Category: Blog Posts

Blog by Motivational and Keynote Speaker Justin Cohen

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Jan2011

The seeds of greatness

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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, ... Read More
January 20, 2011Justin

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Nov2010

Lead with a new story

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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 ... Read More
November 5, 2010Justin

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Oct2010
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 ... Read More
October 5, 2010Justin

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Sep2010

Mentorship

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"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." -Sir Winston Churchill   I happened to have the opportunity to meet Franz Marx, the creator of Egoli. I am always intrigued about what makes people successful. I asked Franz to tell ... Read More
September 6, 2010Justin

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Sep2010

Action

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 A man must sit with his mouth open for a very long time before a roast chicken flies into it. Chinese Proverb   Your life is the consequence of the actions you take. Of course your actions don’t always produce the result you want. Sometimes it’s just not meant to be. But most ... Read More
September 3, 2010Justin

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Aug2010

Stop drinking poison

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Resentment is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. Anonymous   One of the great tests of life is how we deal with those who trespass against us. Do we descend into a toxic pit of bitterness and resentment or do we choose something else?   Ultimately you are the master of ... Read More
August 20, 2010Justin

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Aug2010
No one can hurt me – that’s my job. Byron Katie   Who can go through a week without encountering some discourtesy or disrespect?   Whether it’s an unreturned phone call, a broken promise or a rude remark, remember that what someone else does is not our choice, how we feel is. You cannot feel ... Read More
August 20, 2010Justin

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Aug2010

Level 5 leadership

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You can accomplish anything in life, provided you do not mind who gets the credit. Harry Truman     In his research for his best-selling book, ‘Good to Great’, Jim Collins found only 11 companies that made the leap from good to great results and sustained these results for at least 15 years. One ... Read More
August 19, 2010Justin

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Jul2010

What’s your everest?

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It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. Sir Edmund Hillary   As a conference speaker some of my colleagues have climbed Mount Everest. I have begun to see their journey as a metaphor for us all. If Everest was a walk-in-the-park no one would bother. It’s because it’s such an awe-inspiring ... Read More
July 20, 2010Justin

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Jul2010
You communicate, you communicate and then you communicate some more. Consistency, simplicity, and repetition is what it’s all about. Jack Welch   When Jack Welch, voted Manager of the Century, said those words, he was talking about what makes effective leadership. To get and keep everyone on the same page, you need continuous ... Read More
July 12, 2010Justin