How Surroundings Can Radically Change Your Life And Business Perspectives
Why are you heading in that direction? And do you have the flexibility to respond to rapid change, if necessary?
I’m the real-life example of how surrounding yourself with inspiring people, in different countries, can make a significant impact on your business and personal life. At the age of 45, I started to build a new network of inspiring people and entrepreneurs around me - resulting in a drastic life change and the takeover of CoworkParadise at 51. A company with a purpose and a vision that is identical to my own.
Let me explain the impact of this change on how I look at businesses - and even life itself.
Before I owned CoworkParadise - a company specialized in business mastermind retreats - I was already interested in connecting with different people and learning from other cultures all over the world. However, until I was 45, I never changed my routines and just worked in different (leadership) roles in The Netherlands.
During that period, in 2013, I noticed that the world was changing and saw newer generations entering our workforce - most of them with a totally different mindset. A way of thinking that’s more creative, more activistic, and more cross-functional - across borders. Inspiring!
This has helped me realize that this new mindset, combined with new technologies and a potentially global market, it is much more important to focus on your (company) compass. Why are you heading in that direction? And do you have the flexibility to respond to rapid change, if necessary? Zooming out every now and then - taking some time physically away from your business - can unlock new ideas and insights that help you and your business move forward.
Taking this time for myself has moved me to take over CoworkParadise.
And I’ve made it my personal mission to provide the perfect mixture of conditions to help you discover new land and make inspiring connections with a diverse group of entrepreneurs in similar stages of business. Let your surroundings move you - join in on one of our 3-week mastermind experiences, specially designed for leaders!