Welcome to Jedidiah: To be successful in today’s white water economy and world you need to be grounded, have direction and be excellent and significant in whatever you do. At Jedidiah we’d like to help you and your people to achieve just that.

Attitude is Everything

I am a strong believer that Entrepreneurship is the answer to many of our economic woes. Too many of us grow up with the notion of “If I can only find a good job.” Why not change the mindset to “What can I do for myself?” Why not create your own job / business?

On the other hand business owners often tell me about the problems they have with labourers. “They do not want to work hard and you cannot trust them.” This is nothing new, since business owners have ... continue reading

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A Higher Purpose

“The Lord has refused to give me permission to go with you.” (Num 22:13) With these words Balaam answered the servants of king Balak of Moab when approached to perform a certain job for the king.  But Balaam first inquired of the Lord about whether he should go, and God said no.

So king Balak sent another, even more distinguished, contingent of men to Balaam to really turn his arm to come and do the job for king Balak.  Once again Balaam answered them “Though Balak were to give me ... continue reading

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See the picture?

Do you see the picture? What picture?  The big picture.

I believe that we often get stuck in the chores of our day to day living to such an extend that we often pay little attention to where we are heading with our lives and our businesses. I must complete this task before I go home this afternoon because it must be ready for the client to pick up first thing tomorrow morning. Tonight I must attend the PTA- or whatever meeting and also fulfill my obligations at home towards ... continue reading

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Word for Teenagers

Northland College principal John Tapane has shared the following words from a judge who regularly deals with youth. “Always we hear the cry from teenagers, ‘what can we do,where can we go?’

My answer is this: Go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons and after you’ve finished, read a book. Your town does not owe you recreational facilities and your parents do not owe you fun.

The world does not owe you a living, ... continue reading

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To be the best

When signing a contract, we are always warned that we should also read the fine print, because it is the detail in the fine print that often bites you in the heel when you least expect it.

This is what came to mind last night when I watched the soccer game between South Africa and Mali in the quarter finals of the Afcon cup. After full time and extra time the score was still a one all draw. Then to decide the match came the penalty shoot-out. During the last ... continue reading

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

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