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Tony Robbins and the power of small changes

Last night I watched a documentary on Netflix called Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru.

In the documentary we follow Tony Robbins during his yearly “Date With Destiny” seminar.

What starts like a typical American infomercial for a likewise typical American feel-good seminar takes a twist when we witness how lives are changed and saved with just a few questions.

Like the title says, Tony Robbins is not the guru that tells you how to live your lives. But he is a master in psychology that is able to ask the right questions and make people find the answers themselves to improve their lives.

There are more than a few inspiring moments in the documentary.

One of the things that struck me is the wisdom of Tony Robbins when he states that whatever happened to us in the past, whatever damaged us or influenced us, we should not suppress these things or blame them. Instead, we use them to give us strength and motivation. Tony’s own history and other testimonials in the documentary proof how this can give you strength and energy instead of letting it get you down.

The second part that I keep from this documentary is that it actually not so hard to give new meaning and energy to your life. This is all very relative off course, but what I mean is that once you know what to do or change, you will find the energy inside you. Change can come overnight.

I hope many people will see this documentary and find inspiration from it.

Fascinated by this man Tony Robbins, I also started reading his book: Awaken the Giant.

As always you can find more about this book and my views on it in the books section.

Tips for the coffee addict

I’ve talked a lot about productivity tricks, but what is productivity without coffee?

It is said that software developers are machines that convert coffee into code. But also in other sectors, not much is getting done before the first cup of Joe.

Here are a number of tips to feed your caffeine addiction.

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The ripple effect

Why your goals are too small

Is there anyone you know that has huge goals and ambitions? I’m not talking about celebrities but people you know personally.

I don’t know many, if any.

And even of our friends that have modest goals we often think they are over-ambitious.

 The fact is that our goals and dreams are much too small. 

People tend to strive for things that are within reach and then underestimate the work it takes to get there.

And when they don’t reach their goals because they don’t put in enough effort, they get demotivated and the next time they will set even smaller goals.

It’s not just you. It’s also me, it’s our parents, our managers, our business leaders and politicians. Our religious leaders, our guidance counsellors, our teachers, ….

The easier our life gets, the harder it seems. Continue reading

10 notebooks to help you organise your life

If you read my other post, you will know that planning is important to keep your life organised.

Here are 10 notebooks that can help you to stay on track.

1. Freedom planner

Freedom Planner

The Freedom Planner is a powerful notebook that includes a monthly and weekly planner and daily schedule. All schedules are undated so you can start using it at any day of the year. Continue reading

The snowball

I’ve just finished the book: The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder.

I wrote a small review in my Books section for those interested in this book.

My next book will be How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams.

Feel free to recommend more books via the comments.

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