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Blog by Motivational and Keynote Speaker Justin Cohen

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Feb2011

Why dropouts rule the world

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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 ... Read More
February 20, 2011Justin

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Feb2011

It’s the relationship, stupid

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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 ... Read More
February 17, 2011Justin

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Feb2011
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. ... Read More
February 5, 2011Justin

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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