Detours to Your Destination

The directions to get you anywhere include a few turns: Go straight until you get to that intersection. Then turn left down the dead-end road. Cut through the park, past the fountain. Take the steps down the hill, and your destination is on the right. Arrive at destination The same is true in life, whether…

Associations: People In Big Cities Walk Fast

Whether we are aware or not, the environment we associate ourselves with affects how we behave, decide and feel. The environment affects us consciously or subconsciously. People who live in major cities walk faster than people from rural areas because apparently the rate per hour in major cities is higher than in rural areas therefore…

Associations: The Oven You Bake The Ingredients Matters

There is no one ‘key’ to achieving happiness. Like everything else in life, achieving happiness requires a multitude of ingredients. One of the most important ingredients is inner peace, which allows for contentment. Another is love, both having people who love you and, more importantly, having people that you love. However, what most people overlook…

Associations: Broken Window Theory

Are we in control of our own decisions? Or is there a link between your environment and the decisions you make. Are the clothes you buy and wear linked to what people around you wear? Is the business you start and how you start it linked to the regulations around you, the customer tastes and…

Associations: People You Allow In Your Life

I recently went to an amazing game lodge owned by couple, Derek and Beverly Joubert. It is amazing how they work together. They packed their bags as couple and left Johannesburg 30 years ago and went up north bushes. They lived in a tent for while. They are always together, they work together following and…

The Quiet Spot…

I went to a high school which was in the bushes. I used to have a spot where somewhere in the bushes that will be a quiet spot where I will spend a few minutes just sitting there and thinking, (fortunately there were no snakes). This was before I even knew about meditation or mindfulness…

It’s a Jungle Out There: Know What You Want

Fact: A lion's roar can be heard from kilometres away Make yourself heard. Fact: lions are very social animals; they form groups called prides with sometimes as many as forty individuals in a pride Learn to work well with others. Fact: male cubs are kicked out of their pride at three months and must start…

It’s a Jungle Out There: Offensive Teams

In company of 100 people, one person who underperforms is unlikely to have a huge impact on the team. In a startup team of 4 people, one who underperforms will have a huge impact on the team. Team dynamics in startups is a matter of success or failure. High performance teams are rare. There are a…