BACK AT IT!

The past few days have been just insane, and with that its about time to say: That's it! :) Over and out, my longest break from work is in the books! I feel like five years ago (yep, its a good thing :) ) and I'm more than excited to get it started all over again! :) A fresh start from zero usually means a lot of changes and I'm super stoked to get them all sorted and get going 100% NOW! The best part about it, I'm already fully on it. I’ve had the first shooting with my friends from Bavarian Couture, a bunch of meetings and loads of sessions in the editing booth.

Video w/ Bavarian Couture here.


The past few weeks were very unusual for me. I would say I’m used to action and constant changes 24/7, and now I've been in my comfort zone for almost two months straight. Crazy!

Here my past seven weeks and my personal learnings in a recap:

  • "Working hard" for a bunch of years requires a ton of retreat
  • I couldn't let go of my daily routine of having a "wake-up call at 05 in the morning" for almost six weeks
  • I ran completely blind into my next "go go go mode" - I trained six times a week. Seriously. I've been exhausted. Stupid.
  • It takes as long to get rid of routines as long as it takes to get used to new ones!
  • Work smart, not hard.

And maybe the biggest learning: Don’t take life too serious all the time - I know this is nothing new, but to actually live by that requires a ton of energy from my side.


Here a recap from the past few days.
Sunday: Editing for Bavarian Couture, gym session, birthday’s and in general go out to party :)

Monday: 04am wakeup call. Fly to Hamburg for very successful meetings with Georg, Justin, and Charlie. Fly back home to Munich at night and prep for Tuesday's mission. Weirdest thing about the day: It's been snowing more in Hamburg than at home in Munich.


Tuesday: 03.15am wakeup call. Go for a sunrise mission with my friend Dominik who’s managing the IG account bavarianexplorer. Look at his Instagram. He's out there pretty much every weekend taking insane photos all over Bavaria. Makes me realize again and again that you don't necessarily need to travel 10 hours to do dooope things! :)

My face after hiking up haha. Dying - haha :D . My legs were not as strong as I thought. After a few hours, once we reached the top it got cloudy. The photos above were taken in a 2 minute sunny window. Not as good as it could have been, but being out there in the white is never disappointing at all! You just gotta make the most out of it :) . This drone shot Dominik almost forced me to do. Such a dope location:

For all the nerds: Shot on DJI Mavic Pro.


Today I pretty much spent all day at home catching up on emails, organizing, and editing for about 6 hours.
Time to make 2018 an epic one! 110%! :)
/Seppi


Organising my life again

Today has been, you know, well, one of these days: Emails. Editing. Workout. Meetings. Editing. Emails. Phone calls. Booking flights. And maybe a few more emails. ;) This sums up pretty much all I've been doing today. I am almost back in full-on work mode. Today's been kind of like a warm up and from tomorrow on I'm gonna go all in 100% again. Ended today with a short little trip to my brother's restaurant and got myself a dope salad. :) Nothing to complain about! :)



Time to get myself ready. Tomorrow shooting with Bavarian Couture in Munich. Sunday shooting somewhere in the alps and Monday Hamburg meetings. Plan for now. To be continued. :)

I'm excited! Happy Weekend. /Seppi


Winter is back

Everybody who knows me knows the following.: SNOW makes me HAPPY. :) At least it used to be like that until I worked three years nonstop in cold winter conditions. What I always used to hate is winter at home. Because 90% of the time it's cold/icy rain and maybe only a few hours of snow before it disappears again. Today I again realized, that if it's actually whiteout, there's nothing that can stop me. I used to be Mister snow shoveling himself. I would clean everything off snow twice a day because I loved being outside in the cold when it's snowing. And that's literally what I did today. I've been working quite a bit today in front of the computer until I got some motivation to get my ass outside and go for a walk. In the evening I then shoveled snow, like back in the days. I loooooooved it! :D



As you can see, it's not too much snow yet. But it reminds me of all the good times I've had throughout the past few years on different mountains around this globe. For some reason, this video popped into my head. One of the older ones from 2013. Probably, one of the projects I was the most motivated about in my entire life. I loved this week. Everything's been so new, the crew has been a dream and a week with girls only. Gee's - I should get back into my old footsteps and enjoy life much more again! :) (In a different wayy hahah)



Over and out from an overexcited Seppi.


