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Matthias Veltkamp

Goal 2023: 1. Generate 100K+ income: – Repay 120K loan (become owner/financer of my own stock/inventory) – Growth/liquidity solely self-financed (50% buffered/reinvested within company) 2. Become technically multi-skilled on off-grid (all-electric) solutions: – Solar + battery/storage + smart home + smart monitoring/usage of electricity – Hot water generation + st… Read More

December 8, 2022 Completion Time – Q&As

In replay to Max Hirschel

Thanks Max. I find Seattle speech very inspiring, stating that land should in principle not be owned/sold, or solely be owned by itself. Life is. Land is. Air is. Fire is. Water is. In Holland, a very inspiring initiative is BD-grondbeheer. Some other initiatives do the same: buy land and make a farmer not depending on high loans to make a start with growing good quality f… Read More

December 8, 2022 Completion Time – Q&As

In replay to Max Hirschel

opperhoofd Seattle
🙏🏻

December 8, 2022 Completion Time – Q&As

Hi Nisandeh, I appreciate your ongoing support during the WOMB program and admire your iron commitment to make your goals happen. One small question: as a very successful and accomplished entrepreneur how do you look at a “balanced life” between this strong commitment and discipline on the one side and more relaxed side of garden, kids/family, sports, friends, music?… Read More

November 26, 2022 New Ideas to Experiment

In replay to Matthias Veltkamp

Day 5 – Come up with a strategic plan how AND when you’re going to develop & implement these product/service AND marketing strategy/tactic in 2023. Goal: in 2023 I build my first all-electric heating system + I video-document the whole process and turn it into a client attracting expert position 22M11/M12 calculate prices + arrange trainings 23M1 + M2 make the… Read More

November 26, 2022 New Ideas to Experiment

In replay to Matthias Veltkamp

Day 3 – Pick up ONE NEW product/service you’re going to try out in 2023. One of the heat-pumps Day 4 – Pick up ONE NEW marketing strategy/tactic you’re going to try out in 2023. I consider Youtube videos + start using drone for documenting my path towards “all electric solutions”

November 26, 2022 New Ideas to Experiment

In replay to Matthias Veltkamp

Day 3 – Pick up ONE NEW product/service you’re going to try out in 2023. 1. Maintenance + cleaning service Day 4 – Pick up ONE NEW marketing strategy/tactic you’re going to try out in 2023. 1. follow my heart

November 26, 2022 New Ideas to Experiment

In replay to Matthias Veltkamp

Day 2 – Use the Idea Generator to come up with at least 10 NEW marketing strategies/tactics you might want to use in 2023. 1. follow my heart 2. accept what comes on my way and deal with it 3. clearly communicate 4. give + give the chance to give back + receive 5. share with a broader audience my knowledge/build an audience on social media 6. Youtube videos + st… Read More

November 26, 2022 New Ideas to Experiment

In replay to Bas van Amersfoort

Thank you Bas for this inspiration/reply! It is indeed a difficult thing. Up till now I took the stand: I am busy enough with my solar-panel business so to say, but your need bothers me as well for quite a while yet. I don’t have the answer yet I’m afraid, working on it 🙂

In replay to Nisandeh Neta

Thanks Nisandeh, to be continued.

November 21, 2022 New Ideas to Experiment

Day 1 – Use the Idea Generator to come up with at least 10 NEW product/services you might want to create and offer in 2023. 1. Maintenance + cleaning service 2. Heat storage (in combi with current solar-system) 3. DC-coupled storage (in combi with current solar-system) 4. AC-storage (separate from current solar-system) 5. Back-up system for energy independence 6… Read More

In replay to Nisandeh Neta

Ok, thanks for you invitation, I will re-frase as good as I can: 1. ok, what frightens me in the current world/economic situation is a contraction of power in very few companies/institutes/governments. So world+economy are together in many areas that are in my opinion not necessarily a good combination. So for example common land such as mountains, lakes but even farml… Read More

In replay to Nisandeh Neta

Thanks for clarification 🙂 Great inspiration for experimentation. I reckon we have a great opportunity this week to look at ourself, tnx!

In replay to Henny van Silfhout

Thanks for your support!

