I identified this as a must-attend Durban event beforehand: “The Leader Who Had No Title” if one wanted to get overloaded with passion.
I was right, it was totally awesome!
Being seated inside the Olive Convention Centre, North Beach, Durban South Africa, shortly before the event started, I was smiling like a Cheshire Cat.
It was a certainty that that Robin Sharma would soon appear live on stage to share some of his magic.
The vibe was electrifying. It was wonderful to be amongst so many like-minded people in one big room.
The event was worth every single cent. A very valuable investment in #1, which would later benefit #2, #3…
We laughed our heads off, learnt a helluva lot, met each other, said “silly” things (not actually) to attendees alongside us and even gave one another short shoulder massages! Only at Robin’s event I suppose.
The 3 hours of Robin Sharma energy ended with him and I shaking hands, my shaky voice saying “Hi Robin, my name is Andrew. Thank you for coming to Durban” and getting his autograph on my notebook.
After that I treated myself to lunch on the beach overlooking a calm and beautiful Indian ocean. What an amazing day!
As Robin said, if you want to achieve what only 5% of the people in the world have, then you need to do what only 5% of the people in the world do!
I watched a movie last night (The Social Network) and was hugely inspired.
Wikipedia reports: “The Social Network is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires, the film portrays the founding of social networking website Facebook and the resulting lawsuits.”
Before the movie ended, I was already on the internet checking for more information. It got my mind working overtime. I was in awe.
It was amazing for me to witness a young college student, with or without help, with foul play or not, take the world by storm (PS – I am not sanctioning foul play, if any).
This movie will surely suit those of you who already own a business or others who are thinking of starting one. Even employees will benefit.
It will hopefully show you that you can also think BIG and do GREAT THINGS!
But forget all of that, trust me – just hire and watch the movie.
For a bit of humour, view The Social Network Poster Parody Parade.
Still on motivation, but closer to home. Here is another reminder for those in South Africa.
There is still time to be at this must-attend Durban event “The Leader Who Had No Title” if you want to get overloaded with passion. One week to go!
This is a must-attend Durban event “The Leader Who Had No Title” if you want to get overloaded with passion.
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For a change, this post is not about food photography or travel.
However, the topic is a tool or medicine definitely needed by all three for there to be any measure of success.
Rewind: Timol, Roscoe and I are just back home from a weekend away. It was planned the day before we left.
The destination was an hour away on the Natal North Coast; a little cottage about 50 metres from the sea.
All cellular telephones, radios and televisions were turned off.
It was a weekend of beach walks, seashell collecting, fishing, reading, talking, sleeping and exploring the Old North Coast Road on the way home (with a stop-off at La Lucia to do some more fishing).
It was a good time to finish Who Will Cry When You Die? (Robin Sharma) and think about making one’s life far more meaningful.
I love a good old dose of motivation, a huge big dose on a regular basis to be more precise.
My favourite quote, or at least one of them I should say, is by Mary Anne Radmacher:
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”
Those words are so powerful and encouraging.
And when your little voice has spoken; and you are prepared to try again tomorrow, then grow your confidence with this from source unknown:
“Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle… when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”
Before I move out the spotlight, let me also share my top-two power tunes.
Some of the lyrics just get me buzzing with juiced-up powerful motivation.
I won’t reveal their identities in the hope that you will click, listen and also feel the positive energy:
Well now that I have hopefully set the mood, please take a good look at something I can only describe as a treasure chest of personal growth ammunition.
The ultimate personal growth guide by Goodlife Zen offers, among others, the following titles:
10 Answers You Should Know Before Your Job Interview
20 Tips that Got Me an IT Promotion
How to Start Freelancing Without Quitting Your Job
How to Lose Your Fear of Being Fired
How to Motivate Others
How to Make Lots of Money During a Recession
Man’s (Career) Search for Meaning
3 Areas You Must Invest in During a Recession
Fear of Flying: Facing the Fear of Success
10 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Job
Dead Man Working
Scaling Simplicity-Driven Entrepreneurship
Why I hope the Free Brigade is Wrong
The Business of Forgiveness
The Best Decline Letter of All-Time: Edmund Wilson
A 12 Step Strategy to Refit Your Blog to the Social Web in 2010
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I have saved the link for future use; for one day when I need that one article / idea that’s going to make all the difference.
Was it a trip an hour out of Durban or a travel adventure on the road of life?