- Klaus Forster tells in this Bali Podcast, how he got in ... and out of scarcity. And how you can get out of scarcity as well.
Good morning, my dear!
Do you have a dream, of living in Paradise abundantly?
This is Klaus Forster from the Bali Podcast.
- Do you dream of escaping the nine-to-five treadmill of your job or your self-built slavery in your self-employment?
- Maybe you want more simplicity in your life.
- Maybe living a more frugal life, because frugality is very very liberating.
- Maybe you think of how to cut the cost of living, to make your expenses less.
- To be able to save more money, turn your life into abundance and escape scarcity. Do you sometimes feel, that you lack money or a lack of abundance?
- And finally, you probably may want to live on the sunny side of your life!
Let me tell you a story, about how I entered scarcity: I got married to my first wife in 1998. And about half a year later she was pregnant. And I realized, we have a hard time getting around with the money.
And so, I feared with a child, it will become even more difficult. Then she got sick and she couldn't work anymore.
She lost her job and the situation got harder for me. And I really feared, I won't be able to afford this kind of life anymore.
Yes, I felt I wasn't ready for a child. And I really had the feeling, I couldn't take care of my family financially. Well, I really lived a life of scarcity, always short of money. And I tried to make more money out of my job, with my work. But still, it didn't work out.
I had so much fear about becoming a father, that I even hoped, that this child was not from me. Meanwhile, I know, my first child is my biological child. Because she's so similar to my character. She grew up, meanwhile, she's 22 years old. But unfortunately, meanwhile, I lost contact with her.
At the same time, I was working as an employee like a civil servant. The company is called Bosch. And I think this business is the biggest privately held civil servant employer you can think of! They have the word "Zentralverordnung" which means:
It's an order, it's a rule from the management, and everybody has to apply. In this kind of environment, I wasn't able to work creatively. Because they have rules for everything, and people working there, are always following the rules ... without questioning them. So, there is very little change. There's very little development, which really drove me nuts!
And see: On the one side it was a job in security. But on the other hand, I didn't feel any development, neither personally nor technically. I had a safe, but very unhappy life, a marriage in which I did not feel comfortable, with a child, and I was not able to take care of her in an appropriate way.
What I've really felt guilty for. And then, due to the vow, I gave during my marriage I thought getting divorced and getting out of this marriage is not the appropriate way. And we went to consulting and coaching, on how to fix the marriage. But we never got to the point, and actually, my inner voice told me: She's not the right wife for me. But I kept ignoring it.
I really got sick. Finally, I decided to switch jobs. But in my bad mental condition, I kept losing three jobs. Three new jobs within two years. Because I couldn't deliver, due to my bad mental condition.
And also due to my physical health, which really was bad! Well after I failed in other jobs three times, I was out of work for almost one year. During that time, I developed the idea of becoming self-employed and this self-employment turned into Vitality4Happiness. The entire story about that, I will tell you: How I founded another treadmill in which I was working 7 days a week, 12 to 14 hours a day. How I overcame this, and how I turned it finally into a self-running Enterprise. There is just a little trick: I simply took off 1 day a month, without working in my business! And you can do that, too!
And then, in the next month, I took off 2 days not working in my business. So now, you can calculate how long it takes
until you can take 30 days off per month from your business. If you keep increasing the number of days
you're not working in your business each month by simply 1 day ... it's about 2.5 years. And you will even benefit from the compounding of the effectivity and efficiency. You need to put in processes to do so.
And I will tell you, how to do that. And then, you might start traveling. Already after seven months, I was able to do one week without working in my business.
And what I started doing is: I just booked short trips of one week to destinations I always wanted to be. And I did a little bit of remote work from there. Plus, I did a lot of learning about:
- How to manage,
- how to organize,
- or how to develop my business?
And I also share those things in this:
"I love Bali Podcast"
And you can sign up right below here to get the initial version! Read it, and get an idea, of how you can do it, too!
How to found a business ... But meanwhile, of course, I would recommend not starting to get full-time, but to do it on the side with your current job.
How to turn it into a self-running enterprise!