Hi Nisandeh, I had an un-posted reply to your Q&A, I just wanted to send it anyway to honour you, and may be you like to see what your thoughts are on it: Thank you for the great Q&A today.. interesting to get to know your thinking.., tnx for openess and honesty. May I ask a follow-up question? I am really curious about how you think of the society/econ… Read More

In replay to Nisandeh Neta

that’s a great resource/legacy in a world where dead-wood/harvested wood is more worth (financially) than a living tree

In replay to Nisandeh Neta

Guinea Pig? I think I missed something, should I know? 🙈🙉

In replay to Nisandeh Neta

Great reply, I love it.

In replay to Maru Lizarrraga

WOW , Maru, I love your questions + your clear/clean way of asking + your decency towards Nisandeh.

In replay to Lucie Klaassen

OMG, I would flip, great it didn’t impacted you that much. Hope all is ok with it. Life is giving you what you need. Take care and enjoy your book. 🙏🏻🧡

In replay to Maria Simons

I can relate to that, thanks for sharing.

In replay to Bas van Amersfoort

take care of yourself, great successes, enjoy the weekend

In replay to Henny van Silfhout

Great to hear Henny. Also inspiring to hear you had this coaching with Vered, looking forward hearing more of your insights in the buddy session next Monday

In replay to Marcel Dassen

well done 🙂

This week took a big dive deep deep down into realization things have become really difficult and poorly organized: – cash position has become increasingly difficult, incredible amount of money into stock – unavailability of certain products is extremely severe – doing everything in my business is way to harsh Investment: – clarify position – cancel a project for… Read More

November 19, 2022 Optimize What Kinda Works

Plan: EASY: – consistency, honesty, bravery, humbleness, passion – communicate clear, plan realistic – follow up quickly, don’t postpone – prioritise + kill your darlings/say no – liquidity position SOME EFFORT: – same as above + build on materials: – handbook/procedure – websiste – expert position – videos – publication of book – social media DIFFIC… Read More

November 19, 2022 Optimize What Kinda Works

In replay to Matthias Veltkamp

EASY: From now on consistently: – Filling in CRM + Follow up + honest and realistic expectation management – Plan every step and fulfil planning – Make sure from 2023 onwards, 30% advanced payment is secured – Honor referrals – Improved template + pricelists (pricing) – make European panels … Read More

November 19, 2022 Optimize What Kinda Works

What tactics/strategies/products/actions/people can be improved/optimized: CRM List of entry Visit Design Offer Liquidity Planning Communication Work-preparation Procurement Sourcing Stock management Production Finalising project Referral List of evaluation Service flow After-sales Co-operation co-finance Risk-management Savety Procedures/manuals … Read More

In replay to Matthias Veltkamp

– what if the next step requires full commitment + many investments + high risk + probably some beginner mistakes thus big chance less income for a certain period but many chances ahead + lot potential to learn more? : My case for last question: – I am an expert in solar + I get many questions for heat from existing clients. Interested in new perspective on this sub… Read More

What would Nisandeh do: One of the key lessons I learned during WOWB is to test things out + ask t-audience. In corporate jobs I learned: make a minimal viable product and start selling, see if it works. This is somehow related to “my way” so far: start delivering best I can and improve every time. 4 questions about this iterative process: – when would you stop impro… Read More

In replay to Henny van Silfhout

Hi Henny, nice question + suggestion of Lucy. I have no exp with VA but do have with IPA (in person ass) + tip for you. I have many difficulties with giving things out of hands, but in person sitting and delegating tasks can be effective, especially if you are half needed. I do this with bookkeeping. May be you can find somebody that want a work-experience (in dutch st… Read More

In replay to Claudia Benmesahel

hmm, interesting question, look forward to the answer too.

November 7, 2022 Double Down on What Works

In replay to Matthias Veltkamp

One more thing: Double down on multiple projects. If I manage to do 2 times the amount of projects, I will have 2,5 times revenue or more. This is feasible. Plan: from Januari -July focus on workflow/production + keep up with the speed, and document and improve.

