In recent years, I have discovered that I have a craving for nature. I am a sucker for strolls in leafy green surroundings. I find this the perfect place to get some cognitive space, away from the charivari of life. But my quest for solitude is not always successful because, as it turns out, a lot […]
How to make social media work for your business
It’s been a while since I posted on the subject of social media. So much has changed since. So instead of relying on little old me, I thought I’d pick the brains of Virtual Assistant and Social Media Manager queen Cynthia Hull.
This is how it went down!
The secret is that there is no secret…Or is there?
Have you got a problem? Whether it be a stain on your shirt, dandruff, heart burn, a weight problem, a bad habit you want to break, here’s the thing: If a product really IS the solution, is there really a need for a NEW AND IMPROVED version ? I can guarantee you that there will always be […]
Essential Ted-Ed viewing (5 clips to make the best use of your brain)
Why are we such an unhappy, unhealthy generation despite having so much more (in all areas including medicine) than ever before? What would you say? It’s a complex situation requiring a complex answer? But what if Sherlock Holmes was right? What if it all was “elementary, my dear Watson”? These Ted-Ed clips illustrate what I believe […]
Does the teacher appear when the student is ready?
Do you listen to your unpaid teacher? And no, it’s not me!
3 reasons why you should journal this year
“Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” This was my least favourite question in job interviews a while back. I felt like my answers were phoney because whatever I set out to do never seem to materialise. I was still figuring out this messy thing called life and was mainly reacting to it. But […]
There’s no app for being the best you.
We want everything to be simple and straight forward.It’s a desirable thing.
But making products easier to use for end users, developing systems so the work can be easily managed, better organised, easier to teach and hand over require a more valuable trait.
Legacy from a dear friend
The recent loss of a dear friend has jolted me back to a reflective, even moody mood (no pun intended). He was one of my mentors. He opened my mind up to possibilities I didn’t know existed. He also helped me with a long standing problem of mine: I tend to live in the past. […]
A pep talk with a twist
Apparently we are completely renewed on a cellular level every 7 to 10 years. Have you ever felt as if your mind undergoes the same process? I mean in the last decade or so, (I’m still quite young 🤔😆) I’ve experienced this mental urge to pull myself by the ear, give myself a bit of […]
2 little known principles about productivity and creativity
We are talking about the practice of fallowing a field, i.e leaving it uncultivated for a season or 2, so the soil can regenerate. It has been practised in Israel for millennia. To start with, it was only associated with the Jewish religion but was borrowed by people of many creeds and cultures because it made so much […]
5 myths stopping you from being a productive creative powerhouse
I used to think all wealthy people had to be dishonest or inhumane. Rewind time further back and I thought I had to be quite well off to run a car. Rewind time even further back and, I kid you not, I thought girls fell pregnant after eating a specific diet! Erhm. I was about […]
Why gratitude is your best ally
Where has the time gone? It seems to be a recurring question of mine. I cruise along then at some point (usually about half way through the year) I go into a mild panic: I reflect on the goals I set myself (or thought of setting) and decide what to do next (either go for a proverbial […]