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.

Midlife and other crises

midlife, opportunity, crisisWhy is it that whenever you mention the term middle age that people immediately respond with “Oh, the time when people experience a midlife crisis.” It is often associated with men trying to be young again and the cliché associations are that they will buy a motorbike, dye their hair or whatever may be associated with being a younger version of yourself.

Women usually experience more physical changes and often times hormonal fluctuations occur. Yet

midlife does not have to be a crisis.

A better term to describe it, is ... 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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Black Tuesday – a new reality

Recession, roller coaster, business, economy, down, In my newsletter and blog post of the first week in December 2018, I warned as follow about a difficult first quarter in 2019:

Prediction

“At present most businesses look forward to increased sales during the festive season and “Back-to-School” business in January. But February 2019 I think might become a challenge. Although I do not like to be negative, I think it is necessary to be cautious with spending during the festive season and especially on credit.
There is just so much uncertainty about government policy regarding land reform
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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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2 Sam 12:25 “So he called his name Jedidiah because of the Lord.”

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