So happy that my book ‘Spirited Personal Leadership’ is now also available in USA, Canada, Australia, Europe and many other countries. See: http://bitly.ws/BQLG

Wanna have a look first, checkout this extensive promo:

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© 2023: Martin Thoolen

“Before you know it, you have become a safe derivative of the socially desirable society that leads you, instead of personally leading yourself”.

Want to know how your own compass work and life, makes it more meaningful and fun?

Take a look at the book ‘Spirited Personal Leadership.’ For more effective work, a meaningful life and a better world.  http://bitly.ws/BQLG.

Seethe promotional copy and find out whether my book could help you: https://martinthoolen.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Promo-Spirited-Personal-Leadership_Martin-Thoolen-1.pdf

Want experience yourself as how you can gain more control over your work and life?

Check the new Master’s Course – Spirited Personal Leadership - here: First one starting from September 28.

Mastercourse: 'Spirited Personal Leadership' https://martinthoolen.com/en/service/master-module-persoonlijk-inspirerend-leiderschap/

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International Booklaunch

My new book is out now and for sale!
INTERNATIONAL: http://bitly.ws/B2kW (Amazon).

THE NETHERLANDS: https://www.boekenbestellen.nl/boek/spirited-personal-leadership/57635?lang=en (Netherlands)

PROMO: Take a look at this extensive Promo here..

DUTCH VERSION: http://bitly.ws/BQLG. Hier kun je ook eerst het uitgebreide promo-exemplaar inzien, onder Fragment.

Why?

It hurts my heart to see how this world has become. My desire to experience a better, more beautiful world with one another has always been a burning torch in my life. How can it be that we make wars, both great and small?

That's why I've been browsing for many years as a mental and spiritual explorer and writing how we can make it more beautiful for ourselves and each other, in work and private life. This is the result.

For whom?

This book is intended for anyone who, in their private or work life, wants to:

Regardless of whether you are a leader, lawmaker, entrepreneur, manager, professional, associate, student, parent, family member, teenager or an adult.

What to expect?

This book will take you straight to the source of all your choices and behaviors. It will give you accessible insights, inspiring examples and exercises that you’ll be able to apply immediately, and see results of quickly. You will gain insight into the three forces that determine each and every one of your choices, behaviors and personal leadership: ego, soul and consciousness (spirit).

The following questions will be answered: What is ego anyway? Should you jettison your ego? What are the benefits of ego, and what are its pitfalls? Or, what is the soul? Is there a reason for our existence? What are the five existential tasks the soul has to tackle? What are the pros and cons of working and living from inspiration? And, what is spirit or consciousness? How can you utilize it more to have smoother relationships in private and at work and to create more peace for yourself and others around you? In the last section of the book you will see how you can make a real contribution towards a better world.

Order

The retail price is 34.95 euros per book (excl. post & shipping costs) and can be ordered from now on via:

My new book is out now and for sale!
INTERNATIONAL: http://bitly.ws/B2kW (Amazon).

THE NETHERLANDS: https://www.boekenbestellen.nl/boek/spirited-personal-leadership/57635?lang=en (Netherlands)

PROMO: Take a look at this extensive Promo here..

DUTCH VERSION: http://bitly.ws/BQLG. Hier kun je ook eerst het uitgebreide promo-exemplaar inzien, onder Fragment.

Want experience yourself as how you can gain more control over your work and life?

Check the new Master’s Course – Spirited Personal Leadership - here:

https://martinthoolen.com/en/service/master-module-persoonlijk-inspirerend-leiderschap/ (start 28th of September 2023)

Oh yes, do you like to give this inspiration to a family member, friend or colleague?

It would be nice if you share this post.

Kind regards and above all enjoy reading, Martin

©2023: Martin Thoolen

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“Your current life is nothing other than a temporary education, which helps your soul grow towards being a sincere, truthful and peaceful human being towards yourself, others and your (natural) surroundings, by way of conscious life lessons”.

Like to know how to fuel your soul?

Take a look at the book ‘Spirited Personal Leadership.’ For more effective work, a meaningful life and a better world.  http://bitly.ws/BQLG(English book will appear in March of 2023). Click on Fragment to see the promotional copy and find out whether my book could help you.

