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The greatest free gifts: effort and time

September 8, 2013 | Inspirational column | 0 comments

The oneliner “Good things come to those who wait”, never appealed to me. How does that work anyway? You just sit around and wait and then suddenly you’ll get smacked with all the things you want? Only in Hollywood (movies) or your dreams. Besides that: if something is worth it, you always have to work for it. That applies to everything. From a great job and good friendships to a nice house and a stable relationship. It’s all part of the continuous work-hard-for-it game.
While you are working very hard for example to get a great job, a little thing called impatience comes looking around the corner. Because you actually want it like…right now. Right now isn’t always on the menu, so you have to work harder. The thing is: if you believe that you’ll end up where you want to be, you will. Because where there is a will, there …

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Hey sunshine…

July 25, 2013 | Inspirational column | 0 comments

Since the sun is shining and sunshine is the meaning of my name,  ofcourse I should share some of my shine secrets…
In the western world the following formula applies: 25 °C or more + sunshine = happy people. In Western Europe, the official summer is about three months long. The unofficial summer is every year a surprise. Although it seems like the (lack) of sun always influences our mood. That’s the outside sun story which you (unfortunately) can’t control.

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Cheers to endings!

March 1, 2013 | Inspirational column | 2 comments

Endings and new beginnings go hand in hand.

If you’re saying goodbye, a new hello is about to ring at your door.

Some chapters are meant to be closed, before they lead you where you want to be.
As long as you’re alive and kicking, endings are just finished chapters. And a good book isn’t made of one chapter…

If you know that good times always end soon, than you also know that bad times won’t last forever.
 

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You only live once…

November 7, 2012 | Inspirational column | 0 comments

So:
– Dive in to the deep. Magic happens outside your comfort zone.
– Be proud of who you are, dare to be different.
– Stop looking at what you don’t have. Start appreciating what you do have, before time will make you appreciate what you HAD.
– Let things go if they aren’t meant to be.
– If you have something good, cherish it. Remember that the grass only looks greener on the other side…
– Don’t give up too easily. Some things are worth fighting for.
– Appreciate the people who always have your back. Don’t take them for granted.
– Live your dreams, don’t dream your life.

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Expect less, get more

October 21, 2012 | Inspirational column | 0 comments

Expectations, expectations…who doesn’t have them? Subconsciously they arise while you’re living your life. When you were a kid, you probably had expectations about how your future would look like when you “would be older”. Well, now you are older. And did it turn out the way you thought as a kid? Chances are that it didn’t. It may be better, it may be worse or you’re in that extraordinary zone that has a life that turned out exactly as you thought it would be. Expectations that never got the chance to meet reality usually go hand in hand with dissapointment. Dissapointment that things didn’t work out as you’ve planned or as you’ve always imagined. But don’t confuse expectations with goals. Goals are within your own control, you just have to work for it.
The biggest dissapointments usually have nothing to do with things, but with people. If you’re a person with a good heart, you …


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