Live Life to the fullest | Nick Martin | TEDxFHKufstein

  • Published on Apr 9, 2018
  • In 2009 Nick Martin quit his job as a developer and tech-savvy person. He packed up his bags and went on to fulfill his own dreams. For him this meant exploring the world. So far he has seen more than 50 countries and lived in Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Ecuador, Fiji and New Zealand. His trip took him six years but made him so many experiences richer and wiser. Since then the world traveler is sharing his experiences on his blog “Travel-Echo” and at various events as a public speaker. His message is powerful: “Live life to the fullest. Let me inspire you, to get the best out of your own life.” This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Comments • 75

  • Prashant Kumar Gupta
    Prashant Kumar Gupta 13 days ago

    This is really inspiring the way he told the story.

  • Andres Navarro
    Andres Navarro 17 days ago

    I’m only watching this because im 18 and don’t have a job (I’ve been looking for one) and all I do is stay home every single day.

  • Richard The Lionheart
    Richard The Lionheart 17 days ago +1

    With all respect, I have travelled a lot, now I'm old and I have no career and no money. I was busy travelling around the world, taking jobs in hospitality to pay for me bills. Now I want a 9 - 5 job to settle down somewhere and it's not easy. I'll have to study something in order to get it. lol

  • Roger Barraud
    Roger Barraud 18 days ago

    Dude - when are you back in NZ?

  • BenJamin Debruyn
    BenJamin Debruyn 18 days ago +3

    "I was thinking of what I would be like at 60-70 years old, I was scared to grow to that age"

  • DL Rich
    DL Rich 29 days ago

    Very inspiring!

  • Ilan Abitbol
    Ilan Abitbol Month ago

    Thank you!

  • Nicki Breakdown
    Nicki Breakdown Month ago

    This was really insane!

  • Sapovne
    Sapovne Month ago

    Beautiful message. Thank you!

  • tryambak tripathi
    tryambak tripathi Month ago +1

    Stay Blessed brother 🙏

  • Ramesh I
    Ramesh I Month ago +3

    I envy people like Nick, who manage to live their life to the fullest, particularly when they manage to travel the world. It has been my unfulfilled dream to travel the world, which I could not for various reasons. I do believe travelling far and wide does open our worldview and helps us shed our assumptions and inhibitions about various cultures, people, places. Adventurous traveling is one of the best ways to discover your own self too, as many of my friends who did it told me.

  • Victoria
    Victoria Month ago +4

    Lovely :) Me-did this lifestyle 2007-2016, the coolest thing ever, but the normal life is great too, it brings meaning and depth to your life I think.

  • Queen Y
    Queen Y Month ago

    This is just what I needed to hear! Great talk, very inspiring ❤️

  • bert havermout
    bert havermout Month ago +1

    Good story but pleeeaase, don't do the philosophical moral stuff. You're 31 and come from a country where you can always fall back on - meaning, if you get ill and it will be paid for. You are privileged maybe not because of your parents richness but you can always rely on your country. Again easy to talk like you do if you have actually the young age and the social security. Think a bit more before you do the moral stuff!

  • aeromedical67
    aeromedical67 Month ago +5

    This is all well and fine until you become the primary caretaker for a disabled brother and elderly mother. You have to have ZERO attachments and essentially no one depending on you to help them with daily living activities to live his kind of lifestyle. Some of us have actual RESPONSIBILITIES and can’t just cut bait and run around the world on a whim. Must be nice.

    • Michelle O'Brien
      Michelle O'Brien Month ago +1

      aeromedical67 he is living a privileged life and he admits this

  • Emily Meng
    Emily Meng Month ago +1

    Grate talk, inspiring lesson. You are grateful. Thank you.

  • cameron doward
    cameron doward 2 months ago +2

    Blah blah

  • saul ibarra
    saul ibarra 2 months ago


  • A Plant
    A Plant 3 months ago +1

    I’m 15 and I’m happy with my life but I wish I could do more for others but I don’t know how to do that without dropping everything I have built up in my daily life (such as sports, many clubs, and difficult classes). I want to make people happy. Instead of wasting my life away chasing after dreams that will bring me no where.. I want to change, I want to be better for not only myself but also others, but I don’t know where to start....

    • sysrq sq
      sysrq sq Month ago

      +J D "Do well in school" mainstream vageslavery thinking again. Everything seems to be motivated by Terror Management Theory.

    • chanhiry thach
      chanhiry thach Month ago +1

      Find some like-minded people and you will figure it out.

    • J D
      J D 3 months ago +2

      You want to make people happy? The best advice I could give you is to focus on being happy yourself. You're in a very altruistic phase of life. Where you want to fix the world. You're motivated, you have ambition and energy. You're young. It really is a romantic way of being, but as a 27 year old, don't allow yourself to be so naive to believe you're going to change the world. I'm not saying to be selfish. I'm not saying not to care for others. I'm not even saying to give up on bringing joy to others. I am only cautioning you as to how lonely path can be if you forget you're someone who deserves the same joy you hope to inspire in others. Its silly to say "instead of wasting my life away chasing dreams," because you think you can do it all. You're 15 and invincible. But when you live that way and you achieve adulthood you'll find yourself looking back and wondering "what about me?"
      To bring it all together, do well in school. Pursue your passion. Create a life for yourself that supports YOU in a way that allows yourself to do the altruistic things you claim to want to do. Do not martyr yourself in the name of serving others. Exalt yourself! Raise yourself up to a point where you're able to care for others BECAUSE you've taken care of yourself so well!
      Be yourself, read, and take opportunities that make your heart sing. Challenge yourself to do the HARD thing when presented with two choices. Forgive yourself when you fail. Have the strength to get back up and try again. And let yourself celebrate when you succeed. Life happens once, you owe it to yourself to explore what it means to be alive.

