Hey, on this page you get a bit of an idea of who I am as a man and what I value. I will not go into business and career so much, instead, I will start by introducing you to my wonderful wife Tiffany. The best thing that happened to me in my life…
Here some of my values
A lot of the projects that I am involved in have some whiff of innovation about them. My wife Tiffany was the one that really turned me on to this topic. Innovation keeps businesses (and long term relationships I’d say…) alive.
Being passionate about, and being creative in the areas of personal branding, digital marketing, biohacking, and functional medicine is an expression of how I choose to contribute and innovate in our society daily.
At the end of 2018, I got a certificate in Digital Business Innovation, which gave me some good training, knowledge, and processes to work with. Design thinking and various creative thinking methods inspire my copywriting.
In all areas of my life, I push myself to create more freedom for myself and others and to protect it longterm. Often I find freedom in a specific area of my life and then I am inspired to share it with others.
The way marketing automation can create more time for marketers is an incredibly interesting topic for myself. Automating processes, and optimizing them continually, is a skill that I am investing a lot of time into right now.
When I started to work in the digital economy I started to enjoy the freedom to work from anywhere. Now, the home office with regular work times and a well-tested routine is a type of freedom for me too.
“Creating Impact” is a filter that I use to make my daily decisions in life. When a project, product or meeting promises long term impact it will find it’s way on my “Creating Impact” list. From there, todo’s are easily emerging.
Creating and choosing filters is an important task for me. I think it is important to live your life with filters that are guiding me in daily decisions. I personally think that having filters can have a huge impact on our efficiency.
After founding and running an integrative health clinic I decided to get into digital marketing. Reason being that I realized I could have a bigger impact, long term, mastering communication and solving problems upstream.
Throughout my whole life understanding health, wellness and medicine have been a constant driver and pursuit for myself. Everything I do has something to do with health or medicine to some degree.
In regards to job positions, I have been linked to the healthcare sector. As a sales consultant for GNC, then as a founder of an integrative medicine clinic and lastly as a marketing manager in a health education platform.
Now I am channeling my digital marketing skills into projects that are meaningful, impactful and necessary in today’s society. Good marketing and communication can build reach fast to scale even a small company.
Learning the art and science of health
I grew up in a family of medical practitioners. My father is a successful dentist from Munich, Germany. My uncle runs one of the biggest pharmacies in Bavaria close to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Chinese martial arts training in Australia and China
I was always interested in the medical and healing arts and when I was 19 I decided to study Traditional Chinese Medicine. I was inspired by the master healer and Chinese martial arts legend Wong Fei Hung.
In 2001 I immigrated to Australia to study traditional Chinese martial arts with a 5 generation master of a Shaolin/Daoist family system. I trained traditional kung fu and qigong under his guidance.
Later on, I even landed on Chinese national TV demoing some martial arts. Martial arts taught me a lot about ethics, focus, and discipline. It’s a great way to stay healthy and strong. Today I am interested in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Another great experience I had in my early twenties was being a Buddhist monk in Burma for 1 month. It’s was an incredibly enriching experience. The practice of meditation still is a solid part of my life.
Chinese Medicine studies at the University of Technology
My martial arts teacher advised me to study to get a medical degree. My martial arts teacher was a highly accomplished “hit medicine” expert, the equivalent of a chiropractor for martial artists in China.
In 2007 I graduated from the University of Technology in Sydney with a Bachelor in Health Science for Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). From then onwards I have always been interested in business.
My first own “Startup”…
Afterward, I built up my own integrative Chinese medicine clinic through digital marketing. The market I went after were top CrossFit athletes in the Canberra region.
At this time I fell in love with digital marketing and communication and via using SEO methods, copywriting for good landing page design and SEA I filled up my first business with a stream of clients.
My own Story of Healing of having being suboptimal Health and Brain function
I actually got very sick in 2012 due to an autoimmune disease, and I had to fight for my life to get my health back.
I accomplished this through combining the eastern healing arts with functional medicine based biohacks to improve my mitochondrial health.
I used art and science at the same time to get my health back on track. You can learn more about this on my Biohacking101 Blog.
Today, I am symptom-free, happy and well. I enjoy solid health and am executing daily on my dreams. No more brain fog, tiredness, and sleepless nights due to incessant worries about my health.
Instead, I am passionate, connected and creative. It feels really good!
Overcoming Disease as my Hero’s Journey
As a result of having been through my own journey of facing an autoimmune disease, I am now a skillful creator of my own life. I made the choice to be a hero, instead of a being a victim and a coward.
All I had to do was to leave my victim mentality behind. I stopped the excuses, rationalizations and bad feelings coming with them. I did it because they made me sick.
The choice for me was to become a master at creating my own identity and reality. I crafted a vision for my life and I went out into the world to learn the skills that I needed to get well again.
Brain health, Biohacking, and Productivity in the Knowledge economy of the 21st Century
Having gone through my own challenges (and even losing some friends on the way… ) I am deeply aware what challenges workers in the knowledge economy in the digital age are facing.
Being a digital marketer today and working many hours on the computer, performing intellectually challenging knowledge work while sitting or standing in a highly focused manner comes with its own challenges!
The better we know ourselves mentally, emotionally and physically can help us to find routines that will turn our daily work experience into states of flow, creativity, and meaning.
Deep down it really is my passion to create productive, positive and nurturing work environments in which human beings daily can do their best work to make the world a better place.
Focus on always what you can do,