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Blog by Motivational and Keynote Speaker Justin Cohen

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Sep2011

The true meaning of passion

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One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested. E. M. Forster   We talk a lot about passion in the corporate world. If you want to get ahead you’ve got to be passionate. But assuming we’re not talking about more office romance, what does that really mean? The word passion ... Read More
September 30, 2011Justin

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Sep2011

Love your problems

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Life is a series of problems:  you are in one now, you're just coming out of one, or you're getting ready to go into another one. Rick Warren   In this week’s edition:           1) Love your problems          2) Interview on 3Talk about my book: The Astonishing Power of story               3) Feedback from Adcock ... Read More
September 20, 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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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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Mar2011

Quit!

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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

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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