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Being a mother-in-law is no joke

By Delphine du Toit | November 23, 2017

“Mother-in-law” – The most maligned role in our society. Does any little girl ever dream of becoming a mother-in-law? When you were pregnant with your baby (who is now your adult offspring who is married), were you eagerly anticipating becoming a mother-in-law? If you answered ‘Yes’ to either of these questions I’d love to know how…

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On Friendship and Getting Ahead

By Delphine du Toit | December 24, 2014

A business guru’s best-selling book told me some time ago that I have the wrong friends. The advice was that, if you want to be a winner, you have to associate with winners. It was clear from the text that by ‘winner’ was meant someone who had a track record of being a success in their chosen field, and by implication, someone who had/is making money and establishing a name for themselves. Winners are people who are leaders, innovators, visionaries, and above all, who are financially secure beyond most folks’ wildest dreams…..I have come to disagree totally with the notion that you need to cultivate friends who can help you get ahead. Those aren’t friends: they’re tour guides, agents, mentors, coaches, and even well wishers, but they move on. Friends are the ones who know what makes your heart ache and what music makes you leap up from your chair.

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If ‘career’ is a verb, then what is a ‘career plan’?

By Delphine du Toit | July 21, 2014

Instead of simply scanning the bullet points in articles on career planning discover the right questions to ask first.

Very few people have career plans that move linearly from A to Z. Most of us career from one perceived opportunity to the the next, but often the advice we get assumes we’re in control. We’re not. What we can be in control of is the basis of making career choices: what do I like and what would I like to have more of? There are some good questions to ask. Ask them. Answer them. Then act.

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In Praise of Older Women

By Delphine du Toit | June 26, 2014

<681 words> The 1965 best-seller by Stephen Vizinczey, “In praise of older women: the amorous recollections of András Vajda” is about the potential and attractions of amorous relationships between young men and older women (women in their 30s and 40s). My ‘older women’ are the women who are in their 50s and 60s, and ‘70s,…

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Now’s the time.

By Delphine du Toit | January 12, 2011

Welcome to my new blog. A really smart woman told me yesterday about how it doesn’t make sense to spend your time blogging on sites that aren’t part of your own website – how that sends traffic FROM your website (where you say ‘click here to see my blog’) TO the hosting website where there…

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