How to become financially free?
Make your business run for you, and not, you getting chased by your business!
Reduce your cost of living dramatically, by living overseas in a low-cost country.
Become an investor
Achieve Financial Freedom, by just investing your money and living from the dividend.
The entire story is available for you. Just get your copy: Click on the link! Learn how to make your life your dream
and become financially free to
Live Abundantly In Paradise!
This I Love Bali Podcast is NOT for people who are already
Living abundantly in paradise
It's also not interesting for you if your working and living conditions in your home country are perfect. Don't waste your time on this podcast if you don't want to stop working one day. It is not for people who are neither interested in other cultures, countries, regions, planets or the universe. And if you do not occasionally suffer from a lack of money, you won't learn anything. Also, if you are happy with your tax situation, are happy to pay your taxes, and can afford to do so, don't read this. If you already enjoy absolute financial freedom, and the interest on your assets pays for more than you want, need, or dream of ... Well, then, you don't need to listen to this Bali Podcast. Last but not least, if you are satisfied with the weather in your country and even prefer the gloomy, sad days of winter, then you may safely put this book back down.
On the other hand, you must listen to this podcast to have more flexible working conditions. For example, you want to be able to work remotely, set your hours, and make more money with less work. Maybe you also want to cut your living costs and your tax burden. The Bali Podcast will tell you everything you need to know about it and will walk you through many easy-to-understand steps to lower your living costs and tax burden. Do you want to get away from the shitty winter weather and travel or live somewhere with a pleasant, mild climate? Or do you want to be able to freely choose a location with the weather that suits you best?
Then you need to listen closely to this podcast
- Don’t expect immediate results, because the easy-to-understand steps are not always easy to implement, they have a lag time, or some are counterintuitive. But enjoy the journey to live abundantly in paradise!
- Along the way, you will learn how the next 90 days can change your life forever and live abundantly in paradise!
- So create your paradise, listen to the “I Love Bali Podcast”, and enjoy:
Living abundantly in paradise!
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So hard to live abundantly in Paradise 🤪🥥
The idea of taking a few days off seems impossible for many self-employed freelancers, startups, and entrepreneurs. Without working permanently in their business, they fear it will collapse. Klaus Forster experienced that painfully in the self-created hamster wheel of his self-employment.
The turning point in Klaus Forster’s life began with fate: after the death of his brother-in-law Mark, the self-employed man dropped everything to stand by his sister. He describes how he mastered a digitized world and automated business processes and found a happy and harmonious work-life balance.
He participated in a workation in Bali and moved his office to the island of the gods to exchange knowledge with other remote workers. This joint working holiday initiated disengagement from mundane everyday tasks.
In his podcast, he gives valuable tips and encourages employees, the self-employed, freelancers, startups, and entrepreneurs to get inspired by his story.
More information about the author Klaus Forster is available at Vitality4Happiness.com
About The Author Klaus Forster
Good day, my dear!
Are you dreaming of living abundantly in paradise?
I am Klaus Forster from Bali Sunrise Beach Mentoring. Let me share some of the benefits of this dream with you.
Do you want to escape your 9-to-5 job or your self-made slavery in self-employment? Here are some of the things we will analyze in this chapter:
- Would you like more simplicity in your life?
- Would you like to find a way to cut the cost of living?
- Would you like to reduce your expenses?
- Would you like to be able to save more money?
- Would you like to escape scarcity?
- Would you like to live abundantly in paradise?
Do you sometimes feel that you lack money or have a lack of abundance? And that’s why you can’t live on the sunny side of life? Please let me tell you my story about:
How I got there?
My first wife and I married in 1998, and she became pregnant six months later. I quickly noticed that we were having difficulty with our finances, and I thought that with a child, it would prove even more difficult. Then my wife became ill and was unable to work; she lost her job, and the situation became even more difficult. I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to continue living this way. Financially, I felt I couldn’t provide for my family and wasn’t ready for a child. I lived a life of scarcity. We constantly ran out of money. I tried to squeeze more money from my job but couldn’t.
