motivation

Additional tips against clutter

2021-05-10T10:34:29+02:00May 21st, 2021|

In my last post, I wrote about different kinds of clutter and how to get rid of them. Today it's time for a little reminder... How is that list coming along? Did you do 2 things from one list? If not, please read below tips to spur you on:  ALL items in your house should be USEFUL and BEAUTIFUL. “Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful." -William Morris ALL items in your house should have a PLACE. If they don't have one, create one. If you can't cr [...]

11 awesome videos on the importance of creativity

2020-04-21T15:38:07+02:00April 24th, 2020|

Ken Robinson on how schools kill creativity:  Tim Brown (Ideo) on Creativity and Play Ji Lee: The Transformative Power of Personal Projects How to add some fun to the things you need people to do John Cleese - Creativity in Management Don Norman on how happiness triggers creativity Stuart Brown: Why play is vital -- no matter your age Meet Jen Stark, a young artist who has found a way (by 'accident' or 'chance') to turn cheap paper into art. Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity Daniel Pink [...]

21 days to create a habit. Really?

2020-03-26T13:43:30+02:00March 27th, 2020|

Today I want to talk about habits. We all have them. Ed Buryn describes them very well: “Routines and habits are the Known, protecting us from the Unknown. Habits are also called home. Habits tame the raw wilderness of existence into the civilized comforts of everyday life. Unfortunately, as we all know, habits gradually domesticate all the wildness and energy out of life. So much energy gets bound up in routines and habituated patterns, keeping them alive, that your life goes dead instead. Thus [...]

Reward yourself out of procrastination

2019-06-25T08:39:52+02:00June 28th, 2019|

Whenever I have an idea for a new project, a retreat for example, or a new online course, I get all excited. I have the initial idea in my head and talk to all sorts of people about it. I start researching, gathering information. And then, somewhere in the middle of this, procrastination hits me. I get lost in my research, pretend that surfing the web is research..., find reasons why my idea won't work... Sound familiar? Well, let's get to the bottom of that. What is Procrastination? Procrastina [...]

100 tips to get what you really want

2019-03-18T10:08:37+02:00March 22nd, 2019|

Choose yourself. 1. Take control. Realize that you are responsible for the direction in your life. Choose today to take control of that direction! You are responsible for your own happiness. 2. Realize... that everyone goes through things in life that no fun. It all depends on how you deal with them. 3. Trust yourself and in what will come. Trust your feeling when you find it difficult to make a choice. 4. Let go of 'knowing for sure'. People like to know if the choice they are making is the rig [...]

Inspiration vs. Motivation: You need to know the difference to see why it matters to your success

2018-12-03T15:25:24+02:00January 19th, 2018|

“Just don’t give up on trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” —Ella Fitzgerald   Some years ago I was asked by a women's website to write an article on inspiration or motivation. At first, I was very motivated and eagerly replied that I would love to write such an article. Sure.  Right… Uhm… There I was, devoid of inspiration. As I often do when I am at a loss, I try to be creative.  Being creative is often about linking two [...]

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