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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5 Tips to Build Momentum early in 2018

If you’re back in the office and are feeling a little jaded or undecided as to where to start, here are 5 tips for your 1st week back so that you can build up your momentum quickly in 2018:   1.  Pick up the Phone: Most of your database will be getting back to work this…

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3 Strategies to Compete in 2018

You made it to December! Well done!  Hopefully you can see the holiday on your horizon, even if its just some time off with family at home.  You deserve a break! In the 2-3 weeks that remain, you might be thinking ahead to next year as to how you are going to compete in your…

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Presentation Gives You an Advantage

I was recently asked to be a judge at the Vega School Year-End Showcase, for their Final Year Presentation of their Business Studies Students. I was specifically asked to judge on the content of their final year submissions, rather than how their work was presented.  But do you know what?  Presentation ended up being quite a…

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Imagine the Possibilities…..

Imagine you fell into an opportunity that seemed too good to be true. Would you take advantage of it? Imagine that same opportunity came with unlimited earning potential for you, provided you were prepared to put in the effort. Well, in sales, that opportunity exists. The Problem with Sales….. The problem with sales though, is…

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You’re Attracted To Negativity

Human beings are naturally attracted to negativity. It’s obvious in our actions, thoughts and even in the way we share news on social media.  I wanted to find out why.   Just because people are unkind to you, it doesn’t mean you have to be unkind back. That’s how the world changes – one brave…

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Is Expectation Really That Dangerous?

Expectation is like an opinion.  Everybody has one.  The expectation I have for my life, for my kids’ lives, for my business, my relationships with friends and family, are all mine.  My expectations though, like my opinions, may be very different to yours.  But I’m entitled to them, right?   Well, entitlement is dangerous.  So…

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Junk Status Downgrade | Opportunity or Threat?

It’s not the first time South Africa has been at junk status credit rating.  Neither is it the first time South Africans have had to suck it up and ‘vasbyt’ through a tough economy.  There are some things that are out of your control as an entrepreneur, and environmental market conditions, is one.  As with…

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5 Lessons From New York’s No 1 Realtor

It’s not often that you get the opportunity to spend the day with New York Real Estate Royalty. In a city with over 27,000 licensed real estate agents, Fredrik Eklund, star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing: New York, currently wears the crown as the No 1 realtor in commissions earned. Having spent a day with…

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3 Ways Being a Great Actor Can Lead to More Success

People relate to a great actor.  A great actor connects with an audience and can inspire through a performance.  Even though we very rarely get to know actors as the people behind the characters they play, we connect with them based on the strength of their on-screen performances.  Its for this reason that some actors are…

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