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Financial freedom – Inspiration Shot February 2019

Financial freedom - Inspiration Shot February 2019 Do you need to make money before you can be free and follow your passion? Or is it better to actually turn what you are passionate about into something profitable to achieve that freedom? It's a chicken and egg dilemma. I [...]

Financial freedom – Inspiration Shot February 20192019-02-15T04:59:29+00:00

Why Curaçao?

Why Curaçao? Every time my plane is about to land on this island in the Dutch Caribbean, my heart makes a little jump. For more than 2 decades I’ve had a love-hate relationship with this special island, but in the end the love always seems to win. No [...]

Why Curaçao?2019-02-06T21:43:24+00:00

Retreat, regenerate, rewind, refocus, reconnect… Inspiration Shot January 2019

Retreat, regenerate, rewind, refocus, reconnect… Inspiration Shot January 2018 “In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion." Maybe that’s why I like traveling so much? ‘To retreat’ means officially:  “the act of withdrawing” or “a quiet or secluded place in [...]

Retreat, regenerate, rewind, refocus, reconnect… Inspiration Shot January 20192019-01-17T14:27:27+00:00

Buenos Aires 2018 / 2019

Imagine a time machine transporting you back to the nineties. Buenos Aires feels like a mix of Italy, Spain and France in that era. Decades-old cars (meticulously maintained) in the tree-lined streets, no electric cars or other signs of ‘modern’ technology in the cobblestoned streets.

Buenos Aires 2018 / 20192019-01-15T07:54:11+00:00

Sustainable travel?

What I thought was just a ‘fun’ infographic of my flights in the past 10 years generated by the KLM app, turned out to cause quite some discussion about flying, CO2 and compensation. Never before has a post of mine generated over 35.000 views (!). The discussion was not [...]

Sustainable travel?2019-01-17T12:59:51+00:00

Books written with Esther’s writing method

More than 400 entrepreneurs wrote their book using my ‘write your book in 1 week’ method, after one of my writing workshops or during a writing retreat. Below a selection the books that have already been published.

Books written with Esther’s writing method2018-12-30T15:23:54+00:00

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2018

Take control of your life. Fabio was a member of one of the three gangs in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. He never talks about what he did exactly, but he ended up in jail for almost four years. When he got out, he knew that he would never be able to get a regular job. His only choice was to get back into gang life.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 20182019-01-07T15:46:12+00:00

Salvador, Brazil 2018

Salvador, Brazil 2018 Honesty Many people think Brazil is all about party, poverty and crime. Yes, Brazilians love to party, there is extreme poverty, and there is a lot of crime. But Brazil is also about dignity, respect and honesty. Let me share a story [...]

Salvador, Brazil 20182019-01-04T01:22:07+00:00

Recife, Brazil 2018

Recife 2018 How to turn anything into a business Views of Recife from 16th century Olinda are stunning. I learned random things, such as ‘each church in the area faces the most important church...’ Beautiful architecture... One of the [...]

Recife, Brazil 20182019-01-04T01:22:38+00:00

Lanzarote, Spain 2018

Lanzarote One person can make a difference During the Cruise your Business Retreat in late 2018 we stopped in Lanzarote. It was a lovely break from the cruise being out in nature and it was our last chance to be on land for the [...]

Lanzarote, Spain 20182019-02-19T05:27:01+00:00