#MondayMotivation

I wish I could show you the energy I have to say this right now: I love Mondays :) ! haha. I feel like every Monday is a new start to make the best out of a week. And that's how I started: Typical routine, some sports and lots of digital work. So, nothing really special but I got a lot of annoying paperwork out of the way which has to be done as well!

Since a lot of people usually have a massive lack of motivation on Mondays, here one of my favorite videos. I think it's super strong, inspiring and should give you a ton of motivation to go all in in no time! Hope you Enjoy! /Seppi


BLUEPRINT - Scooter Braun:

Probably one of the persons I look up to the most. Get your notepad ready to write some very helpful pieces of advice down!

"Scooter Braun is a visionary for the self-made, social media age. After catching the eye of Jermaine Dupri as the hottest young party promoter in Atlanta, Braun signed and diligently broke Asher Roth and Justin Bieber. He went on to manage a bevy of global pop stars to expand his company into other facets of entertainment and to weather some very public storms, all while gathering a following as big as some of his acts."

 


1 year w/o alcohol | Why I quit drinking

About one year ago I pretty much quit drinking 100%. I'm now having a beer every three months or so. But only to always realize again: I did not miss it. So yes, this is semi kind of weird, especially since I don't get angry or anything whenever I'm drunk. I just loosen up which I would almost consider as a great thing. "Happy-Seppi" as most people always said! Hahah :D


Here a little throwback to one of the best parties I've ever been a part of in 2015. Holy, such good memories!


Ever since I can think of, I have a weird relationship with alcohol in general. I always enjoyed working behind the bar mixing drinks at many different private parties that my brother organized in his early years. Within the years I also saw what damage alcohol can do to your body. Not only by experimenting on my own as every teenager does. But also while following many people that kept partying every weekend until they blacked out. I've seen so many weird scenarios of others being absolute retards when they're drunk while I was at work mixing drinks, that I decided to do everything I can, to not end up like them.

In between 17-23 I probably took every party opportunity I could find and go for it. With 24 I realized that nicotine and alcohol in combination is a horrible thing as my head was about to explode every other day. That's when I stopped smoking as I wanted to keep the social "drinking". However, whenever I get drunk I really enjoy it while I'm out. But once I'm home I hate myself that I did it. I'm not kidding. I'm in a super bad mood for a couple of days just because of booze. That's why last year around this time I quit drinking as I just feel like it wasn't worth it anymore. Since that I learned the following:

  • It's apparently annoying from a social point of view, but if you're drinking alcohol-free beer or cocktails, most people don't care. And if they do, just don't care about what they think! But you might go home earlier as after a few drinks you just can't keep up with the conversations anymore in a fun way.
  • Much more energy. After two to three weeks you live differently. The amount of energy you get from not drinking is insane. All your other routines will get boosted like you've never seen it before!
  • Much clearer mind.
  • No more hangover days.
  • You have an additional "real life" month each year. What I realized after a couple of months is the following: I used to be out 2-3 times per month. Usually Friday / Saturday. So most likely this meant for each party 1-2 hangover days where I hated life and didn't do much. Let's say 2,5 hangover days per month * 12 = 30 days. 30 days per year you now can spend in whatever way you want. I started going nuts in the gym, going for long walks and actually taking days off properly with proper sleep. I guess I don't need to say that the way you sleep when you're drunk is just something else.

All in all: I am thrilled with my decision. I'm sure I will have a drink every now and then, but I'm guessing for a second or even third drink a night you really need to convince me that it's worth it! However, the social aspect is probably the toughest to consider. I think I got to a point where I don't care anymore if someone tells me I'm a "whatever-something" bc I'm not drinking. :D

I guess that's it from my point of view. Let's have a ton of fun in whatever way we think it's best! :)

Btw: I can't believe this is already day 7 of my blogging. The more I get back into it, the more I absolutely LOVE doing this! Sharing my story makes me happy.

