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Legacy through trial and error

July 23, 20231 min read

A few days ago it would have been my grandpa‘s 90th birthday.

One thing he always said was: “Probieren geht über studieren.” (Trying something trumps studying/excessively thinking about it.)

It’s a sentence that has stuck with me over the years and I’m discovering its deeper layers as the years go on. 

I see its message re-occurring in many arenas of my life, from design thinking and product development to finding the place that feels like home, to being a supportive, nurturing father and deepening my relationships - the journeys of trial and error that require courage and willingness to face setbacks and equally the openness to graciously receive wild success. 

The value of knowledge lies in its implementation - its embodiment - which is creating value for oneself and others. Courage is the catalyst.

As my grandpa’s sentence has been a reflection point for me I realised how our bodies will decay one day, but the way we touch others lives on. 

It made me think about legacy. How am I touching people’s lives? What am I leaving behind?

What are you leaving behind?

Bio-inspired renewable energy engineer | Design Thinker and bio-feedback enthusiast for flow, self-actualisation and peak experiences

Tobias Hofmeister

Bio-inspired renewable energy engineer | Design Thinker and bio-feedback enthusiast for flow, self-actualisation and peak experiences

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I am a certified HRV and peak experience coach. I use bio-feedback technology, in particular heart rate variability (HRV), to enable people to find their flow states, regain health and live peak experience lives. A background in sustainable energy engineering coupled with a passion for spiritual modalities and energy in a broader context has led me to an approach that merges cognitive understanding with embodied experiences. I practices Buddhism and have presented my research globally, among others at MIT in Boston and the DRS conference on Future-focussed thinking.

When I look at the world I see unique connections between people, places and ideas. To me the world is an interconnected, holistic system - the oneness of self and environment.

Over the years and have met thousands of people in heart to heart dialogues when travelling over 50 countries, earning degrees from four universities, publishing a dozen academic papers, presenting my research at international conferences and working for world leading sustainability and digital research organisations.

I have been a contributor to House of Beautiful Business, Mindvalley, Evercoach and other initiatives cultivating new ways of working, fostering entrepreneurial mindsets and creating work cultures and environments that celebrate the whole human being. I view business as a vehicle for self-actualisation and believe that when done from a place of love and compassion that it holds the potential for healing our world.

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