Reclaiming your youth

Header image

Looking To Get Back Your Vigor And Energy For Life?

Revealed! The Secrets To Creating Energy To Do The Things You Want To & Discover How To Reclaim Your Youth…Starting Today!

Read on below to see exactly how you can enjoy the best of life in these golden years by starting & implementing an exercise routine that will have you feeling youthful once again!

Do you wake up in the morning feeling lethargic? Do you wish you had the energy to run around with kids once again? Feel stiff and aching bones?

If you answered yes to any 1 of those 3 questions then pay attention because what you are about to read in the next few minutes could change your life

Firstly, What exactly is the problem? Generally it is inactivity.

Studies have shown that it only takes a few days of lying in bed to start losing your strength, flexibility and balance.

Once this happens you are at risk of beginning the dreaded downward spiral. What is the downward spiral you ask? The Downward Spiral is the Problem. Well, let’s say you are feeling under the weather one day.

You are retired so end up spending a few days in bed or on the recliner watching TV.

After a while the chores start piling up. Finally you get up one morning and… “oops” you lose your balance — falling on the floor!

If your hip is not broken you likely have a nasty bump somewhere.

The pain causes you to spend more time in bed… day by day getting weaker and weaker. Then out comes the cane or walker.

You begin to go outside of the house less and less because it is harder to walk.

Daily chores and activities become increasingly more difficult like cooking, shopping and taking a shower. You spend more time in the recliner and bed.

Well…you get the picture.

Moral of the story? Yes, you guessed it…Use your head…don’t stay in bed!

“Mom and Dad are just not as active as they once were, and I am worried they will fall down”

On the other hand, maybe you are the child of an elderly adult. When your parents live alone and are inactive, you may worry about him or her falling at home.

This is often a big concern of family members.

Exercising and staying active will improve their chances of staying safe.

Staying active, sensibly exercising and following a healthy lifestyle can add years of productive and functional living to your life.

So if the problem is inactivity. What is the solution? Where do I begin?

Get back your vigor and energy.

Introducing image

Reclaimimg your youth e-guide e-cover

Reclaiming Your Youth

An Introductory Guide To Fitness For Seniors And Baby Boomers

Details image

  • You’re Only As Old As You Feel – Why Do I Feel Like This?
  • Learn Exactly The Steps Needed To Embark On An Exercise Plan
  • Discover The Pillars To Great Exercise
  • Ways To Stay Active And Keep Things Fresh And Full Of Variety
  • Sample Gym Exercise Routine
  • Weight Lifting…Is It Safe?
  • Intimacy In Your Golden Years – Exercise Can Greatly Improve It

Why It’s Important To Invest In This Book Right Now…

If you are looking to look after your body and reclaim your youthfulness then it’s important to not let anything stand in your way from doing it. Don’t let a few dollars stop you from learning the secrets that could change your life while also enriching it. Can you put a price on health?

Well, For a very limited time, you can grab my fantastic and info-packed guide “Reclaiming Your Youth” for the amazingly low price of just $17.00.

Order button image

This guide has so much value packed into it and is very easy to read and understand that if for any reason you are not fully satisfied I will offer you a full refund!

Guarantee box image

That’s right. You can test drive this product for a full 30 days after your purchase.
 
Read – Absorb – Apply! Then observe the results. If for any reason at all, you are not satisfied with this product please contact me for full refund instructions.

But wait! these two bonuses are also included, with resell rights as a third bonus:

Exercise tips for the elderly:

Exercise tips for the elderly e-guide e-cover

Walking for fitness and health:

Walking for fitness and health e-guide e-cover

Here is an extra fitting bonus number four, with giveaway rights:

Super foods to improve 42 internal body functions naturally e-guide:

Super foods improving 42 body functions e-guide e-cover

Super foods for super health and fitness.

Just imagine how your friends and family members will like and love you more for a gift like this one, just mentioned here above! Many persons are in dire need of this type of information.

What you need to do now image

The only thing left to do is get off the fence and make the decision today to begin a new lifestyle by following a fantastic program and way of life. “Grab Your Copy Today, Even If It Is 2 A.M. In The Morning!”

Get Instant Access Right Now.

Yes! I want to get Reclaiming Your Youth right now.

I understand that I will:

  • You’re Only As Old As You Feel – Why Do I Feel Like This?
  • Learn Exactly The Steps Needed To Embark On An Exercise Plan
  • Discover The Pillars To Great Exercise
  • Ways To Stay Active And Keep Things Fresh And Full Of Variety
  • Sample Gym Exercise Routine
  • Weight Lifting…Is It Safe?
  • Intimacy In Your Golden Years – Exercise Can Greatly Improve It

Order button image

So go on, grab your copy today and get ready to start living a full of energy and healthy life. Make your golden years the best ever now like so many people already have by learning and applying the secrets in this guide.

This e-guide will guide you to consider some of the following types of exercises.

Fitness categories for seniors:

  • exercise for older women
  • yoga exercises for seniors
  • best exercise equipment for seniors
  • bodybuilding for seniors
  • balance exercises for elderly
  • chair exercises for seniors
  • personal trainer for seniors
  • exercise for women over 50
  • exercises for women over 50
  • exercises for older women
  • exercises for women over 60
  • exercise for women over 60
  • best exercise for women over 50
  • senior exercise routines
  • chair exercises for the elderly
  • balance exercises for the elderly
  • range of motion exercises for elderly
  • chair exercises for elderly
  • armchair exercises for the elderly
  • seated exercises for the elderly
  • exercise programs for the elderly
  • exercise for old people
  • exercises for old people
  • exercises for older adults
  • best exercises for seniors
  • exercise for older people
  • exercise DVD’s for seniors
  • elderly exercise program
  • elderly exercise routine
  • seniors exercise program
  • geriatric exercise program
  • seated exercises for seniors
  • strength exercises for seniors
  • balancing exercises for seniors
  • sitting exercises for seniors
  • resistance band exercises for seniors
  • leg exercises for seniors
  • leg strengthening exercises for seniors
  • strengthening exercises for seniors
  • best exercise for seniors
  • exercise program for seniors
  • senior balance exercises
  • balance training for seniors
  • exercise video for seniors
  • exercise music for seniors
  • abdominal exercises for seniors
  • exercise chair for seniors
  • chair exercise for seniors
  • easy exercises for seniors
  • chair exercises for senior citizens
  • stability ball exercises for seniors
  • standing exercises for seniors
  • exercises for men over 60
  • exercise for men over 60
  • dumbbell exercises for seniors
  • senior workout routines
  • senior fitness test
  • senior fitness test manual
  • senior chair exercises
  • aerobic exercise for seniors
  • warm up exercises for seniors
  • fitness for women over 50
  • exercise routines for seniors
  • weight lifting for seniors
  • fitness for over 50
  • water exercises for seniors
  • stretches for seniors
  • games for elderly people
  • core exercises for elderly
  • posture exercises for seniors
  • exercise program for older adults
  • fitness for men over 50
  • fitness for over 60
  • exercise program for elderly
  • best exercise for over 50
  • exercise books for seniors
  • upper body exercises for seniors
  • balance exercise for seniors
  • functional exercises for seniors
  • water aerobics for seniors
  • aerobic exercises for seniors
  • fitness for over 50’s
  • exercise for over 60
  • low impact exercises for seniors
  • back exercises for seniors
  • fitness exercises for seniors
  • senior exercise routine
  • exercise equipment for senior citizens
  • most popular fitness classes
  • activities for seniors at home
  • exercises for seniors to improve balance
  • exercise for over 60’s
  • best exercises for women over 50
  • over 60 exercise program
  • exercises for over 60
  • fitness after 60
  • low impact aerobics for seniors
  • group fitness ideas
  • exercises for the elderly at home
  • exercise for over 50’s
  • exercises for over 60’s
  • fitness classes for seniors
  • workouts for elderly
  • workouts for the elderly
  • fun exercises for seniors
  • workouts for seniors exercise
  • exercise at 60
  • standing balance exercises for seniors
  • sit down exercises for seniors
  • exercise workouts seniors
  • leg exercises for elderly
  • simple exercises for seniors
  • exercise routine for seniors
  • bed exercises for elderly
  • best exercise DVD for seniors
  • senior fitness specialist
  • exercise chairs for seniors
  • exercise videos for older adults
  • exercise programs for elderly
  • exercise for balance for seniors
  • cardio exercises for seniors
  • exercise for elderly with limited mobility
  • gentle exercise for seniors
  • best exercise for over 60

Quote: “A healthy body breeds a healthy brain.”

What about longevity? The products displayed above may lead to someone  outliving a hundred years!

Health and fitness social communities and clubs are mushrooming and trending in most towns and cities. These products may just benefit anyone in such social gatherings or those considering to join such a social event!

Warm regards,

Pierre Du Plessis

P.S: You are completely backed by my 30 day money back guarantee. You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain. So grab your copy now!

Footer image

Mathematics software for kids

Math master header image

Math Master Software for Kids

This is a fun way to practice and master basic mathematical skills.

Math master CD image

It’s fun! It is rewarding and challenging!

Have you been searching high and low for a fun way for your kids to master basic math skills – but haven’t experienced much luck in finding what you really need? Or maybe you’ve found a solution to your problem – but also found that solution to be ridiculously overpriced!

Well, here’s a refreshing new idea for you, and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Excel multiplication software

Multiplication Excel software e-box

Our Math Master is exactly what the doctor ordered. If you want to motivate your kids and get them hooked on the Magic of Mathematics- then don’t you owe it to yourself to give Math Master a go?

After all, I guarantee you’ll be 100% satisfied and totally excited with the results you’ll get.

And here are just a few of the fun and educational features you will enjoy when you have your own Math Master :

  • Three Difficulty settings – Beginner, Intermediate and Expert
  •  Varying time limits, rewards and degree of difficulty based on selected level
  • Five Levels at each difficulty setting
  • Bonus Levels for more points
  • Covers Mathematics Addition, Mathematics Subtraction, Mathematics Multiplication and Mathematics Division
  • Ideal for practicing and consolidating knowledge of multiplication tables
  • Immediate alert on incorrect response
  • Review problems encountered and learn from mistakes
  • Incentivised performance by converting points scored to reward dollars

Take a minute right now, and imagine all the cool things you will do with Math Master. How your life will be so much more. How your life will change for the better.

The only questions left to answer are these:

  • Do you really want to go on without enjoying the benefits of Math Master?
  • Can you really afford to pass up this convenient solution – and maybe kick yourself later for doing so?
  • (No . . . I didn’t think so.)

NO RISK TRIAL & MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.

That’s right – you will not risk a single penny in giving Math Master an honest try. In fact, I want you to take a full 90 Days to experience the wonderful benefits for yourself!

Refund requests for Math Master are few and far between – but if for any reason during your 90 days no risk trial period you decide you’re not 100% satisfied with your purchase – just email me and tell me so.

I’ll issue a quick no-hassle 100% refund of your full purchase price, with no questions asked. Now that’s not a promise . . . it’s a FACT!

________________________________________

Order Now and get these great bonuses:

Bonus#1: Master resale rights

Master Resale Rights, valued at $39.95, when you purchase Math Master today. You will not only receive the right to use the program, but you will also receive resale rights as well as the right to pass on resale rights to others. You keep 100% of your sales proceeds. We even give you a copy of this sales page so you can be ready to take orders in next to no time.

Bonus#2: Mr Multiplier PC software

Mr multiplier software e-box

  • Your bonuses alone is worth more than $80!
  • Mr. Multiplier is a funny math application for kids.
  • It is easy: You have a math problem to solve and five answers to select.
  • Just click on the correct answer.
  • It is as easy as kids’ expectations.
  • It is funny: There is an animated & speaking* assistant. He & you will enjoy every stage of the program.
  • Because it is funny.
  • And most important it is free: Enjoy it…

Remember . . . there is no risk whatsoever! So, the only thing left to do is to get your hands on your own Math Master – and you can do that right now. Don’t you deserve it?

Note: Math Master requires Microsoft Excel 2007 or later to operate.

Just click the order link below. Just $19.95 – Satisfaction 100% Guaranteed.

PayPal buy button image

And thanks for your business and your trust!

Bonus#3: Also inside is where to download lots of freeware for children of all ages!

Pierre Du Plessis

Website: Global Association for Managers
My email: duplessis63@gmail.com

Magician agent animated image

Math master footer image

Mind control

Character building thought power header image

Mind control publications

1. Character-Building thought power, by Ralph Waldo Trine:

 Character building thought power e-guide e-cover

Ralph draws a distinct line between bad and good habits. In this book, every effort is made by the writer to explain what comprises good habits and why every one needs it early
in life. It draws the conclusion that habits nurtured in early life concretize into impulses in future for the good or bad of the subject.

Is habit-forming or character-building a matter of mere chance or do you have it under your control? Can you make yourself the person that you’ve always wanted to be at will?

Book Excerpts:

  • The question is not, “What are the conditions in our lives?” but, “How do we meet the conditions that we find there?”
  • And whatever the conditions are, it is unwise and profitless to look upon them, even if they are conditions that we would have otherwise, in the attitude of complaint, for complaint will bring depression, and depression will weaken and possibly even kill the spirit that would engender the power that would enable us to bring into our lives an entirely new set of conditions.
  • In order to be concrete, even at the risk of being personal, I will say that in my own experience there have come at various times into my life circumstances and conditions that I gladly would have run from at the time – conditions that caused at the time humiliation and shame and anguish of spirit.
  • But invariably, as sufficient time has passed, I have been able to look back and see clearly the part that every experience of the type just mentioned had to play in my life. I have seen the lessons it was essential for me to learn; and the result is that now I would not drop a single one of these experiences from my life, humiliating and hard to bear as they were at the time; no, not for the world.
  • And here is also a lesson I have learned: whatever conditions are in my life today that are not the easiest and most agreeable, and whatever conditions of this type all coming time may bring, I will take them just as they come, without complaint, without depression, and meet them in the wisest possible way; knowing that they are the best possible conditions that could be in my life at the time, or otherwise they would not be there; realizing the fact that, although I may not at the time see why they are in my life, although I may not see just what part they have to play, the time will come, and when it comes I will see it all, and thank God for every condition just as it came.
  • Each one is so apt to think that his own conditions, his own trials or troubles or sorrows, or his own struggles, as the case may be, are greater than those of the great mass of mankind, or possibly greater than those of any one else in the world.
  • He forgets that each one has his own peculiar trials or troubles or sorrows to bear, or struggles in habits to overcome, and that his is but the common lot of all the human race. We are apt to make the mistake in this – in that we see and feel keenly our own trials, or adverse conditions, or characteristics to be overcome, while those of others we do not see so clearly, and hence we are apt to think that they are not at all equal to our own.
  • Each has his own problems to work out. Each must work out his own problems. Each must grow the insight that will enable him to see what the causes are that have brought the unfavorable conditions into his life; each must grow the strength that will enable him to face these conditions, and to set into operation forces that will bring about a different set of conditions.
  • We may be of aid to one another by way of suggestion, by way of bringing to one another a knowledge of certain higher laws and forces – laws and forces that will make it easier to do that which we would do. The doing, however, must be done by each one for himself.
  • And so the way to get out of any conditioning we have got into, either knowingly or inadvertently, either intentionally or unintentionally, is to take time to look the conditions squarely in the face, and to find the law whereby they have come about.
  • And when we have discovered the law, the thing to do is not to rebel against it, not to resist it, but to go with it by working in harmony with it. If we work in harmony with it, it will work for our highest good, and will take us wheresoever we desire.
  • If we oppose it, if we resist it, if we fail to work in harmony with it, it will eventually break us to pieces. The law is immutable in its workings. Go with it, and it brings all things our way; resist it, and it brings suffering, pain, loss, and desolation.

2. This psychological self-help publication follows the psycho-social education approach:

 Psychological self-help e-guide e-cover

Our attitude towards “self-help” will influence the future of humanity.

In our early years, we humans seem to be capable of understanding many of the complexities of life–and doing something (a lot) about them. As youngsters we can influence our futures; the earlier we start the better. Walter Mischel (1988) has shown that 4-year-olds, who have learned how to distract themselves and resist temptations, like candy, are more able to concentrate, make friends, do well on the SAT, and deal with stress as teenagers. Self-taught self-control apparently has important consequences (science doesn’t know yet if self-control taught to us by others has the same implications as self-taught self-control but possibly so).

The teen years and young adulthood are also important in many ways: you develop trust or distrust of yourself and others, you acquire attitudes, habits, values, and emotional reactions which will have great impact on your entire life. Youth isn’t just a time for living day to day, as some think; the early and teen years form the basis for much that you will become. You can change at anytime in your life, even on your death bed, but it is harder if you haven’t had much practice self-changing earlier in life.

So, hopefully, you can now see the big picture of where we are going. Clearly, a life-long psycho-social education isn’t just one book or one course. Learning to cope is an unending task from birth to death. It is a process of realizing your personal and social problems, of deciding on the important purposes of your life, of planning how to accomplish as many of those goals as possible, and, then, gathering the knowledge you need to actually cope with the almost inevitable stream of pitfalls in life, carrying out your day by day plans for achieving your ideals, and living your values and dreams to the fullest.

I urge you to seriously start self-helping yourself to cope now. You don’t need to be a good student or to know much about psychology (you only need to be able to understand what you read); you don’t need to have problems because you can always work on self-improvement and prevention of problems; you don’t need to be in good psychological shape because self-help is for all kinds of personal and interpersonal difficulties. Why am I urging this on you? My goals reflect my values of helping others, using knowledge honestly and wisely to make this a better world, and encouraging each person to take responsibility for his or her own life.

Summary:

  • Psychology has accumulated a lot of useful knowledge–how to improve behavior, handle emotions, acquire skills, change attitudes, gain insight, and much more. So, why shouldn’t these methods and ideas be taught to everyone? Eminent psychologists have recommended this for many years. Of course, we can’t prevent all problems; some rain must fall in every life; we all suffer the occasional pain of failure or self-criticism or rejection or loss. But we could suffer less. Furthermore, we all could be better – more caring and giving, and less angry or greedy, more reasonable and calm, and less tense and impulsive, more capable and aware, less timid and repressed, etc.
  • Since we all have problems and we all have room for improvement and much to contribute to others, a good society would surely help us all live the best life we can. And, since we are more responsible for our own lives than anyone else, often having to cope with problems alone, everyone needs to be an expert self-helper. It makes sense. It can probably be done, but not quickly and easily. I hope this book makes a small contribution to that distant goal.
  • A warning: any society which emphasizes individual responsibility, self-help, building self-esteem… must guard against burdening individuals alone with the awesome task of coping with life’s problems. The knowledge needed by individuals must be developed and distributed by massive research programs and improved educational-informational institutions. Society must change as well as individuals.
  • When we say that every person must help him/herself, it is crucial, in order to be fair, that every person be provided the self-help knowledge and opportunities he or she needs to succeed. Otherwise, “self-help” is just another mean-spirited ploy by the advantaged to “keep the disadvantaged in their place.”

3. 45 Ways to be a better parent:

45 Ways to be a better parent e-guide e-cover

4. Achieving peak performance:

Achieving peak performance e-guide e-cover

5. Advanced memory course:

Advanced memory course e-guide e-cover

6. Interrogation:

Interrogation e-guide e-cover

7. Mastery of self – dealing with the art of success magnetism:

Mastery of self e-guide e-cover

8. Practical mental influence:

Practical mental influence e-guide e-cover

9. Psychology and achievement:

Psychology and achievement e-guide e-cover

10. The power of mind mapping:

The power of mind mapping e-guide e-cover

11. Unstoppable peak performance (56 pages):

 Unstoppable peak performance e-guide e-cover

How to focus, earn more and work less while enjoying more of life!

Aurelius Tjin, author of this publication, is a ‘takes action only’ orientated marketer who produces unstoppable results. He has helped new marketers start, grow and profit with their online business since 2003 with his simple, step-by-step strategies and has created over an astounding 12 successful products in less than a year.

He will go the extra mile & over deliver in everything he does. This is why he’s well respected and well known for getting marketers to take action. When he’s not working, Aurelius enjoys playing his guitar, going to the gym & spending time with his friends and family. Aurelius writes & publishes his ‘Unstoppable Marketing’ video newsletter twice a month where he’s purely dedicated to sharing his latest insider tips, tricks & techniques to those who need a sure-fire guidance to success online.

Instead of writing a long passage about the merits of this e-book, I can tell you that you that you won’t know how it can benefit you, until you read it! How much would you invest to go from low performance to peak performance?

If you’re serious about your building a long-term, sustainable business, you will get this guide right now and read it today. Do you want to know what it will cost you to unlock this incredible business enhancing information that will blast the way you work through the roof?

Access to The Unstoppable Peak Performance Guide is easy. Yes, for the price of a fast food dinner you will have all of the information you need to jump full force into breaking free from information overload, avoiding negativity, systemising your business and more…while enjoying life.

Would you rather have… or… a completed checklist of wealth enhancing activities like this (well most):
This choice is clearly yours. You can buy the greasy cheese pizza or you can grab your copy of Unstoppable Peak Performance today and buy more pizzas than the pizza delivery man delivers in a day.
So if you’re serious about gaining more momentum, building a profitable business and unleash unstoppable performance, click the buy button below.

If you need to justify the expense, skip going to McDonald’s for dinner once this week and it’s paid for.

12. Workplace conqueror:

Workplace conqueror e-guide e-cover

Table of contents for “Workplace Conqueror” (36 Pages):

1. Preface

2. The 3 easy steps explained

2.1 Strategic planning
2.2 Conversion of strategies into performance areas
2.3 Conversion of performance areas into action plans

3. The strategic planning process

3.1 Guidelines
3.2 Present Situation
3.3 Internal Analysis
3.4 External Analysis
3.5 Finalising the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats Analysis
3.6 Finalising Strategies and Forecasting
3.7 Roll down of strategies

4. Conversion of strategies into performance areas

4.1 Manifest of performance areas in relation to new strategies
4.2 Key performance areas
4.3 Critical performance areas
4.4 Specific performance areas
4.5 Performance indicators
4.6 Roll down of performance areas and indicators

5. Conversion of performance areas into action plans

5.1 Principles of short interval control through the ranks (sergeant stripes principle for magical mind control)
5.2 Merging performance areas and indicators with action plans
5.3 Self-control action plan reports (Performance matrix/balanced scorecard for magical mind control)
5.4 Utilisation and merging of existing infrastructures in the organisation
5.5 Reporting to Board of Directors
5.6 Feedback into the strategic planning process

6. Conclusion
7. About the author
8. Bibliography

African masks image

Use magical mind benders for mind control.

