Oceans, Mountains, & Fried Oysters Po’Boy Sandwich. Only in Vancouver.
We’re back in the West Coast! After spending nearly 3 months in Europe seeing family and friends from all over, we’re wishing more than ever that Vancouver was a bit closer. Le sigh.
For now, we’re planning on crunching it with our sites and working our newly crafted wizard marketing skills. I like to call the phase where I’m in right now the: ‘Hustle & Develop’ phase. I love that epic talk that Gary V gave at the Web 2.0 Expo back in ‘08. It haunts me. To this day. Every moment I spend on working on my projects all I can imagine is Gary’s voice behind my back looking down at me telling me to HUSTLE IT.
Need the recap?
Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhqZ0RU95d4
“"Nothing about my life is lucky. Nothing. A lot of grace, a lot of blessings, a lot of divine order, but I don’t believe in luck. For me, luck is preparation meeting the moment of opportunity. There is no luck without you being prepared to handle that moment of opportunity. Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for the moment that is to come." — Oprah”
We spent a week of swiss bliss in St. Moritz, Switzerland this past week. All I can say about the scene is… Wow. St. Moritz is well known through out as the most glamourous ski town in all of Europe. Mostly it’s filled with wealthy Russians and socialites, but luckily the Olympics in Sochi emptied the premises. We were able to ski freely on our own along beautiful routes of any choice along mountains and glaciers. Feeling blessed for all the beauty we saw this past week!
After almost three months of Europe, we’re finally heading back to Vancouver. It was wonderful to have spent time with family & friends again. I can’t believe three months have gone by so fast already! In between all the adventures we shared here - I was able to accomplish many projects through out our trip. Feeling confident in my ability to multi task and taking it to a whole new level!
Next stop: London, UK for two days!
Stedilijk Museum time in Amsterdam!
Birthday weekend in Amsterdam with my sweetheart <3
Strolling along family vineyards, chasing wind, and breathing sky. Had a lovely stroll with Christoph and his parents the other week. Vineyards have been passed on within the family for ages. The vibe here is something I can not find anywhere else in North America. It’s the simple life, but backed up with honesty and dedication. Christoph’s parents have showed me this life style. That you can have it all. With the whole family being doctors and surgeons - it’s hard to imagine that they’re anything like what you’d expect for a high achieving family. They love and savour simplicity. They take walks every day, drink wine and schnapps to be merry. They live and breathe with gratitude. I’m feeling blessed.
Fröhliche Weihnachten! Merry Christmas everyone!
We’re having a blast back in Germany. Past few weeks have been great with mini travels over weekends to Salzburg & Frankfurt. Today, my future mother in-law cooked up a delicious feast. We had fried Carp on xmas eve, and Duck Roulade for the big day this afternoon. Christoph’s oldest brother Daniel & his wife were missing in the photo - but we’ll be celebrating this weekend again as a whole family.
Always a great time to be back here for xmas xoxo
Wishing you all a Happy Holidays!
“Why Happiness is the New Productivity”
When I first heard about Mindvalley, I was immediately curious about how the company ran. Everything about it from the brand, the people, and the work they were producing… sounded like it was a utopian company to lead. So I wondered about who the founder was and found my way to this guy. Vishen Lakhiani. The CEO & Founder of Mindvalley, an online publishing company based in KL, Malaysia. After watching this video - I wanted to pack up my bags and beg this man for a job. For someone who quit a professional career in clinical management to become a lone leading entrepreneur - this was a big deal that I had found a company or someone who I wanted to work for. And the reason being is because of this video. This man speaks my language for growth and leadership. Everything he believes in and built is based on pure passion for happiness. Happiness makes us more productive. To any business, to any job, happiness is the key ingredient for motivation, innovation, and experience.
Watch and be inspired.