How to Cultivate a Resilient Mindset in the Face of Adversity

Life has a way of throwing curveballs when we least expect them. Whether it’s losing a job, facing health challenges, or dealing with relationship issues, adversity is an unavoidable part of the human experience. But what sets individuals apart in the face of adversity is their ability to bounce back, stronger and more resilient than before.

Harmonising Vision: The Art of Aligning People and Strategy

In the dynamic world of business, having a solid strategy and clear goals is like having a reliable map for a journey. But here’s the twist: the journey isn’t just about the destination; it’s about the people you travel with and how well you work together. That’s why mapping business strategy to people goals is crucial for optimal performance.

How Positive Thinking Empowers Entrepreneurs

For entrepreneurs, an empowering mindset is more than just wishful thinking – it’s a strategic advantage. It enables you to navigate the inevitable challenges and setbacks of entrepreneurship with resilience and determination.

Boost Your Career: The Impact of a Positive Mindset

In the context of your career, mindset refers to your beliefs, attitudes, and perceptions towards work and professional growth. It’s the lens through which you view challenges, setbacks, and opportunities. A fixed mindset sees abilities as static, while a growth mindset believes in the power of learning and development.

Unlock Academic Success: The Impact of Positive Thinking

In the bustling chaos of our daily lives, one thing remains constant: the power of our thoughts. Positive thinking isn’t just wishful thinking – it’s a superpower that shapes our experiences and influences our perceptions.

The Impact of a Positive Mindset on Your Daily Life

In the bustling chaos of our daily lives, one thing remains constant: the power of our thoughts. Positive thinking isn’t just wishful thinking – it’s a superpower that shapes our experiences and influences our perceptions.

Unlock Business Success: The Power of Strategic Alignment

In the bustling world of business, success isn’t just about having a great product or service – it’s about having everyone in your team pulling in the same direction.

Master Entrepreneurial Challenges With A Growth Mindset

Starting a business is a monumental endeavour that comes with its fair share of challenges. From securing funding to building a customer base and navigating market fluctuations, the entrepreneurial journey is riddled with obstacles. However, amidst these challenges lies an invaluable tool – the growth mindset.

Master Your Career Journey with a Growth Mindset

Let’s dive into a topic that could transform your career path: the power of a growth mindset. Your career isn’t just about making a living – it’s about shaping who you are, what you aspire to be, and the legacy you leave behind. It’s a journey of continuous growth and impact.

Building a Growth Mindset for Academic Success

Embarking on your university journey may seem like scaling a mountain – filled with challenges that can be daunting. However, there’s a valuable tool that can make this climb more manageable: a growth mindset.

Developing a Growth Mindset: Embracing Challenges

Think about how having a positive attitude can make a big difference in achieving our goals. We all face challenges, but what if I told you that the way we think about them can shape our success?

How To Master Year-End Reflections for Success

As the festive season envelops us in its warmth and cheer, it’s not just a time for exchanging gifts and enjoying feasts. It’s also the opportune moment to reflect on the year gone by and lay the groundwork for the one about to unfold.

Will Your Mindset Make You A Great Entrepreneur?

In today’s society, an entrepreneurial mindset is a valuable asset. It’s the ability to think outside the box, take initiative, and create something out of nothing. This mindset has advantages in many areas, including career, business, education, and personal growth.

How to Elevate Your Career In 4 Simple Steps

Transitioning from student life to adult life can be challenging. There are many responsibilities to balance while studying and working towards graduation. Developing adulting skills early on is crucial in managing yourself throughout your student journey and beyond.

From Student To Adult: How To Make The Transition

Transitioning from student life to adult life can be challenging. There are many responsibilities to balance while studying and working towards graduation. Developing adulting skills early on is crucial in managing yourself throughout your student journey and beyond.

Adulting: How To Be A More Successful Grown-Up

Being a grown-up isn’t easy. There’s always something that you need to do or think about. You have to face challenges, overcome them, manage daily responsibilities, and practice some form of self-care.

Unlock a Positive Mindset and Transform Your Life

Everyone knows that positive thinking is important and can change your mindset for the better. You can rewire your brain to create a more positive outlook. Having a positive mindset is healthy and vital for success. But why can’t everyone maintain a positive mindset?

Work-Life Balance: 8 Great Ways to Build Your Happiness and Success

In today’s demanding work environment, work-life balance has become an important topic. Employees want more flexibility and control over their work hours, and businesses have adapted to this in order to attract the best candidates. Regardless of your profession, it’s challenging to achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Feeling Overwhelmed? Here Is How to Take Back Control of Your Time

Alan Lakein said that “time equals life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.”

