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Problems, Injuries, Setbacks and Disappointments

Problems, Injuries, Setbacks and Disappointments

I’ve been lying in bed with intense nerve pain in my hips and back for the last 3 days. Not quite how I scripted the start of 2020. To be fair, I’m probably still experiencing the hangover that was 2019.  Last year contained some highs but many lows. My beautiful...

The Tools You Want vs The Outcomes You Need

The Tools You Want vs The Outcomes You Need

Today my trusty steed of 8 years died. I have however been expecting this day for about 7 years. He had survived attempted drowning by countless spilled cups of coffee. Was subjected to sandblasting in a 43°C Namibian desert. Was set on fire by the only ‘authentic’...

Do You Have Any Advice?

Do You Have Any Advice?

I've been thinking a lot about advice recently - both the asking for and giving of. To be fair, most of us are happy to give advice even if no one asked for it.   We all think we know what someone else should do. If they would just shut up long enough so that we can...

Fugly doesn’t matter

Fugly doesn’t matter

Guess how many pairs of Crocs have been sold? Over 300 Million. That's a statistically relevant number because it disproves my theory that 'I can count on one hand the number of people who actually buy themselves Crocs'.  Yes, one of the ugliest shoes ever made is one...

The Responsibility of Ideas

The Responsibility of Ideas

When I was in elementary school I started writing and sketching ideas onto pieces of paper or in my homework diary. There was the design for a fort on the abandoned lot in our neighbourhood. Ways to throw firecrackers onto passing cars while hiding in the tree above...

Assume struggle, be kind

Assume struggle, be kind

  Someone just got retrenched, had a miscarriage, has a child that doesn't talk to them, can't pay their bills, suffers from depression, failed an exam, buried their mom, didn't land the deal, got divorced, has cancer, just finished working night shift, found out...

Playing small to win, but losing

Playing small to win, but losing

I have a friend who is exceptionally talented. Yet he's chosen to play a small game in his business, and his life. He'll tell you about all the data and justifications for why he's playing in his specific sandbox. Excuses disguised as reasons. Funny thing is, he's not...

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