Yet, again business cards

At the beginning of July, I launched my website Niksmetcijfers.nl. All the research, Excel and data visualization offerings and blogs will be on this website.

Studentendrukwerk

So I had to get started with promoting this website. And it was also a good reason to make new business cards because I forgot to put my e-mail address on the last business cards made.

Business card

I was already looking around for business cards when I received an email from Studentendrukwerk to create 300 cards in exchange for a blog on my website. That was a great opportunity!

The process of making the cards

The process of making business cards on the website of Studentendrukwerk turned out to be very easy. Which was great, so I didn’t have to spend much time designing my cards. On the front was my Databeet logo and on the back my websites, e-mail address, my name. I also saw a new feature for me, placing a qrcode on your cards. So why not try it? So on my card there is also a qrcode.

the package of the cards

And then the most important thing to check that I didn’t forget anything and that everything is spelled correctly. Because yes the last time I noticed the mistake after printing 500 business cards: my e-mail address was missing. At the time, this resulted in 500 cards without an email address. A essential thing on a business card.

Business card

Everything is possible with the styling, but I kept it limited to thicker paper and rounded edges. I like that myself.

Another check and the order was sent. I received the cards within three working days and they looked great! So I am satisfied with the easy ordering process and the result, beautiful cards. I have enough cards for a while now, but will definitely consider studentendrukwerk for my next business cards or flyer.

Do you already have a business card from me?

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2nd quarter and charity 3rd quarter turnover

Business is starting to pick up again in terms of work. The second quarter turnover was better than the first, but still feeling the Coronameasures. Everyone is working with some kind of new normal (corona rules) to get back to work. And also I’m going to do some exciting new projects in the 3rd quarter so follow me on Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and my blog for the announcements.

Niks met cijfers

One of the new projects I am working on is Niks met Cijfers (Nothing with numbers, a Dutch project). It was therefore launched at the end of the 2nd quarter. The website is there and the first blogs and online courses as well. You can expect a lot of Excel, Big data, research and data visualization on this site in terms of blogs and online courses. There is still a rhythm to find so that I will post once a week on this website, but that will be fine in the near future. Niks met cijfers can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. On Social Media I will also share tips & tricks besides the blogs and offers. You can also register to receive the Niks met Cijfers Newsletter (Dutch only) once a month from August 13, 2020.

To hike

I have also made many new hikes and I am making progress on the Pieterpad. Soon some blogs about the Pieterpad will come. For now there are videos  about the stages of Pieterpad I hiked to get an impression of the surroundings of the Pieterpad.

Charity

This year I started on January 1 to donate 1 percent of my turnover per quarter to a Charity. In the 1st quarter a nice amount went to Food Bank Curaçao and for the 2nd quarter I will send a nice amount to Wegloophuis Utrecht. In both quarters, turnover was somewhat disappointing due to Corona measures, unfortunately.

Charity 3rd kw

In the third quarter, which runs from July 1 to September 30, 2020, 1 percent of the turnover will also go to charity. This time for research into ALK a genetic mutation that causes lung cancer, shortly said. I found out about this charity a few weeks ago because a former colleague of mine is suffering from this. So let’s hope that the upward trend after corona measures continues in sales for a good donation. If you want to donate directly, you can do this here and if you want to know more about ALK, you can read here more.

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I would like to share with you my bucket list for after Corona era. Actually, it is more of a goal list next to a wish list. There are financial goals, but also travel goals. This list is the result of many hikes where I had a lot of time to think.

Goal 1: Reach FIRE before I am 50

Fire stands for Financially Independent and retire early movement. A few years ago I had already thought that I wanted this and this year I discovered that there is a name for it, namely FIRE. To achieve this, I am accelerating my repayment of my student debt of 33,000 euros and I am building buffers for Databeet as a private of one year each. With Corona measures, I have noticed that a 3-month buffer, which is usually recommended, is too thin. So hence 1 year for both private and Databeet. I have also expanded my investment steps. I have been investing through Crowdfunding and bonds since 2013. That yielded quite a bit. So I expanded this in 2018 with Brightpensioen and this year even with shares and EFTs. So for the time being I am on schedule.

Goal 2: Lose weight

This is a tricky goal associated with my medicine use that needs to be tapered off in very small steps, but with every step it takes 2 kilos off. The medicine can be good for somethings, but have very unpleasant side effects for me such as gaining more than 20 kilos without eating more or more unhealthy food, liver values ​​that are too high, slower eye / hand coordination and some more I won’t bore you with. These are the ones that bother me the most, so I decided to take the risk and phase it out.

Goal 3: Passive income

Because of the Corona measures, I finally have time to do the things that were on my target list for a long time, namely building up passive income. So I am busy with Affilliates in my blogs, collaborating on barter principle, making ecourses from the lessons that I have been given for almost 8 years and eventually developing my book ideas into books.

Goal 4: Walking, Walking, Walking

I walk two to three times a week, long distances from 15 km and up at a time. I like to share these beautiful areas with my followers so soon I will launch my special Hiking website. Then my hiking adventures abroad in the past and my future hiking adventures will also be on display.

Goal 5: Travel even more

Yes my travel bucket list is long. And my work allows it to travel again so San Francisco, Seattle, Bhutan, Chile, Chernobyl, Auschwitz, etc can expect me. Hopefully the Corona measures will ease soon.

