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Reboot your thinking

Villiersdorp, Western Cape, South Africa. The CEO of StreetBiz Foundation, Dr Nico de Klerk visited Villiersdorp on 16 November 2018 during the Long Walk Project and has the following to say about the town and its people:

“Meetings with the Tourism committee, individuals, groups and the Youth Centre, a youth group session of two hours there and then off to the squatter camp section of this community, gave me first-hand insight, led by hand! The positive energy in this community reflected with a group accompanying me for 12 km out of town the following day towards Franschoek. At our good-bye a video was made with their individual messages including an announcement of a petition to support the StreetBiz online business school. Now could I have asked for more!”

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Make it personal …

When you phone an IT helpline with any problem regarding your computer, one of the first things they ask you, is to reboot your computer.

Very often that’s all that’s needed to fix the problem.

The same is true for our thinking – all too often do we get stuck on an idea, or a challenge or something that we cannot seem to move beyond. It feels like we’re stuck in the same place, spinning our wheels, and not getting anywhere.

Have you ever experienced that?

In the video Dr Nico got feedback from a group of amazing people doing amazing things in their community – meeting challenges daily and bringing hope and direction.

Yet, they also spoke about how they were energised by the thought that they should look at old problems in new ways – and all of this by rebooting their thinking.

Maybe you also have challenges that leave you powerless and stuck in one place. The Villiersdorp community leaders were rebooted by a simple conversation with a man who believes that a changed mindset can literally change your life.

  • Find someone that you can talk to – someone with positive energy and innovative ideas. And just talk through your challenges – see what comes up.
  • Or set an afternoon aside where you and your team can go sit somewhere beautiful (maybe a park in your town), or at least somewhere else than your usual meeting place (go for coffee in town). And just start buzzing ideas. Do NOT filter, do NOT judge, just write them down and keep going – you’ll be amazed by what comes up.
  • Think outside the box – do not say no to any idea, but explore them all.

Once you’ve got that, start planning.

Work with what you’ve got. But don’t be scared of asking someone for resources. The worst that can happen is a no. And then you still have a whole list of possibilities.

And once you’ve planned:  DO.

 

 

The Power of Mindset

Dr Nico de Klerk, CEO of StreetBiz Foundation, in Helderstroom, Western Cape, South Africa during the Long Walk Project on 12 November 2018.

In this video Dr Nico talks about an amazing friendship with an ex-Tik (meth) addict who is now doing amazing things in his community and the lessons this has for entrepreneurs. Watch this video to find out more about the power of mindset!

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Make it personal …

Dr Nico’s friend turned his whole life around and beat a Tik (meth) addiction.What an amazing victory – and it all boils down to the power of a changed mindset.

  • Which are the things in YOUR life that are standing in your way?
  • What are those excuses you use to accept mediocrity, or even shadows in your life?
  • What is preventing you from dusting off the dreams you have so long neglected and making them the focus of a changed life, a changed mindset?

Today, start the journey.

  • Change your mind.
  • Make a decision.
  • Take control.
  • Be accountable.
  • Make a difference.

Find ONE thing you can do right here, right now, as the start of your new journey.

Write it down, paste it on your mirror.

And go out into the world and actually DO it!

 

Get our Barrydale friends to Cape Town!

YOU can make a difference!

This video is a challenge to help this group get to Cape Town to celebrate the end of the Long Walk Project on 24 November 2018.

How?

To support our Barrydale friends with funds or transport to Cape Town on 24 November or overnight accommodation in Cape Town … contact Dr Nico directly – at Contact Number: +27 82 566 1484 Email Address: nico@streetbiz.co.za

More details about the StreetBiz Foundation and the Long Walk Project are on our website at https://streetbiz.org . Let’s make this happen!

The Long Walk Project, StreetBiz Foundation, 30 October 2018, Dr Nico de Klerk: “A group of young & unemployed teenagers met me about 12 km outside Barrydale to walk with into town. We celebrated the StreetBiz 2000km mark (already posted when it happened).” #LongWalkProject #StreetBizFoundation

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Make it personal …

This one is a direct challenge – to you! Let’s get this great group of young guys to Cape Town so that they can walk the last bit of the Long Walk Project with Dr Nico into Cape Town on 24 November 2018!

YOU can make a difference here!

 

Nearly there!

As you know, Dr Nico de Klerk is walking across South Africa from Pretoria to Cape Town in just less than four months. Have a look at the video below where he is celebrating reaching the 2 000 kilometers walked mark (that’s 1 242 miles!) with a group of youngster who are not in school and not employed … exactly the people he’s trying to reach. They’re just outside of Barrydale in the Western Cape in South Africa at this point.

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Make it personal …

Do you celebrate your victories? So often we forget to do this in the midst of hard times as an entrepreneur.

So … grab a piece of paper or open your note app on your device … and write down no less than TEN times when you were proud of something you did the past MONTH.

It doesn’t have to be big things … it can be simply keeping your cool in a difficult discussion, or deciding to skip coffee so that you can work on your business plan … anything and everything is fine.

As long as you remember to celebrate it!

#resilience = #entrepreneur

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.

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