Get independent and stop dealing with CRAP

There are many reasons to strive for financial independence. For me, some of them are company politics and the never-ending dealing with CRAP. It's one of my favourite acronyms: Criticism Rejection Assholes Pressure You can't become a leader in any organization without it. It's part of the deal. No matter what you do, once you … Continue reading Get independent and stop dealing with CRAP

Career Advise for FIRE aspirants

I like to write sometimes about my work. First, because it is an exciting job, and second, because there are countless lessons I gathered on my path to the top. As some readers will already know, I am a General Manager in a hotel, currently in Thailand. Most recently I was able to secure a … Continue reading Career Advise for FIRE aspirants

Planning for the last job – ever

Following up on my new years' plans, I am now finalizing negotiations with my next employer. As my current work contract will expire by the end of April, I focused the last 2 months on trying to secure a new contract. Today, I succeeded. While I couldn't hit my self-imposed targets completely, the new job … Continue reading Planning for the last job – ever

The puzzle is not too complex

Reaching financial independence is best looked at as a game, a puzzle. There are all these little pieces everywhere, and your job is to get them into the right place. Only then the picture will be completed, and you can rest assured that your odds for a safe and free life have reached a comfortable … Continue reading The puzzle is not too complex

2018 in retrospect

So this is it. Tomorrow is Christmas, and only a week later we will already be saying "goodbye" to 2018 and "hello" to 2019. I will be working - a lot - over the next 10 days, so let me write my last words on this blog for 2018 today. Obviously, since the blog is … Continue reading 2018 in retrospect

What FIRE really means

Retiring Early and being financially independent may be a dream for many. But before you put too much romance into that thought, let me tell you something: It becomes a dream once it happens. But before that, it can get really tough. Savings target My plan is to retire with 45. That's 6,5 years from … Continue reading What FIRE really means

Discipline, Patience, ‚Äčand Emotions

To reach financial independence, it is important to save, invest and to create alternative sources of income. At the same time, it is also important that we keep our spending routines at bay to ensure that at the end of the month, the account remains positive, all bills have been paid and that there is … Continue reading Discipline, Patience, ‚Äčand Emotions