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!

 

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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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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.

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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  • 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 orĀ  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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  • 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?