When I start learning something new, I dive deep into the topic to get to the bottom of it. I keep on asking questions until I understand. I’m very passionate about figures and enjoy compiling spreadsheets (#longlivespreadsheetformulas). These days everyone comes up with a business idea. My friends who know about me do that too. And when a friend brings up a new business idea, I help them analyze it using my spreadsheets. Friends would call me geeky when they talk about me and my spreadsheets. Turns out, most of the times they use my spreadsheets themselves and love them!
Keeping fit and active is vital for a healthy body and mind. I do different types of sports: running, roller blading, swimming, workouts, and playing volleyball.
Since my university times I thought that there must be something else than the typical 9 to 5 jobs to earn money. There must be ways to fund the lifestyle we want without trading our time for money. And there is a solution for it: PASSIVE INCOME!
I have set up multiple streams of passive income to fund my lifestyle. For me, it was things like extended traveling, flying in business class, or driving expensive cars, which I was not able to afford with my regular 9 to 5 job. Basic income is essential; however – it is wonderful to enjoy financial freedom and do what you enjoy!
I have studied Computer Science at a university in Germany. Though this subject is rather geeky, I’m not the typical IT stereotype. Yes, I like technical details, algorithms and data. But at the same time, I am outgoing, open, communicative and you could find me on every student party back in the days.
At the end of my university time, I had already started my own business. My first project in software development was for a client, helping them to modernize their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application. It was a product which they sold to their clients. With two other friends I started this project. I was working day and night as well as weekends on this project. The worst thing was that we did not get paid. The client was never satisfied, he often changed his mind about requirements and would always find some flaw to justify for not paying us the money. Mostly he took advantage of a few youngsters who were technically very skilled but inexperienced to run a business. When the client finally paid off some of our invoices, one of the friends ran off with the money. Me and the other friend did not get any of it. Bottom line, I was working crazy hours on this project for more than one year and did not even have enough money to pay for my living. Thankfully my mum has supported me a lot during that time.
After this tough (and admittingly rough) first experience as an entrepreneur, I have moved my career as a software engineer into the corporate world like most of us do. However, I don’t feel regretful about my experience. Whatever happens in life, there is always some valuable, positive insight which you can take away and which helps you develop further (#continuousimprovement again).
So I continued working in the corporate world in different enterprises. And still, I was always seeking for a way to earn more money on the side, which would help me finance my dreams and reach financial freedom. Tim Ferriss’ book “The 4-Hour Work Week” has inspired me a lot. The “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” concept by Robert Kiyosaki made me realize the real difference between assets and liabilities, which many people get wrong.
Over the years, I have earned money with crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum (mining as well as trading), and I have worked on software for automated currency trading (FX Trading). My first exposure to affiliate marketing was when I worked on a project called Link-O-Mat together with some friends. It allows everyone to retrieve some money back for every item they buy online through affiliate marketing.
A good part of the money I have earned on the side through my passive income streams, I have invested in securities like stocks, funds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT).
One night while watching videos on Youtube about productivity tips, I discovered a two Australian friends: Gerard and Chris. They were talking about an online digital education program that changed their life. It would teach and give you the tools needed to create a business and lifestyle to suit your needs. Feeling a little sceptical at first, I had a strong feeling that this could change my life tremendously.
Since I joined this program, my life has changed more than I could ever imagine. I had no idea of the endless possibilities that existed online. And that’s me who had all these previous experiences about passive income already. They introduced me to a fantastic community with like-minded people. Also, to some mentors who knew what they were talking about on how to succeed in the digital world. To make a long story short. I’m still a member of this community, and now I’m running my own online business. If this resonates with you, please meet my mentors Stuart, Jay, and the rest of the community. They’ve got an outstanding FREE training video series which you can check out here.
This mentorship program will guarantee that your business enjoys more success, with less work, and they will be showing you EXACTLY how you can automate your business, and develop multiple income streams, with less effort, less expense, and in less time than you ever imagined.
Today I’m helping other people who are in the position I was in when I saw this first video. People who want to make the most out of their lives. People who are interested in how to start an online business and learn what possibilities there are for ordinary people like us in the exploding digital economy.
My dream is to make as many people as possible realize the enormous power they have to design their own lifestyles and live a life they truly love with passive income. This includes growing as a person. Continually learning new things and skills to share with others. It also includes opening up the mind to the fantastic opportunities the new digital economy is offering. The possibility of working from anywhere in the world, and having the freedom of time and finances is hard for many people to imagine. I want people to have the courage to step out of their comfort zones and starting to work toward their own big dreams in life. If you don’t have any dream or vision yourself, you will probably end up working toward someone else’s.
It does not matter if
- You want to earn some more money on the side to fund your leisure interests, traveling dreams, etc.
- You want to start and grow your own successful online business and create a life that you love
- You already have a business, and you want to push it to the next level through the tremendous amount of options that the Internet offers nowadays
Be open towards others, other views, new ways, and ideas.
Meditate daily for your inner balance and to gain clarity in life.
Become the best version of yourself. Learn new things and skills to grow.
Share the learnings. Thrive in a community of like-minded, driven people. Create a snowball effect of positivity and growth.
Stay curious and filled with wonder.
I am at my best when I am grateful, knowing that I am blessed with a healthy body, sound mind, some good friends, and a life of freedom and abundance. I take nothing for granted.
I am at my best when I take pride in my work and do my absolute best in everything I do. I give 100% to what I commit to.
My Favorite Business Books
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