Blogging for HRMBlogs

February 29, 2008

Just a short message to let you know that I’ve started to blog on HRMBlogs , apparently I am an outsider in this HR oriented platform 😉

HRM Blogs

My first article is about “Belgian Authors (and networking specialists) on”.

I’ll be publishing great articles on social networking and knowledge sharing.

Check out HRMBlogs regularly from now on 😉

Have an outstanding day,


Cash funds dreams!

February 22, 2008

Ok, it might surprise you, but money wasn’t that important to me in the past. I earned a nice income, sometimes a bit less than anticipated (being independent has disadvantages as well 😉 ) , but always (just) enough.

Since my Power-sabbatical last year, my point of view changed. Why?

I used to believe that I was doing great! Assuming that I earned a “100”, I gave away about a “10” to charity . I still had more than enough with my “90”. Now, instead of giving away the “10”, I spend invest it in myself (and others). Why? To learn, grow and increase my income to “200”, so I can give away “100” instead of “10”! I learned that Cash funds dreams! You can give away a lot more if you have a lot…Of course, I am also dreaming of travelling the world and some other stuff. So I’ll be even happier! 😉

We all know the “Law of Attraction”, right? If you settle for a “100”, that’s exactly what you are going to get…

So, I have set a new standard for myself and I am keeping myself accountable for reaching it!

What about you? What’s your standard?

How are you going to reach it?

Enjoy every day,

Bert Verdonck

Network Creator

Robin Sharma rules!

February 17, 2008


I really loved Robin Sharma‘s seminar yesterday in Amsterdam!

I wrote down some interesting one-liners that I am willing to share with you:

 the #1 crime : I never realised who I was. I never was myself!

We can’t give what we don’t have ourself. (e.g. love, money, …)

It’s never too late to be the person you always wanted to be.

When you know better, you can do better!

Make it through your life in first class!

Why do we postpone living?

Next time he’s around, make sure you go and see him too! Worthwile every euro! In the meantime, buy one of his books or talk to me 😉

Enjoy every day,

Bert Verdonck

Network Creator

Free feed…use it well ;-)

February 15, 2008

I am getting more and more questions on how people can automate or integrate my content in their blogs or through RSS


In fact, this is very simple!

Here is the link to my feed

And if you were still looking for a great RSS-Reader, I am using GoogleReader. So, why don’t you too? If you want to know more about this great tool, have a look at the Google Reader Blog.

Enjoy the weekend,

Bert Verdonck

Network Creator

Who reads a book entirely?

February 12, 2008

Ok, I am one of those booklovers who reads a book from start to finish. Apparently, not like everyone…

Recently, I heard this (true) story about an author who wrote a book (ok, nothing out of the ordinary yet).

After selling a couple of thousands, on a given day he receives a message from one of his readers that in his copy page 147 was missing and if another copy could be send…So, he gets to his stock and takes the first book, looks at page 147 and yes, you guessed it already : the page is missing here too!

Next, he goes to his previous version (I don’t recall if this was the third or second reprint, but in fact it doesn’t matter!) and looks for page 147. Guess what : it’s NOT there!

Wow, he looks in his archive for a copy of his first version and of course : no page 147 😉

So, actually page 147 (sure, also page 148 😉 ) never existed…Now, everyone makes mistakes, I am the first one to admin, but what strikes me is that nobody ever saw it (or took the effort to tell the author about it)!

I mean if you read a book and 2 pages are missing…duh!?!

This brings me to the conclusion that not everyone reads the whole book, right?

In fact, I tested this with some friends and most of them confessed, they only read the intro’s, the first chapter (maybe 2, max3) and the last one, jumping to conclusions.

Wow, I am impressed…

What about you? Do you read every book entirely?

Now, would it be a great idea to write a book with 12 chapters and publish it like any other book, but with just the first 2 chapters (first and last ones) actually printed??? How’s that for creative writing? Who’s willing to be my publisher? 😉

Enjoy every day,
Bert Verdonck
Network Creator

The Monk who sold his Ferrari…in the Benelux!

February 10, 2008

Robin SharmaRobin Sharma, a great author with outstanding books, gifted presentations and other tools for personal (or business) achievement, is also considered as one the world’s top experts on personal growth and leadership styles. He is coming to the Netherlands! Next saturday, 16th of Februari, Robin will be in Amsterdam and I am going too 😉

He’s sharing his insights on “the Monk who sold his Ferrari” during a two hour lecture! Just download this Robin Sharma Flyer and subscribe!

For business people there is a workshop too on friday the 15th!

Next to “the Monk who sold his Ferrari”, I also love “The Saint, the Surfer and the CEO”!

Did you read any of his books? Which one do you prefer?

Enjoy every day,

Bert Verdonck

Network Creator

Dale Carnegie’s Golden Book?

February 8, 2008

Most people know Dale Carnegie by his books like How to Win Friends and Influence People, first published in 1936, a massive bestseller that remains popular today!

So, in order to share with you several of his insights, here is his Golden Book for free!

Enjoy every day,

Bert Verdonck

Network Creator

What’s your destiny?

February 4, 2008

I don’t know what your destiny wil be, but one thing I do know:
the only ones among you who will really be happy
are those who have sought and found how to serve.
– Albert Schweitzer –

I know that I am happy 😉

And of course, serving a lot…my most frequently used verb : GIVING

What about you? How can I help you to become happy too?

Enjoy every day,

Bert Verdonck

Network Creator