How to get cheap, worldwide health insurance at IKEA

In 2013 I was ‘fired’ from my country for traveling too much… Because I wasn’t registered in The Netherlands anymore, I lost my right to the Dutch compulsory health insurance. Expat insurance would not cover me, because I was not living in any other specific country. For months I [...]

How to get cheap, worldwide health insurance at IKEA 2017-11-23T02:43:03+00:00

How to register as a resident in Mallorca

I get a lot of questions about both registration as a resident in Spain and the cheap health insurance offered by IKEA family in Mallorca. For many digital nomads this might be a solution to get a registration and/or insurance without too much hassle or consequences usually associated with registration. [...]

How to register as a resident in Mallorca 2017-10-08T22:07:08+00:00

Summer 2017

'Connection' Magical things happen when two beings connect. I regularly experience that when dancing tango, but also in the encounters I have with like-minded location independent entrepreneurs around the world. I noticed that in this age of connectivity, some people go out of their way to find somebody to [...]

Summer 2017 2017-09-29T20:56:06+00:00

Connecting the dots tattoo

I never thought I would get a tattoo. And still I do have one now. Got it in Japan, of all places. No regrets! Better even; my tattoo is my daily reminder of a very important decision I made. The idea was born after a Tantra workshop in Thailand. On the last [...]

Connecting the dots tattoo 2017-11-23T05:57:59+00:00

How I stole food during the Survivor TV show

And why you should steal, too. Rules are good. They keep our society organized and decent. But sometimes you have to bend, or even break, the rules. When you are really hungry, for example; but that is not what this post is about. It’s about control. Even in circumstances [...]

How I stole food during the Survivor TV show 2017-08-11T13:27:09+00:00


Many people feel stressed or even paralyzed because they have too many choices. Lately I have been asked to contribute to seminars, webinars and masterclasses on this topic. I came to the following analysis/exercise. Map your choices on two axis: how much do you enjoy the activity [...]

Choices 2017-06-01T09:49:39+00:00

Tips for speakers

When Facebook showed me the picture below as a memory of 5 years ago, I decided to share some tips and 'do's & don'ts' for aspiring speakers. All of these come from my experience in more than 1000 keynotes and 2 TEDx speeches in the past 18 years as [...]

Tips for speakers 2017-06-29T20:46:54+00:00

Watercolor life lessons

I love new perspectives by looking at the world trough the eyes of others. Especially if they are really good at something I know very little about. So when I met watercolor artist Vladimir Marcos Merchensky Arias from Buenos Aires I was eager to learn from him. He is [...]

Watercolor life lessons 2017-05-05T16:25:27+00:00

Spring 2017

FREEDOM. Free from expectations and obligations. Free to do what you want, wherever you want. Free from stress. What does freedom mean to you? True freedom is not in your external circumstances, but lives in your mind. I collected some different perspectives that might inspire you. Enjoy! [...]

Spring 2017 2017-10-24T04:14:16+00:00

Does the ‘no excuses lady’ also have excuses?

You bet! A bit embarrassed to admit it, but in this video I explain why I delayed publication of the English translation of my first book 'What is your excuse?' for six (6!) years. I hope that my very personal story may help you to recognize your excuses and [...]

Does the ‘no excuses lady’ also have excuses? 2017-03-20T15:03:24+00:00