OPS is 8 years old and to celebrate has a Gift for….

As part of the OPS birthday celebrations, we are giving one lucky person / company a bespoke comprehensive report on a specific issue, which they have: a gift worth thousands and could save or generate a whole lot more.

So how can you get your chance for the gift?  More on that shortly.

This report will highlight the issue, contain in-depth detailed research, generate a list of possible solutions, with a risk analysis, for the recipient to explore, test and put into motion.

With this gift, there will be absolutely NO CATCH OR CHARGE, no up-sell, no pushy after approach, no carrot on a stick, no list to sign up to (opt in), no email campaigns filling up your in-box, etc.; just a comprehensive report for you to use.

This is OPS giving back to the business community, as a way of saying ‘Thank You’ for working with OPS over the years.

So how do you get your chance in securing this Gift?

Simply list  the issue (singular) you want to have the report on (leave a comment with some detail to enable voting) on the relevant Linkedin page.  Then obtain as many ‘likes’ as possible for your posted issue.

OPS will select the recipient with the most ‘likes’, leaving it up to the business community to choose who should win.  In the event of a tie, OPS will select the winner based on a random draw.

Who can participate?  Anyone on Linkedin.  So to enter, you need to click on the following:  http://linkd.in/1ukmVHK

So what are you waiting for – list your issue on the Linkedin page and get the business community voting.  The very ‘Best of luck’.

The closing date for choosing the winning individual / company is 28 November 2014.

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Why your Story is so important

To ignore your story is to disregard your past and jeopardise your future. A bold statement, but one that can only be refuted / ignored at your own personal risk.

Stories have defined both our thoughts and us as individuals, since the beginning of humankind, as we know it. It is part of our make-up, a solid structure in our DNA, or if you prefer, is at the very fibre of our being (soul), tying together our very essence.

From the earliest days of humankind, pre-dating any form of writing, stories have been a way to pass on knowledge; of things to do or not to do, of ways of behaviour, of practices and rules, of history, of religious beliefs, of ethics, values, and so on. It was also a way to bond with those around you, of sharing a common background or point of comparison (a shared interest).

To demonstrate just how important stories are, let me highlight to you the oldest story known to mankind – The Epic of Gilgamesh. It is estimated that this story goes back thousands of years before writing was developed and is first seen in clay tablets written in cuneiform.

So having established the age of this particular story, would it surprise you to know that some of mankind’s beliefs and practices today are mentioned in this story? Well, I’m here to tell you that this is absolutely true, e.g. wedding veils, heaven and hell, vampires, the great flood, the search for immortality and the list goes on and on – far too many for this blog. Even though this story is ancient, we are today still able to have a personal connection with it.

When I read this ancient tale, I was transfixed with discoveries, able to reconcile parts of my life to the story. I saw the aspirations of which humankind desire, the efforts involved to obtain these, the making and losing of friendships, generating protection from reality and the eventual readjustment of individual values. (If interested, my copy of the book has an ISBN 0-393-97516-9)

If you have never had the opportunity to read the Epic of Gilgamesh, then I would highly recommend it to you, as it will change many of your perspectives on life, as well as things you thought were comparatively modern, but are in fact ancient.

Of course there are stories, which pre-date Gilgamesh, as we have evidence within caves and other dwelling, as depicted in various arts forms, however, there meanings have unfortunately been lost with the passage of time. With that said, this still confirms the importance of stories within human society.

Can you remember as a child listening to stories told by your parents, relatives or even close friends? Can you remember how engaged you were with those stories? Or perhaps you can see that engagement in your own children’s eyes as you recount stories to them.

Today we long for stories. Hollywood has made vast fortunes in telling stories, whereby we flock to see them in our billions. We also buy countless numbers of books, magazines, and other publications, some to educated or inform, others to entertain, but all to somehow connect with.

Stories are universal in that they can bridge the chasm of cultural, linguistic, and age-related divides. Overall, stories bring a connection and meaning to our existence.

So why is this important?

Because, if you want to truly connect with someone, either in business or on a personal level, then stories are the most effective way to achieve this.

Stories are proven effective tools, as the listener becomes involved and therefore remembers, as they are connected with it.

