While 2020 will go down in history as the Covid Year, it became my best year ever. In terms of business, spirituality, finance and my personal life. And if you were to ask me, why is that? Well, then all I can say is that I have done my inner work.Continue reading →
Your questions determine your answers, did you know that? The vaguer your questions, the vaguer your answers. This begs the question: "What are good questions, when writing is concerned?"
Let me give you an example from my personal life. A question that contains contrasts ensures that your answer offers clarity. Knowledge or Capability - what brings you further?
That is a question I've asked myself. I'm sharing my answer below:
I started writing at the age of three, and I haven’t stopped since. The order in which I used to write was led by the order in which people read. So, I always started with the title. That often took a lot of time to figure out, and had me doubting regularly, too.
Many entrepreneurs and professionals have resistance tegen schrijven. Ik zie dat en ik begrijp dat. Ik kan me nog als de dag van gisteren herinneren hoeveel weerstand – en dan druk ik me zachtjes uit – ik had tegen het schrijven van opstellen op de lagere school.Continue reading →
You're a solopreneur and you want to write a book. How do you do that? A simple question and a simple answer: just write. I can hear you thinking If only it was that easy! And you're right: it's not that easy. Continue reading →
Je bent ondernemer en je wil een boek schrijven. Hoe doe je dat? Simpele vraag, met een simpel antwoord: gewoon schrijven. Maar ik hoor je al denken “Was het maar zo makkelijk!” En gelijk heb je: zo makkelijk is dat zeker niet. Continue reading →
As a passionate solopreneur you have the best of intentions for your clients. You want to do all that is in your power to offer solutions… In your business texts you share enthusiastically what you have to offer. Writing about pain, such as problems, fears, and challenges is a different kettle of fish. Still, you are in fact short-selling yourself and your readers if you skip mentioning the pain they’re suffering. How does work, exactly? Continue reading →
Have you ever asked for feedback on online content that you’ve written, before you felt comfortable or were ready to publish it? A blog post perhaps, or a page for our website? An e-book or content for the promotion of a new product or workshop? And, has it ever happened to you that you got back so much feedback that was all useful, yet conflicting? Continue reading →
Ik laat er geen gras over groeien: ik hou van schrijven, ik hou van boeken schrijven en ik heb daar veel van geleerd. Het belangrijkste wat ik ervan heb geleerd is: dat je vooral los mag (nee, moet) laten hoe je denkt over… Continue reading →
Today, it is precisely 90 years ago that my mother was born. She passed away about 18 months ago, having lived an eventful, exciting, and fulfilling life. For me, she has always been a great example, and today I’ve posted this message on Facebook about her. However, I wish to address something else, based on my love and passion for words and language, and particularly since – for most of us – your mother has had an infinite influence on your use of language. Continue reading →