Get to know 27 practical ideas to make the world a better place by starting with yourself.

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There is no shortage of life advice on the internet. Watching one video about “How to be happy with your life?“ is enough to render your information bubble to a life coach clown show.

Life coaches will tell you a mixture of:

You get my point? General talk — old wine in new bottles. Your parents said most-likely the same stuff.

I’m not a life coach, I’m not the Oracle of Delphi, and I didn’t solve the Rubix…


If you have a tough time with your better half, read this.

A divine touch.
A divine touch.
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What do Barack Obama, Beyoncé, and Mark Zuckerberg have in common?

They have a reliable partner on their side, supporting them and motivating them to take up new challenges.

Significant others can help you thrive through embracing life opportunities. Or they can hinder your ability to thrive, making it less likely that you’ll pursue growth opportunities.

You are at the right time and in the right place to be the best possible partner to your loved one. Apply the following methods and be the lighthouse guiding your partner to the shores of self-confidence. …


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Here’s what to do instead of saying this meaningless phrase.

I used to change my name each time I place an order at Starbucks. Now, I miss the awkward silence, while I was waiting for my overpriced coffee.

Staying at home, under global house arrest, is quite… overwhelming. I don’t know about you, but my days pass by like I am Bill Murray in Groundhog Day — I am less funny, though.

I catch myself daydreaming far too often, and most of the time I reprocess my past. I drift off in episodes of my time in China — hands down, my term abroad was the best time of my…


Find out what the future of humankind may look like.

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Have you ever thought beyond these questions:

It feels like hitting a wall, you cannot surpass your thoughts. You can only guess; you can follow beliefs based on science, religions, and myths. Though, you will never know what the correct answers might be.

“I know that I know nothing”

— Socrates

What happens if you could overcome your limitations? What kind of answers would you find?

What if you could transcend humanity?

Transcending to a new form of self-consciousness

It’s a well-established belief that among humans Jesus Christ was the first transcended human being…


If your daily business involves dealing with people, read this.

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First, I am not a diplomat, nor am I a ninja monk who will teach you the secret technique to defeat any enemy with magic words.

But I love to use self-improvement literature to sharpen my wits. I am a mind tool collector. I use my tools to cope with human problems.

As I need to deal with people on a daily basis, I have adapted my toolset to fit the communication challenges. Step-by-step, I learned the hidden arts of diplomacy — an underrated soft skill.

Let me share with you the basics skills of diplomacy, like:


Learn about a mind tool to instantly feel better.

A stunning woman with a butterfly on her mouth.
A stunning woman with a butterfly on her mouth.
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When I was a rebellious teenager, I constantly crossed the line of good behavior. Being a total badass, I stayed up all night and watched TV. A hardcore non-conformist you see.

After hours of infomercials, my mind cried out for different content. I zapped through the channels — finding my way to a random culture channel. Late at night, the art-house movies creep around — low-budget French dramas with weird plots.

‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’ was just starting. Immediately, I was sucked in by the depths of the story — An outstanding biography! The next two hours were…


Learn about excellent tools to be on the winning track of life.

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My whole life I didn’t journal more than 3 single pages. I tried it back in the university days, but attending to parties was apparently more fun. Now I’m a mature, responsible adult with big dreams and massive debt.

This year, the time has come — It is time to follow my dreams!

I challenged myself and kept on journaling for 90 days straight. Learn from my mistakes, and get to know 3 fabulous tools to kickstart your journaling.

What was my motivation?

I was caught in a limbo of trying things out. Baking bread, cooking non-stop Indian curry, rock climbing, and some other…


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A mental health exercise to achieve a stoic state of mind.

“If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.”

Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

In Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy, the author is describing a frightening version of hell. A rollercoaster ride through nine circles of hell, with pain and suffering to all lost souls stuck in eternal damnation.

To each deadly sin, a fitting doom. The greedy get eaten by the three-headed Cerberus. The violent are boiled in a stream of blood. And the worst, the traitors, are stuck in a sea of ice, completely immovable.

Dante’s creativity was…


„Youth is a sickness and one day you get well.“

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It was my 25th birthday and we had a small gathering at my workplace. I was dishing cheesecake slices and Champagner to my colleagues. By the way, in Germany, it’s common to celebrate personal events at work by drinking some glasses of alcohol.

Gratulations, wishes, and random banter were shared — the usual, awkward talk. But one colleague, Javier, made a lasting impression. As a guy from Chile, Javier has the accent of a South American Gigolo. A man in his forties with the stature of an ex-wrestler.

He put…


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Do you want to get rich? Then consider quitting your side hustle.

It’s 2020, you are a grown-up and you pay your own bills. On weekdays your mood swings — you feel miserable. The 9 to 5 monotony weighs heavy on your sanity. Frustrated, without motivation you decide to numb your brain with series.

While rewatching the second season of Stranger Things, you realize that you have enough of the average life.

The decision is made.

“I will start an E-business and I will quit my job!”

After binging Gary Vaynerchuk’s TikTok speeches, you are ready. …

Volo Vash

Mind Tool Collector | Loving Parent | Consultant | Programmer | Innovator | German

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