Get all 12 e-guide publications above, plus the 4 in the footer image, which will bring the total up to 16 publications, for only $27.00.  In other words the price per publication is less than $2.00.

Pay through the secure services of PayPal by clicking the button below, or would you rather spend it on fast food for tonight?

 Shopping buy button


“Unfair advantage” hard copy book, by Robert T. Kiyosaki, elsewhere for sale:

Unfair advantage hard copy e-cover

Cash flow for kids board game, also elsewhere for sale:

 Cashflow board game for kids image

My profile photo at 72 years of age as in March  2019:

 My profile photo at 72

See my credentials here: Credentials.

See my publications on Amazon: Publications

 Magician agent animated image

Other Web Assets:
Ten year maintenance plans
Finance for all property types.

Learning how to learn footer image

Timeless wisdom for success

Ultimate self-improvement header-image

Timeless wisdom for success in all aspects of life.

Timeless rules of wisdom for success in all aspects of life.

Timeless principles of wisdom for all aspects of life.

This page is a gateway to some publications, which can be classified under the category “Timeless wisdom for success”, with some bestsellers of our time.

We have listed nine purchase offers under this category called “Timeless wisdom for success”, plus a last offer number nine as bonuses for any purchase of numbers 2 to 9 listed here. Purchase offer number 1 has its own bonuses.

1. Best study techniques:

This is the serious starting point for gathering wisdom, with effective learning techniques.

Download this free PDF e-guide by clicking on the image. It is titled “What are the differences between Secondary Education (High School) and Tertiary Education (College/University)?” It is intended as a Wake up call to High School Scholars.

 Wake up call to high schoolers e-guide e-cover

The best study techniques and best effective learning techniques are explained in our training manual titled “How to attain high scores in tests and examinations at High School, College and University”, displayed here below.

Knowledge of the best study techniques or best learning techniques can open many doors to better opportunities. It is all about knowing how to change chemical brain functions for long-term remembrance and how to reduce workload.

How to attain high scores in tests and examinations at High School, College and University.

Most adults have children or grand children, not so? Help them to study for exceptional results with this e-guide. First click the image to read the details on Smashwords, then come back and use the link below the image.

Study techniques e-guide e-coverRather buy from within our downloadable PDF Catalogue by clicking here  and get it with 29 bonuses, as displayed lower down on this page inside a video slideshow.

It is for persons with a maturity level of age 16 or grade 10.

  • The only recommended requirement is that learners must have a maturity level of age 16 or above.
  • It is for high school scholars from grade 10 and higher (Secondary Education Institutions.
  • It is for students at Tertiary Education Institutions.
  • It is for post-graduate students at Tertiary Education Institutions.
  • It is for anyone above the age of 15 years, who have an interest in learning techniques, like Scholars, Students, Parents, Teachers, Lecturers, Home Schooling Teachers, Training Officials and Training Consultants.
  • It is for people above the age of 15 years of age worldwide, who can read and understand the English language.

Most caring parents always want the best for their children! They can get it here.

The benefits of the best study techniques are made available to a much wider audience, with this offer.

  • The knowledge is normally only limited to a single person, local school or an educational institution or maybe just a few of them.
  • Few Schools teach it.
  • Few Colleges teach it.
  • Few Universities teach it.
  • When it is available, it may not entirely be based on scientific research findings.
  • The video course overcomes the worldwide limited availability and has an everlasting lifelong positive effect on persons lives.
  • Higher marks in tests and exams can uplift career goals and future living standards for many.
  • Parents do not always know How and Where to get the best for their children.
  • Sometimes they need it fast!
  • Sometimes it can be an emergency for them.
  • To get best learning and study results seems to be the common problem for most parents.
  • They always have it on their minds.
  • Both parents and their children get worried, anxious, distracted and nervous about tests and exams.
Benefits for learners of the best study techniques inside our training manual:
  • Improvement of marks in tests and exams creates emotional achievement feelings of self-satisfaction.
  • Self-satisfaction leads to improvement of self-image.
  • Higher self-image leads to higher self-confidence.
  • Higher self-confidence in turn creates higher self-motivation.
  • Improved feelings of oneself quickly create higher career goals and plans.
  • Higher career goals can lead to eventual improved education and training.
  • Improvement of education normally leads to higher paying careers and jobs.
  • Mastering the best study techniques once, will forever sustain better learning abilities to benefit from it into the future.

Buy this package and experience how all  fears and worries vanish into the night.

Bonus e-guide publication titles for this purchase. It includes products for the whole family:

Best study techniques video 1
Best study techniques video 2
Advanced memory course
The right student mind set for achievement
Mind and memory mastery
The power of concentration
How to write great essays
Template outline for how to write captivating fiction
Scientific research findings by Psychologists from 4 Universities
Advanced attraction – Utilising the laws of attraction
Advanced laws of attraction for improvement of human interrelationships
Your complete success in life as a partner, lover, spouse, parent, entrepreneur, grandparent and everything else
Parenting volume 1
Parenting volume 2
Parenting volume 3
Parenting volume 4
The story of Heidi in the Swiss Alps with 23 MP 3 audio’s
Three hundred things a bright boy can do
How to camp out
A little candy book for a little girl
Drying fruit and vegetables
California Mexican-Spanish cook book
Outdoor sports & games of years gone by
Science in the kitchen
Things to make
Camp life in the woods
The tricks of trapping and trap making
The content creation handbook for parents and teenagers
Our edible toadstools and mushrooms
Food preservation

View all the products inside this video slideshow:

Get the best offer, with 29 bonuses by clicking and downloading the PDF catalogue here.

You can also buy it right here through the secure servers of PayPal for $37.99:

Shopping buy button

It is all about knowing how to change chemical brain functions for long-term remembrance and how to reduce workload.


2. A balanced successful life e-guides:

A complete success in life:

Balanced successful life e-guide e-cover

Scientifically researched!

50 Things successful people have in common: 

 50 Things successful people have in common e-guide e-cover

Scientifically researched!

Here are some brief contents one can find inside the first e-guide:

Your complete success in life as a partner, lover, spouse, parent, entrepreneur, grandparent and everything else! A balanced successful life is locked up in only 36 pages.

The secret mental awareness only a few will ever discover over a lifetime on this planet!

Here are a few extracts from inside this one-of-a-kind e-book:

  • “Your success is just an attitude away.”
  • “It is never too late for you to succeed or too soon to fail.”
  • “Resources are internal; opportunities are external.”
  • “Your success depends on what you can do, not on what you cannot do.”
  • “The only appropriate measure of your success is your success.”
  • “Success is reaching goals, changing your life.”
  • “Success is never absolute.”
  • “You can help people succeed but you cannot prevent their failure.”
  • “Communicate for success.”
  • “Your success depends on who you know but depends more on who knows you.”
  • “People are constants, problems are variables.”
  • “Once you step up to the plate, you are the batter.”
  • “Expand your thinking to prevent closing your mind.”
  • “Your success depends on your ability to deal with change and with the unexpected.”
  • “Square up to your personal monkey bridge and then just do it.”
  • “Success is a matter of PRIDE.”

Buy both e-guides for only $20,00 and also get 18 bonus publications as displayed in a slideshow lower down on this page.

Pay through the secure services of PayPal by clicking the button below:

 Shopping buy button

 


3. Modern version of “How to win friends and influence people” e-guide,with 8 audios:

 Modern version of

The old version was published long ago, with record breaking sales to millions and millions of eager readers and is still selling to millions. What you get here is an updated new version for modern times, with 8 professional MP 3 audio’s. The name of the original author was Dale Carnegie. Needless to say, but everything inside is based on scientific research findings.

Buy it for only $20,00 and also get 18 bonus publications as displayed in a slideshow lower down on this page.

Pay through the secure services of PayPal by clicking the button below:

 Shopping buy button


4. Advanced laws of attraction e-guides:

Advanced attraction laws e-guide:

Advanced attraction laws e-guide e-cover

Scientifically researched!

Advanced laws of attraction e-guide:

Advanced laws of attraction e-guide e-cover

Scientifically researched!

Utilising The Laws of Attraction:

Inside these inspirational e-books you’ll find incredible wisdom distilled from numerous people who understand the principles of inside-out creation – metaphysical authors, life coaches and spiritual mentors who have a thing or two to share about tapping into the greater (unseen and, sometimes, undiscovered) Laws of the Universe.

These e-books will show you how the world’s wealthy people have gained their wealth by using the Law Of Attraction (whether knowing or unknowingly) or indeed how the world’s most unsuccessful people have blighted their success by utilising the Law Of Attraction.

You see, just knowing about the existence of the Law of Attraction is not your ticket to everything in life you can ever imagine, however understanding, allowing and using it is.

Understanding, Allowing and Using The Law of Attraction is your ticket to everything in life you can ever imagine.

What will you discover about The Law of Attraction? You will discover:

  • The principles that define the Law.
  • The tools to use the Law .
  • And the understanding to make Attraction work for you.

You can literally manifest anything you can imagine into your life and indeed, it is your destiny to do so.

It is time to unlock your hidden potential, as never before.

Advanced Attraction is your guide to The Law of Attraction.

Are you new to The Law of Attraction Are you new to the Law of Attraction, have you been introduced to it by either the film “The Secret” or another well respected author on the Laws that govern us all.

Whether you are a beginner or not this step-by-step guide is for you.

You will discover:

  • The science of the Law of Attraction
  • The history of the Law of Attraction
  • And the methods of using the Law of Attraction.
  • Discover your wand of life and find out how to use it.

This is your guide to attracting health, wealth and happiness. To your unlimited wealth & abundance. 
Use this wisdom and profit from it!

The knowledge inside these publications can be used by the buyer to make a name and become famous.

Buy both e-guides for only $20,00 and also get 18 bonus publications as displayed in a slideshow lower down on this page.

Pay through the secure services of PayPal by clicking the button below:

 Shopping buy button


5. How to change organisation culture inside scientific publications:

How to change organisation culture in two scientific PDF publications:

How to change organisation culture e-guides e-box

Scientifically researched!

How to change organisation culture in four Microsoft Presentation slideshows, converted to PDF slideshows:

How to change organisation culture slides box

Scientifically researched!

The knowledge inside these publications can be used by the buyer to make a name and become famous.

Buy it for only $20,00 and also get 18 bonus publications as displayed in a slideshow lower down on this page.

Pay through the secure services of PayPal by clicking the button below:

 Shopping buy button


6. The seven habits of highly effective people in 7 audios:

The contents of this bestseller hard copy book was professionally converted into 7 MP 3 audio’s for the convenience of the buyer:

The seven habits of successful people in 7 audios e-box

The knowledge inside these audio’s can be used by the buyer to make a name and become famous.

Listen to a brief extract of introduction to the seven habits of highly effective people:

Buy this offer for only $20,00 and also get 18 bonus publications as displayed in a slideshow lower down on this page.

Pay through the secure services of PayPal by clicking the button below:

 Shopping buy button


7. Four child welfare training manuals for parents:

We have contained the sales page for these four publications inside a slideshow, as it would otherwise take up too much space. All four these PDF e-guide publications are based on scientific research findings! It will make children forever happy and thankful. The buy button is also inside the slideshow.

So, it may be better to view the slideshow in full view. Click the pause button if you need more than ten seconds per slide to read the details:


8. Become money wise with 13 bestseller e-guides:

The e-guide titles inside the slideshow are as follows:

  1. Abundant thinking. Achieving the Rich Dad mind set.
  2. As a person thinks, so he/she becomes, with 8 MP 3 audios.
  3. Becoming the richest man in post modern Babylon.
  4. Grow rich while you sleep, by Ben Sweetland.
  5. Secrets of the subconscious millionaire mind. How to wire your financial blueprint to create unlimited wealth on autopilot in an Internet age.
  6. Think and grow rich, by Napoleon Hill, with Audio.
  7. The magic of thinking really, really big in the Internet era.
  8. The science of getting rich, by Wallace D. Wattles.
  9. Think and grow rich for Internet Entrepreneurs.
  10. Thinking bigger. Keys to aiming higher and achieving bigger goals in life and to realize your full potential.
  11. Internet Entrepreneurship survival guide. Master the backwoods of Internet Entrepreneurship. All distilled into a single most powerful guide!
  12. How to overcome failure and achieve success, by Napoleon Hill.
  13. Speed success secrets for Internet marketing. Accelerated learning techniques for Internet marketing newbies.

The buy button is also inside the slideshow.


9. 76 Inspirational MP 3 Audio’s:

 76 motivational audio's e-cover

76 Inspirational MP 3 audio’s in the following 8 categories:

  1. Connie Podesta with “Life would be easy”, on 7 tracks.
  2. Harvey MacKay with “Outsell, Outmanage, Outmotivate and Outnegotiate your competition”, on 13 tracks.
  3. Jeffrey Gitomer with “How not to suck at sales”, on 10 tracks.
  4. John Gray with “Beyond Mars and Venus”, for succesful love relationships, on 8 tracks.
  5. Les Brown with “Step into your greatness”, on 7 tracks.
  6. Stephen R Covey with “The 8th habit”, on 10 tracks.
  7. Terri Sjodin with “New sales speak”, on 8 tracks.
  8. Tom Peters with “Re-imagine!”, on 13 tracks.

Use these audio’s for internal staff inspirational prep talks and internal staff training sessions.

Buy this offer for only $20,00 and also get 18 bonus publications as displayed in a slideshow lower down on this page.

Pay through the secure services of PayPal by clicking the button below:

 Shopping buy button


10. Jackpot in 18 bonuses slideshow:

Topics like integrity, ethics and morality are fully covered.

The e-guide titles inside the slideshow are as follows:

  1. Best on integrity – worldwide regarded as the best ever written on the topic
  2. Morality. The growth of morality since the beginning of time.
  3. Business ethics.
  4. Inventors handbook. Ideas to patents.
  5. Building the business brain. Develop the right mind set to transition from employee to Entrepreneur.
  6. Entrepreneur essentials. How to develop the mind set of a business man even if you have no business skills.
  7. Entrepreneur mind set secrets. Develop the ultimate mind set for success.
  8. The book of powerful Entrepreneur traits.
  9. Believe it and you will achieve it. Success is just a state of the mind!
  10. Inspirational ideas. Get inspired and empowered with the most inspiring thoughts and wisdom of the Century.
  11. Internalised motivation. How to sustain unlimited motivation to achieve your goals in the long run.
  12. Emotional intelligence – an introduction.
  13. Life coaching and motivation for a happy successful life. Be all you can be!
  14. Taking action in spite of imperfection.
  15. The motivation companion. 77 Ways to get yourself motivated anytime so you can reach your goals faster.
  16. The power of goals. How to set goals, get more done and accomplish more in life.
  17. What Steve Jobs taught us. Entrepreneurial lessons from Steve Jobs.
  18. The secrets behind creativity. Hidden ways to unlock innovation.


11. Public speaking for politicians and presenters:

See the new self-training course titled “Public speaking for politicians and presenters” here below.

Click the image to open and download the PDF sales catalogue.

Public speaking catalogue ecover

Busines card for Pierre Du Plessis

Other Web Assets:
Ten year maintenance plans.
Finance for all property types.

See my credentials here: Credentials.

See my publications on SmashWords: Publications.

See my publications on Amazon: Publications

 Magician agent animate image

Believe in yourself footer cover

Dynamic leadership

Dynamic leadership header image

Learn the art of dynamic leadership

Leadership is art of leading a group of people to attain a certain goal. Without leadership qualities it is very difficult to write a big success story either in business or in politics. Progress of a country or success of a business depends on its leadership. This world is full of talented and hard-working humans. There are brave persons in every street or block of every colony. But if they don’t get a good leader they won’t be able to combine themselves into a dynamic force. Without a good leader the best of the businesses or the mightiest of the forces start crumbling. The history is replete with examples how the personality of a leader plays an important role in making or breaking an empire.

Good leaders are needed and respected in every field – politics, business, army, social reform movements etc. Great leaders are not born, they acquire greatness with total commitment to their purpose and by getting the support of others. Any sensible person can become a dynamic leader by cultivating a few qualities with diligence and persistence. Unless you develop these qualities you will find it very difficult to manage people and get ahead in any field.

DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP MEANS TO BE ENTHUSIASTIC

‘Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.’ These words of great American philosopher Emerson carry weight. Unlimited enthusiasm can give you unlimited success when it is focused and directed towards the aim of your life. People rarely want to follow a dull or unenthusiastic leader who is unable to arouse their feelings. An unenthusiastic leader is like a dark night that makes you take rest and sleep. How can such a person lead a group of people?

In fact enthusiasm is the biggest trait of a leader. See the speeches of the great leaders or very successful business executives they all are very enthusiastic person. Enthusiasm is actually a combination of several things: interest in the subject and the people, determination to achieve certain goals, self-confidence.

How to become a dynamic leader e-guide e-cover

Table of contents for “How to become a dynamic leader”:

1. Express your view of what you think your treatment of followers has on their reactions. To be completed by the top echelon circle of all senior managers in the organisation and their followers.
2. Self-rating. Express your view of what you think your leadership skills are. To be completed by the top echelon circle of all senior managers in the organisation and their followers.
3. Self-rate what you think about your personality traits to enhance the eleven most significant team leadership skills. To be completed by all managers, including the top circle of seniors.
4. Rate the eleven most significant team leadership skills of your direct superior, which are supposed to strengthen his/her execution of the eleven most significant team leadership principles. To be completed by all subordinates reporting to a superior.
5. The eleven team leadership principles
6. Appendix A: Interpretation of section 1 and section 2 results
7. The end

This is just one of many gifts for members. Who will like to guess the value of this one scientifically researched e-guide? Any guess must be somewhere above $70.00!

part-of-paid-benefits.gif

DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP MEANS TO MAINTAIN STRICT DISCIPLINE

What will happen if nature starts breaking the barriers of discipline. The planets will collide with one another. The whole universe will be totally disorganised and there won’t be any human civilisation on any planet. Strict discipline keeps the universe throbbing with life. Actually without swallowing the bitter pill of strict discipline it is hard to gain the respect of people. If you are really a big leader people may tolerate your habit of reaching late. They may wait for you for hours to have a glimpse of your great personality and ready to clap even for your late arrival. But late arrival of great leaders is also resented if it happens again and again.

DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP MEANS TO GET ADEQUATE STORE OF INFORMATION

Napoleon, one of the greatest warriors and conquerors in the history, was almost crazy for books. He ordered latest editions even in the battlefield. Amazing! His hunger for information became legendary. It is wisely said that knowledge is power. All successful managers, military generals and political leader always keep themselves informed. Without adequate information you can neither analyse the facts properly nor launch any rational operation.

Do your best to get as many facts from as many sources as possible. If your have information power on your side you can easily defeat a more powerful enemy or competitor. The richest person of the world till date John D. Rockefeller gave great priority to details. Alexander the Great spent a lot of time in getting right information and only then he launched his attacks. Akbar the great of India and Catherine the great of Russia always surrounded themselves with wise men – the men of knowledge. Meet any successful person today you will be surprised to know how well-informed that person is. Right information has always proved the biggest power and success tool of most of the great men and women.

DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP MEANS TO MANAGING YOUR ANGER

Anger not only makes enemies but also loses followers. You may be a very wise and pure-hearted person but if you have a habit of losing patience over trifles you will antagonise people. They will always pull your legs and run you down. You can imagine how difficult it will become for you to lead people to achieve your goals. And anger is not that bad in case it is under control and channelled towards the evils of the society. It is senseless and uncontrolled anger that is always immensely harmful. By willingness and constant practice you can learn the art of managing your anger. Repeat ‘OM’ ten times before allowing your anger to burst. Also visualise your anger to be melting down. This simple formula will help you to manage your anger.

DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP MEANS THAT CHARISMATIC PERSONALITY COUNTS

Charismatic leaders are more popular. Charisma mesmerises everybody as it generates hope in the power of a leader to do something for the public. Charisma is in fact an attractive personality and it can be developed. Many leaders get such a nice

upbringing and atmosphere from their parents that they get a good personality without making much efforts to develop it themselves. But there are others who work very hard to develop it. Prophet Mohammed, Guru Nanak, Napoleon, Mao, Mahatma Gandhi, Lenin, Bill Gates, Dhirubhai Ambani, all of them had to work very hard to inject the light of charisma in their personality.
To make your personality charismatic you need to take the following steps: 1.Have immovable self-confidence in you, 2.Keep all the facts to give you an air that you know all, 3.Surround yourself with capable persons, 4.Maintain an air of power with the help of money and material, 5.Give extra care to dress sense, 6.Be near the people and help them to solve problems.

DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP MEANS NOT TO BE TOO FRIENDLY

If you want to become a good leader you need to maintain a healthy distance from the people. Don’t be too friendly with anybody otherwise it may dampen your charisma. People have faith in their leader as they think their leader can do or achieve anything. Keep your problems to yourself. Never show the scars or injuries of your heart to your followers. They are not there to solve your personal problems but to take your help in solving their problems. If personal meeting is arranged advise the person to say everything in brief. Talk less and listen more.

DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP MEANS TO SHOW FOLLOWERS WHAT THEY WILL GAIN

Who wants to follow a person when there is no gain. A leader is a person who is capable enough to lead others to achieve a certain objective. A leader successfully convinces the people that he is the only one who can help them to solve their problems and lead them to success.

A leader understands people, knows their needs, arouses their hopes and shows them the right path, and above all he is willing to sacrifice his life for his followers. It is, therefore, necessary to tell the people what they will get if they keep faith in you. And you have to create confidence in them regarding your abilities. It sometimes takes years of efforts. You must be sincere and honest to them otherwise nobody is going to believe you. Prophet Mohammed and Mahatma Gandhi were recognised real leaders when they were past fifty. It took them decades of hard work and convincing before they were able to attract large number of followers.

DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP MEANS TO ADMIRE FOLLOWERS

Admire your followers often and they would love to follow you. Every person thinks that he is wise and does certain things in life which must be admired. Criticism dissuades and repels the people. Hard criticism may make them afraid for some time but secretly they start plotting against you and damage your winning potential. So give admiration whenever needed. But beware of flattery as it will lower your image and make the people suspect your objectives. A subtle dose of praising words, for a person or team who did a good job, is enough.

DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP MEANS TO BE ADEPT IN THE ART OF SPEAKING

The biggest and most effective tool of a leader is art of speaking. Good public speakers are equally praised by the people and the media. They make the people spellbound with their words. But the million-rupee question is how one can acquire the art. Some leaders become well-versed in this art by helpful and positive surroundings in a natural way. Others have to work very hard to master it. Everyone knows that the greatest leader of our country Mahatma Gandhi shivered to his bones whenever he got up to speak a few lines even before a small group of known persons. But with determination and constant practice he became one of the best speakers of the world. Follow these points diligently to become efficient in the art of speaking.

1. Get knowledge of the subject on which you want to speak. What will you say to your audience till you know what to say? Try to add some interesting information.

2. Practise your speech alone at your home before a mirror, before a small gathering of your family members and friends. (The great American leader Abraham Lincoln practised it by speaking loudly before the trees in the peaceful atmosphere of the jungle where he lived with his poor family.)

3. Your pronunciation should be good. You can acquire it by reading a newspaper loudly everyday. Take the help of a learned person if needed.

Source – About the Author: Anandrahi is helping young persons and businessmen become successful, especially in India and Asian countries.

Leadership development worldwide footer image

How to create a healthy organisation culture

Aim for work performance excellence-header-image

How to change an existing unhealthy organisation culture to a healthy organisation culture beneficial to growth of all stakeholders

Organisation culture and leadership:

Effective leadership cannot be achieved without strategic planning. One of the main purposes with effective leadership is to give direction for an organisation and one of the best tools to arrive at direction is strategic planning with the SWOT analysis. An effective performance management system cannot be achieved without strategic objectives. Higher human talent productivity cannot be achieved without an effective performance management system. Higher employee motivation cannot be achieved without effective team leadership.

Attracting the required human capital talent cannot be achieved without an effective recruitment system. An effective recruitment system must be adapted to cater for the strategically required organisation culture and team leadership.

A healthy organisation culture:

Organizations should strive for what is considered a “healthy” organizational culture in order to increase productivity, growth, efficiency and reduce counterproductive behaviour and turnover of employees. A variety of characteristics describe a healthy culture, including:

  • Acceptance and appreciation for diversity
  • Regard for and fair treatment of each employee as well as respect for each employee’s contribution to the company
  • Employee pride and enthusiasm for the organization and the work performed
  • Equal opportunity for each employee to realize their full potential within the company
  • Strong communication with all employees regarding policies and company issues
  • Strong company leaders with a strong sense of direction and purpose
  • Ability to compete in industry innovation and customer service, as well as price
  • Lower than average turnover rates (perpetuated by a healthy culture)
  • Investment in learning, training and employee knowledge
  • Additionally, performance oriented cultures have been shown to possess statistically better financial growth.
  • Such cultures possess high employee involvement, strong internal communications and an acceptance and encouragement of a healthy level of risk-taking in order to achieve innovation.
  • Additionally, organizational cultures that explicitly emphasize factors related to the demands placed on them by industry technology and growth will be better performers in their industries.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organizational_culture

How to change to a healthy organisation culture:

According to Kim Cameron, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, organisations wanting to improve culture to a healthy state, must strive to reach the following criteria:

1. Dominant characteristics:

1.1 The organization is a very special place. It is like an extended family. People seem to share a lot of themselves.
1.2 The organization is a very dynamic and entrepreneurial place. People are willing to stick their necks out and take risks.
1.3 The organization is very production oriented. A major concern is with getting the job done. People are very competitive and achievement oriented.
1.4 The organization is a very formalized and structured place. Bureaucratic procedures generally govern what people do.

2. Organizational leaders:

2.1 The leaders of the organization are generally considered to be mentors, facilitators or parent figures.
2.2 The leaders of the organization are generally considered to be entrepreneurs, innovators or risk takers.
2.3 The leaders of the organization are generally considered to be hard-drivers, producers or competitors.
2.4 The leaders of the organization are generally considered to be coordinators, organizers or efficiency experts.

3. Management of employees:

3.1 The management style in the organization is characterized by teamwork, consensus and participation.
3.2 The management style in the organization is characterized by individual risk-taking, innovation, flexibility and uniqueness.
3.3 The management style in the organization is characterized by hard-driving competitiveness, goal directedness and achievement.
3.4 The management style in the organization is characterized by careful monitoring of performance, longevity in position and predictability.

4. Organization glue:

4.1 The glue that holds the organization together is loyalty and mutual trust. Commitment to this organization runs high.
4.2 The glue that holds the organization together is orientation toward innovation and development. There is an emphasis on being on the cutting edge.
4.3 The glue that holds the organization together is the emphasis on production and goal accomplishment. Marketplace aggressiveness is a common theme.
4.4 The glue that holds the organization together is formal rules and policies. Maintaining a smooth running organization is important.

5. Strategic emphasis:

5.1 The organization emphasizes human development. High trust, openness and participation persist.
5.2 The organization emphasizes acquiring new resources and meeting new challenges. Trying new things and prospecting for new opportunities are valued.
5.3 The organization emphasizes competitive actions and achievement. Measurement targets and objectives are dominant.
5.4 The organization emphasizes permanence and stability. Efficient, smooth operations are important.

6. Criteria of success:

6.1 The organization defines success on the basis of development of human resources, teamwork and concern for people.
6.2 The organization defines success on the basis of having the most unique or the newest products. It is a product leader and innovator.
6.3 The organization defines success on the basis of market penetration and market share. Competitive market leadership is key.
6.4 The organization defines success on the basis of efficiency. Dependable delivery, smooth scheduling and low cost production are critical.

Source: In Thomas G. Cummings (Ed.) Handbook of Organizational Development, (pages 429-445) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing

Continuous incremental performance improvement:

Continuous incremental performance improvement of systems, processes, machines, equipment, products and services is achieved through continuous incremental improvement in knowledge, skills, competencies, experience, research, learning and transformation of innovative ideas into reality by human beings with their godly bestowed incredible brains.

The ways and methods we use to challenge, stimulate, motivate, communicate, influence and unlock the brain power of each other to make our surroundings, our organisations and our world a better place, are therefore of paramount importance for improved changes.

We gain continuous incremental improvement in knowledge, skills, competencies and capabilities through study and learning in the following ways:

1. Continuous education
2. Continuous coaching
3. Continuous training
4. Continuous mentoring
5. Continuous development efforts
6. Continuous implementation of new knowledge

The greatest challenge for organisations is to improve and utilize the power of human talent through the best tested research results and practices of team leadership.

Talent development refers to an organization’s ability to align strategic training and career opportunities for employees. Training can sometimes also be referred to as a tool for change management and improved organizational culture.

Teams become effective because they are allowed to and encouraged to become effective by an effective team leader.

Different prominent leaders in business and various industries say the biggest asset in their organisations is human capital.

One can get two different organisations in the same industry, making use of the same technology, machines, equipment and processes, yet the one can outperform another one due to the difference human beings can make to the end results.

At what level are your leadership growth?

My way of thinking:

Do I have a positive productivity?

Is the value that I give back to my organisation equal to or greater than my total cost to the organisation?

If one does not think in this way, one will not have the constant urge to improve oneself and things around oneself.

Let this be a wake-up call to all of us.

Primary and secondary style:

The primary leadership style is the one that shows instinctively, from deep-rooted belief systems about human behaviour. What comes out of your mouth can influence others negatively or positively; restrictively or encouraging; destructively or constructively. “My way or the highway”.
The secondary leadership style is the one where we fall back on, when the primary one fails miserably. It is what we have learned over time that can also sometimes works.

The challenge is to merge the two into one natural style, which can bring forth the best in our subordinates.

How to change:

We were not born with our habits, attitudes and self-images but we gradually developed them.

It is not like a hereditary trait or disease in the genes or cells. We can group habits, attitudes and self-images as psychological beliefs!

That is why it is possible to change them. Because of their psychological basis, we can change them by means of psychological methods such as new development goals, visualisation, imprinting and imagery.

Anyone can become a leader. All the characteristics and traits of leadership can be acquired through learning and practice.

Leadership is not synonymous with assertiveness, despotic behaviour or managerial position. Assertiveness is a good quality only if it can be backed up by respect. Respect stems from various sources as outlined lower down on this page.

Management is about doing things efficiently. Leadership is about doing things differently, in new ways, in better ways. Leadership is about lateral thinking, being innovative and creative.

Leadership is not limited to the top echelon in an organisation. Any person in an organisation, who can differentiate him or herself by being inventive, can be a leader. If you display inventiveness, others will follow your direction naturally out of respect.

Leadership does not follow lines of authority. More often than not, creativity stems from the floor level nearest to the processes and problems. Leadership is therefore by no means limited to the formal structure of supervisory and managerial positions.

The role of leadership can be earned in many ways, small or big. For instance, you can display leadership and earn respect from others in the following ways:

– Expert or superior knowledge about a subject or something
– Excellence in execution of tasks
– Positive attitude, high morale
– High ethical values and codes of conduct
– Good human relations
– Streamlining paper work, production, methods, your use of time
– Being innovative or creative

Innovativeness usually results in bigger leaps with more benefits and profits. It can therefore be most profitable for an employer to cultivate, encourage and support the development of creativity and risk taking in all employees.

Therefore, the most important quality to develop and the fastest way in order to become a leader, is through creativity. To improve leadership further, one must be able to induce innovativeness and creativity in subordinates.

Definition of the core function of a team leader:

A team leader has a twofold responsibility.

The first responsibility is task oriented in the form of providing a proper performance management system, which will give subordinates focus and direction, to encourage them psychologically to excel and be more productive in the tasks they are supposed to perform, in support of the organisation strategic plan.

The second responsibility is people oriented in the form of providing a psychological environment, which can inspire subordinates to higher innovation and creativity with the tasks they are supposed to perform.
In short, there is a twofold responsibility on a team leader to design and provide a psychological infrastructure, conducive for breeding all-round improvements, wherein subordinates can thrive and pleasurably deliver their best efforts.

People in positions of authority have an obligation to provide a psychological platform or framework, which is in favour of the best interest of the organisation.
“Share knowledge with wisdom”.

Here are a few other excellent articles on work performance excellence:

https://missouribusiness.net/article/smart-criteria-performance-excellence/
http://go.dynamicachievement.com/blog/six-key-characteristics-of-a-culture-of-excellence
https://cuberules.com/2010/02/04/why-you-should-strive-for-excellence-at-work-not-perfection/
https://www.thebalancecareers.com/inspirational-quotes-for-work-about-excellence-1918440

An influential woman footer image

Why South Africa is on a path of economic renewal

Skills growth header imahe

South Africa is on a path of economic renewal

Written by Cyril Ramaphosa, President, South Africa – 24 Jan 2019

This article is part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

This year, South Africa will celebrate 25 years of democracy, hold its sixth democratic national election and accelerate the process of economic revival and growth.

Over the last quarter century, the country has made remarkable progress in expanding opportunities for its people, most of whom still live with the effects of the apartheid system. Millions of poor South Africans have been provided with houses, social support, electricity and water. The black middle-class has grown significantly and access to healthcare and education have been expanded.

However, over the last decade, growth has been slow, progress in several areas has stalled and corruption has undermined key public institutions and state-owned enterprises. More South Africans are employed than ever before, yet our levels of inequality remain amongst the highest in the world.

In the last year, we have taken firm measures to correct this. As a result, the country is now emerging from a period of economic stagnation and political uncertainty and has entered a new era of renewal in support of our growth ambitions.

We have a firm foundation on which to build. South Africa’s high level of industrialisation, our position as a key manufacturing hub and services destination on the African continent, our strong financial sector are key drawcards for investors.

Furthermore, we are one of the most technologically resourced countries in Africa. We consistently rank highly in terms of internet bandwidth capacity and broadband penetration and have some of the highest mobile phone subscription rates on the continent.

Whether it is in mining, manufacturing, agriculture, clothing and textiles, services, tourism or the ocean economy, South Africa’s economy is as diverse as it is sophisticated. It is our ambition to diversify our export basket further and move towards higher productivity and enhanced global competitiveness.

We are aware of the critical policy missteps that led our economy to flounder and the effect that corruption and political patronage has had on public confidence.

But the political and economic landscape of South Africa has vastly improved. A year ago I laid out ambitious plans to turn our economy around, restore business confidence, deal decisively with corruption, and get our people working again.

We have registered significant gains. As part of an ambitious drive to raise $100 billion in new investment in five years, I appointed four investment envoys and assembled a specialised team to mobilise and facilitate investment. Just a few months into this journey, commitments of more than $6 billion show investors have confidence in the range of reform measures we have put in place.

Government is working with the local and international business community, labour, civil society and other stakeholders to drive our economic recovery. These social partners have also agreed on a range of actions to create new jobs and protect existing ones.

We promised to restore good governance, deal with corruption and restore faith in our public institutions. Commissions of inquiry have been established to investigate the capture of government institutions and key state-owned entities by private interests. We have appointed new boards and executives to these entities and begun steering their recovery in earnest.

Efforts to introduce a new era of accountability are taking hold. The state revenue service, a vital cog in the economy, is being stabilised. Confidence in the criminal justice system is also being restored through the appointment of new leadership teams.

We have made important headway in addressing policy uncertainty and inconsistency. Through consultation with all stakeholders, we have revised the country’s mining policy, balancing the need for growth with the need for transformation of the industry. After years of delay, a plan outlining our country’s energy mix until 2050 is finally on the table.

We have begun a process to pave the way for faster and more sustainable land reform – vital to provide policy certainty and predictability and to support the stable growth of our economy. This ongoing dialogue between different sectors of our society has the potential to forge a comprehensive, sustainable solution to an issue that has divided our nation for centuries.

We are committed to pursuing these economic and political reforms necessary to restore the confidence of our citizens as well as domestic and international investors.

As political turmoil plagues the globe, South Africa once again stands out as a beacon of hope and co-operation in a new world order. All nations’ economic destinies remain intertwined and as a bridge between the developing and developed world, South Africa offers a rejuvenated vision for a future of shared prosperity.

Source: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/01/south-africa-continues-on-a-path-of-economic-renewal

This seemingly good message of hope displayed above, must be re-evaluated by comparing it to the reality in 2020/21. It will be almost impossible to rectify the huge scale of incompetency build-up throughout all Government entities and levels. It will need a “Superman” or a few of them, not even to speak of the huge build-up to a culture of corruption!

So far, no senior head has yet rolled and that has nothing to do with the previous dispensation before 1994.

See the true reality for the past 25 years on this page.

Results oriented footer image

 

Changing organisation culture

Skills growth header imahe

How to change organisation culture

Seven ways to impact, enhance or change organization culture

As a young employee I was transferred to work in an office tower in downtown San Francisco. I wasn’t the only person to arrive in this new office space – the group had changed significantly due to reorganization and many of us were working together for the first time.

My boss, the Marketing Manager, asked me to help him with some unusual projects. First, I organized an ugly tie contest. Next, we created a puzzle where everyone told me their fantasy identity (who they would be if they could be anyone) and I created a quiz. People had several days to try to figure out who was who. This culminated in a party and the revealing of all the secret identities (and prizes for those who had done the best guessing).

Along with many other events, we eventually instituted the first casual Friday in this company (hey, this was 1987).

At the time I knew what was happening and why it was important to the development of the culture in this organization. But I didn’t understand it the way I do now.

For a whole variety of reasons, organizational culture is important to the health or viability of any organization.

It is one thing to know something is important. It is another thing entirely to know what to do about it. This article will give you some specific things you can do to act on the importance of your organizational culture.

1. Get help.

Wherever you sit in the organizational structure or hierarchy you can impact organizational culture in a positive (or negative, but why would you want to do that?) way. Admittedly, if you are in a position of leadership, it might be easier, but we can all have an impact. But we can’t do it alone. Form a team of like-minded, interested and enthusiastic people, and get them on board with developing and enhancing your culture.

2. Get a vision.

Get your team to discuss the current culture. Define the parts of the culture that are already great and need to be supported. And honestly determine where the culture could use some polishing. Then create a vision of the culture you want to create, taking into account the entire current picture –the warts and the beauty marks.

3. Get strategic.

Your team will recognize that this is important – you’ve picked people who already understand that and you have developed a deeper understanding as you created a vision of a desired future culture. Help everyone understand – the team and organizational leadership – that this isn’t a band-aid, quick fix; but an ongoing, strategic intention to build a more attractive culture that fits the needs of the organization.

4. Get people excited.

Chances are your culture team will be excited. If not, get them excited! Help the team recognize that not everyone else in the organization is going to think that these efforts are worthwhile immediately. Remember that enthusiasm is contagious. Do what you can to keep the enthusiasm of your team high. If their excitement falters, remind them of the vision they created to re-invigorate them.

5. Get a champion.

That person may be you, or it may be someone else on the team. In my case, I took on an alter ego of the “fun phantom.” While a moniker might not be necessary, a point person, whether anonymous or not, is important. Culture change is like any other change – it requires champions. The champion needs to be someone who is passionate about creating the new culture. As in my case, this might be a perfect role for a young energetic person, but don’t assign the role. The best champions will rise up and “select” themselves.

6. Get started.

Yes, I have listed the first five suggestions in a chronological order. But that doesn’t mean you can’t so something today, as soon as you finish reading this article or right now. You already know some things that need to change in your culture, so role model one of them starting immediately. Maybe your first step is to invite a couple people to lunch that you think might want to be on your team. Whatever your first step is, do it.

7. Get momentum on your side.

Any change will have a greater chance of success with momentum. Don’t form your team today if you don’t think you’ll be able to get them going quickly. Don’t think of this something that can be done in a couple of weeks. A single event that you hope will permanently change the culture, won’t. In fact, it might have the opposite effect entirely. Get started but be committed to building momentum and staying with it. It will be one of the most rewarding efforts you and your team will ever engage in.

I haven’t given you specific cultural events to try. Why? Because I don’t know what kind of changes you want to create. In my case we were trying to create higher levels of camaraderie and more fun in the workplace. You may have that and may want to enhance your culture in completely different ways. You and your team will figure out what to do. This list is meant to help you figure those things out for yourselves.

These seven things are by no means a complete list – but they are a great place to start. And getting started is the most important next step of all.

Seven reasons for a strong organization culture

Many of us spend more time with those we work with than our families. For us to be content and fulfilled people, that time must be valuable and satisfying.

We want to be engaged in our work. We yearn for work that is enjoyable, meaningful and engaging. When we are engaged we are safer on the job, more productive and more willing and able to delight customers.

It is for these basic reasons that organizational culture matters. It is the right thing for an organization to do – to think about the work environment, working relationships and “how we do things here.”

Focusing on building and sustaining an organizational culture is one way of showing that people are the organization’s most valuable asset.

There are of course many other bottom line business reasons to focus on and build organizational culture. Here are seven of those reasons.

1. A strong culture attracts talent.

Your organizational culture is part of the package that prospective employees look at when assessing your organization. Gone are the days of selecting the person you want from a large eager pool. The talent market is tighter and those looking for a new organization are more selective than ever. The best people want more than a salary and good benefits. They want an environment they can enjoy and succeed in.

2. A strong culture is a talent retainer.

How likely are people to stay if they have other options and don’t love where they are? Your organizational culture is a key component of a person’s desire to stay.

3. A strong culture engages people.

People want to be engaged in their work. According to a Gallup survey at least 22 million American workers are extremely negative or “actively disengaged” – this loss of productivity is estimated to be worth between $250 and $300 billion annually. Your culture can engage people. Engagement creates greater productivity, which can impact profitability. Need I say more?

4. A strong culture creates energy and momentum.

Build a culture that is vibrant and allows people to be valued and express themselves and you will create a very real energy. That positive energy will permeate the organization and create a new momentum for success. Energy is contagious and will build on itself, reinforcing the culture and the attractiveness of the organization.

5. A strong culture changes the view of “work.”

Most people have a negative connotation of the word work. Work equals drudgery, 9-5, “the salt mine.” When you create a culture that is attractive, people’s view of “going to work” will change. Would you rather see work as drudgery or a joy? Which do you think your employees would prefer? Which will lead to the best results?

6. A strong culture creates greater synergy.

A strong culture brings people together. When people have the opportunity to (and are expected to) communicate and get to know each other better, they will find new connections. These connections will lead to new ideas and greater productivity – in other words, you will be creating synergy. Literally, 1 + 1 + right culture = more than 10. How is that for leverage?

7. A strong culture makes everyone more successful.

Any one of the other six reasons should be reason enough to focus on organizational culture. But the bottom line is that an investment of time, talent and focus on organizational culture will give you all of the above benefits. Not only is creating a better culture a good thing to do for the human capital in the business, it makes good business sense too.

Hopefully this article has helped you see that time spent enhancing your organizational culture will be time wisely invested. Regardless of your current culture, it is never too late to enhance it and to begin creating the benefits described above.

For rapid change of organisation culture to one of work performance excellence, see our home page.

What are you waiting for?

See how to change an organisation culture to a healthy culture on this page:

How to create a healthy organisation culture

Results oriented footer image

How to think bigger

How to think bigger header image

How to start thinking bigger

How to think bigger before it becomes too late in life e-guide e-cover

Backside of how to think bigger e-guide e-cover

“How to think bigger before it becomes too late in life”

Table of Contents (39 pages):

Change the way you think and put big change in your pocket
If you can dream it you can achieve it
5 Keys to build confidence and destroy fear
The power of belief
Tips for developing the power of belief
How to get big results by believing big
How to think as big as you really are
Positive thinking and your creative mind – 7 steps to success
Thinking positively
Stay humble and grow big!
The dangers of thinking too big and too broad
“Enlightenment” – your 7 days program to positive thinking
Free products for buyers of this book
1. Title “Think bigger by aiming higher”
2. Title “The magic of thinking really big in the Internet era”
3. Title “Abundant thinking to achieve the rich dad mindset”
End

Change the way you think and put big change in your pocket

Change is a very powerful word in this 21st century society, but many people are afraid to change. The word change in the dictionary simply means ‘to become different, or to make something or somebody different’.
My intention with this article is to present to the reader that change is good and positive and something not to be afraid of, especially when it comes to increasing your wealth. Many of us desire and dream that we could one day be wealthy and financially free.

Change is a very powerful word in this 21st century society, but many people are afraid to change. The word change in the dictionary simply means ‘to become different, or to make something or somebody different’.
My intention with this article is to present to the reader that change is good and positive and something not to be afraid of, especially when it comes to increasing your wealth. Many of us desire and dream that we could one day be wealthy and financially free, never having to worry about finance again, so that things would be different, and ultimately, that things would change.

