The Joyful Janitor – a lesson in happy work


Do you take pride in your work and thoroughly enjoy what you do at work each day? Well, many would say that they just do a mundane job, and that there is little to enjoy in their responsibilities. Not correct! And I can prove it… Just visit the men’s arrival wash rooms at the Johannesburg […]

“Do what you love”

paul graham

Stumble upon something insightful and you just have to tell about it & share in the find! Take this five-year old post by Paul Graham. It may be a bit long for quick blog readers, but its worth investing a few minutes of your time…   To do something well you have to like it. […]

Do what you love

The first “innovation secret” used by Steve Jobs is to “DO WHAT YOU LOVE”. Carmine Gallo lists 7 principles in his book “The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs“. They are: 1. Do what you love 2. Put a dent in the universe – have a big vision 3. Kick-start your brain – use creativity and […]

Twitter CEO Quits To Get “Into Flow” Again?

Evan Williams

In a completely unexpected move today, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams decided to step down as CEO of the remarkable internet ‘start-up’. According to social media and technology portal, Mashable, Williams will stay with the company though and “be completely focused on product strategy.” Williams posted on the Twitter corporate blog : “The challenges of growing […]

Productive People Work For Own Goals

Employees work to meet their own goals, not that of the company

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Get Things Done With Task Lists

To do lists

Here is another BizTip for the entrepreneurs who find it difficult to get everything done within the working day:  “Get things done by using task lists!”     Christoff Oosthuysen is the resident business coach on Randall Abrahams’ weekly radio show, Point of View. Here is another of the weekly BizTips [display_podcast] You might perhaps […]

Entrepreneurial Happiness Index to be launched

Entrepreneurial Happiness Index

We are now in the final test phase of the Entrepreneurial Happiness Index™. Flow Finders International is compiling this regular index as a way of telling the world how entrepreneurs see themselves today. You could help us be participating in the test run of our first round of the survey during October 2010. We would […]

Increase productivity by being happy


“The single most efficient way to increase your productivity is to be happy at work.” – Alexander Kjerulf Kjerulf also says: – Your productivity will vary wildly from day to day. – Working more hours means getting less done. – Working harder means getting less done. – Procrastination can be good for you. – And […]

Enjoy What You Are Doing


The first of Richard Branson’s Five Secrets to Business Success is “Enjoy What You Are Doing”. He says that because you spend a huge amount of time on hard work, it’s best that you enjoy it. When he started Virgin he just wanted to do something he enjoyed, which would also “pay the bills”. He […]

Stretch Yourself and Your Business


Why should we put ourselves in difficult situations where we are not sure of success? Why should we stretch ourselves. This is what Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi says about doing something difficult: “The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and […]