be you
 
 
1x logmost important project
 
log?! the solution…? (newsletter, social, ENGAGEMENT with life and community)
(traum: das regelmäßig und daraus was machen/verwerten für value: z.b. auf insta/twitter o. newsletter)
 
 
 
 
LOG: Check more in Principles
 
Add:
There is quite a lot of things I want to do still — also work-wise — that I’m still “procrastinating” on because I’m scared of it.
 
 
 
 
 
Just make it super simple.
Let it all out what’s on your mind.
Be honest. Be real. Be you.
 
Übrig geblieben:
 
Don’t try to be the best, be the only. Terry Crews
 
 
Watched The Billion Dollar Code.
 
Watched the Champions League game Bayern vs. Barcelona. Masterclass. Such a joy to watch such excellence.
 
Sunday: Pizza and The Great
 
 
 
 
 
 
more info
 
I'm preaching self-reflection and hyper-transparency, so here we are!
 
 
 
 
log = 1x story am tag.
 
+ story-idee: ein bild pro tag. (for the algo + have fun)
 
 
 
 
 
Internal
 
 
QUOTES and CONTENT
 
 
* QUOTES
 
Quote for today:
 
 
Pain doesn’t tell you when you ought to stop. Pain is the little voice in your head that tries to hold you back because it knows if you continue you will change. Kobe Bryant
 
The more often you share what you've learned, the stronger that information will become in your memory. Steve Brunkhorst
 
You teach best what you most need to learn. Richard Bach
 
 
The goal of adulthood is to let go of the other possible existences and to make the best of the one. A successful adult is one who understands that it doesn't matter which life you ultimately pick, only that you live it well. Chris Ballas
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vikas Shah
 
 
 
If you're being truthful, it will feel risky. If you create an ad that is based on what you think it is supposed to do or copy an ad used by a successful brand, your ad will become part of the clutter. If you want to be perceived as different, you have to be different. In order to be different, you have to start fresh. You have to risk being naive. Only then can you honestly see who the audience is, what its needs are, and how to reach it. Solve the problem before you in the most truthful way, and you will end up with the most appropriate, original solution. — 101 Things I Learned in Advertising School
 
 
 
 
 
If you'd like to do something bold with your life, you will have to choose to do something bold on a specific day. There is no perfect day. There is no right time. For the trajectory to change, there has to be one day when you simply make the choice. James Clear
 
The more precisely you define the problem, the more easily you can find a solution. I feel bad" can have a million causes. I didn't sleep much last night and I haven't exercised in a week" has a very straightforward answer. James Clear
 
 
Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion. Thich Nhat Hanh
 
Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion. Thich Nhat Hanh
 
“I enjoy taking my time with each dish, being fully aware of the dish, the water, and each movement of my hands. I know that if I hurry in order to eat dessert sooner, the time of washing dishes will be unpleasant and not worth living. That would be a pity, for each minute, each second of life is a miracle.” Thich Nhat Hanh
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What happens when you produce abundance around you, is fascinating: 80% of it will be extracted by people who have no desire whatsoever to give back. On the remaining 20%, 19 somehow flow back to you and make up for the value you gave, and the last 1% will make up for all the rest. That one person that will read this article and benefit greatly from it because they are great, and decide to reciprocate 100x the time and value i put in writing it. Ask yourself: what would happen if you decided to work as hard as you can, all day long, adding value all around you and never ask anything in return? Sofiane Delloue
 
 
 
Just work. That’s it. Focus on what stirs you up inside, what is beautiful and true. Work on making something good—not something that is liked. Take responsibility. The work will lead you home. Ali Montag (great essay)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simple is nearly always better. But if it's going to be complicated, then make sure the problem is worth the complexity. A great deal of time is wasted creating complex solutions to relatively unimportant problems. James Clear
 
 
You cannot define a person on just one thing. You can’t just forget all these wonderful and good things that a person has done because one thing didn’t come off the way you thought it should come off. Singer and songwriter, Aretha Franklin, on seeing people as more than just their worst moment
 
 
What is something wonderful about your life that you rarely appreciate as much as you should?
 
