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Living your dream?

Do you have a dream of what you would like to do or achieve in your lifetime? You may think that such dreams are just for people who are not serious about life. But if you ask almost any person what they would like to do if money was not an issue, you’ll most probably come closer to their heart’s desire for their lives.

In an advertisement of Stanlib it is beautifully portrayed how a construction worker is dreaming of being a pilot and a hairdresser’s dream is to be ... continue reading

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Want to be rich?

“Money is not everything, it is the only thing,” is part of the advice we often get when making career decisions. Or

Money is not everything, but it ranks right up there with oxygen.

Well part of it is true because without money, life can be pretty uncomfortable.

But to make a career decision primarily based on the amount of money you’ll be able to earn, is not that wise either. I often see such people when they come for career counselling when they are in midlife. When people follow ... continue reading

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The future of your job?

Few people have ever stood on top of Mt Everest. To be the first, took extra special courage. Imagine you were Edmund Hillary, the first man to summit Mt Everest. You needed to plan for something for which no guidelines or instructions existed. You plan as best you can for something that can only be described as uncertain.

This is the same kind of situation we currently experience when we plan for the future.

We are now preparing kids at school for jobs that may be extinct before they retire.

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Stuck in a rut?

Last week it was interesting to learn that there are vast numbers of people who consider their jobs to be “Bulshit Jobs”. You missed it? Click here to read.

But sometimes you do something that may serve others well. At a meeting the past weekend a man I’ve never met before, approached me and told about the life changing influence a magazine article I wrote, had on his life. Apparently he worked in a particular job in which he was not really happy.

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Direction of your deeds

Say I have a business meeting in Bloemfontein next week Thursday; I should be fairly occupied with actions and preparations to get me there on time as well as prepared. Whether I go by plane or drive there does not matter, but my deeds will be directed towards going to Bloemfontein. That speaks of deeds with direction.

Can we say the same about what we do on a daily basis if we evaluate our lives and careers? A video about vision that I watched many years ago stated that

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2 Sam 12:25 “So he called his name Jedidiah because of the Lord.”

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