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Keeping up with the Joneses

Compare, Spy, Content, JonesesKeeping up with the Joneses was until now never part of my ambition, perhaps just because I was never quite able to afford it. Many people though are continually comparing themselves to others and they always feel as if they have been dealt a bad hand to start with.

Numbers people

They are what Rob Parsons in The Heart of Success call “numbers people.”

People who are always calculating and comparing.

“They hate stopping for petrol. They would rather run out of fuel. Now why would they hate it so ... continue reading

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Words have power

Words, power, scrabble I am often astounded by the things politicians say when giving their opinion on certain matters and I will think “there goes a lot of previously loyal votes down the drain for them.” Some of them are also keen on expressing their views on twitter or other social media.

A shadow that will follow you

Unfortunately for them one cannot withdraw what you have spoken, even though you may regret it afterwards. And one thing certain is that the media never forgets. Whenever the politician, or whoever else, will in ... continue reading

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Post-elections

Vote, Warning, What is next,Well the elections have come and gone and in my mind not very much has changed. All the provinces are still governed by the same parties as before and the same president is still president, but it will cost us R150m to get him inaugurated into the same position he currently holds.

The value of money

Someone once said that it seems politicians do not know the value of money and many do not quite understand the difference between a million and a billion.
He explained that if you spend ... continue reading

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What if?

think, cloud,blue,what if, questionWhat if I studied harder at school or an extra degree at university? What if I chose a different career? What if I rather invested my money elsewhere?

Most common regrets

In a Ted Talk video Don’t Regret Regret Kathryn Schulz mentions that education and careers chosen are the things that people regret most in life.

Education – Many people regret that they didn’t study harder or further, because it could have opened doors or job opportunities that they now do not have.

Careers – Because people often land in ... continue reading

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Rising from the ashes

fire,Notre Dame, churchThe past week we heard that the Notre Dame in Paris, France, one of the world’s most popular attractions, burned down. What an incredible building that stood the test of time for almost 700 years since completion.

I wonder how many modern day buildings would still be here 700 years from now.

Work on the Notre Dame started in 1163 and was only completed 182 years later in 1345. This means that the architect or whoever designed it never even saw the end result of his design and a couple ... continue reading

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

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