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I’ve been pondering a great and lessor known Albert Einstein quote:
“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life is based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.”
This Friday, December 22nd, I am starting my “mini sabbatical” period of 4 months. For the first time ever, I am consciously removing myself from the operations of the business that I started 18 years ago, The Unlimited Group (www.unlimited-group.co.za), for a few months. But doing a sabbatical in my mind, needs to be done with purpose.
And “Shapers, Makers, Builders & Breakers”, is one of the projects that, among other things, I will be keeping myself busy with. It’s a project that I am very excited about. It will allow me to share and pursue all the subjects that I have a passion for…entrepreneurship, innovation, art, startups, leadership, contrarian thinking and many more themes.
But for me, even more exciting than having these conversations, is the thought of making these conversations available to anyone that may be interested and want to elevate their thinking in some way. We do not celebrate leadership and achievement enough in Africa. And with Shapers, Makers, Builders & Breakers, I hope to do my little part in establishing a platform where amazing and accomplished people from all over the world can be celebrated, and where they can share their ideas.
As Einstein’s quote suggests, we have the ability to receive so much positive input from so many great thinkers out there. Especially through the help of technology, and the growing medium of podcasts is an ideal format for this purpose. Conversations with people like the ones we will be featuring, have the ability to influence our thinking. It often helps us to measure- and hold ourselves accountable to a higher standard. There is another famous quote that says “we are the average product of the five people we spend most of our time with.” I firmly believe that what we choose to fill our minds with have a profound effect us and our futures. I sincerely hope that these conversations will be one of those things that have a positive and elevating effect on anybody who is prepared to invest the time to listen to it.
I will be launching the first episodes during the second part of January. And hope that you will join me? Please sign up to the various social media platforms, and join me for these conversations in January 2019.
And so the journey begins…