Monday Musings 5 October: When truth is stranger than fiction

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You’d be forgiven for thinking 2020 was a year-long April Fool’s joke. If 2020 was a movie, what genre would it be? We’d wager an eclectic mix of science fiction, horror and fantasy with more than a good dose of dark comedy.  Truth may just be stranger than fiction. In our current reality, here’s what made headlines this past week – from the […]

Monday Musings 7 September: That holiday feeling

Monday Musings 7 September: That holiday feeling 1

Missing that holiday feeling? Now that Mzansi is open and spring is colouring the ground in a kaleidoscope of shades, travel-hungry South Africans are bounding out of doors to breathe in the fresh air and explore. Turns out the joy of that holiday feeling has far more important and long-term benefits than just a boost […]

#TravelTuesday 11 August: Remember #TravelTuesday?

#TravelTuesday 11 August: Remember #TravelTuesday? 2

Welcome back to a four day week kickstarting this #TravelTuesday. If the familiar hashtag makes you a little sad, don’t let it. There are silver linings popping up on those clouds as humanity gets more creative and ingenious in adapting to our new daily realities.   First and foremost, Happy Women’s Month to all the fierce and fearless women in travel and tourism. […]

Monday Musings 13 July: When life gives you lemons

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More than 100 days after we first went into lockdown and the lemons are piling up. As we buckle down for another tough month, perhaps the toughest yet, the one thing we must hold on to more firmly than ever, is our hope. So, in the interest of seeing the jar half full, the silver […]

Monday Musings 15 June: Is hand sanitiser the new sunscreen?

Monday Musings 15 June: Is hand sanitiser the new sunscreen? 3

The world is starting to wake from its pandemic slumber and slowly, cautiously and carefully, beginning to dream of the future. A future that hopefully includes palm trees and piña coladas, snow-studded landscapes, or at the very least, a good red by a cosy fire (not in your living room). We all know the holy […]

5 Fundamentals of good time management

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To best utilise my time for maximum, and most importantly, valuable output, I signed up for this LinkedIn Learning Time Management Course run by Dave Crenshaw. Crenshaw was diagnosed as “off-the-charts” ADHD, yet used this as a personal challenge to implement simple systems to improve his focus and productivity. Today, he is a renowned author […]

Marketing minimalism: taking marketing back to the basics

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Does the phrase “spark joy” ring a bell? Organising consultant and tidying expert extraordinaire Marie Kondo promotes a method of decluttering that has swept the globe, inspiring millions to embrace minimalism. The KonMari method encourages the neat-freak organiser and hoarder to give a long, hard look at everything they have and only keep the items […]