A Simple Technique to Make Your Day (and Someone else’s) Better

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The reason for this article is the book “How to make friends and influence people” by Dale Carnegie. He describes 40 principles for a better and happier life, for example, by trying to see somebody else’s viewpoint. My article is about another principle: Smile! How you can smile easier for real and what are the benefits of smiling.

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Happiness is simple to GRasP

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My very first article I ever wrote is about happiness. It is one of my favorite topics and in this article I will give you an easy technique to find it. I wrote the original article on January 1, 2015, translated into English on January 6th, 2017 and it was updated on February 25, 2020.

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How to have more Courage in Life

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Summary: Do you do have to do something challenging today? A presentation, an important conversation? Do you have a difficult challenge that you are afraid of? This article is about courage, how you can find courage and how you can develop it. Voor Nederlands, klik hier. “That was courageous of you, Freek.” This is what…

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Can my Why Change?

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Your Why is your contribution and the impact thereof on the world. In this article I answer a question I recently received during a Why workshop: “Can my Why change?”. In this article I answer this question and tell you about what can change.

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Do you want more real connections as well?

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Summary: In November 2018 it is estimated that we are with 7.7 billion people on this planet. Maybe you did not know it yet, but we are all connected to each other. This article is about how you can become more aware of the connection you have with others so that you can communicate more…

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The Haka is More than a Little Dance

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Summary: In this article I explain the power of a Haka workshop and how the Haka can be used as an instrument for more leadership, connection or self-confidence to experience and share more happiness. Voor Nederlands, klik hier. For several years, I have been giving Haka workshops throughout the Netherlands and Belgium. I come to…

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Going beyond Perfectionism in 6 Steps

Going beyond Perfectionism in 6 Steps

Perfectionism: Extreme or obsessive striving for perfection, as in one’s work. -Webster’s New World College Dictionary Voor Nederlands, klik hier. This article is about perfectionism and how to deal with it. I have decided to write it in one stretch and not to take days (or weeks) for it. Also, I will not let anyone…

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Get out of your head!

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. We engineers love to use our head. It helps us to think structured and analytical. Also, it helps to make calculations, to model, make lists and predict outcomes. The command line [If…then…else] is one of the first things I learned programming in BASIC. This is also one of the lines in our…

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Time to recharge! (part 1)

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This is part 1 of an article on how to recharge when you’re running low on energy and need a break. It contains 8 tips which you can apply right away!

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7 ways to listen better

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. One of the 100 ways to experience more joy and happiness is to listen.  A translation of listening into Latin is “audire”. It means the ability to hear and hearing clearly. It is more than sitting back and boarding your own train of thought while someone talks to you . It requires…

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