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The Camino and other walks of life

Camino, Santiago, French, Walk, LifeMany people annually walk the Camino de Santiago which ends at the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of Saint James are buried. Many follow different routes (some longer, some shorter) as a form of spiritual path or retreat.

The French Way

The French Way (Camino Francés) is the most popular (60% of pilgrims) of the routes of the Camino de Santiago which is also known as the ancient pilgrimage route.

It starts on the French side of the Pyrenees ... continue reading

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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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Successful people do not float to success

Ritual, Rugby, England, Jonny Wilkinson, KickingI believe that most of our parents taught us to follow certain routines in life. Even as an adult you have a certain routine you follow from getting out of bed in the morning until you arrive at work. We also see sports people often following certain routines before kicking at the posts, before going down in the blocks for a 100m race, doing a pole vault or before a scuba dive.

Routines and habits

We also form certain habits that sometimes just make life more comfortable; like me loving ... continue reading

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Manage your career the entrepreneurial way

career, direction, purposePeople say that the two most important days of your life, is the day you are born and the day you figure out why.

Purpose

The “why” deals with one’s purpose in life, i.e. having a sense of direction; for you to have something you feel led to accomplish during your lifetime. Simon Sinek reckons that when we have a clear sense of where we’re going, we are flexible in how we get there.

My understanding of Sinek’s comment is that following the right direction (purpose) is more important than ... 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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2 Sam 12:25 “So he called his name Jedidiah because of the Lord.”

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