I’m a bestselling author, goal coach and creator of Journal for Busy People.

 

I help early stage entrepreneurs create a productivity system so they can intentionally set and achieve their ambitious goals.

 

I’ve never been lazy or a couch potato that would be just hoping for success to come.

 

I graduated from a top university (MSc Business Strategy), speak three languages, launched my business while working full-time, travelled a bunch…  

 

But…

 

I was directionless. It’s like when you want to achieve something big but not sure WHAT and definitely have no clue HOW. 

 

Yep, that was me. 

 

That’s why I was sleepwalking through my choices and aimlessly jumping from one activity to another. 

 

  • I was ambitious, yet lost. 
  • I was willing to do the work, yet I didn’t know where to start.
  • I wanted more than I already had but I seriously had absolutely no idea what to do.
 

I was demanding more and more from myself:
“How come you don’t know?! Why have you just wasted another day?! Life is too short…”

 

It hit me. It hit me hard. 

To cope I started journaling. 

 

Once I figured out how journaling helps reach CLARITY and become SELF-EFFICIENT, I wrote a book on Bullet Journaling that became a bestseller. 

 

Bestseller? 

 

YASS! And this is where it all clicked for me!

 

I took it one step further and created THE JOURNAL FOR BUSY PEOPLE.

 

 

Now, I help individuals get clarity on what they want so they can reach their full potential and stop questioning whether they can achieve all their goals because they will.

 