 
 
 
 
Great ... about Tibor Kalman:
 
 
 
Ziemlich nice von Anne-Laure:
(wäre geil gewesen...?!)
In nächstem Newsletter Ende Januar?
 
 
Flow for me is a kind of meditative state—it’s a plateau of balance and creativity. I’m flowing constantly. If I’m out walking around, what’s in front of me is what I should be asking questions about. If I happen to run into a friend, that means I’m supposed to stop and talk to them. Whatever I do, I have to feel like I’m supposed to be doing it. Frank Prisinzano How Flow Saved a Chef
 
 
 
One reason to meditate is to prove to yourself how little you actually need out of life. Naval
 
"As this chaotic year winds down, give the gift that will really matter to everyone in your life—your attention. Give presence."
 
 
Mistakes don’t exist. Virgil Abloh
 
So creative! Fun! https://neal.fun
 
 
Across the board, when great performers are doing serious work their bodies and minds are 100 percent there. They are fully engaged in the moment. Peak Performance by Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness
 
 
These truths about the uncontrollability of the past and the unknowability of the future explain why so many spiritual traditions seem to converge on the same advice: that we should aspire to confine our attentions to the only portion of time that really is any of our business – this one, here in the present. Oliver Burkeman
 
I knew that the confidence I’d managed to develop didn’t come from a perfect family or God-given talent. It came from personal accountability which brought me self-respect, and self-respect will always light a way forward. David Goggins
 
 
 
 
 
Very nice article:
 
Once I remembered that my motivation is rooted in genuine curiosity and that my tasks are in complete alignment with who I am and want to be, my office suddenly seemed like a playground rather than a labor camp. GETTING STUFF DONE BY NOT BEING MEAN TO YOURSELF
 
 
A fascinating profile essay about the world's best free diver Alexey Molchanow.
 
A small act is worth a million thoughts. Ai Weiwei
 
Treat this question like a journaling prompt, answer it uninterrupted in a quiet, screen-free space, and it just might change your life, as it has mine: ‘If I had just one year left to live in good health, what would I do and who would I be? Alex Olshonsky
 
Learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience. Because if you cannot exercise this kind of choice in adult life, you will be totally hosed. David Foster Wallace
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(each week a simple newsletter with this?)
(each month a simple newsletter with this?)
 
 
Auch mehr real thoughts...ramblings
 

Weekly und den dann auch 1x die Woche safe auf ig (und eventually auf hh-ig) posten dann.

 

Keep it simple.

 
 
 
LOG als “echten” blog? oder wenigstens cms? (google real blog webflow) kann ja auch eigenständige adresse haben
 
 
 
CONTENT REMINDERS:
 
(b)log
 
→ DARE REAL VULNERABILITY
 
Important to include: What i'm struggling with:
 
I'm feeling...
 
* JUST KEEP IT FUCKING SIMPLE AND REAL.
 
* Jeden Tag now and forever. AND just have fun, man!!!
 
 
 
 
REMINDERS WHY I’M DOING LOG:
 
I don’t believe in self-promotion. I think what the world is really craving is authenticity. Very very few people are actually authentic, a lot of people are putting on a show, wearing a mask. I think people deep down in their gut they know when someone is putting on a show and when they are not. I think people crave truth and when they find someone who is speaking their truth and who is being authentic and honest, that is naturally attractive. It doesn’t necessarily pay dividents immediately, but it builds you the single most important thing which is credibility. Credibility matters more than distribution. So a 1000 true fans matter more than having 100.000 weak fans. Authenticity is the thing you want. And that will lead to credibility. Naval
log push!!
 
 
 
 
 

  • my personal tw/daily micro blog (could even be w/ pix eventually)
  • Total transparency → just be completely honest! try that! as honest as bill burr's podcast ... complete vulnerability, honesty, process
  • Future Idee: (Bi)Weekly Newsletter mit allen Daily Logs einfach?