Goal 6: Tiny house with mini vegetable garden

My ultimate bucket list item is to live in a Tiny house with a vegetable garden around it. Where I don’t know yet, but the tiny house I already know which model I want. And the vegetable garden is also going to be okay since I already took two wild picking courses last year and will be following another one next year.

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1st quarter 2020

1st quarter 2020

The first quarter of 2020 started with me as a digital nomad working on Curaçao. That means a lot of work on own projects such as my website and digital cleaning. Besides of course enjoying the sun and company of my family. There were also three paying assignments, namely:

  • Check Laudius Big Data course homework. This is a course that I developed in collaboration for Laudius in which the basis of Big Data is explained. Students can choose to hand in their homework and then I or the other teacher will check it.
  • A website of my former colleague that was pulled out of the dust.
  • Coding a question in a French survey. in emotions
  • Coding a Dutch questionnaire about emotions.

Februari

In February I was back in the country and soon started working on a website for a customer and fieldwork. February ended with a nice question if I wanted to supervise a project for the part for which Antilleans would be interviewed. The first online course had been successfully completed and on-site training was already planned when the Corona measures came into effect.

Unfortunately, that was not the only project that was postponed or canceled. Suddenly my entire agenda was empty again. Except for three projects. It was shifting gears, but then you pull out all the ideas you ever wanted to do. So I started working on:

  • Make my website including the blogs bilingual. That is now completed.
  • Preparing to convert my workshops into online training. I will be working on this this week and hope to put them online soon. In any case the first up will be Excel, Word and PowerPoint training.
  • Setting up Affilliate and then received a request for Affilliate via mail.

In addition, I have an application for another WordPress website so it would be nice.

Turnover first quarter

First quarter turnover was okay, as I had taken it easy the first month and in March’s Corona measures went into effect and almost everything was canceled. I promised that 1% of first quarter turnover would go to the Food Bank (Voedselbank). So that’s going to happen, unfortunately a lower amount than I had hoped for is going to the Foodbank of Curaçao (Voedselbank Curacao).

Second quarter

Quarter 2 runs from April 1 through June 30 2020. The first month the Corona measures will certainly still be in force, so there is enough time to set up the online courses and affilliate. I hope that the affiliate and online courses will run and that if the measures disappear, my agenda will become fuller again. In any case, I also thought that this quarter 1% of my turnover will go to charity, namely Wegloophuis Utrecht. Hopefully some sales have been made, otherwise it is not much they will get.

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The 5 lessons I learned from the book Blondies invest better

I share 5 lessons with you that I learned from the book Blondies Invest Better (Dutch book Blondjes beleggen beter). Well, I am far from blonde, but a woman so this title appealed to me. Plus I am looking into investing so this book came at a good time. The book contains many good tips and explains many terms from the investment world. So a must for beginners to read.

Blondjes Beleggen Beter
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Lesson 1: Investing is possible in anything

You can invest in:

  • Own company
  • Antiques
  • Art
  • Classic cars
  • Holiday home
  • Crypto Currency
  • On the stock exchange: Shares, bonds and other securities.

This book is about investing in the stock market. I have been investing in crowdfunding since 2013 and with savings you get very little return in Europe. So the next step is to invest appropriately on the stock market. The book discusses the different ways of investing on the stock exchange.

Lesson 2: You can practice investing

The book lists a number of “games” with which you can practice investing on the stock exchange. A good step as a first time investor to invest with fictitious money. Note that the games are mainly about short-term profit, while in practice investing in investing is long-term profit.

Lesson 3: Diversification is the magic word

I will continue to save to have a buffer for unexpected events. I am thinking of having a constant 3 months income on my savings account. So if you use it immediately replenish. Furthermore, I have now set up crowdfunding quite nicely and I earn from it. So I will continue to do that. Now it is time to start investing, there too I go into investing for diversification. For example, I let Brightpensioen invest for me and I will invest myself through Degiro. I will seek diversification in stocks, bonds and mutual funds. So a mix of these.

Lesson 4: Map your finances

For years I have been making a budget for my company Databeet as well as for private use, so I map out my finances. In addition, I set goals. In the book, the writer gives the tip to set both 5-year goals and 5-10-year goals, because you have to take this into account when you make your choice in what you invest.

Lesson 5: Set a limit for buying and selling and check your order

You can set for how much money you want to buy a certain share and how much and then the system automatically executes this assignment for you when that price is reached. It is also useful to set a limit on which you want to sell. And a very important tip is to check your order before sending it, so that you don’t buy too many / too few or weird things.

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Databeet story

Databeet story

The Databeet story begins on August 13, 2012, on the day of the left-handers. I myself am left-handed, which gives this day extra meaning. Before this date I came up with a name and had a logo made. Oh and I already had my first assignment!

Origin name Databeet

The name Databeet in a pun on Alphabete and good with data. The idea came to me during a yoga class. We were in a resting position at the end of the lesson when the name once came in as a thought. You understand I ran home after class and wrote down the Name.

Happy with name

I certainly don’t regret the name because at first it covered everything I did. Even now I am happy with it, despite the fact that my activities have expanded beyond the scope of the name Databeet. I will continue to use the name Databeet as the company name.

Intro video

Because I would work with video a lot in the future, I had video intro designed. I had an idea and was looking for a professional to work it out for me. The results are impressive. The intro tells the Databeet story. Meanwhile I use this recognizable in all my video expressions at the beginning and end. I am very happy with it as with my logo.

