Chris Spiegl ~ Thoughts, Stories, and Ideas

Chris Spiegl ~ Thoughts, Stories, and Ideas
Exploring life, productivity, random thoughts, and business ideas.

24 / Unapologetic makes you execute.
Jan 27 • 33 min
Being able to do more, break free of our own perceptions, the judgements we fear and think are out there. Rediscovering the new me. It’s a learning process.
23 / Exploring the Shiny Object Syndrome
Jan 20 • 27 min
Exploring the shiny objects in my life, how they come up, what they have done in the past, why it’s so intriguing, and how I try to deal with them.
22 / You Cannot Hide Behind Other People’s Projects | Expand Your Comfort Zone
Jan 13 • 15 min
You cannot hide behind other people’s projects: especially if you think you can do it better. Just do it yourself. Build something for yourself.
21 / Rereading the Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
Jan 6 • 30 min
Rereading a book that has shaped a big portion of my life — The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss — is having a bigger impact on me than I expected. Especially now, with the beginning of the new year and decade. Let’s explore what we can learn…
20 / Lofty Goals in 2020 — When It Feels Like You Can’t Get There.
Dec 31, 2019 • 23 min
Let’s start 2020 with a vision that feels a little out there. How can we get there? Do you need to Reframe, Restructure, or change how you do things? It’s time right now, but it can also be whenever!
19 / How Review the Past Year and Am Planning 2020
Dec 23, 2019 • 46 min
Let’s talk about how to review the past year and design your 2020 so that you can achieve what you set out to do. Over the past decade I set many goals, I failed at most of them, now it’s time to do this differently and with more knowledge about my path…
18 / End of Year Life Update — Ending 2019 and Searching for a New, More Confident, Self
Dec 16, 2019 • 32 min
Recapping the past few weeks and exploring what is going to come with the shift of the decade. What I am exploring, how I am changing, and where I am going from here. There are some significant shifts happening ❤.
17 / September Life Update — Finding Confidence and Letting go of Doubts
Sep 15, 2019 • 23 min
Giving an update on my life, the travels (or lack thereof), redefining myself and breaking free from my own labels, and exploring what will happen next. All this brings me to a place where I feel I am back in January 2019.
16 / Robert Reppel on Software Engineering and the Importance of Natural Language
Sep 5, 2019 • 65 min
A conversation about Software Engineering, the German-German border, Event Storming, and the role of language in Project Management and Programming. Robert Reppel, CTO of TwoTonic Labs.
15 / Niko Emran über die Deutsche Startup Welt und Einstein1 in Hof
Aug 20, 2019 • 116 min
Heute im Gespräch mit Niko Emran erfahren wir alles mögliche über Startups und Gründungen. Niko ist Netzwerkmanager bei dem Gründerzentrum Einstein1 in Hof welches bald auch schon den Co-Working Space und mehr eröffnet.
14 / Leaving the Consumption Rat Race, Deep Work, and New Podcasting Gear
Apr 10, 2019 • 30 min
A solo episode and life update. A lot of explorations about all things social media, deep work, the media rat race, and what’s coming up for me.
13 / Documenting the Process, Consumption Minimalism, and Journeying to More Self Knowing
Feb 24, 2019 • 35 min
Much has happened since the last episode and this is a summary update episode. I share some background information about the last episode, what expectations I put on myself, what consumption minimalism means for me, and much more.
12 / Comfort, Work, Procrastination, Growth, Responsibility, and Virtue
Feb 16, 2019 • 28 min
Talking seriously. Sometimes not all is amazing and upbeat, but that inner world view can be leveraged to grow out of it. I share deeply about what is going on in my life, how it can be self-deprecating, borderline depressing, but I am still trying to…
11 / What Would Happen if We Would Publish as if We Are Already Dead?
Jan 28, 2019 • 6 min
Publishing without the fears of rejection, without the necessity of regulation, as if someone is going through your diary after your death. They might find the disturbing things, the self-questioning, the desire to break up with a life long partner, the…
10 / Rant Against Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
Jan 27, 2019 • 11 min
There are many reasons to boycott social media. Her is one for the creators. There certainly are good reasons to be on social media platforms like Instagram. But it might be good to reassess and see which one you spend most of your time creating for.
9 / Make The Real World Your Game
Jan 26, 2019 • 10 min
Why are we drawn to games, what does that virtual world give me that the real world doesn’t have, and what would happen if I’d reframe my real life experience to be the game? So much can happen in virtual worlds. But I want to bring my real self forward.…
8 / What’s going on? Why the Break? What now?
Jan 25, 2019 • 8 min
It’s time for a bit of an update on what has been going on and where I have been? The short and sweet: I am in Germany and I am going to stay there for a while. But let me explain…
7 / High Above with an Airplane View
Sep 24, 2018 • 10 min
Let’s talk about the airplane view. Right after takeoff and right before landing. The excitement, the flow, and the fear. If you’re interested to check out the video version, you will find it on my YouTube Channel.
6 / Real Talk — Breaking Free From Shame & Judgement
Sep 17, 2018 • 11 min
Let’s break free form shame and judgment. Learning to just go for it. Do it. Actually get going and be ourselves. This video is about that. A change of pace. A learning experience. Breaking free of old believes.
5 / Contemplations About Building Homebases
Jun 23, 2018 • 10 min
Traveling for months at a time, you quickly (or not so quickly) will notice how much you are carrying with you, how much stuff you have, and how little you actually use it all. In this episode, I share my experience that I had with finally giving away…
4 / Giving Felt Small Yet Significant
Jun 21, 2018 • 6 min
Traveling for months at a time, you quickly (or not so quickly) will notice how much you are carrying with you, how much stuff you have, and how little you actually use it all. In this episode, I share my experience that I had with finally giving away…
3 / Creating for Myself
May 2, 2018 • 10 min
Why do you create? Do you create for others? For yourself? In this episode, I talk about my struggles to create. The way I shut down projects to focus my energy more. And my new idea to create more for myself. Not looking if the content will benefit…
2 / Sometimes Not the Boss
Mar 25, 2018 • 9 min
The very second episode of MakeItYour.LIFE ~ Thoughts, Stories, and Ideas with Chris Spiegl! Are you the boss of your own company? Should you be your own boss? Let’s discuss how to find more motivation, get up earlier, and start with why.
1 / Let’s Get the Ball Rolling
Mar 19, 2018 • 6 min
The very first episode of MakeItYour.LIFE ~ Thoughts, Stories, and Ideas with Chris Spiegl! A new medium! Something to learn, to explore. It’s so fascinating (and yet scary). I hope you will enjoy the journey with me.