In today’s busy world, excessive commitments on our time and energy leave us frazzled and distracted. When we’re overwhelmed, it’s often because we’re swamped with busyness, overloaded with responsibility, and out of control of our time.

From Campus to Career: 10 Ways to Prepare for Life after Graduation

The student journey can be an exciting one because you gain new knowledge and grow as a person. Campus life is filled with opportunities to get involved in different initiatives and to meet different people. Your student years can be some of the best years of your life. As you near the end of your time on campus, you may feel nervous about leaving it all behind. You may feel lost and unprepared to take the first step into your career. You may feel pressure to make major life decisions.

Time to Start Fresh: Unlock the Benefits of a Mid-Year Reset

As the year approaches its halfway mark, it’s the perfect time to hit the reset button and take stock of where you are. The middle of the year presents a unique opportunity to evaluate your goals, reassess your priorities, and realign your actions with your aspirations. By doing so, you can set yourself up for success and ensure that you make the most of the time you have left in the year.

8 Ways to Improve Your Mental Wellbeing

May is Mental Health Awareness month. It marks an important time to take better care of your mental wellbeing. When you take care of your it, you’re proactively building skills to cope with life’s challenges. You’re cultivating resilience, mindfulness, coping skills and a growth mindset. You’re taking steps to ensure that your mental wellbeing improves every day.

Build Your Success with Marketing and Branding: A Conversation with Raksha Mahabeer

Let’s focus on business growth and we discuss how marketing and branding can set you and your business up for success.

Tough First Quarter? Transform Your Next One In Three Easy Steps

We’ve reached the end of the first quarter, and even though we’re only three months in, you may feel that you’ve already had a busy year. It’s tempting to keep going from one quarter to the next at your current pace. The reality is that when you don’t take some time to reflect and make adjustments, the rest of your year will be the same busy and exhausting experience.

The Key to Attracting Great Talent: A Conversation with Vanessa Raath

Let’s focus on business growth and discuss the concept of “talent”. We discuss how you can attract great talent to your organisation, and we share advice on how individuals can stand out and get noticed in the talent market.

8 Simple Ways to Make Your Year Great

At the beginning of every year, many of us set New Year’s resolutions. We may go “full steam ahead” at the beginning of January only to lose our enthusiasm before we’ve even reached the end of the month. This can be demotivating and confusing because you may be trying to reach the goal that you’ve been chasing for so long.

Build a Powerful Employer Brand: A Conversation with Celeste Sirin

Let’s focus on business growth and we discuss the ever-growing business strategy called employer branding. We’ll get to understand what the experts mean when they walk about ‘employer branding’ and why it’s important for business leaders to pay particular attention to this area. We’ll also discuss the benefits of getting employer branding right and we’ll share success stories of businesses that boosted their brand and reaped the rewards.

Build a Career in Film Production and Special FX: A Conversation with Lesleigh-Ann Eksteen

Let’s focus on career growth and discuss the unique field of film production. We’ll discuss the highlights and challenges of being in this industry and give you advice on how you can add special flair to your Halloween celebrations.

A Season for Change: Make a Fresh Start

Socrates said that “the secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” We often associate change with the seasons, especially when winter changes to spring. We use spring season to make changes in our lives. We spring clean and declutter our spaces. We spend more time outdoors since the weather’s better. We feel re-energised and we look forward to new beginnings.

A Celebration of Women: A Conversation with Sethu Mehana

In honour of Women’s Month, we focus on individual growth and we celebrate everything that it means to be a woman. We discuss the importance of pursuing your goals and dreams and making time to care for yourself while juggling multiple roles.

Networking and Marketing for Success: A Conversation with Adria Bulpitt

Let’s look at the important role that marketing and networking plays in building success, and how you can leverage each area to grow both your business brand and your personal brand.

The Journey of Sibling Entrepreneurs: A Conversation with Nelly and Nolwazi Zama

Let’s look at the journey of two sibling entrepreneurs who run a successful accessory brand. We’ll learn about the highlights, challenges and lessons that they’ve experienced along the way, as well as other amazing initiatives that came about as a result of them building their business.

Why Your Mental Performance is Important

Michael Phelps said, “I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything.” He’s absolutely right. Many studies have shown that majority of success, or lack of success, is attributed to one’s state of mind. This means that you have the ability to achieve your goals and perform at your peak if you’re able to manage your thoughts and your mental attitude.

Legal Issues and What You Need To Know: A Conversation with Carol Speirs

We’ll look at the different legal issues faced by individuals, families and business owners and the impact that these legal issues have. We’ll also look at how we can better prepare ourselves for potential legal issues, and what to expect in terms of different legal processes.

