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Je hebt net een eigen bedrijf gestart of je bent juist al langer ondernemer. Je weet waar je goed in bent en wat je te bieden hebt.

Maar hoe geef je nu succesvol vorm aan jouw ondernemerschap – dichtbij jezelf, vanuit energie en plezier? En hoe vertaal je dat naar een heldere waardepropositie voor jouw klanten?

Samen met Vista Nova ben ik aan de slag gegaan. En dat bracht een inspirerende tweedaagse training voort.

We zijn blij je uit te nodigen voor de training Ondernemen vanuit energie. Op donderdag 20 april starten we in Utrecht. Meer weten?

Toddler Drawing Method

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I want to share this experience with you. Best is when you start doing it yourself. You need a stack of A4 paper, ± 10 kids color markers with stump points. Something to lay underneath, bigger then your A4 format, if you like to keep your desk clean. Make sure there is enough empty space on the table. Take your paper and put your markers around you. Start drawing like a toddler would.
If you don’t have kids or never observed them drawing, here are some tips. Stop thinking. Pick up a marker. Take it in your hand, while making a fist. This is vital: take the marker in your fist. Forget about trying to be careful with the markers or saving paper. Start drawing with all your might and energy. Maybe it is not drawing. Scratching, forcing the color down on the paper? Do not try to make something beautiful or meaningful. Get carried away. Do not linger. If you feel thoughts coming up or hesitations on how to continue. Stop. Take out the next paper. And GO!

For one thing it is liberating: it feels damn good! I call it the Toddler Drawing Method.

Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender 2013

Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender

Art is freedom. It offers you the opportunity to look at things from a different perspective. I was invited to submit work and be part of the Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender 2013 / the Big (and I mean BIG) Rotterdam Art Calendar 2013. I gave some of my freedom (time) and in return I got 3 kilos of freedom back, the weight of this cheerful piece of art. Hurray!

Check it out: www.groterotterdamsekunstkalender.nl
You van order here: http://tinyurl.com/6taduxz

Coaching Magazine

Recently I was invited by Doekes Prakken to write a column for Coaching Magazine - Coach in de Organisatie – #7. An inspiring online magazine, issued by De Baak. You can read it here.

Pentel Addiction 01

Made possible by my favorite pen, although it runs out of ink very quickly and stains my fingers ninety percent of the time. How about one Dirty Pen Day per month? No touchpad/keyboard interaction allowed. Just to keep our handwriting in shape.

Amazing things happen every day

Rain

I always feel that summer rain makes nature smile.
The smell of the earth confirms it. The birds whistle it.
Who needs more proof?

Invent this

Appletree invent this

Treasury Department

Calcutta

“Calcutta’s biggest treasure is the people who live in it.”
– Priyanka Raja

Possessions

Muscleman

“Enjoy your body, use it every way you can… don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.”
– Baz Luhrman

This weekend I went out on my first real uphill bike ride ever!