Where Your Energy Goes, Success Flows

  I was speaking to a German on the Germany leg of my European tour and I asked him, “How is it that Germany is known for its precision? How are you guys so good at getting things right?” He said, “It’s because we know how to focus and what to focus on.” It made me realise that where our…

Take Responsibility of Your LIFE

  I just got back from an extended trip in Europe and what’s so nice about being in another culture is seeing their different fundamental ways of doing things. It made me think about if the way we’re thinking and doing things here in South Africa is the right way. I think there’s a sense of entitlement that we have…

Becoming Independent

  Today I’ve got a guest, Judith, who I met here in Croatia. She’s 20 years old and travelling on her own. Laurens: “So, being an independent girl, what would you say to someone striving to be more independent?” Judith: “It’s important to know who you are. You can’t be independent if you don’t know that. You can only find…

Taking Back Control of Your Life

  How can we stop letting what happens outside of us, from infecting our internal side? Maybe someone you like has been cold to you, or your boss said something that’s just killed your confidence. Today I want to give you 3 tips on how you can build internal resilience so that when things happen outside of your control, they…

Break the Rules that Don’t Serve You

  While rules have their place, breaking rules can liberate you from their expectations. When we have a rule in place and things don’t happen according to the rule we become disappointed. So what I want to challenge you guys on today is having less stringent rules. There’s a guy who had quintuplets (5 kids at the same time), and…

You are Blessed and Highly Favoured

  I’m on the last day of my Belgium adventure and what’s made this trip so amazing is that I got to see a special cousin of mine, David. About six years ago David got paralyzed from the neck down because a tree fell on him during an intense storm. This is the guy who played six sports, piano, loved…

The Value of Curiosity

  I recently learnt how curiosity is such a valuable part of success. As soon as you think you know it all you’re getting into a trap. When I catch myself doing it, I remind myself that I need to be curious, like a child trying to figure everything out. During a recent workshop with a corporate client I noticed…

How to use your drive for greatness

  If there’s one thing that can help us overcome and achieve what we thought was impossible, it’s drive. When you have the drive and motivation to do something, very few people can stop you. There’s two types of drive that affect every person. The drive to avoid pain. The drive to attain pleasure. We all want to drive towards…

Rewarding the right behaviour

  While I’m on my trip across Europe I’ve come across something that’s really powerful. In order to change your life you’re going to have to give yourself rewards for the right behaviour. Take dogs for example. If we want dogs to stop doing something, we punish them. If we want the dog to do something more we reward him.…

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