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.

Passion – Being in the Zone

Love, Work, “Often people are very good at things they do not really care for,” says Sir Ken Robinson, a professor in Education, in his Ted Talk Bring on the Learning Revolution. But the things that will set you apart are the things that you are naturally good at combined with passion.

Robinson’s book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything has been translated into 23 languages and has sold over a million copies worldwide.

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“It’s about passion”, says Robinson, “and what excites our spirit and our energy. ... continue reading

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Pioneers and freelancers

employee, freelancer, correct, check, boxI read an article by Amanda Visser on Network 24 about the changing environment of the workplace. Now, I’ve previously written about the fourth industrial revolution which forms the backdrop for the enormous and

dramatic changes that is expected to take place in the workplace.

Freelancers

It is estimated that thirty years ago only about 6% of the American labour force was made up of freelance workers, while it is estimated that by the year 2020 about 40% of their labour force will be freelancers.

Freelancers are basically entrepreneurs

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Who will get my vote?

brand, choice, decisionsOver the years a countless number of books have been written on marketing. Numerous strategies of price, product, promotion and place (distribution), the so-called 4 p’s or marketing mix, are being discussed continually. Some authors even add more p’s to the mix, but the main focus remains;

to convince consumers to buy your product or service.

Good marketing

In our overcrowded markets you need an exceptional message to grab potential customers’ attention and then convince them to buy. If the actual product or service delivers well on the marketing promises ... continue reading

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Attitude is everything

stupidity, disability, parking, wheelchairThe past week I watched a program on TV about a man who is a quadriplegic after a motorcar accident. He only has very limited use of his arms and hands. Yet, in spite of his disability he, amongst many other things, still mows the lawn on their farm with a ride-on lawnmower and participates in archery.

What caught my eye though was the message printed on the back of his T-shirt;

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

The late motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, used to talk ... continue reading

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Becoming what I never thought I’d be

John Denver, Old SchoolIn 1981 John Denver had a hit song written by Dick Feller called Some Days Are Diamonds. On the contrary the song also says that “some days are stones.”

Later in the song he contemplates –
“Now the face that I see in my mirror
More and more is a stranger to me
More and more I can see there’s a danger

In becoming what I never thought I’d be.

Dreams

When young we all have dreams of what we would someday like to be or would like to ... continue reading

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

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