Over and out! /Seppi


My daily routine

Before I write all this stuff down I guess I should clarify that this is not what I'm doing all year. My routines are changing a bit every few months. The basics are the same though! However, for maybe 80-90% of the year when I'm working I'm aligning my life along the following routines.


DAILY SLEEPING SCHEDULE:

Mon - Fri/Sat: 22.55 - 04.55h = 6hrs and 13.30 - 14.30h = 1hr  |  Total: 7hr per day.
This is ideal scenario. I try to keep it exactly like this whenever I can. But doesn't work out too often.

Sat - Sun: No wakeup call. / Trying to sleep more than 8hrs straight.


DAILY MORNING ROUTINE:

04.55 - Wakeup Call
Open space (no social media, etc) until 05.30
05.05 - Thankfulness
05.08 - Write down key values
05.10 - Coffee & Breakfast
05.45 - Medi
06.00 - Prepare clothes
06.15 - Gym
07.00 - Shower
07.15 - Computer / Start to work


DAILY NIGHT ROUTINE:

- Open space prior 1hr to sleep
- Listening to podcasts / audio books


DAILY WORK ROUTINE:

- Get inbox to zero, every day!
- Take all phone calls asap!
- Take action, don't procrastinate ever!


WEEKLY SPORTS SCHEDULE:

I've been trying a lot when it comes to this. I used to be on a workout 5-6 times a week whenever possible. But that can be a bit frustrating, especially when you're traveling and working as much as I do. I'm now trying to squeeze in 3 proper workouts every week. However: At least a short run / short exercise on a every day base. This is also somethings I'm developing on a lot. The more sports I do the more recovery time I need. That's why I'm lately lowering the amount a bit so I'm not always deadly exhausted on a every day to day base hahah.


Okay, for most people this sounds probably like the most horrible thing you could potentially do. Like - "where's the time for Netflix and chill?". Ehrm. Not existing. Busy doing other things. Living such a structured life requires a lot and I do totally understand that most people think I'm an absolute idiot for doing that. However, this routine enables me to live the life I'm living nowadays. I feel great when I go to bed and realize I'm in control of whats going on. Again, now, fe. when I'm on holidays, this is not what I'm doing every day. Every other day, yes. But not every day. However, I actually can't wait to fully dive into this life again where everything's efficient.

What do you think? Idiot, or actually a bit interesting?

Have a kickass Sunday everyone :) /Seppi


Weekend-mode on

I'm pretty happy about my current "bloglife" - I'm getting more and more into it again! Feels great :) . This is however, probably the most boring time of the year right now where I can't share too many exciting things at all. But, even though I'm thinking a lot about how to keep going with my future plan - this weekend is probably the first one I really enjoy again. When I'm out with friends, I'm out with friends. I love having proper conversations again even though I'm not drinking. I know this might sound weird for 95% of the people, but I really had to learn how to slow down again and how to enjoy evenings that are not just scheduled on each second. So yep. Life is pretty goooood :) . So far I went two times for dinner"dates" in one of my brothers restaurants. Had a vegan burger with salad yesterday which was fantastic. Today my little nephew enjoyed a ton of fries with some bits of a burger. I freaking love little kids. We can learn so many things from them. The way they behave is just inspiring. Anyhow. A chill night ahead as I'm going back into full routine tomorrow morning, so lets get reeeeeaddy! :) Tomorrow morning I'm having a breakfast up on the schedule and some sports before that. And maybe a fun adventure after all that. But that fully depends on me if I can arrange to get a car by then. Lets see. haha

Excited! I think I cleared off a lot of weird questions today so I can't wait to wake up with fresh brain again tomorrow morning.

