Love is a verb

Life hacks, tips and perspective

I remember some lines from one of my favourite movies where the main character, a schoolteacher, asks his class why we read and write poetry. And he said, “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are memb...

by Ronnie Apteker

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Finances

Business Challenge

A business needs capital so make sure you have the right skills in place to get your numbers in order. A good financial person is always key. The numbers may never lie, but they also don’t add up, unless someone is on top of that. Don’t throw good money after bad and don’t be scared to switc...

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The Nudge Lab
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The Coolfidence Arsenal
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Business Challenges

Every working person has challenges with people. How to make an impression. How to build relationships. How to delight people. We could all use some inspiration and help from time to time.

Selling, selling and more selling – this is what entrepreneurs do, internally and of course, externally. Inspiring people and exciting those around you is a constant activity. When you love what you do, and you do what you love, then i...

Finding Customers
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Complacency will kill any business. Comfort zones are dangerous places to be in. Re-invention is a must in this fast paced world. Staying relevant is fundamental. Invest, listen, and make bold moves. Your people are your greatest asset...

Re-invention / Staying Relevant
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Life hacks, tips and perspectives

Common sense is not always common practice. There are unspoken rules that we need to follow. Professionalism. Respect. Honesty. And also, we need an element of imagination and creativity – a colourful way to get people loosened up.

E-mail is so easy, anyone can do it, right? Maybe not. Ultimately, sending mail is about communicating, and we can all aim to be better communicators.

Don’t be an e-mail pest. Here are 7 ways to be bet...
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The best way to make the ‘point’ that we aren’t all on the same page, even though we think we were.

The North Point
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Icebreakers

Connecting with people in this intense wired world is challenging. A light touch can go a long way to making people feel comfortable. When people are at ease people talk more freely and relationships develop.

Short Stop
Short Stop
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Chop Stick Chin
Chop Stick Chin
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Talking Points and Conversation Starters

Tired of talking about the weather? A bit of stimulus and curiosity are always good for making conversation. Icebreakers can help with the heavy lifting but sometimes just a hot topic can serve as the glue that binds two people.

Let’s say a guy named Roger is attracted to a woman named Elaine. He asks her out to a movie; she accepts; they have a pretty good time. A few nights later he asks her out to dinner, and again they enjoy themselves. They continue to se...

Perception VS Reality
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The Coolfidence Box
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the Coolfidence kit

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