Justin

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Jun2011
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger. Franklin Jones   In this week’s edition:   1) They hate me. Why that’s good.   2) Feedback from the CEO of Sure Travel   They hate me. Why that’s good   I’m a people pleaser, there I said it. I want to be ... Read More
June 10, 2011Justin

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Jun2011
"Before this happened to me there were 10 000 things I could do. Now there are 9000. I could spend the rest of my life dwelling on the 1000 that I lost, but I choose to focus on the 9000 that are left." - W. Mitchell, paralyzed, disfigured, inspired.   1) The ... Read More
June 3, 2011Justin

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May2011

Mental recession

 
Just because the world is in a recession doesn’t mean you have to be Justin Cohen   We think of the market as ordered and rational yet it is largely driven by sentiment. Low confidence drives the economy down, it also drives us to inaction.   Believe you’re in recession and you become demotivated to ... Read More
May 20, 2011Justin

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May2011
In this week’s edition:   1) Why I’m thinking of a having a sex change operation.   2) Feedback from Transnet, AVI and Bullbrand     WHY I’M THINKING OF HAVING A SEX CHANGE As we celebrated women’s day this month in South Africa, I found myself wondering what all the fuss was about. Women aren’t another species, ... Read More
May 20, 2011Justin

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Apr2011
Do you want to predict your future health, wealth and happiness? Simple. Look at your habits. Justin Cohen   In this week’s edition:   1) Inspirational Big Little Story video   2) The ultimate success tool.   3) Extract from ‘The Power of Positive Habits’   4) Feedback about ‘The Psychology of Success’ from Shell Oil Company   Most companies have a list ... Read More
April 20, 2011Justin

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Apr2011

The power of optimism

 
Two people each invest R100,000 in a business venture, the business goes belly up and they lose everything. The one thinks: ‘I’m an idiot, I got screwed, my life is over.’ The other thinks: ‘What can I learn from this?, How can I make sure my next business succeeds?’. Spot ... Read More
April 17, 2011Justin

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Apr2011
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 ... Read More
April 17, 2011Justin

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Mar2011
  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 ... Read More
March 17, 2011Justin

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Mar2011
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 ... Read More
March 17, 2011Justin

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Mar2011

Quit!

 
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 ... Read More
March 10, 2011Justin