November 7, 2022 Double Down on What Works

Double down: Best income/revenue: – referral (easy), plan: follow up on the referral and ALWAYS make the effort to say thank you to the existing customer, delegate to Evelyn follow up – specific solar companies that bring in high end customers (easy), plan: make a landing page about the company, make effort to put the into sunlight, follow up on new customers and ALW… Read More

November 7, 2022 Stop What Doesn’t Work

Aditionally, after the business buddy meeting: – I stop going to parties or family-gatherings I don’t like to go to – I eliminate complaining the best I can, and I try to be thank full for all the disturbance and challenges and ask myself the question what it may bring. Furthermore I will take the situation as it is and make the best of it, everything I need is already … Read More

November 7, 2022 Stop What Doesn’t Work

Easy – I have a “roof-team” that always keeps me stressed about their works and how they work. I put these guys to non-active. Action/commitment: I will eliminate them from the possibilities for letting them do some work for us. These guys are simply no subcontractors for me anymore from now on. – Stop treating myself as a “normal installer”, we have a mission, … Read More

In replay to Nisandeh Neta

thanks for sharing!

November 7, 2022 Stop What Doesn’t Work

The list will follow. But here is the fist thing: Stop hiding. The most important AND difficult thing to do to make a plan for expressing who I am and where I stand for

October 28, 2022 Evaluation Time

1. What is your vision for your business; My business vision is: Creating an enjoyable, ethical and resilient world, by helping people to become more energy independent, sustainable and educated on power generation, usage, storage and heating. 2. What are your main values in your business; Trust, sustainability, simplicity, resilience, profitability. 3. What is i… Read More

Thank you Nisandeh for the great workshop. Biggest insights: – have fun – Keep it simple, structure it and make it attractive for audience + YouTube – find a rhythm and make a bold goal of making at least 50-100 videos – choose 1 subject – choose all (most) questions in advance – “compete” with other video’s in the field Would be great if you make … Read More

October 23, 2022 Time for Review

Evaluate what could be improved – make time, 15 minutes, every day, make a rythm of it – don’t stress about the program but deal with the entrepreneurship attitude instead of worker/employee mentality – don’t postpone, choose to plan time for WOMB – invest in new routines/structures – ask for help from buddies/brainstorm/Nisandeh/colleages – trust more on new stru… Read More

October 19, 2022 Time for Review

A lot is going on, many learnings and successes.. lists are underway. I love the program and it really gets re-thinking my life + business therein. To be continued.

October 13, 2022 Position Yourself

In replay to Nisandeh Neta

Thank you Nisandeh. Thanks for feedback. Do you think energy+heat usage should not be part of the answer to the who-question? Implicitly enough for home owners/small business owners, or could it be better with: power+heat consuming households and business owners? Anyhow, I keep it simple 1. Who (specialist): home owners 2. Why (human): I believe that home owners s… Read More

October 13, 2022 Position Yourself – Q&As

In replay to Matthias Veltkamp

I said for myself, what ever I have written I post at 23.59 latest. So the problem is one part postponement. So I asked about it before, your answer was basically Start With Why! Thanks for that. So I really take this weeks assignment to heart and I try to start with why.. I’m working on it. So far yes, no questions asked, I know that postponement has a lot to do with why…. Read More

October 12, 2022 Position Yourself – Q&As

Hi Nisandeh, This running car with a break on it is very applicable to me.

October 10, 2022 Position Yourself

I help home owners to rethink their heat, power and water installation at home and for their small businesses and produce their own power and heat, store it, and make them become less dependent on government and electricity and gas suppliers.

October 6, 2022 Answer THEIR Questions

I am going to demonstrate MY expertise by answering THEIR questions in a LIVE Q&A session. Yes. Tonight. Ok, yes: I was wondering long wether I could go for it yes or no.. somehow I made it happen, I will do a Q&A TONIGHT with 9 of my customers.. long story short, all things come together.. I did a 80 panel project for them with the builder of their apartments,… Read More

In replay to Marcel Dassen

At least you don’t give up 🙂

In replay to Nisandeh Neta

Tnx 🙏🏻

What did you get out of this week’s assignment? – I recommitted this week to the WOMB project – I learned that asking questions can be easily (and more effectively) linked to the actual questions being asked. – My philosophical attitude towards the rethinking of electricity/power/heat makes me more committed to keeping up a spirit of learning and developing skills … Read More

September 30, 2022 Demonstrate Your Expertise

In replay to Rens de Nobel

tnx! i learnd a great method for writing a book about it yesterday 🙂

September 30, 2022 Demonstrate Your Expertise

In replay to Marcel Dassen

this is a nice success though..

