MyNutShare hits 1000 followers on Instagram

MyNutShare hits 1000 followers on Instagram
MyNutShare hits 1000 followers on Instagram

 

Whoop whoop, MyNutShare has reached 1000 followers on Instagram! Thanks everybody who is part of this journey! Thanks for all your support. If you haven’t found MyNutShare on Instagram yet, you can simply click here. Happy weekend everybody.

Time Value Matrix

I found this graphic today on Instagram (check out the page of entrepreneurstories here) and had to share it with you guys as I think it’s awesome. Have you already identified your sweet spots and the tasks where the magic happens? We are talking about the tasks that leverage your value and create an amazing output. As a rule of thumb you can also keep in mind to focus on the 20% that create 80% of your outputs rather than your 80% tasks that create just 20% of measurable results. While doing so you can easily leverage your results and create a lot more value. Focus is key as we all just have 24hrs a day – time to be used wisely. Happy Friday everybody.

Source: Instagram @entrepreneurstories
Source: Instagram @entrepreneurstories

MyNutShare – Monday Motivation via Banksy

MyNutShare - Banksy 'I hate Mondays''
MyNutShare – Banksy ‘I hate Mondays”

Hello everybody,

I purchased this pic a couple of months ago in the unofficial Banksy shop in London, Portobello Road Market (if you haven’t been there, go go go and pay a visit to the store). Since then, it simply belongs in my office as a daily reminder.

Whenever I visit a social media page or talk to people Mondays seem to be the most hated days of the week and so many of us can’t wait to have Friday afternoon. Posts like ‘Monday should be optional’ or ‘Oh no, tomorrow is Monday’ are all over. So, why is that? Why are we so unsatisfied with our jobs and our lives? Why are there so many Monday complainers? Obviously this seems to be a definite #firstworldproblem although we have all the opportunities to simply take action and change the things we don’t like rather than accepting them.

Well, for me this pic continuously reminds me on how blessed I am. Maybe we can start to change our thinking and see the upcoming Monday more like this:

M aybe this day is not

O ne of your favourites, but

N ever forget that every

D ay we wake up is an

A mazing gift and it’s up to

Y ou to make it count (unknown)

and start counting or blessings. It’s your life – if you don’t like it, change it! You are not just the manager of your life but as well the creator. Btw we should also give a thought to all the people currently working this weekend, especially this Sunday (which is a total common thing in London for so many of us).

Happy Monday everybody and please, let me know how you keep yourself motivated.

Stephanie xx

Just a German Girl in London: 32 Great Reasons to Move Abroad #livingabroad

MyNutShare - Just a German Girl in London - Living Abroad
MyNutShare – Just a German Girl in London – Living Abroad

Thanks everybody for your great and positive feedback to my latest blog post You are so lucky to live in London. Here are some reasons why I think  it’s great to live abroad or travel as much as you can.

  1. You get to know yourself very well.
  2. You’ll stretch your mind because you continuously have to get out of your comfort zone
  3. You’ll experience a lot of challenges. This is tough. But when you achieve to manage those you will feel soooooo, soooooo good
  4. You’ll find pleasure on little things that you wouldn’t have thought to matter
  5. You’ll see, eat, experience continuously new things and everyday life can become pretty exciting
  6. You’ll miss home and learn to be grateful
  7. You’ll figure out who are the friends that love you and are there for you (of course, vice versa) no matter the distance
  8. You can receive parcels from home and exchange parcels, which is a great thing to do
  9. You’ll meet new people
  10. You’ll realise that a lot of people do have exactly the same experiences as you and therefore new friendships can sometimes build on a more intense basis – similarities connect
  11. You’ll feel home on more places than just ‘home’
  12. Heimat becomes something special – you will become sentimental and sometimes homesick but to head ‘home’ to see your loved gets you excited as a child on christmas
  13. You’ll relax  – you’ll have the chance to step back from expectations, cultural norms and figure out what you truly want
  14. Therefore you will become more independent and value more your own decision-making skills
  15. You can restart in a certain way – no one knows you anyway so you don’t have to deal with expectations or stereotypes
  16. You’ll have a lot tourist moments in the city / country you live in because you absorb things differently. When I lived in Germany I actually haven’t traveled too much within the country or did a lot of sightseeing within the cities I lived in, because I always felt I could do it later. But living abroad – especially if it’s for a limited time only, will create a certain sense of urgency to do so
  17. Your language skills will progress incredibly – simply because you have no other choice
  18. Distances will no longer matter that much
  19. You’ll become proud of your cultural ID while also …
  20. … growing into another culture. The world becomes your home.
  21. You’ll become more aware of cultural differences and learn to appreciate them
  22. You’ll learn so much by having friends from all over the world
  23. You’ll realise when talking to tourists how much you have learned – i.e. London transportation and the tube map and a lot of other things
  24. You can do whatever you want (of course, just the legal stuff) and many people wouldn’t even care as it’s more anonymous
  25. You’ll learn how to ask for help …
  26. … and while doing so get more confident in not having the perfect language skills
  27. Especially when you relocate or travel with a limited amount of luggage you’ll declutter and simplify your life.
  28. You’ll learn to focus more on collection of moments rather than clutter and stuff
  29. You’ll anyways find loads of cute stuff you want to take with you
  30. You’ll realise that things you are good at can be totally challenging because you don’t understand a word (i.e. for me an aerobics class) – and you’ll be so proud of yourself when you manage to participate anyways
  31. You’ll be surprised how people from different countries think about your home country and you’ll create great memories. I gonna share my favourite example with you. A friend of mine from Taiwan was totally surprised when I had a salat because she believed that Germans just eat sausages and meat.
  32. You’ll have conversations about things you would never think you could have a serious conversation about and you’ll totally enjoy it. And let’s be honest it’s great to get to know everything about other cultures when it’s shared from locals

What else do you think makes the adventure ‘living abroad’ so worthy? Let me know – either in the comments or drop me a message.

