Author: Jenny Rieger

3 lessons I learned from booking a one-way ticket to Bali

Why booking a one-way ticket to Bali is the best thing I have ever done and the three lessons I learned in the process. Some decisions might put a knot in your chest, but might be right for you anyway. I am a very intuitive person and rely on gut feeling a lot. But immediately after booking the ticket I felt a knot in my chest. It wasn’t the same feeling that I usually have in moments, when I know I am on the wrong path. Those feel different. But nonetheless the feeling was uncomfortable. After lots of reflection and journaling...

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Why I haven’t posted in a month and what happened instead

Yesterday I walked into a café and saw a brave member of the synnection tribe. We started talking and I realized that I hadn’t really put anything on here for a month. Even on Facebook I hadn’t really posted anything to inspire you. My first instinct was to feel guilty. I want to inspire you to live a happy healthy life on your own terms and here I go, letting a month pass by without creating anything for you. Then a couple of hours later I reflected in the experiences of the last month and realized that I was...

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Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield

 For the book club this month, I chose “Turning Pro” by Steven Pressfield. It’s an amazing book. Considering it is just 140 pages, it is astonishing how much goodness is in there. The goal for the book club is to find the top 3 takeaways and top 3 questions to ask ourselves on our own journey to creating life on our own terms. Three seemed not enough and I can only advice you to read the whole thing! Here are the takeaways and questions: The takeaways. [Takeaway 1: It’s a process.] It’s not just one moment. Turning pro is a process. It’s a commitment to doing the work. Doing what’s necessary. That is when opinions of others don’t matter and don’t distract you. It is when you do what is right for you. When you bring out the best version of yourself. If you are interested, here my moment of turning pro: I stopped listening to the expectations of myself and others. I stopped buying books, courses and reading articles and started doing. Then I started reading books and taking courses as tools. They are not sources of distractions or hesitations anymore. It’s about using what is in there and creating something new with that knowledge. My focus is on creation. “We stop running from our fears. We turn around and face them.” – Steven Pressfield [Takeaway 2: It’s...

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Theresa Campbell on how to run your business alongside a successful corporate career

Our guest at this week’s episode is Theresa Campbell and I cannot express my gratitude enough for her taking the time to share with the synnection tribe! She is my mentor, coach and friend. She inspires and encouraged me many, many times and it is always fun to work with her. At Her Life, Her Legacy she helps high-achieving, remarkable women to life the life they want to live. No time to watch the full episode? This is the episode in a nutshell:   1. Blending the two worlds. Theresa created and runs her business Her Life, Her Legacy simultaneously to her full time career. While many people think they need to take the plunge, she balances both worlds. “I don’t want to be a starving artist.” – Theresa Campbell Her approach is to be 100% transparent, which gives her a lot of freedom.   2. Manage time & energy. She is an early bird and the morning hours before the sun rises are dedicated to Her Life, Her Legacy. She goes to work and fits in calls for lunch. She says, “you just focus on what needs to get done. And you do it!” Bonus: Listen to the interview to hear about how her baby has changed things… 🙂   3. Know yourself. She likes to announce what she is going to do to everybody, so she will...

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Laure Merlin on Positive Parenting

For today’s synnection Episode we are joined by Laure Merlin. She is your go-to person for positive parenting. Today she shares some insight on modern education. How can we raise our children in a way that they get to express their innate potential? No time to watch the full episode? This is the episode in a nutshell: 1. School is not a place for learning. School is great for support & community, but we don’t get to learn what we are naturally curious about or as deep as we would like. 2. Don’t teach “over” your kid – Let them grow like a tree. Let go of expectations and instead let him grow as a tree. This also goes for any profession that deals with teaching or helping individuals. 3. If a kid feels the drive and is nurtured, it might even learn to read at the age of 3 ½. Laure tells us, how her son learned to read – not in the way you would expect though… What would Laure tell her high-school self if she could travel back in time? “Take responsibility for your life and completely stop trusting the system. Adults have THEIR picture rooted in THEIR reality.” If she were a teen now she would start a blog about any subject that inspired her and make use of our connected world. Her advice: “Build...

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