Thank you

Thank you means two things. There is the "thank you" that I say when you have been reading my mind, pushing the perfect buttons, saying exactly the right thing at exactly the right time. This is heartfelt, but it is also selfish, in that it is about my narrative and no one else's. And then…

BizChamp your business to success

The person you are is directly related to the five people you spend the most time with and your role models. Examine your friends and role models. If they are not in line with who you want to be, then something needs to change. The same goes for the books you read, the TV shows…

Marketing noise

In the Industrial Revolution, it used to be that media houses were only owned by big agencies, doing all the marketing work for other big companies. In the connection economy of the 4th Industrial Revolution together, everyone owns a media company, through social media. Marketing is no longer merely the work of giant organizations with…

Nostalgia is a basic human emotion

100 years from now, humanity will look back at our current era and will say: "This must be the era where humans discovered digital cameras. This is the era where selfies, self-stick, photobombing, pouting were invented. They even took pictures of their food." Today, humans take more pictures than ever before mainly because it is…

The magic word

No, it is not "please." It is "ego." I meet a lot of entrepreneurs who I think are confused, and the primary cause of their confusion is that they believe that money equals motivation. They believe that people will choose the best value. That people will buy what they need. That the best products and…

Our memories are in us

My dad passed a year ago.┬áIt was a difficult phase and year in my life. Every time I think of him, I think of the time we spent together, the time he took to go watch my brother and myself play soccer. But this helped me realize our memories are not in our things, our…

Do it with a clean heart

Do it with a clean heart. Because you can. Do it with a clean heart or don't do it at all. Don't do it to prove a point. Don't do it to get even. Trying to get even, drains you instead of the person you are trying to get even with. A pure heart is…

When does the water get hot?

So here is the thing about showers, hot water and cold water. If you want a hot shower, you will need to turn on the hot water a bit before you step inside. It can take a while for the hot water to rise up and clear the cold water from the pipes. So usually…

We were created to be loved

Most birds were created to fly. Being grounded for them is a limitation within their ability to fly, not other way round. As human beings, we were created to be loved. So for you to live as if you were unloved is a limitation, not the other way around. Living unloved is like clipping a…