5 vragen aan: Hanne Troonbeeckx

5 questions to: Hanne Troonbeeckx

1.Everyone is busy these days. But at Self we attach a lot of attention to me-time! Do you plan enough time for yourself and how do you arrange the puzzle of work, family and me-time?

As I read the question I nod in agreement 'YES!'... Everyone is busy these days! Making a career, children, a sweetheart or a husband, friends, family... And those few minutes in between where we can switch off for a while, we get to work on our emails, text messages, social media,... In other words: no me -time more. Until it all becomes too much and your body and mind almost force you to think about yourself.

I do this by turning off the radio and cell phone in the car and just driving. From destination A to B in complete silence. Then I realize again what a rollercoaster I've been on for hours.
At home I find myself again by taking a bath. Add a pampering scrub or balm and silence again. This can even be at any time of the day. When the bucket is full, you know where to find me. (and keep it quiet… 🙂

2. Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn in life. What advice would you give to your younger self?

I think this is a beautiful quote. If there's one lesson I've learned, it's that you shouldn't be so hard on yourself. We, or at least I, tend to focus on what I have not yet achieved. On what I can't do yet. And all those things that others do have.

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito”
Every individual has his talent. It's about how you deal with it. So focus on what you can do!

3. What is your ultimate favorite address in Belgium!

I don't have to think about that for long.
It is small, cozy, is of course located in Belgium and you can enjoy great food there :-)! Restaurant Invincible in Antwerp is an address that can ALWAYS make me happy! Kenny and Wendy (the owners of the restaurant) are two wonderful people. I love it there so much!! Simply because it is very pleasant to spend time at the large counter in the kitchen and the food is also delicious. My favorite place of all time!

4. How are you doing with your ambition? On fleek? Which goals are at the top of your priority list in 2017?

I have never had the ambition to achieve anything specific. Yet I am proud when I look back on my career so far. Maybe my ambition is that I want to do work that makes me happy and that gives me satisfaction. In that regard, I have been completely on fleek since 2016! I founded my own company, Buzzooka, a tool that connects influencers and companies. (www.buzzooka.be​). This turned out to be a bull's eye! Although my goal was and still is to enjoy my daily activities.

5. Oh, you meet a genie-in-a-bottle and you get three wishes. They always say that you shouldn't reveal your wishes, but let's make an exception for once. What are your three wishes?

But I think it really won't work out! 🙂 I'll reveal something else. Every time I was allowed to make a wish as a child, I wished I could make 2 wishes. Then I forgot to give meaning to the wishes... So I still have a lot of wishes left! Or maybe I am now fully living the wish I once made...

Thank you Hanne for this nice conversation! I especially remember that people should not be too hard on themselves and should focus on what we can or do have. I totally agree with that too!

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