Traditionally it was thought that there were three key prerequisites for success: IQ, qualifications and work experience. Decades of research has shown that neither of these is essential. These factors might get you through the door but they won’t take you up the ladder. They are not always necessary to ...
April 17, 2011Justin
In my presentations and seminars I like to ask people to define success. Money, status and a date with their favourite supermodel always feature near the top of the list. Then I get the kill-joys ‘No’, they say, ‘success is family, health, or love.’ So imagine you had all of ...
March 17, 2011Justin
Life coaching has probably been around since that first cave woman smacked those poison berries out of her son’s hand. Certainly Socrates, Moses and Jesus were all master coaches. Things started to get a little more formalised with the beginnings of a life coaching industry in the US in the ...
March 17, 2011Justin
Sometimes you should quit. Seth Godin In this week’s edition: 1) Why sometimes it’s good to quit. 2) Video: Justin talks about how to use the power of story to raise your event to the next level. 3) Feedback from SABMiller, and Incolabs 4) Article: “What’s your story?” WHEN TO QUIT Vince Lombardi is famous for saying: “Winners ...
March 10, 2011Justin
A positive attitude won’t solve every problem, but it’s a lot more fun than trying to solve it with a negative attitude. Justin Cohen In this week’s edition: 1) The full Life Coach Audio Book System now available as a download. 2) Feedback from HP and Nature’s Choice 3) From the archives: How a drop-out ...
February 20, 2011Justin
In answer to how elections are won in the USA, Bill Clinton famously answered: ‘It’s the economy, stupid’. Actually the secret to winning in politics, business and life in general is through building strong relationships. I had a television show where I interviewed Dr John Maxwell a leadership consultant to George ...
February 17, 2011Justin
Either you’re going to tell stories that spread, or you will become irrelevant. Seth Godin Catch me on 3Talk this Wednesday night on SABC3, we’ll be doing what humans always do when they get together – sharing stories. If you’re in business your success depends on the stories your customers tell about you. ...
February 5, 2011Justin
The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work. Michael Jackson I’ve just finished a biography on Michael Jackson, say what you will about the man, he will go down in history as one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Was it just innate talent? Seems not. Rather, ...
January 20, 2011Justin
The destiny of the world is determined by the stories it loves and believes in. Harold Goddard In 1988 when the minister of education was a man called FW De Klerk at school we were openly taught that whites were better than blacks and should be separated. After suggesting otherwise one of ...
November 5, 2010Justin
The success of your business depends on the stories your customers tell about you. Justin Cohen What do a Porsche Cayenne and a VW Toureg have in common? Well let’s see, they have the same chassis, similar shape, engine, many of thesame components, they’re built from the same blue print in the ...
October 5, 2010Justin