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Building Resilience in Children: The Basics

Our children will experience all the ups, downs and challenges in life. They will go through difficult times and experience life changing events. We cannot change that. As much as we want to scoop them up and lift them over the things that would cause them to stumble, we wouldn’t necessarily be doing them any favours. What we can do …

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Becoming a more diligent individual

Success is about putting in extra focused hours and this can only happen if you devote yourself to specific goals. Life is then to choose moment-to-moment actions that work towards this goal. The difference between success and the average person is that success chooses to work where the average person chooses to procrastinate. This is the only functional difference. Over …

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DILIGENCE – The ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET In Action

Being diligent is an essential skill in all aspects of life and the mother of success. Diligence can be defined as careful (focused) and persistent work or effort to achieve the completion of the task at hand. It is to pursue something with rigour, thought and energy, to be punctual, thorough and give attention to detail. Diligence is like an …

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Building self-confidence: 11 DIY Strategies

When you fail at something, it is easy to believe that you do not have the ability or you are not good enough. However, the difference between success and failure is rarely due to any lasting ability. Sure, you may lack the necessary skills at that very moment but you can usually learn everything that you need to know. The …

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Self-Confidence

You need to build self-confidence if you want to achieve success is life. The month of February is self-confidence month at YE and we see this as an extremely important attribute that is essential, not only for employability, workplace readiness and /or starting a business (the entrepreneurial mindset), but in almost every aspect of our lives. Self-confident people have qualities …

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Rules for Self-Leadership

Set goals for your life. Dream big and give yourself a fair chance to become the “ideal you”. What is your “meaning of life”? Practice discretion constantly. It all boils down to choices. Make sure that all your decisions reflect and are in line with the goals that you have set yourself to achieve. Take initiative. Volunteer to be first. …

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Self-leadership Principles

You might think that leadership does not apply to you, but it does, because, without leading yourself first, how can you effectively lead your life? How can you take care of your family and children if you aren’t taking care of yourself? How can you expect to lead others to help you achieve the results you want if you aren’t …

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Self-leadership in Perspective

What a better way to start 2017 than to focus on an essential attribute for personal and professional success – self-leadership. Self-leadership is the ability of someone to guide themselves to positive places that they have never been before. It enables a person to fulfil his/her potential while building a strong foundation from which to make daily decisions — both …

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The Boiling Frog Syndrome

Human beings and frogs are the two creatures in nature who have tremendous power to adjust. Put a frog in water and start heating the water. As the temperature of the water rises, the frog is able to adjust its body temperature accordingly. The frog keeps on adjusting with an increase in temperature. Just when the water is about to reach …

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Youth start-ups: the shackles of education

The youth of South Africa does not start businesses at nearly the same rate as the youth in other African nations. Tope Toogun, founder of training and consulting firms ALS in Nigeria and Clarity Education in South Africa, states that “despite support from government and the private sector for entrepreneurs, the rate of uptake is low”. One might argue this …

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