The Ego Diet: The magic word

No, it is not "please." It is "ego." Lately, I’m noticing that people crave for affirmation, praise, love, approval, compliments the same way a smoker craves for a smoke break every hour. I meet a lot of confused entrepreneurs, and the primary cause of their confusion is that they believe that money equals motivation. They…

Today’s reality

Big house; small family. More degrees; less common sense. Advances medicine; poor health. Lots of friends on social media; no best friend. Number of affairs; no true love. Costly watches; no time. Touched the moon; neighbors unknown. High income; less peace of mind. High IQ; less emotions. More knowledge; less wisdom. Multiple affairs; no true…

Dear Entrepreneur…

I see you. I see the sleepless nights, the doubts you work so hard to overcome. I see the days and months you go on without getting paid. I see those moments you sit in your car staring at the yellow light telling you that you have run out of petrol and you wonder and…

Dear Entrepreneur…

Rejection will form a big part of your business life, learn to deal with it. The question is not whether you will be rejected, but when. Your application will be rejected, some organisations will not even have the decency to send you a reject letter, they will just keep quiet and not respond and you…

Dear Entrepreneur…

Stop looking for validation. Just keep going, someone you don't know is rooting for you. Don't worry about those who aren't rooting for you. As social creatures it is nearly impossible not to care, on some level, about what people think. It is a core human desire to be accepted, acknowledged and loved. But on…

Talk < Listen

Listening is important. We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. A good conversation starts with good listening. When you are in the secret place praying to God, don’t get in a hurry to leave the secret place when you are done talking. We meet regularly with…

Unsocial Media: Our obsession with me

The numbers alone tell a powerful story of self-obsessions. More than 80 million photographs uploaded to Instagram every day, more than 3.5 billionn ‘likes’ every day, and some 1.4 billion people, 20% of the world’s population, publishing details of their lives on Facebook. Is social media turning a relatively modest species into a pack of…

Unsocial Media: And Weapons of mass distraction

Your professional success depends on your ability to focus intensely and to produce things that are rare and valuable. You can do this by intensely focusing and honing your valuable skills. Social media tools are designed to be addictive. This then results in fragmenting your attention as far as possible throughout your working hours. There…