Nobody Wins at the Durban July. Here’s why…

‘Nobody wins at the Durban July.’  I heard it so many times yesterday, but I was convinced that I would have nothing of it.  Surely I’d win on at least one race. But no, despite hearing the warnings from professional punters and regular horse racing fundi’s that Durban July day is such a difficult day to…

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How’s Your Half-Year Report Card?

Whether you’re a business owner, employee, or student, it’s important to assess the half-year that has just passed so that you can adjust where you need to, and ensure that 2018 finishes strongly.   How is your half-year report card looking?   Regardless of whether or not you’re in business for yourself, you are largely…

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How Can I Help You Mr Client?

How Can I help you?   5 Simple words that can assist you in shifting your focus as a business person to ensure that your clients’ experience far greater satisfaction when dealing with you in their transactions. Making this shift will not only assist you in experiencing more rewarding, fulfilling transactions, but will ensure a…

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How A Korean Handshake and a Smile Can Help You

United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres applauded this week’s historic Korean summit, noting that people around the world were “moved by the powerful imagery.”  He’s right, it certainly moved me.  The historic scenes should have moved you too.  Here’s why…   Korean Leaders show the way.   Leadership is not a position or a title…

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Just Press On…

Just Press On.  3 Words that you need to add to your mental vocabulary today.  3 Words that I have heard a lot over the last few days.  3 Words that are essential to reminding yourself that chaos is going to happen around you whether you like it or not.  Just press on.   Chaos…

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Bad Choices Make Good Stories

Good people make bad choices.  It’s a fact of life.  We are all human beings and we don’t always make decisions with our heads.  We’re lead by our hearts, influenced by pressure, and directed by ego.  One bad choice can change the path of your life, and bad choices make good stories.   Good People…

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Why Your Brain Lets you Down

The human brain is the most creative problem solving and visualization tool that you have , yet it lets you down at its most basic level of functionality – thinking.  Your brain is designed to protect you and to keep you safe.  Human beings crave safety, warmth, comfort, and because of this we get rewarded…

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Trust and Warmth First

Here’s a lesson I learned about how establishing trust and warmth first, goes a long way towards positioning you for closing new business leads.   Beer for Breakfast?   I was on an early flight this morning, on route to our National RE/MAX Convention at Sun City.  Sunday mornings are supposed to be for sleeping…

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3 Steps to Become a Better Marketer

I’m writing this week from the beautiful city of Cape Town.  This city really is a dream for a marketer and apart from the obvious water crisis right now, the city has everything you would need in order to attract tourists.   You are a marketer   As an entrepreneur, you’re first and foremost a…

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Want More Headlines in Your Week?

There’s a cool US based website called www.theweek.com – its a snapshot of major news highlights of the week.  Seven days is a long time in a news cycle, especially here at home in South Africa. What Was Your Headline Last Week? Closer to home – your home – what were your highlights over your…

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Don’t Miss Your Signals

We miss signals all the time, in our business, and in our personal lives.  Sometimes we choose to ignore the obvious, whilst at other times we are too busy with other ‘stuff’ to notice. As you know, Cape Town is facing a significant crisis in its water suppl right now.  As it stands, a date…

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Consistency is Key

For those who battle to grasp the context of building for the future, its always good to remind yourself that so much of what you do is part of a process.  Consistency is key. Instant gratification will kill your dreams. Why?  If you expect instant results from your activities and don’t receive them, then you…

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