Should I move to Barcelona?

This question pretty much sums up my entire day. Haha. :D

In the morning I've had my last health check for now and last immunization. Whenever I get those immunization injections I feel like I get instantly tired. Exactly the same happened today. So after my early morning stress (haha) there's been a little break, met some friends and started working in the late afternoon again! :)

While I was in my chill mode I spent a lot of time looking into options on how to move to Barcelona. A couple of years ago I remember I always wanted to move to Stockholm, but for some reason never really worked out at all. Next move 's been the move to London last year for almost 6 months and now I'm back home in Munich. When I visited Belen early 2017 we made big plans on how I'm gonna move to Spain in mid-2017. We literally planned it out super serious. But thanks to my unexpected knee surgery a lot of plans got screwed up. Also my little dream of living in Barcelona for a while.

So here I am again. Pretty much with the world map in front of me looking at where I want to live. And yes, I decided this year Barcelona is on my list 120%! I found the first option already in terms of an apartment, but obviously, this needs a tiny bit more preparation. So depending on how my meetings go within the upcoming two weeks in terms of travel schedule, this is what I'm thinking:

Move to BCN April 01st. At least for three months, but no contracts that last longer than until the end of August :)

Basically, I want to see how I feel about it. If I really like it as much as I think I will reconsider moving there obviously in a different way. But that would be far down the line, and something I'm not gonna spend any time on thinking about for now :) .

DREAM BIG! It's about time again for me to go nuts and spend all my energy towards my future goals. That's the best part about a long break - I'm reaaally really fired up again! Hope everyone had a kickass Tuesday! /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


11680 h in 8 years

11680 hours in 8 years.

Does that mean 4 hours a day? Or - in total 486 days? More than a year?

What is this guy talking about you might ask? I woke up this morning just as always quite early but realised that the first thing I did was turning off the flight mode and opening up Instagram to scroll through. Like absolutely NOTHING important at all. Just consuming.

Ok, cool story bro, get to the point. I figured I would calculate super roughly the amount of time that I spent on social media since I got my first phone. It is crazy! In eight years I lost one year, just staring at the screen consuming other people's posts. God, imagine what I could have been doing with all that time.

Looking back I wish I would have just used these platforms to release my brain, and post stuff I create. Without caring about likes, interactions, whatsoever. This is actually the part, where the most amount of time gets lost. Posting itself, creating, etc. - probably took about 5-10% of those numbers. Means 90% of the time was a pure waste of time. Ok, maybe give another 5-10% for inspiration. But that's it.

The worst part about it: the more you consume, the worse you feel. There's always someone posting a picture on this perfectly photoshopped beach somewhere on this beautiful planet. Who wouldn't want to be there? Instead of living in the NOW and being happy with what we are surrounded by, we are spending loads of time following other people's lives and feeling miserable about our own.

The way I look at social media is quite simple. It's a great tool to connect, interact and share your own story. But I guess our generation needs to learn how to value time and real life discussions different again.

Time is everyone’s number one asset.

Think about it.


WHATS WRONG W/ MONDAYS?

When I woke up this morning I realized once again, that 90% on social platforms are complaining about Mondays. Whats wrong with Mondays, honestly? It's a day like every other day, another chance to enjoy our life, to make friendships and make our life better and brighter - right? I've had a pretty weird discussion about exactly this a couple days ago with a friend. He's been almost like, Monday to Friday don't really count as "nice" days. But why? His answer was - work.

Okay so, but what exactly is work? I found one description on web which sounds like hell: Work is part of a job, something done to earn money. Is this what life is meant to be? To work only to get paid a certain amount of money to make life kind of "awesome" from Friday night till Sunday? To wake up on a Monday, be pissed about the fact that it's Monday, go to work for 8/9 hours, go home, sit in front of the TV, chill and fall sleep. This, or something like this on a every day base?

Like, seriously? If this is the fact for a bunch of people, I'm glad that I have a certain mindset within me that is absolutely different. Then I'm glad that I'm working almost 7 days a week and can't really see it as work. I'm not saying that I'm going to work with a smile every day up on my face, sometimes it is rough - yes, and sometimes it's horribly stressful. But why don't accept the fact, and make it as much fun as possible?

When I wake up on a Sunday like yesterday at 04AM, after 4 hours of sleep and a super intense week behind me, I am for sure a little dizzy in the morning - asking myself why the hell I'm doing this. But as soon as I met up with the first people at 05.30 it's been all worth it already for me. After a coffee, a bunch of new faces you've met up with it's time to start to work at 06.30. Super intense shooting period for a bunch of hours. And I guess here is exactly the difference - I see it as kind of a competition. I want to show myself and everyone else what I'm able to do within this period of time, to really make the best out of it. The only way to do this, is to stay positive all the way. If you are showing up at work being all negative, people around you will have a hard time working with you. If you are positive, kind and nice to everyone around you - everyone will have a much better time working with you. And btw, isn't it a lot more fun having smiling motivated faces around you? I guess what I'm trying to say is, that life as well as your "job" is mostly about perception, the way you look at it and the way you handle all those challenges that come across.

If you are pissed about your job, that you have to do it so often and that you don't live the life you see upon Social Media - why don't you think about what you do and what you really want? It's never too late to change and to find something that is fun almost every day. As soon as you found out what you want, don't be afraid of the change. There are a million things coming across your way - but if you stay focused on the end goal, and you really want to reach it nothing will ever stop you.

This said, time to bounce! What do you guys think? I kinda had to write about this as I was thinking waaay to often about all this!

Let's live.
/Seppi