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Personal Development: The Doorway to Fulfilment

When you hear personal development, what comes to mind? An MBA? Improving your emotional intelligence?  A time-management course? It is all of the above, plus more.  Personal development is the changes you make on the inside so you can better respond to the outside. It’s about working on yourself to become a realized, happier and balanced person in a chaotic and ever-changing world; Wisdom Times. You may be unaware that you already have a personal development plan in place when it comes to growing your business or taking care of your physical health. Generally, there are eight areas of personal development: Business/Career Physical health Family Finances Relationships Spiritual…

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Power In Calmness

Are you worried and scared? You are not alone. The corona virus has many of us in this state. Despite the situation, we still have the power to choose how we react. Despite the situation, we still have the power to choose how we react. Here are some tips to help keep you calm: Educate yourself with facts about the situation. Based on what you know, do what you can. Surround yourself with uplifting content. This doesn’t mean be naïve or ignorant; choose to be positive. Avoid negative people that will influence you with fear. Trust that we are going through this. Pray and have faith. Some choose…

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Self-Love in the Workplace

What comes to mind when you think of self-love? A day at the spa? A healthy meal? A bottle of your favourite cognac? While these certainly affirm self-love, at the core of self-love is the belief that you are a valuable and worthy person. A practical definition  is “To take care of yourself like you’d take care of a friend in distress. You treat yourself kindly. You don’t nitpick and criticize yourself. Self-love is a practice and it’s a skill that takes work.” Do you believe that you are a valuable and worthy person? Here are 10 ways you can demonstrate self-love in the workplace. Learn to say…

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Always Right is Wrong

Do you have a friend or family member that always thinks they are right? It doesn’t matter what the situation is or how obvious their errors are, they always have a way of justifying what they do, no matter how messed up it seems.  Is it possible that you could be that person that always thinks they are right? On the surface, the fixation with being right may look like selfishness, arrogance and a lack of self-awareness. Underneath it though, it’s usually; insecurity, self-doubt, fear, low self-esteem or a bruised ego.   Healthy relationships are made up of a good balance of being right and being wrong. Sometimes…

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Worry is not Your Friend!

Now that we are done with the festive season, it’s back to business as usual! Worry may be creeping in about bills, your on-going struggles or how you are going to achieve your 2020 goals. Big newsflash! Worry is not your friend! At first glance it may seem like it is as it gives you a false sense of showing concern for the future.  In actual fact, worry can deplete your ability to think creatively thus impeding on your chances of taking action and finding a solution. At best, worry makes you irritable, keeps you up night or pushes you to take decisive action. At worst excessive or…

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January Joy is Possible!

The anticipation for January salaries is probably driving most people insane. Family outings, social gatherings and shopping over the festive season have left people spent. What now? It’s time to reflect on what you could have done better (or limited) to make sure you don’t repeat the same cycle this December. If you don’t, you’ll be in the exact same position this time next year. Putting a savings plan together for the festive season can be off-putting; some even view it as   a sign of lack; it’s not. It’s a sign of financial maturity and taking responsibility for your spending. Decide now how much you are going to spend…

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Be You – Always!

One thing that I struggled to be earlier in life is MYSELF. I always wanted to behave in a way that would be likeable to the other person, especially when it came to work and business. I went to great lengths researching perceived important people that I was due to meet, and then performed in a way that I thought would impress; the intention was to get what I want. Approval.  We all have a desire to be accepted by friends, family and colleagues etc. and at times go to great lengths in our quest for approval. One of the key drivers is we want to belong and…

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Why is Change Tough?

Everything around us changes constantly, trees grow; new products enter the market; and, children become adults. In a way we have conditioned ourselves to accept these types of changes because we view them as the natural order of life. When it comes to relationships turning sour or retrenchment, we struggle. What is it about these kinds of changes that are so hard to accept? One of the major reasons is we pour so much of ourselves into relationships and jobs; we work at them daily and put in spiritual, physical and mental effort. We then expect to get our returns by things going the way we want them…

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Love Is So Much More Than a Good Feeling!

Did you know that you are at your best when you are filled with love? Human beings are wired for love and connection.  I’m referring to that deep sense of connection with others i.e. family, friends, an intimate partner, God; not just being in love. The most obvious thing about a person filled with love is their behaviour and energy; there’s an easiness and endearing quality about them; on a biological level, cells are vibrant and healthy. Love is not just a philosophical topic for religionists; it is a scientifically proven antidote to many of life’s challenges with benefits like less anxiety, increased energy and faster healing. An…

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5 things to Focus on to Achieve your New Year’s Resolutions

What’s your new year’s resolution? To lose weight?  Get a new job?  End a toxic relationship? Statistics show that most of us won’t achieve our goals because at some point it will get difficult and defeat will set in. What can you do to increase the chances of success? Here are 5 tips to help you along the way: BELEIVE. Do you believe and have faith that your goal can come true? Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. What evidence is there in the things you do and say to show your belief? If you know you don’t believe deep…

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Give, It’s Good For You!

Its a season of parties, gifts, monetary contributions, get-togethers; for some of us it may be a season of dread and avoidance because the pressure to give is unbearable.  Generally there are 4 types of givers: Theatrical giver – this type of person is typically a show off and they want to be applauded for giving. Conventional – this type gives because it is expected, so it must be done. Transactional ‐ this type gives because there is a guaranteed expected return. Moral giver – this type gives because God says so. People who struggle to give generally believe they don’t have enough and are insecure/fearful of what may…

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Follow Your Own Path

For many years of my life I lived up to what my environment expected of me. My parents taught me that education and a job equals happiness. Their template for the good life was get educated, married, have kids, buy a nice car, be a manager, buy a nice house and you are set for life.  So this is exactly what I did! When I ticked everything off my list, there was nothing at the top; no fulfilment, no contentment. I still wanted more! We all go through something similar at some point, right? We get fed up of what is, but don’t know what better looks like. …

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Believe, Even When Nobody Else Does

There are many firsts happening in Africa right now. Nigerian star, Yemi Alade became the first African female artist to reach one million subscribers on her YouTube channel. In just one day, a world record-breaking 350 million trees were planted in Ethiopia as part of efforts to tackle deforestation and climate change. In South Africa, 20 teenagers from vastly different backgrounds built an aircraft and successfully flew it from Cape Town to Cairo. I’m sure at some point, the individuals behind these accomplishments were called crazy, too daring, over the top; but look at them NOW! What are you working so hard on that people think you’re insane?…

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