Growing a New Mind & Life

“From Breakdown to Breakthrough; From Setback to Comeback”. In the beginning of the year I wrote these words on a (physical) notepad that is permanently on my desk. Little did I know what setback will come my way so early in the year.

Last week I received the news that I urgently need open heart surgery for a triple or quadruple bypass. The procedure will mow be done this coming week. Continue reading Growing a New Mind & Life


Time for Business?

How is business?

Sitting at a coffee shop with a friend I was asked some business advice. He has recently left his previous company and considers “doing his own thing” in the people services sector. In my interpretation this means he would like to offer a service (value proposition) and get paid for it (profit). In the process he will need to identify and understand the needs “out there” in the target market, develop the service in order to address the need effectively, and put the processes in place to sell and deliver. Continue reading Time for Business?


Navigating Uncertainty

I recently sat in a planning session with a couple of leaders. We started by connecting and sharing about the mind space we are in. Instead of predominant excitement as you would normally expect at the beginning of a new year, we heard stories of real tragedies and challenges – hospitalisations of loved ones, death, and economical setbacks. There were also some hope-giving and inspiring testimonies, but they were few and far between. Our lives have changed radically, and so has our way of life. Continue reading Navigating Uncertainty


The Wealth of Peace

I recently came to a point where I was confronted by the amount of stress and inner turmoil I experienced – Covid-19, lots of changes and challenges. It stole my peace and joy; my nights became restless, I struggled to connect deeply with myself and my loved ones, and was blind to the beauty life has to offer. And suddenly I had this longing, a deep inner cry for peace, deep inner peace. Without peace life is so much harder… Continue reading The Wealth of Peace