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Myrko Thum Personal Development CoachIs there a way to break free from what is still holding you back? Is there a key to unlock this way for you? And how do you start? What is the first step? What comes next?

I believe that there is a personal path, regardless of were you come from or where you are. And it’s not just fate or luck. I believe and know from my own experience, that it’s very straightforward: a step-by-step process that is still very individually but everybody can go through to realize his potential. But what we need is a guide through those steps, something that helps us authentically to build that way.

This blog was originally inspired by the philosophy of C.A.N.I. CANI means Constant And Never-ending Improvement, a way of living for continuous openness, learning, improvement and growth with the goal of self-realization. Read more about CANI here.

I will try to make this blog as practical as possible, so that everybody can get benefits from it, wherever you are in your life. This blog shows ways to improve your life situation and have fun with it, since you can experience the joy of your own advancement and success. By practical I mean to try to avoid getting to far ahead and to give real entry-points to everyone, so that you can get a real value for your way out of this blog.

My Motivations and Goals with MyrkoThum.com

Since I was little I always was the creative type. I always wanted to build something with structure and meaning, and yes, something that others like and benefit from somehow. Later when I started my professional life I wanted to create something outstanding. It should be successful in a way that it helps and inspires a lot of people.

Those are the same motivations for MyrkoThum.com, Personal Development that Transforms, today. And I want to share my experiences and what worked for me. That’s why I created this site, which is always a work-in-progress, but I hope to create something outstanding in the end that has the potential to inspire.

Myrko Thum – An Introduction of the Author

Myrko Thum - Personal Development Coach

I grew up in the split Germany near Berlin. As the unification of Germany has arisen, I was about to start university education in Computer Science and Psychology in Berlin. Computer Science was just about to take off with the growing popularity of the internet and I had and have the fascination for creation and the creative power we have with computers. The combination with human psychology was especially exciting for me.

Shortly after starting studying, I experienced something like a minor stroke, where I could not see and talk properly, which was pretty disturbing with 19 years of age. What followed was the development of a clinical depression, since I was surrounded by complete inability to help me by doctors, parents of friends. I was really believing I was going to die to a serious illness and nobody was making any effort. This state of depression went on in lessening degree for nearly eight years, and it was the first major learning in my life-time: You are responsible, nobody else.

I quit studying, which was not that fulfilling, especially with the disadvantage of my lessening, but ongoing depression, followed my heart and started the internet and games company ingame GmbH in Hamburg, Germany together with people I got in contact with over this passion for games and the internet.

Running this company was my second major-learning through expand by demand. Especially demand on myself, and I started not only learning and applying management and vision, but also the the whole process of personal development through willingness to grow. Changing limiting beliefs , raising energy -levels and creating by goals and vision are personal developed habits. On the inter-personal level, working and being with other people, there were challenges in leadership, inspiration and of course, just getting things done together.

After a deeper realization of what the reasons for success are and how something like a company can naturally grow there came the question of “Where do I grow now?” There is the obvious answer: “Just do the things you do better!” And this is a good answer, it means to contribute and give value to others. And I wanted and want this answer to apply. But somehow it wasn’t satisfying enough.

I always had the feeling, that beyond the earning for success and affluence, there is another dimension, a spiritual dimension. And so I first looked into spiritual pathways to success and then into spirituality itself.

The whole approach of Personal Development is the approach to live inside-out, to look inside and to express that what is there for the benefit of the world. I experienced a rising of joy, of juice in my life, which was the result of me freeing myself from limits in my mind. I experienced a strong glimpse of an awakening, the realization of my essence, of what we all have inside and are.

As always the journey continues, for me as well as for you. Let’s make the best out of it!

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73 Comments

  • I just found this blog and LOVE what you have to say.

    I’m originally from Japan. I walked off college there because I could not find anything of value there. But this was an extremely unusual thing to do in that old country. Eventually, I came to the US to complete my college education and rebuild my life. I am also a new entrepreneur now.

    Blogging has helped my to connect with so many interesting and inspiring people. I see a lot in common with you, and look forward to read more.

