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Beliefs Learning Life Mindset Self awareness

You’re not your Thoughts. You’re not your Feelings.

One of the more complex concepts to grasp is that who we are is not defined by our thoughts or feelings.

Thoughts and feelings come and go. They’re as fluid as the water coming out of your faucet. You turn it on, and it’s there. You turn it off, and it’s gone.… Read the rest

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Beliefs Culture Execution Purpose Simplicity

Buzzword Bingo

What category do you belong to?

Are you a trendsetter or a follower when it comes to work-related innovation?

Were you one of the first to jump on the agile train, one of the last, or do you still have to start?

And what about building a hybrid workforce culture?

Early adopter, mainstream, or laggard?… Read the rest

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Beliefs Belonging Courage Diversity of Thought Thinking

Stop glorifying sameness

Yes, diversity is improving.

Yes, inclusion is improving.

And also, the optics are improving.

What I mean with optics is that when I listen to (predominantly white, middle-aged, male) managers, it still sounds to me that they’re becoming more diverse and inclusive because they have to.

Because they’re forced by government regulations, public opinion, by younger generations, by the times that are changing.… Read the rest

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Beliefs Courage Mindset Purpose Vision

Can you cause an earthquake?

If you have been driving through the Netherlands recently, you had time to look around you.

For sure.

Perhaps you’ve never driven through the Netherlands, but the story still matters to you.

For a few years now, you can’t drive faster than 100 kilometers per hour on Dutch highways.

Try to do this yourself.
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Beliefs Change Curiosity Fear Mindset

Beware of sharks.

What thoughts, images, or feelings pop into your head when I say the word shark to you?

Likely, the connotation you have with sharks is not that positive.

For some of you, the movie Jaws may come to mind. A movie about a shark causing death and destruction. 

We also know stories about human beings being attacked by sharks close to beaches resulting in death or body parts lost in the attacks.… Read the rest

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Beliefs Differentiation Discipline Getting better Mindset

Black Belt Psychology

I love what I do.

Part of that love is the time I get to spend with clients.

I was privileged to spend time with a client in Madrid a few weeks ago.

Some clients include you in their entire program. Other clients are more reserved, which means dinner on your own.… Read the rest

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Beliefs Differentiation Marketing Self awareness

Last chance or you’re fired

When was the last time someone said that to you?

Most likely, it never happened to you, but if it did, how did you respond? What did you do? How did such a message make you feel?

Did you get your act together and started to deliver the results you were asked to deliver?… Read the rest