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Jouw Inspirator

Er zitten ongekende mogelijkheden opgesloten in jezelf. Je hebt soms iemand nodig die je daar even op wijst en die jou helpt die mogelijkheden tot bloei te laten komen. Ik ben die persoon. Ik ben jouw Inspirator

Jouw Spreker

Je organiseert een evenement. Je hebt een dagvoorzitter of een spreker nodig die de zaal leidt, begeleidt, tot denken aanzet en betrokken houdt. Iemand die het verschil maakt tussen een evenement met een kleine of met een hoofdletter E. Ik ben zo'n Spreker

Jouw Coach

Met Coaches hebben we een speciale band. Ze zijn degenen die ons niet altijd vertellen wat we willen horen maar juist wat we zouden moeten horen. Ik wil jou helpen jouw doelen te behalen. Ik ben jouw Coach

Jouw Trainer

Ik heb altijd genoten van trainingen, omdat ik ze zie als brug tussen toespraken en coaching. Helaas zijn trainingen vaak eenzijdig en te lang voor cursisten. Mijn workshops en trainingen daarentegen zijn leuk, educatief en super interactief. Ik ben jouw Trainer

My blog this week

For the last 8 months my business, A New You, has been having a tough time getting enough assignments to match the assignments I was getting before then. And while I was looking around for more work, I was met with all kinds of excuses while things were slowing down for me. After a while I starting listening to the news and everyone else and so things got worse. You see, I have some believes in life that guides me, but sometimes those outside voices drown out my own beliefs and I don’t hear my own beliefs anymore and that makes me change my focus. Which brings me to one of my beliefs I want to share with you today.

I believe that whatever you focus on, it will grow.

You see, we grow every day because we are alive. Things that don’t grow are dead, and I am definitely not dead and if you are reading this, neither are you. The whole time my company was growing I had a different mindset and concentrated on my message and those of others and how to share it. In other words I had a growth mindset. In turn my business grew as well, even during the crisis. Then after hearing some no’s after last summer and getting less work, I started listening to the naysayers and my company profits and assignments starting to grow in the other direction. I lost my focus and the reason why I do what I do and started focusing on losing money and that worked like a charm as well as I grew in more free time, stress and worry. My belief was still working, but now it was working against what I truly desired.

Now, I am starting to change directions again and things are starting to go in a good direction. And once again I am grateful to my faith, my friends, my family and my adversaries and nay sayers whom helped me to change directions and focus. The holistic view is that everyone is put into our lives for a reason, whether we understand it at the time or never. I may not like the role that everyone plays in my life, but it is a useful tool if I am open to learn the lessons. When I was small I was afraid of the dark, but now I embrace it to sleep. When I was called by a name other than the name my mother gave me, it taught me to how to handle adverse situations. When they wouldn’t let me and my father into a restaurant in 1968, it helped others to bring about a change in the Old South even quicker than inviting us in. You see, we grow every day, we grow in love, wisdom, kindness, passion, etc….. Or we grow in hate, ignorance, intolerance, indifference, unkindness etc. Quantum physics states that we are always going forward. Since that is true, let’s find helpful, productive, positive goals and move in that direction. Be wiser and blessed my friends.

Say it now

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Say it now, face to face

Yesterday on my way to the gym I saw a rainbow.  Not the first time I have seen a rainbow of course, but somehow I felt inspired to take a picture of it. Five to be exact.  Growing up people used to say that there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  I remember when I was about 9 I actually found the end of the rainbow, but no pot of gold.  I thought this must be the beginning of the rainbow.

At about the same time I was being enamored with the  rainbow, a great childhood friend of mine was about to have his last day on earth.  He later died that morning from a heart attack at age 50. This morning I received the news and I wept.  Every time I went to America I had planned on seeing him physically since we had such great conversations on facebook, but something always came up and it was always me that cancelled.  We knew what was going on in each other’s lives and kept each other up to date.  And now, he is gone and my heart aches greatly.  I remember so many things about him.  Unfortunately, I also remember not going by or even contacting him when I was in Lenoir.

No TV

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With so much darkness in the world we often forget to look for the light.  We see and hear of so much evil and wrong doing that we too often not see the love, kindness and the good works of others.  We grow despondent and angry when we think about all the things we don’t have and stop being thankful for what we have, like our health, and loved ones.

I started this out with “we”, but these are the things that I, myself sometimes feel.  I want to say right now,” dear lord I thank you for the light in the darkness, my health, my wife and children, my family and friends far and near.   I realize that if I am not grateful for what I have,  I will receive, see, nor appreciate anything else.”

Time goes by so quickly, that sometimes we do not notice that after our birth we are on a journey to leave.  It is what we do on the journey that is important.  Don’t spend life watching others enjoy it, but get out there and enjoy it yourself. 

Hugging

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Yesterday while visiting my in-laws at the camping I looked at my wife and my boys and realized that these days together are numbered.  There is a song called, “Everything must change” and it had never hit home like the last couple of weeks.  Shawn is 14 and I just realized the times are changing.  He is growing up so fast and I couldn’t be prouder of him.  He is making excellent grades in school, plays football on the Dutch national team and the captain of the baseball team.  Even more than that, Shawn is a better human being.  I admire him so much and the person he is and is becoming.  Yesterday at the camping I gave him a big hug.  Nothing unusual, we hug often, but this time it felt different.  I will be strong of course, but as the days go by, Shawn is moving closer to the door.

Jacky, my oldest sweet daughter, is a blessing to me as well.  She is a strong woman now and makes me proud to be her daddy. She left me for a while and now she is back, stronger than ever! She brings the joy in my life and is Joe’s role model.  He couldn’t find a better one.  I know how to handle Joe from Jacky.

Live

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With so much darkness in the world we often forget to look for the light.  We see and hear of so much evil and wrong doing that we too often not see the love, kindness and the good works of others.  We grow despondent and angry when we think about all the things we don’t have and stop being thankful for what we have, like our health, and loved ones.

I started this out with “we”, but these are the things that I, myself sometimes feel.  I want to say right now,” dear lord I thank you for the light in the darkness, my health, my wife and children, my family and friends far and near.   I realize that if I am not grateful for what I have,  I will receive, see, nor appreciate anything else.”

Time goes by so quickly, that sometimes we do not notice that after our birth we are on a journey to leave.  It is what we do on the journey that is important.  Don’t spend life watching others enjoy it, but get out there and enjoy it yourself.

Live to be 120 years old

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I will live to be 120 years old

Last Wednesday I gave a lecture at the Rotary Club in Apeldoorn and I like to tell people about my father and some of the great things he has done.  One of the favorite thing my father would say was, “I will live to be 120 years old or will die trying” and I would always say, “well, he didn’t make it, but he did die trying”, for which everyone would laugh.

Inspirator, grote leiders, manager, supervisor

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Grote leiders, managers en supervisors
Er zijn talloze artikelen, boeken met tips en trucs over inspirerend leiderschap enzovoort. Geen mens is hetzelfde en zo zijn er veel verschillen tussen leiders, managers en supervisors terwijl er zijn een aantal dingen zijn die ze gemeen zullen hebben. Hou er rekening mee dat niet alle leiders managers of supervisors zijn, niet alle managers leiders of supervisors zijn en niet alle supervisors leiders of managers zijn. Hieronder wat ze wel gemeen hebben:

Gezondheid

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Hello World,

Ik was in gesprek met een goede vriend van mij op Oudejaarsavond 2009 en ik vroeg hem wat hij dat jaar daarop wilde bereiken. Hij vertelde me de dingen die hij wilde bereiken in het bedrijfsleven en in zijn persoonlijke leven.