    Blessings,

    Akemi Gaines

    Akemi “spiritual entrepreneur” @ Yes to Me’s last blog post: Gratitude Friday, Edition 13, Gratitude And Train For Humanity

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  • Jonathan Mead

    September 25, 2008

    Hello, I just found this site on Zen Habits. I’ve been enjoying what I’ve been reading so far. Keep up the great work. =)

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  • Myrko

    September 25, 2008

    Hi Jonathan, thanks. I think I have to rewrite some of my early postings though :) I also visited your http://illuminatedmind.net, I can remember a posting “Enlightenment is overrated” that I found earlier :)

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  • Dan

    November 21, 2008

    Hi,
    Do you have a contact address?

    Thanks.

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  • Myrko

    November 21, 2008

    Hi Dan, yes. Sorry the formular plugin was deactivated. You can just use it now, and I’ll get it instantely :)

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  • Greg Alario

    April 2, 2009

    Akemi, what a breath of fresh air in the world of personal development. So many flood the net with lists of external actions as a means of personal growth. Many claim to be Zen founded, though their interpretation is distorted with their inability to detach from their indoctrinated, western mindset and still work from the outside in. Kaizen philosophy applied to one’s body, mind, spirit cultivation is Zen in its purest sense. It will be my pleasure to follow your blog, as your voice is one of love based wisdom.

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  • Greg Alario

    April 4, 2009

    Where have you gone, my brother? I just found your site, and enjoyed, the rare privilege of mindful writing, and contemporary Zen application. Check out my blog. I am not very organized, or experienced as a web master, but I am a true urban Zen master, living a life of mindful action ,and joyful service. I was raised on the mean streets but have a heart cultivated to express love. You might enjoy what I have to say. I’d love to guest post, but my main intention for this communication is to encourage you to post.

    Ciao

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  • Betsy Henry

    April 6, 2009

    Hi Myrko,
    I just wanted to write and let you know that I really like your website! I will continue to read it in more detail. I was just wondering what program you used to create this blog.I am writing a book and would like to start by posting a blog.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Sincerely,
    Betsy Henry

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  • Myrko

    April 21, 2009

    Betsy, it’s WordPress, like most other blogs. You can find and download it for free at http://www.wordpress.org. Good luck! :)

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  • trish

    May 13, 2009

    Hi, Myrko! Would you mind shooting me an email? I tried to use your contact form but no captcha image came up for me to type in. :-( I just wanted to see if you’d be interested in being part of a book tour for Conversations with Richard Bandler. Thank you!

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  • Speak Up for Change

    July 16, 2009

    Hi there, really like your site, recently came across it through Twitter!

    I’m run a youth and non-profit blog called Speak Up for Change (http://www.speakupforchange.ca) and we’d really like to re-post your “Top 10 of Barack Obama’s Quotes of Change”.

    We’ll give you all credit and link to your Twitter and blog. Please let me know if this is possible at all!

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  • Myrko

    July 17, 2009

    Hello Speak Up for Change. Ok, you can repost this with a backlink please to the original article. Looking forward hearing from you about it! :)

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  • Hickson

    September 15, 2009

    Stumbled on your blog searching for Zen.
    Your blog is easy on the eyes and mind.
    Hope your blog serves the purpose of de-conditioning the human mind as well.
    And Wish you introduce more spiritual authors too.
    All the very Best!!

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  • German Franco

    October 13, 2009

    Hello Myrko,

    First of all congratulations on your website. You have very useful information. For example, the article about time management really “resonates” with my aproach to time management: value and integrity dictate priorities. Somehow, sometimes in the past I felt I was the only one that agrees with that way of thinking. So, reading it now it is really conforting.

    I am starting a consulting business in Margarita Island,Venezuela and I’m putting together a brochure (less than a 100 copies) to promote my services. I was wondering if I could use your image of the compass. You can also visit my website; Is under construction, feel free to use a photo if you think it would be useful for you.

    Your image will only be used for the brouchure. Thanks in advance if I you let me use. It would be of great help (is a good one) and therefore greatily appreciated!

