Is 'home' a location or a feeling? Inspiration shot April 2019 Whenever I hear "home is where the heart is", I joke that "home is where the wifi is." 'Home' is more of a feeling than a certain place for me. What does home mean for [...]
Curaçao 2019 Since 1994, the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao has had a special place in my heart. Every now and then I organize workshops or retreats on the island. After my recent writing retreat in March 2019, I discovered many new places, which I will share in this [...]
Real Estate secrets By coincidence, I discovered that real estate investing can be very interesting and accessible, even for location independent people. If you have a starting capital (or means to get a mortgage for your first apartment) it is a great way to create a passive [...]
Look at the world through somebody else's filter Inspiration Shot March 2019 If you and I walk down the same street, we will see different things. There are lots of details and we make different analyses and come to our own conclusions. That's why I like [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.