September 30, 2022 Demonstrate Your Expertise

In replay to Henny van Silfhout

aah, please..?

In replay to Lola Lemans

interesting cross-medio/muliple use

In replay to Marcel Dassen

What did you learn from it? how can you “correct” your mistakes? / what will you do different next time? Did you had some fun sometimes past week?

In replay to Max Hirschel

nice successes 🙂

In replay to Bas van Amersfoort

Well done, congratulations with your manuscript.

September 29, 2022 My Expert Book – Preparation

Preparations: 1) Reasons: 1. Client attraction, selection. 2. More clients 3. Higher payment per client 4. Free publicity 5. Expert position 6. Become well known 7. Attract right coworkers/partners 2) Postponement: 1. Chaos 2. “busy” 3. Doing projects 4. Running after facts, reactive patterns instead of proactive 5. Believe not able to do it 6. Afra… Read More

September 27, 2022 Demonstrate Your Expertise

1. How to rethink power and heat to beat the energy crisis Part 1. – embed the question in the context of a loss of control over our power and heat consumption dependance Part 2. – describe prices and pain points of the current system Part 3. – refigure an alternative situation Part 4 – work out technical matters that would make an other less dependent system feasible … Read More

September 27, 2022 Demonstrate Your Expertise

Day 1 – come up with at least 10 questions that answering them will deliver tons of value for them AND demonstrate your expertise; 1. How to rethink power and heat to beat the energy crisis 2. How to built your own back up solar/battery system 3. How to secure power/heat/water supply. 4. What energy-mix can make you grid-independent 5. What to consider by choosi… Read More

September 26, 2022 Demonstrate Your Expertise

In replay to Lucie Klaassen

Interesting 🙂

What did you get out of this week’s assignment? – Keep it simple. Start delivering what I do already based on FAQ. What did you learn from doing this week’s process? – if I want to do all these things I need to move out of the actual work How are you going to celebrate your completion of this WOMB week? – I go to bed a bit more early instead of keeping work… Read More

September 6, 2022 Publish An Expert Video

Day 1 – come up with at least 10 answers for why do you want to publish a video on your area of expertise; – rise energy consiousness – reach more people – let people get to know me + way of working + respect me/make me respectable – develop a new “language” on solar/energy – provide free training on solar construction/installation. Raise the bar of installation – … Read More

This week I took some steps to research off-grid solutions (tiny house congress, meeting really interesting people + many insights and idea’s. Discuss introduction of a special product into the dutch market). The comments from Nisandeh last week, and Thursday in the workshop has been very helpfull to expand my mindset. I still don’t understand fully (not sure if I can appl… Read More

– a book on small windmill legislation for home owners in NL – second opinion of solar panels – understanding household power, power storage, usage and saving power – back up system in case electricity shuts down – simple mathematics of energy consumption – how to design an electricity map of your house from scratch – monitor performance + optimise – secure energy… Read More

August 31, 2022 Your Expert How-To Book

In replay to Bas van Amersfoort

Nice Bas, tnx. I will notify the Wowb-list first of course 🙂

August 29, 2022 Your Expert How-To Book

– Off grid housing – Clean energy – Energy independence and resilience – DIY power – Heat and power consciousness – Free power for social housing – Decide on solar panels – Smart homes – Tech and privacy – Installation tips – Developing new under constructions – sales of solarpanels

August 29, 2022 Your Expert How-To Book

Day 1 – come up with at least 10 answers for why do you want to publish a book on your area of expertise; – It would be great to share my knowledge – and to finetune my story – reach many people without having to tell the story more than ones – get quicker acces to other experts – build a name/brand/reputation – generate new business – getting help solving iss… Read More

August 27, 2022 Grow Your Expert Position

In replay to Nisandeh Neta

It feels awesome. Much bigger than everyday struggles and lack of time 💪🏻 Tnx!!!

It’s been an awesome week. I feel inspired to become THE LEADER in off grid energy solutions + many on-grid possibilities of becoming more resilient.

