The link between pilgrimages and entrepreneurship

Have a look at the following interview done by Martelize Brink and Johan Rademan of RSG with Dr Nico de Klerk in which he talks about the concept of a pilgrimage, his learnings on his own pilgrimages, including the Camino de Santiago in Span, and the Long Walk Project in which he, as CEO of the StreetBiz Foundation, is walking across South Africa over a period of four months, talking to, and listening to entrepreneurs at grassroots level.

The interview is in Afrikaans, but English captions have been added, and images added of Dr de Klerk’s experiences when he walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain, and also of his pilgrimage across South Africa, the Long Walk Project by the StreetBiz Foundation.

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Make it personal …

Have you ever been on a pilgrimage?

And no, it doesn’t have to have been “a real one” like:

Yes, of course join a “real pilgrimage”. But you can also, as Dr de Klerk explains in the video, design your OWN pilgrimage – as real as any of the ones above.

So do that … see how how much time you can set aside for you pilgrimage and design a route for yourself.

And then walk it.

And deal with things you haven’t yet dealt with.

Dream new dreams and find a bit of yourself that you might have lost along the way, or might not even have discovered yet.

Do this.

Today.

Learn about knots at Ellies Coffee

Dr Nico de Klerk and his guests share their thoughts on mindset change and entrepreneurship in the Walk&Talk video series. Learn about knots from Elroy Roos at Ellies Coffee in George. Dr Nico de Klerk talked to Elroy when he popped in for coffee during his Long Walk Project … and walked out inspired! This is one video that you HAVE to watch! If you’re in George, please pop in to Ellies Coffee and support Elroy. You can also like his Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/ElliesCoffee/

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Make it personal …

  • Have you come to the end of your rope? What did you think of Elroy’s advice about how he handled tough times in his own life – by making a knot right there at the end of the rope … and just hanging on for a moment longer?
  • Something else that Elroy explained was his journey in getting his coffee shop … how it started with a dream … but before the dream became a reality, he first trained and upskilled himself in the art of making great coffee, then saved for three years while he worked full time, then bought the equipment, then grabbed the opportunity … and then opened his shop. Where are you on your own journey? Make some notes about areas where you can fill some gaps – maybe you need to acquire a skill by watching some YouTube videos or  working with someone or doing an online course. Maybe you need to do a job that you don’t feel passionate about so that you can save enough to buy equipment or pay rent or pay a licence. Write it down. Plan it carefully.
  • And then make it happen!

Ripples from Nieu Bethesda

Dr Nico de Klerk and his guests share their thoughts on mindset change and entrepreneurship in the Walk&Talk video series. In this video a group of local residents joined Nico during part of his Long Walk when he started the day’s walk from Nieu Bethesda to Graaff-Reinet on 15 September 2018. Watch the stunning video from Winny about her experience of StreetBiz. Nico’s friend continued to walk with him for 27km before catching a lift back home.

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Make it personal …

  • Winny talks about how we interact with others around us in the same way that a ripple in water goes far beyond itself. How have you affected those around you in the past three days? Did their interaction with your “ripple” change their mindsets and their lives in a positive way? Are they better for having been in touch with you?
  • And how will a change in your life as an entrepreneur “ripple” to your community? What could change that would make life a bit better for all around you?
  • Plan one “ripple” and ACTION it this week!

A personal decision

Dr Nico de Klerk shares his thoughts on mindset change and entrepreneurship in the Walk&Talk video series. In this video he talks about how important a positive mindset is, and how this is a achieved by making a personal decision. Have a look and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel if you want to be notified of future Walk&Talk videos!

 


Make it personal …

  • Do you believe that changing your mindset is a decision?
  • Have you made this personal decision?
  • Why not?

 

The gift of the Long Walk

Dr Nico de Klerk shares his thoughts on mindset change and entrepreneurship in the Walk&Talk video series. This one deals with the gift of the Long Walk. Have a look and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel if you want to be notified of future Walk&Talk videos!

“There is healing in the LongWalk”

The words of Mr Bricks Mokolo.  As Gauteng lets us go after almost two weeks and we make our way south to other communities across this country of diversity, generosity, richness of spirit, of giving and receiving, we take with us these words, “There is healing in the LongWalk”.

WhatsApp Image 2018-08-08 at 17.26.37Indeed the Walk will be Long but we have seen how when we walk together, the learning is greater the impact is greater, we have nothing to fear.  Although the walk to transformation and change might be long, we have begun that walk, and though we see poverty all around, we have experienced the richness of the people and the hunger to turn things around.

Encouraged and enthused by the dialogues that have opened up, conversations far from over, friendships freshly formed, we head south knowing that we are not alone in our vision and our mission to change mindsets and in so doing, changing lives, even our own.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton