Liberated by the wheelchair

Reframing our habits to highlighting their benefits rather than their drawbacks is a fast and powerful way to reprogram our minds and make a habit more attractive. ______________________________________________ "I once heard a story about a man who uses a wheelchair. When asked if it was difficult being confined, he responded, "I am not confined to…

Why not do it now?

In the long run, our ability to be consistently productive is dependent on our ability to habitually prioritise the important before it becomes urgent. Getting something done before it becomes urgent saves us time and energy because it helps remove stress and stress-related mistakes. It helps to get things done before we’re forced to. If…

As you pray…

As you pray for that position, also pray that you get a good boss, many have lost their souls at the hands of toxic bosses. As you pray for that job, also pray that it does not distract you from your family and loved ones, most jobs have destroyed families due to crazy workloads and…

Emotions and money

No matter how long humans have been surrounded by money, most people still get confused by it. We are approaching the festive season [December], it often called the silly season in my country. One of the reasons it is called the silly season is because people are going to get paid their bonuses and they…

When we forget our privileges

The more privilege we have, the less time we need to spend thinking about things that occupy the bandwidth of others. If we have money, we do not have to worry about our decisions impacting our financial security. If we have a developed country’s passport, we do not have to worry about access to job…

12 Entrepreneurship Lessons from My Biggest Blunders – 11 November 2021

Yesterday, we had another instalment of My Biggest Blunders - Failing Forward, a platform where entrepreneurs and professionals share blunders they made on their journeys of their building businesses and careers. In this session we had three speakers, a candle manufacturing business, a theatre production company and a social enterprise providing books and computers to…

Discipline

Discipline - our ability to voluntarily do something long before we are forced to do it. Dig your well before you are thirsty

Overthinking write, underthinking read

If you have a tendency to overthink things, to overcomplicate things...write it down. By writing down your thoughts, it helps you to clarify them, rather than having those thoughts just running around in your head. If you do not like to write, just saying your thoughts out loud can work the same way. Maybe record…

Assembling furniture and brute force

There is a lesson you learn when you assemble furniture, brute force is rarely the answer to your problem. When it goes well, things seamlessly slot into the right place. If you find yourself using brute force, there is likely something you did wrong. So, more often than not, we are better off retracing our…

Taking action

You have always wanted to start something. In your head, you can see it. It is crystal clear. You can see how it will look like, how it will work and how impactful it will be. The problem is that it in your head not in front of you. The challenge is to make it…

Because He is God

Most people as they reach the upper echelons of society labour to make sure that they surround themselves with the crème de la crème. They invite to their bouquets only the very finest people. But God does not follow that protocol. God invites the lame, the blind, the deaf, the dumb to His kingdom because…