    Thank you.

    German Franco

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  • Myrko

    October 15, 2009

    Hi German (nice name! :)), sure from my standpoint you can use this compass-image (I guess you mean the lower one, the top one is on flickr, so you would have to check there). I dont have any copyrights on this image, so please check if there are any other ones you have to know of. I cant give you their permission, if other copyrights exist for using it commercially.

    Regarding Time-Management, I’m sure you are aware that Stephen Covey is also promoting this Time-Management model. You can’t always go where the masses go, so if you get resistance, most of the time that it good. :)

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  • Lydia

    May 6, 2011

    Hi Myrko,

    I am giving a speech on the topic of “carpe diem” and I came across your website. For this speech I am required to interview an expert on the topic “carpe diem,” so I was wondering if I can just ask you a few questions through email. Please let me know if you can as soon as possible.

    Thank You!

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  • Bill

    June 24, 2011

    I just had the greatest shock (on-line experience) that I think could possibly happen… Just today I completed posting at the site listed above a a’teaching’ that just came to me a day or two ago, my thoughts on this is that I just sort of made this up from my own experience of the subject matter. Much to my surprise I found using the search engine literally millions of hits on sites that discussed similar ideas and not even one that was my site. I too blown away to say more, if there are any further comments by others it woul be of interest to me..

    Regards,

    Bill

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  • Karen

    October 20, 2011

    Since starting my website, AReconnecting.com, which is about my spiritual passion and beliefs, I have been looking around the internet for people I can connect with who have similar beliefs. I am always thrilled when I find someone like who, with a blog that talks about love and connecting. Keep it up, great thoughts and fantastic blog.

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  • Myrko

    October 20, 2011

    Thanks Karen! Looking forward hearing more from you …

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  • Happysurfer

    March 19, 2012

    Love your blog! Stumbled on it looking for Confucius quotes and one thing led to another and here I am. Inspiring!

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  • john wylie

    July 22, 2012

    MYRKO A comment with my sincere thanks for the straightforward advice on the subject of personal development. I have long been a student of personal development and avid reader of the late and great Jim Rohn, Earl Nightingale, Andrew Carnegie and so on and have added you to my ‘must read’ list as a great source of focussed detail on the subject.
    I love your site and look forward to reading the posts and replies.
    How did I miss your site before I ask myself but it is true that “when the student is ready the teacher appears” so thank you.
    John

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  • Myrko

    July 22, 2012

    John, really nice to read your feedback, thank you from all my heart!

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  • Caro

    July 26, 2012

    Guten Abend aus Paris !

    I just discovered your website.

    It feels good. Lovely energy. Will read my way though :-)

    Much Love,
    Caro

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  • Myrko

    July 27, 2012

    Bonjour Madame, thanks Caro! I’m visiting your spiritual website right now too! Hope to keep you around!

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  • jorge gama

    August 16, 2012

    Hi myrko, i like very much your blog. I am from monterrey mexico. Unfortunaly my work is only in spanish but i invite you to visit my broadcast fanpage si yo puedo tu puedes (if i can, yo can). I share thoughts every day in this fanpage. I love my mission:inspire people to explore interior empowerment i am very glad to find people like you and be inspired by your work. I send you a hearthug (acorazonado, is a word i created to send hearthugs)

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  • Myrko

    August 17, 2012

    jorge, nice to have you here

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  • Nadeem | Azam Marketing

    August 21, 2012

    Myrko, your blog has been a revelation for me. I have been reading your articles for a while and find them to be most inspiring.

    I keep coming back to this blog to be inspired, motivated and energised. A million thank yous Myrko and keep up the good work.

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  • Myrko

    August 21, 2012

    Nadeem, that means a lot to me. Thanks you very much and I’m glad to have you as a reader!

