Author: Jacky Baz

What babies teach us about goals

Isn’t it annoying when people keep telling you to set goals? I mean how can you set goals when all you know is that you are unhappy but you haven’t a clue about what to change. Then you look at at all these go-getters with their lofty goals and think, “I’ll never achieve that!” Just thinking about setting goals can […]

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Stop waiting for tomorrow

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present”                                                                                     […]

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Whose life is it anyway?

Too often we give into the influence of others, forgoing our own happiness. Most of the time we do so because we want to avoid confrontation or to be socially accepted. We tell children not to give in to peer pressure and yet that is exactly what we do as adults. The difference is that we see peer pressure in […]

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Letting go of anger

Have you ever felt so angry that you could scream or punch something? The worst thing about anger is that it is very difficult to let go of, it seems to take over and constantly simmer beneath the surface. It isn’t like you are angry one minute and calm the next. It sits there inside of you, feeding off your […]

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Taking control of your life

Do you ever feel like you have absolutely no control over your life? Between rushing around playing taxi for your kids, meeting demanding deadlines at work, having to attend social obligations, keeping on top of housework and everything on your to-do list it just feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day. It can feel like  your life isn’t […]

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Understanding your self-doubt

How often do you talk yourself out of doing something that you really want to do? You may talk yourself out of going for a promotion at work, moving home, taking a trip of a life time or even telling yourself that you will fail even though you are on track to achieving success. Self-doubt is a terrible barrier to […]

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In Pursuit of Happiness

Everyone wants to be happy but what is happiness exactly? It is a feeling of contentment, of fulfilment – feeling like you are valued and that your life has meaning. But are we looking for happiness in the right place? Unfortunately today too many people are stressed out, leading very busy lives but they feel a void in their lives. […]

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Successful person

Why some people achieve success and others don’t

As a coach having worked both in South Africa and overseas, I have had the privilege of working with people from many different backgrounds. Some have had privileged upbringings while others have had humble beginnings. I have worked with people from different cultures with different values and beliefs and I have witnessed people from all these different groups achieve success. So what causes […]

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Repeat customers

How to create repeat customers

A mistake business owners tend to make when trying to grow their businesses is that they focus on attracting new customers and neglect their existing, or past, customers. The key to building a sustainable business is to ensure you have regular, repeat customers. In fact customer retention is far easier than attracting new customers after all they already know you, […]

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Imposter syndrome

Do you have imposter syndrome?

Imposter syndrome can strike at any time. It can hit you just before you give a presentation, when you are in an important meeting, or pitching to a prospective client or customer. It pushes all your negative self beliefs to the foreground making you anxious. Your  brain becomes overloaded with self doubt, and your self-confidence plummets. You start to think “What the hell am […]

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