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Nikki’s Tip of the Week – week-ending 11th November 2017 & Important Information.

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I’ve been listening to and reading a lot of stuff by T. Harv Eker, Dr. John Demartini, Roger Hamilton and Tony Robbins. They are all multi-millionaires in their own right and they all started off with nothing! So how come they have not only survived but flourished?

What makes them different to the rest of us? What made them do or think or act differently and why haven’t we thought like that to improve our own situations?

Well I think the short answer to that is in their mind-sets. All of them were not only willing to do whatever it took, but actually did whatever it took. All of them believed in themselves and their ability and all of them believe that they have to “serve” and that’s exactly what they did. They took whatever it was that they were passionate about (and they all were in different fields you understand) and they turned that passion and that energy and that vision into something that served their communities, their cities, their countries and now the world. They never lost their focus, they continued to develop themselves, they applied what they had learnt in their own lives and they brought what they had learnt to whoever would listen.

They still do . . .

So, it’s not about an education that makes you powerful, it really is about how you apply that education that makes you all powerful and how you serve others.

Think about it for a moment . . .

Anyway . . . on a lighter note, but still being proactive.

Peter is still doing his introductory webinar’s on a Tuesday evenings, all the details are below this weeks’ article. I sincerely hope that you join him – it is for free at this time

Here’s the deal . . .

Please feel free to engage with me, or not. Please feel free to send me your own snippets of information, early warnings, appropriate funnies and what have you, to share with other like-minded individuals, entrepreneurs and start-ups.

I hope and trust that you will enjoy the journey with me.

This weeks’ Blog:

NETWORKING 101 – Make an Impact

By Nikki Viljoen of N Viljoen Consulting CC

Dr. Renate Volpe, in her nugget cards entitled “Networking Tips” says: “Make an impact! Walk into a room knowing that you have something important to offer, that is worth sharing.”

As usual Renate is spot on the money! This is a great tip indeed.

I know that, since I have finally ‘got’ the whole networking thing and actually, I walk into a room differently and people have noticed. It’s like I have a secret weapon and whilst I am quite happy to share with anyone that wants it, it is actually mine and that is a very powerful emotion to have.
It’s like having your ego constantly stroked and it certainly puts me on a ‘high’ (without the use of any kind of other substance).

You see, in most instances – I know something that those people don’t know and that makes me a very special person. The fact that I am willing to share my secret with anyone and everyone – well that makes me kind of unique, don’t you think!

What ‘anyone and everyone’ does with the secret that I share with them of course is an entirely different thing altogether and that often is very sad.

Actually I used to get very upset and frustrated, when people didn’t understand the whole networking context – now I understand that sometimes things just are what they are. So I share with those that want to hear, to learn and to understand and the rest, well life will take care of them I guess, and at the end of the day it really isn’t my problem at all.

I look at the world differently and I see people differently, and it has nothing to do with whether I like someone as an individual or not, it has to do with that person’s circle of influence, who they are connected to and who I am connected to. It has to do with adding value to people’s lives and having value added to mine.

It has to do with having a secret that I am dying to share with you – would you like to hear it?

Nikki is an Internal Auditor and Business Administration Specialist who can be contacted on 083 702 8849 or or

Look what is happening in the world of Pete Carruthers.

POPI or POPIA is the acronym for the Protection of Personal Information Act. It’s a new SA law to protect your personal information (and mine).

It’s not a SA Govt conniption. Rather it is the local version of similar laws in more than 80 countries. Our version has a few quirks which we will discuss during this course. SA needs to conform to international practice. If we don’t our IT industry will get strangled.

The Act was passed in 2013. The long lead-in time is to allow corporates to change their ways.

Big firms have thousands of PCs connected to mainframes and thousands of people logging into their systems each day. Those systems, like yours and mine, were designed to cost as little as possible. So they ignored security. Not deliberately, but because it was an expense they did not need to worry about. Just as we ignore security now.

2017 is different. Massive data breaches get lots of airtime. (Equifax in the USA or our current 31 million record scandal.) And famous brands like Pizza Hut or Hyatt Hotels.

It’s tempting to think that they’re the only firms losing data. But we small firms have many more breaches. 95 out of every 100 businesses have fewer than 5 staff. And we too lose laptops and tablets and phones. Or they get stolen. And if we have staff they too steal client lists when they leave.

We don’t report it because we don’t have to. That’s about to change.

The POPI Act demands that we take care of the info we hold about others. Just as we want others to look after info they hold about us.

Understand that single concept and the various facets I discuss in this email series will make sense.

The POPI Act has a big stick to beat us into compliance. I don’t know how you feel, but a R10 million fine (payable from after-tax income) and/or 10 years jail time, is a good reason not to mess around.

Just to be clear, we small players will be held to the same security and compliance standards as corporates. We don’t face the same documentation formalities prior to the deadline. But the day we find we’ve been breached, Govt will want to see that data if we have any hope of proving our innocence.

Until recently Govt was coasting towards announcing a deadline in May 2018. This recent 31 million record breach is probably going to lead to more urgent action.

If it sounds a little overwhelming, it is. You are not alone. There are solutions which take advantage of the common facets we small players share, and these will become obvious as we work through this material together.

If you have specific questions about the issues I raise in any of these emails, simply REPLY with your question. I don’t guarantee an instant response. My desk has become a little crazy since the 31 Million Data Loss scandal. But I will build the answers into this material and offer a FAQ you can access as well.

Thanks for joining me on this POPI journey. I hope the reading of these emails is as much fun for you as the researching and writing is for me. Feel free to REPLY and tell me if something I have written could be presented (or spelled) better.
Finally, my mission is to help as many small-business owners as I can. Please forward this email to someone you know in business like yourself.

To enrol in the POPI email course, please go to:

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It’s FREE folks so you have nothing to lose and some knowledge and wisdom to gain.