Logo Databeet

When I got my name I had no idea how to design what I thought of as a logo myself. I went looking for a designer and came up with a very specific idea, but luckily she understood me and the logo was done. My logo also tells the Databeet story.

Colors Databeet

Databeet’s first colors were green, gray and white. These combine well with each other. Later an orange was added that I sometimes use in expressions when I need a fourth color.

So now you know how my company got its name. I am curious about the story behind your company name.

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Travel stories inspiration

Inspiration

I follow a Travel Stories course on Instagram. There we were asked who inspire you with their writing about travel. I had to think about it, because I immediately thought of books, but I read more about being an entrepreneur than about traveling when it comes to books. Until I figured out blogs are also stories and so slowly came to the surface who inspired me.

Claudia from My adventures across the world

My adventures across the world by Claudia. Claudia inspires me by daring to take the step from academic lawyer to blogger. She calls herself an unsuccessful backpacker, but has become a successful travel blogger in the space of a few years. In 2013 I met her in Cuba not happy with her life at the time and it clicked and we kept in touch and about a year later we both opted for change and she was a travel blogger. Claudia describes extensively the locations she visits in her travels and of course also Sardinia, her island.

Suzanne of Free girl (Vrije meid)

Another blogger who inspires me is Suzanne from Vrije meid. She also left a law career to have more freedom to travel. She inspires in a different way because she strives for a career besides traveling.

Esther from Esther Jacobs

Then I realized that I have a ‘travel writer’ that inspires me, namely Esther. The theme of freedom is also very important to her. She inspires because I recognize the action in her.

Wonderful Work (Wonderlijk werken)

A newsletter that is about freedom, but then in doing what you want yourself is from Wonderlijk werken. They always surprise with their perspectives on a subject. That is why I look forward and I am very happy with mail from Diana and Steven from Wonderlijk Werken.

Kitty from The Blog Academy (De blogacademie)

I’ve heard that you should always choose an odd number in your blogs so one more. Kitty’s blog academy. No, no she is not so fond of traveling and is now concerned with the climate. What appeals to me is her willfulness and how she loses herself in a good way. She wants to know all about it and shares it with everyone until she gets tired of a subject.

There are probably more that inspire me, but these are the most important. I love reading these five and I’m a little jealous of their writing style.

I wrote this blog for the assignment who inspire you with their Travel Stories from the Instagram Travel Stories writing course. It is a series of three assignments. You can read the other 2 assignments here: Assignment 2 describe your environment and 3 describe a violent or special moment in your journey.

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Leaving 2019 behind and starting 2020

2019 was over before I could blink. I hope 2020 last longer. What happend in 2019? And what am I looking forward to in 2020?

Winning 5.000 euro for Stichting Verloren Jaren

I am on the board of NGO Verloren Jaren (Lost Years). With this NGO we won 5.000 euro for the things we are doing with peersupport and working on combatting Stigma.

From 3 websites to 1 website

I had 3 website for each thing I did , but found it a hassle. So now back to one website with everything on it what I do, my blog and interviews with interesting people. You can find it on wanderingguiselaine.

Interviews with interesting people

This year I talked with a few interesting people about what they do and how they want to change the world. You can find these interviews on https://wanderingguiselaine.nl/interviews/ .

Wandelen naar Jezelf

Wandelen naar Jezelf means walking to yourself. It means getting to know yourself better by doing workshops and hikes. Last year we organized a midweek on Ameland and this year on Terschelling. The group particpated in workshops about getting to know what you want and we made 3 hikes in which we had one on one conversations about what the participants wanted with their lives, working on dreams. I organized this together with Herstelreizen.

Hiking the Pieterpad

In Spring 2019 I started hiking Pieterpad. I am on 1/4 of the route. Because of dead of my grandmother and moving I couldn’t hike more. I hope to finish the route in 2020.

4 Days Marbella Hike

In the fall I went to Marbella to hike for four days around there. It was nice to do. I walked places I would see on a normal vacation to Marbella. A look if that part of Spain is a place is I would like to setup my tiny house with a garden. No it is not THE Place, but I will keep doing other 4 Days walk of 20K in Southern Europe to find the perfect spot for my Tiny house with garden.

WordPress Conference in Berlin

At the beginning of the summer I went to Berlin for a WordPress conference. There I got to know more about the future of WordPress, blogging and SEO. It was a nice trip and I got to see a bit more of Berlin. It was my third visit to the city.

Christmas Market

Seeing a Christmas market in Germany was on my to do list. So I went to Koln in November, but it was one day too early for the Christmas market. So I have to go to another city in Germany again next year to experience the German Christmas market.

Night of the refugee

At the beginning of the summer I walked 40k through the night from Rotterdam to Den Haag for the NGO refugees. It was hard, but a nice experience. This year I will walk again 40K but then from Utrecht to Amersfoort if possible. You can support the cause.

What will 2020 bring

Next year I want:

  • To have a higher revenue. I hope to earn with my blog, writing articles, selling books, investing in crowdfunding and bonds and online courses as passive income.
  • Also I want to read 52 books 2020. I have a list of more than 300 books I want to read.
  • I would love to go on 1 workation in 2020. Last year I went on workation to Berlin and Curacao.
  • It would be fun if I could also develop furtther earning from hiking workation/vacations.
  •  Not work related wishes for 2020 are: I would love to loose 20KG, play tennis again, make a few travels and put more money a side.