Change confronts us all with a choice – the choice to make a change or remain the same. Now I know that none of us really want our finances to remain the same, otherwise things like Lotto would go broke, so what type of change am I thinking?

Have you heard of Online Businesses, or Internet Marketing? There are many people around the world developing new and exciting businesses online, and are changing their lives from relying on their weekly pay cheque, to having cheques consistently week after week after week, all year round and year after year, being delivered to their mailbox, simply because they started and developed an online business.

Like any business it takes blood, sweat and tears before you can sit back and reap the rewards, but being determined to change your finances forever is the first goal you must keep in the forefront of your thoughts and your actions. Just as every person is different, so is every Internet business opportunity, but the opportunity is there none the less, and the opportunity is there to bring change.

Online businesses are not acceptable and designed for everyone, just as not everyone is suited to working from home with an online business. But if you’re a little bit fed up with working for the man, and earning money for Uncle Sam, and finding that week after week your money is going out more than it is coming in, then maybe it is time for a change – a Big Change.

I sincerely recommend investigating and researching the opportunities that are available in the Online Business world, for as sure as the sun is ready to set tomorrow, tomorrow will come with or without change, so why don’t we take the plunge and prepare for change today, and make a definite and determined change to your pocket tomorrow.

Understand that it is acceptable to examine the opportunities that are available, and there are many of them, but at some point you are going to have to take the plunge and jump in and get started, or walk away from the pool of online potential and resources, and remain a slave to your daytime job forever.

Once you have decided on a suitable Internet business, give it every opportunity to grow. Look at your new business like a young plant needing to grow roots, and by giving it time to establish its potential of providing much fruit, you will eventually benefit enormously year after year, in season and out of season.

The finance that comes in from successful online businesses is called residual income, which just keeps on coming year in and year out, just like the fruit of a tree, except your business will bear fruit all year round.
Remember, it is OK to dip your toe in the water and check the temperature, but at some time you will have to develop the confidence to go for it and get wet.

A decision to change today will bring positive change tomorrow, and change tomorrow will significantly bring an abundance of Change to your pocket in the not too distant future.

If you can dream it you can achieve it

Impossible is just a word.

Make dreams come true image

Everyone, at some point of his or her life, has dreamed of being somebody special, somebody big. Who hasn’t fantasized about being the one who hits the game-winning homer? Who hasn’t dreamed of being the homecoming queen? And how many times have we dreamed of being rich, or successful, or happy with our relationships?

Often, we dream big dreams and have great aspirations. Unfortunately, our dreams remain just that – dreams. And our aspirations easily collect dust in our attic.

This is a sad turn of events in our life. Instead of experiencing exciting adventures in self-actualization, we get caught up in the humdrum of living from day-to-day just barely existing.

But you know what? Life could be so much better, if only we learned to aim higher.

The most common problem to setting goals is the word impossible. Most people get hung up thinking I can’t do this. It’s too hard. It’s too impossible. No one can do this.

However, if everyone thought that, there would be no inventions, no innovations, and no breakthroughs in human accomplishment.
Remember that scientists were baffled when they took a look at the humble bumblebee. Theoretically, they said, it was impossible for the bumblebee to fly. Unfortunately for the bumble, bee no one has told it so. So fly it does.

On the other hand, some people suffer from dreaming totally outrageous dreams and not acting on them. The result? Broken dreams, and tattered aspirations.

If you limit yourself with self-doubt, and self-limiting assumptions, you will never be able to break past what you deem impossible. If you reach too far out into the sky without working towards your goal, you will find yourself clinging on to the impossible dream.

Try this exercise. Take a piece of paper and write down some goals in your life. Under one header, list down things ‘you know you can do’. Under another header, write the things ‘you might be able to do.’ And under one more, list the things that that are ‘impossible for you to do.’

Now look at all the headers strive every day to accomplish the goals that are under things ‘you know you can do’. Check them when you are able to accomplish them. As you slowly are able to check all of your goals under that heading, try accomplishing the goals under the other header-the one that reads ‘you might be able to do.’

As of the items you wrote under things I could do are accomplished, you can move the goals that are under things that are ‘impossible for you to do’ to the list of things ‘you might be able to do.’

As you iterate through this process, you will find out that the goals you thought were impossible become easier to accomplish. And the impossible begin to seem possible after all.

You see, the technique here is not to limit your imagination. It is to aim high, and start working towards that goal little by little. However, it also is unwise to set a goal that is truly unrealistic.

Those who just dream towards a goal without working hard end up disappointed and disillusioned. On the other hand, if you told someone a hundred years ago that it was possible for man to be on the moon, they would laugh at you. If you had told them that you could send mail from here to the other side of the world in a few seconds, they would say you were out of your mind. But, through sheer desire and perseverance, these impossible dreams are now realities.

Thomas Edison once said that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Nothing could be truer. For one to accomplish his or her dreams, there has to be had work and discipline. But take note that that 1% has to be a think-big dream, and not some easily accomplished one. Ask any gym rat and he or she will tell you that there can be no gains unless you are put out of your comfort zone. Remember the saying, “No pain, and no gain”? That is as true as it can be.

So dream on, friend! Don’t get caught up with your perceived limitations. Think big and work hard to attain those dreams. As you step up the ladder of progress, you will just about find out that the impossible has just become a little bit more possible.

Never lose hope image

Title “Think bigger by aiming higher”:

Thinking bigger by aiming higher e-guide e-cover

Table Of Contents (29 pages):

Foreword
Chapter 1: The Truth Behind Goal Achievement
Chapter 2: Identifying Goals
Chapter 3: How To Clearly Define Goals
Chapter 4: Align Your Goals With Your Beliefs
Chapter 5: How To Commit To Goals
Chapter 6: Get Others On board With Your Goals
Chapter 7: Make Sure To Set Start And Stop Times
Chapter 8: Visualize Your Goals
Chapter 9: Take Action
Chapter 10: What Can Happen If You Don’t Meet Goals
Wrapping Up

Title “The magic of thinking really big in the Internet era”:

The magic of thinking really big in the Internet era e-guide e-cover

Table of contents (73 pages):

Foreword
Chapter 1: Obtaining Information—Then and Now
Chapter 2: All You Need Is Out There
Chapter 3: Getting Information Off the Internet
Chapter 4: Knowing What the Experts Know
Chapter 5: Knowledge Marketing—The New Online Phenomenon
Chapter 6: How to Get Information That Is Not Easily Accessible
Chapter 7: Give What You Receive—Spread Knowledge Yourself
Wrapping Up

Title “Abundant thinking to achieve the rich dad mindset”:

Abundant thinking to achieve the rich dad mindset e-guide e-cover

Table of contents (19 pages):

Legal Disclaimers & Notices
Contents
Introduction
The Law of Abundance
What Is Abundant Thinking?
How to be An Abundant Thinker
How to Be a Rich Dad
The Alternatives to Abundant Thinking
Conclusion

“Who else wants to have the ability to create, build and obtain anything you want in life by using the ability to think really, really big!” Learn how to utilize the unlimited powers of your powerful mind by learning about the magic of thinking really, really big in the 21st century’s Internet age!

Aren’t you sick of mediocrity?

I mean, come on! Living a sub-par life… being content with low pay, poor motivation and a lack of dreams – it’s a recipe for creating a human zombie if you ask me. Believe me, if you think what I’m talking here is ‘alien talk’, then you are missing the point.

Humans are never created to be content mediocrity in mind – because we are all destined for greatness. We are all designed to do big things!

But this is not the case with people.

We all are living testaments of self-fulfilling prophecies and that is why our lives often do not reflect the glory that we are meant to have! “People fail on many levels because they have a poisonous mind set!”

Let’s be truly honest with ourselves, here…

If you are not rich, energetic and enjoying the life that you’re supposed to enjoy, then you are selling yourself short! But that is because of the way you are thinking.

A good tree will bear forth good fruit. Likewise, the result in our lives is the result of our thinking. Our minds are like the roots and when you have a good ‘root’ you will have a good fruit in life.

The rottenness in people’s thinking leaves festering problems throughout their lives and it affects their income, their relationships, their careers, their spiritual state… nothing works when the mind is thinking small!

Do you face the following problems in your own life?
– Why is it that no matter how hard you work, you only accomplish ‘this’ much?
– Why are you having constant arguments with other people?
– No matter how much you save, it is only a pittance?
– Business ventures seem to fail as soon as they start?
– Lack of goals, not knowing how to build a good life in the next 5 years?

No wonder people do not succeed in life! They are thinking like a loser! Their goals are really small compared to what they are capable of.
Make no mistake about it. “The fact that their mind set is undeniably wired for failure, it is a sure sign that they will have a hard time succeeding in anything because their minds will always work against them!”

It is time to get straight down to the source. There is this saying that goes – “As a man thinketh – so is he…”

Think small and you will get small results.

However, there is another problem when it comes to thinking big… it is the problem of our subconscious mind!

Our minds are so wired for failure that for every ‘Yes’ we hear from others, we hear another 17 ‘No’s’. It is a really sad fact for life that even when we want to excel, people will hold us back and we’ll often go back to square one.

The thinking of mediocrity is often reinforced by dead beat friends, old parents (who are set in their ways of thinking), negative media and all kinds of things that lowers the consciousness of others. Now that you are aware of these negative forces, we must make a change in our lives. That is why this will be really valuable to you.

Behold…

“What if you had the exact tools you’ll ever need to rewire your brain and get any result you want in life? Will this change your future?” Imagine… if you have everything you’ll ever need to jump-start your understanding on this important subject.

These books will give you the Immunity of the ‘small’ thinking of others.
These books will arm you to the teeth and help you to build strength.
These “life guides” will help you to dream big and unlock all your potential once you are done with it. I know it will work for you.

I know it will work for you because I’ve walked down this road with a failure mind set before. My small thinking got me nowhere and I do not desire anyone to go down this lonely path that I had walked.

Time is running short. You have only about 80 years to live on this earth (God willing…) Are you going to squander it by living small? Living a mediocre life?

Or are you ready to take life by the hand and become the star you were meant to be? This may be your last chance! Behold…

“Introducing… The magic of thinking really, really big in the Internet era!”

This powerful personal development encyclopaedia is really essential for people from all over the world. With this powerful tools at your disposal, you will not lack a single thing when it comes to understanding the intricate secrets of the way the mind works.

To whom are these books suitable for?
– Business owners
– Internet marketers
– Network marketers
– Life coaches
– Personal development enthusiasts
– Self-improvement bloggers
– Web publishers
– Writers and content creators

In these books, you will learn:

  • All about the basics of thinking BIG. You don’t want to think like a loser – you want to be able to live big and earn big. That is why it is important to use these books and rewire your success blueprint!
  • How marketing in the 21st century has changed drastically and not think as though we are in the industrial age!
  • Learn why people are getting rich fast and taking advantage of the Internet to turn their dreams into reality.
  • Don’t limit yourself to traditional ways of thinking.
  • The techniques on how to create all the happiness you have ever dreamed of.
  • Creative methods when it comes to finding ways to improve your life.
  • Change your environment. Remove people that are holding you back and learn how to be immune to negative thinking!
  • Find out how you can master the relationships around you and empower others.
  • Powerful tips and strategies on spending and saving money, managing your wealth effectively and how to overcome any other problems that may arise!
  • The most critical thing you must change if you want to be in total control of yourself!

“Why it is very important for you to invest in these books right now…”

  • What’s really important now is NOT the pittance you’ll invest in these books but how much you’ll LOSE OUT if you don’t!
  • Understand that time and tide waits for no man (or woman).
  • Don’t let whatever considerations stand in the way between you and your success.
  • You see, how much longer most people learn the HARD WAY before investing in themselves?
  • Think about how much money you can earn if you really applied the strategies in these books. You could be making hundreds or even thousands of dollars in a short period of time.
  • I cannot even begin to imagine someone who would lose this – it’s just scary! Thankfully, you are a sharp person… otherwise these things will not resonate with you.
  • These books could be the most important books you will ever read in your career. Make no mistake about it because if you do not equip yourself with the right knowledge, you will get into a LOT of trouble and waste tons of money (even more than the price of these books by 10 to a hundred times, in fact!)

Get this entire package… it’s yours for only $67.00.

Finally, the ultimate guides to changing your life forever… “Get your hands on the ultimate guides for life improvement through thinking bigger and let its magic change your life forever!”

Discover how ordinary people can live extraordinary lives through the law of thinking bigger! Personal development has always been the key to unlocking a person’s true potential. It allows you to tap into the powers inside of you that you would never have imagined exist.

Look at how great people like Tony Robbins have changed the lives of millions? It’s because he understood the true power of personal development, that why he was able to change his life and millions of others for the better.

Here’s the cold, hard fact: 99% of the world are settling for less than what they are truly capable of!

Ask yourself, have you ever faced any of these problems in your life?

  • You are not living life at your highest standard
  • You are totally lost and confused to where you want to go in life
  • You suffer in the areas of health, wealth and relationships

Well, you are not alone. I’ve once walked down this lost path and I told myself that I would do whatever it takes to help others succeed in if I were to find my way.

Today, I’ve finally discovered the secret powers of personal development and how it changed my life, and I’m going to share them with you today.

The keys to aiming higher and achieving bigger goals in life to realize your full potential.

Here’s an overview of this guide to thinking bigger:

  • This encyclopaedia of thinking bigger, will empower you with the tools you need to bring your life to the next level.
  • It will contain various components which will help you to excel in areas such as your mind, body and spirit.
  • Also, the content in this guide has many gems of wisdom which will help you improve your health, wealth and happiness in relationships.

Let me shed some light on some things that may be on your mind:

  • Will this help me change my life for the better? Short answer: Absolutely! The ideas and words of wisdom from this thinking bigger manual will help you to change your life and empower you in ways like never before!
  • Will I be able to understand and apply the content in this guide easily? Most definitely! Everything has been laid out methodically so that anyone can benefit from it!
  • Wow, this is too good to be true! Will this cost me a bomb? Here’s the good news. I want everybody to be able to have access to these great thinking bigger content because I knew what it was like, struggling hard to succeed in my life.

Now that I’ve made it, I want this ultimate e-guide package of four to “jump start” your success in your personal development journey regardless of your circumstances.

If you’re still sitting on the fence, here’s 5 great reasons to invest in these guides to thinking bigger:

  • The ideas you learn in this books can help you succeed in all areas of life and easily cover the cost of this book.
  • Your peers would start to notice the difference within you.
  • You will start to feel better and confident in life.
  • Difficult tasks suddenly become much easier.
  • Your friends would be begging you to share your secrets to success in life!

So how much will this cost you? REAL WORLD VALUE = $97! Pay only $67.00 today.

But hey, like I said. I want everybody to be able to afford these amazing guides to thinking bigger – because the value it provides is literally mind blowing!

So, I’ve decided to lower the costs of this product package. Hurry! This offer of $67.00 is only up for the next 50 fast action takers! We don’t want you to miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Remember, it is not how much you stand to gain, but how much you stand to lose out by not taking action.

If you’re sick of others telling you that you can’t achieve better success in your life, it is high time you show the world who is boss!

Pay only $67.00 through the secure servers of PayPal.

PayPal buy button

part-of-paid-benefits.gif

How to think bigger footer image

Planning a new business start-up

Business plan header image

Required planning for a new business start-up

The importance of planning ahead for a new business start-up.

Although owning your own business may be the best thing you ever did, it can have serious drawbacks, when you first start out. People often have unrealistic ideas and expectations about running their own business, thinking that it’s going to provide them a six figure income right from start, especially those who buy into a franchise or established retail business or those who join online affiliate programs.

When they see that they aren’t earning as much as they thought they would, they begin to worry that they have made a mistake or that they have been scammed and start worrying about their income and how they are going to pay the bills. Making a business plan in advance solves a great deal of the stresses that are involved when you start building your business.

The reason many new business owners have trouble making money is because they fail to plan for the days that are going to yield less income. It can take a new business on average anywhere from 3-5 years to start turning a decent profit. This is true even of franchises since the early days will involve more income going to the corporation than the owner. You have to make sure that you have a proper business plan for that.

How can you plan for the early days of low income? For one thing you can make sure that you save more money before you invest in a business so that you have enough cash for your living expenses until you start earning a profit from your business. If you are leaving a position with another company to start your own business and are entitled to any kind of severance package put those aside in a special account in case you need them to assist with personal expenses until your business is profitable enough to operate on its own.

One option that many people do not even know exists is that of a loan for operating capital. The business owner can borrow money to see him through until the business becomes self-supporting. Often those who know of this option fail to utilize it properly by setting their goals too high or being over-confident about the time frame for their success, and end up having to return to the bank for more operating capital. This should be a part of your business plan, and in order to make sure that you have set realistic goals for yourself you should sit down with a financial adviser or accountant to ensure that your business plans includes realistic goals for income generation.

Making sure you have all of the working capital you need before you open your business can save you hours of worry and also save you from having to prepare another business plan when you require additional funds.
Starting a new business requires more than just a good idea!

Once you’ve done this, you will realize the significance of unsecured start-up funding. Rarely does an individual have the savings or personal resources to put a business plan into action completely on their own. Often, even when one thinks this is the case, deeper development and planning dissuades this initial thought.

Small business funding can be a rather involved subject, filling shelves upon shelves of books at libraries and bookstores. The truth is though, you don’t need a how-to book to get good funding. You simply need a good lender. Being able to determine once is what really counts.

An unsecured small business start-up loan gives you the start-up funding you need, but getting a start-up business loan can sometimes be more difficult than it seems. Most lenders today require collateral for small or large start up business loans, but collateral may be something you have never thought of before. When you obtained a mortgage, your home served as the collateral. When you got a car, the vehicle was the collateral. But when you’re seeking a new business loan, you probably don’t have the commercial collateral you need yet. Your only option then is to offer your personal assets as security for the loan – which is a risk you understandably may be hesitant about.

Collateral is often the biggest obstacle to the prospective business owner. Not only does a new business not yet have any commercial collateral to provide; but it is asking a lot for an entrepreneur to put his hard earned personal assets at risk in order to start a new business venture. Yet, without collateral, getting an unsecured business loan can sometimes seem impossible.

The good news is, though rare, some companies have specialized programs for exactly this scenario. An unsecured business start-up loan can get a new business owner the funding he needs to cover initial business costs, without having to provide collateral and place his or her assets risk. With this type of financing plan, the lender utilizes something the borrower has worked hard for and should be able to take advantage of – his good credit. With this approach, the lender can still an unsecured business start-up loan at great rates and with a variety of programs.

The small business loan application process can also be made difficult by the imposition of restrictions on how the loan proceeds can be used. This takes away the borrower’s freedom to use the funds as he or she may have seen fit. You can escape these hassles by using an online application for an unsecured small business loan.

Today, web lenders offer a new window of opportunity for small businesses and individuals that need a fast start up loan approval process. Time is money! Lenders now offer cash in as little as 72 hours, with no tax forms, no business plans, and no collateral! Such lenders offer the straightest line to unsecured business loan funding, at great rates. In the modern world, financial products as efficient and dynamic as the business world must be available.

Applying for an unsecured small business loan is easy, all the business owner need to do is just go on line and submit their loan details. Then the lenders will refer back to you with the loan decision in a few days.

GETTING GUIDANCE FOR YOUR NEW BUSINESS IDEA:

Many people dream of leaving their nine-to-five jobs and going into business for themselves, but very few actually understand how to start or sustain a profitable E-Biz. In a traditional job, you can always approach a supervisor or co-worker with questions about how to execute a project better, perform a task more efficiently, or handle a particular situation. However, once you venture into business on your own, you’re literally on your own – and that’s a very frightening place for most people. That’s why, when starting your own business, it’s imperative that you get guidance from the get-go.

One does not have to go it alone. If you don’t have a support system in place, or any clear sense of direction, it’s easy to grow frustrated or scared, and retreat to your comfort zone without achieving the independence you dream of. A reputable business coach can teach you the best start-up practices and help you implement winning business strategies. Another option is to join an online forum, where you can present your questions to other E-Biz owners who bring to the table the seasoned advice of those who’ve already achieved e-commerce success.

Most new E-Biz owners face exactly the same issues and challenges – and they’re a whole lot easier to handle when you have someone helping you, who’s already faced them successfully.

UNDERSTAND THE PITFALLS OF A NEW BUSINESS START-UP:

Having mentored thousands of new entrepreneurs, Jenkins sees the two most common problems they confront on a regular basis as determining correct priorities and overcoming what he calls “paralysis by analysis.”

1. To run your business effectively, you have to organize your priorities. The difference between a successful E-Biz and a failed E-Biz is often determined by where you spend the bulk of your efforts and energy. As a new entrepreneur, you have limited time and funds. Spending too much of either on peripheral matters means you’re neglecting your core concerns. 
It’s easy to waste tremendous amounts of time trying to learn the ins and outs that are necessary to manage your business, but that don’t really generate a profit in the long run. In an online business you should have a three-fold focus:

• finding the right products
• driving targeted traffic
• converting that traffic into sales

That’s it. All other issues are secondary – you have to deal with them in your day-to-day operations, but don’t lose sight of the big picture.

2. Another common problem with e-commerce newcomers is that they tend to over-analyse every scenario and develop “paralysis by analysis.” When you don’t have all the answers, or aren’t certain of your next move, it’s easy to just sit back and procrastinate. But making excuses or putting things off will cripple your ability to do even the most fundamental things to grow your business. It’s important to deal with the business aspect of things in a timely manner. You need to treat your Internet business like a real business – time is money, and you can’t waste it being indecisive.

Launching your own E-Biz may seem like an intimidating prospect; but you largely improve your chances of a positive outcome when you find experienced, knowledgeable mentors to help you get started right. States Jenkins, “Starting a venture is always a risk. But you can greatly facilitate your own success by seeking out qualified support to help you find your focus and keep your business moving forward in the right direction.”

TOP TIPS FOR STARTING YOUR NEW BUSINESS:

Prices are going up, up, up and just about everybody is needing a little extra cash these days. This is probably the best time ever for you to own your own small business.

Now before you start thinking you’ll have to get a bank loan, remember that you can own a small home-based business for just a few dollars–or even FREE.

You can easily run your home business from your kitchen table and, frankly, you can finance your business from a few bucks you save out of the grocery money.

How much time will it take to run your home business? That depends on several things, but mostly it depends on how hard you want to work your business. If you’ve got lots of time through the day you can work your business, then you can go after it full force. If you’ve already got a job or two, you can work your business in the evening, in the morning before work, or on the weekends.

