Category Archive: Motivation

The Power of ‘With’

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There are some words that are powerful beyond their seeming insignificance. Like ‘yes’, ‘and’ and ‘with’. Dan Rockwell, one of INC Top Fifty Leadership and Management Experts and Top 100 Great Leadership Speakers,… Continue reading

Lessons From a Maverick Entrepreneur

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Ronnie Apteker is one of the names that stands out in the SA entrepreneurial landscape. One of the co-founders of Internet Solutions, Apteker followed his passion and has dived into the crazy world… Continue reading

6 Habits of Positive People

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Self-talk — that voice inside your head telling you… what? If it’s good stuff, then go on, you’re one of the lucky ones. But if it’s negative, then it’s probably something you fight… Continue reading

But Sometimes Say “Yes”

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Yesterday I linked to Adam Grant’s post about finding ways to say “No”. But of course there is a flip-side. Sometimes it’s good to say yes — in fact, it’s essential, according to… Continue reading

Am I Getting Through?

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Leadership is all about communication — it’s essential to get our ideas through to our ‘team’, to get them all to pull together. So when you talk and talk, and still get the… Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions: Part 2

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The New Year is a chance to reassess your life and your business — but those resolutions! — it’s a cliché that they never seem to last a few days. I think it’s… Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions: Just Do Three

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Oliver Burkeman over at the Guardian has an amusing–but insightful–take on New Year’s Resolutions. There are only three things you need to do, based on “the most persuasive studies and books” Burkeman read… Continue reading

A sound mind in a healthy body

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… or, if you want the original Latin (by Roman playwright Juvenal) — mens sana in corpore sano. As medical science has proven, the mind operates best when the body is healthy and… Continue reading

15 Signs You’re an Entrepreneur

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I love mentoring young people who are entering the world of commerce for the first time. This is because it is such a privilege to be close to another human being when they… Continue reading

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

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Motivating productivity is every leader’s task. Here’s some amazing insight and life hacks from Heidi Grant Halvorson at HBR. “There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline… Continue reading