#Careerlion Development

As a #careerlion, it is very important to continue developing yourself. However, how do you find the time and place to do all that? We have mentioned in the past some tools that we use throughout our blogs. However, we have not yet dedicated a post on the tools you could use to further develop yourself in addition to your already busy lifestyle. Today, we will cover some of these tools.

Books I’m bringing to Iceland and the US

When you’re reading this, I am enjoying a long-awaited trip to Iceland and the United States. To me, a trip isn’t complete without bringing some books. Not only is it great entertainment during airport transfers or on the plane (hello eight hour flights), I also love to wind down in the hotel room in the evening and read. Today I am sharing my book choices for this holiday with you and how they made the shortlist!

What to Buy on Ali Express For #Careerlions

This week will be dedicated to my beloved Ali Express. Someone, our dear friend Rianne, got us hooked and I haven’t been able to stop ordering ever since she introduced this marvellous website to me. While I think Ali Express is dangerous for every shopaholic out there, I do think that they have the perfect items for #careerlions. In my opinion, Ali Express can be difficult if you don’t know exactly what you are looking for. However, when you do and you have patience (it could take anywhere from 1 week to several months to arrive) it is absolutely brilliant. Just don’t expect to buy a last-minute gift or something to bring on holiday here. Today a list of my recommendations to shop on Ali Express.

Autumn Reads For #Careerlions

This week I will share with you the books that I currently have on my autumn reading list. Inspired by the autumn weather that we are currently experiencing in the Netherlands. It makes me want to curl up on the couch or chair with a good book, tea, and snacks. While reading in the sun has its charms, so does rainy weather while being grateful that you are nice and cosy inside. If anything, there is nothing I hate more than being in the rain. Wondering which books to order for the plentiful rainy days to come? Then look no further and find some suggestions in today’s blog.

Five things they don’t teach you in university

Oh yes, September has arrived. Some of you might just have started a new semester at university or college and some of you are working. In addition, some of you might be in the limbo space between the first two. For those in the last group, this blog post is dedicated to you. When I just started out with my first full-time job, there were a few things I wasn’t prepared for. Simply, because nobody tells you these in university or college. If you’re curious to know what I’ve learned and wish I would have known earlier, keep on reading!

How To Be Happy Review For #Careerlions

As I mentioned in my review on Notes on a Nervous Planet, I recently purchased How To Be Happy by Eva Woods. I usually get my books via Amazon.co.uk, as book prices in England can be significantly lower than in the Netherlands. The shipping costs are not bad at all and I find that it is a great way to add to my book collection. Especially pre-ordering cookbooks by Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson. How To Be Happy is one of the first fiction books that I have read in ages. It was on sale and the reviews were great. Also, the topics discussed are very current and near to my heart. In today’s blog, I will provide you with my review of the book as well as some incredible insights and my take on the devastating topics in the book.

How to Overcome Obstacles

The past year has been quite turbulent. Lots of happy stuff happened, but I also had to deal with a number of disappointments concerning my health. The latest one being my blood results that came back with some rather negative values. My go-to book, whenever I am disappointed, is Ryan Holiday’s The Obstacle Is The Way.

Notes On A Nervous Planet Review For #Careerlions

This week, my order from Amazon arrived with a bunch of fabulous of books. Among them was a copy of Notes On A Nervous Planet by Matt Haig. A number one bestselling author, who wrote Reasons To Stay Alive and How To Stop Time among others. It was such a good read that I was not able to put it away. I finished the book in less than two evenings after work. The book addresses psychological issues as a result of the modern world. How everyone in these circumstances is prone to psychological issues with the demands of the modern world. Today, I will share with you my thoughts on this book and my favorite insights from this book.

Sneak peek into shopping like a #girlboss

Oh goodness, last week I got my little sneak peek into being a #girlboss, as I had my first experience with a personal shopper! I always imagine #girlbosses and #powerwomen to have a stylist or personal shopper. Who will make sure they’ll always look fabulous, even though they won’t have the time to go shopping elaborately themselves. As for me I have always loved some parts of fashion, but it isn’t something that is at the top of mind in my daily life. I work in the infrastructure business, which means that clothing first and foremost needs to be comfortable, practical, neat, and according to safety standards (on those days I visit construction project sites). I do my best to look cute, but that isn’t my main priority. Therefore, with two big events in the Young Talent Award competition coming up, I was really grateful to get some help from a professional shopper. Curious to know how the shopping spree went? Make sure to read on!

Why We Sleep Review For #Careerlions

Not too long ago, I finished reading Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker on my Kindle. I mentioned the book earlier in my blog on the different kinds of sleep. I have distinguished the differences between REM and non-REM sleep and provided you with insights on why you need these different types of sleep to perform like a true #careerlion. Today, I will share with you my thoughts on the book Why We Sleep and some of my favorite insights from the book. Read on if you are interested to know more about Walker’s bestseller that is currently displayed at all the major bookshops.

Why you need communication agility

Previously, we have zoomed in on our personal preferences from being introverted or extraverted. We’ve told you about how we deal with social environments and work schedules. Today we’re diving a little bit deeper and zoom into communication styles. If you’re interested in recognizing not only your own communication style but also from others, make sure to read on. This blogpost will assess the communication model from (Dutch) whitepaper Waarom begrijp je me niet? (translation: Why don’t you understand me?) by Brigitte Heldeweg, Gert van Grunsven and Manon Désar.