Category: Blog Posts

Blog by Motivational and Keynote Speaker Justin Cohen

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Aug2011

When agony is bliss

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So you want to know how I am? Well that old rugby injury feels like I’ve been stabbed with a panga, I’m sure my boss is Adolf Hitler’s granddaughter, my immigration papers for Australia have been rejected and I’m stuck here in the hellhole they call South Africa. The truth ... Read More
August 17, 2011Justin

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Jul2011
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. Nelson Henderson   This week show cases a beautiful BigLittleStory about a true hero saving the planet while he saves his company millions.   Piet Burger works at Tiger Brands, South Africa’s largest packaged consumer goods company. ... Read More
July 20, 2011Justin

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Jul2011

Islamophile jew

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There seems to be an assumption that as a Jew one can’t respect Islam or that as a Muslim one can’t respect Judaism. This is ludicrous because in fact Judaism and Islam are closer than any other two religions. Not only are they monotheistic and share a single father, Abraham, ... Read More
July 17, 2011Justin

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Jun2011
Whenever I ask my workshop delegates who has goals, most people put up their hands. Then I ask ‘who has written, regularly reviewed goals that you’ve broken into sub goals with time-frames?’ Usually less than 5% of the group can put up their hands to that. Yet research shows that ... Read More
June 17, 2011Justin

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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

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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

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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