• The essence of warriorship, or the essence of human bravery, is refusing to give up on anyone or anything.
  • It is not just an arbitrary idea that the world is good, but it is good because we can experience its goodness.
  • We have to appreciate ourselves, respect ourselves and let go of our doubt and embarrassment so that we can proclaim our goodness and basic sanity for the benefit of others.
  • Discovering real goodness comes from appreciating very simple things.
  • Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness. It comes from letting the world tickle your heart, your raw and beautiful heart.


Thank you for clicking this button. During the year 2012 I will be travelling the world, gathering data for the book I want to write. Please watch the video to get a nice ‘feel’ of what my project is about and learn how you can contribute if the project speaks to you:

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Would you like to help me?

To make my quest for the 21st Century Warrior into a success I need your help. By venturing into the world to search for inspiring people without a fixed plan and enough money but with the intention to do good I will put myself into the hands of the Universe. Something inside me wants to trust that if I give as much as I can to the world, the world will take care of me. But my biggest fear is to go unseen, unnoticed. l want this project to come alive. I hope you want to make this journey with me. I want to involve as many people as I can and hope my journey will help us all open up a bit more. So please follow me here on www.basicgoodness.com and on Facebook and Twitter, subscribe to my mailing list, participate in the conversation, contribute. Read my posts and share them with your friends, especially if they live in places where I’m going.

Then there are the 3 practical ways of supporting that are vital to this project:

  1. Do you want to back my project financially? Please donate and I will reward you!
  2. Got a cool group of people and want to receive awesome Warrior Training? Connect with me!
  3. Am I in your city? Please invite me!

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1. Do you want to back my project financially? Please donate and you will be rewarded!

Your donations will make it possible to concentrate more on taking the interviews and less on pure survival. It will help improve the quality of the book tremendously. It is possible to become a backer by making a single donation of your choice or a monthly donation for a year (which is called a subscription and comes in shapes and sizes, from ‘pat on the shoulder’ via ‘I’m a fan’ to ‘I want you as my Skype Coach’). If you live in The Netherlands and don’t have PayPal you can transfer your donation directly to my bankaccount A.J.B. Pilon, ABN AMRO in Amsterdam. Otherwise use PayPal, it’s nice and easy.

If you like give structural support choose the monthly subscription that speaks to you and hit the Subscribe button:

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If you prefer to give a single donation please go ahead and figure out which nice reward comes with your pledge after hitting the Donate button:

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2. Got a cool group of people and want to receive awesome Warrior Training? Connect with me!

My mission is to make a difference, to connect as many people with their hearts as I can in all the countries I visit. I love my work and I think I’m pretty good at it (but feel free to read what former clients and participants say here). I will work for donations, food and shelter or good karma alone. It’s all good. You could be any sort of company, a management team, an ad agency, a school, a group of friends, students or classmates or a charity. Anything goes as long as you are enthusiastic and willing to learn. You can find me here.

3. Am I in your city? Please invite me!

I’m new, I’m alone and I don’t know anybody. I would like to meet inspiring people in your community and you might know them. But a nice dinner, a couple of drinks or a couch to crash on could also be a life-safer. Get in touch with me here.

Here is how I would like to reward my backers:

Pledge € 1,- to € 12,-: Receive a warm, virtual hug!

Pledge  € 12,- or more: Receive a warm, virtual hug and get mentioned on my website!

Pledge € 25,- or more: You will be mentioned on the website and in the book “The Quest for the 21st Century Warrior” in the Acknowledgements sector.

Pledge €50,- or more: You will get a signed, free copy of the book “The Quest for the 21st Century Warrior” and you will be mentioned on the website and in the book!

Pledge €120,- or more: I will help you open your heart or that of a friend. During my time on the road I will give for every € 120,- one Skype Coaching session* to a person of your choice. Plus you will get a signed, free copy of the book “The Quest for the 21st Century Warrior”, will be mentioned on the website and in the book and will get all the virtual hugs you need. For example: if you would opt for the “I’m a fan” subscription of €10,- per month you will receive one session.

Pledge €1000,- or more: You are a special person. You gave me permission to live my dream. I will go out of my way to help you and we will make a plan how. You will be updated personally and mentioned in my book specifically.

*My regular fee is for Life Coaching is € 160,- per session. Executive Coaching starts at € 180,-. I can lower the price to € 120,- because I cut on overhead. So this is a good deal for both of us and I would love to work with you!

pixel ContributePS: If it happens that I will receive more donations than I need I suggest we will start investing in local projects. When that happens I will consult my backers to make a cool plan to help others.

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  • Welcome

    You are visiting the blog of Atalwin Pilon. Since January 2012 I am traveling around the world in search for goodness and meaning. I named my quest "the Quest for the 21 Century Warrior". On this blog I share my adventures, my struggles and my insights. It's all about being human. If that speaks to you and you want me to help you with finding more wisdom, courage and compassion in your life, work or company feel free to hire me as your executive coach, life coach, trainer or brainstorm facilitator. I offer my skills in all the countries I visit and if I am far away I can still coach you personally using Skype.

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