Recently I came across an interesting article written by the creative team at Tony Robbins (humanelevation.tonyrobbins.com). It’s a piece where body language expert, Jan Hargrave, explores just how simple body expressions can make us appear self-conscious or highly confident in the shake of a hand.
Jan Hargrave said the following…The moment you step into a room, people are immediately forming some sort of impression of you. They’re making snap judgments about what type of person you are — trustworthy, sincere, capable. And a lot of this is based on how you carry yourself.
If you appear genuinely confident, people will be more inclined to give you the…
Another year draws to a close and a year of opportunity lies ahead. It is startling to be reminded that your day-to-day diary represents Your life.
As I was transferring the standard meetings and updates into next year’s diary it dawned on me as I held the planner in my hands that these dates and meetings, events and gatherings actually represent my life. My mind then meandered around the idea that many people spend more time planning for Christmas than they do planning their life. Yet all too soon we are through another year of our life, we look back and…
Family, Friends, valued Team Members and to all in my network, locally and internationally…
All too soon 2015 seems to have come to a swift end. Life is a little like railway tracks. The tracks are parallel and aligned to run in the same direction, yet in life one track can bring great blessing and the other serious challenge. It is all part of the journey of life. Turnaround and tremendous opportunity can knock at your door. Be present to open it. The challenges of life can bring brokenness and despair at times. This seemed to be the story of our…
Some years ago, the late Nobel prize-winning Dr. Albert Schweitzer was asked by a reporter, “Doctor, what’s wrong with men today?” The great doctor was silent a moment, and then he said, “Men simply don’t think!”
It’s about this that I want to talk with you. We live today in a golden age. This is an era that humanity has looked forward to, dreamed of, and worked toward for thousands of years. We live in the richest era that ever existed on the face of the earth … a land of abundant opportunity for everyone.
However, if you take 100 individuals who…
Your personal grooming and image is your personal branding.
Be confident in your image. Never apologise for who you are. It is our individual uniqueness that makes the world such a colourful place. Your life deserves to be underscored with confidence.
Stand up straight, shoulders square, and look people straight in the eye when you address them.
Project confidence even if you don’t always feel confident.
Be able to laugh at yourself when you make mistakes, get tongue-tied or lose your train of thought.
Take the time each day to groom and be the very best you, you can be.
You only have one body, one…
What would you do if you were not afraid? What kind of life would you have?
The majority of us are not living the life of our dreams. We are not living the life we envisioned for ourselves at this time in our lives. Life seems to be an endless cycle of routine with no change in sight. The joy of marriage; being a parent; starting a business; starting a ministry has been overshadowed with the reality of paying the bills; family responsibility and a bleak future. We wonder: “Will life ever get better? Is this all there is? How do…
The late Peter Marshall, an eloquent speaker and for several years the chaplain of the United States Senate, used to love to tell the story of “The keeper of the spring,” a quiet forest dweller who lived high above an Austrian village along the eastern slopes of the Alps.
The old gentleman had been hired many years ago by a young town council to clear away the debris from the pools of water up in the mountain crevices that fed the lovely spring flowing through their town. With faithful, silent regularity, he patrolled the hills, removed the leaves and branches, and…
Every leader must go through the transformation process to get from the wilderness to the Promised Land. The transformation process requires an inside-out approach to changing what needs to be shifted in your life. It is letting go of those things that would weigh you down and hinder you so you can travel light to the Promised Land that awaits you. The wilderness is a terrible place to live because it is characterized by isolation, rejection, desperation and even devastation. The wilderness is where we live when we don’t willingly go through the process of transformation. If you remember that the…
With Gratitude to The Legacy Project:
Angelique Du Toit is a speaker, author and a businesswoman in the world of Direct Selling. She encourages people to live with greater purpose, passion and productivity. A woman with no high school education, yet her business experience spans three successful decades in the world of Direct Selling and in addition, she started her own personal and professional development company called Women Arise! in 1999. Angelique is an Executive at Annique Health and Beauty with a sales force of over 22 000 sales consultants. Her book, Standing Tall in a Falling World is in retail…