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Digital diarrhea

There is so much online! We could spend our entire life searching online from birth till dead without doing anything else.  Having so much information online is a good and bad thing. Good because everybody can read up about a subject. So people can know more about the subject that interest them. But there is also a lot of crap online. This is where you have to decide when reading something online if it is ok information or crap. There is no directory for this. Everybody has to investigate this for themselves.

Another thing what can happen when you look for information online is that you keep looking and start going for parts of the subject you were interested in instead of the subject itself.  Then you find something and Google that, and find another thing and Google that and so on. It’s a bit like diarrhea, it goes on and on. This is when information over flow comes near.

So the best thing to do when researching a subject online:

  • Have a list of keywords you are going to look up
  • Set a time limit on your search
  • Go for good information and not crap ones
  • Is your source reliable?
  • Have a lot of different opinions on a subject read them all and form your own opinion on the subject.
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Wordcamp a must if you do WordPress

Wordcamp Europe

I have been eyeing the Wordcamp congress for years. I even subscribed to one years ago, but didn’t make it. But this year I was dedicated to go to a few.

Wordcamp Utrecht

My first Wordcamp was the one in Utrecht. I got to experience it and it was interesting. Lots of talks. So an overload of information.

Wordcamp Rotterdam

The one in Utrecht was good so I decided to go to another one, the one in Rotterdam. I went for the talks about blogging, SEO and worklife balance. It was good. So good I decided that Wordcamp Europe should also be added to my schedule.

Wordcamp Europe

Wordcamp Europe was held in Berlin this year. So I got to travel to Berlin and see some more of Berlin. It was my second time in Berlin. I was there years ago for a conference on digital nomadisme. A whole other thing although a few WordPress people are nomads.

Back to the subject Wordcamp Europe. It had some nice talks about writing blogs, free software, but the most remarkable thing was that Marcel hiked to Berlin, 700 km, from his home town Berkel & Roderijs (near Rotterdam). He did this to get sponsor money for people who can’t afford going to Wordcamp. With this money these people are able to travel to Wordcamps around the world. He got more than 8,000 euros for this action. This can send a lot of people to the Wordcamps in the future.

Next Wordcamp

If the program is interesting I will do Wordcamp Utrecht and Rotterdam again, but Wordcamp Europe is already in my agenda! It is held in Porto, Portugal next year! So maybe see you in Porto?

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Networking with sports

Utrecht to Amsterdam is not a big distance, so I chose to do Business Economics in Amsterdam instead of in Utrecht. The main attraction was that Business Economics in Amsterdam had sport, besides that it was better rated than in Utrecht.

In the 4 years that the study lasted, I got to know all kinds of sports and networking when playing sports. A nice and beautiful way of networking. It is often casual and interspersed with serious sports.

Nothing more fun to fight while working out in different teams to win and then work on an assignment together in a project team. Then you learn to deal with each other.

During this period I obtained my diving certificate, did a wine tasting introduction course, snooker course, but also played tennis, golf, basketball, etc. Sports were taken seriously during the study and the rules of the sports were offered extensively. Because of this I can still talk about many sports and participate at a beginner level. Which makes networking easier when watching sports.

You get to know people in a different way during exercise. The fanaticism of some, the born leaders who take the lead in the game. The team players, those who can work well together on and off the field. We gained people’s knowledge with sports. Very useful in everyday life and networking.

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Why I can walk the Camino, but not learn to program

When it comes to walking, tennis and a few other things, I can apply the focus, concentration and motivation to achieve my goal. Then Gladwell‘s 10,000 hour rule is doable. While if I intend to learn to program, I spend no more than 1 hour behind my computer and then I have lost my motivation.

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Will the difference lie in the interest you have in something? You are willing and able to do more if something interests you. I can walk for hours to practice for the 4Daagse or the Camino, but to program I can’t motivate myself to get behind the computer. It has nothing to do with computing, because figuring out for a trip I can get behind it for hours. So that 10,000 hours is only achievable if it is in your area of interest, I think.

Do you also have something that you cannot set yourself to do?

If you also want to walk the camino you could participate in this program.  In this program you learn everything you need to know to manage walking long distances.

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How do you start entrepreneurship?

Dare to start entrepreneurship is not the problem with me, but what you are going to offer is. I found out by first working as an employee. Something that I did with pleasure, but wanted to distance myself from.

My orientation towards entrepreneurship starts with searching on Twitter for independent entrepreneurs. I have already received the image of “large” organizations in my studies and employment. How do they do it? What do they offer? Am I competing with my old bosses? Will I deliver products that I like to make or especially products that generate money.

Networking, I have stayed away from as an employee, starts with me visiting them. And having, conversations with others about how they got what they want out of life. And with those who have just started or are planning to start.

I make a lot of versions of a business plan for myself and go back and forth between them. I practice with Excel and Access. It annoys me, because this is how I find out what I do not want to offer in my first years as an entrepreneur. That I can motivate some people, that I am good at explaining things and that I can learn something new quickly if I want are the things I am good at.

But after 5 years of entrepreneurship, it is time to start specializing in the direction that I am gradually taking. It is also actually indicated on my website under hire and customized workshops. Feel free to take a look and hear your input on how I can further specify the subjects mentioned there.

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The guru question that is always asked

I have to supervise the calculation test that serves as the entrance test for the communication study. While I look around and observe the new students, I think about the test they have to take, a math test. It doesn’t seem so difficult to me, but yes I have had years of high school math and these are fresh just finished high school students without math in their package.

