BUT SANDRO, WHAT DO YOU KNOW?
Great 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: “Why am I even alive? What is the purpose? 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 profound intensity. I needed 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 vision quests, got lost in deserts, in jungles and in mountains. I went through long periods of pain and sickness. I went through great loss. Until a deer gave me courage. And one night, when I was laying naked on wet grass and my face was covered in cold mud after a sweat lodge given by a great Shaman, I realized. It all unfolded. The answers to my questions.
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 deeply as I can with you. I am certainly not esoteric or religious. In fact, I would say I am pretty grounded and pragmatic. But I do believe. In the power that is in us. In the power that surrounds us. In the power that connects us. In the power that has an unstoppable, unbreakable will to live.