Tag Archives: Motivation

On learning Dutch (what helped me retain information)

Hello dear readers, I didn’t connect with you lately. I experienced loads of great changes in my personal life in the last 12 months that I’m very eager to share with you. One of the most important change is that I moved to The Netherlands since February this year, I have already 8 months since […]
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The effects of music on our wellbeing

Have you ever heard a song on the radio that was upbeat and melodic and perhaps took you back to a happy time in your life, maybe childhood? If so, then you have probably experienced the almost instant boost music can give our mood and outlook. On the other hand, if you’ve ever sat through […]
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Employee motivation

What drives you?   Historically, organizations have believed that compensation is the primary motivator for results, but scientific evidence suggests that the link between money, motivation, and performance is much more intricate. A new UNC Executive Development white paper, Motivation on the Brain – Applying the Neuroscience of Motivation in the Workplace, discusses the science behind motivation and […]
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On the construct of HOPE

We are amazing human beings. Why amazing? Because of the way we rebuilt hope and strength after a big failure. How are we so optimistic, so careful not to trip and yet do trip, and then get up and say “IT WILL BE OK”? What is that thing that propels us to get up after […]
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Why is FANTASY important in entrepreneurship

Why is FANTASY important in entrepreneurship? What if we live in a world where everybody can sprinkle magic liquids on the ground, where the start-ups can bear success whenever we want, where all types of instruments against the pain of failure would be sold at a bargain price? What if we all live in a […]
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On getting things done

What SMALL STEP can motivate others and yourself to complete tasks Imagine this: In one sunny day (very possible in Belfast) you and your friend meet up for a coffee. After you order and pay for your drinks, the waiter hands you a loyalty card and explains to you that every time you buy a […]
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Building GOOD WORK relationships

Building GOOD WORK relationships How good are the relationships that you have with your colleagues? According to the Gallup Organization, people who have a best friend at work are seven times more likely to be engaged in their jobs. And it doesn’t have to be a best friend: Gallup found that people who simply had a […]
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Work SMARTER, not harder – tips to overcome interruptions

These days, technology is meant to help us to work smarter, not harder. But this is only true, if we have already built up the productivity habits. What does it mean for you to work smarter and being productive?  When I think about productivity, my mind goes immediately in the direction of interruptions. How many […]
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5 useful habit forming tips

Motivation is a major key to sustaining behaviours but other tricks and tips can help. These include: 1. Get the right support from the significant other.  When delivering seminars and workshops, one of the most common comments I hear is this: “I wish my partner could hear this.” We all have this motivation and sense […]
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Goal Liberation

The story of two heads 1. Did you ever make a list with everything you have to do during the day and then you felt so good that you HAD to take a break? 2. Did you ever attend a productivity seminar and you felt so productive and motivated, even though you didn’t produce anything? […]
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