Stories can function as a teaching tool, creating a foundation for learning. The engagement of the listener, through observing, listening or participating, can generate the ability to imagine new perspectives, inviting a transformative or vicarious experience.

According to Stephen Denning (The Springboard: How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organizations), through listening to a story, the individual can create lasting personal connections, promote innovative problem solving, and foster a shared understanding regarding future ambitions.

Connections are built on trust. On method of gaining trust is to have your audience relate to you. This can be achieved through the telling of your story, providing that you have a shared interest, past experience or situation.

Through developing a connection through a mutual appreciation of an event in your story or another element, which they can relate to and empathise with, will in turn begin to build a relationship, which can be strengthened upon over time.

Your story can be about you, your family history or even your company.

One thing, above all, your story must be true. Don’t fall into the trap of making up some story line in order build a relationship or win business. When you are found out, and it will happen, you will destroy everything you’ve created, as well as damaging any reputation you might have had.

Let’s have a look at business and why stories are important.

In Rachel Gillett’s article (http://www.fastcompany.com/3031419/hit-the-ground-running/why-our-brains-crave-storytelling-in-marketing), she highlights that a Nielsen study shows consumers want a more personal connection in the way they gather information. Their brains are wired to be far more engaged by storytelling than by cold, hard facts.

When reading straight data, only the language parts of our brains work to decode the meaning. But when we read a story, not only do the language parts of our brains light up, but any other part of the brain that we would use if we were actually experiencing what we’re reading about, becomes activated as well. This means it’s far easier for us to remember stories than hard facts.

A further statement is that 92% of consumers want brands to make ads that feel like a story.

In order to create a story, which will hit home, you first need to understand who you are looking to connect with. Understand what issues they are facing, what concerns they have, what have they experienced, etc., etc.

You can then draw off your own experiences to build a comparison, e.g., how you went through a certain problem and what you did to overcome that circumstance, demonstrating the outcome.

The bottom line is that story’s (your story) are critical to our engagement with those we want to have a relationship with. It will create a bond of shared experience and enable a learning environment and trust to be built.

So I ask you: What is your story?

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Despatches from Namibia

Today, our Guest Post is from Richard Fernley, who shares with us some of his experiences of his journey into Namibia, on a recent assignment.

The plane had touched down and I went through all the immigration and administrative transactions as requested by Namibian authorities, and I noticed immediately the heat and the sound of Africa not to mention that burnt humid smell that only Africa can produce.

Namibia Map

I have worked in Africa many times, covering such countries as Malawi, Kenya, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda and so the list goes on, but not for this length of time of sixteen months, which was the time I was to spend working with the Ministry of Education in Namibia.

The taxi took me from my hotel to the offices of down-town Windhoek, the price was the equivalent of 65 pence (GBP), and the taxi deposited me at the modern office block of the Ministry of Education.

The job as a logistics consultant was with the supply chain management unit or SCMU as they liked to call it!  The main task was to supply the schools across the country with their textbook and learning materials.  No mean feet when 60% of the schools are easily assessable by tarmac roads, but it was the 40% giving us trouble as they were far and scattered and only assessable on dirt roads, setting a difficult logistical challenge.

The country is the size of France, if not bigger, with the national game reserve of Ethosha, which itself is the size of Wales, and with only a population of 2.2 million people of whom 80% live in the northern regions on the Angola border.

The temperatures are extreme, being one of the hottest places on the planet for several months, reaching temperatures of between 40-42 degrees, and then in the winter, a UK summer, dropping to 25 degrees.

Windhoek itself is a South African town, or as the locals like to call it a city, with its German, French and Angolan influences and not least the Africaan’s infiltration of the country. It is also known as the ‘beginners Africa’.  The Government showed restraint when gaining independence some 24 years ago, and the white, coloured and black communities jog along quite well together.

The white population live in lush sectors of the city, encased in barbed wire, electric fences, high walls and security guards, whilst the coloured population live in their own version of the city without the electric fences and barbed wire.  Whilst the majority of the indigenous population live in the townships on the outskirts of town.

Having been a German colony until after the 1st World War, the country was handed over to the UK, who retained the port of Walvis Bay and handed over the rest of the country to its other colony South Africa.  Atrocities abounded, with the near annihilation of many of the tribes inhabiting the country especially the Herero’s.  So much for alleged civilised mankind to be ashamed of.

