Monthly Archives: December 2016


Chosen as a top 6 business book of 2016 by Ian Mann (The New Manager)

Very pleased to see that my book was chosen as one of the top six business books of 2016 by Ian Mann

Whitfield interviewed Mann about his top-6 business books of 2016:

Here are the six books chosen

  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
  • The Industries of the Future by Alec Ross
  • The Founder’s Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth by Chris Zook, James Allen
  • The 100-Year Life: Living and working in an age of longevity by Lynda Gratton, Andrew Scott
  • The New Manager: How to become a leader in 52 simple steps by Steven Jacobs
  • Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner

If you would like to listen to the podcast that discusses the six books you can use the following link:

http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/236045/5-business-books-that-blew-reviewer-ian-mann-s-mind-in-2016

 


Good morning all you beautiful people

Do you start every day with a smile, a laugh and meditate on something spectacular? Do you turn off the radio and stop reading anything that will depress you? It’s your choice that matters. Some choose to listen to the most terrible stuff in the mornings and then wonder why they just can’t find joy during their day.

Self-motivation is not something that comes naturally it is something that needs to be nurtured. There is a beautiful verse in the bible that says

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4 verse 8 KJV

This is an incredible verse as it encourages one to meditate on the right stuff. What are you meditating on today? Your bank balance? The pressures you are facing at work? Crime? Violence? the future? If you were to write down all the thoughts that occupy your mind and ask someone else to read it, would they say you are full of life or full of death and destruction?

Please understand that your thoughts have a massive impact on your actions, as the scripture says For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he” Proverbs 23 verse 7 KJV.

Still not convinced? Let me ask you a question and be honest in your answer. Name me one action that you did that never started with a thought in your head? If you can name an action then clearly there must be something incredibly wrong as your body is controlled by you, you are not controlled by your body.

If you choose to saturate yourself with love, great thoughts and you ensure that you only watch and listen to things that inspire and encourage you, it won’t be long before others start to be inspired by you.

May you have a fantastic day today and may it be filled with good thoughts, laughter and love.

God bless