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Category Archives: Ideas

Lifestyle Makeover Feature on Destiny Man

A little over two and a half years ago I took on the challenge of changing my lifestyle, of getting healthier, fitter and more active – I had no idea that the journey would end up on Destiny Man. The February 2017 issue of the prestigious men’s magazine, in stores now, features some of the things I discovered along the way.

Influence, Collaborate and Lead a Community: A TEDx talk

Your story is worth telling; build a community, lead and collaborate. These are some of the turning points that led to a talk I gave at TEDx Vanderbijl Park.

Risk Being Wrong

Next to the fear of failure, equally crippling, is the fear of being wrong. Most people, I believe, want to do good with their initiatives. They want to make the world a better place, in one way or another.     On Friday I read this blog post about Chris Anderson’s book, The Long Tail, […]

Cycling with Tutus in Johannesburg

I posted an update on Facebook about cycling in a tutu to which two friends, Jonathan Dicks and Steven Bakker – both cyclists – commented saying ‘if you pull it off and organise us tutus, we’ll join you’. Let’s mission forth!

How To Harness Innovation In Business: Q&A With Innovation Leader Ravi Chhatpar

[This was originally posted on Ideate] When building a business ‘innovation’ is spoken about as something you need apply – and in many instances – it refers to the use of technology. Ravi Chhatpar, one of the speakers at the TEDx event in Johannesburg , speaks to Mongezi Mtati about inspiration and focus, and how to […]

Letting go of passion projects that turn into monsters

Letting go of the monstrous expectations we have of ourselves and the “projects” we dream up is akin to losing a great friendship that no longer serves its purpose. In the long term, you later realize that it was the best decision you ever made.

Run a startup, travel the world, defy convention: Q&A with Chris Guillebeau

I caught up with US entrepreneur and author, Chris Guillebeau, about his travels and talked about his insights on building a startup, how he uses technology and where he thinks the next “big thing” in tech will come from.

How to Overcome Resistance: Do The Work

Do The Work – by Steven Pressfield – is short enough to finish in 2 sittings, so relevant that it gets you off your butt immediately. It is practical in a way that it changes the view of how you hold yourself back from starting. And finishing.

Top 5 Online Community Building Ideas For Your Small Business

Last week I wrote about 3 brands that get marketing in the age of rapid change, which got me thinking of what small businesses can do to build a tribe. Here are the Top 5 ideas that came to mind. Create real relationships not just numbers Having 10 000 likes on your small Facebook Page and […]

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