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“You can find inspiration in everything. If you can’t, then you are not looking properly.”

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You can’t stop the waves… – Inspiration shot August 2021

2021-09-20T10:10:43+02:00

... but you can learn to surf! I notice that things that are happening in the world right now make many people feel unsettled. Some don't agree with measures that are in place, others feel uncomfortable in their current situation, and some even feel that their freedom is being threatened. I have learned that you cannot change external circumstances. If you try to resist something that you have no control over, you will just end up frustrated. I always try to focus on things that I can influence. Focusing on the things that you can change doesn't mean that you agree with everything that is happening, but means that you find your own way. In this Inspiration Shot, I will share some practical examples of how you can focus on things that you can change and have control of.

You can’t stop the waves… – Inspiration shot August 20212021-09-20T10:10:43+02:00

The naked truth – Inspiration shot August 2021

2021-08-16T11:08:59+02:00

I took this photo in Shoreditch, London last week. Graffiti and the artists that create it represent part of the feeling and culture of many cities around the world. However, this tunnel made me feel that the layers of paint also obscure what is beneath. They obscure the original essence of the place. We always have a choice to look at the surface or try to see things as they are, rather than dressing them up, covering them up, or exaggerating things. Let's be curious and explore what's underneath. And look at it objectively.

The naked truth – Inspiration shot August 20212021-08-16T11:08:59+02:00

Are you as impatient as I am? – Inspiration shot July 2021

2021-07-26T11:32:45+02:00

Our patience has recently been tested in various ways, and extensively. One says that these can be instructive moments. I don't know about you, but I'm a rather impatient type and waiting is not my 'thing'. Yet I have experienced time and again that waiting can also lead to beautiful things. And that you can always hang in there just a little bit longer than you thought. Sounds familiar? I've been in Miami for the past month, with my father, where the phenomenon of 'time' takes on an entirely different dimension because of his Alzheimer's. That is why we'll take a look at various ways to deal with 'patience' in this Inspiration Shot

Are you as impatient as I am? – Inspiration shot July 20212021-07-26T11:32:45+02:00

When everything changes… – Inspiration shot June 2021

2021-06-10T15:46:21+02:00

Sometimes you have no choice: the world around you changes whether you like it or not. How do you deal with that? Do you sulk, feel like a victim or do you look for a new way to take matters into your own hands? Corona is an example, but so is aging, loved ones who get sick, business models that change and much more. In this inspiration shot, I will take you on a journey through a number of examples.

When everything changes… – Inspiration shot June 20212021-06-10T15:46:21+02:00

Free from restrictions – Inspiration shot May 2021

2021-05-18T11:20:43+02:00

On Liberation Day I traveled from Geneva via Amsterdam to Puglia. In the middle of the various lockdowns. That made me realize again that many boundaries and limitations are more in our heads than they really hold us back. In this inspiration shot, I don't necessarily want to glorify traveling, but I do want to make you think about what freedom means to you.

Free from restrictions – Inspiration shot May 20212021-05-18T11:20:43+02:00

“The best of…” – Inspiration shot April 2021

2021-04-12T17:52:12+02:00

Vaak zien we op tegen het schrijven van updates, social media posts, nieuwsbrieven of blogs, omdat we denken dat we altijd iets nieuws moeten verzinnen. Zonde, want de meesten van ons hebben al zoveel goed materiaal! Maar hoe weet je wat ‘goed’ is? Dat is dan weer het handige van social media: je ontvangt directe feedback, in de vorm van likes, views, comments en shares. Ter inspiratie hierbij een compilatie van mijn meest gelezen en gedeelde posts in de afgelopen maand.

“The best of…” – Inspiration shot April 20212021-04-12T17:52:12+02:00

Economize, penny-wise – Inspiration shot March 2021

2021-03-18T10:44:52+01:00

We all want so much, but we are still only allowed to do so little at the moment, so we look for new ways of living and working. How does that effect you as a person and your business? In this inspiration shot I will share a secret, a triumph, a new business model and more tips and inspiration to get through these 'tough times'.

Economize, penny-wise – Inspiration shot March 20212021-03-18T10:44:52+01:00

Where there’s a will, there is a way – Inspiration shot February 2021

2021-02-16T11:20:23+01:00

If you really want something, you can usually find a way to make it happen. But what if conditions are constantly changing like they are now during the corona pandemic? Then you have to think even more creatively, try even harder, and sometimes be a bit stubborn... In this inspiration shot, I will tell you about my 'impossible' trip from South Africa to Miami to be with my father, along with plenty more inspiration: 'if you can dream it, you can do it!'

Where there’s a will, there is a way – Inspiration shot February 20212021-02-16T11:20:23+01:00

Do you reflect on the lessons from your relationships? – Inspiration shot January 2021

2021-01-13T16:11:50+01:00

“Every lesson that hasn’t been learned will be repeated”. Relationships are our greatest mirrors. We are presented with the same situations again and again, in different contexts, until we learn our lessons. They are not always easy. How do we make constant learning and growth attractive and perhaps even enjoyable? In recent years I have had quite a bit to 'chew on' and gained many new insights. This inspiration shot includes a number of recommendations to listen to, read, and action.

Do you reflect on the lessons from your relationships? – Inspiration shot January 20212021-01-13T16:11:50+01:00

Uncovering opportunities in Cape Town – Inspiration shot December 2020

2020-12-11T13:26:21+01:00

I was looking for an inspiring place to spend the winter, without too much time difference, somewhere with good weather and where the restaurants are open. When I saw the view from this apartment in Cape Town, I was immediately sold. Table Mountain looks different every day. And yet it is at the same time exactly the same. And that is precisely the point. If you look with different eyes, everything can suddenly seem different.

Uncovering opportunities in Cape Town – Inspiration shot December 20202020-12-11T13:26:21+01:00
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