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The Importance of having Confidence

If I wasn’t confident in my abilities, I wouldn’t be where I am.

Why?
Well, it’s quite simple.

Without confidence, I wouldn’t take my shots in life.
I wouldn’t climb to become CEO of a Billion Rand business
I wouldn’t quit my career and focus on FutureProof.
I wouldn’t meet my wife, etc . . .
In other words, I would miss all the opportunities that led me to become what I am.

And that’s true for everyone.

The 5 Attributes of the Super-Successful

What is it that the super-successful have in common that we can learn from and aspire to?

First of all, when I talk about success, I’m not just talking about money.

Being Super-successful, to me, is having virtually unlimited wealth, freedom and meaning in your life.

I’ve analysed and compared the actions and work-ethics of people like:
Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin.

The result is a list of specific attributes that all these modern-day multi-millionaires and billionaires have in common.
There are 5 of them.

Where has your curiosity gone?

When you were young, you didn’t need any encouragement to play with other kids or to explore and learn about the world.

You had a natural sense of curiosity – we all did!
But, as time went by, you’ve probably lost it.

And now, you feel more or less stuck in a routine…
Hanging out with the same people…
Going out to the same places…
Eating the same food…

So, what happened?

Have you asked yourself the 5 Whys?

It’s been over 14 months since the pandemic started impacting our lives, and it looks like it’s far from over.

And, if you’ve had access to ANY kind of media in this time, you must have seen or heard endless clips of negative news.

It’s been hard, if not impossible, to stay positive and optimistic the whole time – even for me. And those of you who know me will know that I am a very positive person.

And even if you haven’t watched any news, people around you have, so you couldn’t avoid the negativity.

And here’s the problem…

Are you Managing Your Mental Diet?

It’s been over 14 months since the pandemic started impacting our lives, and it looks like it’s far from over.

And, if you’ve had access to ANY kind of media in this time, you must have seen or heard endless clips of negative news.

It’s been hard, if not impossible, to stay positive and optimistic the whole time – even for me. And those of you who know me will know that I am a very positive person.

And even if you haven’t watched any news, people around you have, so you couldn’t avoid the negativity.

And here’s the problem…

Are you looking for a Simple Memory Hack?

Do you have difficulty remembering the names of people you’ve just met, or a concept that you’ve just learned?

Many people do; including me. You see, your brain is very good at visualising pictures, remembering places, and building associations. It’s not very good at remembering abstract bits of knowledge though.

So, this week I’d like to share a very quick and effective method for remembering abstract names, concepts, definitions, rules, etc.

Becoming an Effective Problem Solver

How good are you at solving problems?

Will it surprise you to learn that most people aren’t as effective as they believe they are.

They think they’ve seen it all and that nothing can surprise them, and they get used to solve every problem they face in the same way. After all, it’s worked well for them so far.

So, they reject learning new approaches and stick to their old (proven?) ways; not willing to try new approaches.

But one day, the inevitable happens.

Mastering a Growth Mindset

Last week I covered emotional cravings, and how to overcome them. In the article, I touched on mindset management as part of the solution, but I didn’t elaborate.

So, today I’d like to focus on the topic of Mindset management and mindfulness.

If you want to change your world, you need to change your mindset.

And, if you want to become successful at anything, you need focus, awareness, and positive action daily. Mastering your mindset is no different.

Entrepreneur burnout is real, but avoidable

First of all, what is burnout?

It’s a state of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion that is brought on by prolonged and excessive stress.

It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. And it occurs so often that it has been recognised as a syndrome.

Do you know anyone who suffered from burnout?

Have you ever suffered it yourself?

Chances are good that someone you know has experienced it.

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