If life is a rollercoaster of emotions, then Daniel Aminati already several times in the car and drove up and down the rails at a rapid pace. The former boy band star, singer, dancer, actor and TV presenter is an entertainer with heart and soul. His heart beats for good entertainment. He loves to inspire people! But Daniel Aminati was not always as self-confident as he is today. The ups and downs of his life formed him into the personality he has become. Away from the cameras and headlights, Daniel Aminati also has a thoughtful and vulnerable side. In the video you can see how he managed to strengthen his self-esteem despite big hurdles and why self-love is the key to happiness for him.
Daniel Aminati: "We all have our packs to carry"
Daniel Aminati was lead singer of the band "Bed & Breakfast" and led an exciting and glamorous life in the limelight at a young age. But behind every story there is a story. Today, the 45-year-old reveals: "We all have our little package to carry. I was often afraid and didn't like my life. And yet we can create wonderful things in our lives. Our past does not have to be our future. Because sometimes it's not so bad to have your back to the wall. Because then you can only move forward."
Daniel Aminatis sad childhood
Daniel Aminati was born in Aachen in 1973. He grew up with his three siblings in a family that lived in constant fear of the violence of his aggressive father. Beatings were on the agenda. Daniel Aminati tells: "My father beat me so badly with belts and chairs that I bled from my ears. At that time I was about five or six years old. My mother tried to protect my siblings and me. Eventually we moved into a women's shelter and my mother divorced me. But we kids were traumatized."
Daniel Aminati lived out his inner rage, anger and insecurity with aggression: "I was very choleric and quick-tempered, just like my father. I behaved as he had shown us for many years." At that time, the then ten-year-old felt no self-love whatsoever. He was sent to reform school, the first of many homes he was to visit. Daniel Aminati tells: "My balance of ten to 15 years was 12 schools and three homes. I did not finish high school."
Dancing was Daniel Aminati's ray of hope
But there was one bright spot in his life: dancing. And so, thanks to his hip-hop and breakdance skills, Daniel Aminati managed to get a job as a background dancer and set foot in the show business. At the age of 21 he became lead singer of the band "Bed & Breakfast". Looking back Daniel Aminati reveals: "It was the best class trip of my life. But success without identity is not for long." With a bloated ego, he finally left the band to pursue a solo career.
But he who flies high, falls low. Daniel Aminati: "I have lived like a great pop star, but the successes did not come. So I have lived completely beyond my means. And it came as it had to come. One day the tax office rang my doorbell, later the enforcement authority. I was broke and I owed half a million dollars by the time I was 24." Daniel Aminati fled into a frenzy. "I didn't feel myself anymore. There were moments when I was closer to death than to life."
Daniel Aminati: 5-point plan
But then came the turning point. The young adult developed a strategic 5-point plan that would guide him in the right direction like a fixed star or a navigation device. Daniel Aminati: "I rolled up my sleeves and implemented my plan." The plan included the following five points:
- Quit whining.
- Avoid the environment that is not good for you.
- Set your alarm, exercise and eat well.
- Read the right books.
- No job is too good for you.
In addition, Daniel Aminati vowed to himself one thing: if he ever became successful again, he would treat all people with more respect, including himself. He said: "It doesn't matter what is written on a business card - a person is a person. We are all equal. And even mistakes are okay. I am okay the way I am. We're all okay the way we are."
Self-love: The key to happiness
After his turbulent roller coaster ride, Daniel Aminati knows: "Self-Love that's what it really does. It's what brings you forward! It's self-love and your inner self-worth that counts. Any status symbols are plagiarism if you don't live in harmony with yourself and your environment." And even if fear is the most natural thing in the world, many of our fears are unfounded. How can we solve them? With self-love and self-confidence. Daniel Aminati: "We all have a story. But childhood or not, you are responsible for your happiness here and now!" So learn to love yourself. Reach for the key to happiness and live your best self. The time to start is now!