Would you like to personally experience how you can gain more control over your work and life?

Check the new Master’s Course – Spirited Personal Leadership - here: First one starting from September 28.

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I am pleasantly surprised and honored to receive this award:

The international organization GHP Mental Health Awardshas proclaimed me as 'Best Awareness Coach & Clinical Psychologist of 2023 in the Netherlands'.

Below you can see the confirmation and explanation of their choice.

Confirmation and explanation for winner’s choice by GHP Mental Health Awards:

“I would like to thank you for taking part in the third GHP Mental Health Awards, in which we shine a light on the unsung heroes of the global Mental Health and Wellbeing sector.

Our final decisions have now been reached. Following on from your recent nomination, it gives me great pleasure to inform you that MARTIN THOOLEN has been successful this year and has gone on to receive


Best Awareness Coach & Clinical Psychologist 2023 (Netherlands): Martin Thoolen


This is fantastic news to start the year on and a well-deserved achievement for which I’d like to pass on my warmest well wishes!

To determine the results Global Health & Pharma's Pharma's judging panel and research team take into consideration the commitment, expertise and innovation shown by nominees through nomination information, voting information, any supporting evidence that you have supplied, along with the results from their own extensive period of fact-checking and research.

GHP Mental Health Awards

Wanna see what I produce and provide nowadays?

Check-out: https://martinthoolen.com/en/

©2023: Martin Thoolen

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Inspiration is at your door every day. Here you will get some tips to make your life and work 'richer' and more meaningful. And I would like to share with you what has inspired me all these years, which may be interesting for you too.

What is Inspiration?
The word inspiration contains spirit, which actually means 'breath'. “In-spiration” means “breathing in”. In short, inspiration can be briefly described as something that breathes in and enriches your soul and gives spiritual nourishment.

SIX TIPS

1. Sources of Inspiration

Find speakers, books, podcasts, films, apps, or seminars about awareness, let yourself be touched, and enrich yourself. Or, occasionally go to a coaching, course, seminar or retreat, not just to give yourself new insights, but above all to gain new experiences that matter.

2. Dreams

Try to remember your dreams and look for parallels with your daily work or life. Soul and Spirit Anchors, Including Spirit Icons Wield soul anchors in your immediate environment that remind you, and nourish your soul or spirit. Feed them regularly, otherwise they will lose their strength. If you received an amulet from a “holy” man from India ten years ago, it will lose its power if you never pay attention to it.

3. Soul and Spirit Anchors, Including Spirit Icons

Wield soul anchors in your immediate environment that remind you, and nourish your soul or spirit. Feed them regularly, otherwise they will lose their strength.

If you received an amulet from a “holy” man from India ten years ago, it will lose its power if you never pay attention to it.

4. Nature

Visit nature more often, and just ‘be’ there for a natural amount of time. Look around occasionally, and see parallels with your own life path.

5. Allies on Earth

See your soul mates more often, or actively ask them for support.

“If you don't let yourself be supported and inspired, you make it harder than necessary”

6. Allies in Heaven

In your mind, ask for help from your deceased loved one, guardian angel, or spirit guide.

My inspirations

What inspires me are the cosmic mirrors of self-reflection that life and work give me every day. If you look carefully, you can learn and grow every day in how you handle other people and situations.

What inspires me is to use other ways of thinking, besides existing psychology, that contribute to natural growth and balance, wisdom and satisfaction. A great many indigenous cultures throughout the world, some of which I have visited, and various movements relating to spirituality are long-standing sources of inspiration for me.

Here you see in a bird's eye view some of the leaders, chiefs, healer, teachers and nature that have inspired me around the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca58VpEoy_Y

Verder inspireert mij in-de-natuur-zijn wat ons eigenlijk zoveel kan leren of gezond en in balans zijn als je maar goed kijkt. En met name vogels, in het bijzonder met de arend. Hiermee heb ik van kinds af aan een band en twee arenden zijn terug te vinden in mijn handtekening die ik maakte toen ik 14 jaar was. Bleek dubbel arend (toon 11) later ook nog eens mijn geboortezegel te zijn volgens de Maya-kalender. Bovendien staat de arend voor mij symbool voor transformatie, leiderschap, visie en een heldere geest. Dat zie je terug in mijn logo en dat kan ik je brengen.

