Ways to reclaim your positive energy (Part 1 of 2)

Is your well running dry? Do you experience being in a black hole? Do you need new energy? Completing this Positive Energy Canvas (click here for printable canvas) will help you to achieve positive energy results. Take time out on your own or with someone who you know well and complete Part 1 of this […]

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Innovation Canvas®: another way to look at issues and opportunities

The Innovation Canvas® forces a group of people to look through six frames at any issue, problem or innovation opportunity. The canvas focuses your attention through a triangle, circle, square, heart, diamond and step. It is simple to use, but very effective and clarifying. It helps to process information by forcing you to look at […]

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How to write a bio for your business

A biography – also called a bio – is basically a short CV to give your target audience an instant overview of you and your business. You need a bio to give to prospective clients, to put in a proposal, application or conference brochure, or to post on LinkedIn or a website. It can make […]

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The power of assumptions

In our daily interactions we make on-the-fly assumptions about people or situations. Assumptions impact our behaviour in that they influence how we engage with others and how we make decisions. Our assumptions are based on our values, beliefs and experience, and we apply them unconsciously. Understanding the assumptions you hold can help you in situations […]

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Lemon and Granadilla Yoghurt Treats (Gluten-free)

Delightful smooth and lemony Good Food Diet desserts, topped with exotic granadilla. These cool, tangy yoghurt desserts are super refreshing. Perfect to end, or even start, a summer meal. With their seductively sweet-tart flavour they also deserve a place on Indian, Oriental, Greek and Middle Eastern menus. Purple passion Passion fruit and granadilla are two […]

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Innovating customer experience: We only have three customers

It is important for an innovative leader to remember that your company only has three customers: The ones buying from you now, the ones who bought from you in the past, and the ones who could buy from you in the future. Or as I like to call them, the alreadies, lefties and barelies. This […]

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Seven steps to conquer burnout

In the previous articles on this topic, I have described the burnout phases as well as how to identify them. In this article, I suggest a seven-step process to cope with burnout. Step 1: Stop and take stock Look the Burnout Monster in the eye. If, after reading the previous articles, you have this nagging […]

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Rustic Bacon and Walnut Brown Rice (Gluten-free)

A gluten-free Good Food Diet rice dish – high in fibre and rich in Omega 3 fatty acids Want to boost your fibre and Omega 3 intake and at the same time enjoy a delicious, comforting dish? Yes, you can! This rustic rice dish with its smoky bacon and walnut flavours, balanced by fresh, raw […]

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How to match food and wine

Wine is becoming increasingly popular, and people are becoming more knowledgeable about wine. However, I think most people still lack confidence when it comes to exploring new labels, unusual varieties, and food and wine pairing. It is great to say that wine is all about individual taste and preference, but you don’t really want to […]

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What does your business card say about you?

Printed business cards are still important – even in a world flooded with electronic communication. When you are giving someone a well-designed business card, you are saying: “I’m real and my business is real. Because I respect myself and I respect you as a client or colleague, I’ve put in some effort to make my business […]

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