Courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy.
Silence helps bring us back to a place of rest and clarity – away from the noise of the world
It is a never-ending list of ‘’shoulds”. It distracts your mind and makes you feel overwhelmed.
This idea originated from Stoic philosophers. Instead of focusing on what you want to achieve, focus on what you want to avoid at all costs.
When small wins build on top of each other over time, momentum will gradually build up and help each “cycle” spin faster and faster.
They focus on themselves, interrupt others, turn conversations back to themselves, and are blinded to the needs of others.
Burning your boat is an act of courage that makes it impossible to return to an earlier situation.
Productivity guilt is the nagging feeling that you are not creating, achieving or working hard enough.
Mistakes are are often the result of an obsession with perfection
“Mudita?” is the principle of taking sympathetic or unselfish joy in the good fortune of others.
Accept people into your life purely on humanity and character and not nationality or similarity.
It has changed parts of me. I see the pandemic as a moment to reconnect with what is essential in my life.
Generous listening is the ability to truly understand another person by listening with your mind and body.
Being an entrepreneur takes time. Quitting won’t speed it up.
Never admitting mistakes, criticizing others and being vague about your feelings.
Our thoughts are incredibly powerful. Our thoughts bring us down or lift us up. How we think about things literally changes everything!
Negative thoughts are the past trying to occupy the present and the future. These thoughts do not represent the present reality.
Conditional happiness is the shortest path to misery. I will be happy when I meet a specific outcome is not going to make you happy.
We will benefit from being honest with ourselves about uncertainty, difficulty and moving forward.
Anything that does not bring tranquillity and peace to your life is clutter.
No need to understand what perfection looks like, focus on what better looks like.
“Uitwaaien” means to go out into nature as a way of clearing your mind.
We can dislike aspects of someone, yet still love the whole person and focus on their positive qualities.
Winning is not the only thing that matters — what you learn about yourself and life during the process, is far more important.
I don’t like the term “new normal. I prefer to see it as an opportunity to change, reimagine and create.
The art of questioning your own biases, beliefs and experiences.
The goal is not to be perfect. The goal is to be better than before.
We are happiest and most effective when our minds cease to be time travellers and stay focused on the here and now.
We become what we expose ourselves to – who we hang out with, what we listen to and how we define success.
Avocado toast is not the problem. It is about unnecessary expenses that prevent us from achieving our financial goals.
Seeking status and looking rich is an expensive game to play. Participation isn’t required.
Being humble is not being afraid to be naive. Allow the other person to teach you something new.
You have to do both. Otherwise, your goals will not have any value.
No relationship is more important than the relationship you have with yourself.