Relationships, Self

Thank you to my brother

When your brother is only two years older than you, then you are almost certain you will have a healthy competition. You play, you joke and fight and you tease and challenge each other. Once you reach a certain age, you also (slowly) learn how to give compliments. Today, my brother Sheraz has become 31. Time […]

Impact, Relationships

When Your Work Is Your Art

Some people work for the money, other people work for the fame. There is more to work for, though. You’ll get the real benefit when you work to give. Like the artist Teitur. In his popular TED Talk, this is what he says about work: ‘Singing is sharing. When you sing, you have to know what you’re talking about […]

Impact, Relationships

The 80/20 Rule in Leadership: Three Actions That Determine Employee Behavior

Lifestyle entrepreneurs live by the 80/20 rule: do the 20% of activities that result in 80% of the results. In a life of more, maximizing output with limited resources is key. You can apply the rule almost everywhere. From exercising to learning, from meditation to creating your very first e-book. While co-reading ‘Discover Your Talents‘ by Paul ‘t Mannetje […]


How Do You Treat People You Don’t Really Need?

‘You can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she treats the waiter.’ As I have worked in the restaurant business since the age of 14, I know how true and important this life lesson is. The waiter rule states that ‘how others treat the waiter is like a magical window into the […]

Impact, Relationships, Self

On Being Generous: The 6P-Model

Last week, we asked Seth Godin about his thoughts on how to step up without being seen as a show off. His asnwer was straightforward: ‘when your work is generous’ (instead of selfish, people see it as stepping up instead of showing off). How do we create generous work? We make sure to always follow […]