“An entrepreneur isn’t someone who owns a business, it’s someone who makes things happen.”

Tips for entrepreneurs; productivity hacks, delegation, visibility, social media, personal branding, how to organize events and workshops, get the best references and much more.

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

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

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



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 [...]


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 speakers2017-06-29T20:46:54+00:00

Why don’t you have a Virtual Assistant yet?


This blogpost about Virtual Assistants is in Dutch, but I have some tips for working with Virtual Assistants in English, too: Virtual Assistants Available Wordwide 24/7 by Esther Jacobs on Scribd

Why don’t you have a Virtual Assistant yet?2017-02-15T11:40:25+00:00

7 tips for more effective, efficient meetings


While I was co-creating with the South African games developer RetroEpic, I compiled a list of simple tips to have better meetings. I know lots of organizations struggle with this issue, so sharing these tips might help some. If you like your meetings long and ineffective, stop reading here… If [...]

7 tips for more effective, efficient meetings2016-12-08T15:12:45+00:00

Meet My Team


Proud to introduce you to my team Many people think that I am a 'lone' wolf', which is kind of true. But I cannot do what I do all by myself. I am backed up by an amazing team of professional free-lancers located all over the world. Each one has [...]

Meet My Team2017-07-08T22:12:28+00:00

Social Media


I love sharing inspiration and getting inspired via social media. My Klout score of 70-72 puts me in the top 10% of influencers world wide. Many people ask me what channels I use and how. Whether you follow me for inspiration, or to see how I get such high [...]

Social Media2017-10-22T04:42:59+00:00

7 things I’ve learned from successful digital nomads


DC BCN 2016 In June I was in Barcelona for DCBCN: my first Dynamite Circle conference. Successful location independent entrepreneurs from all over the world shared their experiences and tips. I made a list of my 7 most important take-aways: 1.) Delegate more! Focus on things where you can [...]

7 things I’ve learned from successful digital nomads2018-10-09T10:52:00+00:00