  • Rising time
  • Total transparency → just be completely honest! try that! as honest as bill burr's podcast ... complete vulnerability, honesty, process
  • deeper daily thoughts
  • behind the scenes? meine eigenen stories?
  • Quote (das ist wichtig, weil ich dadurch meine Quote-Sammlung reviewe)
  • Great stuff I read/watched/listened to recently: / Currently reading:

Celebrate it. Have fun with it! Du wirst später mal sehr glücklich sein das regelmäßig gemacht zu haben.

 
 
 
 
 
I don’t believe in self-promotion. I think what the world is really craving is authenticity. Very very few people are actually authentic, a lot of people are putting on a show, wearing a mask. I think people deep down in their gut they know when someone is putting on a show and when they are not. I think people crave truth and when they find someone who is speaking their truth and who is being authentic and honest, that is naturally attractive. It doesn’t necessarily pay dividents immediately, but it builds you the single most important thing which is credibility. Credibility matters more than distribution. So a 1000 true fans matter more than having 100.000 weak fans. Authenticity is the thing you want. And that will lead to credibility. Naval
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
September 19 – September 25, 2022 (Week 38) [in progress]
 
Fresh start into the week! Thankful for last weekend. Much love and happiness.
 
Wave of thankfulness. Last week was really great.
 
Thinking about how to scale the Present operations, in general. There is simply too many ideas and goals to pursue, and I feel I need to open it up much more and allow much more help.
 
Clarity and Simplicity is Power.
 
 
 
 
September 12 – September 18, 2022 (Week 37)
 
Lots of juggling this week. Working my ass off to get everything done in time and with the utmost quality.
 
I started my week with preparing for the official launch of the new Salomon logo I redesigned. Super pumped to finally share it! Launched it on Tuesday (1234) and was really grateful for all the nice reactions. Felt relieved and happy!
 
Recorded my first podcast with my colleague Jordan Duclos, Shuya Gong and Selim Imoberdorf for Newforum. I also worked on the upcoming platform Newocean, and a website for all documention of Newcoin.
 
Friday night I cooked at my place for Sarah<3, and my sister, and my old friend Luisa who’s visiting Berlin. Sebastian Peter joined as well and we all played We’re Not Really Strangers which is always intense but always good:)
 
My homie Carlo convinced me to go to his spinning class with him in on Saturday morning. I had a blast. It was one of the most exhausting activities I’ve done in a while and I felt great afterwards. Really energized. Talked about our habits and inspirations afterwars, grateful for this!
 
In the afternoon we went to the ARMA block party, organised by my buddies from NoService. The great Niklas Wandt was playing in the afternoon I took over afterwards and we had a proper dance! I was in heaven. I had such a good time mixing! Need to do it more again…
 
What is something wonderful about your life that you rarely appreciate as much as you should?
 
 
 
September 05 – September 11, 2022 (Week 36)
 
Thankful for the productive last week and the beautiful weekend!
 
But now: pretty restless sleep the last nights, still figuring out why. I guess I have too many open task, too much unclarity on certain challenges. Gotta fix that asap.
 
Excited about our great call with wine makers Pauline and Carl Baumberger and Johannes from Frohnatur to discuss our upcoming collaboration 👀
 
Working on the next Present online contents. Happy to be able to give the website some love again. And for Newfoundation we’ve soft-launched the new Newforum website!
 
Friday night I went with Sarah to the exhibition opening of our friend and PRESENT contributor Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg
 
Another highlight of the week was a conversation with my friend Mubi from Yemen about the island of Socotra, the history of the Arabic language and the discovery of coffee, which I’m fascinated by since I watched Michael Pollan on a podcast.
 
Building habits in the present helps you to do more of what you want in the future. —James Clear
 
 
August 29 – September 04, 2022 (Week 35)
 
Rough start into the week. Gotta push through. Struggling to get to bed earlier. So many projects and balls to keep in the air. And more work for my archive experiment. (Hope it’s worth it.)
 
