Look for the message

Last night I watched the film “Troy” on TV. I had seen it once before on DVD and the one scene that had stuck out for me was the scene where Brad Pitt sprang at the giant he was supposed to fight and slit his throat without a moment of hesitation. It had been the only way to win.

On the TV version they had cut this scene out. For me it changed the whole film. Why? Because I always try to learn something and the lesson I got from Achilles the first time I saw the film was

When you have made a decision to do something do it whole heartedly and without hesitation!

Of course I don’t mean to slit anyone’s throat, on the contrary, but have you ever noticed that the truly great movies – the ones that become classics and usually are nominated for Academy Awards – have one thing in common?

Do you know what that one thing is?

They have unforgettable moments with a strong message in them.

Seems obvious, yet these moments can be quite subtle – so subtle that we may overlook them, both in the movies and, more importantly … in our lives.

What makes these moments so extraordinary is that they touch the core of who we are. When we are attentive they can provide the shift we need in the right direction. They are wings for our spirits, for our longing to dare and move forward – out of our comfort zone and into that new space we might fear but at the same time want so much.

Look into the moments that stop you, become aware of why something failed and learn your lesson from it so that next time you will make a better decision and “go for gold” whole heartedly and without hesitation.

Life is great – if only we let it be!

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Integrate the lessons

On my last trip to London they actually upgraded me to business class on the way back. I thought that was nice of the universe -.) and of British Airways! Something else to be grateful for.

I went to London solely to attend a seminar on NLP and Time Line Therapy. The 2 days were extemely interesting and once more I learned a lot about myself but one of the most interesting conversations I had there were during the break on Sunday with Daniel, a young man I had met at the Self-development Expo a few months earlier.

Daniel asked whether I was going to another event Andy Harrington was doing a couple of weeks later and I said “No, not this time. Why do you ask?” I loved his answer because he said what I thought but had never formulated before.

Here it is: “There are many people who go to the same events again and again. I love going to seminars but I don’t book another one until I have integrated at least one thing I learned at the last one. If I don’t really put what I learn into action there seems to be no point in going.”Isn’t that a wise choice? Thanks Daniel for saying it so eloquently.

I have a friend who did the whole Tony Robbins curriculum including Fidji followed by some heavy doses of NLP but we can’t see any real changes in her. While another friend who has gone to only one Tony Robbins and to one NLP Training has put everything she learned to work and is now making a name for herself as a speech trainer.

These seminars, workshops and books work but only if we use what we learn. When I see this type of change and improvement in one of my “To be” members it makes me feel really proud like a parent when their kids have achieved something. That is what my work is all about. Helping people improve and change their life for the better. Could there be any better?

Love your life and it will love you back!


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Tahnee Talk Radio interview

Episode #21

On this week’s episode of “TahneeTalk!” Tahnee talked about the difference between making decisions from our head and making decisions from our higher knowing, drawing on recent examples in her life.

Then she interviewed Barbara Hofmeister in Germany, author of “To Be or Not to Be – The Choice is YOURS.” Barbara shared her joy of helping people see possiblities and transform their lives.

She shared how our internal shifts can create shifts in our relationships with those closest to us, such as our families. She shared the most powerful choice she’s made in her life: the choice to be happy. She encouraged us to focus on what IS working in our lives, not on what’s not working. Wow, very powerful!

And finally, Tahnee and Barbara discussed their shared passion about speaking in the moment, from the heart, without planning. That’s how both Tahnee and Barbara love to run their workshops and trainings… and that’s how this show is run too!

Barbara Hofmeister is a qualified Trainer of Accelerated Learning, Trainer of NLP, Time Empowerment Therapy, Distinguished Toastmaster, Master Peak Performance Coach, and Author of “To be or not to be – the choice is YOURS!”.
To read more about Barbara’s work:

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Meditate positive Thoughts

“The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” – Confucius

I don’t think this quotes needs much explainations or recommendations.

It is estimated that we have around 60.000 thoughts a day. How many of them are good thoughts? How many of them go towards what you truly want?
Find this and another 1000+ inspirational quotes in my book

TO BE – Inspired!

1001 Inspirational Quotes

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We Have A Choice!

Moments TO BE

I come from behind the Berlin Wall, from former Communist Germany and had to be dragged to freedom by my parents. Tragically I see that most people build their own “Berlin Wall” that is keeping them imprisioned, that is keeping them enslaved to their own “thinking small”.

It’s true freedom isn’t free. It does take some effort but I have not heard of anyone who would rather stay imprisioned once they have experienced their true self. You can read what my readers say about their life (www.thetobebook.com/testimonials) once they feel freedom. Life totally changes and that change is in your hands.

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You have a choice!

“To be or not to be – the choice is YOURS!”

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Create you Vision for the coming Year!

Do you have the feeling life is pushing you in the wrong direction? That it is happening to you instead of you making it happen?

You are not alone! I hear that all the time but it does not have to stay like that. YOU CAN CHANGE IT! You are in charge as soon as you start creating your future and believing in it.

Watch the following short videos and START CREATING YOUR LIFE! There is no better time than now. Do not procrastinate and put it off until tomorrow. Do it immediately otherwise tomorrow might not be to your liking.

Happy New Year and Happy New Life!!! You deserve it…

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Does your Life have meaning?

Yesterday we looked at what you would do if you had all the money you would ever need and could do anything knowing that you could not fail.

What did you come up with?

Would that give your life more meaning?

If it would, why are you not doing it?

You might come up with some good sounding excuses like “no time” or “no money” but in most cases you do not really need money to start doing what you wrote down. But what you do need is a decision and true commitment to make it happen.

Let me tell you a story. I have been invited to speak at the Festival of Enlightenment next June. The initiators of the festival were regular people with a big dream. They are coaches, good coaches with a big dream and one day they decided that they want to make that dream come true. They founded the idea of the Festival of Enlightenment and from that moment on invested all their time and their life’s savings into what they pronounce to be the

The World’s Greatest  Inspirational Event

7 Days & 7 Nights

June 13th-19th 2011 – Evergreen, Colorado

They are living their dream – against all odds!

If you get a chance to meet them, you will know that they are living their dream, their purpose, their passion. It shows in everything they do and you can see how they thrive on it even though they face massive challenges. It is really inspiring to watch.


But we need to define first what it is that we set our mind to. Before we are crystal clear we just drift through life hoping for the best.