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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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.

There will always be competition – embrace it. The competition keeps us on our toes. It compels us to push the envelopes and to innovate and try harder. Know the lay of the land and never dismiss the competitors. Respect them and alway...

Competition
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No pain, no gain. That is the truth. When you start to grow you will have new challenges and lots of struggles. Scaling up is never easy. Change is a constant and rising to the challenge is the only way to keep going. Invest in better...

Growing Pains
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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.

When you kiss ass with flair and creativity, everyone wins. Do it with a smile and be sincere. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Bonding with people is about being yourself and it is about keeping your promises. Connecting with...

4 insights on how to bond with people
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We don't invest in ideas, we invest in people. Good ideas are important, but good people are even more fundamental. People make things happen. But finding good people is a never ending struggle - we all know this story. We share with y...

5 clues on how to find good people
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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.

Bottled Phone
Bottled Phone
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Business Card for Cash
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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.

In the year 1820, a person could expect to live less than 35 years, 94% of the global population lived in extreme poverty, and less that 20% of the population was literate. Today, human life expectancy is over 70 years, less that 10% o...

Eleven Reasons To Be Excited About The Future of T...
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Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated

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Because a smile in real life is better than a like online

The Coolfidence Box
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the Coolfidence kit

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