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Someone Please Call 911 – Emergency

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Have you ever found yourself in an emergency situation? Did it seem like everything was falling apart and the sky was falling down? What did you do? How did you resolve it? Did you assume that you had literally hit rock bottom and your life was coming to an end? What happened next? Did you die? Did you survive? You most likely made it out alive didn’t you? Most of the events we categorize as emergencies are usually not quite emergencies. An emergency is defined as ‘a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate...

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Run Baby Run

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Are you looking back? Are you running forward? Did you answer ‘yes’ to both questions? Do you realize that looking back and running forward at the exact same moment leaves you stuck on repeat, like a scratched CD that keeps playing the same part of the song to the annoyance of all listeners. Yes, you can look back. Yes, you should run forward. However you should not look back to the detriment of moving forward. Do not look back to a particular point as if it were the most important moment you have or will ever...

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Beyond the Comfort Zone

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Familiar feels comfortable. It feels safe. It feels certain. There is a certain lull you get from performing the same routine, from knowing what to expect, from having been in that particular situation before. For example, if you have worked at the same job, in the same location, with the same colleagues for the last six years you know what’s what: where to buy lunch, how to excel at your job, etc. Even if going to work every day fills you with a sense of dread, you are good at what you do and know...

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On Your Marks, Get Set…

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The journey of a thousand miles literally does begin with a single step. It is all well and good to know your destination, but if you are not moving in that direction you will never actually get there. You can daydream and talk about how beautiful it will be when you become x, y, z but if you do not consistently move towards becoming, you will literally never be. You must also continue to find and fan the flames that motivate you to keep moving.   If you do not put words, imagery and milestones all around...

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Hello X, Meet Spot

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On some days exercising is much harder than others. Especially when it is halfway through the year and you have added an additional 10 pounds to the initial 15 you were planning to lose. Your body is not used to such strenuous movements and your racing heart feels like it is about to explode in your chest during your first run. It is easy to reduce your effort, go from running to walking and it is even more tempting to go from walking to crawling. Most things are easier when you actually put your muscle...

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Don’t Believe the Hype (Men)

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In life we come across many categories of people. They can all serve one positive purpose or another, especially if we categorize them correctly. What might appear to be a negative relationship can have positive benefits and vice versa. It has a lot to do with awareness, consciousness and intentionality. Today we are exploring three groups of persons – the zombies, the rulers and the frantic fanatics.   There are those who are physically present but mentally absent – they really do not care about what you are doing, why you are doing it or how it...

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The Day After Today: Tomorrow

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Sometimes you have a bad day, a bad week or a bad month that feels like it is stretching on for eternity. It might appear that the sky is falling all around you and shelter, safety and stability are a distant memory. Sometimes it is a gradual process, it might be a situation where there is decay in your structure with bricks falling one by one and rising damp creeping up on you. Other times it may seem to all cave in at once, like a bad set that was poorly constructed. In whichever way...

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The Lonely Dreamer

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We all have dreams that keep us up at night and passions that drive us. There are things we do come naturally to us and bring us incomparable joy. It might be creating a painting from a blank canvas, putting words on a blank page, organising an event from an idea to execution, MC’ing an event, creating clothes from reams of fabric, solving a problem that exists through a business solution, giving presentations in power suits, etc. Whatever it is we must be sure to not only chase our passions, but also steel ourselves against...

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You Deserve Some Accolades

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When you go to an interview, regardless of the position or the organization there are some key questions you will be asked. These include – why should we pick you? What makes you the best candidate for the job? How will your past experiences add value to this role specifically and the organization generally? There is an understanding that you find yourself to be qualified, competent and well placed to deliver on the expected roles and responsibilities. Even when you think you might be lacking in practical experience, academic qualifications or technical ability, your duty...

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Time and Tide Wait for No (Wo)Man

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If you are like us you probably entered 2018 with fresh energy! This was going to be your most prosperous, most productive and most passionate year yet. You were going to live out loud, love unconditionally, seize moments, crush goals and simply enjoy your best life. You probably started the year adhering to a new fitness regime – eating clean and training dirty, drawing up the blueprints for your dream business while applying to the job you actually deserve and every other good intention in between. You probably started off your days with thanksgiving prayers,...

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