It sounds terrible, but I was initially so afraid of becoming a father that I even hoped the child wasn’t mine. But I know for sure that my first is my biological child. Because the character is so similar to mine. Now, being 22 years old, I lost contact after living in Bali for more than five years.
I worked for Bosch during my wife’s pregnancy, which is like a private employer of civil servants. Bosch employees abide by something expressed by a strange word: “Zentralverordnung,” which means “central regulation” in English. They have that word, and you must follow those central regulations for everything. These regulations made it impossible for me to work creatively.
While it is true that I had a safe job, I felt that I could not progress in any way, either personally or professionally, which drove me nuts! Despite my safe life, I felt guilty because I could not advance in my career, felt uncomfortable in my marriage, and couldn’t provide enough for my child.
I tried to get out of my situation. But because of the marriage vow I took during the wedding, I thought that getting divorced was wrong. And I was afraid and ashamed to admit that my marriage had failed. While we were attending couples counseling, my inner voice whispered, “This is not the right woman for you,” but I ignored it.
Later, my mental and physical health began to decline. In a desperate attempt to fix the situation, I decided to change jobs and start a new career. However, due to my ill health, I could not deliver, and I lost three jobs in two years. After that, I was unemployed for one year. But during that time, I had the idea to start my own business, which eventually evolved into Vitality4Happiness.
Before I started Vitality4Happiness, I was caught on the hamster wheel of my self-employment, Rooms4Music, working seven days a week for 12 to 14 hours a day. But how did I overcome this? What did I do to make it a self-sustaining enterprise?
This is how I was able to do it: the first month, I allowed myself just one day off, and the next month, I gave myself two days off. If you continue increasing the number of days you don’t work in your business by one day each month, it will take you approximately 2.5 years to be able to take 30 days off each month. Compounding effectiveness and efficiency will benefit you further, but you’ll need to implement processes to achieve this.
This is something you can do as well! I’ll show you how
After seven months, I was able to go one week without working on my business. I could schedule one-week trips to places I had always wanted to see, and I worked remotely from those places. Plus, I developed a lot of applicable skills, for example:
- How to manage remotely.
- How to organize suppliers to make them work together without me.
- And how to develop a self-running enterprise.
I share those things in this "I love Bali Podcast"
You can sign up below to get the initial version! Study it and get an idea of how you can do it!
- You will learn how to start your own business. Rather than starting full-time, it’s advisable to do it on the side.
- Then you’ll discover how to turn it into a self-running business!
- And in the next step, you will learn how to become financially free due to that.
- You will also learn how to make your business work for you rather than against you!
- How you can dramatically reduce your living costs by living overseas in a low-cost country.
- And finally, you will learn how you can become an investor. Financial freedom means investing your money and living off the dividends.
The entire story is now available for you. To get your copy, click on the link below!
Learn how to make your life your dream and become financially free, and finally:
Live Abundantly In Paradise!
Today I’d like to take you on an unforgettable trip; I’m going to tell you the story of how I came to be in Bali, which all began in October of 2016.
My sister called me on the phone, and when I answered, I heard her sobbing on the other end of the line. She was on her way home from Croatia, where she had been on vacation with her husband. He was driving the car when he abruptly turned around and said to her:
“I don’t feel comfortable. I need to take a break. “He stopped the car and jumped out of it. As he slumped to the ground, he begged her, “Please help me, Petra. Lift me up. I’m having trouble breathing! “
But because he was significantly taller than she was, Petra wasn’t strong enough to support him. She panicked and said to him, “How can I help you? You’re far too big. Please sit in the passenger seat and relax.”
After a struggle, Petra was able to assist her husband into the passenger seat, but as soon as he sat down, his face began to turn blue, and he soon lost consciousness. Petra went into a panic and called for medical assistance. When the responding EMTs arrived, they helped support Petra and immediately began performing chest compressions and electric shocks in an attempt to resuscitate her husband. This went on for about an hour. Unfortunately, the electric shocks were unsuccessful. Despite their best efforts, he did not regain consciousness, even though he would occasionally open his eyes and return for a few seconds at a time. In the end, the emergency medical technicians declared that he had passed away, and my sister was now without a husband.
