In 1999 I discovered my personal mission: ‘to create happiness’. With this mission as my guidance I have developed ‘Happiness at work’ and ‘Mental legacy happiness at work’. I enjoy the privilege of having many different organizations and individuals supporting and contributing to this realisation. Tens of thousands of people have cooperated. It fills me with gratitude and thankfulness that together we have managed to enlarge the happiness of many others.
In 2010 I have made a hike from Delft to Assisi in Italy together with my wife Loes. For months we’ve strolled through Europe with only a backpack. It was a beautiful experience. In my book, ‘Doelgericht zwerven’ we tell the story of our pilgrim walk. The book tells our experience in twenty-five capturing stories. The beauty of the landscapes and the intimacy of the different townscapes is illustrated by Loes in twenty aquarelles.
During our hike I have taught myself many traits like living in the ‘here and now’, to perform within my own capacity, to look for the unexpected and to hold your course. Through a sophisticated three-day-during course ‘Doelgericht zwerven’ these traits are aspired to be conveyed to the course members. There’s no need to make the same journey, which takes months. With great respect I see and behold the changes and turn-arounds that the course members have made to their lives. I have seen heroes who have managed to, in spite of difficult circumstances, find their path towards happiness.