Pushing our experimental Community Space but realizing I need different onboarding strategies. Had a good call with Paz and Sarah how to tackle it. More work on our timeline and upcoming contributions and collaborations.
 
I met with Dennis Buck to gave him some back issues for research, he’s going to work in Italy for the next weeks and starts his upcoming contribution from there.
 
Long calls with Sofiane and Madelaine regarding all ongoing Newfoundation projects. (Finished a new identity for NF and continued finalising the upcoming Newforum website.)
 
Went for Schnitzel at Obermaier with some old friends, afterwards to Ricarda’s birthday, which was very lovely.
 
Played football with my homies for the first time since a while. My feet were a bit fucked afterwards but I felt great overall. Planning to do this twice a month now.
 
Went to Chateau Royal a new hotel and restaurant in Berlin, ran by my friends. It was a really nice night. And the next day: Wedding of my buddies Lea & Ricky on the countryside: big fun!
 
Present Post: Present People
Input: The Rescue (Simple incredible. Moved me to tears.)
 
 
 
August 22 – August 28, 2022 (Week 34)
 
What can I achieve this week? Working on website updates. Building a PRESENT People sub-page to finally properly have all contributors and team united. More e-mails to more potential contributors and collaborators. Also good progress on building the upcoming Newforum website for Newfoundation.
 
Working on a new way of showing my work archive: I’ve beta-launched @officehugohoppmann 👀 I will continue to post more of my work on there for the rest of the year.
 
I’m getting dangerously close to toomuchness — again. I’m thinking a lot these days about how I can manage to make everything I want to make still until the end of the year…
 
On the weekend I went to Cologne, which gave me new engergy. On Friday we celebrated my sister’s birthday, on Saturday I was playing records on the Alaaf and Kickin’ boat with my old gang. We had such a blast, there were just so much friends and family around, I had to shed tears of joy <3
 
Relationships are the currency of life.
 
 
 
 
August 15 – August 21, 2022 (Week 33)
 
Another fresh week. Feeling thankful for being alive and healthy. Let’s go!
 
Now that it’s beta-launched I’m working on how to make our new PRESENT Community space alive. We’ll see how it goes. I’m still a bit nervous wondering if the people are actually as much up for it as much as I am…
 
Working on pushing on all fronts and projects for Newfoundation. I love the variety of tasks I have there as Creative Director and Head of Design: from research and consulting, to branding and strategy, to logo and icon design, to mentoring and briefing, to website design and development. And it’s flexible and remote so I can still work on PRESENT. I took on this job as I think both projects can feed each other in a really interesting and powerful way.
 
 
 
 
August 08 – August 14, 2022 (Week 32)
 
Back in Berlin! On Monday I launched the PRESENT Community by inviting ~15 beta testers aka good friends. I’m a bit nervous if this works as I envisioned it. Keep calm and carry on.
 
This week I’m aiming to make solid progress on my missions for Newfoundation. Priority 1: building the Newforum website, then improving Newlife.
 
Besides, big push for PRESENT Issue 3: Writing more e-mails, make more layout tests, talk with Sarah about some new ideas I had. And: Preparing and shipping the next posts for Socials.
 
I’m currently (finally) reading The Power of Now by Eckhard Tolle. And I’ve finished reading Viktor Frankl: Man's Search for Meaning.
 
Quick note on tools: Highlighting book passages in the Kindle app, connect to Readwise, get a weekly e-mail with 5 past highlights. Loving this.
 
Watched Touching the Void: You gotta make decisions. You gotta keep making decisions, even if they're wrong decisions. If you don't make decisions you're stuffed.”
 
My dad came to Berlin for a few days. I cooked dinner for him, Sarah, Marina and David. Bliss!
 
Present Posts this week: Ben Roth: Enchanted Embodiment
 
 
 
August 01 – August 07, 2022 (Week 31)
 
We are at the end of the holidays. We’ve just been to Seravezza for two days to interview Cynthia Sah and Nicolas Bertoux of ARTCO for the next PRESENT issue. My sister Marina came by to make portraits. It was really fun!
 
