Retreat, regenerate, rewind, refocus, reconnect… Inspiration Shot January 2018 “In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion." Maybe that’s why I like traveling so much? ‘To retreat’ means officially: “the act of withdrawing” or “a quiet or secluded place in [...]
Imagine a time machine transporting you back to the nineties. Buenos Aires feels like a mix of Italy, Spain and France in that era. Decades-old cars (meticulously maintained) in the tree-lined streets, no electric cars or other signs of ‘modern’ technology in the cobblestoned streets.
What I thought was just a ‘fun’ infographic of my flights in the past 10 years generated by the KLM app, turned out to cause quite some discussion about flying, CO2 and compensation. Never before has a post of mine generated over 35.000 views (!). The discussion was not [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]