En niet te vergeten muziek, want muziek verbindt. Als gepassioneerd muzikant speelde ik in diverse bands zoals 5 jaar Yesshows wat ik mede heb opgericht en het Genesis Project (Peter Gabriel era) als de Nederlandse Tributebands van YES en Genesis. En ik speelde in de progrockband 5BridgeS waarmee we een eigen album uitbrachten 'The Thomas Tracks'. Hier kun je wat live video's waar ik deel van mocht uitmaken:

Would you like to know you yourself can give your work and life new inspiration and direction?

Take a look at the book ‘Spirited Personal Leadership.’ For more effective work, a meaningful life and a better world.  http://bitly.ws/BQLG

Seethe promotional copy and find out whether my book could help you: https://martinthoolen.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Promo-Spirited-Personal-Leadership_Martin-Thoolen-1.pdf

Would you like to personally experience how you can gain more control and get more inspiration over your work and life?

Check the new Master’s Course – Spirited Personal Leadership - here:

©2023: Martin Thoolen

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I frequently lose sight of things. I feel fatigued. A persistent sensation I have had for months. Actually, it is getting worse. As if my light is gradually dimming. And, by the way, am I still doing what I believe in? Am I not allowing myself to be affected too much by what others think?

Who or what actually controls my life and career. In short, what is my compass?

Find your compass and regain control with personal leadership.

As an individual you can exercise personal leadership at three levels that not everyone is aware of. But they do have an enormous effect. My new book 'Personal Spirited Leadership' ( to appear in English in March 2023) explains that there are three forces that determine all your choices and behaviour, namely: your ego, your soul and awareness (spirit). Your interior (ego and soul) affects your exterior behaviour and the choices that you make.

© 2022: Martin Thoolen: Model ‘Personal Spirited Leadership'

Three intervention levels

A vital starting point when regaining control over your life is knowing that you are responsible for your own welfare. Without awareness, long term negative stress can cause burnouts. How do you prevent this? By consciously using three fundamental intervention levels:

1. Soul in its place

The basic energy that enables you to keep whistling on your way to work when your soul feels 'at home' at work. You work with enthusiasm and passion, and your innate talents are utilised or enhanced - your job offers you challenges that motivate you.
Echter sommige werkomgevingen zijn uitgedroogd voor je of zelfs toxisch, daar waar anderen vruchtbaarder voor je ontwikkeling zijn. Soms is het laf om te gaan, maar soms laf om te blijven. Soms zijn aanpassingen van de functie toereikend om deze bezieling weer te activeren of een andere plek in de organisatie. Soms ook niet. Pak je dit niet aan, dan zal dit  sluimerende ongenoegen vroeg of laat toch weer naar voren komen.

2. Ego-management

Experience has taught me that most people who suffer a burnout have a strong ego identification with their inner pleaser, pusher and/or perfectionist (the 3 Ps). If you fail to balance these basic forces another burnout will occur before too long. And they are not always easy to prevent. This is certainly true if your ego is stubbornly searching for permanent external recognition or approval or fears deficiency. However, creating a healthy balance and long-term durability requires you giving being/relaxation side of your ego more space. And that requires ego management, where you make choices involving well-considered sacrifices.

3. Behaviour/skills

You increase the essential relaxation and extra time by applying stress and time management knowledge and skills. There is often a great deal to be gained by recognising (but above all acknowledging and taking the appropriate action) the stress signals that you feel and applying useful time management tips, such as setting priorities effectively.

Would you like to know you yourself can give your work and life new direction?

Take a look at the book ‘Spirited Personal Leadership.’ For more effective work, a meaningful life and a better world.  http://bitly.ws/BQLG

Seethe promotional copy and find out whether my book could help you: https://martinthoolen.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Promo-Spirited-Personal-Leadership_Martin-Thoolen-1.pdf

Would you like to personally experience how you can gain more control over your work and life?

Check the new Master’s Course – Personal Spirited Leadership - here:.

©2022: Martin Thoolen

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Why is it useful to know?

