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Saturday 28 March 2020

Five Tactics In Times of Confinement

Tactic 1: It is easy to have a positive mindset when everything is going well. The important thing is to maintain this positive mindset and attitude when we find challenges and hard times in our lives. It is during hard times when we see who a successful person and entrepreneur is. It is hard to do so, YES, it is very hard. Then again, if it was easy, no one would ever have any issues in life. Look at this like when we fall, we then stand up, shake the dust out of ourselves and move on. Tactic 2: We are living unprecedented times. It is now when, rather than getting worried, we must focus on controlling what we can control and do something about it. Rather than worrying about what we can’t control, how about working how we can adapt to the new circumstances. It is time to assess what the challenges are and what options we have. Then select the best suitable one and move on. A motto I learned when I was in the military goes along the line of (when something out of the norm takes place): Stop, Assess, Choose Option, Action It. Panicking is a normal reaction of people that goes into action without thinking about the available options. Tactic 3: Never stop living your own life. Some businesses stop doing business when they encounter a significant challenge in life, waiting for the challenge to pass. Yes, sometimes we are unable to avoid that. Then again, often is more about us being unable to find […]
Monday 31 July 2017

Business success and achieving your dream

Achieving and living your own dream and business success is not for the fearful. Being able to achieve and live your dream and business success is about: Willing to take risks, being wrong and learning from the things that did not work as we wanted Being un-comfortable and trying new approaches, new concepts, new ideas, new … Letting go the blame, our ego, the excuses and the need to be right Focusing on solutions, rather than the problem and making it work What do you want/need to achieve and live your dream and business success? When will you start and when do you want to finish?
Friday 28 July 2017

The change-improve-learn cycle

Facts: Nothing is perfect and can always be improve Change is always happening, no matter how much we try to avoid it We can learn at least one new thing every day So, go out, select something that can be improved, make some changes to it to make it better and in the process, learn something new every day. PS: Have fun while you are at it.
Wednesday 26 July 2017

Business (and Life) Essential Skills

We often talk about our professional skills and how to improve them. Some of the factor we tend to ignore are the bases on which those skills are built on. One effective and reliable method to ensure we have solid bases to build our professional skills is to also develop and master a basic set of skills in our own life: Self-Management: Effectively manages self Clearly lives their own values, beliefs and attitudes Demonstrates commitment to ongoing professional development Relationship Management: Meets Code of Ethics and professional standards Honest and sincere rapport Trusting and caring association Communication Skills: Attunes with their peers and friends Maintains effective communication Genuinely champions their clients, peers and friends Career Skills: Demonstrates effective listening Demonstrates impactful and effective curiosity for new ideas Moves the clients, peers and friends to action and results Facilitating Progress: Inspires learning and growth Develops goals and action plans Manages accountability and advancement
Monday 24 July 2017

Improvement without change?

Some people want to improve, while at the same time do not want any changes… Other people dream to be a lot more successful while they keep thinking and doing what they always done… I wonder… How are people going to improve anything without making any changes? How are people going to be more successful without changing the way they do things? Knowing that change is a constant thing in life, how is it that so many people resist it?
Monday 24 July 2017

It is more about how you use…

It seems to me that many business and people wait to have something before they can achieve success. What I have learned in life is that success is more about how you consistently use what you have more than anything else.