I look around again and think about what they can do with this study after the study and then have to think of the gurus. Many gurus talk about doing what you enjoyed as a child. What did I like as a child?

Being in the garden, working out as a profession and I can remember that I enjoyed making editorial sums. I try to solve a few of those mathtests in the exam. And look around again and see a few sighing. As easy as I find it is apparently not for them.

I mused further what would a guru advise me to do for a job if I told them that the garden interested me, sports and editorial fees? Can a combination be made with those three? These prospective students are going to study communication, would language be their favorite subject? What did you enjoy doing as a child?

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My prejudice against accounting firms

During the study of Business economics, in the first 2 years you will mainly get to know your fellow students and those who teach. In addition to the courses that are given, a project is started every six months that must contain substantive components of all the courses that you receive in that six months plus the subject that it concerns. The creativity of types of companies that we want to set up is often solved by walking in Amsterdam or telling each other small pieces from our background. In particular, this background in which we differ from each other creates a bond in one way or another, making the projects run so smoothly and there is room for discussion and addressing each other about behavior related to the project. The smooth running of the project is mainly due to the confidence that we create in working together. It is agreed in advance who does what and who is the project manager and when something should be finished. In the later years too, the projects are when the group dynamics are broken and you start carrying out projects with other economic studies or on behalf of organizations, the cooperation is better than I encounter later in working life or entrepreneurship.

What surprises me is that we are not all graduating at the same time, but now I would recognize all those faces that I have worked with in the first two years and I am grateful that we learned how projects should be there, but in work as money, power relations, elbows, etc play a part, you will notice that those projects were a simulation.

The working life can also be translated into real life. Also there is that balance that you would so much like to find sometimes by envy, growing apart, not letting go, etc. Actually the misunderstanding for each other!

I don’t want to go back to the protected environment that my friends were in Eindhoven at the time and to study Business Economics, but I am curious about how they are doing in life. And whether they are at a crossroads again in their lives.

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From a mandatory desk to a chosen place to work

Now that I am in the reflection period of my entrepreneurship and want to make a combination of entrepreneurship and part-time work, I am walking through old online documents. To my great annoyance, I come across a report written as a group in the 4th year of business economics, in which we link time management to ergonomics. Time management is something I always try to control, but most of the time I run into a system or another incident that tells me that some parts of time management are not controllable by me.

“Ergonomics is the science of work based on the truths derived from the discipline of natural sciences.”

Back to ergonomics a word I didn’t know, but when it was discussed it was already used in my daily life. The way of lifting a box, the way of walking, etc. Ergonomics was even described in the law. Something that I find so strange, your sitting posture behind the desk is legally determined regardless of your build, but taking into account your height. A law that came into existence in 1889 and developed further as knowledge about it increased, but was not introduced to working life until 1983.

Years Event
1857 First definition of ergonomics (Jastrzebowski)
1889 Institution labor law
1932 Establishment Central Organization Applied Natural Science Research (TNO)1945Establishment of ergonomic research society (ERS)
1945 Establishment of ergonomic research society (ERS)
1950 Establishment of a pure scientific research organization (ZWO)
1953 First edition technology and safety
1956 Establishment of a committee for occupational medical research
1957 First edition ergonomics
1963 Establishment of the Dutch Association for Ergonomics (NVvE)
1971 Establishment of working group ergonomics, th Twente (we)
1975 Establishment Committee ergonomics courses (KKE)
1976 First edition prevention
1977 First edition magazine for labor and awareness conference ergonomics (organization nvve)
1980 Establishment committee ergonomic investigation (keo)
1983 Start of the introduction of the Working Conditions Act
1983 Start telecom course ergonomics
1985 First edition health and safety news, health and safety vision, magazine for labor issues, health and safety magazine
1986 First edition health and safety bulletin
1988 First edition health and safety science, sound, health and safety science magazine, working conditions
1990 Final phase Health and Safety Act in force
1991 Edition of the ergonomics handbook: the state of ergonomics in the Working Conditions Act (Samson company information)
1992 Development of inspection method for working conditions
1995 Start of Dutch training in ergonomics

The Working Conditions Act can be found extensively on the fnv website. In this law, screen work, controls, office chair and worktop are discussed in detail. To the mm how to adjust them. The moment I read it through, I find it both interesting and I agree that there must be rules about the setting of attributes. What I come across is that no alternatives are offered, which means that small entrepreneurs who do not have a whole department to delve into it must themselves seek out the Occupational Health and Safety Act and ergonomics. A cost item that you do not think about when you start entrepreneurship and later wish that you do not have to spend money on it.

Ergonomics can indeed prevent poor posture and perhaps the well-known RSI. RSI is a broad concept, because it is a collection of complaints where it is not always possible to find out what the cause is. That action must be taken on those complaints is something that is certain as your body warns you. RSI is also actually a trauma of the muscles that cry for attention in one way or another, namely rest or a lesser burden on it. It can also be a nerve that gets trapped, but then it has to do with shifts in bones, muscles, cartilage in your body that indicate a new position that your body needs to get used to slowly, making you more flexible or a warning that this is an attitude that is not ok for you. Which it is depends on the person. It is clear, however, that if these symptoms persist for a long time this is not ok and you have to let go of the posture and maybe have to go to the doctor.

