5 Ways you can Fight Back Against Procrastination

Last week I wrote about procrastination and how it is interlinked to your ability to withstand discomfort or the potential of failure. I let you in on my own personal battle with my inability to sit through discomfort, which has led to a pile of unfinished...

Procrastination – is it a fear of failure? 

Why do we feel the need to procrastinate or postpone tasks? I believe it has a lot to do with the complexity of the task at hand, and the scale of ‘comfort’ that we have about it. Especially if it's taking us outside of our usual comfort zone. In general terms, I have...

Get yourself an Accountability Partner

Let's talk about accountability: keeping our own promises. In one of my last articles, I wrote about taking ownership; not being a ‘passenger’ on board the train of your life or your business, but taking full control and ownership of any situation you find yourself...

what I learned the past 6 months, 2 important lessons…

We’re almost halfway through 2017, so it’s time for a check in on the #1yearchallenge and a review of the past 6 months. These are the two biggest things I have learnt; so you can take these away and don't make the same mistakes… Highlights... In looking back there...

Other People’s Side-Projects 4: Creating your own app

Maybe I've told you before, but I have a passion for dashboards, pretty dashboards with charts and graphs that illustrate stuff I need to feel empowered. Cushion is one of those dashboards for freelancers. I've had it on my radar for quite a while, particularly...

Dear solopreneur, you need a side-business…

I read a lot of blogposts on how to go about getting more clients as a freelancer/solopreneur. Though this is a good starting point, I find its misses two key-factors if you want a sustainable business. When I was a freelancer/solopreneur, I relied on my own efforts...

What can you achieve and learn in 13-Weeks?

I was lucky enough to be a part of the Road Tester group of Day by Day, so have been using the journal for quite some time; in fact, I've finished one journal and am now onto my second - it's something that I keep with me pretty much ALL the time: and remains on my...

Other People’s Side-Projects 3: Coaching

I had never met Theodora Voutsa (@voutsa and instagram.com/theodoravoutsa/). It was just pure luck that our paths crosses; and I’m grateful, because what followed was an inspiring and fascinating conversation. What's your background Theodora? I'm Greek and I went to...

Other People’s Side-Projects 2: Paper Toys

Gratitude… that is what I felt for being fortunate enough to be able to interview an another inspiring person like MCK: Matthijs Kamstra about his side-projects. But, where to begin… You may know MCK from his paper-toys projects. This all started with his fascination...

20 second rule to break bad habits

A while ago I read about the '20 second rule', it states: "If you can make the positive habit 3 to 20 seconds easier to start, your likelihood of doing it rises dramatically. You can also flip this for negative habits by doing the same thing. Watching too much...

What side-projects can teach you

What I have noticed is that most of us have a lot of ideas and a passion for completing side-projects; but, we just don't know how or where to start. The first thing you need to figure out: why you want to do this side-project? What is your desired outcome? Define...

Other people’s side-projects: 1. writing a book

This week I spoke with Marrije Schaake, who with her partner owns a internet agency in Utrecht, Eend. Marrije is no stranger to side-projects as some years ago Eend & friends created onzelootjes.nl. A “secret Santa” website that has become quite popular in the...

Should you type or write for journaling?

Paper journals are definitely on the rise. Guided journals, just like the 13-week journal are becoming more popular. So, this begs the question – should you be journaling by paper and not with a keyboard? Let's face it: paper is not interactive, not intelligent; and...

Are you waiting for the right time to start?

A good friend of mine once said: "there is no such thing as the right time for anything". And it's true, if you are waiting for the right time to buy a house, change job, have kids, write a book, start a business (etc) you can wait a long time: in fact, you could be...