Take The First Step — Krakow Day 4 {Travel Journal}

Krakow Day 4

As I write this article, I am flying towards Hamburg, my home.

My seat on the plane is located between two old lovely polish ladies who are incredibly obese.
Being a two-meter tall giant has many advantages, flying comfortably is not one of them. Good thing that I don’t have a problem with dirtbag traveling.

As I fly to the air I can’t help but to let my mind wander around the next trips that I am going to have, You know you are addicted to traveling when you get Fernweh while being in the air.

This weekend was the first time that I got a glimpse of what life as a digital nomad would look like, and I freakin love it.

Surrounding yourself with like-minded people is really a blessing, and I am reinforced in my decision to leave normal job life behind and do my own thing.

While being squeezed to a diamond by the two old ladies I contemplate my trip. I think about the beautiful architecture of the old town, the feeling of being on top of a mountain, the things I learned while working, and most important, the people I met. Krakow has left a staying impression in my heart, and I will definitively come back.


I can’t believe how much has changed for me in the last 3 years. I think it’s roughly 3 years that I hit my personal rock bottom where I was so depressed that I was one step away from backflipping of Hamburg’s biggest bridge.

If you would have told me back then that life has this much to offer for me I would never believe it. As I go through my messages, I am humbled. Messages of people opening up about their own struggles and their aspirations of crushing it in the world. If I only manage to motivate one person to get into gear then this entire hustle is worth it.

Guys, you gotta trust the process that with enough work, things eventually will start to click for you and you will kick ass in life.

As I check my schedule  I see that I have my monthly skype meeting with Stanford Profesor Bj Fogg and Linda Fogg, 2 of the world leading experts in Habit Formation and Behavior psychology.

Wayfaring around the globe and learn from outstanding teachers and investigating the different expressions of human psychology is really the perfect combination for me to satisfy my wanderlust with my passion for human behavior.

If you would have told me 3 years ago that my future self would start to create his own business, work with the world leading experts of his field, and vagabond around the world while doing so I would have never believed it. Back then I did not even know that you can quit the hassle of 9-5, and I hope that I inspire others to leave this dinosaur lifestyle model behind and start their own, true journey. A journey of their choosing.

Take The First Step

And Although I have a long way to go, I managed to overcome the most difficult part of my journey: the first step. So my plea for you today is to think about what this first step would look like for you. What is the one thing, that if set in motion will change your life forever?

Whatever you need to do or leave behind, do it sooner than later. Life is to short to settle for mediocrity.

As my plane is getting ready to land I think about my upcoming adventures. Here In Krakow, I learned from my buddy how life as a digital nomad could look like, and I can’t help but smile about what life is going to teach me next.

My next trips include Stockholm, Porto, South Africa, Mumbai, and in January New Zealand.

I am smiling right now, because this may very well be the best year of my life. And I am curious about the next part of my journey. And although lots of work is heading my way, I know one thing, it’s not going to be boring.

As always Thanks for reading



Comments 1

  • Roswitha Maraite

    July 17, 2018


    Thanks for sharing dear Daniel . Dream big , best wishes Love and Hugs . Good look Be well . Enjoy Life . We love you

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