I was lucky to write a bestseller. I think that’s the best way I can put it.
I had just finished University and was working as a user experience designer at a large IT-firm. My wife had given birth to our third child and I didn’t find corporate life very appealing. The real interest in my life had always been existence itself. I was occupied with the fundamentals. How do we set the heart free? How does the mind work? How can we solve the difficulties we seem to create for ourselves, and live a fulfilling and meaningful life?
After many years of intense inquiry, I felt I had some relevant insights I could share, so I quit the job and wrote a book on being present. To my surprise, it became a bestseller. It put me in magazines, on radio talk-shows and on TV, so I formed a company and started helping people out.
As I look back on it today, I have no idea how it happened. It just did. And for almost twenty years now, I’ve been continuing my own inner journey while supporting others on theirs. I have written more books and been certified as an NLP Master Coach and a Facilitator for The Work. I get to do individual client sessions, workshops, retreats, and presentations all over the world, and I get to work with the most amazing people. From high-level politicians and successful CEOs to former prostitutes and phobics who can’t leave their house. Most of my clients though, are completely normal people with completely normal jobs. People who have difficulties in their marriage; who are frustrated with their boss; who feel overburdened at work; who find it hard to say no; who are worried about their families, their finances, their career, and their health. Human beings who feel caught in the hamster-wheel of modern life and who want to be in the world in another way – a way that is kinder, more spontaneous, joyful, and sincere.
I can't think of anything I would rather do.