Stories of a Colorful Life

Why did I choose this particular name for my blog? For me, life consists of ups and downs, of light and darkness. In summary of all colors and their different shades. I think it is important that we acknowledge all aspects of life. Not only the good or the bad ones. This is why this…

Random Act of Kindness – Worldbuilders

What two entries on one day? Yes, but it is a short one. If you can read this blog, I think the likelihood is high that you live a decent life. There is that old wisdom that when you feel sad, do something good for someone else to feel better. For the next three days,…

What to do when you are held back by lack of action?

Well, the easy answer is: Act. Do something. But if you are a like me, this is not so easy. Maybe you know this. You have a ton of ideas. You develop and conceptualize, but only a fraction if anything at all will see the light of day. The reasons can be various. A lack…

Do we need a new way of giving feedback?

There is enough evidence why feedback is important for us and our development. Still, receiving feedback is often something we dread. Especially when it is negative feedback. But also positive feedback can be something people don’t appreciate. For many of us it is very difficult to process feedback. Really process. With that I mean that…

Bring some flowers in your life

In a recent article, I wrote about my new project of trying to enjoy life to the fullest again. There are a few things I plan to do which might or might not help me in my endeavor. One of those things is to speak to different people to help me get back on track….

How to become a good leader – VII

Part 6 This is my very subjective series on how to become a good leader. Everything I write serves as a reminder for myself and to give you an opportunity to reflect about your own leadership. It is probably good to start with the first part where I speak about the importance of crafting your leadership…

Tips for facilitators – IV

Maybe you are an experienced trainer or facilitator or maybe you are completely new to the topic. I know it can be a difficult and for some even daunting task to facilitate a workshop or session, but there are ways to make it easier. In this series, I want to share some of my tips…

Start of a new project

I started this blog as a project. And although this project is not over, I will start another one. One goal of this blog was to help me process my thoughts and feelings, and in turn, help me to reach the state of mind I already had, and I’d like to have more frequently again….

5 past 12

Our world is changing. In some respects, for the better and in some for the worse. Climate is one of the latter. I don’t know what your thoughts on climate change are. If you are skeptical, the only thing I want to ask you is to do your own research and not trust your normal…

The importance of the devil’s advocate

The devil’s advocate. The nagger. The critic. Who of us really likes to let someone else take apart our thoughts, ideas, and work? We thought a lot about something and now finally it makes sense to us, or we invest hours upon hours of work into something and are now certain that this is the…

365

Wow, I actually managed it. With this article I achieved my goal which I set one year ago: to write at least one article per day over a one-year period. So, let’s take a look back. I started this project because I was in a bad place. It was Friday and a few days before…

World Mental Health Day

Yesterday was World Mental Health Day. I actually didn’t know and only found out because two of my favorite YouTubers dedicated their videos to this subject. They did this because they suffer from depression. You know that I write about this topic from time to time. Especially when I feel down and depressed myself. This…