BUT SANDRO, WHAT DO YOU KNOW?
Valid question! Here is some background: After eighteen months of psycho-analysis therapy already in the books, I left school when I was sixteen because I wanted to become a banker. Yeah, I know. After three years, I left banking to finish school and study Economics in Germany, whilst working as a journalist for an international TV Group. After I had completed my studies, I switched into the business of acquiring distribution rights to movies and television series for the German market. This allowed me to travel back and forth between two of my favorite places, Germany and California.
After a while I expanded into marketing and started to oversee campaigns and premieres for movies to be released theatrically. I further expanded into production and financing of feature films and series.
My line of work eventually allowed me not only to meet but also to work with some of my greatest childhood inspirations. I have been working for or with some of the largest finance and media companies for the past 35 years.
It was around 2004, after another four-year set of psychotherapy, when I realized that something was still substantially wrong with the way I was living my life. In business I was suffering due to unclear company structures and overwhelmed managers. Outside of business, my relationships kept falling apart. I felt deeply unfulfilled and started to ask myself the big questions: “Is there a purpose? Am I really supposed to just cut through it and live a life that maybe is respected by society but never feels like it really, fully has to do with me?”
Therefore, I began to study the mechanics of life with great intensity. I wanted to know. I went on to read every book that seemed to have some insights. For over a decade, I visited healers and teachers all around the globe. I attended countless seminars and schools, learned techniques and rituals, practiced Martial Arts, went on shamanic vision quests, got lost in deserts, jungles and mountains and went through extended periods of loss and sickness. Until a deer gave me courage. And one night, when I was laying on wet grass and my face was covered in cold mud after a sweat lodge given by a great Shaman, answers finally began to unfold.
And every day now, these answers affect my family, my relationships, my business, everything in my life in the most beautiful way. It is a part of my life´s mission and I have made it my task to share these insights as much as I can with you and to also pass them on to younger generations, so they can choose to become more conscious, more aware, more free.
I am not esoteric or religious or of any specific beliefs. In fact, I would say I am pretty grounded and pragmatic, but I do trust in the power of clarity. Of seeing things the way they are. Not worse, not better.