Live by Design, Not by Default ✍🏻

Hey friends  👋🏻


Here are the Doable ideas, Reflections and Mindfulness to try out this week.

Doable ideas 💭

Resistance shows up when we want to do something towards goals that matter to us.


We might be afraid of failure or others’ opinions.


It feels better to never start that art project, never write that song, or start that business.


We can be a dreamer forever.


But at the end of the day (or your life, really), could you live with that regret?


I started my YouTube channel posting handpan covers not long after I bought my 1st handpan.


Definitely a beginner. But I didn’t care.


I showed up and did the work.

5 years later, I’m still posting covers.


I’m not a wanna-be artist.


I do make music (by trade and on the side 😉).


Get going, then get good.

Reflections 🪞

What habits can you start today to make the future you after 90 days healthier, happier and more energetic?

Mindfulness 🧘🏻‍♀️

I always think about the Mexican fisherman story and how I define my ideal life.


As I was walking along the water without agenda on a very fine Tuesday afternoon this week, I reminded myself I actively designed this: I would have a day off on a weekday so I could take care of personal stuff or focus on all the life areas outside work.


I became someone I was envious of when I was an accountant stuck in a rat race: who on earth had the leisure to sit down at a cafe (without a laptop), sip wine or walk their dog on a Tuesday afternoon?


At that moment, I of course was practising mindfulness: I fully enjoyed the moment and where I was – physically, and in terms of life stages.


Live by design, not by default.


By now you already know that I’m a data and review nerd 🤓: I carry out weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual review religiously.


I always start with a goal in mind – which is based on my core values.


Then I reverse engineer the actions I need to take/habits I need to build in order to get there.


I firmly believe that we will all be happier and more satisfied in life if we pour more intention in whatever we’re doing.


How are you going to design the rest of 2023?

Ideas Worth Pondering 🧠

If you truly care about being happy in your life and successful in your work, you have little choice. You have to become the author of your own “script”, one written by your heart, not one directed by your society.
– Steven Bartlett

P.S. 2 new handpan covers for you this week! Stream “Something Stupid” and “Kernkraft 400” now on Apple Music/Spotify 🎵

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Whenever you’re ready, there are 2 ways I can help you:

  1. Claim your peace of mind with these handpan guided meditation soundtracks.
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Be awesome x