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Steve Brouwers

Steve Brouwers
Creative Director, SBS Belgium

Steve Brouwers is a Creative Director at SBS BELGIUM. He has been working in television for more than 20 years. He reads 3 newspapers per weekend, receives about a 100 mails a day, does too little sports, has too many friends on Facebook to ask for coffee. He lives in a blended family of 6 and loves them all. So he wrote the book ‘Almost everything you have to know about blended families”. But that is not important now. He is an inspirational speaker who sessions are well attended all over the world.

If someone asks him to jump, he never asks “Why”, he asks: How high?

In his “free” time he helps out his wife who has an art gallery in their house in Antwerp Belgium.

Session One: Fail Better

You have to embrace your failures and own them; figure out what went wrong and what to do better next time. Otherwise, you’ll repeat those errors in the future. Acknowledging your mistakes is important in order to move on.

Strokes of genius don’t come about because some people succeed more often than other people do. No, successful people just DO more.

Failure doesn’t mean you’re a loser who will never amount to anything in life. Failure is not partial, and it has no favorites. Failure doesn’t pick on special people like you to torment and punish. It is a blind teacher. It’s only doing its job. It is never personal!

When you accept that failure is an option, you will be able to come up with great stuff. And what’s the worst that could happen? Right: failure. But if you already know this and have accepted it, then there is no fear of failure anymore. You can just DO.

Don’t get ready. Just get started!

Session Two: 100% Creative Sh*t

TV is dead, TV is shit, so let’s make it good shit.

Experiment, have a message, investigate, be stupid, be noticed, be angry, remain calm, shock, and always do your best and keep laughing (even at yourself).