On the 25th of September the launch of ‘Who’s at the table’, a series of interviews with inspiring leaders and entrepreneurs by The Round Table of Life, took place. We’ve had a wonderful afternoon, starting with lunch at Restaurant Fleurie and an interview with Alan Seale at the 17th century church in the heart of Bloemendaal. If you weren’t able to join us, but are interested in the main part of the interview, you can find it here. A big thank you to everyone who joined and especially to Guy Kerstens who created these beautiful videos!
The next WATT is coming Wednesday November 23rd where I will be interviewing Josine Peters, General Manager of The School of Life on Culture within organisations. Let me know if you would like to join us!
Just before New Years, the news got out that three big retail chains in The Netherlands went bankrupt. The largest one had 10.000 employees, who all went into 2016 without a job. This is something that is not just happening to them, but also to their husbands and wives, children, parents, friends, suppliers, you name it. The funny thing is, that this is an example of companies where things went wrong, while the last century we’ve been quite well capable of managing our businesses, departments and processes. It depends on how executives are capable of flowing with all that happens and their capacity for awareness of what wants to happen when times get harder. Lately though, it seems like more and more companies, organizations and even people are slipping away, which is to my feeling just the outer layer of the problems. So how do you master a wave like this?
Sometimes it can be very hard to keep on standing. Especially when you are working on something that is trying to reach form, coming from this intangible idea. I’m sure a lot of entrepreneurs went through this. Having an idea, a dream, and making it something to work with, is giving your idea a form. It is about manifesting. In this process a lot of things happen. The key here is, to stay really close to yourself and listen to that inner voice, your gut feeling. Most successful business entrepreneurs already work that way.
Oh my…making things public is what I’ve been doing these last seven years. All, but myself. And now I have to make this blog public, otherwise it doesn’t count. I can blog as much as I like, but without communicating it, it’s still safe and under the radar. So I have to push the ‘send’ button and fully show up! Amazing how difficult small steps can be.
Do you remember your first step at all? Walking those little feet of yours? I certainly don’t. But it was the first of many ‘manifestations’ to follow. So, as of now, I would like to introduce ‘Manifestation Day’! Big or small steps, it doesn’t matter, just make sure you keep walking. It’s the only way to come closer to any goal you set yourself. And do remember it’s not about the goal itself, but the path towards it. After all, if you choose to sit at the table, you might as well enjoy the meal!