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  • dauzon ypon

    August 23, 2012

    Hi Mr Myrko,
    Im a little bit sleepy now.i read some of your articles last night and finished it by 1:3o am philippine time.triggered by my excitement ,now im back once again reading some of your articles comments.ive found out that we,(followers of your blog) have all these common comments:you have that straighforward yet charismatic approach of teaching.it really penetrates deep in my mind and heart.ill be finding many many more packs of insights,wisdom,and inspiration in your website.continue inspiring more people!may GOD bless you always…i hope i can see you here in phillippines…

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  • Pauline Nikolov

    September 3, 2012

    Hi Myrko,
    Great website format and quotes from the sages! I was looking for quotes form Confucius when I hit your website.
    Your personal story is profound truth what stress can do to personal health. It reminded me my “bottom crash” psychological health issue when I was changing life-styles, countries and languages. I became a Christian born from the Spirit and self-healed through yoga and prayers. I live in the US. Many conservative and religiously blind people I met are confused.
    How come you didn’t select quotes form the Bible?
    There is a path we follow to fulfill our destinies. I am planning to be a life-coach after changing many careers. Personal development is related to coaching. It is hard to succeed in life without a mentor. Good luck!
    Pauline

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  • Myrko

    September 4, 2012

    Thanks Pauline, yes maybe I select something from the Bible or Jesus in the future. Good luck to you too!

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  • meg borja

    September 19, 2012

    It is such a wonderful gift that you have this talent of helping in the transformation of people through your well organized ideas distilled from the experience of life itself. Will continue to read and will tell you more. Thank you.

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  • Myrko

    September 20, 2012

    Thanks Meg, I’ll continue to do me best! :-)

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  • Craig Mottram

    December 21, 2012

    Hi Myrko

    Just wanted to thankyou for a wonderful blog. I discovered you when I was reading an article by Robert Anthony about raising energy levels, and Googled to find out more and came across your post on ways to do that.

    I find one of the signs of a good blog is when not only the article you read first is relevant to what you are looking for, but you also want to click on the other links too and I actually got to a point on your blog when my brain said okay! okay! Just slow down and take this information in a bit at a time.

    I have loved what I have read so far and look forward to reading the rest of your work in the future.

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  • Myrko

    December 21, 2012

    Craig, that’s really the best compliment you could make! Thanks a lot!

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  • Ray

    January 15, 2013

    Do you ever host weekend retreats? My personal interest is in how to re-build life and reevaluate priorities in the wake of a life-altering tragedy.

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  • Myrko Thum

    January 15, 2013

    Hello Ray. Not at the moment, but I’m working on a video course which will be a complete personal development system. It may be something for you. It will be out in this year (still have no final date). If you are on my newsletter, you won’t miss it.

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  • Ras T

    January 28, 2013

    Hi Myrko,

    It was few months back I accidentaly discoverd this blog. I read you article, “How to Seize the Day”, and I cant find words to explan what I felt after geting through it. Noting I have ever read got deep in to me. Then after I explord more of your articles I desided it was time to get off my lazy ass and change my life. Using your articles as guid lines, I set up various life goles, both long and short, then got down to business. I started applying more effert in school, I re-started working out and pushed my limites to explore my passion, which is the guitar. Now Im a top student and I earned the wide shoulders and huge arms I always wished for. And Im also a kick-ass guitarist. I can say im a very happy person now and in the future, if I ever face anything above my strength, I know I can always turn to your blog for help. Please feel proud in knowing you have changed the life of an Ethiopian kid forever! Thank you man. Keep up the good work.

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  • Myrko Thum

    January 28, 2013

    Ras, really GREAT to read your story! Thank you very much for sharing it with me. Awesome! :-)

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  • Esme

    March 14, 2013

    Hi Myrko,
    I incidentally discovered your blog via Linked In, and I am so glad. After a long career in finance I took a break to see if I can found what I am so desperately looking for. I have now done all the necessary learning to train and facilitate and the first thing that came up was to do something about forgiveness, :-) So I am very excited. I would love to receive your newsletter and learn from you.

    Regards
    Esme

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  • Myrko Thum

    March 15, 2013

    @Esme, sounds perfect, I’m happy for you. Let me know how it goes!
    If you haven’t done so yet, you can always get my free 5 day mini-course here.

