Tomorrow marks a month before Christmas Eve. YAAAY lol. A few things come to mind however of the year thats now passed.
Have you managed to achieve the goals you set out at the start of the year?
Look, if you've read my About Page, you'd notice I hail from Limpopo (jokingly sometimes reffered to as the "other" province of Zimbabwe), and am now conversing the highways and by-ways of South Africa's Gangster Paradise.
The start of my year saw me resigning from a notorious company known internationally for selling the most expensive domestic vacuum cleaner in the world. It was tough and depleting my fuel.
Then I moved on to an IT company that developed websites using *AHEM*, wait for it...Wordpress. That was fun in its own rights, but also too competitive. Every Tom, Dick and Dumisani is building websites now dirt cheap.
So what was my main goal this year?
Well having moved provinces, and settling down to the fast paced lifestyle here (and its just not the highways that are fast), it was to find a meaningful job. But not just any job, a career. And I can honestly say I've found it. Anyone that personally knows me, knows that my happiness lies in or is dependant on me being on the road at all times. Meeting new people. Helping people achieving their goals.
Reflecting back on the year passed, I've surely gotten to meet some interesting people, that I will take forward with me as I focus on gathering all my eggs for next years roll out. (Note the keywords in my last sentance). A special shout out to Rauri, my ex mentor and trainer at work. Buddy, you're doing great things for the community. Keep it up.
As you read this, where ever you may be in the world, think back to how this year was for you. Where you maybe went wrong, or how excellent it was for you, always remembering that you are your own obstacle to your own success. Never let the fear of the unknown overwhelm you or make you afraid. Keep pushing, and results will come your way. Thats how I kept my head above the water.
Stay blessed y'all.
Damn, it's been like 17 months since my last post, makes one wonder where I've been all this time? Well I've been lurking and loitering around Johannesburg, South Africa's crime capital. Well, not entirely, in one of the suburbs of it!
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Tradesman On Call
So the last week or so I've been out of my home town (hence the quietness). I been on business, something new I've started up,and boy marketing is a whole different world when you need to sell something.
But whether its selling cars or blogging, marketing is a universal voice that has to be done. Advertising is a form of marketing and after you try one style of marketing, you can start seeing the difference when you change a few things here and there.
Hand to hand marketing lets you deal with your clients personally and these are a tough bunch to please. What one wants, the other does not. Being able to be flexible to serve everyone IS a must if you want to be successful.
My marketing isnt over in Gauteng. I'll still be here a few days. I miss my blogging and I miss my readers. But I will be back. (in this meantime, I'm also conducting a bit of research and will have the stats ready in a few days time for you all as to why marketing is essential.) Enjoy...:-)
Does it ever happen to you that the thing you're searching for is never the thing you find, except that you find something else instead?
Yep, me too.
Today I was searching for ways to intergrate my Blog and Facebook together (as in putting my feed address somewhere where Facebook has since disabled probably from 2012). Then reading some Google searches I remembered seeing something I saw on some very well laid out Blogs. It made me think of just how well is your Blogs reach?
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So I spent my weekend with my fiance, Virginia, and in-laws at their home some distance out of town. It was nice to get out of town for a while and relax where it's quiet and spend time with my two little boys, away from the hustle and bustle of town life.
What do you do to get it right? Well it happened to me, and I'll tell you the simple answer to it below.
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Without further ado, read on.
I remember back in the day when Big Brother first screened on public t.v, how every one was fascinated by it. I mean who doesn't like to see what happens to people locked up in the house for 90 days with the camera's rolling 24/7. Who doesn't like to see what goes bump in the night? Remember Bad Brad?