How to waste time…

How to waste time…

Some say you must “eat the frog” at the start of the day. Do the hardest, or most undesirable task first; because you are unlikely to do it later. This takes a lot of willpower and determination, to be ‘eating frogs for breakfast’ every day… How do...
Do you have so many ideas?

Do you have so many ideas?

I always have to grin when I hear someone say “…I have so many ideas!”... Not only because that is the name of my business, but because that rings true for me too. Having so many ideas… But, it’s not how many ideas you have, it’s...
I know you can do this!

I know you can do this!

Do you know why I end all my articles with “you are amazing, but you know that, right?!”? … Because I need you to believe in yourself… in your amazing talents… capability AND grit. I think that if I tell you often enough, you might start to believe just...
Look back and see what you’ve accomplished

Look back and see what you’ve accomplished

As time flies by, you can sometimes get the feeling that things are out of your control. You get a feeling that nothing concrete has come from ‘your hands’; and doubt can creep in your head. This is a good time to look back and reflect on what really happened… This...
5 Ways you can Fight Back Against Procrastination

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? 

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,...
Get yourself an Accountability Partner

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...
Dear solopreneur, you need a side-business…

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...
Other People’s Side-Projects 3: Coaching

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...
Other People’s Side-Projects 2: Paper Toys

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

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...
What side-projects can teach you

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?...