Random tip: Il Fuso from Ciacco in Lucca: one of the best sandwiches I've ever had :) 🥪
Tuscany was so dreamy. What crazy beautiful spot on earth. So grateful for having made this trip with Sarah <3
 
What I wrote down this morning: Let go completely. Let your ego pass. Fully relax. See your truth. Be. Fall into being.
 
Present Posts: Ryan Holiday, MY DOJO Hannah Kuhlmann, RIP Issey Miyake
 
 
 
July 25 – July 31, 2022 (Week 30)
 
I’m sitting in bar in Florence, having a cold beer, after I walked for two hours in 37 degrees around town. This is my next attempt to start maintaining my LOG again. Everthing just got in the way. But it’s like meditation: the goal is to notice you’ve drifted, and to simply start again.
 
I travelled with Sarah to Tuscany a few days ago for a two week trip. Wine and Olive Oil and Pasta. We rented a small car and travel from town to town. It’s crazy hot (no day below 37°) but it’s glorious!
 
July 26: Another hot day in Florence. We visited the Uffizi Galleries. Strangely, only a few works really touched me. A great spot in Florence for a drink at the end of the afternoon is the rooftop bar of Hotel Palazzo Guadagni. In the night we watched Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Ieri, Oggi, Domani).
 
It’s hard for me to switch off. I somehow want to be productive, even in my holidays. I just feel so much drive in me and/or pressure to deliver what I promised myself to.
 
We watched Human Traffic (so good!)
 
Present Posts: Ghost Dog
 
 
 
July 18 – July 24, 2022 (Week 29)
 
I’m still trying to get the Present Forum beta launch off the ground. I’m pondering a lot if it should be build on Circle or Discord. I decided for Circle (for now).
 
I’m currently reading Stillness Is The Key by Ryan Holiday: Being present demands all of us. It’s not nothing. It may be the hardest thing in the world.
 
I’m also currently reading Someday by Matthew Dicks. Make every decision count by looking ahead at the one-hundred-year-old version of yourself and asking that version of yourself for some wisdom and perspective. Stop making decisions for the current version of yourself, and ask your future self what they want from you.
 
Present Posts: Open Call, Makers Portrait Mathis Eßer
 
 
 
July 11 – July 17, 2022 (Week 28)
 
An insight: Just really be present: best “trick”. ever. always. This project is really my reminder. Of what I need most.
 
I have a deep long for emptiness. Everytime I feel closer to emptiness a rush of contentment comes over me. I feel satori.
 
Growth is often uncomfortable. Whether it’s getting up in front of an audience, processing tough emotions, or pushing your physical limits: embracing discomfort can boost motivation and strengthen resolve. The next time you feel that resistance, lean in. Or as David Goggins put it: embrace the suck.
 
 
 
July 04 – July 10, 2022 (Week 27)
 
Thankful for my new place in Friedelstrasse. It feels so good. It is such an upgrade to where I’ve lived and worked before!
 
Prepared the image selection of the upcoming DOJO of David Zilber. And more Issue 3 planning. And a call with Johannes von Frohnatur, a nature wine company from Cologne, for a potential collab.
 
I went to Kadewe with Sarah to document her being on the massive billboards! Very proud of her.
 
Long calls with Sofiane and Madeleine for Newfoundation/Newlife and Marina for Newmoon. Finished and launched the new Newmoon website. (Built it with Webflow and had much fun doing it! Love this tool.)
 
Had a few nice runs this week. (Follow me on Strava😎)
 
The longer you wait to take that step, the shorter the future will be when you get there. Brooke Le Blanc
 
 
 
June 27 – July 03, 2022 (Week 26)
 
Finally started working on my new ideas for merch and products for PRESENT. Hope to bring this to life as soon as possible! It’s exciting me. It’s energizing work. I missed it.
 
We had our first sessions with Paz (Diman) who will support PRESENT from now on with social media strategy!
 
