How to balance a job as CEO of a radio station with a family of 5 young kids.

And how to keep it fun and inspiring.

– an interview with Wilfred

If I wouldn’t have a family I would work a lot more and drive a super nice car. My family definitely keeps me in balance. When I get home, I turn my phone off and I know: The next three hours I’m busy with my kids. It’s just no option to do work when I get home. I’ve learned to appreciate that more and more. It’s good for me.

When I look around me I see more and more that if you don’t pay attention you’ll just keep going, keep on wanting more. When you have two cars and a nice house you start to long for a bigger house and a more expensive car. I try not to fall in that trap.

When I don’t have the time to block a day to visit museums, I combine the idea to take time for myself with my work.

So now, on Thursday’s I only do things I enjoy doing.

I make sure I don’t plan any boring meetings on that day. I take the time to organize things a bit for myself and try to do things that inspire me.
I think you can only really be successful when you do something you’re passionate about, that you believe in.

Even if you don’t finish any school, or you don’t have any money, you can still have a lot of influence in the world if you do something you’re passionate about.

Photography (35 mm) and interview by Merith Ebbers