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
After working on your book for so long, it is sometimes difficult to complete the process. When is your book finished? And how do you deal with the feeling that you have so much more to say? That it can be even better? Many authors feel a kind of resistance to publishing their work. How can you overcome that? In this blog, you will find a number of things worth knowing and tips.
Net als veel andere creatievelingen deed en doe ik heel veel verschillende dingen. Ik vind dat leuk, ik ben er goed in en ik help er anderen mee. Maar steeds vaker kreeg ik de vraag: “Wat DOE je nu eigenlijk?” Er stond zoveel op mijn website, dat bezoekers door de bomen het bos niet meer zagen.
In the past, you could only publish your book through a publisher. Nowadays you can easily publish it yourself. It's easy, it's cheap and anyone can do it. There are many examples of books that were rejected by a publisher that ended up being a huge success. The self-publishing platforms offer many opportunities and ensure that you can simply offer your book at (online) bookstores. In this blog, some useful tips & tricks and functions of these self-publishing platforms that you probably didn't know about.
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.
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.
Once your book is ready, you can ask proofreaders for their feedback. These are often friends and acquaintances and their response is usually positive. How do you make sure that your proofreaders really benefit you? I’ve found that there are three questions you should ask your proofreaders for feedback that really makes your book better.
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.
Do you have any idea how many books have to be sold in the Netherlands to get bestseller status? By the way, is your book only a success if it is a bestseller? That depends entirely on your expectations and goals. A number of considerations and tips to make your book a success.
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'.