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Frans Nel

Posted by | 06/08/2021
On Being an Artist – Part 2 | #MyFridayStory No. 200

Can anyone be an artist? The fact is, we’re all artists. We only stop being an artist after being told we can’t do something. The art I speak of is...

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Posted by | 30/07/2021
Being in the Moment | #MyFridayStory No. 199

What happens when we die? I always thought when we die, we’ll know everything that people did to us, and everything we did to other people. The truth will be...

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Posted by | 23/07/2021
Blind Spots | #MyFridayStory No. 198

It should be a good thing to acknowledge our shortcomings. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a ‘blind spot’ I can’t fix. Every time it happens, I’m...

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Posted by | 16/07/2021
Culture is the Strategy | #MyFridayStory No. 197

I’m a big supporter of common sense. It’s common sense that gravity exists. It’s common sense the earth is round. It’s common sense that being nice gets better results than...

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Posted by | 09/07/2021
As Good as It Gets | #MyFridayStory No. 196

Do you ever wonder about heaven? What’s it really like? Besides the streets of gold and pearly gates imagery of someplace ‘up there.’ How will we ‘feel?’ In his motivational...

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Posted by | 02/07/2021
La Familia! | #MyFridayStory No. 195

Families should stick together. I’ve always believed a family is a microcosm of a community. To function, they need a common set of rules, and they all abide by them....

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Posted by | 25/06/2021
Telling Stories | #MyFridayStory No. 194

I come from a family of storytellers. Most families have a storyteller or two. Folks all gather around to listen and to learn from them. It’s through the art of...

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Posted by | 18/06/2021
Logical Thinking | #MyFridayStory No. 193

I love simple yet clever solutions to problems. There’s a story about the early days of the New York rag-trade after World War II. The district in lower Manhattan, with...

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Posted by | 11/06/2021
The Man in the Mirror | #MyFridayStory No. 192

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” This well-known quote is often incorrectly credited to Mahatma Gandhi. What Gandhi said was, "We but mirror the world. All...

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Posted by | 04/06/2021
Being Generous | #MyFridayStory No. 191

“We are not people until somebody makes us into people by being generous towards us.” In his book Sometimes There Is a Void: Memoirs of an Outsider, Zakes Mda remembers...

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