Long run’s in the French countryside. Thankful to be. Thankful to be able to work from here. Thankful for my work and my profession.
 
Track: Kerri Chandler – Heal My Heart (one of my all-time-fav’s)
 
 
 
May 02 – June 26 (Week 18–25)
 
  • Went to France with Sarah for two weeks to her parents place. We worked from there
  • I made huge progress in my projects with and for Newfoundation/Newcoin. Love where this is all going
  • I went to MELT festival with a big group of friends
  • I was mentoring for Newmoon startups
  • I moved into a new apartment in Berlin Kreuzberg. It was a bigger decision, but it was the right one
  • We made a party for Sarah’s birtday in my new backyard
  • Went to Bavaria (Nördlingen) for a few days with my aunts, uncles and cousins
 
 
 
April 25 – May 01 (Week 17)
 
“Your life is a book. Some chapters are better than others, but if you keep reading the same chapter over and over, it’s very boring. Move on.”
 
My mission is to build and develop the “Present Brand” to be as strong as I can. To put in as much as energy as possible. Because I hope it helps and inspires other creators. My goal is to launch a Present Membership program in the near future.
 
All the No’s in your life...You have to have those chapters in the book! It’s not the chapter, it’s the book. Focus on the book. The chapter is just a chapter. And make sure it’s fucking interesting. Many times a shit chapter is the catalyst for the good ones. (Tyler, The Creator's Manager On Confident Vulnerability)
 
 
 
 
April 18 – April 24 (Week 16)
 
Monday was a holiday and I was very lazy. I spent most of the day on the sofa, read a lot, and watched “Another Round”, which was great.
 
I’m still struggling with my injury and with my energy. I just want to be healthy again. Trying my best to find any power for concentration these days.
 
My mood is bad because I need to move on, but I’m just fucking blocked by my body and its pain. Morning’s are the hardest when it comes to my rib pain. Because I can only sleep in one position the whole rib cage is stiff for the first few hours and that’s a shitty feeling. I’m really looking forward to this being over...I need new energy for all I want to do.
 
This week I watched “jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy” the new documentary directed by Coodie & Chike about Kanye West. It blew me away. It is fantastic, I highly recommend. It is hyper inspiring and motivating to follow the journey of one of the most exceptional artist in our times from the very beginning of his career to now. It’s very authentic and goes as close as it gets thanks to it being filmed by one of his oldest and closest friends.
 
Wednesday was finally a bit of a better day. I had a great call with my friends Vanessa and Rea from Nea-Kosma. We planned our working together for the upcoming times. They support me with my business, we also talked about their potential next Present contribution. I’m thankful to have them.
 
I was also happy that Mugler reached out again for new projects for me to support them with. I like and respect the people and the project a lot.
 
I ordered myself a nice pizza and watched the first two new episodes of the final season of “Better Call Saul” which is as masterful as expected. Absolute delight.
 
 
 
 
April 11 – April 17 (Week 15)
 
Stupidly simple revelation: being completely well rested, having slept enough, is just one of the best feelings. (Do I need more sleep?)
 
I built a bunch of new diagrams for Newcoin this time directly in Figma, which I’m starting to like more and more.
 
I have the feeling I’m not sacrificing enough to truly achieve my goals....?!
 
The good old feeling of toomuchness is killing me again...I’m always falling into this trap. Too much on my plate. To an extent that I procrastinate on the actually important stuff — out of overwhelm.
 
Worked on updates for the upcoming new full version of luudan.com. Took care of some Present packages and brought them to the post office.
 
I published Present People Feature about our Cape Town based friend and contributor Lars Moereels his journey, new habits, and the process behind his "Logo Sofa" project for LACUNA Studios.
 
I went with my sister to see FORSYTHE | EYAL ballet, mindblowing! (see a bit here)
 
“If you have more than three items on your to-do list means that you're busy, but not effective.” (Source)
 
Present website updates and e-mails to potential contributors. For relaxation we watched Killing Eve and Peaky Blinders.
 