August 27, 2022 Grow Your Expert Position

Day 4 – come up with at least 10 ideas for specific, clear, achievable goals and choose your main goal and possibly 1-2 sub goals; – become THE LEADER in off-grid housing in 5 years – fully understand heat-need in common Dutch houses + interaction with humans/airflow/isolation etc – become an ideal trainee on Triple Solar, combination of heat and power + get a referr… Read More

August 26, 2022 Grow Your Expert Position

In replay to Leo Steijn

Great ambitions Leo..!

August 26, 2022 Grow Your Expert Position

In replay to Leo Steijn

Tnx for your comments Leo. You are totally right I should get more clear on the WHY and why energy.. and get the insights on paper. Online class could be something interesting..

In replay to Nisandeh Neta

Awesome!

In replay to Nisandeh Neta

Nisandeh, thank you so much! This is really a BIG vision, and I am nearly/almost brave enough to think about such a vision..! 😉 And indeed there is work to do to make it happen but it is feasible. Also it is enormously necessary and interrelated to three areas that have my attention and to which I would love to contribute: – threat of clean water – housing crazines… Read More

Hi Nisandeh, I am struggling with getting my expert position + added value for the client on the front side of the product (or “around” the product). So to say on the soft side (investment 2, value 10). Let me explain: I am working hard and make perfect solar projects + mostly in an ordered way with minimal failures. Afterwards clients are really happy and ask me if th… Read More

August 24, 2022 Grow Your Expert Position

In replay to Matthias Veltkamp

Day 3 – come up with a specific commitment for becoming a/the known expert/authority as you defined it yesterday. E.g. time investment, knowledge acquisition, skills practice, budget reserved or any other parameters you need to take into account to make it happen…; – In the coming 12 months I will develop the knowledge/skill for at least 2 new energy products, 1 sto… Read More

August 23, 2022 Grow Your Expert Position

In replay to Matthias Veltkamp

Day 2 – come up with at least 10 specific ideas for WHAT you want to be known for as an expert and choose the one or two that are most important for you; – energy production – installation of solar systems – train the installer – make complex situations simple and easy to handle – improved savety and monitoring – more energy consiousness – less dependence on energ… Read More

August 23, 2022 Grow Your Expert Position

Day 1 – come up with at least 10 answers for why do you want to become a/the known expert in your field and make a decision IF becoming that expert is what you want to go for; – increase added value to my clients, more understanding, better products, more trust – work with enthousiastic clients that are willing to pay more – attract right technical staff + be able t… Read More

What did you get out of this week’s assignment? – ideal clients orientation really resonates with me. I actually do a lot small actions all the time to surprise our clients and overdeliver. A systematic approach however is not apparent. I was much more aware this week of what I am doing already… Read More

August 16, 2022 WOW Your Ideal Clients

Day 2 – use the Idea Generator to come up with as many ideas as you can how you could overdeliver (give them more than they expect). Then pick up one idea and implement it immediately (or schedule to implement it during this week). 1. Send a little postcard after a delivery 2. Make sure we work as a smooth team, make a great installation 3. Test values in installat… Read More

August 15, 2022 WOW Your Ideal Clients

Day 1 – use the Idea Generator to come up with as many ideas as you can to make things easy/easier for them. Then pick up one idea and implement it immediately (or schedule to implement it during this week). 1. make/update my website my IC will be proud of, in combi with great blogs, where people can proudly send referals 2. update linked in, so people can + find co… Read More

August 8, 2022 Are You an Ideal Client?

In replay to Chiquita Welmerink

nice one!

August 8, 2022 Are You an Ideal Client?

In replay to Nanda Vehmeijer-Bramer

WOW , great commitment and service

July 20, 2022 Creating Time – Q&As

Hi Nisandeh, In my business (installing solar panels) (for me) it is very tempting to work from one project to the next project. Like a chain of projects. And I started the WOMB project to go from working in to working on my business… but somehow I became so busy in my business, I was more and more excited to finish all projects, and in my mind and body so many thi… Read More

July 20, 2022 Creating Time – Q&As

In replay to Lucie Huijs

awesome question

July 20, 2022 Creating Time

In replay to Leo Steijn

Tnx Leo! Klinkt als een goed en bewust begin van de dag.

