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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2018


Take control of your life. Fabio was a member of one of the three gangs in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. He never talks about what he did exactly, but he ended up in jail for almost four years. When he got out, he knew that he would never be able to get a regular job. His only choice was to get back into gang life.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 20182019-01-07T15:46:12+02:00

Salvador, Brazil 2018


Salvador, Brazil 2018 Honesty Many people think Brazil is all about party, poverty and crime. Yes, Brazilians love to party, there is extreme poverty, and there is a lot of crime. But Brazil is also about dignity, respect and honesty. Let me share a story [...]

Salvador, Brazil 20182019-01-04T01:22:07+02:00

Recife, Brazil 2018


Recife 2018 How to turn anything into a business Views of Recife from 16th century Olinda are stunning. I learned random things, such as ‘each church in the area faces the most important church...’ Beautiful architecture... One of the [...]

Recife, Brazil 20182019-01-04T01:22:38+02:00

Lanzarote, Spain 2018


Lanzarote One person can make a difference During the Cruise your Business Retreat in late 2018 we stopped in Lanzarote. It was a lovely break from the cruise being out in nature and it was our last chance to be on land for the [...]

Lanzarote, Spain 20182019-02-19T05:27:01+02:00

Food for thought – Inspiration Shot Christmas 2018


Food for thought during the holidays I wish you a conscious Christmas and wholesome holidays from Buenos Aires! Holidays bring people together, I appreciate that. But I don't like the hype, the pressure and especially the commercialization. My 'happy hippie' brother Michael Angelo once summarized my sentiment [...]

Food for thought – Inspiration Shot Christmas 20182019-01-07T14:02:10+02:00

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 20182019-01-07T14:02:55+02:00

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…2019-02-01T06:21:30+02:00



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 [...]


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+02:00

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 by pointing [...]

Is digital nomad life for you?2018-12-16T16:12:25+02:00