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

OLD SKOOL

Reading time (in minutes): 2 Thinking time (in minutes): At least 5 (I hope) "Hi, it's mom" "I can see that, mom" No matter how 'hip' and up with my time I do believe to be, sometimes one just can't deny the years of age. Especially when it comes down to IT (what cloud?) and… Continue reading OLD SKOOL

FOCUS

Reading time (in minutes): 2 Thinking time (in minutes): At least 5 "If you want other consequences, you simply need to make a different choice" - Credits to Charles "Why aren't you writing anymore?" I was asked lately. "I always loved reading your blogs and posts." I can't say it took me by surprise, because… Continue reading FOCUS

THE SEARCH FOR CONNECTEDNESS

Reading time: 2 minutes   Being presented a potential business opportunity one simply can’t refuse, I had my first project group meeting last week. As we – four local entrepreneurs - all came running in in a hurry and with too many thoughts and ideas on our plates, we decided to start our meeting with… Continue reading THE SEARCH FOR CONNECTEDNESS

WHY ‘FOLLOW YOUR HEART’ IS BAD ADVICE

Reading time: 3 minutes   Being a Feeling creature, I have always trusted and followed my heart. In everything. Whether I was buying a house, a car, choosing a career or a travel destination, or simply buying a beautiful pair of shoes. Even more, in 99% of those rare situations that I let my reasoning… Continue reading WHY ‘FOLLOW YOUR HEART’ IS BAD ADVICE

BEN JIJ AL UIT DE KAST?

Leestijd: 2 minuten   In Amsterdam is de Canal Parade net achter de rug. Een hoogdag voor de LHBT community. Met als thema voor 2018 ‘Heroes’, als in mensen die het voortouw nemen, ergens voor staan en dit ook in het openbaar uitdragen. Ik kan er met bewondering naar kijken. Ondanks de struggle. Hoe mensen… Continue reading BEN JIJ AL UIT DE KAST?

A WOMAN WITH A MISSION!

Reading time: 3 minutes   It’s on my personal vision board for 2018. In between a picture of a breath taking turquoise lagoon with white sandy beaches and Tony Robbins: “A woman with a mission!” Small, cyan blue letters on a white background. If you’d have to find it you’d have to look for it… Continue reading A WOMAN WITH A MISSION!