Category: Personal Growth

My ‘me too!’ stories and why they are important

We have all had them, these ‘me too!’ stories. You know, it happens when we see someone else do something we imagine would be fun doing ourselves. Being a musician, a writer, a reporter, a coach, an entrepreneur, … The list is endless. Most of the time these things remain just that, a wish that...

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Can you get rid of the messiness of life?

Simple answer: no. You can’t get rid of all of it … there will always be some mess. Fact. It’s like when you move house – you try to pack everything neatly into boxes, but some things don’t fit and you have to carry them separately or tied up with string. And when you get...

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Inconvenient boundaries

This morning I had a chat with a female friend of mine in Australia. She thanked me for being the only one of her male friends to like a post related to the rape case Brock Turner in the US. And she wondered why men, from what she observes, usually don’t react to these kind...

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#NotInMyName

The number one top headline topic in the news over the past week was about the recent attacks in Paris on the night of November 13 and the ensuing reactions of the world. The one we hear less about is the attack in Beirut, the day before. You might say that’s because Paris is closer to home than Beirut...

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Changing the world is easy

This is a little story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought that Anybody could...

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The truth about science

People who know me sometimes jokingly say that some of my typical quotes include “I’ve read an article about that” or “They’ve done research about that”. It’s true, you will regularly hear me say those sentences in random conversations. They reflect my interest and fascination with science. I’ve also met several people that seem to be...

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Perfect! The biggest roadblock to better

In the summer of 2012, while attending a Blue Economy summer school, I heard Gunter Pauli utter the quote: ‘Don’t let perfect stand in the way of better‘. It’s that quote that eventually led to this post. We’ve all encountered it multiple times in our lives. We have some great idea to solve an existing problem and one...

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