Our Habits Make or Break Us.

                  Our Habits Make Or Break Us People are often puzzled as to why a successful person continues to be successful, whilst unsuccessful people tend to remain unsuccessful. Like the line in an old song “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.” The poor, as a rule, do not get poorer, but tend to remain poor, or at […]

» Read more

4 Ways to Keep Your Audience Awake

            Four Ways to Keep Your Audience Awake “And now in conclusion, EVERY BODY WAKE UP” That’s what the caption read on a cartoon I saw that showed an after dinner speaker addressing his sound-asleep audience. If it wasn’t Will Rogers who said “Tell em what you’re gonna tell em, tell em, and then tell em what you just told […]

» Read more

HOW DO YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT I hear so many people say they want to be successful, but they don’t know how. They have tried following all sorts of involved rules, yet they need only one. Sir Isaac Newton was once asked how he discovered the law of gravitation, he replied, “By thinking about it all the time.” There […]

» Read more

The Flywheel Of Society

The Flywheel of Society William James, in his Principles of psychology, defined genius as a little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way. In his essay on habit, he referred to habit as the flywheel of society; the thing that keeps us doing what we have been doing in the past; the thing that makes us fear […]

» Read more

From Procrast to Proact

From Procrast to Proact “Van uitstel kom afstel” From delay comes decay This blog comes to you from a professional procrastinator, all-out determined to overcome this malady, this habit and this problem. When you have a deadline to meet for a project, do you often fall behind schedule and find yourself making excuses for delays you know you could have […]

» Read more

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 […]

» Read more

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 […]

» Read more

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 […]

» Read more

Taking stock

                                                    TAKING STOCK Back when I was working for a laboratory supplies company we had a stock taking activity toward the end of each year. We would count all the consumables, chemicals, equipment and lab instruments to give us a total stock value and to check on shrinkage and losses. Then we would compare stock movement with the previous year’s […]

» Read more
1 2 3 4 5