Difficult people are everywhere, and they think they are easygoing. Strategies to stay sane.

Yes, you read correctly. Lots and lots of people out there hard to please, deal or live with. In your job, at school, in all areas of life where there is a community. A quick glance at any social media reveals scores of them complaining about how they are misunderstood, how they are "true", or … Continue reading Difficult people are everywhere, and they think they are easygoing. Strategies to stay sane.

Anatomy of a creator

Those who write a lot read a lot. Those who compose a lot of music, listen to a lot of music. To produce, you must take in a lot, digest and release it back in the world. I would go so far in saying that you need to take in way, way more than you … Continue reading Anatomy of a creator

Inspiration: don’t banalize a powerful word.

Much has been said lately about inspiration. To inspire. "Good leaders inspire others!" "To lead is to inspire!" "Cultivating inspiration!" "Ten hacks to be inspirational!" The reason why everyone writes about inspiration, and how to be more inspirational, and how it is such a killer trait, is because YOU CAN'T BE INSPIRATIONAL AT A WHIM. … Continue reading Inspiration: don’t banalize a powerful word.

From spontaneous to structured and back: a journey in public speaking

I'm in academia for ten years now. Many, many joyful, tearful and suckful experiences. Academia, for those that never got into it, it's a strange mixture of work, school and bar. You work a lot, learn a lot and drink and party a lot. As you would expect such an explosive mixture bear many gifts … Continue reading From spontaneous to structured and back: a journey in public speaking