THE MURDER OF CRABWELL THE MURDERE OF CRABWELL GROMET On the morning of his 42nd birthday, Crabwell Gromet awoke to the peal of particularly ominous thunder. Glancing out of the window with his bleary eyes he saw written in fiery letters across the sky, ‘Someone is trying to kill you Crabwell’ With shaking hands Crabwell lit his first cigarette for […]

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Have a nice day

HAVE A NICE DAY It has become common practice for many warm and sunny people to express the greeting to others “Have a nice day” It does make you feel good when someone smiles and while the say this. But do people just “have” a nice day? Some do, but is it worth the gamble to leave it to chance? […]

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Learning from a successful speaker

Tips for Speakers Training Note Learning from a successful speaker “A great speaker is firstly a great person who happens to speak well” Aristotle Lessons from Dr Norman Vincent Peal In 1969 Dr Peal spoke to us in Johannesburg on the subject of “Why positive people get positive results.” I still remember the MC who introduced him saying “Norman Vincent […]

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The power of positive thinking

THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING Alfred A Montapert said, “The environment you fashion out of your thoughts, your beliefs, your ideals, your philosophies is the only climate you will ever live in.” When you think positively your environment will be positive. Places and circumstances never guarantee happiness. You must decide within yourself whether you want to be happy, and when […]

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Attitude does make the difference

                                   Attitude does make the difference Does it really make a difference? You better believe it. Never underestimate the power of a positive attitude. You will enjoy everything more, believe more, see more opportunities and will live life with greater enthusiasm. Truly, attitude does make the difference. You’ve been told before it’s not important what happens to you, it’s the […]

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You can if you think you can

YOU CAN IF YOU THINK YOU CAN That’s what Dr Norman Vincent Peal said when I heard him speaking to us in 1967 at the Millpark Stadium, Johannesburg. One of the greatest discoveries of our time is that an individual can control what he says and what he does by the way he thinks. Unfortunately, many people assume that they […]

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The four stages of learning

THE FOUR STAGES OF LEARNING   Have you ever thought of how we learn a skill, how we move from incompetent to competent? To illustrate the concept I will use the manner in which we learn to drive as an example. Stage 1 is when you are unconsciously incompetent In other words, you don’t know that you can’t drive. When […]

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When your dreams die

WHEN YOUR DREAMS DIE Would you like a recipe for staying young? From earliest times men have believed that their search for the fountain of youth would be rewarded. They have sought it much as a man goes in search of happiness, only to find that the secret of both youth and happiness lie in the same place, within themselves. […]

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Words are all I have

WORDS ARE ALL I HAVE We live in a world of words. We have a word for everything, some of these words and labels mean a great deal to us. Words such as “Love” “Happiness” “Success” ”Prosperity” “Joy” describe conditions most of us want. But there is one word which controls them all. Meaning, there is one word which describes […]

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