Music to Perform at Peak Level

Summary: A short blog with my music to perform at peak level. Voor Nederlands, klik hier. Music helps me to start something new, to motivate me to get things done and to celebrate.  It helps me when in deep focus and while doing something repetetive. Below you’ll find 6 playlists with my favorite music when…

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My favorite Podcasts for You!

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Summary: This is an article with all my favorite episodes of podcasts of last couple of years. It will help you to learn and get insights in on various topics including communication, entrepreneurship and work-life balance. “Do you know a good Podcast to listen to, Freek?” This is a question people often ask me. In…

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Turning your Problems into Steppingstones

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Summary: We are living in busy and stressful times. That’s why we sometimes react too quickly to our troubles, problems or challenges. This article is about turning these problems into steppingstones in order to move further on. Voor Nederlands, klik hier. A Parable Once upon a time there was a traveler who was walking late…

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Make your Conflicts Productive!

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Summary: Although conflicts are inevitable in working and professional relationships, we tend to avoid them. This article is about the DISC productive conflict. It can help you to get insight on how you deal with conflicts more productively and effectively. The results are that you can get control over your own emotions and that you…

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A Perfect Day

Summary: To help you with your vision and purpose in life,  you can do the perfect day exercise. It will give you more clarity, focus and calmness to do the things that are important to you. Voor Nederlands, klik hier. In the weekend edition of a newspaper, an article is printed every week about the…

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A Solution for long-term Procrastination

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Summary: There are many techniques on how to deal with procrastination. It is often for (unpleasant) tasks with a deadline. This article is about how you can deal with tasks that are also annoying but do not have a deadline. Think of another job you would like to have or a relationship you can work…

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HOW you say Things

Summary: This article is about the Process Communication Model®. A model based on 6 different types of communication (personality types) within us, that can be used to manage stress, to communicate more effectively with others in harmony as you tune-in to the world of someone else. Voor Nederlands, klik hier. Last week I was on a…

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Do you dare to be vulnerable?

Summary: Being vulnerable is not something current in the technical world were minds are an important tool. The expression of feelings plays an important role by being vulnerable. This article is about the benefits of being vulnerable. It helps to resolve conflicts, to have better communication, relationships and to accomplish projects more successfully. Voor Nederlands,…

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Techniques for Engineers to be more Creative

Summary: As an engineer you find solutions to problems. It can happen that you’re stuck with a project and that you’re not advancing. This article will help you and your team to be more creative in finding new ideas and inspiration to move on and to be successful. Voor Nederlands, klik hier. An essential aspect…

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8 Essential Soft Skills for Engineers

Summary:  Next to technical skills, soft skills are essential in order to succeed as an engineer. In this article 8 soft skills are presented including tips on how to master these skills. Voor Nederlands, Klik hier. It was at the end of the last century. Together with a colleague I was sent to a conference…

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