Happy weekend! /Seppi


No wake up calls

I guess this is something I am really not used to. Today in one word: floating. I feel like now after more than 6 weeks at home I'm getting into a state of mind where I feel more and more relaxed. Giving up on control, fe wakeup call at 05am are obviously very much baby steps. But it feels great waking up at 07am without being pissed about the fact that its that late already. Same goes for sports. This weeks main focus is to supercharge for the upcoming 8 months which will be mental! I still haven't locked down too many things on my calendar as I am trying to give myself as much time as possible to chill and live a normal life. At the same, with having a clear mind, I'm trying and working out a lot of new things. I sent out a bunch of emails today to finally start working on my current ideas. A few things in the pipeline which I'm very excited to talk about very soon. However. Nothing special at all today! Did mails, cleaning and went for a meet in the evening. Now my eyes hurt really bad, so time to sleep. No wakeup call either tomorrow. It's weird. I want my energy back :D.

Niiight! :) /Seppi


Turning 25

25? Haha, today’s the day. I am old now. Since I am 21 I keep saying that I am twenty one whenever someone asks me - until I realize I am 24. Shit. No - 25 now!

It doesn't feel any kind of bad though. I've been looking forward to turning 25 over the past two years. The reason for that, idk. Every year when it’s about time to prepare for my birthday I start thinking a lot. Where in life am I right now? Did I learn and progress within the past 12 months? What am I unhappy about? What do I need / want to change? Where do I wanna be in 5, 10, 20 years? How in the world will I ever find a place to settle? All these kind of questions.

This years thoughts are interesting to me. I feel like the first time in my life I found something like a „solution" to deal with all the stress and negativity that is in everyday life. I have a much clearer understanding of my own visions and with that a lot more structure in every day to day life as I can break the „vision" down into realistic „milestones". At the same, I realize more and more how important it is to build a team around yourself that you are happy to be working with rather than being a one-man army for the rest of your/my life.

Learnings of the past year:

  • Nothing in this world is more important than your own routines! Stick to them!
  • Always go with the choice that scares you the most
  • Don’t give a fuck about what other people think
  • Surround yourself with role models
  • Be a role model
  • Always go to bed with zero emails left in your inbox
  • Meditation helps for real if you practice it
  • After 2 weeks without alcohol, you live differently
  • Nothing can stop you as long as you are willing to give it all!

I guess I could continue with this list for another 15 minutes, but that pretty much sums it up I think.

My plans for the upcoming year are huge, and with that all the learnings from the past years will be even more important than ever before. I will get back into all my routines I introduced into my life the past 4 months from now on - to really make this one stand out.

Looking at the last year it’s taken an incredible amount of discipline, routines and hard work to make all the things happen that I want to do - that’s why I’m even more excited for the next one. One year from now, I wanna be in the exact same position again, proud about what happened throughout the past 12 months. But that will be quite a challenge!

To start off this Monday with loads of motivation, watch the latest Vlog of my biggest inspiration out there. This kid is just insane!

Time to get back into a hyper-disciplined life! Have a kick-ass start into the week ya'll!
/Seppi


Time to be back.

Time to be back on this platform.

I do have to say, that I’ve missed writing on a daily basis. It clears my mind, and so often looking back on a blog it’s such a great reminder of what happened. By the way – how is everyone doing? I guess, it will take some time until someone will read up on this blog again, but it’s time to start. And I’m so excited!

To explain why, and at the same why I haven’t been blogging for more than a year.
Lets start with why I haven’t.

Mostly: time. Plus a little lack of motivation. Plus I didn’t like the blog design anymore. Plus I’ve been working on a many other platforms or formats such as vlog / podcast / whatever. Plus internet connection has been sucking at home for aaages.

Plus – I’ve been living the shit out of my life. Seriously. It’s been FUN! 😉



Starting to blog now, doesn’t mean I’m not living 110% anymore. I just want to share my story again, I got the motivation again, and now that I think life is more interesting than ever before I guess it’s about time to do so.

I took advantage of the fact that I’m injured right now, set up a completely new blog, with a completely new design – which makes it even more fun to create content for a page. I got rid of most of my already existing blog content, as I wanted to have a blog system from now on, that works on its own. The reason for that: Portfolio + Blog within the same system have never been a good choice for me so far.

Well, that’s it for today. Just wanted to jump in and say hi! From now on I’m gonna try my very best, to give you updates, inspiration and whatever it is, that keeps me going on an everyday base at 3 pm!

Off to my physio to get some knee workout done!
/Seppi