Monthly Archives: March 2016

Expert Positioning

Expert Positioning in south africa

Expert positioning is no more nor less than a game of perceptions. And the strongest perception becomes the enduring legacy. “Nice car, but aren’t you sponsored by Ford?” Six years ago, when I auditioned for the part of the presenter in a series of ads, it passed through my mind that I might be making a mistake. Certainly, it was television exposure. But what if it was the wrong exposure? What if it was the wrong […]

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Is it possible not to judge

By Kirsten Long The answer is NO. It is impossible not to judge. We do it unconsciously all day every day. The process is instantaneous and usually unconscious. We are not even aware that we are judging. Let’s look at how this happens: An event occurs (someone does or says something) We compare the event to our standards for how the world is supposed to be. We arrive at a positive or a negative assessment […]

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How Long Are You Going To Tolerate This?

By Kirsten Long I’d had enough. This was two years ago. I could no longer put up with a messy bathroom. So I got stuck in on Saturday emptied the cupboards, threw away old medicine and cosmetics, sorted and cleaned. Then I visited my favourite shop and bought a whole lot of pretty coloured plastic baskets in varying sizes. The next morning I completed the task and the whole bathroom was more functional, and certainly […]

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The Secret Behind Human Success

Etsko Schuitema, motivational speaker

Etsko Schuitema is the lead partner of the Schuitema Human Excellence Group The Etsko Schuitema model of Intent shows how each person operates on a continuum that is bounded by two unconditional moments: unconditionally here to get and unconditionally here to give. As we engage with the world, we are constantly faced with a choice to act on the basis of our needs (what I want to get) or on our values (what I ought […]

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Holding onto these 10 things will stunt your growth

  By Kirsten Long You will live with emotional pain as long as you identify with the problems/ issues of the past. Holding on is about believing in the past. Letting go is about moving on so you can create a better, brighter and bolder future. You probably know this already. The big question is HOW? You start with self-reflection – you can’t let go of something if you don’t know you’re holding onto it! […]

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