The country is split between deserts in the south and west; the best known being the Kalahari and the home of the San people or Bushmen, and then the Namib Desert and the Skeleton Coast.  The north is the lush green rainy area of the country, which as mentioned earlier is home to 80% of the population and you can understand why.

The job itself was very demanding, having four main objectives, and working with the intelligentsia of the Ministry, all with MSc’s or Doctorates.  The objectives were to re-engineer the supply chain, find an exit strategy for the existing model of distribution, monitor and mentor the supply chain unit, and then to write a series of reports that would be used for the framework of the supply chain unit going forward.

Being a logistics consultant, and having a background in publishing and distribution, the task of disassembling a complex network of the supply chain, suited my skills and experience.  Working with the publishers and distributors it became apparent that the Ministry of Education had a limited insight into the complexities of the publishers and distributors strength and weaknesses, essential for managing any 3PL operation.

The re-engineering of the supply chain took me to all the regions of the country, 14 in total, to the south of country the deserted part of Hardap and /Karas (The / denotes a click prior to Karas in the Bushman language) and a very deserted part of the country.  Then to the northern regions to include Zambezi, Omasati, Ondangwa; the lush green regions of the country. Finally to the coastal regions of Erongo and the seaside resort of Swakopmund and the British enclave of Walvis Bay.

Some schools we visited consisted of a few classrooms and were pretty rudimentary, but there was always a smile on the faces of the children and always a game of football available – they all know Rooney and Beckham!

A great experience, not only working with the Namibians, but a voyage of discovery for me wandering the vast great Namibian desert, encountering a country and a people who are inspiring.

About the Author: Richard is a logistician with a wealth of experience, learning and delivered results for a host of different companies.  A lecturer, author, speaker and consultant, Richard is one of the leaders in his field.

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The secrets of making a business of Social Media

Today’s Guest Post is from Julie Haughton, who has developed this article, demonstrating a series of tips on making a successful business, utilizing social media.

Social media marketing is the most powerful business-building tool, yet most people fail to capitalize on this.  Social media makes it possible for business owners to contact customers anytime, anyplace.  Here are some of the secrets to successful business on social media.

1.     Always engage your customers with questions.  Discussions using Facebook page will help business owners get feedback from clients quickly.  Furthermore, marketers can respond to questions raised by customers in order to keep discussions alive and generate engagement.

2.     Always listen to know what to say.  The way to make connection is by talking about what people want to hear.  Grow big ears and apply what you learn to improve your sales.

3.     Always learn from mistakes and come out with something new.  Give thanks, admit mistakes and apologize (show them your human, as they will relate to this).  Encourage your customers to remain behind you for something good to come.  Convey apology messages through Facebook and Twitter.

4.     Always promote product campaigns on Facebook and Twitter or other high traffic social media.  Take the advantage of the highest number of users on Facebook and Twitter and send messages that encourage people to text product keyword and sign up for your profile.

5.     Always try to be your own secret shopper.  This will help you know what people are saying about your products.  The strategy will present you with the opportunity of knowing what your customers want – customer profiling.

6.     Always give your audience the content they want.  The nature of your business, conducted through social media platform, will create more customer communities.  Regular updates about your products will present clients with information they want and their feedback will help you develop more.

7.     Syndicate your profile content to big name sites.  Syndicating your blog content will make your blog strategic.  High traffic social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and iTunes will help attract more prospects and also bring them back to your home base.  This strategy will improve visibility and help get more traffic in an online marketing platform.

8.     Leverage your blog’s keyword power.  Explore the strategy of keyword discoveries to optimize video pages for users.  High traffic video pages will interest social media users and help increase number of followers.

9.     Always engage in non-self serving conversation.  Social media platform is vital for social interaction.  Find fun ways that are self-serving when conversing with social media users.  Not everything needs to be a direct sell.

10.  Choose a relationship that fits your clients.  Try to have conversations that manifest awareness, loyalty and customer advocacy.  Always engage your clients using tactics that defines your fashion of doing business.

11.  Always repeat your Tweets regardless of the prevailing conditions.  Repeating Tweets will help you attract more followers.

