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Month: April 2017

Making comparisons

We compare all the time. Ourselves against others – “Bob’s much better at public speaking than I am.” “I wish Matt would just clean up after himself like I do!” “I’ll never be able to run as fast as Magda.” Others against others – “Mike doesn’t cook as well as Molly.” “Sam’s better looking than John.” “Betty’s so much more…

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New game, new rules.

We believe we can keep the order. We think we can regulate the world around us, control it, organize it to fit neatly into a construct that make sense to us, that we can understand and neatly categorize. We create processes and procedures to organize and optimize our lives, worshipping efficiency and speed above all else. When our organizations grow…

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Where’s the care in healthcare?

Yesterday I was forced to interact with the healthcare industry. Luckily I wasn’t the patient but being an interested party, I got to observe how patients are treated. I must admit that it was an interesting, although frustrating experience. There was a distinct lack of interest throughout the process. In an industry that is supposed to be about sympathy, none…

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It’s a choice you have

When you wake up, you could jump out of bed immediately and get going with the day ahead, or you could lie in trying to avoid the inevitable until the last possible moment. When you drive to work, you could lose your temper, working yourself into a frenzy about the terrible traffic and the awful drivers on the road, or…

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Momentum

It’s far easier to keep going than to start going again. If you’re doing something regularly, it’s become a habit and continuing to do it is relatively easy. If you stop however, you may struggle to start again.If it’s a short break, getting yourself motivated to start again may not be too tricky. Leave it too long and the weight…

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Visual Clues

Communication is so important. We’re social creatures and we need to communicate in order to cooperate. The most important part of communication is comprehension. We want our message to be clearly understood. Too many conflicts have started because of misunderstandings. Communication comes in many forms, but often we limit ourselves to one method and often that method is the written…

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Contribute

How do you contribute? How do you get involved? How do you make a difference and help bring some balance, some normality to a world that seems to be spiralling out of control? I guess this is something that a lot of people are thinking about right now in South Africa and probably in quite a few other places too…

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Time

There’s never enough of it. There are so many things to do, so much work to get done, so many projects to complete, but there never seems to be enough time to do it all. There are tasks on your task list that just seem to have been there forever. They’ve gathered so much dust you probably can’t even remember…

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It’s Time

It’s time. Time to do something. Time to stand up and say “enough!” Time to reclaim what we’ve fought so hard for. Time to leave our differences behind us and unite. Time to stop being distracted by the story spinning, the divisive propaganda. Time to help those around us see what’s really going on. Time to say “No! This is…

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