The amount of money you earn will largely depend on how hard you work your business. If you’re full-time, your business can start out earning hundreds each month and move up to several thousand dollars a month in earnings.

Work your business part-time and you can earn anywhere from an extra $100 to $1,000 per month. And that might be just what you need to supplement your income from your regular job.

What kind of business should you own? Try to find one that matches your talents and needs. If you like to talk to people and sell them on your ideas, you would do very well in a business that requires a little selling. You’ll enjoy it and make a lot of money at it.

If the idea of having to sell something makes you want to run the other way, don’t worry. There are businesses that require almost no selling. About all you have to do is use the products you sell and talk to people about the products when they ask.

Of course, new customers rarely fall into your lap. You have to make an effort to find new prospects. Here are several simple and cheap ways to get new customers.

1. Talk to everyone you know about your business. More than a few will take an interest and want to buy from you.
2. Send out letters or postcards. Send 10 per week. You can get names and addresses from clubs, associations, the chamber of commerce, and “list brokers” who are in the business of selling addresses. Check your Yellow Pages under “Direct Mail.”
3. Put up a web site. Include all your experiences, products, and ideas on it, then register the site with Google. It’s free to do and pretty soon all the search engines will include your site’s listing.
4. Put ads in email newsletters. It’s a very cheap way to reach thousands of people who are probably very interested in a home business. Search Google for “e-zine directory” to find sites that list thousands of email newsletters.
5. Sell your products or service as a fundraiser for a local non-profit. They can sell the product you supply. It’s a win for them and a BIG win for you, as you’ll make money from those sales and often grab new customers in the process.
6. Sell at flea markets in your area. Get a low-cost booth and tell your story to anyone who will listen. That’s what flea markets are for, and you won’t feel one bit out of place.
7. If you already have a web site, promote your business on your site and convert your audience into customers.

These are a few time-tested ideas to help you get started. If you’re getting the itch to start your own business, go for it. It’ll be the smartest thing you’ll ever do.

Our members get the following two e-guides to help them with any new business start-ups:

1. TITLE “PLANNING OF A NEW BUSINESS START-UP”:

Planning of a new business strart-up e-guide e-cover

This is the planning guidelines to enable one to draw up a business plan.

Table of contents (73 pages):

1. Introduction
2. Basic bookkeeping concepts
3. Costing and pricing strategies
4. Mark-up and profit margins
5. Market research
6. Cash flow projections
7. Preparations for compilation of the business plan
8. The business plan

2. TITLE “THE BUSINESS PLAN TEMPLATE – A UNIVERSAL TEMPLATE FOR ALL TYPES OF BUSINESSES”:

Just replace the coloured text with your own text and go to the bank to secure your financial loan.

Universal business plan template e-guide e-cover

This is your tool for convincing other people of the soundness of your venture.

The business plan must therefore be presented in a professional way and the contents must convey the following:

Table of contents:

BUSINESS SUMMARY
About the Company
Your products and services
Index:
The market
The business potential
Mission, goals and objectives
Strategies
Business structure
Finance
THE MARKET
Industry profile
Competition
Market segmentation
MARKETING PLAN
Your customers
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats
Sales and marketing objectives
Value proposition
Your product or service
Pricing
Promotion
Sales and distribution
OPERATIONAL PLAN
Production
Premises, plant and equipment
FINANCE PLAN
Capital requirements and funding proposal
Current financial position
Financial assumptions
Cash-flow projection
Projected profit and loss
RISKS
Risk identification and mitigation
STRUCTURE AND MANAGEMENT
Organisational structure
Key personnel
PROJECT PLAN
Action plan

Business plan footer image

How to explode online sales

Explode online sales header image

Explode online sales with classified and press release sites

Explode online sales with free classified sites and free press release sites

This is about marketing and advertising. There are different ways you can reach an audience of millions of individuals all around the world. I show you on this series how to implement profitable strategies in your marketing career.

It has been said that what matters is not what you sell but how you promote it. So, the secret to success lays within your marketing techniques.  That’s why it is very important for business owners to develop skills which allow them to increase the sales of their products.

One of the most important skills you must have is the ability to reach a lot of people quickly. To do this you need to realize how powerful media is and how it can drastically increase your revenues.

Classified ads:

Global classified sites header image

Free classified ads are another way you can advertise online at no cost to you. They represent on the Internet what a newspaper ad represents on the streets. You can post ads to thousands of web sites and reach millions of internet users.

The drawback of this strategy is that it is time consuming, but once you get used to it you will realize which are the easier ad sections to post to and the most effective ones. It may take some time though before you discover those that fit you well. 

The Benefits of classified ads web sites

The modern world is in a continuous movement and people everywhere are looking for quick, safe means of accessing accurate information. Prompt information is vital for people who want to keep the pace with a constantly evolving society, and many people are turning to the Internet for help in their quest for knowledge.

The Internet is not only the best means to quickly access information; it also has the merit of bringing people all over the world together, allowing them to interact in a safe, exciting environment. Classified ads web sites promote effective means of expressing ideas and exchanging information, by offering subscribes the opportunity to post their ads on a web page, or to access the ads posted by others. Classified ads web sites provide accurate information, well-structured in various categories: job classifieds, homes classifieds, events classifieds and many more! Classified ads are easy to access and they provide all kinds of important information.

Good, reliable classified ads web sites usually charge no fee for posting or viewing classified ads. All you have to do is subscribe and you will be able to interact with people locally, and why not, from other areas of the world!

Job classifieds are a great means of finding the job you are looking for. Finding the most suitable job for you with the help of a reliable classified ads web site can be very rewarding! Also, by posting a job classified ad yourself, you will quickly receive feed-back from people who are interested in your offered services. Many people can find their lifetime careers through the means of job classifieds, while employers are able to find well-trained collaborators or employees for their business.

Homes classifieds offer complete information regarding real estates. Whether you are buying, renting or selling a house, homes classifieds are perfect for you! If you are interested in buying a house, classified ads web sites offer you the opportunity to choose among hundreds, maybe thousands of postings! If you wish to sell a house, professional classified ads web sites can provide good exposure to your announcement.

Whether you wish to find new events in your local area or you wish to inform other people about the latest events, classified ads web sites are the best means to do it! Events classifieds offer people valuable information about concerts, art exhibitions, book previews, movie openings, parties and many more!

Classified ads web sites are a valuable source of information and they also enable people to interact and achieve their goals. Find a reliable, professional classified ads web site and you will definitely find what you are looking for!

Top 11 proven classified ad selling tips to guarantee a successful sale

It’s Spring Cleaning Time!  The weather is getting warmer and it is time to dig through those closets, garages and storage areas and turn your unused items into cash!  Traditionally, this is the busiest time of the year for classified advertising.  Motor vehicles and recreational vehicles are especially big sellers during the warm weather.  If you are considering selling, now is the time.  Hundreds of potential buyers are out there reading the Sunday morning newspaper every week, so take advantage of the opportunity to sell your items.  Below you will find some great tips to help you get the ball rolling.

PREPARE: Determine the items around your home that you no longer need. Once you have collected these items, confirm that they are in working order and in good selling condition.  If items have been in storage for a long period of time, you may need to clean them up to make them more attractive to potential buyers. 

RESEARCH: After all items are collected, do your research. Determine the value of your items and decide whether it would be worth your time and effort to place a classified ad.  Some things will do well on their own while others may do better in a garage sale setting.  If certain items do not have enough value to justify placing an advertisement and you are not interested in hosting a garage sale, donate these items to a local charity for a nice tax deduction. 

WHERE TO ADVERTISE: Once you have the items sorted out, you need to decide the best method of advertising. Most items will do best advertised in your daily newspaper since you will be able to reach a local audience.  Online classifieds generally do not receive as many local buyers, but most are free so you may want to place an ad there as well just to cover all the bases.  If you are selling a larger item such as a car, motorcycle, motor home, etc., you will also want to place prominent for sale signs on the items themselves.  You can also utilize bulletin boards in your local community to post a free advertisement. 

DRAFTING YOUR AD: What are the most attractive selling features of your items for sale? Decide which of these features you want to highlight in your advertisement.  Look for classified ads for similar items to get an idea of how they are written.   Check out the competition to see how your item is better or different than the items that will be running alongside your ad.

WRITING YOUR AD: Create a catchy title to get your reader’s attention. This will spark an interest in your classified ad.  Always include the brand name when applicable.  Price should only be included in the title if it is an obvious selling point.  Next, you need to write the body text of your ad and entice buyers even further with the details.  Make your description clear and factual.  Provide specific details in what it is that makes your item stand out from the others.  Be honest in your representation and do not make your item appear better than it actually is.  Always include the price in your ad.  Take some time to view other classified ads for similar items in your newspaper.  This will help you determine a fair asking price for your item.   Keep in mind, just because you paid $1,500 for your dining room set, does not mean you will receive that much for it on resale.  Be realistic in your expectations.  Furthermore, if you will only be available during certain times of the day to discuss your item, make a note of this in your advertisement so buyers know the best time to reach you.  If possible, include your email address.

INCLUDING PHOTOS: A picture is worth a thousand words. Some local newspapers provide you with the option to include photos with your classified ad. Be sure to include the photos!  When buyers have the opportunity to see an article for sale they have a higher degree of interest and are more likely to buy when they follow up by telephone or email to ask questions or to get more information.  If your newspaper does not offer photos or the photo option is too expensive, you can use an online classified photo hosting service. 

COMMUNICATING WITH BUYERS: Do your best to be available when customers call for information regarding your item. Be polite and helpful and answer all questions to the best of your knowledge. 

SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS: If you receive numerous calls for your item, be sure to space out the appointments so that you will have enough time to spend with each buyer and your appointments will not overlap. Safety tip:  Whenever possible, have someone home with you when a buyer is coming over to look at your item.  You really can never be too careful when dealing with people you have never met before.

NEGOTIATION: Decide before you negotiate, the lowest amount you will be willing to accept for your item. This will assure a smoother negotiation process.

PAYMENT: Never accept a check for your item. You should only accept cash or money orders.  If a buyer decides they want the item, but they do not have cash on them, always take a deposit to hold the item until they are able to come back.  Be sure to set a deadline for them to return with the balance due.  Even though you have a deposit, do not stop showing your item since the deal is not final until you have the cash in your hand.   If someone else is also interested, tell them you just received an offer, but you will be happy to take down their name and number in case the deal falls through.  This will give you more options should the original buyer back out of the sale.

FOURSQUARE: Use the foursquare code for your web page on your images to overcome the limitation where web URL references are not allowed by some classified sites.

That’s it!  Keep these selling tips in mind and you will be on the road to a successful sale.   Take your time, be thorough and most of all have fun!  If you follow the steps outlined above, you will be turning your unused items into cash in no time.

Free global classified submission sites list:-

http://craigslist.org/
https://www.locanto.com/
https://www.olx.com
https://www.global-free-classified-ads.com/
https://imakedeal.com/
http://adsglobe.com/
http://www.adproceed.com
http://vendanything.com/
https://expatads.com/
https://www.freeadstime.org/
http://www.adspostfree.com/
http://global-ads.com/
http://www.gofreeclassified.com/
https://hottofind.com/
http://flegoo.com/
https://www.latinodeal.com/
https://www.adpost.com/
http://ablewise.com/
http://adsriver.com/
http://classifieds.ivarta.com/
https://www.classifriedads.com/
http://epage.com
https://freead1.net/
http://freeclassifiedssites.com/
http://globalclassified.net/
http://growingtab.com/
http://hukes.com/
http://nullads.org/
http://www.4ufreeclassifiedads.com/
http://99localads.com/
http://www.adhoards.com/
http://www.adlandpro.com/
http://www.adsanddeals.com/
http://adsciti.com/
http://askmeclassifieds.com/
http://backpage.com/
http://classifieds4free.biz/
http://www.classifieds4me.com/
http://www.clicads.com/
http://dewalist.com/
https://www.fmclassifieds.com/
http://freeclassified.biz/
http://freeclassified4u.com/
http://www.kugli.com/
http://www.mapleme.com/
https://muamat.com/
http://www.multidimensions.net/
http://post-free-ads.com/
http://postads.com/
http://postfreeadshere.com/
http://publicdial.com/
http://www.targro.com/
http://www.vfreeads.com/
http://zoomyourworld.com/
https://www.bestclassifiedsusa.com/
http://buynow-us.com/
https://www.classifiedads.com/
https://www.domesticsale.com/
https://www.gumtree.com/
http://www.postallads4free.com

Press releases:

Press release profits header image

How to write a great press release and increase press release distribution

Every online business should have a marketing and advertising plan. While paid advertising – especially Internet advertising – can drive highly targeted traffic to your site, many online businesses overlook a key component of any marketing and advertising plan: press releases and press release distribution. A great press release can garner the kind of exposure that money can’t buy; in essence, it’s free advertising. Press release distribution is an extremely cost-effective way to get the word out to thousands, hundreds of thousands, and perhaps millions of potential customers.

Many business owners might respond, “But I’ve written press releases and haven’t received a single response.” If that’s the case, the lack of response is most likely either due to either a poorly written press release or poor press release distribution.

Although virtually anyone can string words together, writing a press release that will grab and hold the attention of the media is an art. Many press release services also offer press release writing services; in most cases, it’s worth the money to leave it to the professionals. If you do want to write your own press release, though, here are some tips:

1. At the top of the release, include a contact person’s name, phone number, and email address, as well as the URL of your website. It’s imperative that whomever is listed will be available to speak to the media. In other words, don’t decide to distribute your press release and then head off on vacation.

2. Make the topic timely. Unless yours is a Fortune 1000 company, simply announcing that your product exists will draw only a yawn from the media. Find a hook. Your hook could be an upcoming holiday, for example. Better yet, find a way to piggyback your product or service onto something that’s currently making news. Reporters are always looking for new angles for their follow-up stories.

3. Don’t forget the Five W’s. A reporter should be able to read the first paragraph of your release and know who, what, where, when, and why. If they don’t find the information there, they won’t read any further.

4. Incorporate quotes from an “expert.” The expert could be you, the CEO of your company, or someone with whom you collaborate. The bottom line is that he or she should be able to authoritatively speak about the topic of the release, and should be available to the media for interviews.

5. Keep it short. A press release is a teaser to get the media interested in your company. Say what you need to say in 400-500 words. If reporters want more information, they’ll contact you.

6. A picture is worth 1,000 words. If you’re promoting a product, have high-resolution (300 dpi) images available, and state their availability at the end of your press release. Editors will choose to cover a product with a photo over a product without every single time.

When it comes to press release distribution, use press release services. Ideally, you should use a press release distribution service that can target your release to members of the media that specifically cover your market or industry. Consider a press release distribution service that offers online print distribution, fax distribution, and audio distribution.

Keep in mind that press release distribution can take awhile to bear fruit. In contrast to websites, which continually publish new content, magazines often have months of lead time. Your press release may get some immediate responses, and continue to receive a trickle of responses for months to come.

Press release writing and press release distribution should be a cornerstone of your marketing and advertising efforts. Issuing a new press release every three to four weeks keeps your company in front of the media, and has a cumulative effect of increasing the effectiveness of your press releases.

Top 10 tips for writing a good press release

Writing a press release doesn’t need to be difficult. Here are 10 tips for writing a successful press release.

1. You are writing for journalists. Press releases aren’t for customers or consumers they are for reporters, journalists who will use them as a starting point for a larger story or feature. Write your story as you would like to have it told. Press releases written as sales pieces will be completely ignored. The points you make in your press release and the order in which you make them may direct the journalist in how to develop the story.

2. Start with a strong “lead”. The first paragraph of the press release is known as the “lead”. The lead needs to be strong, communicating your message quickly and concisely. You need to use your headline and first paragraph effectively so that they standalone and that if only those portions were to be read, there would be enough information to understand what the release is about. The rest of your press release should provide the detail. Journalists see maybe thousands of press releases a day, you have a few seconds to grab your their attention.

3. What is your angle? The media are always on the look out for a good story. Your press release needs to be more than just. fact, it needs to be newsworthy. Understanding why journalists would find your story interesting is the key to success. Think about the release from the journalist’s point of view, put yourself in their shoes. It is best to make your press release timely and to tie it to current events or social issues if possible. Find a good angle, a good news hook and you have the start of a good press release.

4. Who, what, where, when and why. A good press release needs to answer all of the “W” questions (who, what, where, when and why), providing the journalist with useful information about your organization, product, service or event. If your press release reads like an advertisement or sales pitch, dump it.

5. Why should anyone care? Company launches, new websites and changes of management happen all the time and so aren’t interesting. You need to concentrate on what makes your new company, web site, CEO or product unique. Ask yourself the question, “Why should anyone care?” Concentrate on the aspects of your press release that makes it different.

6. Add the human touch. Always use real life stories about how your organization identified a problem and solved it. How did your service or product fulfill a need or help the community. Real life examples communicate the benefits of using your product or service in a powerful way.

7. Keep to the point. Use enough words to tell your story, no more and no less. Don’t pad your release with unnecessary adjectives or flowery language. But at the same time make each word count.

8. Limit the jargon. The best way to communicate your news is to speak plainly. You may need to use some jargon or industry specific lingo, but limit it to the minimum. Industry specific terms are only understood by people in the same industry where as your press release is aimed at a general readership.

9. Add an “About” section. Make sure you add an “About” section where you describe your company and services. This will be useful for setting the press release in a context. Don’t forget to add the URL of your website.

10. Add good contact information. If a journalist picks up on your press release they will want to talk with you. Just adding your website URL isn’t enough. As a minimum you need to add a contact name and an email address. Even better add a phone number where you can be contacted.

List of websites for free press release distribution service

Free press release sites:

https://www.1888pressrelease.com/
https://betanews.com/contact?subject=submit
https://www.cgidir.com/submit/submitcontent.html
http://news.eboomwebsolutions.com/addnews.php
http://www.freeprnews.co.uk/
http://www.free-press-release.com/
http://www.marketpressrelease.com/
http://www.nanotech-now.com/submit-press.cgi
https://www.newswiretoday.com/
https://onlywire.com/
https://www.openpr.com/news/submit.html
http://www.pr9.net/
https://www.pr-inside.com/
https://www.pressbox.com/ (UK)
http://ezinearticles.com/
https://prmac.com/
http://pressreleasesonline.co.uk/
https://www.prlog.org/
https://www.prurgent.com/
https://www.przoom.com/
https://news.thomasnet.com/submit-pr
http://www.bizeurope.com/pressrelease.htm (Europe)
https://www.ukprwire.com/ (UK & Global)

Paid press release sites:

Starts free: https://www.24-7pressrelease.com/
https://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/
https://clickpress.com/releases/index.shtml
https://contactanycelebrity.com/cac/
https://ereleases.com/
https://express-press-release.net/
https://www.helpareporter.com/ (HARO)
https://www.newswire.com/
http://www.prweb.com/
http://www.loop-pr.co.uk/html/index.html
http://www.marketwired.com/
https://onlineprnews.com/
https://www.pr.com/
http://www.prbuzz.com/
http://pressreleasespider.com/
http://www.prleap.com/
https://www.prnewswire.com/
http://www.theopenpress.com/
https://www.webwire.com/ (Global)

Bear in mind that “free” may change over time.

Here are a few sites beyond the obvious to help you learn more (or services to hire). Learn to do it or hire someone to do it for you.

This resource will be very helpful as it walks through the requirements step by step: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/press-release-format-and-template/

Press Release Webinars and downloads: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110331006059/en/FREE-Webinar-Search-Engine-Optimization-Press-Release

Here is a social platform that enables PR to effectively package stories and share them with journalists, bloggers, and influencers worldwide via the social web: http://www.pitchengine.com/

Database newspapers, press release reference: http://www.newslink.org/

Press release reference & Hire: https://www.send2press.com/

Press release writing reference & Hire: http://seo-writer.com/writing/hire-press-release-writer/

Press release reference, links and how-to: https://www.ereleases.com/

Press Release Templates & Samples: https://templates.office.com/?legRedir=true&CorrelationId=d8a4a948-6e90-4ce0-84fc-5fae1f0412dc

The following two e-guides for our members come with complete master resell rights:
E-guide title “Profiting with press releases”:

Press release profits e-guide e-cover

Table of contents (63 pages):

  1. Marketing your press release – why your press releases are accepted or denied
  2. Just the facts – how research validates your voice
  3. Your audience does count! – writing from the consumer’s point of view
  4. Headlines are everything! – putting a hook in your headline
  5. Why you should have five w’s in your press release! – the who, what, where, when, and why
  6. Tempting with teasers – a tantalizing taste of the “less-is-more” theory
  7. Formatting your press release – the vital part to being published!
  8. Finding where you belong – the perfect medium for your press release
  9. Yes, it is who you know – channeling your document to particular personnel
  10. Noteworthy news – how to keep track of your submissions and publications
E-guide title “Press release profits – Catapult your site to success”:

Catapult your site with press releases e-guide e-cover


Table of contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Examples of press releases that reached number one position in google.com and how you, too, can do it again and again
  3. The Secret method used to get to NUMBER 1 Position on google.com/news in less than an HOUR!!
  4. How to choose the perfect headline to attract traffic
  5. How to write an effective press release in half an hour
  6. Choosing a press release distribution service (free and paid options) to achieve maximum success
  7. The three key points you should keep in mind to effective press release writing


Read all about emerging trends here: https://www.webpronews.com/category/emergingtrends/

Service delivery by Governments

Job enrichment header image

Better service delivery by Governments

The level of service delivery by Governments to their citizens are generally not up to scratch, simply because they are not as accustomed to it as private businesses.

Service delivery levels must be measured on a regular basis as is done in the private sector. Governments tend to measure only financial budgets and financial results by the end of a certain period.

Improved performance by all organisations

Poor service delivery seems to be a common problem for Governments worldwide. In particular it seems to have been a huge problem for the Government of South African over the past couple of years since 1994.

NOT ONLY BUDGETS AND FINANCIAL ACTUAL:

It is actually very easy to rectify. There is a misconception that if one controls budgets and financial statements, everything is honky dory. It is, however, far from the truth. This is usually where Governments make the big mistake. It is not only about financial budgets and financial results per period. Far from it!

It will in most cases be too late for any significant interventions!

ALSO GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND JOB TASKS:

The degree of achievement of goals, objectives and job tasks, on all levels throughout a whole organisation, must also be measured and monitored on a regular basis.