12.  Always be driven by the insight that nothing is easily achieved.  Always try to keep your audience, products and environment engaged, because social media success depends on these factors.  Know your brand, your audience and how to communicate with them within specific social network.

13.  Ensure regular updates to help keep your customer informed.  Regular updates make it possible for consistent response to feedback from clients and always keep clients informed.

14.  Attend seminars and conferences to help you gain exposure in relation to what you need.  Seminars and conferences will equip and empower you with skills that will help you improve your business and attract more customers.

15.  Build trust.  This is probably the most critical factor.  You need to consistently provide meaningful content, which benefits your audience.

Author Bio:  Julie Haughton is a freelance writer.  Her abilities include editing, proofreading and generating word information that it is both clear and engaging, all of which are highly regarded.  She writes for mostly academic topics, mainly through blogs and articles.

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Dispatches from China

“Nihao” reader (sounds like ‘knee how’), which is “hello” in Mandarin.

Having just returned from a business trip to China (my first) and now on my second visit, I have to reflect on what was and is a journey of outstanding discovery.

Having few preconceptions of China before I left, I tried to remain open minded on what I would find.  That said, it was hard to veer away from the Hollywood influence of everyone being utterly skilled in martial arts, keenly wary of outsiders, being firmly grounded in a traditional way of doing things and being somewhat adrift from the advancements and education of the ‘West’.

How was this going to inhibit or influence how I managed doing business with them?

What I found was in some ways true, but in others the complete opposite.

I found doing business in China to be an exceptional experience.  The people are, in the main, exceedingly friendly and outwardly open to listening to new ideas, especially if they are proven in other industries throughout the world.

At the same time, they are reluctant to change, through either being risk adverse or by being very comfortable in how they do things, particularly if they do not see it as being a problem.

You must relate any change to their situation, how it compares elsewhere and what they require to adjust.

I’ve had the opportunity of visiting and working in countries across our wonderful planet, but I think you would have to go some distance to find a people who are more industrious and hard working than the Chinese.

In the company I was doing business with, the Chairman was often the first to arrive and the very last to leave (well into the night).  You would not find this sort of dedication in many western countries (this is not about work-life balance, but instead understanding the people and culture).

You must be prepared to put considerable effort into whatever it is you plan to do.  Failure to do so will show a lack of belief in your work.

China and its people are well versed in making the best out of a situation and improving upon wherever possible.  One thing that struck me was how everyone would cultivate any patch of available earth.  Wherever you looked you could not miss seeing people growing crops, whether it be between a pathway (pavement) and boundary or around an office block and people – including managers, staff, neighbours – would be weeding, watering and harvesting.

A sight, which would make Huge Fearnley-Whittingstall robust of spirit.

China is a country steeped in thousands of years worth of history and knowledge, a fact that most would do well to remember before visiting.

China is growing at a phenomenal rate.  In my visits to both Shanghai and Qingdao, the one factor, which visibly stood out, was the vast construction taking place.  The entire skyline was full of cranes; no matter where you looked and how far the distance, it was a kaleidoscope of construction.

There is tremendous investment currently within China, with its economy growing exponentially.  One example is e-commerce.  Whilst the rest of the world is growing its e-commerce by around 18% (click here to read my White Paper on e-commerce), a Vice President of a leading distribution company told me that China is growing by 3 digits per annum.

There are limitations you will need to accept, if working in China.  Access to social media is pretty much non-existent, and the use of Google is sketchy at best, although Bing and Linkedin are available.  Nothing that is the end of the world stuff, just more frustrating than anything else.

If you’re not doing business in China, then you’re missing out on credible revenue growth.  If you are thinking about exporting or working within China, you need to do your homework first.

  • Understand and respect the culture.  It’s not like yours and you should not try to make it such.
  • Comprehend that the Chinese are incredibly industrious, inventive and exceptionally hard working.
  • Appreciate that a significant proportion of the working population, especially in the professional, service and high output industries are very well educated, with many having degrees from western countries.
  • Be prepared to put in efforts and hours you might not normally be use to.
  • Be able to robustly demonstrate how other industries have changed, why they changed, what were the benefits and how it applies to them – detail is key.
  • Learn a few key phrases in Mandarin or Cantonese (depending upon where you’re working from), as this will be greatly appreciated.