  • “I see the value in coaching but let me just try to DIY everything first. I just don’t have the budget for it”.⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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The sad truth is, some of us don’t realize the power of investing. ⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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I get it. I myself was cheaping out on courses and coaches because good coaches are an investment. ⁣
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I would much rather spend my time searching for free advice and cheaper options than working on my business. ⁣
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Until I got really fed up with myself and decided that I was GOING TO afford it. ⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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I was listening to a book ‘You are a badass at making money’ where the author shared: ⁣⁣
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“If it doesn’t scare the crap out of you, you don’t want it bad enough”.⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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I’ve DECIDED to want it bad enough. I was no longer there to play small. I was there to make it work. ⁣
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Sounds easy? ⁣
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I was terrified to hire a coach and invest in courses because it was still a lot of money to me and you never know in advance if it’s a high return investment but I thought: ⁣
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“How can I expect big things happen to me if I’m not ready to play big?"⁣
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"How can expect someone to invest in my services and if I am not investing in myself?”⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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And you know what happened?⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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Not only that I got paying clients but also the money came to me from the least expected sources. ⁣
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It’s called the power of investing. ⁣
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Money is the energy: you will get back 2x more than what you’ve invested in. ⁣
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You can never expect to reach ‘a serious level’ if you are holding onto your money and refuse to take bold actions. ⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
Tell me, what holds (held) you back from investing in yourself? ⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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Disclaimer: In this post I’m sharing my personal experience and NOT giving any financial counseling. ⁣⠀⁣⠀⁣
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  • Saying Yes when your answer is No⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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I used to be a people pleaser.⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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But I would NEVER describe myself that way because I thought: ⁣⁠⁣⁠
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"I don't want to please people, but I just don't want to offend anyone or hurt people's feelings.⁣"⁣⁠⁣⁠
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What's the difference though 🙈​⁣⁠⁣⁠
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My conflict strategy was conflict avoidance. ⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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I would much rather agree than go down the path of confronting people with saying NO.⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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I'm still suffering from being a YES girl but much less so.⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Because... ⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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I figured that it's not only personal but also cultural:⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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I live in The Netherlands, and I've noticed that people here are direct and efficient. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁠⁣⁠
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They consider it polite to honestly assess your abilities and communicate it.⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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So, when they cannot do it, they answer: ⁣⁠
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No I cannot.⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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They don't even add "sorry" because from their point of view:⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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⁣⁠⁣⁠what do I apologize for? I haven't done anything wrong. I just cannot do that right now. ⁣⁠⁣⁠That's it. ⁣⁠
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To their mind, it's polite and much more respectful to be upfront with what you want / can do than ending up not doing it or worse - building up the inner resentment.⁣⁠
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I once shared that I didn't say No because I felt bad. ⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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They got really confused: "Why didn't you just say you couldn't do that?"⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Got me thinking... ⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Yes indeed, why? It's just three simple words:⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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No⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Cannot⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
[I'd still add the fouth though: "sorry"]⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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What do you think about this kind of approach?⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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  • Finding the right mentor is such a slippery slope...⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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I realized the true power of coaching only when I became one. ⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Still, I often debate with myself whether a coach is worth my financial and time investment.⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Recently I've hired a coach. I had the same questions: ⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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"Maybe I can still do that alone?"⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
"Maybe I don't really need one?"⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
"Maybe I can progress myself?"⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Honestly, answers to all these three questions are ⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
✔️ Yes⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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✔️ Yes ⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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The problem I've discovered with these questions is that they aren't right to ask. ⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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The real question here is:⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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"Am I ready to spend years / months figuring it all out myself? Or will I rather pay someone to save me pain and show me a faster way?"⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Essentially, I'm asking here what's more important time or money?⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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  • They say: “You need this and that to start a business”. You do quick math and get discouraged to even try.⁠⁣⁠..⁣⁠
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My own clients often come to me overwhelmed:⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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- “I haven’t had any clients yet but tell me, how to make contracts?”⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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- “I don’t know my niche yet but what email marketing platform to invest in?”⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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- “I need to hire a photographer and make my feed aesthetic.”⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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We hear a lot of noises. ⁣⁠
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We hear more experienced coaches share their experiences. ⁣⁠
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We look at our peers, and they seem to be using all the tools, having it all figured out...⁣⁠
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So, we automatically assume that we need it all too.⁠⁣⁠ Immediately. Well, I mean yesterday. ⁣⁠
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While those noises might be sensible, they are relevant to THEIR businesses at THEIR stage. For your business right now, it might be not necessary. ⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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In my language we say: “Smart people learn from their mistakes; wise people learn from the mistakes of others”.⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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Meaning I definitely encourage you to be responsive and listen to the experience of others.⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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However, be constantly asking yourself: ⁣⁠
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“Given my budget, my business model and my goals, do I need this?”⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠
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  • “I've been scrapping and replanning my business model for a while now. Still, I'm in the planning stage of my business”.⁠⁣⁠
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- Your friends tell you: “Yes this business idea sounds reasonable!” but do they really mean it?⁠⁣⁠
- You’re angry with yourself because you’ve pivoted waaay too often.⁠⁣⁠
- You’re reaching out for help in Facebook groups... ⁠⁣⁠
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Still, you're wondering: “WHERE TO START?” ⁠⁣⁠
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I myself was consuming a lot of content, binge-watching tons of Youtube videos... ⁠⁣⁠
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Still, I hadn’t started my business. And I didn’t know why. ⁠⁣⁠
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One day I said to myself: “Maybe a coach will help. I’m going to look for one!”⁠⁣⁠
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I committed my time to the search and doing my due diligence:⁠⁣⁠
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Some of the coaches didn’t come across trustworthy or weren't operating from the place of integrity.⁠⁣⁠
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Others seemed credible and engaged but were beyond my budget.⁠ ⁠⁣⁠
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Do you think I went ahead and hired one? ⁠⁣⁠
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Naah, I got back into “I can do it myself”. ⁠⁣⁠
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Aaand I got even more confused and overwhelmed because I had already been sitting on the idea for so long that I started questioning the validity of it:⁠⁣⁠
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"Maybe what I am doing doesn't make sense at all?"⁠⁣⁠
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I sensed that my whole business was under danger of survival because the chances were I might not be able to overcome my next dip alone. ⁠⁣⁠
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That was the moment when I took the leap of faith and hired a coach. ⁠⁣⁠
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Have you ever felt stuck at the planning stage of your business? ⁠If yes, what do you need to move forward? ⁠⁣⁠
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  • “I’m struggling to find the energy to work on my business when I get home after working 13 hours”.⁣⠀
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This comment got left by a very inspiring lady under my post on Facebook (don’t have her on Instagram to tag).⁣⠀
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There were days I couldn’t wait until after my 9-5 to work on my business. When I did get home though, I was drained out after the whole day of solving SOMEONE ELSE’S problems. I didn’t have as much energy to solving mine.⁣⠀
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I’ve spent tons of time trying to⠀
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- get a plug and play tool how others are doing that⁣⠀
- discover the magical secret how to manage it all⁣ ⠀
- put my business off because I just didn’t know how to approach it⁣.⠀
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It all was with good intentions. I genuinely thought that there must be something! Something that would help me because it cannot be just that hard. ⁣⠀
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The brutal truth is, THERE’S NO SHORTCUT TO REACHING YOUR GOALS. ⠀
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The sooner you start, the sooner you become successful. ⁣⠀
The only secret I’ve discovered is to stop trying to figure out everything yourself. There are a lot of coaches and mentors out there that can help you uplevel your game and save you a bunch of time and pain. ⁣⠀
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If you need to gain insights on your particular situation, DM me to schedule a free clarity call with me. ⁣⠀
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