What If There Are No Alternatives? (And What You Can Do About It)

what if there are no alternatives?Do you hear yourself often asking: “What if there are no alternatives?” Or even worse: “What alternatives do I have?“

These are common questions. For a lot of people.

It is common, especially when people want to find alternative solutions to a problem that they want to solve. Or simply if they are frustrated because they cannot think of any alternatives.

Apparently it is normal to ask such questions, because we human beings (at least the modern version) have the tendency to see lots of negative aspects in a given situation.

It often feels like walking around in a forest during sunset. [Read more…]

Want to know what it takes to be a great communicator?

want to be a great communicatorOn my journey launching my own business since beginning of the year, I have to admit there are quite a few learning curves I have been going through.

Some of those learning teach me on a pure professional level and others, which also touch me on a personal basis. I am going to share with you today something which I should probably have written on my personal development plan earlier, but I have added it now.

What is it?

I am talking about being a great communicator.

Being a great communicator will help you (among many other things):

  • To improve your relationships,
  • To be understood,
  • To be more confident &
  • To have your voice heard. [Read more…]

When We Excel (and when not)

Education- When We ExcelWe grow up believing that school grades are one of the most important things on the planet to succeed.

Yet, when looking back now, the school grades certainly did not predict my success in life.

If I would have believed in them, I would be nowhere near where I am today, that is for sure.

I would probably not have gone abroad, I would not have had the courage to apply for some of the biggest European companies (and get accepted). Let alone to start a business. And blog about personal development.

How about you? [Read more…]

The Answer to “What is Self Esteem?” and Michael Jordan’s Top 5 Tips to Improve It

What is self esteemThere is a way for you to have more success and fulfillment in the work you do every day with a healthy level of self esteem.

Self esteem is one of the key elements to your progress in business as well as in private life. If you have enough of it, you will be proud of the work you do, you will try new things.

You will find out below what self esteem really is and how to improve your self esteem on the days when it is not going so well.

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The biggest barrier to personal improvement (and how to overcome it)

Personal improvement barrier _BLThe key to successful personal improvement is to make sure you manage your environment.

You see, in many books and on many blogs on self development including this one, there is a strong focus on you and your development, as only you can decide if and how you want to change.

However, there is more to it. We often neglect to consider the context in detail. Your surroundings and your community have to be the right fit. If not, you will struggle more to succeed.

What if I share with you how to overcome this big external barrier to personal improvement, so that it does not stand between you and your goals?

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Three great sources to answer the question “How can I get self confidence?”

how can I get self confidenceThe key to more self confidence is to make sure you use three simple sources of information: You, Questionnaires and Educational Media.

You see, many people want to have more self confidence, notably at work to face the daily situations and discussions with the superior or colleagues. More self confidence and better self esteem very often comes along with a positive attitude, more motivation and hence more energy to deal with challenging circumstances. And who does not want to have more energy? [Read more…]