THE 2 BIGGEST DOWNSIDES OF PLEASING

Reading time: 4 minutesThinking time: 1 minute each time you get stuck We all know at least one person that goes out of his or her way to meet others whenever possible. Not meet as in ‘seeing other people’ but meet as in ‘meeting them in the middle’. Not disappointing. Compromising. Satisfying the other ones… Continue reading THE 2 BIGGEST DOWNSIDES OF PLEASING

THE KNOWING DOING GAP

Reading time: 5 minutesThinking time: take as long as you wish 'Just do it doesn't exist', something I tell my coaching clients on a very regular basis. You could say this is definitely one of my favourite quotes. There is a huge and important difference between knowing what to do, and actually doing it. Think… Continue reading THE KNOWING DOING GAP

PERSONAL LEADERSHIP: ONE MINUTE EXERCISE

Reading time: 1 minuteThinking time: the rest of your life? In these strange and unsure times, what might be the single most important challenge for all of us, is to (continue to) set the right goals and to keep the focus (and our energy) on our (read your!) priorities. Don't know where to begin? Here… Continue reading PERSONAL LEADERSHIP: ONE MINUTE EXERCISE

WHY COVID-19 MAKES YOU LEAN TOWARDS YOUR LIMITING SURVIVAL STRATEGY

Reading time: 2 minutesThinking time: take as much as you need Crises and survival strategies. Sounds like a perfectly logical combination, right? I guess there's no need to argue on that. The only question is: is your survival strategy empowering or self-limiting? I'm pretty sure, if you chose without paying attention, you picked the wrong… Continue reading WHY COVID-19 MAKES YOU LEAN TOWARDS YOUR LIMITING SURVIVAL STRATEGY

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

Dare to stop to look forward for a minute. Stop rowing your boat and get out your fishing gear if you want to. Lean back for just a minute. Enjoy the view. See how far you’ve come. Make a plan, not a survival strategy but an ambitious plan for a fulfilling life. What would you… Continue reading THOUGHT OF THE DAY

SLOWING DOWN OR SPEEDING UP?

Reading time: 2 minutes Thinking time: that's entirely up to you ;) Funny thing how the maximum speed limit in the Netherlands came down from 130 to 100 kilometers per hour during the day just as the Covid-19 virus obliged pretty much the whole world to slow down in all aspects as well. It is… Continue reading SLOWING DOWN OR SPEEDING UP?

THE BENEFITS OF BEING BORED

Reading time: 2 minutesThinking time: maybe 30? Yesterday I got really bored. So incredibly bored it made me feel sad and lonely. Not lonely as in missing other people, but lonely as in missing perspective. A bit helpless even. Me against an angry world. And although I love my clients, I was not looking forward… Continue reading THE BENEFITS OF BEING BORED