China is an opportunity waiting to be achieved, as long as you are prepared to respect what you find, try not to impose your values and show a sincere willingness to invest in them; then they will invest in you.

“Xièxiè” (“Thank you”) for taking the time to read my Dispatches from China.

If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read or would like to relate your experiences, then please let me know by clicking on one of the below buttons or leaving me a comment.

P.S.  I’m pretty sure that not everyone from East Asia is a master in Martial Arts, but I’ve been a bit uneasy to put it to the test.

If you’d like to know more about either me or OPS, then please go to www.opslc.com.

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The Benefits of Educational Technology Intended for Students

Today’s Guest Post is slightly different to what we normally have, but is still relevant in demonstrating the benefits of technology within the educational environment.

Educational Technology has a broad meaning and what it actually means is not quite agreed upon by interested parties. It can mean the hardware and the programs that run them, the information found on the internet including and not limited to blogs.

For the sake of simplicity, we will refer to Educational Technology as anything that can be employed to make learning easier and broader. Broader in the sense, a student can access a lot more information in less time and effort on his part. With this definition in mind, educational technology here will now include computers, smart phones and tablets.

In the developed world, educational technology is something few educators can imagine their lives without. No one can blame them since technology does improve our lives so we can expect that when used in school it can make the learning and teaching experience a pleasant one.

Learning is as old as the human race so we would be wrong to imagine that the technology applied today is the only thing that can be described as educational technology. Centuries before the advent of cell phone apps were the ancient learning and teaching tool of writing in cave walls.

We can call that a technology because without it, we may never have found out the ways of those people and they themselves would not have had a way to preserve their culture and possibly even pass along what they knew to their children.

As the years have gone by, we can clearly see the difference that exists between was what popular then – cave writings, and what is used now. Major improvements are being sort after each day because the positive effects of introducing technology in the classroom are undeniable.

For all the positive things that is to be said about introducing technology in the classroom, some negative comments have also crept in. There are concerns about students wasting time on their computers and the Internet on things other than their coursework.

Also, many educators fear that because of the instantaneousness of the information, the students will not understand the hard work that has to be put in for data to be processed into information, giving rise to laziness.

These are all valid concerns, but the benefits that can be derived really do tip the scale in favour of using educational technology.

One benefit that quickly comes to mind is the way technology has made different forms of education being available to a wider audience. Think of the number of people who are able to sit in on a virtual class and learn over the Internet.

Such innovations have led to education reaching people in remote areas at a fraction of what it would have cost them to travel the globe and get in a physical classroom.

Since capturing and retaining a young student’s attention can be a challenge at times, technology can come to the rescue of the teacher. Using technology can assist the teacher in making attractive and engaging class material. Inclusion of sound and colourful video in explaining a concept in class can really go a long way in ensuring that the students’ minds do not drift away.

At the same time, a teacher can present her material; leave some students working on theirs as she now focuses on those who have a more difficult time in grasping the concept.

Certain schools have completely done away with the bulky text books that characterise a student’s back pack and have replaced them with tablets that contain the school curriculum, textbooks in a software format, access to various online libraries and various other apps that can assist in learning.

In such cases, the students find that their load has been literally lightened. The teacher is also a touch away to assist in difficulties encountered in doing their homework.

We do not want to forget that learners are all different and it is the burden of an educator to make sure that all are satisfied.

Certain forms of technology have been applied in classrooms and have helped children with disabilities to progress at a rate that will leave them with their self-esteem intact. Denying them technology would severely hinder their learning and at the same time make the teacher’s work more difficult than it already is.

Another thing to think about is that because of technology, students can have an exchange of ideas with others in different schools and even different countries. This leads to students having a more open-minded view of their peers of different nationalities and cultures and can lead to a healthy debate.

The exchange of ideas can even lead to greater forms of innovation as different ways of thinking are employed to come to an agreed solution.

There is a great gap between first world countries and the developing world. A fear that existed was that introducing technology in some classrooms would lead to making the difference between those countries more obvious.

The interesting thing is that poorer countries have noticed the goodness of technology and are doing their best to introduce it to their schools even if it is 1 computer at a time. This means that they are motivated to not be left too far behind.

