Sparring is an essential part of any competitive martial art. It is the reality check, the pressure test, and often a humbling experience that exposes your own limitations and the holes in your game.
"Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth," said Mike Tyson famously. Done right, sparring offers the opportunity to get punched in the mouth in a relatively safe environment.
What is good for boxing should be fine for other aspects of life too. This website is my attempt to find "sparring partners" to test my ideas, concepts and experiments on life, health, career and happiness.
My name is Fabian. I am 37 years old, originally from Germany but living in Hong Kong for almost 10 years.
I am a trained economist who started out as and entrepreneur, later turned manager. I recently completed an MBA degree and currently work as managing director at the Hong Kong subsidiary of a European toy manufacturer.
I am ambitious and competitive, with an immense hunger to understand the world and what moves it.
I take huge inspiration from the Quantified Self Movement and self-optimizers like Tim Ferriss. Truth to be told, though, many ideas look far easier in books and despite my best intentions, I constantly struggle to keep up with morning routines, diets, meditation practices and all the other “essential habits of successful people.”
Life-Sparring.com is my attempt to improve my chances in the uphill battle against my own mediocrity. By “sparring” with people from different walks of life, cultures, and professions, I hope to sharpen my “life game” and hopefully yours too.