Work hard, play hard – but only with the right retirement strategy
Jannis is a man of contradictions: during the week he is a responsible office worker at the Evangelical church, on weekends he tours around the globe as a DJ, spins at festivals and in the best clubs, produces music, and has two radio shows of his own. The man of many talents is always on the go and enjoys every moment to the fullest, but still thinks about securing his future.
It is always difficult to get started
As teenager, Jannis loved to play his favorite playlists at birthday parties and got lots of positive feedback. Then he thought maybe he could take his hobby professional. He started spinning at youth centers, graduation parties, and in the first clubs. "In the beginning it was very difficult to get gigs or build up a reputation. There was tremendous competition among DJs", Jannis remembers. It was a very long and rough road until he developed his own network and his own brand. Today he is known as DJ Olde in the music world.
At the top at 30
A calm office life during the week and full speed ahead on weekends. What sounds like a questionable combination is just right for Jannis. "My life is defined by extreme opposites that give me the right balance", the musician explains. Professionally, Jannis has arrived 100 %. "I just turned 30 and have achieved everything I had planned", he adds. But he is not ready to rest on his laurels. He is constantly writing new songs, producing music, and negotiating with various music labels.