This blog is about stories and the right stories can be really motivating. The story about Napoleon Hill’s son from his book, Think and Grow Rich, for example, has always amazed me. What else motivates people?

According to Simon Sinek, a well-worded why statement, for example – which is of course based on stories. Autonomy, mastery and purpose, if you ask Dan Pink – which requires a clear manifesto of values to operate under. Other self help books promote motivational beliefs or setting challenges or commitments for oneself.

So, here goes.

My 'Why' statement

To connect to everyone's inner child,

so that together we can make the world a happier, more passionate, friendly and fulfilled place.

My personal manifesto

Distributed teams over colocation

Flow efficiency over resource efficiency

Satisfied customers over satisfied assumptions

Leading through purpose over managing by objectives

Inclusivity over exclusivity

… that is, while there is value in the item on the right, I value the item on the left more.

Challenges I'm excited about

Building up and leading remote teams

Driving a culture of openness, inclusivity, positivity and productivity1

Improving the lives of the customer, one experience at a time

Fostering teal2, level 53 organizations


My belief

I strongly believe in teams motivated by a common purpose, united in a safe, transparent, and fair environment, coached for both mastery in their profession and a high EQ, guided by a management team of humble, visionary individuals. That is where success lies and where glass ceilings are shattered.

My commitments

I commit to focusing on leading people and enabling them to focus on creating value for the customer.

I commit to making it my mission to help people in my charge grow in any way that they are motivated by and advancing their career in directions that excite them.

I commit to challenging my superiors to provide a clear vision, mission, purpose and goals for the organization and remove all impediments to reaching those.

I commit to creating a working environment where people in my charge can focus on the customer's needs and removing all impediments to this.