Went to Cologne by train for family-easter-brunch. I had pretty low-energy unfortunately due to my injury. In the night I went to watch football with some old friends. That was really nice. Went back to Berlin on Sunday night. Ordered burger and watched Boiling Point. Great movie!
 
 
 
 
April 04 – April 10 (Week 14)
 
Hart time concentrating because of the pain. I catch myself being impatient for the healing process...
 
Still feeling like shit. Tried to distract myself with watched Top Chef for relaxation. I watched “The Last Duel” and continued with “Euphoria”.
 
Working on Newcoin. Lots of e-mails for PRSNT. Working on Lacuna feature. I finally started working on upcoming social media posts and a special project I want to release soon.
 
Went to a new restaurant called DASHI with Sarah. It was as amazing as we thought! So good. I watched Coda, great movie. Had to cry a lot.
 
I had some good Reviews this week. This is one of my core (keystone) habits, doing a short but daily review of my lists and backburners, thoughts and principles. It’s an important introspection for me, seeing if I’m missing anything in my life right now. I do this mostly in the late afternoon, sitting on floor in silence.
 
Relationships are the currency of life. Unknown
 
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March 28 – April 03 (Week 13)
 
You cannot remove struggle from life, but you can improve your ability to handle challenge. James Clear
 
I went on a skiing trip to Austria with a couple of good friends. It was glorious! Until the fourth day I broke seven ribs and to be flown to a hospital with a helicopter🥵
 
Went back to Berlin with my very painful thorax. I only tried to distract myself from this shit and the pain. Watching Euphoria worked quite well. Binged. What a great show. Thankful for my friends for taking care of me. Thankful for my girlfriend for being the best.
 
Brunch with my friends Matze und Karlie in their new apartment. This was super nice...and a great temporary distraction from my pain.
 
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March 21 – March 27 (Week 12)
 
I worked on graphics and consulting for W/. Also had to take care of my taxes. Worked on new Newcoin projects and Better Together updates.
 
I had a big review-and-overview session with Sarah to further plan the next Present issue. That felt like great progress!
 
Present Post: Shido. And I wrote a lot of e-mails to potential contributors for Present Issue 3.
 
Went to Cologne. Brunch with my dad, aunt & uncle. Saw some friends at JAKI where Roman Flügel played. Next day we woke up early to drive to Austria for a one-week ski-trip! Excited! I miss the mountains...
 
The goal of adulthood is to let go of the other possible existences and to make the best of the one. A successful adult is one who understands that it doesn't matter which life you ultimately pick, only that you live it well. Chris Ballas
 
 
 
March 14 – March 20 (Week 11)
 
Let’s rock. Let’s focus.
 
Lots of work for Newcoin. Bought my first NFT: A Monarch by Eric Hu, who I know from my NYC time. Lots of feedback for Luu Dan. Pitch deck updates for W/. And Pitch deck for Newcoin.
 
Shipped my taxes. Glad I got this off my shoulders.
 
I went to Hamburg for a few days with Sarah, who organized and gifted me this trip for my birthday <3 We met with my childhood friend Beran, who is working in Hamburg since two years. We got very drunk and danced the whole night! Love this town…
 
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March 7 – March 13 (Week 10)
 
Still in Marseille. Still enjoying it a lot. Today we went to the fish market at vieux port. Had a real nice lunch in a wonderful store called Sessun Alma, and had long talks with the owners. Inspiring!
 
Afterwards we walked to the Unité d'Habitation de Marseille (Cité radieuse de Marseille) by Le Corbusier, which is an amazing building block still in use. Dreamy brutalism.
 
On our last night we stumbled in a nice bar and danced until the morning, Marseille, it was a blast!
 
Then: Back to Berlin. Feeling a bit under the weather. Toomuchness. Many calls with Sofiane and with Carlo. Lots of new diagrams for Newcoin. Not enough time for Present, which is stressing me.
 
