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For the Love of Learning, 9 July 2020: I Need Deadlines

For the Love of Learning, 9 July 2020: I Need Deadlines

I need deadlines in my life. I need to structure my preparation in order to achieve a certain something by a certain date. If I don't have deadlines, I get horribly distracted. I am VERY good at finding things to learn. So I might have a goal in mind, a new course...

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For the Love of Learning, 8 July 2020: Choosing to Show Up

For the Love of Learning, 8 July 2020: Choosing to Show Up

Far more often than not, it pays to show up. I was privileged this morning to attend an online BNI meeting. I was invited by Nick Bands of the Crossfire Chapter in Port Elizabeth. I had accepted the invitation gratefully. This morning was a bit different though....

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For the Love of Learning, 2 July 2020 : Invest in Passion

For the Love of Learning, 2 July 2020 : Invest in Passion

“Talk Like Ted” by Carmine Gallo contains a substantial section dedicated to the importance of PASSION in the delivery of persuasive presentations. Gallo quotes a study done over four years, involving 64 investors screening 241 companies. He says: “Investors based...

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For the Love of Learning, 13 June 2020 : Smile

For the Love of Learning, 13 June 2020 : Smile

A smile is a wonderful tool within the body language toolkit. A smile is a smile wherever you are in the world. It means the same thing, no matter the nation, no matter the culture. Adding to the special nature of a smile is the fact that it cannot be faked. (I know a...

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For the Love of Learning, 30 May 2020 : #LockdownLearning

For the Love of Learning, 30 May 2020 : #LockdownLearning

Today is day 121 of the year 2020, and day 65 of the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa. On Monday, most of us will return to work, but not exactly normal just yet. We’ll still need permits to travel from province to province, and, if you’re over 60 like me, you’re...

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For the Love of Learning, 26 May 2020 : The Joy of Reading

For the Love of Learning, 26 May 2020 : The Joy of Reading

Lockdown has been an opportunity to achieve so much. Did you also start out with a list of goals that you wanted to achieve – to change the world in three weeks (when we still thought that might be the extent of our houseboundedness). I was planning to read every book...

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For the Love of Learning, 23 May 2020 : I’m an Interrupter

For the Love of Learning, 23 May 2020 : I’m an Interrupter

I’m an interrupter (or interruptor if you prefer – both are acceptable.) I have one primary excuse for interrupting. I’m not great at keeping thoughts in my head. They tend to disappear, and only appear while I’m driving home, or when I’m having a shower the next day,...

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For the Love of Learning, 21 May 2020 : The Law of the Lid

For the Love of Learning, 21 May 2020 : The Law of the Lid

Chapter 1 in leadership guru John Maxwell’s iconic book, “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” is entitled “The Law of the Lid”. Maxwell states that our leadership ability is the lid on our potential – it is our leadership ability that will define our potential...

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For the Love of Learning, 19 May 2020 : I’m an Introvert

For the Love of Learning, 19 May 2020 : I’m an Introvert

We are on day 54 of our lockdown in South Africa. I am so very, very grateful that I’m an introvert at this time. I can only imagine what extroverts are going through. For introverts, this is so much easier. I read Susan Cain’s book “Quiet” recently – on the power of...

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For the Love of Learning, 18 May 2020 : Smiling Eyes

For the Love of Learning, 18 May 2020 : Smiling Eyes

A smile cannot be faked. Try it. Put a pencil between your teeth so that your mouth is in a smiling position, and see if you can trigger the muscles at your eyes, to produce the characteristic crinkling that accompanies a smile. You can’t. A REAL smile involves two...

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For the Love of Learning, 14 May 2020 : Webinar Etiquette

For the Love of Learning, 14 May 2020 : Webinar Etiquette

Isn’t it amazing how quickly “rules” have started to emerge for webinars ? The do’s and don’ts of webinar etiquette. It’s absolutely understandable – many of us are spending many hours each week participating in webinars – some are even brave enough to host them. The...

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For the Love of Learning, 13 May 2020 : Confidence Hacks

For the Love of Learning, 13 May 2020 : Confidence Hacks

Do you naturally have a high level of confidence ? Are you sure of yourself in most situations ? Are you never doubtful of the value you add ? If you are, you’re lucky. Most people suffer a lack of confidence. For most people, the inner critic has a loud, booming...

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For the Love of Learning, 12 May 2020 : The Archetype

For the Love of Learning, 12 May 2020 : The Archetype

FOR THE LOVE OF LEARNING, 12 May 2020 Archetypes There are so many different tools around that assess one’s personality type, behaviour type, communication preference etc. I’ve tried many, and have always been amazed at the level of accuracy. I use them, regularly, to...

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For the Love of Learning, 11 May 2020

For the Love of Learning, 11 May 2020

FOR THE LOVE OF LEARNING, 11 May 2020 Discovering My Strengths .... I love the idea of focusing on your strengths. It really is why we need all of us. We all have strengths that we can put to good use making the world a slightly better place than it was before we came...

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