Who am I? A question that will confront you in your work or life sooner or later. Particularly during career or life crises. Why wait? Why is it useful to know who you are right now? Because you often have much more in you, than you believe to be the case. Once you know this, you can make effective, useful and conscious choices that are true to you. Both with regard to how you work and your career, and your day-to-day and life choices.

But who are you then?

If someone is asked who they are, what is a common response? A description, like: ‘I am a manager, 35 years old, academically educated, with an income, married to Y, residing in Amsterdam and am a determined, sometimes stubborn, but sincere person.’ In short, a list of characteristics. What, then, are the characteristics with which we identify that you see in the model below?

Model Ego-identifications The diagram/model is taken from the ‘Personal Empowerment’ course (Thoolen & Hobbelink).

Universal fears and desires

Your ego is highly skilled at identifying itself with all kinds of socially acceptable aspects of 'being'. Most people search for ways to gain recognition, appreciation, approval and love, or to belong to something and be special, and people who can fulfil these needs. These are the universal desires for and fears of a deficiency to which the ego responds.

Ego labels

That quest for recognition still takes place every day if you lacked it during your youth or later in life. And before you know it you make your feelings of self-esteem and wellbeing dependent on socially and societally desirable identifications that applaud you for your presence. This gives you the feeling that you are not alone and share something with like-minded people. You feel supported and that you matter. And that is the great desire of the soul striving for a right to exist. For example, you consistently see that people can become extremely attached to things. Examples:

Discover more in and about yourself

Ego

If you identify with a personality type, ‘The Psychology of Selves’ and Voice Dialogue can reveal new possibilities. You can then see your ego as an ego bus on which your thoughts, feelings, behaviour and choices are controlled by constantly changing combinations of ego passengers. For example, your pleaser will sometimes make other choices than your inner warrior. Imagine if you were able to make more use of the 'silent passengers' on your ego bus. Wake them up and use them.

Soul

Beyond the ego with all of the social personas (social masks) there is a deeper layer of purity, passion, pain, joy, dedication, open-mindedness and spontaneity that enrich your work and life, namely: your soul. Every soul, including yours, is charged with five tasks that enable you to get the best from yourself from the cradle to the grave. They entail:

1. growth in awareness through felt experiences.

2. developing sovereignty over your own existence.

3. healing soul pain.

4. living with soul joy.

5. bringing original talents and dreams to life.

But there is even more!

Awareness/spirit

Beyond ego and soul there is another power that is responsible for everything that is created, exists and disappears. This means that it is also responsible for how you make choices and behave. It is impossible to describe something that actually cannot be expressed in words. This is why the list below includes nine (holistic) approach routes for an essential power that simultaneously provides the solution when we wonder how we can create a better society. In one word: spirit. get to know this power, which has always been and will always remain present in your core.

Spirit is typified by aspects including the following.

1. all-encompassing awareness.

2. universal, driving life force & natural cycles.

3. life, unconditional love & neutrality.

4. awareness of abundance & willingness to share.

5. no time, development or management, but free will and here and now.

6. equality & equal rights.

6. equality & equal rights.

8. truth of the heart.

9. unity, source, interconnection & synchronicity.

My new book ‘Personal Spirited Leadership’ (to be released in English in March 2023) explains how you can use them in practice with practical cases and exercises. And when you use your awareness or spirit more:

Answers to ‘who am I?’

Who are you then? The answer depends on your perspective. If your ego takes the lead it will use all kinds of ego labels and ego passengers. If you work and live primarily from the soul you are your true self, without make-up. Uninhibited, spontaneous, original, creative and pure. With your spirit at the helm, you are actually absolutely nothing…and everything, simultaneously.

What can you do with this?

By regaining control and letting your light shine with personal inspiring leadership. However, you can implement personal leadership at three levels, which determine all your choices and behaviour. Namely: Your ego, your soul and awareness (spirit). Your interior (ego and soul) affects your exterior behaviour and the choices you make.

© 2022: Martin Thoolen: Model ‘Personal Spirited Leadership'

Would you like to know you yourself can give your work and life new direction?

