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A story of imperfect courage

I am still in the theme of honouring women in August month.    Here is a story of a lady (Jessica Honegger) who chose to move out of her comfort zone and begin something hugely impactful.   Her story is summarized hereunder (With thanks to 4 minute book summaries).                                     I trust that the 3 lessons highlighted may […]

In honour of Women’s month

This month marks a special month in the year……….Women’s month!  The next 4 weeks will be spent on focusing on the great place within entrepreneurship that Women hold. This week I would like to share an article I wrote for August’s contribution in the Community newspapers…….   I first met Debbie Ncube, owner of Eden […]

How optimism can benefit entrepreneurs

Last week we looked at the value of optimism, and today we are looking at how optimism can help entrepreneurs.   A great rule of thumb that the Covey Foundation holds is, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to what happens to you”.  Optimism is a great “lens” through which […]

How optimism helps in entrepreneurship

A vivid analogy for that which contributes to success in entrepreneurship is that of the Horse and the Jockey. The “horse” talks to the harder business skills required to manage the many resources required to navigate a business (Sales; Marketing; Financial and systems to name a few) The jockey on the other hand, talks to […]

Entrepreneurs take the high view

My son is a travel and architectural photographer. One of the ways that those in this field harness innovation, is to make use of drones to extend the possibilities of their videos/photographs.   I was delighted to go to a common with him as he prepared for the practical part of his license. (Yes, this […]

On choosing to…..engage

My wife and I have returned from a super time in the UK, visiting our son and his family.  It was refreshing and impactful, and I am ready to take up the privilege of writing once more. Part of my “why” I do this is because I believe in living as engaged as I can […]

Moving from excuses to effective action

“If we keep doing what we’re doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.” Stephen Covey.      A powerful quote that talks to reasoning and excusing our lack of focused action. Excuses can be quite powerful. They can hold us back and leave us in a cycle of procrastination. They are that inner voice within […]