Meet EVA HAMANS. A woman whose brightness comes from her free spirit and love for adventures. She is a traveller and a woman who celebrates her journey of growth.
T: What do you think about workaholism?
E: I think workaholism is only a negative thing if you see your work as work. If your work is part of your life and part of who you are and what you're passionate about, workaholism doesn’t have to be a negative thing. I think it’s always important to learn to listen to yourself. If work is getting too much, it’s important to see your life in perspective and set your boundaries.
T: What qualities do you look for in a leader?
E: I think a good leader is a self-confident person who is able to keep seeing the bigger picture, the upperview. Besides that, realness and authenticity are very important qualities and being able to motivate and inspire the employees. The main goal as a leader is to generate followers, people who want to work for you. You only can manage that if you are real and inspiring to them.
T: Do you consider yourself a linchpin in your work?
E: At the moment I’m in between jobs and I’m starting to work for myself. I’m working on a business plan to create a concept to help people between 25 and 40 finding their inner peace in this hectic life. It’s becoming a one on one experience, so yes I’m definitely a linchpin in my work. For me, it’s very important to feel that way, to have the feeling that you have an impact.
T: How do you deal with pressure?
E: When it comes to high pressure I think it’s so important to keep the helicopter view on the situation. Structure in your mind can take a lot of pressure and stress away. Why do you feel pressured and how can you take that pressure away. For me, it works to clear my head by creating a realistic plan for myself and a plan b in case the first plan doesn’t work out. For me, it also works to take some time for myself and get things straight and put it on paper. Writing it down and making a priority list always works for me.
T: How do you feel when you think about the future?
E: I love thinking about the future because for the first time in my life I really know where I’m headed. I was stuck in a job that didn’t fulfil my needs and I can’t wait to follow my passion and do what I love.
T: How do you preserve your boundaries?
E: Learning to say no is a big thing when it comes to setting boundaries. The more I got to know myself, the more confident I became, the easier it was to recognize my boundaries and preserve them. Saying no is hard for a lot of people, but one of the most powerful things when it comes to being successful. Wanting to do too much often leads to failures.