Looking Inward

Lifeline

In the 1960′s, Alan Walker a Protestant clergyman, received a telephone call from a Roy Brown, a man who was so desperate that he said he had written a letter, outlining his intention to commit suicide. The minister arranged to met him the following Tuesday, but before the meeting could take place, he learned that Roy Brown had committed suicide.
It was then that Alan Walker decided to start a telephone service that would offer support and hope to those in distress. LifeLine came into being in Sydney, in 1963.
The Rev. George Irvine, and The Rev. Paul Welsh started LifeLine Ekurhuleni (East Rand) in Benoni in 1970.

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Resilience – learning to roll with the punches

It may seem as though some of us get more knocks in life than others. The truth is that some people can ride with what life gives them, whereas others have difficulty doing so. The difference is what is referred to as “emotional resilience”. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from all kinds of experiences and feelings: grief, depression, humiliation, depression, fear, etc. Resilience gives us the opportunity to recover from what we “perceived” as a disaster or failure and to try again.

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Self-confidence – a skill for success

Being an entrepreneur is not only about having a good business idea or good business acumen. It is also about having a lot of courage. You have to build self-confidence and be able to trust yourself to do what needs to be done, no matter how uncomfortable it feels initially. The most successful entrepreneurs often have feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt when they begin a new project, but they don’t let those feelings stop them. Find out how to use the energy these feelings generate to keep moving forward.

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South African Depression and Anxiety Group

SADAG is a Non-Profit Organisation, a Registered Section 21 Company, with an 18a tax exemption. It has on its board a powerful team of Patients, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and General Practitioners. SADAG was established twenty years ago to serve as a support network for the thousands of South Africans who live with mental health problems. Currently, it is estimated that 1 in 5 people will, or do, suffer from a mental illness. SADAG manages a 16-line counselling-and-referral call centre, and is the voice of patient advocacy, working in urban, peri-urban, and the most rural communities across South Africa.

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Top 15 characteristics of successful entrepreneurs

What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? This article provides a list of the top 15 personal characteristics and qualities of successful entrepreneurs. Do you have them? Check where you feel strong today and where you can improve moving forward. Take into account that while some people are born with certain skills and personality, you can learn and improve through training and practice.

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Young entrepreneurs – do you have what it takes?

The fact that the SME sector is a tough industry to break into does not seem to deter the average young entrepreneur. But are big ideas, determination, passion, and the will to succeed enough to be a truly successful entrepreneur or could your age and a lack of higher education be your downfall? Anyone can become an entrepreneur, no matter what their age, background or education level. But what makes a truly successful entrepreneur?

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