Asking for Help!

As a woman in business I suffer from a DIY syndrome; in other words I do it all – myself. I notice that men in business do not suffer from this syndrome; they usually organize a support team for the admin tasks and get on with the big stuff.  Smart! That said I...

Profit: Here’s how it works.

In my journey as an entrepreneur and educator, enabling others to become entrepreneurs, much discussion has ensued over profit highlighting many misconceptions about its place and use. Profit, especially in the non-profit world, is a big NO! In small business many...

What is Entrepreneurship exactly?

There is much ado about entrepreneurship in the news lately, especially in South Africa, with young people being urged to become entrepreneurs and save the economy. That said, having been in this environment, as an entrepreneur empowering others to start and grow...

Five Smart Entrepreneurial Business Start-Up Tips

In today’s forever changing world, it’s becoming necessary to find ways to earn our own money, supplement an income and even to start our own business. It’s not as difficult as you think. As a business mentor and entrepreneur helping others start and...

Choices and Opportunities for 2019

How did you find 2018? Was it a wow year for you, or one you hope you wouldn’t have to repeat? For some people it was a year of great achievement, but for others a year of ups and downs, with the unexpected happening often. Sadly too, it was a year of loss for...

Love and Fear

I’m still feeling all warm and fuzzy after watching that amazing wedding when Prince Harry married his lady love, Meghan. It was magical, with all the makings of a fairy tale, complete with a castle. It was a wedding honouring tradition and responsibility yet bringing...

Words and Thoughts For The New Year

“I’m trapped” sobbed a special some-body I know, after a long sad tale of woe. This was late at night and I suspect at the bottom end of a bottle of red wine (hers, not mine) and so not the right moment for me to pass a different humble opinion on the matter. In a...

Stories to be told

Well, Mother Nature has sure proven her might and forced many of us in the Garden Route to face devastating loss and realize that life is short and unpredictable. Within that there is many a story – or even some unfinished stories -to be told. Writing and...

Moving forward!

Moving forward! That’s a statement that’s popped up quite often recently. Yes I’ve been missing as a writer lately and that’s because Moodie and I have had a calamitous two years. After setting down some ‘happy boundaries’ with a...

Stuff

In this my new G (gentle) year I am called to write about stuff. Not just any old stuff, but our personal stuff and, of-course, other people’s stuff. And it’s not stuff and nonsense either. Well we all have stuff. Stuff is clutter in our lives, which most of us assume...