Mosto with my sister and Taylor. Ultra-Friday-Night-Energy. Next day with Sarah and Julian at Marktlokal for brunch. Fish’n’Chips. Glorious. Sunday: Burgers with S. Watching old New Girl and new Killing Eve episodes.
 
 
 
Feb 28 – Mar 6 (Week 9)
 
A few days alone in Marseille as Sarah had to fly to a last minute model job. Finished watching House of Gucci. Got some writing done.
 
Sarah came back, and with her our friend Jasmin! We’ll be a few days in Marseille all together, which makes me happy :)
 
Working mainly for Newcoin.
 
violaine noch, im “pain à l’ail … l’empereur (my favorite store in Marseille!)
 
I installed Metamask for the first time in order to send Ether to the Ukrainian government for support.
 
w/ deck weiter
 
I love my life! I know myself and I love myself.
 
jasmin beim “chez yassine”
 
call mit stephanie von zafra de tiepo: das war mega!
 
Jasmin hat uns dann dort gejoint. Von dort sind wir dann ins “Limmat” Restaurant für Dinner. War ganz nice. Aber auch nicht mega. War okay. Zurück zu Hause war S noch bissi aufgedreht, ich aber ultra müde. Die Girls haben noch gequatscht, ich bin straight ins Bett und gegen 0h eingeschlafen...
 
Sarah’s parents came for two nights. Anschließend sind wir zum Stadion (Orange Vélodrome) gefahren und haben Tickets für das Spiel Olympique Marseille vs. AS Monaco gekauft. Aufregend! Hat auch tatsächlich geklappt. Stadium war toll von innen zu sehen. Das Spiel war leider ernüchternd und ich war froh als es vorbei war...
 
 
 
February 21 – February 27 (Week 11)
 
I’m thankful I could build up a new consistency regarding my everyday core habits. Making me feel strong and good. Thankful to be healthy and to be able to do sports.
 
Many new ideas for Present Issue 3 and Present in general. Still, actual Present progress was a bit slow this week. Some e-mails. But it was hard for me to find enought time or energy for Present this week.
 
I accumulated too many task and projects for Present again. It blocked me and slowed me down, because it was too much. I recalibrated and defined the one most important task for each day. I will completely focus on this until done. Only then moving on to the next. Hoping this is more effective and less stressful.
 
The war and the people in the Ukraine are on my mind those last days. Can’t stop thinking about our friends in Ukraine, like the Readellion team we partnered with for Present.
 
Had a good run on Sunday.
 
 
 
Feb 14–Feb 20 2022 (Week 7)
 
We took a flight to Marseille to work from here for a few weeks. We wake up with sunshine and blue sky every morning, it’s a real energy boost! Feeling really thankful to be able to do this.
 
It was my 34th birthday on Sunday. We took a beautiful hike in the Calanque de Sormiou. Ended it with pizza and beers in the night. I’m exhausted but very very happy.🤍
 
 
 
Feb 07–Feb 13 2022 (Week 6)
 
“People talk about entering nirvana, but we are already there.”
Rest in Peace Thích Nhất Hạnh 🖤
 
Lots of cleaning…housekeeping…portfolio, research
 
How do you want to spend your LIMITED TIME on earth?
→ I want real freedom and not working/spending time on unexciting things
 
 
 
Jan 31 – Feb 06 2022 (Week 5)
 
Rising early again, cold showers every day again. Makes me feel real good. Thankful for feeling 100% healthy and fit.
 
Re-prioritisation of the Present year plan, cleaning-up, shipping Present packages to stores and customers. Working on my new portfolio website. Meeting with my buddies Carlo and Johannes.
 
Continued work on the new Luu Dan website. W/ team calls. And I saw the new Salomon logo I’ve been working on last year for the first time in the wild!
 
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake. Francis Bacon
 
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Jan 02 – Jan 08 2022 (Week 1)
 
Hello 2022!
 
Imagine this year as a blank slate for your life. What would you want to change? Babauta
 
Here is a great Year In Review Template from our friends and Present contributors at NESS LABS
 
 
 
2021