Are You Kind to Yourself?

One of my friends, a business psychologist, recently told me about the critical-friendly dimension. At first, I thought this was not new – I knew perfectly well that there are two attitudes in life: One friendly and one critical. Some people are predominantly optimistic and positive, and some people are predominantly pessimistic and negative. However, … Læs mere

Who Is Your Hero?

Sometimes, I’m asked who my hero is. I used to answer by naming a celebrity. Earlier on I would have mentioned Nelson Mandela, Richard Branson, Barack Obama or other well-known personalities. Then my answer gradually changed. I started answering that my hero is myself in 10 years. I am chasing myself as I will be … Læs mere

Do You Have the Courage to Commit?

Courage to Commit is what you show when you make a choice – and stick to it!   Often a certain level of risk is involved and therefore it is even more important to maintain your course. Young people don’t always have to wait till the right apartment, the right partner or the right education … Læs mere

How Do You Maintain Your Learning Agility?

Being Learning Agile means knowing what to do when you don’t know what to do.   Recognizing situations when you feel insecure will help you predict such situations and act in the most relevant way when they occur. We all encounter situations that make us feel insecure. The secret is to learn how to deal … Læs mere

How Do You Reinvent Yourself?

Why do you need to repeatedly reinvent yourself? Well, during a lifetime you evolve so significantly that keeping the same descriptors simply doesn’t make sense. You go through many different life phases and your self-perception is often lagging as regards your achieved new situation. You have to kill your darlings in order to proactively profit … Læs mere

What Is Your Life Ambition?

One of your greatest challenges in life is to make a living from what you care about – that which gives you deep satisfaction. When you reach this goal, you will feel on course and resilient. Your existential choice must at the same time be tough and fun in order to satisfy you deeply. Your … Læs mere

How does The Four-Leaf Clover work for you?

In my family we have a lot of sayings. One of them is “Do something”. This means that you need to take charge and move in a certain direction – not just wait and see what happens. Another is “both-and”. This means that very often it is not a question of doing either-or, but rather … Læs mere

Pain is temporary – quitting lasts forever!

Recently, my family and I had the pleasure of climbing Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest freestanding mountain, reaching Uhuru Peak at 5.895m. The magic combination of the full moon, the glorious sunrise, the view from the top of Africa, and the curve of the horizon was absolutely breathtaking. The adventure gave rise to the following key … Læs mere

What Life Phase Are You In?

I remember when I went to school I always imagined that some of my most competent friends would make it big someday. And now, when I occasionally meet them, the truth is obvious. Most people live average lives. That’s why it’s called average. During my 20 years as a headhunter I have had the privilege … Læs mere

Do You Dedicate 50% of Your Time to the Future?

Responsibility stems from Response Ability. When you are aligned with your future then you are able to act effortlessly. You enter a state of Relaxed Readiness, which enables you to act without great effort. You feel as if your reservoirs have been replenished – as if you have been re-energized from within. I try to … Læs mere