“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.

Baby Bathwater unconference


“Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater…” Sure, it’s expensive, but it’s also the most exclusive ‘unconference’ I have ever heard of. $10,000 gets you 4 days on a private island in Croatia, with 200 incredibly sharp and accomplished people, who have left their ego’s at home

Baby Bathwater unconference2020-03-10T10:17:29+01:00

Real Estate secrets


I discovered that real estate investing can be very interesting and accessible, even for location independent people.

Real Estate secrets2020-03-10T10:18:56+01:00

My 8 best Productivity Hacks – Inspiration Shot November 2018


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 [...]

My 8 best Productivity Hacks – Inspiration Shot November 20182019-05-13T06:15:00+02:00

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 hacks2019-05-13T06:15:14+02:00

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!2019-05-13T04:59:23+02:00

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 retreat2020-02-28T11:04:58+01:00

Turn anything in to a business – Inspiration shot May 2018


Turn anything into a business - inspiration shot May "How do you manage to turn anything that happens to you into a business or fun project?” Entrepreneurship doesn’t have to be a struggle. However, opportunities are not always obvious. Many people wonder how I can turn a transatlantic [...]

Turn anything in to a business – Inspiration shot May 20182019-05-14T04:01:03+02:00



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 speakers2019-05-14T03:58:09+02:00

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?2019-05-14T04:08:56+02:00