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Shot of Inspiration – My 8 best Productivity Hacks

October is my most productive month. It is becoming a yearly tradition to combine three events in Thailand. During my writing retreat, I help entrepreneurs write their book in one week, and get some writing done myself. At the DCBKK conference of successful location independent entrepreneurs in Bangkok, I [...]

Shot of Inspiration – My 8 best Productivity Hacks2018-11-16T12:21:20+00:00

Inspired by…

Inspired by... I made a list of authors who influence and inspire me in my writing. An interesting exercise, because it made me realize what kind of person/writer I want to be. Who inspires you? These are my 'heroes':  Neil Strauss (The Game, Emergency, The Truth): Surprises every [...]

Inspired by…2018-11-13T14:10:53+00:00

Freedom

Freedom “The secret to happiness is freedom, and the secret to freedom is courage…” Freedom seems to have become a status symbol: more valued than money. For me freedom means choices; to do what I want, where I want, with whom I choose. I have never worked in [...]

Freedom2018-11-08T21:53:56+00:00

My five best productivity hacks

The month of October is usually my most productive month. In this blog, I share my 5 productivity ‘epiphanies’. It all happens in Thailand; the first week I organize a writing retreat to help entrepreneurs to write their book in one week and get some writing done myself. The [...]

My five best productivity hacks2018-11-09T12:17:21+00:00

Is digital nomad life for you?

4 important considerations. I have been traveling for the past 30 years, even before it was popular and digital… First as a backpacker and later as a speaker and writer I have visited more than 100 countries. I help other entrepreneurs adapt to the location independent lifestyle, for example [...]

Is digital nomad life for you?2018-10-21T12:37:10+00:00

CONFESSION: I am not a digital nomad, I am a LIE!

Not everybody will like what I have to say in this blog. I am going to be very honest. Magazines call me the first and/or most famous ‘digital nomad’ of The Netherlands. But I have doubts about whether that is a compliment. The term ‘digital nomad’ has become very [...]

CONFESSION: I am not a digital nomad, I am a LIE!2018-10-19T14:19:59+00:00

Stillness

While I was having dinner with my friend Tal Gur during a busy conference in Bangkok, a new word popped up in my mind, just like that. We were discussing how creating more space (in your agenda, your mind and the physical world around you) and being more aware, allows [...]

Stillness2018-10-28T08:04:27+00:00

Energy management- inspiration shot Oct 2018

Last week I woke up with a weird feeling in my body. I recognized the feeling vaguely, from the distant past, but I couldn’t pinpoint what it was. I tried to analyze: I felt relaxed, lazy even, satisfied? It was like all my cells were yawning and smiling. [...]

Energy management- inspiration shot Oct 20182018-10-11T10:49:49+00:00

Organizing a workshop or retreat

Organizing and workshop or retreat is a great way to share your knowledge and experience. Think about something that you are good at, something that you get a lot of questions about from others. Then organize a workshop – preferably in an inspiring place. It is easier than you think. [...]

Organizing a workshop or retreat2018-10-12T13:15:07+00:00

Storytelling – inspiration shot Sept 2018

Imagine the mayor of the city you are visiting for a conference, welcoming you with a keynote presentation and a song... Or meeting a friendly, modest man by the campfire, who turns out to be the singer-songwriter on stage the next day, sharing how events in his personal [...]

Storytelling – inspiration shot Sept 20182018-09-18T13:53:08+00:00