There is no denying that today’s young people are more excited about computers and such devices than any other group of people in history. Restricting their access to technology is tandem to limiting their learning and ways of expression.

Author Bio:

Janet Adams has chosen her profession as a writer to serve in an organization, which helps students in building a successful academic writing career.

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The ‘WHAT IF’ Conundrum

I’m confident that you and every single person reading this has, at some point and probably more often than you realise, fallen into the ‘WHAT IF’ conundrum trap; those moments of self-doubt and introspection.

These ‘WHAT IF’ moments can affect us in both our personal and business life, as it does not discriminate on the time, date, event, situation or person.

‘WHAT IF’ can become a destructive force if left unchecked, creating self-doubt, destroying confidence, filling thoughts with regret, anger, self loathing, second guessing, failure and the list goes on.

To give it its due, ‘WHAT IF’ can also be a positive thing, fostering an alternative approach, learning, assessing, planning, delivering a higher success and so on, but only if managed correctly.

Today, we are going to examine both aspects of the ‘WHAT IF’ conundrum, the negative and the positive.

Let’s start with the negative and end with the positive.

We’ve all been in positions whereby we’ve made mistakes or are unhappy with our lot in life, so soon find ourselves thinking of the ‘WHAT IF’ factors.

Do any of these sound familiar?

  • What if I’d made the other decision, instead of this one?
  • What if I’d bought those, instead of these?
  • What if I’d taken that other job, instead of this one?
  • What if I had different parents?
  • What if I’d gone to that school, instead of this one?
  • What if I’d given this advice to my child, instead of that advice?

The above is only a short example, as there are countless others.

In fact, I would imagine that you’re probably thinking of a few, right at this minute.  Do you find yourself feeling frustrated, regretful, angry, sad, etc.?

The problem with these ‘WHAT IFs’ is that they can start to take over your life.

By dwelling on these negative aspects, you will find yourself consumed with defeatist thoughts, which will strangle your ability to push forward and achieve great things.  It can also have a detrimental effect on the relationships with those around you.

At best, they will drive a serious self-doubt attitude within your personality, whereby you are always second-guessing yourself and often hesitate to make a decision, causing you to miss opportunities.

The one thing you must remember, above everything else, is that no matter what has happened, has happened and you’ve got absolutely no control over it in the present, as it resides in the past.

If you have no control over it, then it is pointless wasting any of your resource (time, attention, feelings, etc), as no matter what you do, it will make absolutely no difference at all.  The outcome will remain the same, as it’s in the past.

Now don’t let that comment send you into a depressive spiral, as there are some positive things you can do with the ‘WHAT IF’, that will strengthen you as a person and enable to you make better decisions.

In order to make it a positive, you need to look at the ‘WHAT IF’ from a different perspective, that is to say, not from a angry, regretful way, but as what I can learn from this to improve my future.

Each ‘WHAT IF’ has a silver lining; you just need to look for it. As an example, I had, what can only be described, as not the best of childhoods.  My parents could have written a book on dysfunction and destruction.  Did I suffer from ‘WHAT IF’ syndrome from this experience?  You better believe it.

However, I made a promise to myself to be a better parent to my children, by not making the same mistakes, generating a better environment and today, I have not only a loving wife and best friend, I have three fantastic sons, each of whom are making their own positive impacts in life.

The ‘WHAT IF’ factor can also be a positive thing in business.  You can use this to examine other possibilities of change, projects, investments and so on.  You can look at your objective and ask yourself ‘WHAT IF’ this happens, or ‘WHAT IF’ we take this approach.

This can only strengthen your potential to succeed in the endeavour, as it will limit the margin for error.

However, there is a word of note here.  I have seen this happen whereby people get carried away with the ‘WHAT IF’ scenario to the point they fail to make a decision.  This is called, risk aversion to the point of strangulation.

It’s OK to examine the “WHAT IFs’ and use the notes to improve, just don’t let it become a weight of indecision.  Don’t wait for perfection, just make a decision and move on.  Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, as this is how we deliver better results.

Life is too short.  We all are born and we will all die.  It’s what we do between these two points, in our lifetime, that matter.  Don’t let the ‘WHAT IF’ drive you to distraction, but instead take control of it, so it points you in a better direction.

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