  • karppaha valli
    karppaha valli 3 months ago +2

    He looks like Captain Dan from Forrest Gump

  • Akash Tiwari
    Akash Tiwari 3 months ago +3

    Such epic thoughts which give me motivation to do what you love most " Without comparing yourself to other"

  • taraneh nouri
    taraneh nouri 3 months ago +2

    Fantastic💚super inspiring 😍😍

  • Mona Jkl
    Mona Jkl 4 months ago +1

    AMAZING :)

  • Purity
    Purity 4 months ago +36

    Am 22yrs old graduating in a few days and I already feel like I don't wanna be like everyone else,work eat sleep do it all over again. I wanna live a full life, explore earth,change life's,encourage people ,give people hope have freedom to do whatever I want to without judgement. But I feel stuck and I don't know where to start

    • Melissa McNamee
      Melissa McNamee 6 days ago

      I am in the exact same place as you! I am also 22 and graduating in a few months. I can relate to this so so so much!!

    • Raja Parvaiz Raaj
      Raja Parvaiz Raaj Month ago +1

      Abraham Hicks have all the answers to all of your questions. I really wish you get to read this in a good feeling time and find Abraham Hicks on youtube and listen carefully to what they teach. Love

    • flyfishing rod
      flyfishing rod Month ago +2

      Start by what makes you happy

    • Maryana Nava
      Maryana Nava 2 months ago +2

      Purity volunteer!

  • Paul Rajkhowa
    Paul Rajkhowa 6 months ago +3

    Why do you have an Indian accent?

    • Arina Vogelbacher
      Arina Vogelbacher 3 months ago

      Haha: I am sure he's a German who spent a lot of time in me, I'm the same

    • Moischen
      Moischen 4 months ago +1

      +Paul Rajkhowa I'm not 100% sure but a lot of germans sound very similar, when they speak English

    • Paul Rajkhowa
      Paul Rajkhowa 4 months ago

      +Moischen really? I thought Germans sounded different.

    • Paul Rajkhowa
      Paul Rajkhowa 4 months ago

      +Optimism Hope I don't know how Scandinavians sound, haven't heard anyone. Are you Scandinavian?

    • Moischen
      Moischen 5 months ago +8

      He's definitely German...

  • Erika b
    Erika b 6 months ago +4

    adventure is great, traveling is great but only God can make you feel fulfilled

    • Adam Goleskie
      Adam Goleskie 4 months ago +3

      God is inside of you wherever you go. Sitting home on your couch or traveling the world. Might as well travel the world with a God.

  • Vivro virno
    Vivro virno 6 months ago +2

    I am whatching this because I am going from school I and I have no life this time /.....

  • seeker
    seeker 6 months ago +2


  • Frank Heuvelman
    Frank Heuvelman 6 months ago +2

    You are very lucky not to have some Religious Epiphany and your mind was stolen by some god, represented by some 'happy believer from some 'Christian Church in the vicinity. It's not nice to dance the whole night long on when you don't feel like dancing at all but you simply can not stop due to a total lack of body control while god and his henchmen laugh their brains out looking at you.
    God has a rather sadistic humor and bullies everyone around. You make sure this won't happen to you after I've warned you, okay?

  • anet 777
    anet 777 6 months ago +3

    He is great and correct. I adore Him. I will live life to the fullest 😘♥️

  • Manas Patnaik
    Manas Patnaik 6 months ago +16

    My dream is to travel the world and this talk inspired me alot.thank u friend.

  • Jeffrey Morton
    Jeffrey Morton 7 months ago +103

    My advice to all young people (of all races and religions) is to pool your resources and procure a remote island somewhere, declare sovereignty as an independent nation, build a self-sustaining community, and arm yourselves to the teeth against any and all aggressors. I encourage anyone seeking a new life to pack up and go where the wind takes you. Let your life be an adventure and may you find your journey interesting.

    • Jeremy Moret
      Jeremy Moret 5 days ago

      Jeffrey Morton thanks I’ll take all them words in to consideration I do truly mean it and wish you a good journey too is never to late.

    • Andres Navarro
      Andres Navarro 17 days ago

      Hate to be that guy but it’s easier said then done unfortunately🙁

    • BenJamin Debruyn
      BenJamin Debruyn 18 days ago


    • nm3223
      nm3223 26 days ago +2

      high level trolling. oh wait a sec., you are serious, aren't you LOL

    • chanhiry thach
      chanhiry thach Month ago

      I agree

  • Антон Димов
    Антон Димов 7 months ago +12

    "It is all about the mindset"-don't say.

  • Maureen M
    Maureen M 7 months ago +7

    It has to be a balance, you need the money to make travel possible, so those digital numbers in your bank account are important too.

  • The Boring Swede
    The Boring Swede 8 months ago +8

    Great talk! Love your style man!

  • Jon Hohensee
    Jon Hohensee 8 months ago +9

    I'm glad he could afford some good jeans for his talk.

  • Amar Kumar
    Amar Kumar 8 months ago +3

    who thought of "and Wear sunscreen" :D

  • Gary Prendergast
    Gary Prendergast 8 months ago +5

    Great talk.

  • The Wandering Quinn
    The Wandering Quinn 8 months ago +9

    Such a brilliant talk!!

  • c.sagan
    c.sagan 8 months ago +3

    I will do this....and i will back to refresh my comment

  • c.sagan
    c.sagan 8 months ago

    Oh man

  • Little Ro
    Little Ro 9 months ago +34

    It's such a really inspiring message, i think it deserves more views 👌

  • Day off ah!
    Day off ah! 9 months ago +9

    Really motivated i want to live this life

  • Christopher
    Christopher 11 months ago +4

    What's a man to do with no job; who's been searching, but he loves the world very much?