The Student Journey: A Conversation with Kayla Morrison

The transition from high school learning to tertiary learning can be alarming for many students. Not only do they physically have to enter a new environment, they also need to adopt a different way of thinking and managing themselves and their future. We’ll discuss the highlights and challenges of the student experience. We’ll also discuss ways in which you can overcome these challenges and we’ll share key lessons that can help you in your academic journey.

Make the Most of the Year Ahead

Every new year brings with it new beginnings and new opportunities. It gives you a chance to set your sights on something fresh and new. It also gives you a chance to reflect on the previous year and ask yourself a few important questions.

Build A Career In Social Services: A Conversation with Tahira Kassiem

It’s important to be in a career that not only pays the bills, but also provides personal fulfilment. Many social service professionals find their career deeply rewarding because they get to support and empower people who experience health and environmental challenges. Our guest will chat about her journey as a social services professional and her love for her career.

Make A Career Change: A Conversation with Jade Bowes

The world of work evolves constantly and at some point you might find yourself re-evaluating your career path. You might come to the conclusion that you’re in a career that still provides you with everything that you need, or you might find that you want to make a career change. Before you make the leap and make the change, it’s always best to think, plan and gather the wisdom of those who have already walked the path.

Communicate Effectively With Your Audience: A Conversation with Lindsay Wagner

It’s become more important than ever to communicate better in today’s world. How businesses communicate with their employees, customers, suppliers and community can mean the difference between thriving, surviving, or closing up shop. When a business really understands and connects its audience, it reaps so many benefits. It builds a strong, unique brand that has engaged relationships with all its stakeholders.

Present a Professional Image: A Conversation with Sethu Mehana

When we work on our career paths and plan on how we’ll get to the next level, we often focus on the knowledge and skills that we need to accumulate. While these are very important areas for career growth, another part of it is the professional image that we present as we pursue this growth. It’s long been said that “first impressions last” and this expression is especially true when it comes to pursuing opportunities in the professional business environment.

Physical Health and Wellness: A Conversation with Courtney Ravell

When it comes to our physical health and wellbeing, it’s important to take proactive care of it in order to enjoy every area of our lives. It’s also important to get the professional rehabilitative care that we need if we’re not at our optimal level of health.

Physical Health and Fitness: A Conversation with Grant Cyster

We’ve become surrounded by conveniences that make our lives easier but these conveniences have also encouraged us to have a more inactive lifestyle. Many of us sit for most of the day, so we lack the regular exercise that we need and because we have so many life commitments, we have limited time to make the nutritious food that our bodies need. It’s important to look at how our physical health and fitness affects different areas of our lives and understand what we can do to improve and live a healthier life.

What Can You Expect In Your First Year As An Entrepreneur?

“If we can see past preconceived limitations, then the possibilities are endless.” ~ Amy Purdy

You might assume that the first year of being an entrepreneur is about refining and implementing business plans, understanding the market, building a strategy, marketing your business, managing operations, etcetera. While these are all important hurdles to overcome in order to build a business, the truth is that there’s an even bigger hurdle that you need to conquer. That hurdle is you.

Mental Health and Wellness: A Conversation with Dr Angela L Harris

There have been so many changes that have happened globally over the past year and these changes have taken a toll on so many of us. We’ve had to adapt, re-adapt, take on more, and learn to cope as best as we can. Now more than ever it’s important to discuss mental health and wellness and understand how we can cope with ever-changing circumstances that impact our personal growth.

How Will You Grow Your Career?

“Plant your tiny seeds and keep watering them every day. Soon, they’ll grow.” ~ Israelmore Ayivor

When you understand and embrace your career path as your own, you learn to nurture and grow it with intention. Career growth is not an idle process because you need to create and look for opportunities that can help you to get to where you want to be.

What Will You Take Away From A Challenging Year?

“When things do not go your way, remember that every challenge — every adversity — contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

We all had an unusual year that came with its own challenges. We learned how quickly things can change and impact our lives globally. We experienced change at an unprecedented rate. We’ve overcome hurdles that we didn’t know existed until it raised its head. It’s been an interesting year.

What Does Success Look Like For You?

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” ~ Anne Sweeney

We’re surrounded by societal stereotypes that tell us how success should look and we’re often exposed to “one-size-fits-all” ideas of what it means to be successful in every area of our lives. The truth is that success can’t possibly look the same for everyone because we all have different backgrounds, skills, experiences, talents, circumstances, levels of exposure, intrinsic drives, goals, et cetera. On this basis, everyone should have different ideas of what success means to them.

How Do You Manage Your Business Finances?