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  • Dalia

    March 15, 2013

    Hi Myrko, thanks again for your great work, i have not been on your blog in awhile. but today i didnt feel too well (different sorts of fears kept on creeping in) and i decided to come by at your blog. i was actually specifically for one thing you have written in the section about you. at the time i red it the first time, it really caught my attention and left with me ever since and was always at the back of my mind when i needed to encourage myself. you said that you reached a point on your journey, where you stopped being fearful that depression would come back, it just was no longer at the back of your mind. i am sure i remember correctly, but could you confirm that? do you still feel the same way? i am just always waiting to reach this stage, but i guess what i am already doing wrong is i am living in the waiting. still need some work to get done…
    anyway great job, really appreciate it.

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  • Myrko Thum

    March 16, 2013

    @Dalia, yes that’s true. I wasn’t fearful that it’s coming back because a) I went through it and knew the triggers of depression (for me) so I would be more aware of them and b) I could clearly remove my original cause for my depression (which was thinking I could be terminally ill and the incompetent people around me didn’t notice it).
    What really helped me to totally and finally get rid of the last traces of depression in me was finding a new challenge in my life. My new passion challenged me to personally grow and see valuable and enjoyable goals in there, which is kind of the antidote to depression. I now think finding that kind of meaning in life helps a lot to stay on the good side.

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  • Chris

    April 13, 2013

    You have a gift. I read the excerpt from your book and was blown away at the simplicity of how you explain complex ideas. And tonight for the first time ever, I was able to successfully meditate and understand why I was meditating. I just kept still and forced on each moment. The light, my breathing, nearby sounds, the weight of my body, etc. I noticed my mind wanting to take over with thinking chatter. It made me laugh. And back I went to each moment. It was beautiful. I get it. You have a gift and you gave it to all of us. Thank you. So very much.

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  • Denise

    April 22, 2013

    I’ve just discovered your blog and website and find the information very helpful. However with your German background I was wondering if you also have all this information available in German? I have lots of German speaking friends whom I think would benefit from your exprerience and information. Thanks for taking the time to share your insights and inspire others as living proof that your ways work.

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  • Myrko Thum

    April 22, 2013

    @Denise, for the time being, I don’t have it in German. I focused on English in order to reach the most people possible really. But that doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t publish something in German later on. But English has and probably will always be my priority.

    Thanks for your kind words.

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  • Jonny

    May 11, 2013

    Hi Myrko
    Good vibes still coming from this old post! Been quietly watching your work for a while now. Are you aware of Mark McGuiness and Lateral Action? What I notice about the difference between you and he is that he says how he makes his living, whereas you don’t. I’m not prying but do you think this is important (to say it) and if not, why not?
    I just had to get a day job even though I’m a very motivated entrepreneur…
    Many thanks and much respect.
    Jonny

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  • Myrko Thum

    May 11, 2013

    Jonny, just looked at Lateral Action which seems to be focused on creative people.I know it can be a challenge to make it financially when your main focus is on your creativity. At least it can take a lot of patience. I personally come more from the business side although creativity is very important for me as well and one of my top 10 values in life. I think it’s important to have a sound plan, follow through with it, and not to be afraid of marketing your creativity. When it comes to making money from it I think it’s better to think of your service as a business, not as a creative work.
    So although you can’t see anything here right now, I’m working on fulfilling my plan for the last 1/2 year intensively and that will get more obvious within 2 to max. 3 month.

