Frans Nel

Posted by | 15/10/2021
Setting the Record Straight | #MyFridayStory No. 210

The need to be right is often a stumbling block to learning and progress. We all wish we were right all the time. Most of the time we believe we...

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Posted by | 08/10/2021
An Unpopular Choice | #MyFridayStory No. 209

Most of us are average people doing average things in an average life. Oddly, most of us enjoy being average. We're programmed to “fit in”. Finding acceptance and approval makes...

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Posted by | 01/10/2021
Beyond Privilege | # MyFridayStory No. 208

What would you do with a second chance? Having another shot at getting something right is a privilege. Second chances are proof that God loves us. Few things go right...

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Posted by | 24/09/2021
Choices. Choices. Choices. | #MyFridayStory No. 207

Choose, then be. Scientists say we make up to 35 000 decisions each day. Each decision, of course, carries certain consequences with it that are both good and bad. Most,...

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Posted by | 17/09/2021
Standing Time | #MyFridayStory No. 206

Following a proven recipe step-by-step is a guarantee for success. It may sound like a no-brainer, but I believe in copying what already works well. Replicating something with a successful...

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Posted by | 10/09/2021
Hardship | #MyFridayStory No. 205

If hardship doesn’t give you character, it’ll ruin you. We all go through challenging times throughout our lives. Trying to escape from things going wrong is a futile exercise. It's...

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Posted by | 03/09/2021
#Dialogue – A Call to All South Africans| #MyFridayStory No. 204

I received this fake Peanuts comic strip on a family WhatsApp group. With only white members in the group, it was “safe.” My eyes flicked over the three frames as...

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Posted by | 27/08/2021
No Chilli. No Garlic. No Point. | #MyFridayStory No. 203

I’ve grown up around people that taught me how to cook. Two of my great loves are reading and learning. Great instructors throughout my life that taught me to challenge...

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Posted by | 20/08/2021
Voices of Authority | #MyFridayStory No. 202

How we react to voices of authority is largely determined by our upbringing. As an Afrikaner born in 1963, I was raised in a disciplined environment. There’s something to be...

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Posted by | 13/08/2021
Mothers of Men (and Women) | #MyFridayStory No. 201

There’s arguably no greater love than the love between a mother and her child. Maybe because it’s less common, it’s intriguing when a deep bond exists between a son and...

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