Take a look at the book ‘Spirited Personal Leadership.’ For more effective work, a meaningful life and a better world.  http://bitly.ws/BQLG

Seethe promotional copy and find out whether my book could help you: https://martinthoolen.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Promo-Spirited-Personal-Leadership_Martin-Thoolen-1.pdf

Would you like to personally experience how you can gain more control over your work and life?

Check the new Master’s Course – Spirited Personal Leadership - here:https://martinthoolen.com/en/service/master-module-persoonlijk-inspirerend-leiderschap/

©2023: Martin Thoolen

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Dear collaborators of 2022,

Thank you for your trust in me over the past year and the coaching, training or webinars you have followed with me. We keep going and there is more to come….

New in 2023: English edition book 'Personal Spirited Leadership'; E-books in Dutch and English for E-readers; Two Master courses 'Personal Spirited Leadership'; Expat coaching; Career coaching; Work pressure coaching; Webinars about, among other things, Team vitality and burnout.

I wish you and everyone around you a very healthy, nice and satisfied 2023!

Yours kindly, Martinhttps://martinthoolen.com/en/

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Here we go again. The Christmas dinner is on the horizon, but how do we keep it really fun?

Odd, isn’t it? Christmas, a time of peace, but we can still argue at the dinner table – before, during and after. But things can be different, and you can help to make this difference!

You already start walking on eggshells during the preparation. After all, you start thinking:

These mindsets, which you cling to and can last for years, come from somewhere. They are ego roles and family roles that you have known in yourself and each other for a very long time. And sometimes they have been reinforced over the years.

However, it is precisely these familiar old mind-sets that ensure that we are more likely to start a war than cultivate peace at the Christmas dinner table. Sometimes simply in in our thoughts about each otherbut sometimes also in words and gestures.. A self-fulfilling prophec to which you contribute by continuing to think in that way. Pity, because things can be done differently. And you play the leading role in this. Contributing to peace on earth, right where you are. Take a look.

A peaceful Christmas dinner

Look at your own mindsets, let go.

and simply ask yourself the question: ‘Is that so?’ eigen mindsets en stel jezelf simpelweg de vraag: ‘Is dat zo?’

Like: ‘I have known him/her my entire life.’ Is that so? No, of course not, because you don’t see them every single second. You simply don’t know what someone else says, does or shares in another way, without your involvement. You have always only seen a part of your father, mother, brother, sister or child.

However, experiences in families quickly lead us to stick ego labels on each other, such as them always being difficult, egoistic, antisocial, cynical, insolent, rude, etc. And there were undoubtedly reasons for this. But do you want to stay in the same place? A place of conflict? And can you see and approach the other part of your family?

Let go of that place for a while at Christmas. Try approaching your brother, sister, father, mother or child from a new place with a fresh, new mindset and try the following 10 tips below. And don’t make any prejudgements.

10 TIPS FOR A PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS DINNER

  1. Let go of all your impressions, feelings and past memories about the other person.
  2. Temporarily forgive everything that the other person has ever done to you and do the right thing.
  3. Approach others neutrally and without prejudice.
  4. Break the ice and use some (not sarcastic or cynical) humour.
  5. Ignore any judgement you have about them for the evening.
  6. If you don’t like what someone says, try to look beyond your own judgement to find out why someone says something. Out of curiosity.
  7. Do not enter into verbal conflict, but ‘agree to disagree.’
  8. Ask how things are really going with your mother, father, brother, sister or child out of genuine curiosity.
  9. Say something positive about the other person.
  10. Enjoy what is good together.

Try these tips and I predict that you will feel much happier during the Christmas season.

Give yourself or the other person a Christmas present

Would you like to learn other ways, big or small, to contribute to a better world?

At home or at work? Take a look at this Christmas present – the book ‘Personally Inspiring Leadership.’ For more effective work, a meaningful life and a better world. View or order a copy here:

http://bitly.ws/BQLG

Seethe promotional copy and find out whether my book could help you: https://martinthoolen.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Promo-Spirited-Personal-Leadership_Martin-Thoolen-1.pdf

Would you like to personally experience how you, as a manager, professional or administrator can make a better team, organisation or world?

Would you like to personally experience how you, as a manager, professional or administrator can make a better team, organisation or world?

Check the new Master’s Course – Spirited Personal Leadership - here:

©2022: Martin Thoolen

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