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Dare to take the opportunity

After finishing my second year at Saxion, the Netherlands, I decided to study abroad for about 4 months at Ferris, Michigan, the United States. I, an Asian girl, have never ever thought that I could go that far and have the opportunity to develop myself in such different education systems. When I came to Ferris,…
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Don’t talk to strangers

Do you remember going to the playground at the age of ten with you friends? Putting on your clothes especially for playing outside and as soon as you would walk out of the door your mother would say: ‘Remember to not talk to strangers!’. I’m very sorry to say mom, but that is exactly what…
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Run Julian, Run!

What I always wanted to do consistently is working out in the morning before breakfast and school/work. A couple of times I did it one or two times, but I immediately stopped in the third day. But why? Mostly I felt too cold in Germany, expecting a temperature of 0 – 5 degrees in the…
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Gambling with your life, a darker side of excellence

The strive for excellence can have many roots, wanting to prove yourself, trying to be the best at something, it being an obligation of something you want reach, or, it being the response to attempt to minimize the chance of a disaster. This is a personal story of 99% dedication and 1% horror.  Imagine making…
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Dealing with setbacks and struggles

Going abroad is already scary on its own. If you encounter certain struggles, while being abroad and on your own it is even worse. For example what if you get injured? What if you lose your phone or worse your credit card? These are all things that need to be considered before you leave home,…
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Challenging yourself to grow

The hardest thing about going out of your comfort zone is it to actually make it work. Too many times we keep saying things off, like working out or eating healthy because we think, oh tomorrow is another day. Tomorrow I can do all these things. But in the end, tomorrow never comes. Therefore if…
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Seeing the world from a different perspective

It has been almost four months since I moved to Thailand. Going abroad can be quite challenging especially if that country is across the globe. But it was quite clear for me that I did not want to stay in Europe as it is personally still too close to home. I want to feel the…
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Personal learning question

All participants of the Conscious Business Challenge work with an individual learning question during each year. A learning question helps you to find unexpected insights about the one important issue you have today in your life. By making 1 learning question, and taking it along during the year in everything you do, you will recognize…
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