Values and decisions

If values are what makes you YOU, decisions are how they come to life in practice. You are striving to reach a goal (several, probably). Is there a connection between your values and the goal you are working towards? It is infinitely powerful when that clicks. You want that to click. That’s where the magic comes in, … Continue reading Values and decisions

Values: Personal versus professional: On segmentation and its discontents

When I bring up the topic of values or decisions, often, something interesting happens. "Personal or professional", I hear some of you say. This distinction seems to matter. For some, it the first thing needing clarification to be able to continue with the conversation. Just to make this clear: That is some strong segmentation going … Continue reading Values: Personal versus professional: On segmentation and its discontents

Stillness and deep listening

What do you really want? Like, deep-down really? If-you-knew-you-couldn't-fail really? If-I-could-start-over-again really? We often don't take the time nor space to listen to what is inside ourselves. This requires some stepping back, removing yourself from your normal routines, from the kind of conversations you are always having. And just sitting with it. As Rilke said, … Continue reading Stillness and deep listening

Take time to contemplate

Sometimes, something is bugging us but we are often not quite sure what it actually is, and that then stops us from doing something about it. Take some space to check in with yourself and your life. Long weekends are absolutely brilliant for that. Take some time, in a lovely spot or with a nice … Continue reading Take time to contemplate

Goal getting: Pick your surroundings

Your goal is connected to your life, of course. But it is in many ways an evolution from where your life is right now. This might still feel a million miles away. By choosing surroundings that support you you can help yourself stay the course and stay motivated. A few pointers:` Physical environment: Where do you … Continue reading Goal getting: Pick your surroundings