WHAT ABOUT RISK AND CORRUPTION?

Furthermore, one must also be able to detect the aspect of financial risk and financial corruption, before it becomes too late.

The whole point is that parliamentary oversight committees or bodies are not able to detect deviations and problems much earlier, before it grows out of proportion into unmanageable problems. Time wise, they are too far away in the hierarchy of command. It can only be achieved if oversight begins at lower levels of supervision, within departments.

As long as oversight committees just focus on budgets and financial results and ignore achievements of strategic objectives, nothing of old will change and there will still be no inspiration for departmental improvements.

All Governments are in need of a proper performance management system.

See this first video titled “How to achieve a continuous desire for workplace improvements”:

See this second video titled “Introduction to performance management the right way”:

The Executive Summary of our self-propelled performance management system:

Click the e-book image below to read the amazing revelations in a PDF file:

Blinking moth eyes animation

Explanatory description of a best system

Read about the miracle of short interval control, inside the Executive Summary of our self-propelled performance management system, as displayed above.

Also read our post on backward decay of South Africa here.

What is your prediction for the future of South Africa, with regard to service delivery by the Government?

See this video of early 2019:

Incompetency is the main big reason for poor service delivery by Government institutions in South Africa!

Job enrichment footer image

Service delivery in the South African Public Service

Performance management header image

Here follows a brief extract from the publication:

SERVICE DELIVERY IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN PUBLIC SERVICE: IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BATHO PELE PRINCIPLES BY STATISTICS SOUTH AFRICA
by M. Crous, School of Public Management and Administration. University of Pretoria, Journal of Public Administration • Vol 39 no 4.1 • November 2004

ABSTRACT

It is the implementation of laws and the actual provision of services and products that constitutes governance. The programmes of government should thus contribute towards an enhanced quality of life for all. This implies that the outcomes of public administration are aimed at service delivery and the improvement of the general welfare of the people.

The Batho Pele White Paper states that the South African Public Service will be judged by one criterion: its effectiveness in delivering services that meet the basic needs of all South African citizens, and the aim of this study was to evaluate the implementation of the principles of the Batho Pele White Paper, as a definitive government regulation on service delivery, by the South African public service; specifically by Statistics SA.

INTRODUCTION

The Graeco-Christian perspective on the role of the state essentially argues that the ultimate purpose of the state is to promote the common good. This role includes protection being offered by the accepted governing body, as in exchange for being governed and protected, citizens expect the governing body to maintain an orderly community and protect their interests. Governing institutions thus deliver services because citizens are unable to satisfy all their own needs and the activities of public administration are the logical consequences of the practice of service delivery from the earliest times.


Government and the activities it undertakes to deliver services are the result of political dynamics. Governance is the maintenance of law and order, the defence of society against external enemies and the advancement of what is thought to be the welfare of the group, community, society or state itself. Government is thus responsible for making laws, ensuring that there are institutions to implement its laws, and providing the services and products that these laws prescribe. It is the implementation of laws and the actual provision of services and products that constitutes governance.

The programmes of government should thus contribute towards an enhanced quality of life for all. This implies that the outcomes of public administration are aimed at service delivery and the improvement of the general welfare of the people.

POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR PUBLIC SECTOR SERVICE DELIVERY

In order to implement South Africa’s Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) and its Growth, Employment and Redistribution Strategy (GEAR), government has released a number of White Papers that have bearing on the transformation of the South African public service, with the aim of making the public service more efficient, effective and economical. One of the most important policy documents is the White Paper on Transforming Public Service Delivery, or the Batho Pele White Paper of 1997 (Notice No. 1459 of 1997). ‘Batho Pele’ is Sesotho for ‘People First’ and this title was derived from the motto adopted by the post-1994 public service: ‘Service to the People’ (Hilliard & Msaseni 2000: 66).

The Batho Pele White Paper (Sect. 1.l.1.) states that the South African Public Service will be judged by one criterion: its effectiveness in delivering services that meet the basic needs of all South African citizens. This is emphasised by the following statement: “Public services are not a privilege in a civilised and democratic society, they are a legitimate expectation.”

The aim of this study was to evaluate the implementation of the principles of the Batho Pele White Paper, as a definitive government regulation on service delivery by the South African public service; specifically by Statistics SA, as a South African government department, or public institution.

Since this document was already published in 1997, in other words 22 years ago as of today 2 July 2019, the question can be asked how successful was the implementation?

Will the South African public (citizens) become the judge of the gross negligence and implementation failure?

Service delivery in the South African Public Service since 1997 – was it successful or a total failure?

The implementation function was later shifted to Minister Trevor Manual, one of the best performing Ministers and member of Parliament, but fear of such excellence in performance  inspired President Jacob Zuma to get rid of him. The term “service delivery” was then mysteriously lost between heaven and space.

The full document can be downloaded in original PDF format by clicking the e-book e-cover below:

Service delivery in the South African public service e-book e-cover 

Busines card for Pierre Du Plessis

Also read this article: https://global-association-for-managers.biz/backward-decay-of-south-africa/

Other Web Assets:
Rapid work performance excellence.
Finance for all property types.

Performance management the right way footer image

 

How to make money with videos

Make money-making videos header image

How to make money with your own videos

First video tutorial on “how to make money with your own videos”:

Second video tutorial on “how to make money with your own videos”:

Steps on “How to be successful on Dtube”:

1. Open account here: https://steemit.com/
2. Open account here: https://d.tube/
3. Make videos you are passionate about
4. Be pro-active and think outside the box (Think about theatrics by wildlife species, house pets and humans, causing laughter, huge interest, amazement, danger, magnificence, adventure or awesomeness.)
5. Promote your videos through social media and blogging
6. After posting your videos on Dtube, also post them on YouTube and other video platforms, so more people become aware of Dtube and follow you there.
7. Be persistent and try to post videos everyday if you can
8. Get to know as many people as you can, so you have more people up-voting your posts
9. Comment on other people’s videos, so people can start becoming aware of you
10. Focus on giving value to people
11. Try to become a Whale on Steemit.

Here is an example video of a thwarted leopard attack:

Here is an example video of magnificent images:

We sincerely believe that the video tutorials above were helpful.

Get the following publications for free when you join our membership.

1. Beginner’s guide to Internet riches:

Internet riches e-book e-cover

2. Make money online:

Make money online e-guide e-cover

3. Make money on the net:

Make money on the net e-guide e-cover

Make money online footer image

Job enrichment

Job enrichment header image

What Is the Meaning of Job Enrichment?, by Neil Kokemuller


Job enrichment is a common motivational technique used by organizations to give an employee greater satisfaction in his work. It means giving an employee additional responsibilities previously reserved for his manager or other higher-ranking positions. In essence, an enriched job gives the employee more self-management in his duties.

Purpose

Job enrichment, job rotation and job enlargement are three examples of ways employers try to make jobs more satisfying. Whereas job enlargement adds broader responsibilities to a position, job enrichment gives the employee more vertical authority. The objective is to give an employee more personal accountability for the work that he does. By doing so, the employer hopes that he feels more of a sense of self-worth from his role in the business.

Autonomy

A primary trait of job enrichment is autonomy, meaning that the employee has less responsibility to report on his work tasks to a supervisor. This frees him to focus more on his work, making decisions and working to accomplish company and career goals. Enrichment reduces that potential of micromanagement from a supervisor, which can oppress and demoralize an otherwise competent and capable employee.

Benefits to the Company

Companies turn to job enrichment as a way of boosting the organizational morale. The more valuable each employee feels, the more motivated they are to produce top results. Also, companies can operate more efficiently when employees bear significant responsibility for their work and results. In some cases, using enrichment can minimize layers of management. Plus, with job enrichment, employees learn more vertical skills that equip them for a higher level position.

Benefits to the Employee

Employees are more mentally stimulated when they take on authoritative, decision-making roles. This keeps them mentally focused on their tasks and the objectives of the company. Also, ambitious employees are more likely to stick with an employer if they are trusted to perform higher level duties. Better career opportunities may also come as you train for new skills and learn how to work through important workplace problems and solutions.

Source: https://work.chron.com/meaning-job-enrichment-5481.html


Job enrichment can be described as a medium through which management can motivate self-driven employees by assigning them additional responsibility, normally reserved for higher level employees. By doing this, employees feel like their work has meaning and is important to the company. This theory is based on the premise that employees have a natural tendency to want to succeed and are eager to be trusted with a bigger role in the company. When these type of workers aren’t being challenged, they tend to slack off and not give their best effort because they view their task to be below their skill set. Conversely when an employee is given autonomy over his/her work, they tend to feel responsible for the outcome of the project and will try to put forward the best end result possible. Overall Job Enrichment is essential to the workplace because it helps prevent feelings of repetitiveness in the day-to-day operations from hindering productivity.


Origin

Frederick Herzberg, an American psychologist, originally developed the concept of ‘job enrichment’ in 1968, in an article that he published on pioneering studies. The concept stemmed from Herzberg’s motivator-hygiene theory, which is based on the premise that job attitude is a construct of two independent factors, namely job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction. Job satisfaction encompasses intrinsic factors that arise from the work itself, including achievement and advancement; whilst job dissatisfaction stems from factors external to the actual work, including company policy and the quality of supervision.

He came up with this term while he was working on his “two factor theory” which states that both satisfaction (e.g. job satisfaction) and dissatisfaction are driven by separate factors that are completely independent of each other. To this effect he implies that just because an individual experiences a decrease in dissatisfaction, does not mean that the result is also an increase in satisfaction.

Advantages and disadvantages

Advantages

Learn new skills: By having more responsibilities, the employee will have the chance to work on new tasks and therefore learn new skills. Decision making can lead to the employee to think, decide, and try new things. By having to learn new skills, the employee has the opportunity to become proficient at certain tasks and even become experts.

Reduce boredom : Job enrichment focuses on giving employees more variety and responsibilities. The target of job enrichment is to reduce the chance of boredom from the repetitive, tedious activities.
Creates a better work environment: The net result of job enrichment is an overall more positive environment that promotes maximum productivity. This is simply because employees who are treated better tend to have better attitudes around the workplace and tend to spread that positivism around the office.

Disadvantages

Lack of preparation: Because employees are given more activities and responsibilities in job enrichment, they do not necessarily have the right skills or experience for the job. Because the employee is not prepared or trained enough to do the activity, then they may not be as efficient as someone who is already trained or skilled in that particular activity. A s a result, they may have a lower productivity rate.

Heavier Workload: Job enrichment increases the employee’s overall workload. This requires skill in re-prioritization for the employee. Some employees may not be able to quickly adjust to their new responsibilities. Employees may feel overloaded and tired, so they may have a lower productivity rate.

Clash with Non-participants: Understandably, not every employee at a company can participate in job enrichment. Those who cannot join may feel disconnected from the company and not part of the team . The employees who cannot join may even feel jealous towards participants.

Poor Performance: As a result of lack of preparation and heavier workload, some employees may not perform as efficient as prior to job enrichment. These employees may actually work better in a non job-enriching environment. By not doing as well as desired, they may feel inept. Their poor performance may lead to demotions, which tends to have a negative impact on the employee’s self–confidence and motivation.

Techniques

Job enrichment, as a managerial activity includes a three steps technique:

1. Turn employees’ effort into performance:

Ensuring that objectives are well-defined and understood by everyone. The overall corporate mission statement should be communicated to all. Individual’s goals should also be clear. Each employee should know exactly how he/she fits into the overall process and be aware of how important their contributions are to the organization and its customers.
Providing adequate resources for each employee to perform well. This includes support functions like information technology, communication technology, and personnel training and development.

Creating a supportive corporate culture. This includes peer support networks, supportive management, and removing elements that foster mistrust and politicking.

Free flow of information. Eliminate secrecy.

Provide enough freedom to facilitate job excellence. Encourage and reward employee initiative. Flextime or compressed hours could be offered.
Provide adequate recognition, appreciation, and other motivators.
Provide skill improvement opportunities. This could include paid education at universities or on the job training.

Provide job variety. This can be done by job sharing or job rotation programs.

It may be necessary to re-engineer the job process. This could involve redesigning the physical facility, redesign processes, change technologies, simplification of procedures, elimination of repetitiveness, redesigning authority structures.

2. Link employees performance directly to reward:

Clear definition of the reward is a must.

Explanation of the link between performance and reward is important.
Make sure the employee gets the right reward if performs well.

If reward is not given, explanation is needed.

3. Make sure the employee wants the reward. How to find out?

Ask them

Use surveys (checklist, listing, questions). Once you know what the employees want, give them the tools they need to earn it and follow through on your word.

Versus job enlargement

Job enrichment can be contrasted to job enlargement which simply increases the number of tasks without changing the challenge. Job enrichment is seen as a vertical job restructuring technique where the focus is on giving the employee more authority, independence, and control over the manner the activity is completed.

On the other hand, job enlargement is seen as a horizontal restructuring technique where the focus is merely increasing the number of assignments but does not change the overall authority, autonomy, and control of the projects.

Job enlargement’s impact on the work environment is not always the most positive due to the fact that it is largely just an increase in work for the employee and not really a step up in responsibility.

Job enrichment on the other hand is a very motivational technique in the management world. The act of enriching an employee’s job not only is a sign of respect but it also shows that the employer actually cares about the employee as a person. This creates a desire for the employee to want to pay the employer back in the form of hard work, loyalty, and dedication to the company.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Job_enrichment

Job enrichment footer image

Different thinking methods to generate newness

Thinking methods header image

The different thinking methods to generate uniqueness

Some of the different thinking methods to generate uniqueness are as follows:

The logical thinking method

The vertical thinking method

The lateral thinking method

The critical thinking method

Critical thinking Socrates image

The creative thinking method

Creative thinking girl image

The radical thinking method

The radical thinking method is here meant in a good way of turning an idea on its head to come up with useful other ideas, which can lead to newness.

Each of the thinking methods comes with its own definition, rules and principles.

For creative thinking the following can be regarded as some of the rules and principles:

Generating of alternatives:

A particular method or way is only one from among many others. The natural tendency is to look for the best possible approach, but in lateral thinking one must look for as many different approaches as possible and not come to a stop at the most promising approach.

The purpose of the search is to loosen up rigid patterns and to provoke new patterns to arrive at something better than the obvious alternative.

Challenging assumptions:

Assumptions are also patterns based on certain boundaries or limits. We must challenge the validity of concepts and the necessity of boundaries in trying to restructure patterns. An example is the nine dots where one has to break through the self-imposed boundary.

The “why” technique can also be helpful here to challenge assumptions by repeatedly questioning an answer with “why.” The intention is to create discomfort and increase the possibility of restructuring the pattern.

Deferring Judgement:

In vertical thinking we exercise judgement at every stage to make certain that the information is right. With lateral thinking one allows invalid information to cause restructuring that is valid. In other words the concern is more with to where an arrangement of information can lead us.

Instead of judging each arrangement and allowing only those that are valid, one defers judgement until later.

The emphasis shifts from the validity of a particular pattern, to the usefulness of that pattern in generating new patterns.

In his book Lateral Thinking, De Bono states as follows:

“The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar there is to new ideas

“The major dangers of the need to be right all the time are as follows:

– Arrogant certainty attends a line of thought, which though correct, may have started from wrong premises.

– An incorrect idea which would have lead on to a correct idea (or useful experiment) is choked off at too early a stage if it cannot itself be justified.

– It is assumed that being right is enough – an adequate arrangement blocks the possibility of a better arrangement.

– The importance attached to being right all the time breeds the inhibiting fear of making mistakes.”

Escaping From Dominant Ideas:

One must try to get into the habit of trying to pick out the idea, which seems to one self to dominate the issue. The purpose is to see the situation clearly enough to be able to generate different points of view. It is a matter of identifying the dominant idea to avoid it or escape from it.

One must try to convert a vague awareness to a definite pattern. Otherwise it will be extremely difficult to generate alternative ways of looking at the situation. The dominant idea will keep on dominating the issue.

Isolating Crucial Factors:

A crucial factor can immobilize a situation and make it impossible to change a point of view. It is extremely difficult to loosen up a pattern unless one can identify the rigid points.

The purpose of isolating a crucial factor is to be able to challenge the validity of it. Once it is found not to be crucial, more freedom for different viewpoints will emerge.


Then one also gets different techniques to stimulate or enhance a specific thinking method, like the following examples.

Scamper – also known as Osborn checklist
Mind mapping
Brainstorming
Storyboard
Written scenario
Drawing
Itemised response
The value comparison
The Harris profile
The six thinking hats
The fan concept
Provocative operation

8 D problem-solving process


Most of the methods and techniques have been incorporated in our training manuals.

Any person can become more creative by self-induced shifts in attitude and psychological processes.

The following titles are included with membership:
  • 27 Creativity and innovation techniques explained
  • A Do It Yourself creative thinking manual
  • Training guidelines on creative thinking
  • The 8 D Problem-solving process

Three creative thinking e-guides image

The 8D problem-solving process e-guide ecover

Are you ready to join us on our Home page?

If you want to receive some of these products for free and also wish to qualify for four annual prize winning competitions, just subscribe here below:

Thinking methods footer image

Facebook page icon Google plus icon LinkedIn ID icon Twitter page icon Youtube channel icon Instagram page icon

Proof of our own research studies

Ultimate self-improvement header-image

Future needed competencies for the 4th industrial revolution research outcomes.

We have studied several scientific research studies undertaken and published by numerous authoritative institutions worldwide, on needed skills and competencies for the fourth industrial revolution.

Here in the image below is just a small sample of six of the many research publications we have studied:

Sample of six research publications image

In summary it comes down to the following broad competencies, as agreed upon by member countries of the World Economic Forum:

Think systems, not technologies
Empowering, not determining
By design, not by default
Values as feature, not a bug
Transformation leadership dexterity

In more detail it comes down to the following competencies, by Dr JH Oosthuizen:

This position paper further expands on the intelligence types of Schwab (2016), and Oosthuizen (2016), to create a ten-factor intelligence type framework, namely:

1. Contextual (the mind) – how we understand and apply our knowledge (Schwab, 2016).
2. Emotional (the heart) – how we process and integrate our thoughts and feelings and relate to ourselves and to one another (Schwab, 2016).
3. Inspired (the soul) – how we use a sense of individual and shared purpose, trust, and other virtues to effect change and act towards the common good (Schwab, 2016).
4. Physical (the body) – how we cultivate and maintain our personal health and well-being and that of those around us to be in a position to apply the energy required for both individual and systems transformation (Schwab, 2016).
5. Entrepreneurial (the disposition) – how we recognise opportunity through synthesis of the whole and creative combination of resources (Oosthuizen, 2016).
6. Strategic (the orientation) – how we adapt to changing environments (Wells, 2012); gather, examine and disseminate intelligence of strategic value (Djekic, 2014).
7. Transdisciplinary (the perspective) – how we understand a system in relation to its larger environment, relationships and connections, bringing the information from separate disciplines together to create useful knowledge (Montuori, 2013:47).
8. Ecosystem (the coalescence) – how we grow and develop within the setting of the system of relationships that form our environment, the impact the environmental factors have on us, and how we impact one another and our environment (Bloom & Dees, 2008:47).
9. Socratic (the philosophy) – how we analyse ideas in terms of their opposites with the objective of creating a more enlightened synthesis (Chaffee, 2013:62).
10. Ethical (the morals) – how we differentiate between what is right and what is wrong, reach decisions and make choices based on this differentiation (Rich, 2013:4).

A conceptual 4th Industrial Revolution Intelligence (4IRI) framework is subsequently proposed, namely:

1. Contextual Intelligence (CI); plus
2. Emotional Intelligence (EI); plus
3. Inspired Intelligence (II); plus
4. Physical Intelligence (PI); plus
5. Entrepreneurial Intelligence (EntI); plus
6. Strategic Intelligence (SI); plus
7. Transdisciplinary Intelligence (TI); plus
8. Ecosystem Intelligence (EcoI); plus
9. Socratic Intelligence (SocI); plus
10. Ethical Intelligence (EthI).

The image displayed below provides a schematic representation of the framework.

Ten competencies image

To stay relevant, companies are reconsidering how their talent requirements need to evolve, to meet the skills and workforce challenges created by rapid digitalization.

Attract, retain and develop talent: Be a great place to work for millennials and diverse employees. Empower and incentivize the workforce through development opportunities. Create a workforce with great digital skills AND great interpersonal skills.

Bring leadership beyond digital: Hire people with open mindsets and a willingness to change the status quo. Foster a culture from the top that is comfortable with digital technologies. Train senior leaders to “zoom in and zoom out”.

Adapt to different ways of working: Create environments where automation and artificial intelligence enhances humans. Prepare for the rise of the on-demand workforce.

The 7 technologies changing our world:

1. Computing capabilities, storage and access: Between 1985 and 1989, the Cray-2 was the world’s fastest computer. It was roughly the size of a washing machine. Today, a smart watch has twice its capabilities.

2. Big data: Each time you run a Google search, scan your passport, make an online purchase or tweet, you are leaving a data trail behind that can be analysed and monetized. Thanks to supercomputers and algorithms, we can make sense of massive amounts of data in real time. Computers are already making decisions based on this information, and in less than 10 years computer processors are expected to reach the processing power of the human brain. This means there’s a good chance your job could be done by computers in the coming decades. Two Oxford researchers, Carl Bendikt Frey and Michael A Osborne, estimated that 47% of American jobs are at high risk of automation.

3. Digital health: Analysing medical data collated from different populations and demographics enables researchers to understand patterns and connections in diseases and identify which conditions improve the effectiveness of certain treatments and which don’t. Big data will help to reduce costs and inefficiencies in healthcare systems, improve access and quality of care, and make medicine more personalized and precise. In the future, we will all have very detailed digital medical profiles … including information that we’d rather keep private.

4. The digitization of matter: 3D printers will create not only cars, houses and other objects, but also human tissue, bones and custom prosthetics. Patients would not have to die waiting for organ donations if hospitals could bioprint them. In fact, we may have already reached this stage: in 2014, doctors in China gave a boy a 3D-printed spine implant, according to the journal Popular Science.

5. The internet of things: Within the next decade, it is expected that more than a trillion sensors will be connected to the internet. If almost everything is connected, it will transform how we do business and help us manage resources more efficiently and sustainably. Connected sensors will be able to share information from their environment and organize themselves to make our lives easier and safer. For example, self-driving vehicles could “communicate” with one another, preventing accidents. By 2020 around 22% of the world’s cars will be connected to the internet (290 million vehicles), and by 2024, more than half of home internet traffic will be used by appliances and devices. Home automation is also happening fast. We can control our lights, heating, air conditioning and security systems remotely, but how much longer will it be before sensors are able to detect crumbs under the table and tell our automated vacuum cleaners to tidy up?

