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The golden rule to get out of conflict

The golden rule to get out of conflict

The golden rule to get out of conflict Do you know what the golden rule in conflict is? The other person is always at least 10% right! It may sound crazy. And maybe you can't always picture it either, but it gives you the opportunity to come out of a conflict...

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The Imposter State of Mind

The Imposter State of Mind

The Imposter State of Mind Have you heard of imposter syndrome? It’s an unpleasant cocktail of insecurity and fear inside you, which is growing bigger and bigger. In other words, you feel increasingly insecure about your talents. In contrast, other people find you...

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Expat Life

Expat Life

Expat life It seems so beautiful and adventurous when you get the chance to continue your successful career in the Netherlands. As a former expat, I know that it is not always as nice as it seems. Far away from your family and friends. Trying to get everything done on...

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Positive = naive? No way!

Positive = naive? No way!

Positive = naive? No way! I always start from the good in people. A wonderful starting point, I can tell you, it makes you much happier. But still, for years, it gave me a bad feeling. There were only a few people around me who thought as I did. Everybody else seemed...

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Recruit or re-educate?

Recruit or re-educate?

Recruit or re-educate? Nowadays we are all in search of new employees. You are probably having a hard time finding qualified people to complete your team. I understand the difficulties. I have been there and done that. And while doing that, I came to an important...

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Stop with the Sorry!

Stop with the Sorry!

Stop with the Sorry! You don’t always have to say sorry. Of course, when you have hurt someone or when you have something to make up for. But let's face it, we do say sorry all the time. Women do it even more than men, and Maja Jovanovic knows why. It’s because of...

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How do you turn the train of thoughts around?

How do you turn the train of thoughts around?

How do you turn the train of thoughts around? How often did you get advice on how to turn self-criticism around? Have you also read a lot about it?  Tried different methods? Well, I did, but this weekend I learned a new one and I’m loving it. So, I want to share it...

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Little Miss Doubtful

Little Miss Doubtful

Little Miss Doubtful Would you like to make intuitive decisions and still be able to trust the choice without being afraid of regretting it? Making choices is more difficult for some than for others. When making an important choice, many people use the method of...

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Are you really using your strengths?

Are you really using your strengths?

Are you really using your strengths? Do you feel anxious at work? Are you tense almost all the time? Does the approach of Monday mornings make you nervous?If this is how you feel, then you are not working with your strengths. In fact, you’re far from it. Because if...

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Help, I am stuck in my job!

Help, I am stuck in my job!

Help, I am stuck in my job! After years of great performance which led to some beautiful promotions, you are now in a place where you don't like your job anymore. Where, to be honest, you are not at your best either. You may wonder where your self-confidence has gone?...

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Top 3 steps to take when you’re triggered

Top 3 steps to take when you’re triggered

Top 3 steps to take when you’re triggered We all get triggered. A work trigger may be a colleague who always says something unpleasant or a team member who seems to routinely speak on the same topic. The trigger may even be the boss who keeps saying, “Stop doing...

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Your stomach ache can lead you to your strengths

Your stomach ache can lead you to your strengths

Your stomach ache can lead you to your strengths   Do you truly know your strengths? I'm asking this question because I've met a number of clients who thought they could easily pinpoint their strengths. However, when we started digging deeper, we in fact discovered...

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(Re)gain your motivation with these 3 simple steps

(Re)gain your motivation with these 3 simple steps

Three Steps to Help You Regain Motivation   Remember how you once had a strong drive to stand out in your job and be successful? You were that person whose ideas inspired team projects, providing clarity and direction. But today, you’ve lost that drive, that desire...

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How to turn your discomfort into your comfortzone

How to turn your discomfort into your comfortzone

How to turn your Discomfort into your Comfort Zone A career change, even just a shift in your daily work routine, can often move you from a comfortable state to an uncomfortable one. A change like this means a total switch from what is easy, familiar and comfortable...

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Four steps to take when your team is criticised

Four steps to take when your team is criticised

Four steps to take when your team is criticised Criticism comes across to many people as a bitter pill to swallow. Be it constructive or destructive, handling criticism at work requires level-headedness. Whole teams or individual members can receive criticism, which...

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A winning mindset for the new year!

A winning mindset for the new year!

Setting yourself up for Success by creating a winning mindset Professional teams know the importance of having a winning mindset. This is why they do a round of "wins'' at the start of every meeting. Imagine, if you apply the same mindset to your personal life, you...

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3 steps to earn your way out of a job

3 steps to earn your way out of a job

What do you do when you realize that you and your current position aren’t a great fit?  We all have good days and bad at work, however, when the bad days outnumber the good, you may want to take a moment and evaluate the situation. After all, there could be a few very...

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How come I succeeded now?

How come I succeeded now?

That is the question I ask myself: why do I now believe that my current (slim) body is permanent while I never thought that before? And that I can now give away all my old and oversized clothing? I never did that before. Sure, there have been several times in the past...

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How do I make you feel?

How do I make you feel?

Maya Angelou said: they will forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel… And boy is that true! If I think of all the people who made an impact on me, i realise now that they did that because they made me feel good about my self. So how can...

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Even Albert Einstein can be wrong!

Even Albert Einstein can be wrong!

Even Albert Einstein can be wrong… Because according to him, if you have not already made a groundbreaking contribution before the age of 30, you will never do it. Well, fortunately it appears that nothing could be further from the thruth. Albert Barabási explains...

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Feedback is your Friend

Feedback is your Friend

With proper and constructive feedback you’re given a great opportunity to improve your skills, hone in your talents, and expand your knowledge. Great! But have you also experienced that every now and then you get some feedback that feels unjustified? That instead of...

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Compliments all around!

Compliments all around!

Accepting compliments is an art! One that doesn't always come naturally. But if you do it right, you will immediately be giving a compliment in return. How beautiful is that? A compliment…right? Your boss: “Well done with your presentation, it clearly shows which...

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Start -before you’re ready

Start -before you’re ready

Start - before you are ready: how do the rules of your mind work to get you over the first hurdle? The founder of Rapid Transformational Therapy, Marisa Peer, has shown us that your mind must act in a way that you talk to yourself. So if you encourage yourself to...

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