Passion and business

February is the month of love and to end the month I thought I would discuss passion and business.

As a business owner there would have been a driving passion that led you to decide to start your business.

A love for your craft or skill set. A need to follow your dreams ….

Do you still possess that same level of passion?

A business woman with passion is a formidable force and has many advantages over business owners who lack a passion for what they do.

5 ways passion gives you an advantage:

  1. Your passion inspires others to believe in themselves.
  2. Your passion acts like a fuel,driving others forward and stopping them from quitting.
  3. Your passion gives others the courage to leave their comfort zones .
  4. Your passion is contagious, it will motivate those around you.
  5. Your passion acts like a magnet attracting the right people and network connections your business needs.

Passionate people also attract other passionate people.

Where does that kind of passion come from?

Passion is not something we learn. Passion is something we create ourselves. It is defined by the things we hold as important and place value in.

Passion is our hope and belief in a dream that we hope to achieve. It’s the willingness to work hard and sacrifice to make your dreams come true.

Dream big dreams. Convert the dreams into goals… then create a plan to make your goals a reality.

It’s impossible to overstate the positive impact passion can instill in your business and life.


Your divorce memo

I first published this in 2013 whilst going through my own divorce.

It was a difficult time. One full of self reflection , tears, guilt and courage to rebuild my life.

I hope that you will gain something from my experience.

The divorce memo you never received ….

1. You will never get away from whatever bugged you about your spouse , in fact all their faults and irritations will double as they no longer care if you impressed or not.

2. Divorce does not solve disputes -it makes more. If you couldn’t handle an argument whilst married , good luck when divorced dealing with hurt emotions.

3. Divorce will not make you richer ,nor will it allow you a fancier car /ect -you now have two homes that need to be looked after.

4. Divorce will not solve parenting issues . If you couldn’t parent together before, doing so during divorce is 5 times as difficult.

5. Divorce is not a magical word that suddenly turns you into an 18 year old again -your kids have a hard enough time going through pubity without dealing with a ‘teen scene’ parent

6. Divorce doesn’t solve the underlying issues , it gives you space and a new perspective. You still have to sort those issues out in order to parent your children !

7. Divorce does not allow you to give up your responsibilities or duties . In fact all of those just doubled as you prepare your children for a new way of life.

8. Divorce does not allow you to take your moods out on others. No matter how hurt or angry, bitter or sad there’s no reason to blame the world.

9. Divorce also forgets to tell you , your children still need to be brought up, and they will have children. You will have many opportunities to interact with your ex -forever is a long time for someone to hate you!

Fabulous new additions to the Fisher-Price® South African offering  

Johannesburg, 19 February, 2018

The very latest Fisher-Price® products are planned to be released in SA by Mattel South Africa near the end of March / early April.

The exciting new range will add further diversity to the Fisher-Price® infant and pre-school offerings which continue to be developed with one goal in mind – to nurture children’s learning and development and give them the best possible start in life.

The latest developmental products include:

2-in-1 Sit-to-Stand Activity Center

The 2-in-1 Sit-to Stand Activity Center transforms from a fun activity center for baby to sit and play to a toddler table. Baby’s actions are rewarded with music, sounds and lights. The toy-filled platform encourages baby to spin for 360° of play. It is also easily converted to toddler mode: just attach the ramp and use the shape sorter bugs for sliding play. The Activity Centre offers a three position height adjustment, a removable seat pad for machine washing and removable legs for easy storage. Age Grade: 9 months +

Recommended Retail Price: R1 449.99.

Butterfly Dreams Musical Playtime Gym

The new Butterfly Dreams Musical Playtime Gym is ideal for gross motor skill development, sensory development and nurturing feelings of security and happiness. The portable activity mat, decorated with a Butterfly Dreams scene, has a musical take-along cloud and bear with short and long-play music modes. It also comes with five toys including: a fabric crinkle butterfly attached to a link, a leaf and mushroom clacker, a large mirror with a high contrast label on the back, a rattle with a large bear face, and an inch worm teether. Age Grade: Birth+.

Recommended Retail Price: R799.99.

Butterfly Dreams 2-in-1 Soother

A dresser-top soother that incorporates a 2-in-1 design and is great for baby’s sensory development and fostering feelings of security and happiness. Key product features include an overhead starlight projection, a color-changing nightlight (inside the cubby), deluxe music and sounds, and a take-along, machine washable plush lovey. The soother is battery operated with three auto-off timers and a control panel on the back allows for customisation of features. Age Grade: Birth+.

Recommended Retail Price: R529.99.

About Mattel

Mattel is a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Our mission is to be the recognized leader in play, learning and development worldwide. Mattel’s portfolio of global consumer brands includes American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels® and Thomas & Friends™, among many others. Mattel also creates a wealth of lines and products made in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies. With a global workforce of approximately 32,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations.
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Random Acts of Kindness challenge 2018

This week we launching our 2018 Random Acts of Kindness challenge.

There are 12 challenges and if you break them down into the year, it’s one a month.

The idea is to set an example for our children, teaching them to empathize with others, appreciate what they have and learn to give back to society.

Let’s stand together and raise a kind concious generation for tomorow.

Game of Humanity cards

Last year we reviewed the Game of Humanity cards.

Thus brilliant set of cards were designed to spread positive gestures one card at a time.

The idea behind this concept is to pick a card, complete the random act of kindness and leave the card with the person you gifted /helped for them to pay it forward.

You can purchase your own set at