March 19, 2010 § Leave a comment
I would like to introduce you guys to two dynamic young men,Jason and Kyle. I am not going to say much about them as you can read more about them in the right up. I would just like to say that they encourage me so much,knowing from what background they come. You guys make me proud. But enough from me.Read more about them and please support them.
New trends & outlooks started with two youngsters from Bridgetown Athlone .Kyle Jonck (20yr )and Jason Martin(19yr) ex-drug addict met at the Impact centre ,they decided to start a business conference. New trends & outlooks endeavors to have business conference’s, where information could be exchanged, relationships built and doors with opportunity opened .The business conference also aims to serve as means for networking among leaders and entrepreneur’s. New trends would like businesses to think innovatively and to do things that are out of the box.
We would like to send you this special invite to attend our business conference.
Business 2020 Conference (half day breakfast.)
Business, Innovation & Mobile Trends
|Type:||Meetings – Convention|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 31, 2010|
|Time:||9:00am – 12:10pm|
|Location:||Granger Bay Restaurant|
Business Conference 2020 for Business leaders, Entrepreneurs and upcoming business men and women 31st of March breakfast will be served at the Granger Bay hotel. Ticket price: R250
We’ll be hosting
Marlon Parker, Dave Duarte, as well as a representative from Rlabs and more. . .
Marlon Parker is a Social Entrepreneur, Web and mobile enthusiast, who use technology to empower communities, Educator. For more http://marlonparker.co.za/?page_id=2
Dave Duarte is an internet and mobile media educator and entrepreneur. He holds several senior positions in the academic, commercial, and non-profit sectors. He is Managing Director at Huddlemind. The company consults to numerous multinational corporations… for more http://daveduarte.co.za/about/
The Reconstructed Living Lab – is one of ten in South Africa, and the first one in the Western Cape. The project has grown out of collaboration between Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), a community organisation Impact Direct Ministries (IDM), and the Bridgetown Civic Organisation. It has features that are unique in living labs as it is community led and is based in a social deprived area in Cape Town…for more http://www.rlabs.org/about/
March 16, 2010 § Leave a comment
One day a man found a butterfly cocoon. He watched as a small opening appeared and he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through the little hole.
Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and could go no farther so the man decided to help the butterfly.
He took a pair of scissors and snipped the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily.
Something was strange, though. The butterfly had a swollen body and shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.
Neither happened; in fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and deformed wings. It was never able to fly.
What the man did not understand in his kindness and haste was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the small opening of the cocoon are Nature’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were allowed to go through all our life without any it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been.
Not only would we never have the opportunity to know what we could have become……. we will never become it.
“Today really is the first day of the rest of your life and in this moment you can begin to make it magnificent.”
– J. Sewell Perkins
February 17, 2010 § Leave a comment
A couple of weeks ago Clinton and I headed off to Radio CCFM to represent RLABS and to informl the listeners about DAS (Drug Advice and Support) and our other projects. When we entered the doors at Radio CCFM there were already other people there waiting to do their interviews.
This was once again an amazing opportunity to proclaim the name of Jesus and tell the listeners what the lord has done in our lives. It was a 15 minute interview but once again thousands were listening. Clinton ended the show off with a bang by encouraging the listeners not to give up and always continue to pray. Powerful words that was spoken by my brother in Christ. I am sure that there was someone out that needed to hear that.
All glory and honour to God once again for the platform He gives us.
May 4, 2009 § 1 Comment
All the spiritual writings of the ages make us aware that it is more blessed to give than to receive and yet many hold on to their time, talents, knowledge and money as if it were a lifeline. The irony of that thinking lies in the fact (yes, I said FACT) that until you give, you cannot get. Furthermore, if you give only in the hope of getting you may just as well not have given because you will not receive.
If all this sounds a bit esoteric for you, you have some research to do. If you study the givers of the world you will find that while they may not live in the mansion on the hill, they are living a life of abundance and want for nothing…including peace of mind, happiness and joy. Life is not about what we have it is about what we give.
There is nothing wrong with wealth. We all know that having money enables those who have it to contribute greatly to all of mankind. You may never have the wealth of Warren Buffett or Bill Gates, but then again you may. Each of them made their money by doing something they truly loved doing, found a way to get paid for it and used it to serve their fellow man.
Modern society has grown to judge people by their financial status and outward appearances and as a result many strive to become wealthy in order to be looked up to and admired and/or to have things that will be admired. In the quest for financial gain it is easy to loose track of all that is really important in life.
If you think or dream about being wealthy, you have it in you to become wealthy or wealthier as the case may be. Be aware, however, that wealth for the mere sake of being wealthy is empty and leads you down the long road to nowhere. Seek instead success in something you truly love doing, find a way to be paid for it and above all use it to serve your fellow man.
I know for a fact that until you share whatever it is you have to give, whether it is time, talent, knowledge and/or money, there is no room for more to come into your life.
Check out Phase III of Brent’s Journey HERE