Six invaluable life lessons I learned from my kids.

[dot_recommends] Download the mp3 audio file SUMMARY:  Everybody you meet in your life has something to teach you. That is particularly true for your own kids. Here are 6 invaluable lessons I discovered when looking back at my life as a parent so far:   FOCUS ON THE GOOD – Don’t dwell in the negative things that happen in your life. Instead look at the positive elements and use those recharging moments to fuel you […]

How to really HELP people: Approach it like a COACH!

[dot_recommends] Download the mp3 audio file SUMMARY:  What is the best way to help others? How can you make a difference and impact in their lives in a sustainable way?   The answer is: Help them help themselves!   Everybody who struggles needs three things. And you can provide these three things by using a coaching style approach.   Clarity: Help them discover what really the problem is Options: Help them understand what their options […]

How to design your day and feel more in control!

[dot_recommends] Download the mp3 audio file SUMMARY:  “The first blow is half the battle.” How you start your day matters. And how you end it matters, too.   Successful people not only manage their 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM differently, they make their days memorable by framing them with a morning and evening routine.   A morning routine and an evening routine, something that runs repeatedly in the same way, will help you create a […]

Eight ways to feel good about yourself!

[dot_recommends] Download the mp3 audio file SUMMARY:  What you think and believe about yourself matters, and it makes all the difference. How you feel about yourself will determine what you can accomplish. If you feel good about yourself, you don’t compare yourself with others. If you feel good about yourself, you don’t envy others because you are sufficient in yourself. What does it take for you to feel good about yourself? Here are eight ways […]

Who is the boss? How to break free from a mind that holds you back!

[dot_recommends] Download the mp3 audio file SUMMARY:  Our mind is there to keep us on track, to keep us within our boundaries. It likes the status quo because it’s comfortable; it’s safe. Our mind is our safeguard, it’s not the enemy per se. If, however, you want to change something in your life, that same mind gets in the way.   How can you break free from a negative mind? How can you emerge victorious […]

WHY and HOW to SPEAK UP!

[dot_recommends] Download the mp3 audio file SUMMARY:  Many people struggle with speaking up in various contexts. In particular, in the work environment this becomes detrimental to their career and holds back the business because teams don’t speak up, projects don’t move forward, and mistakes are made along the way.   What can you do?   There are four major reasons why people don’t speak up They feel what they have to say is not good […]

Star Trek Wisdom – About fear of death and fear of failure

[dot_recommends] Download the mp3 audio file SUMMARY:  A very famous quote says “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” It carries a very simple message, in that when we doubt ourselves, when we question whether we can do something or whether we cannot, very often we don’t even start.   We wait for that fear, for that doubt to go away. But it will never go away. Therefore, as many successful people say, we […]

How to get unstuck when you lose focus and direction.

[dot_recommends] Download the mp3 audio file SUMMARY:  No matter how much excited you are about what you do, it is inevitable that there will be times when you get stuck, when you don’t know what the right thing is to do next. When doubt creeps in and you don’t know what this is all good for and why you’re doing this in the first place. If you are going through a phase of doubt, a […]

Two highly impactful ways journaling can benefit your life!

[dot_recommends] Download the mp3 audio file SUMMARY:  When people look for advice on how to be more productive, more successful, happier…they will ultimately come across “journaling”.   People recommend journaling because of the numerous benefits. In this blog post, I offer you two unconventional, i.e. less heard of benefits which hopefully will convince you to finally start capturing your thoughts and lessons.   You will look at your day completely differently. By capturing positive things […]

Eight invaluable life lessons I learned from my bosses.

[dot_recommends] Download the mp3 audio file SUMMARY:  Every person you meet in your life has something to teach you. Given the vast amount of time we spend in our jobs, we can be damn sure that not once, but many times we’ve come across important life lessons. Might just not have paid attention at that moment 🙂   Here are 8 invaluable lessons I discovered when looking back 9 years and 7 bosses: There is […]