Sunday, February 23, 2020

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Let’s make some happy little trees

All those loud YouTubers unpacking toys, creating useless waste and destroying things in their videos annoy me. But I guess that these are the things that most of our kids watch nowadays. Where is the first environmentally friendly YouTuber...

Ten things you probably didn’t know about sleep

Many aspects of sleep are still a mystery. Also to the scientists that study it. It is strange we know so little about this incredibly healthy and healing 'thing' we do for one-third of our lives. In this blog...

Poor posture at work – Protect Ya Neck

The Wu-Tang Clan was right with the title of their debut single. We should all protect our necks. Many of us are working with laptops these days. Sitting at home, in flexible workspaces or open-plan offices. Poor posture at...

The 80/20 rule may change your life

What would you say if I told you that 80% of all your work is a total waste of time? And that only 20% of all the things you do is actually worth doing? Will you change things? Will...

Ten famous people who meditate

When I did some research on the Internet I discovered that there are a lot of famous people who meditate. That makes sense. Not because meditation is some kind of ‘road to success’ but because it is a way...

This is why you should love being a specialist

Wouldn’t you like to make a living being a specialist? To immerse yourself in something, take your customers by the hand and give them the ‘specialist experience’? A visit to a British tea room inspired me. In this blog I...

Do you have your smartphone on your bedside table?

What is the last thing you see before you go to sleep? You probably have your smartphone on your bedside table, just like me. That is okay, but don’t let it steal your precious sleep! Lack of sleep can cause...

Why we need to teach meditation in schools

I believe we need to teach meditation in schools. Kids are under a lot of pressure these days. And later in life the pressure will probably get worse. More and more young people suffer from burnout symptoms. That is...

Inside Bill’s Brain – what I learned from watching

Recently the documentary mini series ‘Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates’ appeared on Netflix. A documentary that tells Bill Gates' life story and shows how he is finding solutions to some of the world's most complex problems. I just...

Learn how to focus at work

Being able to focus at work is essential. It is necessary to get things done and deliver good quality work. It will also give you a competitive advantage over those who are not able to focus. Read these tips on how to focus at work.

Blogs about finding focus at work

The skill to work in an open-plan office

Our office spaces have changed dramatically over the past few decades. They have gone from more formal looking separate offices - with an actual door you can close - to places that resemble our favorite restaurant. Or sometimes even...

The story of the old carpenter

When I ask somebody at the office "Hey man, how are you?” I often get the answer “Very busy!” For a while now I stopped replying with “Oh, good!” Instead I say “I am so sorry to hear that."...

Why having the right job is important for you...

Having a job is important for your wellbeing. But did you know that having the right kind of job is even more important? The kind of work you do, and the value it creates for you and for others,...

Ten things I will practice to use my time...

Everyone agrees: time is valuable. More valuable than all the money or stuff you wil ever own. Yet, a lot of it is wasted. Being an entrepreneur, husband and father I never have time enough. Just like you! It...

Try batch processing to complete a large task

Our minds are only capable to really see one thing at a time. Just like they are able to do only one thing at a time. We constantly switch from object to object and from task to task. The...

Qi is your personal, unlimited source of energy

In traditional Chinese culture qi is a ‘life force’ or ‘energy flow’ that is believed to be a vital force forming part of any living entity. Some have perfected the skill to control this energy flow through meditation. Our...

Blogs about healthy habits

Use the power of your breath

Breathing. We do it constantly without even noticing. That is a good thing. Because constantly noticing your breath may possibly drive you insane. However; our breath can be a very powerful tool too. A ‘power tool’ that we always...

The habit of patience

More patience would make the world a better place. We all see those rushed, irritated people around us during the day. In the shops, at the office or on the streets in their cars. I am ashamed to say...

Do you have your smartphone on your bedside table?

What is the last thing you see before you go to sleep? You probably have your smartphone on your bedside table, just like me. That is okay, but don’t let it steal your precious sleep! Lack of sleep can cause...

Morning exercise will kickstart your day

We all know that regular exercise is very important for a healthy body and mind. That is why I try to work out a few times a week. Recently I also started exercising every Saturday morning. Which is quite...

Lessons in waiting from my kids and Disney

In my blog about developing the habit of patience I mentioned the fact that - unfortunately - I am not a very patient person. Which is a very bad habit. The good news is that I am working on...

Blogs about reading

My Year of Rest and Relaxation – book review

My Year of Rest and Relaxation. I have to admit, the title is the main reason I picked it up. Wondering what it was about I started reading the summary on the back of the book. What I read...

Do you recognize these five types of bloggers?

Everybody can start a blog these days. Which is a good thing since it is perfect for training that focus muscle. After reading many of these blogs I discovered that there are basically five types of bloggers. And that...

Mr. Kaor and his mysterious letters

This morning I read the best article I have read all year. A bizarre and fascinating story about extreme focus and dedication. The story about the mysterious letters of Mr. Kaor combines: plain silliness, uselessness, focus and true dedication. It...

Real books will always beat e-books

Have you ever seen a beautiful old e-book? Guess not. For me the only real books are the printed, bound books. Especially old ones. They really come to life in your hands when you are reading them. Despite my...

Stop scrolling and start reading again

I used to be a reader. When the internet entered my life the digital screen replaced the paper book. Now I scroll, scan headlines, look at pictures and read short snippets of text on my device. I am having...

Ikigai: the happiness of always being busy – book...

I just finished reading: 'Ikigai, The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life’. What is it about? Should you read it? Did I find my ikigai? In this blog I will give you my personal opinion about the...

Blogs about writing

Haruki Murakami: success is talent plus focus and endurance

Curious about his work I recently started reading some books by the famous Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. Impressed by his writing I wanted to know more about the man. That is how I discovered that he is a talented...

Why all students should be blogging

Whenever I really want to understand a certain subject, I sit down and write a blog about it. Blogging is great for learning, practicing writing and participating in a network of other learners. I believe it should be part...

Warning! Read this before you start a blog

Are you thinking about starting a blog? Great idea! But read this blog first. You may change your mind. In my blog I give you the five questions you should ask yourself before you start a blog. If you...

Ten tips for beginner bloggers

As I wrote in one of my previous blogs: regular blogging is a great way to improve your skill to focus. I have been doing it for over 8 years now and I love the way the writing makes...

Tools for beginner bloggers

Blogging is a great way to express yourself and train that really important ‘focus muscle’. The creation part - especially of the written content - is the most important. However, to create a successful and good looking blog there...

The unexpected benefits of starting a blog

One of the most fun ways to really train your ‘focus muscle’ is to start blogging. Because writing a blog requires you to stop and think. It forces you to take your time, sit down and write. You will...

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