Self Development

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Easy and stagnate or challenging and improve?

I find a common trend in business in which individual tend to praise themselves, how good they are and so on. Furthermore, the like to surround themselves with people that are less knowledgeable. This leads to stagnation and obsolescence. I prefer to be part of a team where I collaborate, look for new points of view, new approaches, new ways to learn and improve and then take the best the team has to create the optimal solution. Furthermore, I like to surround myself with people that challenge me to bring the best of myself, people that are more knowledgeable than me, so I can learn and improve myself.
Monday 12 June 2017

Life can be be like an iceberg

Many people often talk about how lucky successful people are, while they neglect to see the challenging work that the did to achieve their success. In this regard, we can compare life as an iceberg, where success is the tip of the iceberg above the water and the arduous work, setbacks, resilience, challenges, etc. are the 90% of the iceberg below the water.
Monday 12 June 2017

Your life: Events vs Reaction

We’ve seen it in many movies: Something really bad happens and somehow the hero comes and saves the day. We are the hero in our life and no matter what takes place we must find a way to get out of it and move toward where we want to be. Remember: For all practical effects, you are the real and only hero in your life, so the way you choose to react and what you choose to do will determine the outcome…
Thursday 08 June 2017

Where is your career taking you? Where is life taking you?

A person with a purpose knows what he/she wants and where to go. They are inspired, make things happen and achieve their goals. A person without a purpose just wonders around life and most of the times wondering why they are not as successful as others…
Thursday 08 June 2017

What about your business mission statement?

Many organisations, that have a mission statement, tend to just have it framed and mention it to new employee when they get hire. Besides that, it virtually never gets mentioned again. The organisation vision, values and mission statements are powerful tools to keep its workforce inspired and motivated. They provide a purpose and direction that translate into a more effective and productive business. How often does your organisation mission statement get mentioned?
Thursday 08 June 2017

How people become leaders

Becoming a leader is fairly easy. You only need to: Know who you are and what you want, and have a purpose in life. Be assertive and able to stand for what you believe in. Willing to take risks and learn from what does not work. Take responsibility for what you do. Understand your success is the combined effort of a lot of people around you. Know your knowledge is always very limited and willing to learn and adopt ideas from others. Acknowledge the people around you and give credit where credit is due. Able to listen to others and understand other points of view. Once you do all the above, especially the first one, people around you will look at you and will ask you what to do next. At this point, you are a leader.