August 14, 2009
It has been some months for some of the delegates who attended the ‘Dead Men have White Collars’ seminar – just enough time for you to begin to get disheartened because nothing may have changed in your circumstances despite some months of hard work.
Malcolm Gladwell, at the Leadership Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa took time to point out that there is no such thing as an ‘overnight success’. Every successful person has put in 10 000 hours of hard work before success ‘fell from heaven’.
This is why we must follow our passion; it is the only thing that is going to get us through 10 000 of hard work with little reward, e.g. 10 years at 4 hours per day. Sadly western culture has diminished the value of hard work which is in direct contrast to eastern culture where it is the norm.
‘Dead Men have White Collars’ does not point in the direction of using Internet resources as a quick get-rich scheme. There is no short cut around consistency, passion and hard work.
Malcolm Gladwell - Book 'Outliers' about success and hard work.
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June 22, 2009
In the last 2 weeks over 100 people have attended the Dead Men have White Collars seminar; from CEO’s of business to CEO’s of households!
The first big question is, “What do I blog about?”. The answer to this question is your passion, but this is easier said than done.
To remedy this dilemma I have put together a questionnaire that is intended to focus your attention on the person you are. If you would like a free copy (I will not be uploading this onto the blog) you can request a copy by emailing me.
April 3, 2009
Johan Verster pointed out to me that it is easy to start a blog; what to blog was the real question! You’re right Johan.
In the seminar we talk about passion. Dig deep and find the topic(s) you are passionate about; topics to get you out of bed, topics to make you work on the weekend or take leave from the office. It cannot be ‘too safe’ and it cannot be already over-traded. That is why understanding fads, trends and staples is so important.
A book printed in 1970 by Dick Bolles called “What color is your Parachute”, is back on the best sellers list. Besides talking about “job-hunting and career-changing, its also about figuring out who you are as a person and what you want out of life”. (Time magazine 23 March 2009)
In this new world we have the resources and the freedom to follow our passions . . . what a joy, what a privilege – how scary! as we take responsibility for our own destiny and become self-reliant.