6. Blockchain: Only a tiny fraction of the world’s GDP (around 0.025%) is currently held on blockchain, the shared database technology where transactions in digital currencies such as the Bitcoin are made. But this could be about to change, as banks, insurers and companies race to work out how they can use the technology to cut costs. A blockchain is essentially a network of computers that must all approve a transaction before it can be verified and recorded. Using cryptography to keep transactions secure, the technology provides a decentralized digital ledger that anyone on the network can see.

7. Wearable internet: Technology is getting increasingly personal. Computers are moving from our desks, to our laps, to our pockets and soon they will be integrated into our clothing. By 2025, 10% of people are expected to be wearing clothes connected to the internet and the first implantable mobile phone is expected to be sold.

Top 10 skills demands for 2022, by World Economic Forum, published 2018:

1. Complex Problem Solving Skills (including creative problem solving and learning from critical disagreements)
2. Critical Thinking and Self-Awareness (including ability to understand and control/correct emotional reflexes and instinctive biases)
3. Creativity (including the confidence and courage skills necessary to challenge the status quo and to tolerate the ambiguities/uncertainties of the creation process)
4. People Skills (including fact-based and consequence-focused feedback exchange, driving engagement, awareness and respect of diversities, cultivating high ethical standards and coherence)
5. Coordinating with Others (including personal influence skills, purpose-based intentional and rotational leadership, ability to hold clear mutual accountability in a collaborative, often virtual, context)
6. Emotional Intelligence (including self-awareness, active listening, effective two-way open communication, empathy, authenticity and courage of transparency)
7. Judgment and Decision Making (including proactive initiative, system analysis and learning on the fly)
8. Service orientation (including humble self confidence and open dialogue)
9. Negotiation (including positive orientation, mastering of both push and pull communication skills and multicultural/multi-functional fluency)
10. Cognitive Flexibility during Critical Situations (keep in calm, open to learn and generally resilient in front of uncertainties, ambiguities, disagreements and major change)

According to the World Economic Forum, the above skills translates to the following skills descriptions, which will grow in importance for 2022 (precisely what we are trying to dish out on a platter!):

  1. Analytical thinking and innovation
  2. Active learning and learning strategies
  3. Creativity, originality and initiative
  4. Technology design and programming
  5. Critical thinking and analysis
  6. Complex problem-solving
  7. Leadership and social influence
  8. Emotional intelligence
  9. Reasoning, problem-solving and idea creation
  10. Systems analysis and evaluation

It looks like the above two top ten skills can still be reconciled and combined, maybe into a top 12 skills.

Click the e-book image below to read the amazing revelations in a PDF file:

Blinking moth eyes animation

Explanatory description of a best system

“Encourage and empower subordinates to empower yourself!”

What the next 20 years will mean for jobs – and how to prepare. Jobs of today will become obsolete, but not people, as job content will shift.  See it here: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/01/jobs-of-next-20-years-how-to-prepare/

 

Humanized leadership footer image

Facebook page icon Google plus icon LinkedIn ID icon Twitter page icon Youtube channel icon Instagram page icon

Why capitalistic systems can fail

Ultimate self-improvement header-image

Why capitalistic systems can fail.

Repeat of article posted in beginning of 2015.

The Utopian capitalistic systems are in a crisis. How can it be?

Why are capitalistic systems now faltering after all the years of success in democratic Western cultured countries? If economists analyse the economic problems encountered in Western Europe over the last couple of years, what reasons do they come up with? What are the core mistakes or flaws?

Worldwide unemployment debt crisis image

Unsound decision making: For a private company to break even, total income must at least be equal to total cost. The law of productivity is that for productivity to be positive (more than a ratio of 1), total income must be more than total cost.

Although not measurable, it implies that the impact of labour on income (like all other cost categories), must also be more than the total cost of labour to company. If this principle can be broken down for each employee, it also implies that the CEO of a company must have a positive effect on profits (meaning his/her impact on total income must be more than his/her total cost to company).

The same view should be held about the remuneration of a Minister and Director of a Government department.

Now, if a private company has used up capital reserves and keeps on spending more than income, it will go bankrupt relatively fast, not so? If the Government of a country keeps on spending more than its income, it can print more money, borrow more in some or other form or simply raise taxes in many ways; but if it goes on for too long, it can drive a country into bankruptcy. The underlying reasons for the problem under discussion probably can be found in both the private and public sectors, but which one is the biggest culprit?

In the private sector we measure productivity of operations, processes, machinery & equipment in sophisticated manners. We call it productivity of cost of capital outlay and measure it in terms of payback period, return on investment (ROI) and net present value (NPV), to help us make wise economic and profitable decisions.

However, when it comes to measuring the productivity of human talent (capital), we are suddenly out of options, at a loss for words so to speak. The only remote and known measurement method we can use to encourage higher productivity in humans is by means of a performance management system. A proper performance management system can also regularly show up pockets of idleness and over-employment. To what extent do Governments use these methods?

The true basis of capitalism: The purest form of capitalism requires that a Government be as small as possible. It must be lean and mean (small, efficient and effective, with minimum taxes) so that private enterprise can flourish to create needed employment opportunities under conditions of free competition, with minimal distortions. These distortions usually start when stupid decisions are made by ruling political parties to entice more votes for an upcoming election process.

Governments moved away too far from true capitalism: It seems that ruling Governments have been allowed to become bloated and grow out of proportion, as if they wanted to create Kingdoms for themselves, enhancing individual positions to that of fat cats, instead of trying to fulfill the role of servants to their countries. They have slowly encroached as dictatorships, disguised under the umbrella of democracy. On the other hand, banks in the private sector have led Governments by the nose for too long.

Pertinent questions: If the above statements, assumptions and theories are found to be sound and true, or only partially true, one can begin to ask further questions about Governments, like:

1. Have they constantly ignored the advice of brilliant Economists in their countries?

2. Do they still chase the goal of minimum taxes?

3. Do they make use of a proper performance management system?

4. What methods do they apply for sound decision making?

5. Why have citizens allowed their Governments to grow out of proportion?

Future outlook: Some Economists are predicting that it will take Western European countries and the USA at least 30 years to recover from their present debt crisis. It is a pity to find the USA in the same boat, as we need them in the battle of expanding democracy on the worldwide political playing field.

For those who still live in a dream world, thinking nothing can go wrong with capitalistic systems, see further opinions on these pages:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Recession

http://recessionalert.com/world-recession-update/

http://recessionalert.com/world-recession-update-apr-2013/

http://ourfiniteworld.com/2013/01/06/2013-beginning-of-long-term-recession/

http://www.globalresearch.ca/worldwide-recession-forecast-for-global-economic-growth-the-failures-of-monetary-policy/5319355

http://www.cnbc.com/id/49898014

http://www.euronews.com/2013/05/03/european-commission-says-no-growth-until-2014/

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2013/05/global-manufacturing-stagnates-global.html

Conclusion: If the present situation are not regarded as a cruel wake-up call by the citizens of the countries in crisis, all the utopian visions and improved political systems developed over centuries, may turn out to have been in vain. Surely these Government have let them down in a big way.

What is wrong with capitalism nowadays?

Governments have created economically sick countries.

Article posted in beginning of 2015.

What is wrong with capitalistic systems in western cultured countries today? Capitalism started out great a few decades ago and brought about enormous economic growth, prosperity and development. Then gradually, over the past ten to fifteen years or so, the blooming apple started to turn sour. What are the reasons for this turnabout for the negative?

1. What we know is that Governments have become too big in employee numbers, salary and benefits increases and ambitious expansions of infrastructures. In short, Government expenditures have outgrown optimum levels. Governments have strived to become powerhouses like Kingdoms, with bloated kings and princes in charge.

2. They have forgotten the golden rule of capitalism, which is to keep taxes as low as possible to stimulate free enterprise activities and growth in the private sector. That is how job creation takes place.

3. Higher Government expenses must be financed with higher taxes in some or other form, so they start to tax individuals and businesses to a standstill. Add to that huge amounts of theft of public funds through corruption by Government officials and you have a surefire way of creating a fast rolling wall of economic recession or even depression!

Bloating Government Kingdoms image

This is what Robbie Plugh wrote several years ago:

“America is in deep trouble. Dead broke in fact. If America were a listed company, the plug would have been pulled long ago. The receivers would have checked out the books, pronounced the company dead and called time.

Like a family whose expenditures exceed income and then makes up the difference by borrowing on credit cards, the US government`s own deficit spending is largely financed by Asian central banks, notably China and Japan.

Did you know that just twenty years ago America was the largest creditor nation the world had ever known? Now it lays claim to being the largest ever debtor nation. After years of spending like a drunken sailor, America’s net foreign debt now approaches a staggering three trillion dollars.

Under the Bush administration the deterioration has been particularly rapid. Soaring government expenditures, greatly boosted by the Iraq war, tax give-aways, homeland security, all further undermine the financial well-being of the country.

Now you won’t hear much talk of this from government spokesman, nor from much of the sold-out mainstream press and business media. You certainly won’t hear it from the hucksters on Wall Street. To listen to them you would be forgiven for believing all is hunky-dory. They have managed to stage a mock recovery in the stock market and even pulled the dollar back a tad from recent heavy falls.

But, believe me, this is a smokescreen, a scam, much like the tale of the emperor’s clothes. A great nation brought to its knees while its politicians look on, seemingly helpless.

Alas, it gets worse. You see, five separate events are gathering strength and, like a perfect storm, will soon converge, causing massive economic turmoil. All of which leads inexorably to a major economic downturn

EVENT #1 – The “Twin Deficits” – the US Trade and Federal Budgets – spin mind-numbingly out of control and long-ago surpassed all records. To finance these deficits, the government relentlessly continues borrowing. Throughout history all great empires have collapsed, not at the hands of their enemies, but from within. They all went broke. It appears a tall task for America to avoid a similar fate.

EVENT #2 – A Dollar Collapse. Desperate for money the government turns to the printing press. The dollar bills get churned out, inflation takes hold, interest rates soar. No longer do the financial markets dissect the weekly money-supply figures. But the foreigners do. You can bet your boots alarm bells are ringing. They will stop lending, they will stop investing in US assets. The dollar has been dropping in the currency markets for three years now. It will continue. The dollar is doomed.

EVENT #3 – Housing Bubble Finally Bursts. For some years easy money brought a runaway jump in prices to near ludicrous levels. But times-they-are-a-changing. Mortgage arrears grow, as do foreclosures. Across the nation prices are weakening. Higher interest rates bring increased mortgage repayments, causing further foreclosures. Prices decline more, bringing with it the dreaded “mortgage deficit” – the mortgage exceeds the house values. This brings on more home sales. And so it continues.

EVENT #4 – Job Losses Pile Up. As our glorious “Captains of Industry” close or down-size plants throughout America, lured by slave labor in China, massive lay-offs ensue. The government loudly boasts new jobs are being found. Yeah, right. A once well-paid factory job replaced with a low-paid job at a Walmart store near you or at Pizza Hut. Economists call this the “employment gap” which simply results in less disposable income. In turn, company profits decline, more lay-offs … an endless cycle.

EVENT #5 – Stock Market Crash! Despite the best efforts of Wall Street’s finest to persuade you otherwise, the stock market is in trouble, there is no way back. With all the other events in play the market is poised to collapse. We shall be witnessing the mother of all crashes.

So what in the blazes can you do to protect yourself? In the second part of this article, I recommend five steps you should follow. In the meantime I would like to very briefly share one thought with you that will be greatly expanded upon in a next article: Vitally, get a second income. Work for yourself. If your job disappears at least you have a safety net. If this means working all the spare time given you, tough! What you do is your decision. Just make sure you are equipped to make it successful. The favored way must be to start an online business, probably the cheapest and simplest way to go. But do something. Get online and get your second income starting right now!

Worldwide debt crisis image

Facebook page icon Google plus icon LinkedIn ID icon Twitter page icon Youtube channel icon Instagram page icon

Backward decay of South Africa

Union buildings header

Going from bad to worse for South Africa

All aspects of life in South Africa have deteriorated from that of a developing country to that of a third world country, over the past 24 years of rule under the ANC.

ZAR flag image

What path is the once beautiful and beloved country going to take? Somewhere better, or down the drain like some other African countries or down the drain like most South African Government Departments, from 1994 to 2018?

Here below is the ugly truth of farm murders in Limpopo province only:

Limpopo Province farm murders image

See this video of a tragic case of murder in South Africa, which is a daily occurrence:

Over a period of 24 years local government institutions like municipalities, have constantly failed in providing services and dismally failed in financial management and performance. Yet over this period nothing has been done by the ANC party to rectify the job requirements for municipal board members, who are supposed to act like board members in the private sector.

In 24 years of rule, the ANC could not identify and rectify the reasons for failure of service delivery by local municipalities. All that must be corrected is to impose qualification standards for councilors.

The ANC members like to boast about ESCOM performing so good that power cuts are no longer taking place, but in reality demand went down to below capacity, due to higher tariffs.

Unemployment is at the highest ever with more than 31% and a further 130 000 job losses for 2018 already by October 2018. When will the ANC ever start to improve it?

Was the ANC Indaba in Polokwane in 2007 a failure because of a wrong choice for President? One cannot expect more from someone who hasn’t seen the inside of a school!

Over the years the bail-out money wasted on the financial survival of the SA Airways could have provided houses for all shack dwellers in the country. The ANC is running more than 200 of these type of Government organisations, so, the question is: “What is the grand total of money wasted on Government controlled organisations?

Is there one single National, Provincial or Local Government Department, which out-performed its supposed goals or where no corruption took place?

Is there one single National, Provincial or Local Government Department, which is not overloaded with manpower?

Was there one single National, Provincial or Local Government Department, which strictly appointed employees on the basis of competency requirements and potential?

It seems that the ANC at one stage thought unemployment could be alleviated by creating unnecessary job titles in Government and State Owned Organisations.

In the recent Parliament debate on transformation of land ownership without compensation, most black speakers conveyed immaturity by allowing hatred toward whites to overshadow logical wisdom.

How can there ever be an ideal of a rainbow nation while the ANC is doing all it can to shoot themselves in the foot with low moral values?

When Minister Trevor Manual tried to install a Performance Management System for Government Organisations, he was ousted out of Government.

What positive outcomes were ever achieved by President Zuma? What image is conveyed when a President of a country declares that “Corruption is a strange Western thing”.

Education is for the birds – just be streetwise, like President Zuma and his inner circle cronies!

Animated cat on book image

How does the ANC as a party evaluate its success over more than 24 years? Why don’t they use more competent black persons, who are available but ignored?

What is there that can make any South African citizen proud (brimming with pride)?

Why is Julius Malema employing whites?

Why is it necessary for Parliamentary enquiry commissions to replace law enforcement duties of relevant Departments?

What was the true reason for installing the automatic electronic toll gate system in Gauteng, in addition to the existing toll gates? It reminds one of the notorious arms deal in the 90’s. The electronic toll system is receiving heavy resistance due to suspicions of corruption associated with it.

State capture and far murders diagram image

The ANC party definitely performed exceptionally well in increasing poverty and unemployment. They have not used the opportunity afforded them for more than 24 years to prove to the people of the country any form of improvement.

It is only through the ANC Government where an employee can go on permanent leave with full payment for months and years on end (they call it suspension).

It is only through the ANC Government where an employee found guilty of corruption, can be rewarded for it by promotion elsewhere.

The root causes for all failures remain around insufficient knowledge and insufficient competencies.

morality values image

Is the country still moving forward to 2019 under a leaderless ANC ruling party?

Superman image

Do we have the Superman, who can do the necessary cleanup, fast enough?

It is actually real easy to find training manuals for improvement, that is, if one has an interest in improvement. The following two free to download examples underscore this statement:

1. Competency development guide for managers, by the United Nations:

Competency development guide for managers by the United Nations ecover

2. Training manual on police integrity, by The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF):

Training manual on police integrity by The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) ecover

Just click on the two images above to download the training manuals in PDF format.

The missing financial knowledge gap in Government.

The missing financial knowledge gap in most South African Government Organisations is locked up in the five essential financial skills for business people and non-financial managers:

Five missing financial skills in Government image

  1. Accounting principles
  2. Assessing financial performance
  3. Cash flow analysis
  4. Interpreting financial statements
  5. Reading a balance sheet

All five can be obtained free on the net. It can be downloaded individually. The images look like this:

Five needed financial skills in Government image

All five can also be downloaded for free in one zip file. The image for this download will look like this:

Five for free in one zip file image

Here is where to get all five: http://www.free-management-ebooks.com/

Again, it is very easy to get the knowledge, without any sweat, if the interest and willpower is there and not overshadowed by self-enrichment ambitions.

All about Project Management can also be obtained free of charge here:

http://www.free-management-ebooks.com/skills-project.htm

Changing street and town names is only a waste of time and huge amounts of money. It does not contribute an inch to building a rainbow nation. The highest potential contribution to building a rainbow nation is locked up in character building and building higher moral values, all through continuous education, continuous learning and continuous upbringing principles. Upbringing principles already start from an early age before school-going age! It must start at home from parenting care and influence and not entirely left to school teachers.

If 63% of new-born black babies will never know who their fathers are, not even to speak about the high rate of rape occurrences, how can there ever be positive cultural growth?

This is a cartoon image of a Viking of old:

Viking cartoon image

This is a picture of Vikings on the war path of centuries ago:

Viking era image

The era of the barbaric Vikings stopped centuries ago.

Read all about the Vikings here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikings and here: https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikings.

Keep up to date on what goes on in South Africa: https://southafricatoday.net/

How Governments can make capitalistic systems to fail, can be viewed here.

It has been proven time and time again that the best for a country, with a  capitalistic system, is when the leader of that country has a qualification and background in Economics and not the Law. If the leader of a country does not have the preferred qualification, he/she must at least have a good ear for advice from competent Economic advisers!

The easiest way to earn a remuneration package of R 3 to R 5  million or more per year, as a totally incompetent person for the job, is to be employed in Government. It is only through the ANC, where a State-owned bank can go bankrupt through looting. Julius Malema will never learn a life lesson or an economic lesson. He should be banned to Siberia, Russia, North-Korea or even China (where they work up to 16 hours per shift, every day of the week) for a few lessons! His graduation program at the University of South Africa, was not a big help in Economics. 

If Jacob Zuma is found guilty of high treason, must he then not be sentenced to die before a firing squad as of old?

In the mind’s eye of the beholder, thinking of the African National Congress, reminds one of the saying “Bloated in the glory of authority”.

In a survey of a few years ago under black University students, the results indicated that more than 90% of them would prefer to be employed in Government and not in the Private Sector. The main reason given was that they could then also participate in the “get rich schemes” of looting and stealing. What a way to go for a Country!

What happened to the Code of Conduct for Civil Servants, which existed up to the end of 1993?  Flushed down the drain like everything else, from 1994 till today?

Listen to this radio interview about the 100 billion rand irregular spending since 2008 (corruption) at Escom:

500 Billion rand blown in ten years!

Just remember, there are more than 200 State-Owned Organisations like Escom.

High treason, High treason! How can any voter still vote for the ANC? Only when one is overwhelmed by ignorance and stupidity!

If a project can be looked upon as “urgent”, no tenders are necessary.  All government departments, in all government levels and government owned organisations misused this loophole for self-enrichment! All this crookedness without any preventative internal financial risk control measurements; nor any worry how it is going inside the organisation one is supposed to be in charge of.

Who was the Architect of this grand theft scheme?

All Government related organisations must be investigated for fraud and corruption and not only where such rumours have surfaced.

Government corruption

Those culprits who participated in theft, demonstrated with those acts that they feel nothing for the millions of their jobless comrades struggling in poverty.

Corruption par excellence

Escom power tariffs should be 50% of what it is now!

Medupi and Kusile power stations:

The total price tag for the 4 764 MW Medupi power station, an Escom development near Lephalale in South Africa’s Limpopo province, now officially stands at R124,42 billion.

The same tragic story applies to Kusile power station, a coal-fired power plant under construction by state electricity utility Escom, about 15 kilometres north of the existing Kendal Power Station near Witbank, Mpumalanga.

Both these projects have become never-ending ANC money disaster projects. None of the commissions of enquiry have yet touched it. What have transpired so far from all the investigations is just the tip of the iceberg.

Why were all other power stations previously successfully built without a hitch?

Who were the contractors for Medupi and Kusile; State Owned, ANC Owned or Secretly owned by Escom officials, family or friends? Is it so difficult to investigate?

The big question is this: Will Zuma escape or face jail sentence?

28 farm attacks, 1 farm murder in November 2018 in South Africa

A total of 28 Farm attacks, one farm murder and one foiled farm attack took place in South Africa during November 2018 alone. Here are the statistics: Gauteng – eight, Western Cape – five, Freestate – one, KZN – three, Limpopo – three, Mpumalanga – five, North West – four and in the Eastern Cape… Read more

See how the ANC miserably failed to live up to the promise of Nelson Mandela of “not boarding the gravy train” or “live like fat cats”:

The ANC proved they feel nothing for their brothers and sisters living in dire circumstances and poverty.

Jacob Zuma was the Architect for inventing, introducing and upholding criminality throughout all Government structures for 9 years. He deprived the whole population of the country from a better life.

His period of reign will be remembered as the most shameful and scandalous the world has ever seen and at the same time resulted in the biggest disgrace to all black persons, who must now suffer from the perceived worldwide image degradation, in the eyes of other races, toward the black race.

Zuma created the worst damage to the perceived competencies and qualities of blacks, than any other person or group of persons will ever be able to do.

In his short period of leaderless reign, he led South Africa from being the best on the African Continent to being the worst!

He should be regarded by blacks as their greatest enemy.

To most South African citizens, Zuma will be remembered as the greatest destroyer of the ideal of building a rainbow nation.

The only way to get rid of the culture of corruption is to replace all government ministers, deputy ministers, directors and officials, who have benefited from corruption over the past ten years from 2008 to 2019.