Why I read this report again is that during my paid employment period I was pretty much bothered by RSI complaints when I think about it afterwards, but I never encountered it in my entrepreneurship. That is why the freedom to work part-time or to work for a certain period of time will mainly depend on the freedom I can get to be able to apply the ergonomics that I have mastered in my entrepreneurship also in dialogue in my work with a boss . This includes not too long days, no full-time job, working from home and not sitting behind a laptop all day.

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Skype the new mobile?

Skype is one of the few messengers that survives after a boom of messengers such as ICQ, MSN, Viber, Wattsapp, Telegram, Hangout. The reason is that Skype was immediately available for mobile and laptop. It is also a heavier program that immediately had all the features needed to use Skype in business instead of the phone.

After Microsoft had purchased Skype, it was further developed to the standards of today and became part of Microsoft’s fixed offering. Still a visionary that Bil Gates, but yes competition is lurking Wattsapp and Hangout. Hangout’s life depends on what Google will ultimately choose as its core business. Wattsapp is so integrated that it annoys people with all those wattsapp groups, but yes it is from Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg has had enough of Facebook. I am curious what he is currently developing!

Back to the subject, with a Skype manualThe numbers correspond to the numbers in the photos and explain what that button or component does.

  1. Select a smiley
  2. With this you choose to be able to type texts
  3. Sends typed messages
  4. This is the call button, with this you call
  5. This is the video button. This turns the video on or off.
  6. Here you type your message.
  7. Sends messages
  8. In this article the messages from both you and your conversation partner are displayed, the chat.
  9. Here you can see if someone is online (on the internet). You can only call if someone is online. You may want to leave a message for someone if they are not online.
  10. Settings: Here you can change your name, photo and text.
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I won’t start using shortcuts

Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are key combinations that allow you to perform a function on your computer without having to use the mouse. The addition quickly is because using this key combination is often faster than performing the corresponding mouse function. Each program often has its own combination of keys that are used as shortcuts. This does not make it easier for the user and often even scares users off. In addition, Windows and Apple do not have the same key combinations. In spite of this, it is worthwhile to delve into, though it is a number of shortcut combination of programs that you often use.

Benefit shortcuts

  • It works faster than a computer mouse (saving time)
  • Fewer actions required, so more efficiently
  • Less concentration (effort) is required (Mouse must be “search” and exactly “aim” in the menu)
  • Ergonomically it is also better because you use your mouse arm less one-sided
  • Has a preventive effect on RSI and can promote recovery through less stress
  • By using shortcut keys you develop your motor memory (with this you also remember pin codes) :-).

How do you discover the shortcut keys

They are often indicated as an alternative to the functions in the menu. Another option is to enter “Keyboard shortcuts” in Help in the program and you will get a list of shortcuts for the program in question. So do you want to save time, sit at the computer healthier and train your memory? Then learn some shortcuts for the programs that you use the most.

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It’s in the data so it’s true!

Data-analysis

Everyone uses data to make their point or prove something. Often this is done by interpreting the data the way it suits you as a writer without taking into account a number of factors. Think of: Do the figures give the right picture? A good example of this is described by Renée Romkes in her July 2013 blog about the limitation of the data collected and the conclusions that are attached to it. She rightly points out that the figures on violence against women do not indicate the extent of the violence, but only the number of women who dared to report. Yet we read this number everywhere as THE NUMBER that indicates violence against women.

Is the collected data correct?

A good example of distorted images is the measurement of new visits in Google Analytics. According to the graph, a large proportion of the visitors to my website in the month of August 2013 were new visitors (read = Never visited my site). It would be nice if this were true, but I know that some visitors to my website always disable their cookies. They are therefore always seen as new visitors by Google. So just drawing the conclusion based on this graph that my website only attracts new visitors is not a correct conclusion.

In addition to collecting the wrong data and collecting data incorrectly, it can also go wrong when interpreting data. Data only measures and we connect this data on the basis of our conclusions.

Another example from Google Analytics. Based on statistics, it is possible to look on your website at which places there is a lot of clicking. This is very interesting for web stores, for example bol.com. With these statistics you can see through the color variation what visitors click on the most. By following this data over a longer period you can make statements. For example, that the products in the upper right corner are always clicked on. This means that they go to a deeper layer of the website more often. In this case the explanation of, for example, a book. Is this important yes? The visitor stays on your website, but do they buy the product? Mostly not. So you have a lower conversion from click behavior to revenue.

A better measurement would be that like Amazon and also bol.com use to classify the website according to your interests. Which products did you last buy or view that come on top. Quite annoying if you’ve already bought them before and don’t want to buy the same dress again. But when it comes to books in the same genre you can be tempted to make a purchase if there is money left over. Read larger sales.

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Is this a good predictor of sales?

For web stores, but there are more variables that count. Another big one is customer satisfaction, service. This is measurable by putting a survey at the end that the customer fills out, but this is a snapshot. This is only mass data and at large companies BiG Data. But do not forget to occasionally hold an interview or a focus group to find out more about your client. Data alone never gives the answer to the needs of your customers and therefore your revenue growth, because they are just figures to which we attach a statement or conclusion. With this you miss the individual explanation of the explanation behind the data.

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What do you want to achieve in 5/10 years?

La vida

The question “What do you want to achieve in 5 years” is often asked during job interviews in any variant. Have I always answered this question honestly? No and yes!