When Petra told me what had happened, I was at a loss for words. You want to do everything, but you also know there’s nothing you can do. I wanted to let her know that she has all of my support. I told her, “I’ll leave everything behind and join you, and I’ll be there for you for as long as you need me.”
I had anticipated staying with her for three or five days. It took two weeks to arrange for her husband’s repatriation from Croatia to Germany, and I stayed with her until the funeral arrangements were complete. As she made each hard choice during this time, I was struck by how strong she was. Eventually, I realized that her strength came from being grateful for the time she spent with her husband.
I admired and envied her bravery and strength because I lacked both qualities. I was in awe. The depth of her strength was a revelation to me. I was profoundly affected by what happened, and it soon motivated me to do something entirely out of my comfort zone.
A message from my friend Kerstin arrived around the time of the funeral: “Take a look at this! A workcation in Bali!” It was a gathering of 12 digital nomads who would spend three weeks in Bali sharing experiences while living and working remotely in a lovely villa called:
“Mimpi Mains” means sweet dream
It still warms my heart, each time I think, or talk about it.
I checked my calendar and saw that there were only two weeks until the start of this workcation; after some thought, I decided to go. It was a massive leap of faith, but I figured if I couldn’t pack up my life in Germany and move to Bali now, when would I ever have the courage to do something so life-altering? After seeing my sister take bold actions without hesitation or second-guessing, I resolved to do the same in my own life.
This was the impetus I needed to leave Germany, begin working remotely, leave my business behind, and make a life-altering choice. I gave complete control of my business to Chris, an employee who had already been running the company while I was helping my sister. While I was in Bali, he was made responsible for handling all operational details in Germany. From Bali, I focused solely on managing and promoting my business online.
I suddenly remembered that I’ve always had the fantasy of working in a hammock while connected to the internet through a modem. In my dreams, the hammock was situated between two palm trees, and a cable connected my laptop to a modem linked to a telephone line. After you’ve finished reading this, I hope you’ll be able to appreciate how far back in time this fantasy of mine goes!
My mental image of where this dream took place was always in Queensland, specifically in the Rockhampton area. I pictured myself living in a very simple wooden house close to the water, within easy cycling distance of the beach and all the amenities I could possibly require. I associated this imagination and this dream with freedom, a frugal way of life, and living a life that satisfied my fundamental physical and emotional needs. I finally had the chance to make that dream a reality. While I’m well aware that I’m not in Queensland, Australia, as I’d hoped to be, I can confidently say that I’m living my dream in Bali, and the vibrancy of Bali completely won me over as a place to call home.
I completely fell in love with Bali. In all honesty, I didn’t fully comprehend how deeply I’d fallen in love until the day that it came time for me to leave Bali after the workcation. Until then, I had no idea how much I’d come to miss the island. When it came time to leave Bali, I struggled with whether to head to the airport or stay for a few extra days. Ultimately, I concluded that the best course of action would be to head to the airport and book a flight back to Germany, as I had an engagement scheduled there. It was a meeting with Kerstin and some of my brain trust’s other members. The brain trust of entrepreneurs met for a three-day intensive positioning workshop, and because I had already organized it, I felt obligated to attend. This time, I went with my head rather than my heart and boarded the plane back to Germany.
When I realized how much I would miss Bali, I burst into tears at the airport as our plane taxied from the gate to the runway. And it was at that moment that I came to a conclusion: I want to spend the rest of my life in Bali. Well, at least until I discover a new location that fulfills my dreams, wishes, and needs even more perfectly than Bali does.
My experiences have been documented in my “I Love Bali Podcast.” It tells the entire story in great detail, and I invite you to look at it and enjoy the story. It is my hope that my podcast will inspire you to make some big decisions, make some significant changes, and grow into a person with all the strengths already lying dormant inside of you. Don’t wait for an event like a friend’s or relative’s death or funeral to realize what you’re capable of. Anything is possible.
Find out what “I Love Bali” means to you.