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Nikki’s Tip of the Week – week-ending 1st July 2017

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Nikki’s Tip of the Week – week-ending 1st July 2017

I was listening to some podcasts by T. Harv Eker the other day and he made a statement (that quite honestly I have heard him say many times before), but that this time really smacked me up-side the head . . . hard! He said “How we do anything is how we do everything.”

It’s very seldom that we will do everything to the best of our ability, but there is that one thing that we do very haphazardly and visa versa.

That got me thinking . . so is “how we think of anything how we think of everything?”

Let me explain.

So if we think that there are no opportunities or no support or no funding, is that the reality or is how we think of everything around us in a negative light?

It gave me quite a headache I must admit.

T. Harv Eker went on to day “Don’t believe a word you think!”

Now there’s a mind f*&k! How! What! Why!

Well it seems that more often than not, what we ‘think’ is not the reality. And I’ve found that particular sentiment to be true.

You see many people don’t believe that there are any opportunities out there, when in reality there are many.

The reality of that of course is that you have to firstly actually open your eyes and look (and believe me they are all around us in absolute abundance) and then secondly, you really have to do something with that opportunity in order for something positive to happen.

Therein lies the challenge! Most people don’t want to DO anything, they want it done for them.

How crazy is that?

So go on . . open your eyes, grab your opportunity with both hands and then persistently, consistently do something with it.

It may very well surprise you!

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:

MOTIVATION – The Opportunity To Begin Again

By Nikki Viljoen of N Viljoen Consulting CC

Henry Ford says “Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.”

What an incredible opportunity to change our mind-sets! What an incredible opportunity to look at the world through different eyes. What an incredible opportunity to make a choice, to stop beating ourselves up, to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, learn the lesson and move on with renewed energy, a lot of insight and a smile of optimism on our faces. I surely do like it!

Most of us look at failure in a really negative light. In this country, we are so programmed to be successful that failure of any kind has a really bad stigma attached to it. People look at someone who has failed as though they have some sort of contagious disease and who should be avoided at all costs.

Yet the fact of the matter is that we all fail on a daily basis. The reality is that are not born perfect and that we have to learn. The challenge here though, is that we need to learn from our mistakes and not repeat the same mistake over and over again.

Then of course is the myth that many people have, that ‘opportunities’ never come their way! What a load of hooey! Yes of course opportunities can come your way (or not) but the other reality is that you can make your own opportunity. Our thoughts can become our realities if we put in the right ingredients and that of course is the ‘action’. Even those opportunities that fall out of the sky like manna from heaven, still need to be actioned. Without action they remain . . . well opportunities.

I am often amazed at the reaction of individuals who sit around and bemoan their fate, nothing works for them, everybody hates them, none of their ideas or their schemes take off, Networking doesn’t work for them and they wait for something to happen, something to rescue them and nothing does! Well, quite frankly – what on earth did they expect? The miracle that is, is life (and even that required an action), for everything else we have to get up off our rear ends and do something about it!

Simple, isn’t it? So when you fail and fall down – stop crying and moaning and waiting for an angel to come and rescue you. Think about what you have done that got you there in the first place, make adjustments to what caused the problem, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get going – find the opportunity and then do something (albeit different) about it.

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