective. It often is the same cause that let’s you feel one or the other and it is only in your mind that you change your reaction to it. Gratitude is rooted in love and therefor will trigger...

Duration:00:11:50

happy#155 - good or bad?

9/13/2018
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Everything on Earth. No, everything in the Universe only exist in relation to its opposite. Nothing can exist without being what it is not. Does it feel strage to read that? What about this? The text you are reading appears probably in black and can only be seen because it is written or dispalyed on something that is not black. When you hear the podcast you can only hear my voice because it is differentiating to the other noises around you. As these might be easy examples and are quite...

Duration:00:11:07

happy#154 - don‘t own your children

9/4/2018
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September 5th is a special day to me. It brought people to my life that made me who I am today and I want to dedicate this episode to them. Almost or temporarily losing these people it draw some conclusions that helped me ever since. Most important to me was the realization that the closer I was to certain people, the more I expected from them. There have been times in my life that I even expected my loved ones to make up for my own mysery. What I couldn‘t find in my own life, I wanted them...

Duration:00:23:49

happy#153 - age is just a number

8/27/2018
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I don’t know how old you are, but I guess you are also getting older. Last winter I went on a couple of mountains with my split board and I was so unfit. I thought that I am just not a fit as I used to because I am getting older. But the truth is that there were people way older than me. They were maybe in their 70th and they were fitter that me. This spring and summer I picked up some exercise and well, I am much better in shape than this winter. I don’t feel that worn out anymore… although...

Duration:00:11:13

happy#152 - straight to the top, or not?

8/20/2018
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Chasing dreams and achieving goals is about knowing the straight way right? Without distraction and with a clear focus directly towards your personal summit? Well, knowing where you want to go is definitely a plus, but you might face obstacles or barriers that are impossible to overcome. There is no way to fight the wind when you're on a sailing boat. It might be much smarter to adjust your course and trim the sails. What appears to be the wrong course might actually be the only way to reach...

Duration:00:12:12

happy#151 - no feedback, no development

8/16/2018
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We can’t learn, when we receive no feedback. We will at least never find out if our progress is going in the desired direction. We will loose contact to the base. Therefor is it so important to act, to actually do something and get our work and actions out there. Then we will receive feedback upon which we can react. Everything is connected and action causes a reaction and if we don’t listen to the feedback we won’t know which reaction we are provoking in the world. In case you are...

Duration:00:10:31

happy#150 - colin wright

8/7/2018
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My journey to declutter started in 2012. I reached a point where I didn’t thrive for more. At least not for more possessions. I wanted to have more joy, more laughter and more contentment. I was looking for more meaning in my life. Through different blogs and writers I ended up with a person who had just taken a phenomenal decision and was traveling the world while writing: Colin Wright and his blog: Exile Lifestyle. Colin was talking about friends who called themselves "the minimalists“....

Duration:00:47:28

happy#149 - letting go

7/30/2018
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Sometimes you need to let go in order to achieve something new. As odd as it seems, first look for something to give up... So often it is mainly the distraction, the lack of focus that gets in our way of achieving something. The day has 24 hours, that‘s it. The attention span lasts only so and so long. There are new studies that the average attention span keeps decreasing and went in 2018 is low as 8 seconds. And then... the next piece of information (or misinformation) catches our...

Duration:00:16:16

happy#148 - how to grow confidence

7/28/2018
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I am faced every once in a while with the question wether I am not afraid to do some of the stuff that I am doing. And well… yes I am. Life is not about being afraid or not. It is much more about finding a way to do it nevertheless. Afterall, let’s face it. I don’t do anything special at all. It has all been done by numerous people before are are being done simultaneously. It is just special to me because I have never done it before. As soon as you are in the situation where you are afraid,...

Duration:00:14:38

happy#147 - live the life you love, world tour

7/10/2018
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Whatever happens to you is often out of your control. Your reaction to that in contrary is your own choice. I decided to turn the amount of freedom that I momentarily have into the chance to live a childhood dream. Since I don’t want to do that alone I am inviting you to join me on the adventure around the world. LINKS: kickstarter project: http://kck.st/2uelZbE https://simplicity-of-happiness.com/live-the-life-you-love-world-tour/ Follow me on: https://patreon.com/flohjoe...

Duration:00:09:35

happy#146 - chasing dreams

7/4/2018
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I am going for my dreams for quite a while now and new dreams keep showing up in my life, making the old ones obsolete. It seems as if I can´t get tired of something new and that is just the way that I am motivated. How are you? What motivates you most and are you sure, that these are your own desires or are you trying to please someone externally. Make sure your dreams are your own and that they meet the underlying cause. Match your motivation with your values and your beliefsystem. Create...

Duration:00:19:13

happy#145 - sailing uma

6/27/2018
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I am so thrilled to be able to present you an inspiring young couple: Kika and Dan. They decided to not buy a couch and settle down after graduation, but instead invest all they had into an old sailing boat that still had to be renovated before they could even launch it into the water. What amazes me most about the two is not, that they are living their dream on a sailing boat, but that they made it there against all odds. They managed to deal with frustration, with the lack of money and the...

Duration:00:53:03

happy#144 - dealing with fear

6/20/2018
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Fear seems to be one of the most limiting factors in life. As true love can be the most motivating one and is able to move mountains or tear them down fear can build them up. The strange things about fear though is, that fear happens only in your head and mostly deals with the future. Can you even remember the last time that you were frightened here and now? This happens only in situations that are really dangerous for you and it makes sense to run away or fight. It is activating your fight...

Duration:00:14:28

happy#143 - sometimes sh*t happens

6/6/2018
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Last time I promised you a feedback about my time in Zanzibar and well... here we go. This has been a disturbing time for in May and I had my struggles to focus on the positive side of things. Yet, what does it do any good to not not see things positive. It is as it is and the only thing truly matters, is the question of who to be in relation to that. Therefor I decided to not go too much into detail. I did not unroll the details and the lies that happened but focused more on telling what...

Duration:00:38:05

happy#142 - who you are, when you lose control

6/4/2018
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It is easy to be the person you want to be when you are in control. When everything is going exactly the way it way planned, you might emotionally not be disturbed. What happens when everything goes wrong. When things are not going as planned, when you are frightened, when you are terrified. How much of your higher self can you maintain when your emotions are going wild. Unfortunately I tested that in the last week, where I didn’t publish anything and I can tell you, I learned a lot. Follow...

Duration:00:17:14