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‘Embracing your uniqueness – being a platypus in a world full of ducks’; our Business Club topic this April 2017

From the time we are born, we are being put into boxes of expected behaviour. The boxes encompass our whole being and almost everything we do, from the way we dress to the way we wear our hair. It is cultural, based on our sex, based on our age, based on our religion, based on who knows what else. Boxes inside boxes upon boxes, all filled with ways in which we should think and be and act.
But what would happen if you could give yourself the space to live your life, and to be who you actually are? Not this construct of other people’s thoughts, this poor shrivelled thing, cowering inside a tower of boxes, shrinking yourself to fit others’ expectations and ideas of who and what you should be, think, say and do?

BIO:
Melanie Britz is the author of the self-help memoir Dive in: Unlocking happiness and miracles by exploring the hidden parts of us and the universe we live in. This wide-ranging conversation with her 20-year old self is all about a journey in emotional mastery, understanding the world and her purpose in it better and moving into a boxless space of self-love and self-acceptance. It is filled with lessons, wisdom and practical tools that has a wide application for us all.
An ex-journalist and newspaper newseditor, Melanie is currently working as a property strategist with leading Somerset West estate agency, Harcourts Platinum, by day. During non-office hours though, her calling and nature as a writer/spiritual storyteller emerges.

Her website www.showinguptoday.com is a platform for people to share their wisdom and lessons with their own younger selves and she recently published Fabulous 365, a collection of affirmations, reflections and inspirations to make 2017 our best year yet.

Twitter: @realestategirl4 and @divein_book
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Speaker: Melanie Britz
Date: 12.4.2017
Investment: R150
RSVP: 021 855 4296

Creativity in all aspects of your buisness, our Business Club theme this March

How to cultivate a creative mindset to grow all aspects of your business .
We often think of creativity only in relation to what we perceive as the “Creative Arts”. In other words, we think that being creative is only for people who pursue creative careers such as authors, artists, actors or musicians.

This is not true. We are all creative, simply by virtue of being human. And embracing your creativity will enhance your quality of life and make you a better businessperson.
Approaching challenges within your business in creative ways can be hugely helpful in getting a different perspective and being able to overcome challenges. In this presentation, Liesl van der Hoven will share her own story of how she realised she had to approach ALL aspects of her business with a creative mindset. She will also equip you with tools that you will be able to use to get your creative juices flowing in any area of your business and life.

Liesl van der Hoven has made it her mission to create toys and decor that are beautiful to look at, stimulating to creative young minds and safe and robust enough for children to play with. Her products are sold and shipped all over the world from her online shop called Fairy Caravan.
Every single Fairy Caravan product starts off as one of Liesl’s hand-drawn illustrations on paper. Her illustrations are then printed on fabric and turned into three-dimensional toys and dolls – characters that can become ‘real’ for children. Liesl also writes stories about each character she creates. She believes that these stories help children to form an emotional connection with the characters.
Liesl
Liesl has a Master’s degree in Philosophy from Stellenbosch University and has also studied Graphic Design and completed several courses in children’s book illustration.
She firmly believes that all humans are creative and that we need to nurture this quality – especially in children – as we need creativity to navigate the ever-changing world we live in.

Speaker: Liesl V d Hoven
Date: 8.3.2017
Investment: R150
EFT payments preferred

Banking Details:
Openhand Catering C.C
Absa Bank
Acc no: 405 739 7779
Branch code: 632005
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