The hard decision

The hard decision

It is no lie that we all aspire to be great and to be successful.

But a lot of us struggle with getting to the level of success that we dream of because we struggle with decision making, especially in regards to career paths.

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How wealthy are you?

How wealthy are you?

When we think of wealth we usually define it in monetary terms. A wealthy person is seen as someone who possesses great material wealth, mainly in assets and cash.

But unbeknown to many research shows that families who have had continuous wealth for over more than 3 generations see it from 4 different perspectives:

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Do you still believe in your dreams?

Do you still believe in your dreams?

When I was a child I wanted to be several things including a corporate lawyer, a script writer/film maker and an entrepreneur.

I was so confident that I could achieve anything and everything and that nothing would hold me back. This confidence was evident in my teenage years as shown in my yearbook where I was described as “determined.”

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The bane of our lives; procrastination

The bane of our lives; procrastination

I thought that my love affair with procrastination would end as soon as I left university but boy was I wrong.

According to Google procrastination is ‘the act of delaying or postponing something,’ but to me procrastination is just another word for being lazy. And for me this is a major problem because it hinders me from being productive when necessary.

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The Power of Networking

The Power of Networking

For me 2017 was a year of learning and growing and one of the many things that I learnt is how powerful networking can be.

Networking is described as the process of “interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts.”

Sounds simple doesn’t it? But the truth is that many of us do not know how to network. In my opinion, to effectively network, one needs to have a purpose in mind. Ask yourself the following questions:

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Can you step outside of your comfort zone?

Can you step outside of your comfort zone?

What is a comfort zone?

“A behavioural and/or psychological state where activities and behaviours fit a routine and pattern that minimises stress and risk.”

Within this state people generally feel at ease and in control of their environment, it is essentially a place of security and comfortability.

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Smart money moves 2018

Smart money moves 2018

What is #smartmoneymoves2018?

A movement (that started off as a joke) that is essentially all about making ‘logical’ and ‘smart’ financial decisions that will help myself and others reach their financial goals.

I believe that we can all have healthy and flourishing finances as long as we make smart decisions which are sometimes very simple and effortless. So below I’m going to give you some of the things that I am doing this year which I refer to as smart money moves.

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What type of year has 2017 been for you?

What type of year has 2017 been for you?

At the beginning of September my friend and I were talking and she said that 2017 had been a great year for us. And even though I agreed I did not really feel that way. That conversation led me to really consider and ponder on what “a great year” actually meant to me.

During this reflection I realised that the reason I felt that 2017 had not been a great year for me was because I was focusing and dwelling on the negative. I was focusing on the challenges I had faced and the goals I had not yet met. I was blinded by negativity.

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