My journey to reach my goal: Help 2 billion people.

Lessons from my running failure

Last Sunday I ran a 10k (km) race. I trained for it for the entire year, but especially after I quit my job and had the freedom to go whenever I wanted, I really trained for it. On race day itself, the sun was shining and with a nice 22 degrees Celsius it was a beautiful autumn day, a little…

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Learning to code

This post is titled: learning to code. So you might expect to read about why, how and when I did a programming course and what I learned from that. Well that is partly correct, and also a sign you understand my goal and that learning should be an integral part of reaching it. However, mostly this is a post about…

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Do I have a sugar intolerance?

Well, probably not. But a sugar-related incident did change the way I think about my relation with sugar. As far as I know I don't have any allergies and I don't know any foods that make me feel bad. Apart from an occasional hangover and stomach cramps after drinking too much alcohol. But I don't think that counts as intolerance…

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Customer service

Customer service
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Have you ever bought something, received it, were busy with something else, forgot about it, eventually did use it and were disappointed? Well, I had a few weeks ago. So, what does a normal person do when he or she is not happy? Right, they contact customer service and complain or ask or... well, I don't know, because I never…

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Keep asking “Why?”, a letter to my niece and nephew

Dear Esmee,Dear Davy, How are you doing? Hope you're doing fine. I know we don't see each other often. And I know that's mainly because I am "very busy". So you're probably wondering why I would write you a letter. Well, that's a great question! I wanted to talk to you about the innate curiosity and inquisitiveness you have as…

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Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting
"Although I'm not religious, I like the spiritual part of fasting." Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash

This year I read and heard about (intermittent) fasting for your health multiple times. The message mostly came from charismatic people working on their own health, but also from doctors and researchers. It wasn't completely new, as I saw a film about it on the BBC. Looking back that was in 2012 already. Wow, way longer than I thought. Anyway,…

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My priorities

My priorities
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When starting the newsletter for this blog, I set myself a goal: write at least one post each week. I have three reasons for doing this, which I will explore in a minute. But already in the fourth week, I failed. I still stand by my initial three reasons, but I have to put this blog into perspective: It's not…

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My favorite quotes

My favorite quotes
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I love quotes. OK, not all obviously. But generally quotes have the ability to confer emotions, wisdom or both in just a few words. I love the compactness and memorability of them. Although I often can't recite them exactly (probably a bug in my programming) they do evoke the emotion when I think of them or read them. I was…

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What’s the right diet for me?

What’s the right diet for me?
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Lately the world opens up to me in a lot of different ways. I guess as I'm opening up myself, other ideas are finally able to trickle in. It started with different ways you can view and use money, followed by the different mindsets you can have related to work and jobs. In that latter category I love the YouTube…

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The struggle for perfection

The struggle for perfection
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Good is good enough, and it isn't I'm a perfectionist. I struggle with releasing something into the world without looking at it from a million angles. Although I rationally know perfection is useless and too time-consuming, emotionally I can't let it go (yet). What if someone sees I forgot something obvious. It's something that I hoped to find advice on…

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