No,

No of course not. In such a conversation you give the desired answer. What did I do beforehand? Viewed the website, the annual report and the puppets that work there. What do they think of their company, quite easy to get out of their communication channels. Oh yes, nowadays Social Media is also among them. Do they fall for it? Never, because what happens when you give the desired answer. They go into something else or they keep asking you how you can do that in their organization. What will they saddle you with? That you will almost describe their position as ideal instead of the position you are applying for. Oops, not the candidate that we want too much competition, we already have too much in the company.

Yes,

It is best to come up with a variant that makes you different from the previous 5 candidates they spoke with, because yes they are corny after 4 previous conversations, especially if there was already a candidate in between or totally NONE. Your chance, they will emphasize it differently and if you have prepared yourself well and they give you the chance then you can finally get to the point. Discuss the project that you have applied for. The latter is the crowbar, how well you and they can guard your limits in the conversation. At that moment it is really you against them until you are hiredYes

The e-mail, phone call a few hours after the conversation. We have 2 candidates for the next round next to you and the conversation is with 3 other colleagues of a little more caliber. The latter can be seen by the way in the function names in the e-mail they send. Is it very no, because if you are the ideal candidate, the introduction is done in 10 minutes or less and you have ended up in task description. The last 10 minutes, because we really have to get back to work. Your person who has been asked exhausted is asked what your last earned salary is. What did I come up with? I still try to provoke them, because I had thought so neatly in role-playing games in business economics. And sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t make them call the first number. And yes, they must always discuss it, because no you ask a much too high salary, even the director does not earn so much!

Next day

When can you start? We can offer you this if you can start within a month. Satisfied? Yes both sides, but yes I have been talking on both sides of the table for years and they have known that from the start. So if they are seriously interested, I will always be presented with a reel bot and that small space to ask for something more in terms of salary and benefits.

1st day

We had contact a month ago. The secretariat sends instructions as to what time I am expected and that everything is arranged. The pass is ready and I will be picked up. We have a number of discussions and together we draw the project out on paper for the division of tasks. We have lunch, a few more names pass by. The moment suprême: the computer switches on and yes my login is still in the making, no longer valid, etc. Only a proposal round?

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The job you always wanted

You grow up learning that education is everything for that big house, the 40 hour job, the 1.3 kids and the dog and cat. But is that really what you want and society needs? Zombies doing all the same way every day like in the book the circle from Dave Eggers.

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It’s your choice! Try it and if you like it stay in it. But if not go look for something else. What makes you thick? What is the real meaning of life for you? What is it you want to dedicate your time to. Thinking about these things happens to everybody, but the time you want to dedicate to it depends on who you are.

I choose my own path in life. What is yours? What thicks you? The alarm clock in the morning, the fancy car? The big house? No, been there! Not my choice, but maybe yours. Society needs difference in humankind.

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Policy plan

To be able to run an organization properly, it is useful to write a Policy Plan. Whatever organization you have. With a Policy Plan you indicate where your organization is going over the next 3 to 5 years for both the employees of the organization and the outside world. A policy plan consists of the following components:

  • Current situation
  • Mission
  • Vision
  • Goals
  • Strategy
  • Future
  • Board

Current situation

In this section you outline how the organization is doing now. When it was founded and for what purpose and what has already been achieved in short. Offer come the creation, major changes, successes and details.

Mission

The Mission is the most important part of the Policy Plan, but also of the organization. The Mission states the main reasons for existence and the most important principles. It is important to formulate the Mission so briefly, concisely and clearly so that it is clear to everyone what the organization stands for.

Vision

The vision looks into the future and indicates where the organization wants to be in a few years. The Vision is aimed at short-term and medium-term goals. The Vision often also includes the norms and values of the organization.

Goals

Goals are formed Smart. SMART is often used to make the Objectives as clear as possible. SMART stands for:

  • S -> Specific, This means that the objectives must be formulated as concretely as possible.
  • M -> Measurable, It should therefore be measurable, for example at Databeet, the number of new customers who were acquired by the objective of the reputation of the Database campaign.
  • A -> Acceptable, Acceptable means that there must be support both internally and externally. Think of customers, employees, volunteers and target group.
  • R -> Realistic, The objectives that are being conceived must be achievable and not castles in the air. An example of a non-realistic objective would be that Databeet could serve Microsoft, Google and Apple as a customer in the same year.
  • T -> Time-bound, A policy plan is for a maximum of 3 to 5 years, so the objective must also be reachable within this period.

Strategy

With the Strategy you come to the implementation of the objectives. It is best to write these objectives out in Project Plan or Annual Plan, so that it becomes clear how they will be tackled in order to be achieved. In the Policy Plan you briefly state the implementation of the objective for each goal in the strategy.

Board

This section does not apply to sole traders and BV. It is for Associations, NVs and Foundations. Ideally, a board consists of 5 members. The most common management positions are:

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Board member
  • Board member

If you include these components you have a good Policy Plan that can last for a number of years. Reading this way it seems easy and so easy, but it is not. Take the time to formulate the Mission, Vision, strategy and objectives as well as possible, so that no disagreements can arise later where the organization is going.

Tips for drafting the Policy

  • Plan
  • take your time
  • Hire someone if you are unable to do so due to lack of time or lack of knowledge
  • Renew your plan every 3 to 5 years
  • Create support for your policy plan within your organization then its implementation becomes easier
  • When implementing parts of the policy plan, prepare an Annual Plan or Project Plan

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Annual report

The first goal of an Annual Report is to inform your supporters about the past year. You should think of figures that are summarized, the activities that have been undertaken and what you want to do in the coming year. The fixed components in an Annual Report are:

  • Chairman word
  • Report of the board
  • Activities last year
  • Activities for the coming year
  • Organization
  • Financial Statements
  • Budget

Message from the chairman

This is comparable to a preface and reflects the view of the board on the activities of the past year and policy. Under what circumstances were these activities carried out, were there special circumstances and was the budget sufficient?

