Month: May 2012

Buddhist Thoughts: Trust your ability

Do not underestimate your ability. – Geshe Chekawa, “In Advice From a Spiritual Friend” We all question our abilities at some point or another. We all on the other hand have seen people surviving extreme situations. Often, when the human body is pushed to the limits, one realises how much more one is capable of doing. Now, don’t underestimate this. Be aware of what you can do and take on the challenge. Be bold and brave. Embrace what you thought was impossible. Buddha bless, Volker

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Inspirational Thought: Goals

Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life. ~ Les Brown This is simple isn’t it? Set your goals. Think about what you want to achieve. And those goals will be the sign-posts on the way to master your life. In coaching we call these stepping stones. Little achievements to master life and achieve your dreams. Carry on. Best wishes, Volker

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Sunday Column (169)

What a week. Sunny weather in London. Full pubs. All flags up for the Diamond Jubilee. Britain is enjoying the summer and it’s Britishness. I cannot imagine to live in any other town or country at the moment. Of course that comes at a time when we finally exchanged contracts on our new house and we will be moving in 2 weeks time. Work seems to dominate my life at the moment. So additionally to a lot of stress with the solicitors regarding the house, organising the move etc, it seems that since we got taken over in December, it is like a new job. And my job changed again just now. I might not work long hours at the moment unless I am travelling where I put in two-day-days but that will change soon too. It is very draining though and exhaustive to plan, put together strategies and organise a few things I cannot speak about here. Anyway – it has been 2.5 years since I started at my current job and I made a very conscious decision to turn off my phone and not to check any emails or voicemails for the 2 weeks when I go on

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Weekly Updates for Volker’s Tweets: 2012-05-25

Did I also mention that I am going to leave #southeastern territory soon? Wonder if #fcc or #southern are any better. # @willrolls no friends? in reply to willrolls # Busy day but good day I think. Weekend. And 7 day to my holidays. 🙂 have a good one guys. # I'm at mexad LTD (London, Greater London) http://t.co/drd3Yy01 # Ballueder's #RTB News is out! http://t.co/AYopXbiZ ▸ Top stories today via @ranioramahi @rtb_justsayin # RT @ballueder Inspirational Thought: Living our Dreams http://t.co/Xw0pFP6Q #dreams #happiness # Defo summer (@ Clock House Railway Station (CLK)) [pic]: http://t.co/LGsPb4BD # Passing by (@ Beckenham Recycling Centre) http://t.co/SskVniN3 # RT @fitzbr: Ad Trader Conference: How does video RTB differ from display? http://t.co/ghgmMohr via @Adaptv # #ff @DannyHopwood @BlackPlastic @Iwantmytrain @SimonHeseltine @davidecorradi @aripap @nickblunden @willrolls @WillemEvanOort @matt_mcgowan # #keeponrunning 5 km morning run. Sweet. Warm though but full of energy (given about 4 hrs of sleep) # RT @Zen_Moments: If you're not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space. ~ Will Willis # Prep for my 2 weeks holidays. Realising I have been connected for 2 1/2 yrs constantly. Wow. Defo time to chill. 8 days to go! #hol12 #fb # Watch

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Inspirational Thought: Living our Dreams

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. ~ Les Brown Sorry for a row of classic quotes on here. Many people don’t live their dreams. Many are chasing their “needs” not their “wants”. The money, the career or the life they want to achieve. Often people forget to see what they have: happiness, children, health, a loving partner. Are you living and enjoying what you have? Are you chasing what you don’t have? Is the latter fear of something else? Think about it. With happiness, Volker

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Sunday Column (168)

What should I say. An eventful week has passed. Summing up the last weekend, we went to a Christening. It was a Catholic Christening and I still feel a bit awkward to go to Churches. I guess I have been a bit detached from religion if you don’t count Buddhism as one. Anyway, it was a great event, and a nice get together afterwards. I hope, once we move, that we stay in contact with all those fantastic people we met in Beckenham over the last 8 years. We also got a new neighbour. I didn’t post about it as I didn’t want to be the first one announcing it. A fantastic occurence if you think about it. Whilst having two kids of my onw it is still a miracle thinking a new human being enters this world. I love it and still get a bit sentimental. Nevertheless our two are more than enough work. Nothing warms my heart more than coming home from work or travel and getting big hugs, kisses and a play about with the boys. I absolutely love and adore them! I travelled to Milan this week and got a chance to read more of the

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Weekly Updates for Volker’s Tweets: 2012-05-18

I'm at Kent House Railway Station (KTH) (Beckenham, Greater London) http://t.co/znaueEpv # @thepaulsilver now that you got 1000 followers… in reply to thepaulsilver # @MediaMathEMEA thanks. in reply to MediaMathEMEA # RT @Kahanka: I am the Finalist of Best MAD Baby Blog! Please vote for me! Thank you. http://t.co/Z5HqxWOe #MadBlogAwards # I'm at mexad LTD (London, Greater London) http://t.co/MQKjNnAQ # Haha like it RT @Gu881n5: If Apple were to be valued using the same metrics as Facebook it would be worth 2 Trillion! # @BlackPlastic Adam Opel was the inventor of Opel/Vauxhall. Sorry. One of his family members founded my fraternity in Germany. in reply to BlackPlastic # I'm at Clock House Railway Station (CLK) (London, Greater London) http://t.co/FLj7cpXo # Catching up on the #apprentice #soshit – #keeponrunning # I'm at Clock House Railway Station (CLK) (London, Greater London) http://t.co/TS8YrVxo # Home! (@ cb consulting) http://t.co/ReirzWj3 # I'm at Clock House Railway Station (CLK) (London, Greater London) http://t.co/LA4q7lF8 # I'm at Birkbeck Railway Station (BIK) (London, Greater London) http://t.co/VxJQRQkD # @Beckenham lol. You social media junkie 🙂 of course meant tram. Then again… No, love my teams. in reply to Beckenham # RT @ballueder: Hate the ppl on the TRAM.

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