What motivates you: the carrot or the stick

Motivation is essential to life. It is the impulse, that little flame that animates us and pushes us to action. At the same time, it can seem like the weather on occasion: sometimes high, sometimes though, uncertain, instable, that is affecting our daily life either positively or negatively. On the other hand, unlike the [...]

2020-03-23T17:50:51+00:00 January 15 2019|Goals, Motivation|0 Comments

Are you disciplined?

How do you explain the fact that you are so far behind in your accounting, that you are paying so much interest? “I don't like to do accounting. I put it off, day after day, until the light turns red and I no longer have any choice." Self-discipline is doing what needs to be [...]

2020-03-23T17:51:03+00:00 November 30 2018|Goals, Motivation|0 Comments

Are You In Shape?

Farm work has always been synonymous with health and good physical condition. Is that still the case? Are you in shape? Paul has no energy anymore. He wakes up exhausted and gets winded at the least effort. Furthermore, he always has a backache. On his wife's advice, he consults his doctor, who recommends that [...]

2020-03-23T17:51:03+00:00 September 11 2018|Goals, Motivation|0 Comments

Constructive criticism

Feedback helps to develop another person’s skills or improve our relationship, but we have to know how to give it.   “Honey, your pâté is very good, but you should put more spices in it. But don't worry, I think you're an excellent cook.” What will this spouse hear, the compliments, the criticism or [...]

2020-03-23T17:51:04+00:00 August 15 2018|Leadership, Motivation|0 Comments

When happiness goes out the window

With three beautiful children, a loving wife, a very successful business and hardly any debt (yes, this breed of farmer still exists), it would seem that Marc has it all. What else could he ask for? “I don’t know why, but I feel that I’m not meant to be happy; I want more and [...]

2020-03-23T17:51:04+00:00 July 31 2018|Goals, Motivation|0 Comments