Lots of love,

Steph xx

MyNutShare BAGS first Prototype – your opinion counts

Hello everybody,

my gorgeous London friend has surprised me with this super cute MyNutShare bag for my birthday. I love it so, so much! Many, many thanks, Babsi. I think it’s an absolute cuteness overladed bag. She designed the Logo exclusively for me and used my hashtag. So, so cute! As it’s a prototype however, we will be working on it in the next days and weeks to make it ready to market – if you would like to own one yourself. So, we need your feedback. What would you love to see from MyNutShare? Which colours do you love? I have a couple of ideas I want to test but am absolutely keen to get to know what you would fancy.

As we Germans are in general very in love with ‘Jutetaschen’ and in the UK we got a new charge for plastic bags – and it’s anyway better to bring your own and help protect the planet – I think MyNutShare could contribute with gorgeous bags that would be a lot of fun. So, let me know.

Love you, guys and many, many thanks for your support,

Steph xx

MyNutShare Prototype BAG
MyNutShare Prototype BAG
MyNutShare Prototype BAG closeup
MyNutShare Prototype BAG closeup

Alaaf! Pappnasen uff un et jeht lus

KÖLLE ALAAF!
KÖLLE ALAAF!

 

MyNutShare schickt allen feierwütigen Jecken ein donnerndes, dreifaches

KÖLLE ALAAF

KÖLLE ALAAF

KÖLLE ALLAAAAAAAAAF

ins Rheinland! Ich denke heute an euch! Und drinkt in der Domstadt eene för mich mit!

MyNutShare
Und dunn nidde so vill bütze do! 😉

Just a German Girl in London: ‘You are so lucky to live in London’ #livingabroad

Hello everybody,

today’s post is going to be a bit critical. So, if you are not in the mood for that please skip this article, stop reading here and switch over to Buzzfeed to watch some cute kitty videos. Otherwise, please feel free to read my post of living abroad and the meaning of LUCK in this case. Many of you probably know that I live in London since 1.5 years. I pretty often hear ‘you are so lucky’.

Google defines luck as the ‘success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s one actions’ and being lucky as ‘having, bringing, or resulting from good luck’.

Well, I do not want to deny that I’m a lucky gal however, does living abroad really has a lot do to with luck? Or is it more a decision you decide to make? An action you take? Can’t the most of us simply decide to relocate to another country themselves? Fact is, the reason why I first started thinking of relocating to London was because I met a fabulous man who already lived in London when we first met. Well, things gotten more serious and after more than a year we felt an urgency to live in the same country. So, yes, I am lucky as it seems that I found my Mr. Right, I am lucky because I could experience the city on probation before finally relocating, I am lucky because I did not have to start a new life in a new country totally alone. On the other side – there were lots of moments beforehand where no one would have considered myself as lucky. We invested a whole bunch of money every months to make this relationship work, to pay flight tickets etc. Some of my friends asked me ‘How can you have a relationship with a man living in another country?’ ‘Why are you doing this?’ ‘You can’t know whether this will work out’ ‘You are going to quit your safe job to relocate and restart?’. At the beginning no one really thought I’d be that lucky – except I got some flower sent to my office. So, why do we judge people’s state of luck? Why do we assume? Why do we impose our beliefs on others  rather than support our each other?

I guess one of the main reasons this happens is that most people do not want to take actions as it’s quite inconvenient. The status-quo is so much better known. It’s tough to push your own boundaries and it’s scary to move abroad. But I believe it’s worth it. I believe the fear of failure, the fear of whatsoever hinders us way to often. And I can totally get that. I think everyone has certain fears in parts of his / her life and if you do not wanna relocate than travelling is a great alternative to get to know different cultures, to open up a bit and experience new things. While keeping everything else the way it is. However, let me warn you: travel can change your views, beliefs and yourself.

Source: Internet
Source: Internet

Another reason why I kicked off this ‘living abroad series’ is that a lot of people seem to believe that living abroad implies everyday being more fabulous than a unicorn farting rainbows, that all your everyday worries no longer exist. Where does this believe comes from? People living abroad do have everyday worries – a lot of them. I would admit we might have even a couple of more of them as everyday routines are getting shaken up, we have to communicate in another language and probably no clue where the heck we find any information about stuff we would easily know in our home country.

To just clear up things a bit I will go in the next posts deeper in what it means to live abroad, the perks and little struggles you suddenly have to face, the moments you feels lost and the moments you feel more alive then ever before.

I am more than happy to do a Q&A about the whole topic, so please feel free to drop me your questions. Lots of love, Steph xx

Squirrel Love from New York City

Squirrel Love from NYC
Squirrel Love from NYC

My dear friend and NutSharer from the very first minute Bettina (go, go, check out her fabulous fashion blog here) has sent a lot of squirrel love from her home of choice New York City. Of course, I will share the love with you, guys.

Squirrel Love from NYC
Squirrel Love from NYC

Bettina and me left roundish the same time our home country and relocated to english speaking cities. I’m so glad I have someone special in my life who is on the same journey, has similar experiences and is such a cute supporter. Thank you, Gorgeous!

Squirrel Love from NYC
Squirrel Love from NYC
Squirrel Love from NYC
Squirrel Love from NYC
Squirrel Love from NYC
Squirrel Love from NYC