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…

It Will Never Be the Right Time

  As I’m travelling and talking to people, the biggest excuse I hear from people is that it’s not the right time. It’s as if there’s going to be some magical moment when all their ducks are in a row and that’ll be the time to make a decision. I hate to burst your bubble but it doesn’t happen that…

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.…

The POWER of KARMA

  Today’s conversation is quite spiritual but I really love the principle of karma. Karma is an Eastern methodology that means what you give, is what you receive. I believe if you’re not getting what you want out of life it’s because you haven’t given life enough to receive what you want. A guy left the corporate world to start…

The Blueprint

  If you want your outward world to change then the first thing you need to change is your inner world. Nothing will change outside of you until you change. The analogy I like to use is that of a house. Let’s say you have a piece of land that you want to develop on. Before you build the house,…

No matter how impossible, you CAN live your DREAMS

  Four years ago when I was still in corporate I had a dream that people told me was impossible. That dream was, never ask somebody for a vacation. It didn’t seem possible but what’s amazing is that four years later I can write to you while traveling. It hasn’t been easy and that’s why I want to remind you…

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