Defining the Tracks of Your Business


“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”(Roy E. Disney)

Sendgrid is a fast growing Company in the Communication Industry. Most of us do not know of their existence, but they hold platforms in e-mail marketing, as well as in communications. They boast a staff complement of more than 400 employees. They process about 19 billion e-mails per month and have clients like Uber and Airbnb. Continue reading

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Imagine

“Trees are swayed by winds, men by words.” (Joan Aiken)

Words have the power to change mindsets in a positive way, which in turn can change the outcome of a situation. Bear in mind, they also have the power to incapacitate leaving a situation filled with doom. What thought comes to mind while contemplating the word ‘Imagine’. You may find yourself wondering off onto a path of thought quite amazing. Continue reading

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Small Steps

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” (Tao Te Ching)

I dislike the idea of making new year resolutions. Why, because the reality is, these resolutions never come to pass. Some last for a week or at the very most a month. Why then should I put myself through a state of guilt when I know the chances of keeping new year resolutions are slim.

In fact, most of these so-called new year resolutions are nothing more than things we dream of doing, or desires that we have. They are never things that we actually resolve to do. Continue reading

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Being … In 2018

I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.” (James Joyce)

As we welcome the start of a new year, we can determine what tone we choose to set. Do we choose to have an attitude of a winner, or that of a troubled lowly spirit? Do we stretch ourselves and our goals, giving it our all, or do we under achieve due to our own fear of failure?  We hold the power in determining how good or bad 2018 will be. Continue reading

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Blank Pages

“A blank page is no empty space. It is brimming with potential… It is a masterpiece in waiting — yours.” (A.A. Patawaran)

The blank page… Every time that I sit down to write, I stare numbly at the page before me. I often was intimidated by the daunting task of putting pen to paper. My mind would mock me that: “It is not in you to write!” Continue reading

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Jump

“I’m going to tell you something that every successful person in this world has done in his or her life or career. Every successful person has jumped! They have taken their hopes and dreams and took a leap of faith toward them. If you desire greatness in your life, eventually you are going to have to jump.” (Steve Harvey)

Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs are often closely associated with risk. In fact, if you look up the definition of ‘entrepreneur’, risk is often part of this definition. The entrepreneur is one who throws caution to the wind and takes the plunge to fulfil a dream. Continue reading

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I Belong

“A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.” (Brené Brown)

Human beings throughout the ages have had an innate desire to connect and require a sense of belonging. With this said, it’s understandable why gangs do so well in some areas of society, they create a ‘place of belonging’ – as those joining gangs have been considered as outcasts in society. Continue reading

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10x Better

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”
(Aristotle)

A friend of mine runs a charity aimed at assisting orphaned and vulnerable youths in guiding their next steps after school. Often these young people do not have the academic strengths of their peers because of trauma and learning gaps in their lives. However, despite their challenges, these young people often achieve more in their studies than their fellow peers. The reason for this is simple, they have grown up with an attitude of ‘survival of the fittest’.

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Foolish Things

“Of every one hundred men in battle, ten should not even be there. Eighty are nothing more than sheep. Nine are the real fighters, we are lucky to have them since they make the battle. Ah, but the one—one is the Warrior—and he brings the others home.” (Heraclitus – 500BC)

There is so much to learn from the lives of heroes as we glean from what made them standout and rise above the rest. Continue reading

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Courageous Listening

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” (Winston Churchill)

We all live in the rat race of life, rushing from one event to another, rarely taking time out to listen. I am a person of action, hoping to see positive progress but small talk frustrates me. Listening is one of my biggest challenges, which is also one of my special joys. This does not come easily, but I have learnt that when I listen deeply, something vital resonates with me.  Continue reading

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