Chose your own ‘’office space’’…

Today is rainy, cold day (at least here in The Hague).

Yet, on Facebook somebody has posted very inspiring, appealing to my imagination as well as to my desire and energizing photo of the little table with the laptop on the beach with a bit of oriental touch around it. Such a view and such combination brings calming effect on me. Looking at the reactions of other Facebook users I can assume that they are having similar feelings connected with it as well.

Would it be great to have a freedom to choose your own ‘’office’’ space, your own work place, where you could be creative as much as possible, where you could be free to do and to say whatever please you (as long as you do not harm others of course). Where you will feel well, safe and relaxed, which at the end will bring a huge benefit for the employer and  / or yourself if you are your own boss.

It would be haven on earth to work in the desired, dreamed place where one could feel more at home than at work. I remember I was reading a while ago an article about the office which look like the park of attraction (cannot bring the name of the company either of the article now), however such an amazing thing to do for yourself as well as for your employees  – to bring back your inner child, your innocence in reactions, thinking, creativity and more important an openness towards asking naive questions – which actually are opening our eyes and minds. Another dream place to work, I wish I could experience once is the office / home of Richard Branson, the privet, beautiful, wild island with his hammock office – brilliant, fantastic – I truly envy him for it. 

Nowadays lots of people prefer working from home. It is a great thing to do so as you can walk in your pj the whole day, lay on the couch and do whatever while working, however is it really great? Can you really concentrate with your kids around jumping and your spouse screaming and all unfinished little home task to do?

I was thinking that the fact that we do need to go to the office, where we will meet other people (not necessary in the office but also on the way there) is something what keep us feet. You may not agreed with me, however I could see on my own example as well as others that while you are at home you becoming more lazy and isolated, while you do need to go out you prepare yourself, put a makeup or  a new tie, you make an effort, and you do enjoy it more (ok, not always as sometimes the upcoming meeting may be very stressful).

I do not like the idea being 8 hours within the office and not be able to enjoy the beautiful weather either. However, I am talking about the possibility to go to the work place outside your own home, even if you do work for yourself. Of course sometimes is much easier when the weather is terrible and you are getting a cold to stay home and work on your laptop from your own bed – great as well.

Would it be great when your boss will give you a laptop and let you go to the park or to the beach (if you are luckily enough to work / live close by) to do your job.

Myself,  I will be more  motivated to do my job, and you…?

 Dream Job Diva 

Dream Job of Georgina Haug

I have met Georgina October last year  at the ”Bezuidenhout Fair”, thanks to her mother Trudi (I met Trudi at POWERTtalk International). Somehow not only thanks of knowing Georgina’s mom, we clicked, having interesting and inspiring talks. Always great to meet like minded people. 

Name:                 Georgina Haug           

Country / city:     The Netherlands / The Hague

What is your dream?

To live a full, happy, loving, active, healthy, useful, creative, peaceful, safe, productive, supportive, positive and stimulating life.

What is my dream job?

I would say “jobs”…. for ideally I would be able to apply my skills in different ways in different surroundings. Firstly I would love to create a place of growth, personal growth, where all kinds of talented people come to share their knowledge with others. Running this place and being part of it as a teacher.  Secondly, I would love to create very personal and symbolic marriage and funeral ceremonies. Thirdly, would love to work with prisoners, keeping them connected to society and their humanity.

That’s a few of my passions!

How did you achieve your goal = dream job? / how do you plan to achieve your goal=dream job?

One step at a time. I am currently learning to be an entrepreneur as I have set up my coaching and training business. I come across wonderful people to co-create with. So getting closer to part one of the dream. I have also been trying to get experience in being a registra. I have one town now interested in working with me. So that’s part 2 getting started.

As for part 3, still brooding on the best strategy.

What is your tip to others concerning the Dream Job / Life?

Surround yourself with supportive people, make sure you have some money saved, build a strong network, dive into the deep end and take a risk.

Who are you?

Georgina Haug: life-coach/trainer/facilitator/marketeer/woman/human. &

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Dream Job of Liliana Zalles

We were together with Liliana volunteers at ACCESS, though we have met and got to know each other after I stopped with this organization. We have became friends for life. I ma very happy she could discover my culture and meet my parents when she and her husband visited Warsaw few years back.

Name:                      Liliana Zalles              

Country / city:           Bolivia / Santa Cruz

What is your dream?

My dream is to have a stable life, stable job for me and my husband. Working in an international organization outside my country and taking my whole family with me.  

What is your dream job?  

My dream job is to have my own business. My dream job can also be working for an international organization, having a job where people can value who I am and a place where I can use my talents. I dream working in an international environment, sharing with different cultures and learning from one and other. A place where I wouldn’t feel like a slave, a place where I can give my ideas and have the chance to take decisions.

How did you achieve your goal = dream job? / how do you plan to achieve your goal=dream job?

I haven’t achieved my goal yet. I think I am in the process of building up my dream. I am learning and gaining the necessary experience, preparing myself to reach my goal in the near future. In the meantime, trying to be patient, specially learning how to deal with colleagues who doesn’t know how to work in a team and think in their own benefits.

What is your tip to others concerning the Dream Job / Life? 

My tip for others and also for myself is focusing everyday on what we have in our hearts as a dream. Sometimes we have to accept a low position which could lead us in to a big and perfect job. Being patient but not being average, fighting for what we want and being convinced that we can get it. I have a quote for this: “You never get a dream without getting what you need to make it possible”.

Who are you?

I am a dreamer. Liliana’s LinkedIn profile.

Coordinated by Dream Job Diva