Zen from Amsterdam

Enlightened Children has the honor to have this wonderful man from Holland, Tim van der Vliet, as a guest blogger the coming weeks- with totally 3 articles. But first, let him introduce himself!



I’m Tim van der Vliet and my mission in life is to spread Zen from Amsterdam. Zen from Amsterdam is my own, homemade philosophy, “Zen” without rules. Zen is a word used here in Amsterdam when everything is just right, even if it is just for a moment.

If you’d like to read a free sample of my new book:

Daddy, You Really Don’t Understand Anything… Do You?!

Give it a click!

What is Zen from Amsterdam and what can you get out of it? Being happy and leaving a legacy.

How do you become happy and how can you leave a legacy? This starts with creating and following your own rule book. If you want to follow your intuition there are no other rules to live by but your own… I’d like to teach you how to get in touch with your intuition and how to get to know your rules!

Here is a taste of what Zen from Amsterdam is…


Being your own Guru, having your own path and creating your own rulebook is where Zen from Amsterdam starts, level 1. Level 2 and 3 of Zen from Amsterdam is about how you can create your own rulebook. I use this template in my talks, in my coaching and in my business. Read more about Zen from Amsterdam here.

Want to here me speak? These are my current talks:

Workshop Daddy, You Really Don’t Understand Anything… Do You?! aka The Workshop For Problem Parents

Open Up and Feel the Force, Personal Development and One Step Further

Do What You <3 and Make It Your Business

The Art of Zen Investing and Business

Leave a legacy

Or go to my speaking page.

I was a trader in the financial world and learned many lessons about myself during that time. And I still do because I still spend two to four hours a month as a trader. I learned how to incorporate following my heart into daily life and manage to have more than enough to raise 4 children and have time to help them with their homework (and do fun stuff for myself!). I was able to build a bridge between making my dreams come true and reality here on Earth, e.g. house, money, kids, good food, time management etc.. You may find in my blogs that Zen from Amsterdam is this bridge. I make spirituality easier to understand so you can use it in everyday life. I come across life lessons in seemingly very normal things like table tennis, football, the financial world, mathematics and of course the neighbour’s dog!! See the 5 free lessons in the sidebar —>. I hope that my path, which is full of failures and imperfections, can inspire you…


In my blogs you can read about Zen from Amsterdam. In 2010 I quit my job, turned my life upside down, wrote a book and started spreading Zen from Amsterdam. I started telling people about my philosophy through coaching, speaking, courses and my blogs. It’s pretty scary sometimes to speak from your heart. But I managed so far!

If you want to unleash your full potential and you don’t know how or you are looking for some extra inspiration, this blog is for you.

I write on:
Zen from Amsterdam Life Style
Health, Bodywork & Energy
Work-Life Balance
Dreaming & making your dreams come true
Children & Parenting
Screwing it up but learning from it

You can expect at least one blog a week.

Link to blog: http://www.timvandervliet.com/blog/

2 Responses to “Zen from Amsterdam”

  1. Heather says:

    Hi, all is going well here and ofcourse every one is sharing facts, that’s truly fine, keep up writing.

  2. redaktør says:

    Thanks, Heather !

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