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  • Zach

    May 20, 2013

    Hi
    Its seven in the morning and I haven’t slept all night, just been doing mindless things that I’m not really interested in any more. But I decided to get into bed and try and go to sleep so that I could get up in time not to waste this day, However, I spent an hour lying there thinking about how I’m finding it really hard to think and remember stuff lately. So I did something that I usually do. Go on my phone and check sky news or Google stuff to pass the time.
    I haven’t been feeling myself or happy in a long time and I have had a hunch that its depression, so I sometimes Google it and look at symptoms and stuff. This morning though I decided to Google “What does coming out of depression feel like” and I found your page. I couldn’t believe what I was reading, it was like reading it as if I had wrote it, except I was walking home from my job and all the weird stuff (weird vision, tingling, I couldn’t talk etc…) happened. I thought I had a tumor, I couldn’t think properly for months and I thought that any moment I was going to keel over and start having a fit or something. This all kind of faded away after a while but I think the fallout of believing that I Was going to die, and in such a way to boot, had a pretty bad effect on my outlook on life i.e. contemplating the point of it constantly, which all came to head massively last year when I was home alone for a week and I just felt unbelievably low. Then on I just felt numb about everything, old hobbies, drawing, games, TV shows. Everything just didn’t/doesn’t matter to me anymore even my Uni work is a real struggle to get started, I just have zero motivation.
    But this morning, reading through your post just made me feel hope and a whole lot better. It has really shown me that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak. I know that I’m definitely not over this yet, but what you wrote has DEFINITELY put me on the right way.

    Thanks again, sorry if this was to long/boring/melodramatic etc but its nice to know that my mind wasn’t crumbling to dust after all :)

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  • Julie

    May 30, 2013

    I read about the 5-day course. It said the course is delivered by e-mail. What is the time commitment each day? I’m asking B/C I have small children so either need to block out time after their bedtime OR be able to do it in segments anticipating interruption. Thank you!

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  • Myrko Thum

    May 31, 2013

    It comes via email so you can totally adjust the time you put into it. I would use at least 30 mins for your personal development daily, reading, reflecting and doing an exercise.

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  • bewlu tagele

    May 31, 2013

    relay it is wonder full blog go ahead

    I couldn’t found any thing except yours

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  • Frankie Lassut

    May 31, 2013

    Myrko … two things.
    You sound (to me) a bit like a scientist … very left brained linear. Maybe the site needs some ‘humour’. God invented humour as a healing tool, it’s like smoking dope without the beating from the police for being natural. You have the name for this …why noe a section called ‘Rule of Thum’

    Pray tell.

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  • Myrko Thum

    May 31, 2013

    Thanks for the comment, Frankie. I’m not sure about the humor thing. I think the value of the site comes from other things. By the way, the name is pronounced: Toom. :-)

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  • Charles Ndisya

    July 2, 2013

    Hi Myrko! Many thanks for everything in your blog. I’m really interested in asking you a personal question but I don’t know where to begin. Could I please get your email address? Or you can let me know where to begin.

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  • Robert Baohm

    July 4, 2013

    Hi Myrko.
    I have written book on enlightenment. My goal is to take those who have zero understanding on spirituality to as close to ‘getting it’ as they can possibly get and then show them where to get the help required to get them over the line. Very few people can do it by themselves.

    Would you be interested in reviewing my book? I will email an attached PDF copy if so.

    PS the contact form failed hence using this form.

    Thanks and kind regards, Robert

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  • Myrko Thum

    July 4, 2013

    Robert, on second thought, I can’t do book review at the moment. I’m just too deep into my own projects and wouldn’t have the time to do it properly.

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  • Nancy

    October 16, 2013

    Hi Myrko,
    As a great believer in personal developement, am really liking what I see on your videos and read on your blog. Great stuff! Especially in Germany which is where I live and your english ist sehr sehr gut.
    My question; do you offer 1 on 1 coaching and would you kindly email me the options available? Am a published author too live here for over 15 years and currently working on growing and leveraging my coaching consulting business. You are where I see myself in a few years. As they say, success leaves clues and even coached need coaches :-)

    I would be delighted to learn from you as my mentor/coach

    Looking forward to read from you. Thanks for great inspiration.
    Gruss aus NRW.
    Nancy

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  • Myrko Thum

    October 17, 2013

    Nancy, I get so many requests for 1on1 coaching now, that I might consider to develop some options. I don’t have it right now, since I’m in the middle of my product-launch (The System).

    I would publish it here (maybe you want to jump onto my newsletter) when I start 1on1 coaching to the public.