July 20, 2022 Creating Time

In replay to Nisandeh Neta

tnx for sharing that, awesome.

July 20, 2022 Creating Time

In replay to Peter van den Boom

I can relate to this question, tnx Peter for asking. For me I have an additional question about prioritizing all that needs to be done, how can you maintain overview and stick to the plan, do the thing that was planned to do and not do all other “important” stuff. Sometimes it feels like escaping? Bad habits die hard, what to do about this contra-productive attitude?

July 11, 2022 Become Super Productive

Bad habits die hard. Ouch, that’s me. I became less and less productive past two weeks, very tired and working way too hard.. at home I was not so happy. Anyway. I did some improvements on my working environment, and I am determined to get into the delegation and automation this week. I keep you posted and I will get back to the delayed sessions. It has been confronting ho… Read More

July 4, 2022 Automate Something New

Day 1 – WHY automate 1. Speed 2. Comfort for client, no pressure 3. Good impression 4. More time and energy in personal approach when it matters more 5. Smart, making business more valuable, more professional 6. Save time 7. Save money, energy, frustration, resources, electricity 8. More consistency 9. Better design/system of output, not depending on mood 10. … Read More

June 30, 2022 Delegate Something New

Day 4 – HOW I am going to delegate: CRM + sales offers to Evelyn, my wife and business partner 1. make a new template of the offer 2. simplify input form/options that need to be filled in 3. make templates for the accompanying letters 4. make a process for handing in design + details about the project 5. let her review the process 6. sit together to walk it throu… Read More

In replay to Rens de Nobel

Very good question you address Rens, thank you. I am in the same position. And tnx for the reply Nisandeh.

June 29, 2022 Delegate Something New

In replay to Matthias Veltkamp

Day 3 – WHO I am going to delegate: CRM + sales offers There is only one person at the moment I think of delegating it to, that is my wife and business partner. She does already a great deal in administration, and she could help with orderly keeping track of new clients, promises made en offers to make. I will make the designs + do the house visits myself. She can d… Read More

June 28, 2022 Delegate Something New

Day 2 – WHAT 1. Less stress (trust and relax) 2. Get others in their power (teamwork) 3. Serve more clients (deliver more value) Tasks and responsibilities: 1. CRM (putting addresses in the Teamleader program) 2. send out sales offers 3. design of new projects 4. visiting clients/advise 5. build solar systems (roof) 6. electrics inside 7. procurement 8. we… Read More

June 27, 2022 Delegate Something New

Day 1 – WHY 1. Less stress 2. Get others in their power 3. Grow my business 4. More time for things I like in my business 5. More time for things I outside my business 6. Be a more professional company 7. Take clients more seriously 8. No delay, not being the bottleneck anymore 9. Deliver more value 10. Get more business 11. Celebrate successes together with … Read More

In replay to Marie-Louise Krause

Thank you Marie-Louise 😊 A very pleasant extra motivation 😘

It has been a wonderful week!! The idea-generation worked fantastic. 1. I got 50+ ideas, I gave my mind time to have fun creating ideas.., also I realized that this consciousness worked very positive for the bigger picture of solving struggles and realizing progress, it helps consistently getting somewhere. 3. I learned that repetitive thinking like this can be a produ… Read More

In replay to Henny van Silfhout

Nice Henny!! Inspiring 🙂

In replay to Matthias Veltkamp

Interesting, I thought I lost my 10 ideas, now I reproduced them, see the 10 differences 😉

In replay to Matthias Veltkamp

1. Go to bed early 2. Buy an airco 3. Buy an adapter for a big screen + trackpad 4. Get myself an office 5. Plan everyday time in the morning or evening before to work on the sales 6. Validate/evaluate on quality of clients (ideal or not) 7. Ask for referral/recommandations 8. Buy a drone 9. Use social media to show our work/gain expert position 10. Raise prices… Read More

In replay to Matthias Veltkamp

1. Add a valuation + evaluation of each client (in terms of ideal or not) 2. Hire an office and plan office days 3. Buy an adapter so it is possible to use big screen + mouse and trackpad 4. Install airco 5. Go to bed early 6. Plan the important tasks regarding clients in the morning or evening before 7. Ask for recommandations/

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