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Earth, Fire, Air, Water, Change: The Five Fundamental Elements of Effective Thinking

“The root of success in everything, from academics to business to leadership to personal relationships and everything else is thinking,” writes Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird in their punchy book, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking (2012). “Whether it’s thinking disguised as intuition or as good values or as decision making or problem-solving or creativity, it’s all thinking.” Equipping young people with the

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Skills Development For After School Care (ASC) Workers

The Western Cape’s After School Care (ASC) sector must rise to meet the very serious challenges currently facing our youth. The establishment of the After School Game Changer initiative by the Premier’s office is a strong indication of the dire need to alter the current trajectory too many of our youth are confronted with. “There are far too many young people in the province

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How Not To Get Captured: Two Basic Meditations To Help Master Your Monkey Mind

There’s a seemingly trite truth that we always live in the now. When we try to grapple with the present moment, however, we find that focusing our attention and not getting swept away in the flow of our own thoughts and emotions is extremely difficult. Few people are aware of just how chaotic their minds are moment-to-moment—ideas, thoughts, images and feelings just emerge and

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Mike Bruton On How To Become A Great Inventor: 40 Insights From “What A Great Idea!”

In her foreword to Mike Bruton’s new book, What A Great Idea! Awesome South African Inventions (2017), the Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs Naledi Pandor, wrote, “It is very important that we, as South Africans, should be creative and innovative, so that we can both improve what we do on a regular basis and so that we can introduce radical new inventions to

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