“You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.” ~ Dave Ramsey

Many people start a business because they have a passion. They want to share this passion with the world and earn a living from it. They can only earn a living from it when it’s in a solid financial position. It can only be in a solid position when its financial activity is well managed.

From Employee to Entrepreneur

“Transitions in life can offer opportunities for discovery.” ~ Robbie Shell

It’s commonplace for people to move from being an employee to being an entrepreneur and they do so for different reasons – some pursue their passion and others need a livelihood. Whatever the reason, one rarely comes across an individual who didn’t experience different challenges as they transitioned from employee to entrepreneur.

Do Your Personal Values and Your Company Values Align?

“Values reflect what is important to the way you live and work.” ~ Anonymous

When we’re in the job market and looking for a company at which to work, we often look at the superficial aspects like salary, job title, location, work environment, benefits, etcetera. We rarely look at other important aspects such as the company’s values, leadership style, decision-making process, transparency and communication with its people. If you want to build your career with a company that aligns with who you are at your core, it’s important to understand these aspects.

Are You a Lifelong Learner?

“It’s essential to keep moving, learning and evolving for as long as you’re here and this world keeps spinning” ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru

Learning is a key part of life. When we learn, we grow. We build better ways of doing things. We start to think differently. We become better than we were the previous day.

Adapt to Handle Change

“The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water moulds itself to the pitcher” ~ Chinese Proverb

The world around us is changing all the time. It may even feel as though it’s changing at a more rapid pace than before. At any given time, changes become a part of our daily lives and we need to adapt to keep going and remain relevant.

Personal Values in Entrepreneurship

“Your goals and the tasks you choose to accomplish your goals either align with dream and core values or they don’t. It’s that simple.” ~ Julie Connor

The Oxford dictionary defines values as the “principles or standards of behaviour; one’s judgement of what is important in life.” Over time many of us adopt certain values from our parents and others around us. Some of those values remain with us while others don’t. Those that remain often drive many of the things that we do and the decisions that we make.

Being Your Own Manager

“Successful careers are not planned. They develop when people are prepared for opportunities because they know their strengths, their method of work, and their values.” ~ Peter F. Drucker

There are more and more signs that remote work and virtual meetings are becoming the new normal. This is especially true for those of us who are able to work from almost anywhere as long as we have a laptop and a Wi-Fi connection. While working remotely may be something that many of us look forward to, given the “freedom” that it brings, it’s a shift that requires a great deal of self-management.

How Do You Lead Yourself In Difficult Times?

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” ~ Lee Iacocca

In a world where challenges and difficult times are the norm, the need to be your own leader is more important than ever.

Are You Ready To Be An Entrepreneur?

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely

The entrepreneurial journey is an interesting, exhausting, exhilarating and confusing one. You’ll rarely come across another journey where you learn as much as you do as when you’re an entrepreneur. If you’re engaged and open to learning, you’ll discover something new every single day.

Balance the Voices, Get True Business Value

“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.” ~ Ralph G. Nichols

We know that the workplace can be a very diverse environment that is made up of people who have different backgrounds, levels of experience, personality types, beliefs, etc. Having a diverse workforce is both a good thing and necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing business environment.

Will You Finish What You Start?

“Without commitment, you’ll never start. But more importantly, without consistency, you’ll never finish.” – Denzel Washington

This year is coming to an end and we’re getting ready to enter a new decade. Every year seems to go by faster than the last and it can easily feel as though we haven’t achieved anything. As we get ready to enjoy the year-end festivities, we may also question if we’ve accomplished anything during the year.

Are You Working On Your Personal Development?

“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” – Abraham Maslow

This quote by Maslow reflects the importance of self-development and moving forward. It emphasises that personal growth is ongoing and must be actively pursued. This process of growing and progressing in different areas of our lives is called personal development.

You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure

“First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.” ~ Aristotle

To be effective in any area of life, we must set goals, measure and monitor our progress and make adjustments until we reach our goals.

Why Your Career Path Is Your Own

It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.

These words are extracted from the poem “Invictus”, written in 1875 by William Ernest Henley. It says that, regardless of the struggles and challenges that we face, we should be in the driver’s seat of our lives and determine our own fate. How often, as an adult, have you allowed someone else to make decisions that affect your life? How often have any of these decisions worked in your favour?

The Importance of a Good Manager

Typically, an organisation appoints managers to lead its people, and get results that benefit the business, the team and the client. The role of a manager is loaded with responsibility and should not be taken lightly. To quote Voltaire, “With great power, comes great responsibility”. Too often, organisations assign this responsibility to individuals who are not the best fit. Being a good employee does not always equate to being a good manager.

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