Author: Bonnie Currin

Being Committed to Goals

I recently watched a clip on Facebook by John Assaraf, one of the world’s leading behavioural and mindset experts. The clip was about setting and achieving goals for the year – goals for business or personal life. It was an interesting clip and has left me inspired and ready to take on 2018! In this clip, Assaraf speaks about the difference between being interested and committed. If you set a goal and are interested in achieving it, you will do what’s convenient, listen to your excuses, and remain a victim of your current circumstance. However, if you are committed...

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Career New Years Resolutions

There’s always some controversy when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. Some people love them, others despise them. But whichever camp you’re in, ‘New Year’s resolutions’ is going to be the buzz phrase for the first few weeks of 2018…especially around your career. To me, I’m somewhat averse to making career New Year’s resolutions. In her autobiography, Yes Please, Amy Poehler says that “success is filled with MSG”. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a food additive that only leaves you craving for more. What I think Amy Poehler is saying is that achieving career goals rarely satisfies for long –...

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Recognition

I recently had a moment with my son. He had completed a chore that I asked him to do, and I praised him with two simple words: Well done. These two words had such a great impact on him. Or, should I rather say, that it wasn’t the words but more the fact that I had NOTICED what he had done. That chore doesn’t seem like a chore anymore since he now does it out of his own will. What a win! In that moment, I realised how powerful our words are. A simple word can build someone up...

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What goes on Rage, must stay on Rage

What an exciting time for the teenagers about to finish their final Matric exams, and all focus moves to the much-anticipated Matric Rage. I recently asked my niece who has just turned 18, got her driver’s license and first car, and has two more exams left of her schooling career, how she was feeling about next week when she is officially finished with secondary school and heading off to Rage in Plett. Her response: “I am excited but nervous”. I know exactly how she feels, I remember feeling the same way when heading off to Port Alfred for my...

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Work Ethic

Sam Ewing said, ‘Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, some don’t turn up at all’. I recently did a radio interview about ‘work ethic’, and I thought of Sam Ewing’s quote. The kind of work ethic you have in a job reflects directly on your character, and whether or not you can be trusted and relied on. By way of a definition, work ethic is a set of moral principles an employee uses in their job. Work ethic is also determined based on the premise that hard work...

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