Our rough edges

We all have our rough edges… which allow our beauty to shine even more! This may be the song Leonard Cohen never wrote, but in my head it fits right in there with “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” No day without night, no good without evil, no up…

A better approach to life

These two guys, Mike Mandel & Chris Thompson, have been part of my life since 4 years now. When I decided to train on Neuro-Linguistic Programming, I looked for info on-line and found their podcast. Hilarious infotainment, great content, so I was hooked. Often their explanations made the theory I was learning come to life.…

Childhood heroes

Who were your childhood heroes? Halfway point for my 4-week summer course, the Summer of Emotional Intelligence!, I asked the students this question. And now I am asking you. Who was your childhood hero and what specific skills did you admire in them? Write them down & think about it for a moment. The fun…

Late at night

Late at night when really you should sleep, you find your head is spinning with thoughts, and hours slip by. Or you wake up after your first sleep, 3 am or so & there you go… There are solutions, easy ones to learn, to stop that worry-train. You’re welcome to give me a shout for…

New Code NLP Life Coach certification day

New Code NLP Life Coach certification day in Sesimbra end of June 2018, working with co-student Emanuele. The 8-day Life Coach training by John Grinder and Michael Carroll was life-changing, eye-opening and, honestly, exhausting! These guys have unbelievable energy: most days we worked for 12 hours. A lot of practice, demonstrations by our teachers, explanations…

The quality of your life is determined by the quality of the questions you ask yourself – 3

I read Umair Haque’s HBR piece “How to have a year that matters” early 2013. Umair challenges the usual superficial New Year’s resolutions big time “… do you want to have a year that matters — or do you want to spend another year starring-slash-wallowing in […] mediocrity-slash-self-imposed tragedy?” I picked up the glove and…