Anger Management

Today’s article is about a topic that I started to think more about lately, namely anger and being angry.  One of my values is harmony. I always try to create an atmosphere in which I and other people feel comfortable. And it might sound nice, but there is also a downside to it. Yesterday, I…

Do you know your strengths and how to use them?

In my previous article, I wrote about how I ended the last year and how I like this year to look like and invited you to think about the same. Today I will invite you to do something similar… At the moment I am in the process to become a strengths coach (not certified but…

Plan your Happy New Year 2019

First of all, I wish all of you and your families and friends a wonderful new year, full of love, life, adventure, and growths.  After giving myself a long vacation (also from the blog, but I will explain this a little bit later), it feels good to start writing again. I could feel that after…

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…

How can I make the world a better place?

Huh, what a question? Where to start you might think. And I agree with you. This article won’t give the ultimate answer. It is an opinion piece and I want you to reflect and be critical as always. At first, the title of this article was “How can we make the world a better place?”….

Fighting against the comfort zone

Many of us feel the need for safety. That is why a comfort zone is so alluring. We settle down in our little nest and we build a fortress around us. We have our routines, we know where to do grocery shopping, we know where to eat, what to do, and especially what to expect….

Bring your own house in order first

This article is somewhat inspired by one of Jordan Peterson’s chapters in his new book titled: Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world. It is not an addition to or a review of this chapter, but my thoughts hearing this statement. It is very easy to criticize others. We always “know”…

How to become a good leader – V

Part 4 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…

The process is always a b#&%$

Hi there. I hope you are feeling great! When do we feel great? Sure, when we are happy. But when we dig a little deeper, we will often see that the reason we feel great is because we accomplished something. We worked hard towards a specific goal. The realization that we feel great should be…

There is (always) a better way

Our lives are filled with hurdles. Now, you can see those barriers as a reason to quit, or you can see them as puzzles life is throwing at you for you to solve. I agree though that it is not always easy to see our problems as puzzles we can solve. I think it needs…

How are you?

How are you?  What a simple question or is it? Yeah, sometimes it is easy to answer. But even then, our answer probably still falls short what is going on inside us. What we feel. And when we also take into consideration that feelings are fleeting things, how can we ever come up with a…