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THREAD OF LIFE

The biggest adventure of my life

The adventure has just begun here in Mexico. Orsi and I found an old place and signed for a year (!) The house wasn’t used for a long time. Needed a fridge. Has no internet. Its garden needs a lot of work, and we found ourselves cleaning the house for

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

instant gratification is so addictive

We seem to be conditioned for the quick effects. Input and immediate output. Quick success. Quick rewards. I guess that’s why video games, facebook likes, and other channels that give us almost “instant” gratification so addictive. Yet, their satisfaction seem to be shallow and in the long-run mostly inexistent. And

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

Your testimony:

How easy it is to focus on the “lack”. I sometimes feel that society wants us to think that way – by default. Yet, I find it so powerful to take a few minutes and simply write down what we “want”, stand for and wish to have – and simply

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Laughter comes in unexpected moments (1min)

In the army, before a task, they used to school us to imagine the worst case scenario. That way, in case of horror, the mind is prepared. The most severe traumas happen then, they told us, when the horror is least expected. Interestingly enough, the greatest joy and laughter appear

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Short thought about goal achievement and “peace”

17.07.2018 – What if we don’t have to achieve peace? What if – we’d put everything aside – all there was left is peace? It’s a bit of a different approach to life. Yet I’m getting more and more comfortable with less “chasing” and more creating. How much is money,

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The curve of growth – my experiences in learning a new language

Like so many things in life, my process of learning spanish as something that is everything else than a linear path. I experience it more like a journey of ups and downs. Some days are flowing better, some less. Sometimes it’s harder to see my progress, sometimes easier. But looking

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Can we deepen our relationships by changing our perspectives?

Do you know this metaphor about the glass, that is either half full… or half empty…? Some would say: The optimist is the one that sees the glass half full. The pessimist is the one that sees the glass half empty. And basically: There are different ways to look at

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Why I believe writing a personal journal is so powerful! (1min)

Do you write your personal journal? Where you sometimes sit down, reflect, plan… or just give yourself some space to let your thoughts become visible on paper? To me there’s a fascinating thing about hand-writing: It slows down my thoughts. It takes away the pace and hustle from the daily

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Writing a book - battle with inspiration
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Writing a novel – and the battle with inspiration

It always looks like I wasn’t working. 😛 But in fact, I do. My new novel is finished soon and I have faith in finding the right people who can help me to publish that project. (2min read) It has been an up and down. Writing a novel, in many

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3 years in “business” – my journey and biggest learning

11.07.2018 – In 2015, when I left Switzerland to create my own “business”, I had no plan how it all will unfold. Some would say that it was very silly. No business plan. No proof of concept. Nothing. Suddenly there was no more “safety”, no salary, no guarantee. I tried

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Dealing with older people who claim to know better…

Yesterday I’ve had a call with a man. He gave me a feedback about my blog and told me; “It seems that you teach what you so desperately want to learn.” Of course I do. Why else would I write and use different metaphors to essentially always point to the

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Seeing enemies or friends is in the eye of the perceiver

What if it was our own decision to either focus on the ugly noses of people or on their beautiful ears? Whichever choice we take, with time we’ll find ourselves surrounded with either lots of beautiful people, or ugly ones. What if it is in the eye of the perceiver

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Trying to be “perfect”

Have you ever seen those stock-photos you can buy for a few dollars online? Perfect faces, fake smile, clean, flawless. I can’t deny the feeling that those pictures, just seem to be a little “off”. As if they were “too perfect”. Too nice. Too clean. They are somehow cold. Not

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About Sam

Sam Ryter is a book author and professional coach. He helps people to create deeper and more fulfilling relationships with others, the world and themselves.