Report of the Board

This piece looks back at the past year. Have the goals been met and have expectations been met? Which parts have been implemented and which are not and why?

Activities Last year

For each activity or goal, it is shown here how they were carried out and whether the intended goal and target group were achieved. Which activities were not satisfactory and what could be improved in the future with regard to the implementation of the activities. Do not forget to mention the subsidies for activities that have received a specific subsidy.

Activities for the coming year

Here expectations for the coming year are expressed. Keep it limited to the coming year, because the Policy Plan contains the long-term objectives / vision. Be concrete and straightforward, but not as extensive as in an Annual Plan or Project Plan. Here you speak from Activity or objective depending on whether the objective consists of one or more activities. Describing activities is easier for your followers to understand than describing the objectives. For activities do not forget to mention the subsidies that finance it if there is one.

Organization

With organization you put down the data of the organization, think of:

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Fiscal Code
  • ANBI status
  • Approvals
  • Memberships
  • E-mail
  • Mailing address
  • Visiting address (optional)
  • Board members with their duties and the division of work among themselves
  • Board change
  • Remuneration of board members
  • Employees if employed
  • Volunteers if the organization uses it
  • Hiring if the organization has hired external personnel for a specific activity
  • Don’t forget to mention both the FTE and the allowance for employees, volunteers and external hiring.

Financial Statements

This is drawn up by the Treasurer and approved by an accountant. This may be included briefly if you also publish the Annual Account separately. These financial figures are especially important for donors, investors and the tax authorities.

Budget

In the budget you state what you expect in terms of income in the coming year and what the money will be spent on.

An Annual Report is a bit of work and can even be considered boring by the organization. Yet the Annual Report is increasingly the marketing tool for an organization. In the Annual Report, donors, fans and others can see what your organization is doing and how the money is being spent. This can just pull them over to work with your organization. In recent years, the design and form in which the Annual Report is presented has also changed, it used to be a boring black and white document. Nowadays it is equipped with photos, videos, interviews, tables, graphs quotes, etching. Make use of this, because this document must still be produced. So why not fly two birds with one stone by also making it into a marketing expression form.

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The ultimate composition of the board

In the best composition, the board consists of at least 3 board members. There are three permanent board positions, these are:

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

It is better to expand the board with 2 General board members or they can be renamed depending on the organization, for example

  • Volunteer
  • Director. This director is then responsible for the volunteer policy in the organization.

Composing the board

When putting together the Board, it is useful to conduct job interviews and not just to include family members. A board consisting of only family members is not seen as a serious organization and / or as an independent board.

President

The Chairman of the Board is responsible for:Daily management of the board and therefore the Organization;

  • Leading the meeting;
  • Arranges the treatment of the subjects;
  • In the event of illness or absence, the chairman is replaced by one of the other board members. This is often designated in advance to prevent discussion and confusion.

Treasurer

The Treasurer Board member is responsible for:

  • The treasurer takes care of the money and looks for the financial means. He / she translates policy into money;
  • Takes initiative in making a budget proposal and balance sheet, including long-term planning;
  • Is primarily responsible within the organization for the liquidity position of the organization;
  • The monitoring of the budget and the allocated budgets, signals deviations with regard to the allocated budgets and can make proposals for interim changes;
  • Performing financial management: bookkeeping, drafting annual financial report, and maintaining a financial archive;
  • Recruiting financial resources: grants, funds, donors, sponsors, rents, training fees, participant contributions, promotions;
  • Taking care of expense and volunteer reimbursements where applicable;
  • The treasurer can delegate certain tasks to other board members, employees or volunteers, such as raising funds and sponsoring. The treasurer remains responsible himself;
  • Within each legal person, an audit committee or accountant determines whether the treasurer has performed the management of the finances in a responsible manner. The audit committee or accountant is the control body in the organization and after approval gives its approval on the financial policy pursued. The audit committee members are usually appointed for 2 years. The accountant can be hired for a longer period to check.

The Secretary

The board member Secretary is responsible for:

  • Responsible management of the organization’s secretarial processes;
  • Minutes board meetings, reports on this and ensures distribution. This can also be outsourced if there is room for it. The secretary remains ultimately responsible;
  • Keep the registration with the Chamber of Commerce up to date;
  • He / she is responsible for collecting, organizing and storing information in an accessible manner;
  • Preparing meetings, in consultation with the chairman;
  • The answering of incoming mail;
  • Keeping an eye on administrative rules.

Distribution of management duties

It is very important that the management duties are well distributed among the board members. Also for board members, just like for employees or volunteers, there must be a good job description, so that every board member knows what his / her duties are and what is expected of him / her. Make sure there are enough board members. The number of board members depends on the size of the organization and the number of tasks that the board must perform. Ensure that the registration of the board members at the Chamber of Commerce is up to date. Also ensure that the articles of association state how long a director may sit. The usual norm is 2x 3 year seat on the board.

Reward

The directors do not receive a salary such as an employee, but expense allowance and vacancy. Vacancy money is a payment that directors receive for the performance of their duties. The expense allowance is for the costs that they incur for the performance of their duties, such as travel costs and postage costs.

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