The 5 common mistakes to goal setting

  Setting goals… where to begin? If you don’t know where to begin with goal setting, don’t worry. You are not alone. The research shows that most people (up to 70%) give up on their New Year’s resolutions by the 22nd of January. Isn’t that a shocking statistic? I’m sure you’ve seen this. Go to the gym in January and…

False Evidence Appearing Real

False Evidence Appearing Real “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your…

Leave your box and reach your POTENTIAL

  When I was 14 When I was 14 years old I was told I needed to decide what my career was going to be. I was excited and set my mind free. I went to my teacher and said I want to become a dancer. She looked at me and laughed. “Laurens you can’t dance, you’re white.” So I…

12 ways to deal with FAILURE

“Anyone who has not failed, has not tried anything new” The way to get past failure is to quit talking and begin doing Its not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up When life knocks you down, land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up People who’re crazy enough to…

Dealing with HEARTBREAK

  If you are reading this or watching this video I must assume that you are going through some sort of heartbreak. If you are, let me start off by saying I am sorry. Heartbreak is one of the most painful situations and I would know, because I am going through this at the moment. I often do these videos…

Constructive feedback – a lost art

Giving criticism is not always easy, but it is a crucial skill you need in personal and business life Criticism The first speech I ever gave at Toastmasters was a speech called Man in the Mirror. I made reference to the great Michael Jackson and spoke about how I needed to change in order for the world to change. After…

Be Someone

  Be someone The other day I was driving past a pile of rubbish on the side of the road. I looked to my friend and said, “Somebody should really do something about that.” He told me to stop the car. He then got out of the car and walked towards the pile of rubbish. I asked him what he…

FIGHT your FEAR

Do you want to use fear to empower you? “Fear does not shut you down, it wakes you up.” – Veronica Roth Fighting fear The one thing that cripples more people is fear. The fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of the unknown… It is the fear that things won’t work out and we will be worse off that…

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