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  • Daniel Jones

    March 4, 2014

    I just want to say I am so happy to have found this site. It helped me so much when I was at my lowest point due to Health Anxiety which led onto a depression. I am inspired from what you have said. I am 24 now and my anxiety showed its ugly face about a year ago culminating in a near complete breakdown in October last year convinced I was dying. I have picked myself up and am doing very well now. I have been given hope from reading your story as my position is very similar to what yours was. There is only one way from here and that is up up up! The world is what you make of it.

    Thank you for sharing your story

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  • LRae

    March 15, 2014

    Just curious, in one of your articles you invite the reader to list their limiting self beliefs in different arenas, one of which is “the opposite sex”.
    It seems to me you are suggesting for the reader to consider relationship aspects and if this is so, what about people who have relationships with those of the same sex.?
    Unless I’m missing something????

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  • Myrko Thum

    March 16, 2014

    LRae: you’re right. That’s from one of the very first posts of the blog: How to change self-limiting beliefs. I updated it with “romantic relationships” which is the far better term. Thanks for pointing this out.

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  • John Heinen

    April 16, 2014

    Thank you !
    Received today your first email.
    I am very impressed by the content, your clear, concise, expressive writing, and your perfect English.
    I look forward with enthusiasm to the next emails.

    Cheerful regards,
    John Heinen
    Sacramento, California

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  • Nadine S

    April 19, 2014

    Hello Myrko,

    I understand and appreciate your site soooo much! After taking flight from a stressful job in television in NYC, I know I wanted more life in my life! I follow my heart with a dash of mind to handle the financials and I have a happy balance. I now write and have opened a mobile styling business with my sister in Vegas. (@gogoglitzlv) Happiness lies within your happiness.

    Nadine

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  • Myrko Thum

    April 23, 2014

    Thanks John Heinen, great to have you on the email-list!

    Very cool @Nadine, all the best for your business in Vegas!

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  • Maan

    April 29, 2014

    Thank you for sharing your experience and amazing stories.
    I like your idea of inspiring and getting the best out of people, which is exactly what I am doing as well. Keep up the good work!

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  • Myrko Thum

    April 30, 2014

    I definitely will, thank you Maan.

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  • Melissa

    May 4, 2014

    Hi Myrko:

    This evening I was searching for the Zen story of the man whose neighbors would say: Oh, you are so fortunate, then, when circumstances changed they say oh you are so unlucky. . The wise man would always say: “Maybe.”

    I found that story along with some other Zen favorites on your website, then began to explore the rest of your site. You are such a generous-hearted man, sharing so freely about your own life and practical, helpful methods of personal development, through both videos and in writing.
    You’ve obviously put extensive time and thought into what you’ve written and place on this site in order to share this healing information for others benefit. Bravo!

    In answering the ‘perfect day’ question, this sharpened my awareness that I am ‘working’ on personal growth too relentlessly! Incorporating more ease, relaxation and leisure is important on the journey of personal development!

    In doing the ’10 top values’ exercise this reinforced what I already realize are my top values: compassion, nature, creativity, spontaneity, peace, passion, kindness, curiosity, health and awareness! This reminds me of the ‘Dependable Strengths’ method. Have you heard of this? Also Meyers Briggs Personality Assessment. Have you heard of process work with Arnold Mindell? You may like his work.

    Sending you and your family miles (kilometers!) of smiles from Oak Harbor Washington, USA!

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  • Myrko Thum

    May 7, 2014

    What an awesome comment, Melissa! I’m touched by it and by the fact that my work is of use for you. Thank you.

    I’m going to look into the methods you mentioned.

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  • Barrie

    May 29, 2014

    Hi Myrko,

    Found your blog while trying to think through a better way to identify tasks!
    Very refreshing and humbling to read. Thank you so much.
    My question is but how do you know what you really want or the Number 1 task?
    I think the answer is deeper than Steven Covey or similar as it’s about “purpose”…..maybe?
    Please advise a process or your experience?

    Many thanks!

    Barrie

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  • Andy

    August 8, 2014

    Absolutely loving your blog Myrko. I stumbled on it looking for good Zen Stories to illustrate some thoughts. Love what you’re doing. Thank you! I’m subscribed via RSS!

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