I am courage
A plant-based minimalist mountain biking guy, who likes to grow plants, paint, do yoga, meditate, write poems, produce youtube videos and get out of his comfort zone.
- 10 years ago I was smoking
- 5 years ago I was drinking almost every week
- 3 years ago I was getting angry, reacting quickly, sometimes shouting in my relationships
- I quit smoking when I became an athlete (change of self-image).
- I experienced enormous fun in dancing without drinking any alcohol. It felt like ripping the fabrics of space-time and finding a different way simply to let go. I enjoy a glass of wine or drink every now and then.
- I still get angry or feel frustrated in my relationships, however, now I have that gap, between stimulus and response. I have the option to decide how to react in a tense situation where my emotions rise up within a fraction of a second. I can choose to let go and reply in a peaceful way.
- 3+ years of coaching experience with 50+ clients
- Certified Master Life Coach and Volunteer Job Coach @Powercoders
- 20 years in the IT industry as an IT Engineer, mostly in leadership positions, Certified Scrum Master II.
There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself. – Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings
I’m coaching for more than three years now. The more I give, the more I get. I’m proud to see my clients succeeding in their journeys and I’m humbled and happy to be part of this journey and have a small positive influence on their success.
I’m far from perfect. I’m learning about myself every day. A few years ago I knew all the answers to any question. Today, I’m open to listening to your answer. I’m a lot more able to accept myself and others exactly how they are.
We are all part of the Universe, and we are all connected. I trust in karma so I’m doing my best to give love, success, abundance, acceptance, support, healing, healthy life.
“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” – Heraclitus
Life is a journey
I always find it impossible to summarize my story as once I am finished with the summary, I’m already a different person. It’s impossible to put myself in boxes.
Five years ago everything about me was different. I was working in a well-paid IT job in Switzerland. I was buying way more stuff than I needed. I exactly knew what everybody else wanted and needed. Drinking alcohol almost every week, mountain biked a lot, had a lot of fun. I started daily meditation.
Then I’ve read Getting Things Done by David Allen.
For the first time in my life, I’ve defined a vision. My vision. Instead of going with the flow and letting others decide what I should do, I took responsibility and started to take action. I’ve started working with my first coach, Brent. I wrote and published a book in three months. Not fitting in the company culture anymore my company fired me.
A chaotic period came. I didn’t know what’s the next step. I fall into the gap between employment and self-employment. Making steps every day towards self-employment, getting further and further from stability. I’ve learned and learned, networked tried, struggled. Relationships changed. I’ve learned how to be a Master Life Coach and started coaching. The feedback and seeing the success of my clients kept me going!
In September 2020, I went all in to become 100% self-employed and leave behind the lovely support of the RAV (unemployment) system. It was amazing to work for myself, decide what to do, and be able to do what I love to do. Three months later it was the most difficult part of my life. In a short time, I’ve had two of the biggest personal losses in my life.
I’ve escaped into work. I tried to resolve things within me. I suppressed my feelings.
After seven months I had very few results and pretty much burnt myself out and that lead to a few months of depression. I’ve worked through it with the help of my psychologist. It was a learning lesson.
Some moments closer to death than life.
I’ve started rebuilding myself, relationships with friends, family. Accepting how things are and being patient. I’m back on track, happy and grateful to be here. As Thích Nhất Hạnh mentions suffering leads to understanding. Understanding leads to compassion. With that said I would be happy to skip depression out of my life, however, it’s part of me, I take responsibility for ending up there. I also take responsibility for coming out from that place.
I’m hopeful and know for sure that things will unfold in the perfect time. how they should be.
“You are exactly where you need to be.” – Julia (Boho Beauty)