“It is my goal to live ‘Wow!’. Through the website and the book, I will gain the knowledge and skills to live ‘Wow!’. I believe that if we stand together in this, we can make a greater contribution to solving the challenges of the 21st century.” – You
This is the place to be for young folks who believe that if we all put a bit more effort into personal development and growth, and connect with eachother to exchange knowledge and experience, we can enrich eachother’s lives and make the world a better place.
Never before, so many generations have been alive at the same time. But at the same time, we, Generation Y, are the biggest generation ever, and the most connected. We should take advantage of that! – Sietse Bakker, founder of How To Live Wow!?
What does it bring me?
- Insights, tips, tricks and methods that successful and happy people know and apply for centuries. They have something in common that you have to know!
- The possibility to share your skills, thoughts, ideas, successes and failures, so others can learn from you
- The opportunity to learn from the successes and failures of others who are aiming to live ‘Wow!’
- A community of like-minded people
- Food for thought!
Who’s initiative is this?
Please allow me to introduce myself to you. My name is Sietse Bakker, 27 years young, and based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2003, at the age of 19, I made my first big dream come true: I started my company Wow!works, providing event management, media production, communication and coaching services. At the age of 22 I was fortunate enough to welcome the European Broadcasting Union as client and today I am fulfilling the role of Event Supervisor for the world’s biggest music event, the Eurovision Song Contest.
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How did it all start?
My fascination for personal growth and development started in 2004, when reading a fascinating book about financial prosperity. I quickly realized that financial abundance was only a tool to shape life, and not a goal on itself. I became determined to understand how to master life and came to the conclusion that the main goal in life is to be in a state of happiness. After all, we all want to be happy – no exception.
During the past five years of studying success and happiness, I came to the conclusion that there is no clearly defined purpose in life, unless you define one yourself. Not long ago, I decided it was time to define such purpose myself. A clear goal. On the 30th of June, 2009, I wrote the following in a blog post:
“I want to be able to summarize my entire life in just one magical word: ‘Wow!’ The love of my life: Wow! My children: Wow! The friendships I had: Wow! The career I worked on with dedication and joy: Wow! The things I learned and passed on in life: Wow! The most beautiful spots on earth I had the opportunity to visit: Wow! What I managed to do for others: Wow!” Read the original blog post..
Then, the next question was obvious: How To Live Wow!? Through this website and a book, I want to share my personal journey of finding the answers to that question, and I want to inspire you in finding yours.
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