What is your Defining Moment?

What is your Defining Moment?

You have something to say, you have a message, and you give it your best shot, not everyone likes it. What do you do? We often live in the shadow of who we really want to become, second guessing ourselves as to whether or not the timing is right.  Because we are too frightened of unmasking that person, so we find a rational and logical excuse: the timing is wrong, tomorrow, next week, when I get promoted, when I feel like it, when I have the finances. The biggest one is ‘I’m not feeling it right now’, a load of BS, just plain excuses. How many excuses have…

An Epic Fail… [What making Green Juice Taught me about Life  & Business]

An Epic Fail… [What making Green Juice Taught me about Life  & Business]

Green. Juice. I know for many people those two words are likely to result in you making your face up and wondering why anyone in their right mind would drink the culinary equivalent of engine oil. And if you think that, I wouldn’t blame you, as I was there with you just few months ago. When Judy first introduced it to me, I was having none of it… Until I became desperate! With a significant birthday approaching I decided that I would make some drastic changes as the things I used to do I could do them no more. 🙂 So, having reluctantly…

5 Reasons Why You Should Stop being Realistic!

5 Reasons Why You Should Stop being Realistic!

So I don’t know about you, but I know about me and one thing is for sure. I’m a dreamer. I’ve never ever considered my dreams too big and I’ve always been confident in myself that I would reach them. There are still so many dreams that circle around in my head, yet to be achieved but that’s ok. Success is a journey and I am happy in the knowing that every day I take small consistent steps to making all my dreams come true. One thing I have learnt over the past few years, though is that not everybody is as comfortable…

These 3 Words…. [Making A New Year Bigger & Better]

These 3 Words…. [Making A New Year Bigger & Better]

So, here we are in the first week 2016! We’ve waited for it for a very long time and here it is. A Happy New Year! A year to forget all the failures, follies and falters of 2015. ‘2016 will be so different!‘ I hear you say… …but will it? I mean, last year we were at this same point and many of us made the same resolutions, and we now know how it turned out. So, what will you do different in 2016? Here are 3 things that, I am convinced if you cultivate them, will be the difference maker this…

8 Ways to get ANYTHING Done!

8 Ways to get ANYTHING Done!

On the 14th October 2012, Felix Baumgartner did what was previously thought impossible and jumped from the edge of space and broke a whole host of records in the process. You may not want to do something as daring as that but I am sure there are things in your life and business that you may think are impossible. So how do you make them happen? Here are 8 tips to get anything done: 1. START, even if you don’t know how you are going to finish Your greatest enemy is PROCRASTINATION. You want to do it but you just can’t seem to…

5 Steps to Jumpstart your ideas

5 Steps to Jumpstart your ideas

One big idea, a note pad, a pen and a laptop. No money, no resources but just one big idea. Did it occur to you that all you need to start is just one big idea that works?  The art is not to stay pondering whether it can work but to  work the idea. He dropped out of higher education to pursue his big idea, to educate himself in his big idea. It was untested but if he could just convince enough people to commit and partner with this idea, then it could affect millions of lives. I am sure…

Have you met my ‘Aunty’ Jean?

Have you met my ‘Aunty’ Jean?

A few days ago, I decided to walk my lil man to school. I had a great catchup with him, walked for 65 mins and covered over 4 km. Not bad start to the day 🙂 On my way back home, I had the pleasure of meeting ‘Aunty’ Jean. As I was walking back home, I met her walking in the opposite direction. As the path narrowed in places,  I stopped so she could pass. As she was walking with a s stick she took a bit longer than she would have wanted. Appreciating my patience, she stopped to thank me and we had…

As the worm turns (my Kitchen Aid adventures)

As the worm turns (my Kitchen Aid adventures)

In our house we love food! Judy is a great cook and Leah is becoming an expert baker. She really makes the best cookies and is becoming a regular supplier to our training events and barbecues. The indispensable magic tool for both Judy and Leah is a Kitchen Aid, the most used piece of equipment in our kitchen! The other day, though, it broke and Judy casually said, ‘You can fix that can’t you Col? I know you can!’, and she smiled and walked away with complete confidence. I didn’t share her confidence and even got annoyed that she would have me use my time tinkering with a Kitchen Aid. When I learnt…

The Real 4G? [God, Goals, Graft & Growhow]

The Real 4G? [God, Goals, Graft & Growhow]

Recently I got curious about all this 4G stuff I have been hearing about. First it was just 1G, then we had 2G, which meant we could make calls and send text messages too. 3G gave us access to the internet but with slower speeds than we were used to on our home broadband network. And now there is 4G.  It’s all about accessing more. Faster. That got me thinking, what if I could find a way, in my own life, to access more? Faster? All the time? After much thinking and self reflection, I realized that whenever I am at a point in my…

Happy Birthday Leah!

Happy Birthday Leah!

Judy and I are just so blessed and amazed, that the beautiful lil baby girl that entered our world 13 years ago today, is still amazingly beautiful but certainly not so lil. In fact, she is now the second tallest person in our household and it’s quite possible that she’ll take the tall title by this time next year. Approaching her birthday, we asked her what she wanted. Among other things, she wanted us to publish a story she had written so she could get herself a state of the art all singing, all dancing laptop to replace one she broke recently…(see her…