What is your excuse?

What is your excuse?


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Esther’s first book deals with the excuses people have NOT to pursue their dreams. She participated in ‘Survivor’, raised €16 million for charities and traveled to over a 100 countries. By sharing her amazing personal story, you’ll realize that nothing is impossible and get inspired to take the first step.

E-book (PDF) €7.95
Paper version on Amazon for $16.95

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About the book

Esther has no job, relationship, money, retirement pension, rich family or any other form of security. Still she has traveled over 100 countries, collected €16 million for charity, got knighted by the Dutch Queen, lives on a tropical island and works only several months a year.

In her home country The Netherlands Esther is most famous for her brain child ‘Coins for Care’. When the Euro was introduced in 2002, she collected millions worth of foreign coins for charity. After that she turned the charity world upside down by promoting transparency and starting Holland’s first Donor Organization. Finally she participated in the European ‘Survivor’ TV show and was bullied off an uninhabited island in Malaysia.

Regardless of setbacks and sabotage, Esther keeps on smiling and manages to turn any situation into an opportunity. How does she do that? What can we learn from her?

By sharing her personal experiences, Esther guides us through the ups and downs we all encounter in our lives and businesses. The ‘No Excuses Lady’ proves that anything is possible.

“If you really want something, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.”

Esther’s first book deals with the excuses people have NOT to pursue their dreams. By sharing her amazing personal story, readers realize that nothing is impossible and get inspired to take the first step.

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Excuses of the no excuses lady


“Esther is not afraid to move mountains. And she does move them;  bare handed, if necessary.”
Kluun (writer)
“Our hero. They were so unreasonable to her on Survivor, she didn’t stand a chance. However, Esther stayed open and friendly. How did she manage?”
Linda de Mol (TV host)
“A daring book, filled with unique adventures.”
Boudewijn Poelmann (Founder of National Lottery)
“Esther Jacobs shook up the world of charity. I admire her mission to make charities more transparent and the results she booked.”
Morris Tabaksblat (Dutch Captain of industry)
“You can expect a ‘realize your dream’ book to be inspiring, but it is also a good read.”
Susan Smit (Writer in Happinez magazine)
“A book that reads like a adventure novel, and that challenges the reader to get off the beaten path.”
Sante Magazine
“This era needs people who think outside the box, cross borders, and create new possibilities. Esther Jacobs is such a person.”
Herman Wijffels (Dutch Captain of industry)
“Esther Jacobs managed to generate a lot of publicity with few resources due to her integrity and perseverance.  Like myself, Esther’s strong sense of justice leads her to not always choose the easy way.”
Peter R. de Vries (Crime journalist)

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e-book (PDF) € 7,95, Paper book € 14,95


  1. What is your excuse is a MUST READ for all the people in the world who want to make a Difference!

    Esther shows how everyone can make a Difference in fact
    Esther is one of the best examples that ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
    Great food for thought for changemakers!

  2. “Damn… no more excuses… except for maybe lack of sleep? I read your book in one sitting.”

    Judith Florentinus

  3. “The book is inspiring, which you should expect from a “make your dreams come true” book, but it has also been written compellingly.”

    Susan Smit in Happinez Magazine

  4. “A book that reads like an adventure story, in which the reader is stimulated not to walk the beaten path.”

    Santé Magazine

  5. “I have quit my job and I am going to start my own business.”


  6. “I now realize that things won’t happen automatically and I will have to persevere.”


  7. “I have gone on unpaid leave in order to travel around the world – ready for adventure!”


  8. “At Christmas you often get presents of which you think, what on earth do I do with it? Same story this time: a book. However, I read it in one go. Thanks for the wise lessons.”

    Ruud Boeve

  9. “Esther has shown me that problems don’t exist; only challenges do”


  10. “The book moved me to tears from recognition.”


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