This email was sent to the following valid email addresses on 22 February 2019:

To: Union Buildings Complaints/Public Enquiries presidentrsa@presidency.gov.za, Union Buildings Media Enquiries Khusela@presidency.gov.za, Personal Assistant to the President Malebo Sibiya malebo@presidency.gov.za, Office of Deputy President David Mabuza Deputypresident@presidency.gov.za, Department of Environmental Affairs callcentre@environment.gov.za, Health Minister minister@health.gov.za, Director-general of Health DG@health.gov.za

presidentrsa@presidency.gov.za
Khusela@presidency.gov.za
malebo@presidency.gov.za
Deputypresident@presidency.gov.za
callcentre@environment.gov.za
minister@health.gov.za
DG@health.gov.za

Subject: Notification of air pollution far above acceptable standards

It was broadcast on E-News TV today that more than 20 000 South African citizens die annually because of air pollution, which is more than road accident deaths per year.

It is not only a high burden on financial resources of our country, but is also a contravention of citizen human rights.

I have information that a group of people have already signed a petition against air pollution by the following cement Factory in Pretoria:

PPC Hercules Factory, Pretoria West
Address: Es’kia Mphahlele Dr, Eloff Estate 320-Jr, Pretoria, 0084

Someone in Government is definitely not doing its work like it is supposed to, be it Environmental Affairs or the Department of Health.

Here is a photo of proof how the suburb Capital Park is daily polluted with death threatening air particles:

Air pollution particles by cement factory image

It is not detectable with the naked eye, but when a vacuum cleaner is used, the dreadful life threatening foul air we have to inhale becomes very scary. It looks like pet animal hair, but it is not the case.

The vacuum filter capacity compartment is chock-full on a daily basis

Must we wait for another 24 years of ANC rule before departmental goals and objectives become fulfilled?

Will anything be done to rectify what is wrong, without a hooligan strike or protest actions?

Will big scale media covering be the only way forward?

They say Escom power stations create the most pollution, far above acceptable standards, but they are not alone; it is also the cement factories and any other factory with chimneys.

Industry chimney pollution image

From: Pierre Du Plessis”

End of email.

Let us now use this email above as a test.


The ANC put themselves on a road of self-destruction by big scale all-round incompetent appointments throughout all government structures. They have allowed palookas and hooligans to destroy the country.

The proof is in the highest unemployment and poverty levels like never before.

They have created Governing patterns with an utter lack of any useful control measures.

The image below is portraying the general lack of know-how from 1994 to the present day of 25 February 2019:

ANC self-destruction image

If it was so easy to steal from virtually every Government structure, how easy could it also happen with the lottery systems?

A dream changed to a nightmare image

There must be a writer or reporter who can recapture the ANC achievements and failures over the past 24 years from 1994 to 2018, as conveyed in the image below. I can make a free contribution to such a report for the period from 2005 to 2010 plus 2017/2018.

ANC majority rule over a period of 24 years image

In the past 24 years of rule the amount of money squandered by incompetency and the all out desire of self-enrichment, could have provided houses for all squatters in South Africa three times over.

In 2011 Julius Malema enrolled at UNISA for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and African languages, and he graduated in March 2016.

It would have been much wiser for him to enroll for an in-depth study of economics. It would have made him a far better political party leader and politician. He would then also have enabled himself to make less statements falling in the categories of stupidity and backwardness.

He could never be a great leader with his present limited intellectual insights.

Nationalization of mines, banks and other businesses is a high priority for Malema and his EFF political party. Although he lives in South Africa, he seems not to be aware of the fact that all state owned organizations (more than 200 already nationalized) have turned out as big financial disasters. He is preying on and misleading the huge portion of uneducated voters. Uneducated voters will either vote for the ANC or EFF political party. Either way, they will be voting themselves out of a better future life, as nothing will become better, but just deteriorate to more disasters.

A little joke follows here:

“Bizarre truth…Only in the new South-Africa…

In Mayfair, Johannesburg a fire destroyed a block of flats.

A Nigerian family of six con-artists lived on the first floor, and all six died in the fire.

An Islamic group of seven Somalian welfare cheats, all illegally in the country, lived on the second floor, and they, too, all perished in the fire.

Six local ex-cons lived on the 3rd floor and they too, died.

One white couple lived on the top floor. The couple survived the fire.

Hearing this on national news, Julius Malema and Zwelinzima Vavi were furious. They flew into Jo’burg, teamed-up with Jacob Zuma and quickly demanded a meeting with the Fire Chief. On camera, they loudly demanded to know why the blacks all died in the ‘racist’ fire and only the white couple lived.

The Fire Chief replied, “The whites were at work.””


Interpreting the crimes, it seems that after hundreds of years of extinction of barbarism in other parts of the world, it still lives on in South Africa.


South Africa is going nowhere in the years to come, if the Government of the day, whoever it may be, does not implement a proper performance management system, throughout all government institutions and all government levels.

Without the right performance management system, there will be no improvements in any type of service delivery to the citizens of the country.

This is a proven fact if one looks back at the past 25 years.


Let us now go to more positiveness in life:

This is how one builds character and culture from a young age:

You can download this booklet free, right here, by left clicking on the image below. This product below should be used by all teachers and parents to uplift the morality, character, and culture of children. It includes activities for elementary, middle and high school-aged children.
It is a shame that our own government does not have something like this.

Helping Your Child Become a Responsible Citizen:

Helping your child become a responsible citizen e-guide e-cover

This e-book is made available through the courtesy of The Department of Education of the Unites States of America.

Just as children must be taught to read and write, solve math problems, and understand science concepts and events in history, so must they be guided in developing the qualities of character that are valued by their families and by the communities in which they live.

This booklet provides information about the values and skills that make up character and good citizenship and what you can do to help your child develop strong character.

It suggests activities that you and your school-aged children can do to put those values to work in your daily lives and tips for working with teachers and schools to ensure that you act together to promote the basic values that you want your child to learn and use.

Contents:

With activities for elementary, middle and high school-aged children:

1. Title Page
2. Foreword
3. Introduction
4. What Does “Strong Character” Mean?

  • Compassion
  • Honesty and Fairness
  • Self-discipline
  • Good Judgment
  • Respect for Others
  • Self-respect
  • Courage
  • Responsibility
  • Citizenship and Patriotism

5. How Can We Help Children Learn about Character?

  • Set a Good Example
  • Set High Standards and Clear Expectations
  • Coach
  • Use Literature

6. Activities

  • Getting to Know Others—from Near and Far
  • Gifts from the Heart
  • Telling the Truth
  • Think about It
  • Keep Trying
  • Making Decisions
  • Magic Words, Caring Deeds
  • There’s a Monster in My Room!
  • OOPS!
  • Stand Up for Yourself
  • Helping Out
  • More Than Chores
  • Our Heroes!
  • How Can I Be of Service?
  • Coping
  • Are You My Friend?
  • Listen to Your Feelings
  • Share a Story

7. Dealing with Media Pressures

8. Working with Teachers and Schools to Build Character

9. Resources

  • Books That Can Support Character Development
  • Children’s Magazines
  • Booklists

10. Bibliography
11. Acknowledgments
12. No Child Left Behind

“A person in a position of authority can only be as good as the subordinates can make him/her”.

Click the e-book image below to read the amazing revelations in a PDF file:

Blinking moth eyes animation

Explanatory description of a best system

The miracle of short interval control inside our self-propelled performance management system:

The miracle of short interval control in accordance with the sergeant stripes principle, is that it opens up the opportunity for self-control and self-correction of deviations, on all levels, before a job position on a particular level has to report to the next higher level. It also minimises the control function and control frequency, by each consecutive higher level manager, so that supervision and control over subordinates become almost self-regulatory.

The great challenge for organisations is to progress from occasional backward looking performance appraisals based on historic performance, to regular forward looking performance management based on continuous corrective actions at a differentiating shorter control and planning time scale for each hierarchical level (planning, controlling and reporting according to the Sergeant Stripes Principle).

The strategic plan becomes alive through continuous short interval corrective actions.

So, we can rightfully name it as “The self-propelled performance management system”.

Quote: “Encourage and empower subordinates to empower yourself!”

Also read our post on service delivery by Governments here.

Local municipal councillors footer

What is your prediction for the future of South Africa? Will the Government lead the country to somewhere or to nowhere?

See this video of early 2019:

By Peter Murray:

“In 1990 – 31 Farm attacks recorded
In 1991 – 83 Farm attacks recorded
In 1992 – 113 Farm attacks recorded
In 1993 – 166 Farm attacks recorded
In 1994 – 122 Farm attacks recorded ( ANC Take over )
In 1995 – 113 Farm attacks recorded
In 1996 – 84 Farm attacks recorded
In 1997 – 158 Farm attacks recorded
In 1998 – 237 Farm attacks recorded
In 1999 – 191 Farm attacks recorded
In 2000 – 233 Farm attacks recorded
In 2001 – 162 Farm attacks recorded
In 2002 – 239 Farm attacks recorded
In 2003 – 193 Farm attacks recorded
In 2004 – 123 Farm attacks recorded
In 2005 – 108 Farm attacks recorded
In 2006 – 99 Farm attacks recorded
In 2007 – 106 Farm attacks recorded
In 2008 – 192 Farm attacks recorded
In 2009 – 169 Farm attacks recorded
In 2010 – 141 Farm attacks recorded
In 2011 – 92 Farm attacks recorded
In 2012 – 153 Farm attacks recorded
In 2013 – 181 Farm attacks recorded
*On 5 December 2013, Nelson Mandela passes away. I wish to focus your attention on the fact that with 3096 Farm attacks between 1994 and 2013, Nelsom mandela has not made any serious effort to stop farm Murders.
In 2014 the EFF ( Economic freedom fighters ) Participated in the General elections for the first time.
In 2014 – 490 Farm attacks recorded
In 2015 – 318 Farm attacks recorded
In 2016 – 357 Farm attacks recorded
Statistics 2016 / 2017 recorded a further 27.5% Increase in Farm attacks”

By Peter Murray:

“Black people” blame “white people” instead of looking at the actions of their own!!!!

“But the facts are:

Whites did NOT vote ANC into power;
Whites did NOT sell SA to Gupta’s;
Whites did NOT ‘loot’ SAA, Eskom, Denel, Health dept, Gov.;
Whites did NOT sell SA’s oil reserves ;
Whites are NOT responsible for disfuctional ANC municipalities;
Whites did NOT lose R30+ billion of State workers pensions.
Whites did NOT fix bankers exchange rate.
White did NOT kill over 200 with listeriosis containing food.
Whites did NOT rig the price of bread.
Whites did NOT collude in construction tenders.
Whites did NOT create poverty and job losses;
Whites did NOT build N’Kandlas ……… and so we can carry on ………”.

The single most important goal/objective, responsibility and liability of President Zuma was to ensure the peak performance of Provincial Governments, the SADF, the SAPS, other Government organisations on the same level and other State-owned organisations reporting to him. Does he know anything at all about strategic planning or was corruption planning overshadowing everything else? Who wants to rate him on this?

The single most important goal/objective, responsibility and liability of a Provincial Goverment Leader was to ensure the peak performance of own organisation and local governments reporting to him. Have they all just followed in Zuma’s footsteps? Have they failed or passed?

The whole grand ANC failure could have been predicted years ago, if someone just investigated and analised Zuma’s background and knowledge. He was totally unfit for the job of President of a country.

Question: Why are so many professionally educated and competent black South Africans leaving South Africa now for better destinies elsewhere?

All the squandered money of the past 25 years could have provided full service delivery of all thinkable facilities, to all communities, including housing and jobs, more than two times over.

Unemployment and poverty in South Africa are now on voting day (2019), the highest since the Great Depression in the 1940’s.

According to his evidence during the Zondo commission enquiry, Jacob Zuma conveyed the following denials of his time as President:

1. He had no liability nor any responsibility for appointment of people who were supposed to report to him.
2. He had no liability nor any responsibility for controlling the performance of people or Government organisations who were supposed to report to him.
3. He had no liability nor any responsibility for leading South Africa anywhere.

From the above evidence it can logically be deducted that he believe he was President of another Country somewhere in an unknown Universe. If this is the sad reality and truth of the ANC Policy, then why do South Africa need a President? It also indicates that the position of President is in dire need of job requirements and goal setting befitting a President of a Country.

The ANC rule over the past 25 years was pathetic and can be regarded as an utter waste of time.

It seems that The ANC Central Committee Management members have no idea what the functions or purpose of a President must be. The Job of President must have a mission statement, a vision statement, objectives to plan for and performance measured annually on how good goal achievement was. Furthermore it must have job requirement specifications against which candidates can be evaluated.

Jacob Zuma is actually fingering the Central Committee as the culprit during his evidence before the Zondo commission. According to him he had nothing to do with State Capture. He failed in every aspect of a President and The Central Committee allowed him that, without ever calling him to order.

Bribed out of a country which is now gonners image

Facebook page icon Google plus icon LinkedIn ID icon Twitter page icon Youtube channel icon Instagram page icon

How to get higher marks in exams

Free study techniques header cover

How to get higher marks in exams

Have you got an important test coming up that you really want to ace? Do you generally want to improve your grades? There are a number of tricks and practices which can significantly improve your chances of scoring high on a test. This article will help you in studying, analysing and solving exam questions, so read on!

1. Absorbing knowledge efficiently

1.1 Pay attention in your classes and concentrate. The best thing you can do to raise your test scores is to pay attention when you’re supposed to be learning the material: in class! Letting your mind wander or not showing up at all are both likely to make you miss out on key information that will later appear on tests.

1.2 Take good notes. This is important if you want to have an easier time studying later. Not only will writing the information down as you learn it help you in absorbing the information and paying attention, but you’ll have a reference for when you go to study later.

1.3 Do your homework. Homework, such as assignments and at-home reading are where you will find the rest of the information that will be on tests, so doing this homework is important. Schedule time and set aside a quiet place just for homework to help beat the procrastination blues.

1.4 Use mnemonics and other tricks. Various memory tricks really can be useful for remembering certain things like numbers, categories, and lists. Just make sure that you learn them correctly and don’t mix them up!

• Mnemonics are phrases which can help you remember the order of certain things. For example, “Katy Perry Came Over for Great Songs” is a great way to remember the biological classifications (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species).
• Another memory trick is if you have to remember a string of numbers. Instead of trying to remember 2537610925, for example, break it up like a phone number: 253-761-0925. You can break up dates this way too. 14 Oct 1066 (the Battle of Hastings) can become a locker combination: 14-10-66.

1.5 Do practice tests. Ask your teacher or go online and print a few practice tests. Taking a practice test will help you figure out how much information you actually know vs how much information you think you know. Knowing your weak spots before a test is crucial!

2. Studying like a pro

2.1 Study frequently. Studying hard for only a few hours the night before the test isn’t going to help ensure perfect scores. If you really want to ace those exams, study old and new material every day, or at least several times a week. This will make test-taking a breeze.

• Take study breaks. When you study, make sure you take a 5-10 minute break after every 30 minutes of study. This will help keep your brain from getting overloaded and give it more time to absorb the information.
• On study breaks, try not to fill your brain with more information, even if that information is more about your favourite celebrity’s latest concert rather than Winston Churchill’s foreign policy.

2.2 Study according to your learning style. You may know that different people have different learning styles. Some people are visual learners, some people prefer sound, some need physical motion, and so on. Know how you learn best and work that into how you study.

• For example, if you learn better by physically doing things, try walking around while you study. If you learn better with sounds associated with the information, listen to music while you study. If you’re a visual learner, make a chart of the information you have to know.

2.3 Take advantage of sense memory. Your brain is pretty good at associating smells or sounds with ideas or memories. You should take advantage of this! While you’re studying, wear some unusual cologne or perfume (with a smell you don’t usually encounter) and then expose yourself to that smell again right before or during a test.

2.4 Listen to music . Your teacher probably won’t let you have headphones during a test, but you should at least listen to music, specifically classical music, right before taking a test.[1] Studies have proven that exposure to certain types of music right before rigorous mental activity can really help, by waking up your brain and increasing your awareness.

3. Preparing your body

3.1 Eat right. The most important thing is to eat, full stop. Being hungry during a test will distract you and make you tired. Don’t eat too soon before a test though, as some foods can make you tired. Instead, make sure you get a meal filled with lean protein before you have to take a test.

• Eating healthy will generally boost brain performance too, so make sure you’re always eating a healthy diet to help you learn all through school.

3.2 Sleep well. If you don’t sleep you won’t be able to focus when the pressure’s on! Make sure to go to bed early the night before a test, rather than staying up all night to study. Your brain won’t be able to hold on to all that crammed information anyway.

3.3 Have all the necessary supplies. Go to your test with all of the calculators, pens, pencils, blank paper, and other supplies you might need. Not having these things could mean you’ll have a much harder time!

3.4 Drink lots of water. Getting dehydrated during a test can be distracting and reduce your ability to think clearly. Stay hydrated before your test and bring a bottle of water with you to the test as well.

3.5 Don’t do anything different. If you aren’t used to drinking coffee, now is a bad time to start. Try not to do anything different in your basic routine the day of or the night before the test. This can really throw you off.

4. Acing the test

4.1 Write important things down first. As soon as the test starts, write down all formulas or other important information on some scratch paper before you start going through the questions. This will help keep you from blanking when you need that information later.

4.2 Do the problems you know first. Always do the fast, easy problems to which you know the answer first. This will help make sure that you get as much of the test done as possible. If you get stuck, just move on to the next problem that you can answer quickly.

4.3 Cross out the wrong answers. Once you’ve answered the questions you know, move on to the ones you’re not sure about. When you’re dealing with multiple choice questions, eliminating answers that you know are impossible or silly will help you better decide between the possible options.

4.4 Look for clues in the other questions. Sometimes the answer to a question can be contained within or hinted at in another question on the test. Look at other answers or questions to help jog your memory.

4.5 Never leave questions blank. Unless you’re docked for incorrect answers, never just leave a question blank. Especially if it’s multiple choice; you’ll at least have a 25% chance of getting the right answer.

• As mentioned above, this is where eliminating wrong answers will come in handy.

4.6 Pace yourself. This is important! Always keep track of how much time you have and try to use your time wisely. You can always go back to check or improve your answers later!

5. More study tips:

• Focus. When studying for your exam, be somewhere where there are no distractions. Also, make sure you have eaten and have had plenty of sleep, otherwise you could become tired and unfocused easily. Have no distracting things around you.
• Get rid of any unnecessary ‘time wasting mechanisms’ while studying. This includes TV, computer (only if you need Internet access), mobile phones, tablet, or even your siblings!
• Studying while containing fear inside yourself is a waste. Get rid of fear and any other possible bad feelings before studying.
• A good timetable will help you. You may organize it in such a way that a long/hard subject takes more space than a short/easy subject. Remember, however, that all subjects should be studied.
• Make notes while studying. Write a synopsis for your subject if you are studying it for the first time/ in the beginning of the school year. This will help you in the future examinations by allowing you to remember the contents of your subjects.
• Make a list of all the things you need to do to study for each subject, and how long you think it will take you. Use this information to make up a study timetable. Be certain that you have given yourself all the time you think you need, plus a little extra per subject, in your study plan. Also make sure your study plan has enough space in it, so if something comes up one day, you can shuffle around your plan so that you don’t lose study time.
• Study in a silent place, so that your mind won’t be distracted from what you’re studying.
• Never fret over lost marks in previous exams and get depressed. Instead, take a deep breath whenever you think about it, be optimistic and study well for upcoming exams. This will help you to do well in your exams.
• There is no shortcut to success. For this reason, you have to make a great deal of effort.
• Studying while having something in mind that you want to do is a waste of time. Do everything you want first then study; as your brain will not beg you to stop studying. However, if you have nothing in mind, then don’t play (for example) before studying – finish your job towards school and then enjoy in the rest of the day.
• Attempt the questions which you find easy first and then the ones that seem harder.
• Study in phases. Each phase should not exceed 40 minutes in time. Take a break after each phase (up to 20 minutes).
• Write clearly and be direct to the point. Don’t write any irrelevant information. Don’t wrap the right answer in a wrong answer. Write in full sentences. Don’t expect the examiner to link your sentences, fill in the space or any other thing. Think that the examiner is your little brother, and you are explaining to him.
• Each subject has a unique way of preparing, studying and answering its questions. Some competitive exams (university exams, for example) need a long and complex preparation, while your school exams may need preparation of one or two weeks.
• When you are preparing for a test or exam- forget about the actual test or an exam and just know that what you are doing exactly.
• Never try to study at the last moment, because it doesn’t work and you will forget everything that you learned in the past 2 hours.
• Make sure you are studying in a place with bright light. It will make you feel fresh.
• Never try to cheat in exam or any type of test.
• Have a good night’s sleep and wake up early in the morning to go over the topic. This helps refresh your mind, helping you consume information easier rather than going it over at night when your mind is tired.
• Don’t use cell phones and social media while studying, even when you are on a break.
• Search the internet for some good tips for studying and jot them down in a notebook or a piece of paper.

6. Warnings

• Do not be overconfident. If you are, then your grades will slip. For example, you get 95/100 in you maths exam, and if you think you don’t need to study, your second exam you will get 80/100.
• Never try to cheat. You are very likely to get caught, which would result in a zero. Be confident. Believe in yourself. If you have the attitude to do well, then you will!

Source: https://www.wikihow.com/Get-Higher-Marks-in-Exams

More free study tips:

https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/health-and-support/exam-preparation-ten-study-tips

https://www.examtime.com/blog/study-hacks/

https://www.wikihow.com/Study-For-Exams

http://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/studying-training/studying-tips-resources/top-10-exam-tips

https://student.unsw.edu.au/studying-exams

https://blog.suny.edu/2013/12/scientifically-the-best-ways-to-prepare-for-final-exams/

https://www.howtostudy.com/study-smart-before-exams/

https://www.daniel-wong.com/2015/08/17/study-smart/

https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/exams/exam-study-tips/exam-study-tips

The Best Music for Study? Boost Productivity with These Proven Tips and Listens

Here’s another excellent article: https://oneclass.com/blog/not-listed/119163-how-to-write-exams-25-successful-exam-techniques-for-multiple-choice-essay-and-quantitative-exams.en.html

Get some more valuable study tips here:

https://www.mydegreeguide.com/how-to-study-tips/

No matter how intensive and hard you search, the best study techniques on the planet is right here under your nose. It is the first priority for a better lifelong career path for all young people.

Click me to see it cartoon image
Download this free PDF e-guide by clicking on the image. It is titled “What are the differences between Secondary Education (High School) and Tertiary Education (College/University)?” It is intended as a Wake up call to High School Scholars.

Wake up call to high schoolers e-guide e-cover
Believe in yourself footer cover