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Have You Ever Considered Yourself A Consultant?
Have you ever considered yourself a consultant? The title “consultant” used to be reserved for retired diplomats and former...
How Financial Freedom Will Change Your Life
What does financial freedom mean? In short, it describes a lifestyle that is organized in such a way that...
The Reason Most Diets And Small Business Ideas Fail
It seems everyone wants to change their life these days. But contrary to popular belief, following your passions and...
The 7 rules of growth for small business owners
For years, using my Living by Experience approach, I have tried to find the answer to one simple question: What do small businesses owners that achieve sustainable growth do differently from those that do not grow, or even fail? My infamous approach for trying out different things and keeping... Read more
Happy Monday: Why your Manager doesn’t have a clue either
I’ve been very lucky to have worked at some companies where management believed in the people they hired, valued their opinions and used everyone’s input for many decisions that were being made. I’ve also seen the complete opposite, where management believes that employees are not to be trusted, and... Read more
My unadulterated thoughts on micromanagers
It’s been while since I left the 9-5 corporate workforce and pursued a more creative career, however micromanagers popup whenever you least expect it – even when you’re working independently. I’ve built a large support team for some of my engagements, and the one thing most candidates mention as... Read more
Professional networking 2.0 – sharing what matters most even when nobody listens
I remember going to a Christmas party once with a dear friend and colleague, and when we entered the restaurant where the party was she quietly mentioned she really wasn’t in the mood to speak to all those people tonight. Instead of “networking” we sat in a quiet corner,... Read more
Why did I leave my corporate career?
What I was looking for in my career was a sense of meaning and fulfilment. I really wanted to make a difference and share the things I believe in. And instead what it provided was income and a sense of security. You might even want to say a fake... Read more
Why a work-life balance is overrated

A work-life balance is overrated. Life became much more enjoyable when I finally gave up on the illusion of separation between work and life. On most days my vocation feels like a vacation.

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A simple exercise to discover what you truly want to do with your life

If what you’re doing today doesn’t give you goose bumps, it’s probably not your passion. Here’s a simple exercise to discover what you truly love doing.

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Don’t believe the lies of success

Every day I see some ad on social media talking about books, seminars and workshops promising to make us more successful.

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Why I love doing a 1000 projects at a time

Am I scattered? Someone literally asked me that question the other day. I do get bored easily, so I enjoy many different things – preferably at the same time. I’m just a Dutch guy, relocated to Canada and now living a creative life around the world. I’m also a travel hacker. Bestselling author. Award winning fine art photographer. Coffee addict.

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Freedom: your first steps towards the ultimate goal

We all want to be free. Free from whatever it is that’s holding us back every single day of our lives. No matter what it is, if something is holding me back to do what I want, when I want it, I’m not completely free.

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