I told my parents the last thing any parent would want to hear
I told them I wanted to be a clown! (no kidding)
I had this burning desire, this passion, this urge, this dream to make people laugh.
Pursuing this dream meant I had to overcome massive obstacles without any support from my parents or most of my friends.
I had no money, no certifications, no idea how to become a clown, no clients, no business.
There was only passion and my desire to accomplish a goal that others called ridiculous and unfeasible.
That drove me.
That gave me fuel.
Giving up wasn't an option.
It took me almost ten years to get there.
But I did it.
I was a professional clown for more than 20 years.
During my clowning days, I got the opportunity to become a hospital clown.
I often visited children who were facing certain death.
I needed more than a pair of big shoes and a red nose to do this work.
I needed again to overcome many obstacles.
And I took them one by one.
I still see parents who thank me. My visit was the last time they saw their child laugh.
I take great pride in overcoming these obstacles and persevering in following my dream and passion.
If I had not followed through, these parents wouldn’t have that last image of their dying child laughing.
It is without a doubt the most valuable gift you can give these parents at that moment.
By following my dream, I made an enormous difference and I was very successful.
I achieved all the goals but that success held me back from the next level.
I often had the feeling that it was too easy what I was doing, that I should work harder for my money.
I felt guilty when I was doing nothing and judged myself for being lazy.
I also searched for perfection in everything I did, and in the end that was holding me back from the next level.
But maybe the biggest mistake I made was not asking for help.
I thought I could do it all by myself and thought I knew it all.
I didn't want to hear the truth.
In 2015 I stopped performing and immersed myself in coaching. At first life coaching, then career coaching and now I finally arrived at my preferred audience: High performers.
Because I am one.
So let's talk and let's find out how I can serve you.