About 996 and Jack Ma

I got to admit it. I am a workaholic. Not only did I work the last two years in a job with a 6-day-workweek with 10-12 hours daily, I also had a side-gig writing articles for a financial magazine, I was exercising four times a week for two hours straight, I was working on this … Continue reading About 996 and Jack Ma

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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 spent the last 2 months in 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

Freelancing is the future – and so is investing

Many things have changed since I finished high school. Some for good. Some for bad. Some for... it's hard to tell yet. For example, my parents used to tell me that if I wanted to be successful, I had to finish high school, then graduate, and if I really wanted to become the best I … Continue reading Freelancing is the future – and so is investing

Following smart people

There are a few things we learn from our parents while growing up. One thing my parents were preaching to me (which I really wouldn't follow) was to stay close with smart people. Even better: People who would be smarter than me. That's a great advise. But one needs to be ready to truly understand … Continue reading Following smart people

6 things you shouldn’t say when complaining in a hotel or resort

All right, today something not related to financial freedom. Let me share with you today something from my place of work. As some of my readers know, I am a hotel manager and thus regularly confronted with guest feedback. Most of the time it's great, but occasionally it happens that I receive some unpleasant comments. … Continue reading 6 things you shouldn’t say when complaining in a hotel or resort