Does passion lead to burn-out?


To have passion for what you do is good for business! Or is it? Recent psychological research suggests that some forms of passion may be detrimental, writes Scott Barry Kaufman of New York University in a Harvard Business Review article. He refers to two “flavours” of passion: harmonious and obsessive, and how it relates to […]

Switch off your inbox to get things done & increase productivity


Imagine getting five important tasks done every day, instead of just your usual four! Well, you can achieve this incredible increase in productivity by taking just one simple step — switch off your message-reminders! You can get into your flow and increase your productivity with 17{e42095093a56873cd52ce328b684ec04090f01af8d3dd0862e56b9475caff4d7} by removing distractions such as new inbox alerts on […]

Attention Management Tip For Productivity

“Focus your undivided attention on a task during an uninterrupted block of time.” This is today’s “attention management” tip for productivity in your work, from Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, as explained in his book Good Business – Leadership, Flow and the Making of Meaning. On average it takes you between 15 minutes and an hour to complete […]

Get Ready For The Silly Season

Here is another BizTip for entrepreneurs who want to take their future into their own hands by making most of the upcoming holiday period: “Get Ready For The Silly Season”. Christoff Oosthuysen is the resident business coach on Randall Abrahams’ weekly radio show, Point of View. Here is another of the weekly BizTips… BizTip – […]

It depends on the weather…

Gerrit Cloete

Just read this thought-provoking story by Gerrit Cloete of Productivity Pit Stop. Here is an extract: [quote]”…then he asked me: “Where do you stay now?”“Just up here in High Cape – and you?”“It depends on the weather”, he says.“If it is warm I sleep on the sidewalk or maybe under the bridge. If it windy […]

Follow Your Own 12-Step Guide To Success


Compile your own handbook to describe the customised steps you should take to achieve the results you’ve been dreaming about – not only for your business, but also for yourself. It’s not only cheaper than doing an MBA, but also much quicker and customised for you! The advice below by Christoff Oosthuysen to compile your […]

Enjoy What You Are Doing

The first of Richard Branson’s Five Secrets to Business Success is “Enjoy What You Are Doing”. He says that because you spend a huge amount of time on hard work, it’s best that you enjoy it. When he started Virgin he just wanted to do something he enjoyed, which would also “pay the bills”. He […]