This is my personal opinion and I’m an engineer, not a psychologist or a ❤️love scientist❤️. However, I’m a practitioner of love, being a husband for almost ten years, with three kids where I’m (hopefully the real 😊) father of. I’m married with a person that is the opposite of me in all aspects, except one. Continue reading “The real foundation of a sustainable love relationship”
If you work on a project, if you start a business, if you write a paper, whatever you do with others: you need a vision. Preferably a big one.
You will never reach something big without big vision. But it’s not enough. Great vision without great people and your vision will remain nice words. Great people without great vision and the people will leave.
Since we started hiring people we see 2 groups:
- People for which vision and values are important
- People that don’t care
- a) either they never will
- either they don’t realise the importance yet
I think you need groups 1 and 2b….
Solve your problems very effectively using this simple OST concept. You will be amazed…
Whenever you encounter a problem or want to accomplish a goal, the approach you should take can seem very unclear Continue reading “Talking Productivity: Episode#1 – The powerful OST”
I was reading Tim Ferris’ book ‘Tribe of Mentors’ and discovered this quote which is so true. It became one of my favourite ones and gained importance since I started a business. Hard choices can be so uncomfortable Continue reading “Weekly quote #1 – Easy choices, hard life, hard choices, easy life”
I started my PhD without realising what it was and what drove me in the first place. To be honest, there was just a sudden opportunity and I did not have a clear view on other career opportunities Continue reading “Six lessons for PhD students”
I always read books while travelling. Combined with the jetlag, it leads to a lot of creativity.
Brought to Las Vegas:
- Culture Code – Daniel Coyle: culture is so important and hard to change. Hence start with it early and spend energy on it.
- Shoe Dog – Phil Knight: this biography gives you energy and makes every challenge doable
- Crushing it – Gary Vaynerchuck: you just have to read this one if you want to be succesful at social media
Have you read any of them? Let me know by commenting!
Have you read the introduction, Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3?? If not, read those first and then come back. Continue reading “5 simple steps to structure your emails, tasks and agenda – Step 4: your agenda”
Have you read the introduction, Step 1 and Step 2? If not, read those first and then come back. Continue reading “5 simple steps to structure your emails, tasks and agenda – Step 3: your tasks”
If you want to go for a light version of the system, don’t apply this role exercise and go to Step 2 directly. I however highly recommend doing Step 1. Continue reading “5 simple steps to structure your emails, tasks and agenda – Step 1: your roles”
AS A STATEMENT, from now on I am having a Tom Cruise haircut. Something is impossible only if you think it is. Just watch his movies, and you’ll discover. A business, career, good health or happy family life is no other! Let me know what you think about this statement.
Today I had the once in a lifetime opportunity of attending the climate lecture of prof. Johan Rockström at Ghent University. If you don’t know him, in the picture below he is talking to Richard Branson. Continue reading “How our lives will change due to climate change, and pretty fast.”
We all know this stressfull and chaotic mixture of tasks, deadlines, e-mails, meetings, and other work and non-work related things. You have some unfinished todo’s in your head, you still have to reply that email, … Continue reading “5 simple steps to structure your emails, tasks and agenda – Getting started”
Tonight at a Brooklyn rooftop bar I met Joel and Chloe. Joel is originally from the Domenican Republic, Chloe comes from South Korea. They met each other and live in Brooklym, NYC. Besides having beers, fun and nachos with guacamole, we had quite an interesting discussion on careers Continue reading “Why some are happy in their jobs, and others aren’t”