Jochum is passionate about astronomy and science. When celestial events occur, he uses his telescope to observe, sharing the moment with his children and friends to explain how the universe functions. It certainly makes one realize how small we are and why it's essential to make the best of our life, work, career, family, and friends.
He's motivated by achieving goals. Not only at work (delivering a strategy presentation, a successful project, a presentation, etc.) but also helping his children succeed in an exam, cooking for a group of friends, and organizing a trip with the family.
Stephen Hawkins is Jochum's hero, gaining tremendous respect with his visionary ideas. He never gave up; he overcame not being able to speak and used a computer to simulate his voice; he even managed to experience flying. Hawkin's book 'A brief history of time' left an everlasting impression on the 20-year-old Jochum.
Jochum's motto is "Opportunities are never lost. Others take them."
The advice he'd give young Jochum is:
"Being a mentor allows me to share my experience and guidance using a structured process with measurable results." He understands what drives success and what behavior and activities should be avoided. Jochum had a few people he saw as mentors in his career, even if they did not have that formal role. They advised him and showed him a way forward by sharing their experience and dos and don'ts, which helped him achieve his goals and objectives.
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