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Mandela: The Making of the Freedom Fighter

  With mourning for Nelson Mandela’s death a global phenomenon, The Best You looks back at some of the turning points that made him not only the “father of the nation” of South Africa, but a universally recognised icon for perseverance, justice, dignity, wisdom – and freedom.   When Chief Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa named the […]

Brian is the Mayne Event: an interview with Brian Mayne

Recognised as one of the leading voices in goal-setting and motivation, Brian Mayne has a distinct British approach to personal development. So how did the one-time illiterate showman become a trainer in the Tony Robbins development programme and go on to create Goal-mapping?   Brian Mayne claims descent from both the Smart family of Smart’s […]

Hit the ground running by Bernardo Moya

  Here we are again. The very young will be thinking how slowly time passes by, I am not that young any more, and for me time is flying by.  With another New Year comes those goals, commitments and things on your to-do list. We cover a number of ways to make 2014 your year, from […]

A new way to be resolute: Stephen Russell the barefoot Doctor

  If your list of resolutions ends up falling my the wayside after the first month, maybe the problem is not you, but with your system. Stephen Russell, aka, The Barefoot Doctor, has some advice on how to make resolutions stick.   As someone reading this magazine, hence with the good sense to be interested […]

Power vs. Force by David R. Hawkins

  This excerpt is taken from the book Power Vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, by David R. Hawkins, M.D. Ph.D.  It is published by Hay House (2012) and available at all bookstores or online at: www.hayhouse.com.   In 1939, I was a paperboy in rural Wisconsin and had a 17-mile route. One […]

Bucket List: Going to extremes

  Part of enjoying life is living for the moment, so don’t wait until you’re on your deathbed before you make a list of what you should’ve done. Life is happening now, so start ticking things off that bucket list.   Over the last few months we have covered so many different activities that people […]

We support: Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund

  With the passing of Nelson Mandela last month, we are dedicating this issue to him, and his legacy. The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund is a large part of his legacy and they do a lot of good for many children in need.   The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund was established by Mr Mandela when […]

Miracles and blessings by Pam Grout

  Six months ago Pam Grout launched a brand new chapter of her version of AA, which stands for Amazing Awesomeness. And the best thing about this version of AA is that it only has two steps.   Step one, admit that… “something amazingly awesome is going to happen to me today.” First thing every […]

Just writing my name by Rustum Carelse

 There are many reasons why Rustum Carelse started writing graffiti. Most can be attributed to juvenile curiosity. As a teenager, seeing pieces on the highway intrigued him, and he wanted to know the story and techniques behind them.   To this day I’m still not completely sure why I write. Part rebellion, part self-expression, without […]

Leave your divorce in 2013 by Sara Davison

  With any relationship break up there is heartache and pain. Some splits are more manageable than others and some people cope better than others but even then there will be dark times. Sara Davison lets us know how to get past the pain.   Getting divorced can mean a lot of change in your while […]

The 10 Things You Need To Be An Ambassador by The Best You

  Part of being the best you can be is focussing on what it takes to get there. That’s why we are introducing a new feature this year looking at this aspect of being the best. We start off with Allan Banford chatting to the Ambassador of the Republic of Panama, H.E Ana Irene Delgado. […]

New Year, New You with the Anti-Ageing Queen by Rita Rakus

  For many of us, 1 January marks a new beginning. It’s a great time to re-evaluate and make positive changes. But Rita Rakus says just because another year has passed, it doesn’t mean that you have to look a year older.   Non-surgical treatments are of the most in-demand at the moment, achieving impressive […]

Get the ball rolling in 2014 by T. Harv Eker

  New Year’s resolutions can be intimidating – cramming a whole year’s worth of goals into one little list on your smartphone. T. Harv Eker gives us some advice to prevent 2014’s resolutions from being unfulfilled.   After the initial enthusiasm over New Year’s resolutions for 2014 dwindles, keeping motivated, committed and moving toward accomplishing […]

What Successful People Do That’s Different by Stefanie Hartman

  Stefanie Hartman looks back at an experience that changed the way she viewed success. Perhaps her anecdote can teach you something new.   When I was working my way through university in the summers, I had a job at a totally rustic resort that was only accessible by seaplane – it was that remote! […]

How Kissing Tells You Plenty About Business by Gerry Robert

  Just think back to the first time you kissed someone of the opposite sex. Remember how exciting (or scary, for some) it was? What does selling have to do with kissing? Gerry Robert, best-selling author of the Millionaire Mindset, reckons kissing is a perfect metaphor for selling.   Let’s look at all the aspects […]

10 steps to financial nirvana by Vishal Khandelwal

  Ever dream about financial freedom? Of course you do. We’re sure friends and family give you all sorts of advice, but take it from Vishal Khandelwal, a financial analyst and founder of Safal Niveshak, gives us some advice that has worked for him.   I feel I am too young to dispel any life-changing […]

Solomon Northup: Time Served

  “Life is dear to every living thing; the worm that crawls upon the ground will struggle for it.” In the early 19th century, Solomon Northup entered the world amidst unique circumstances. Both his mother and father were free people of colour in pre-Abolitionist America, so Solomon and his brother were born free. Solomon’s father […]

Rick Allen: Finding A Way To Play

  “My situation should have been a lot worse. By rights I shouldn’t have survived the crash.” Rick Allen was meant to be a drummer. Born in Dronfield, England, Allen quickly outgrew his native environs and played his way onto a world stage. Playing the drums came so naturally to him that Allen’s mother responded […]

Mickey Rourke: The Stage and The Ring

  “I never look backwards. I have always been an athlete. I boxed before I acted.” Mickey Rourke was born in New York in 1952. His father was an amateur bodybuilder and would provide the blueprint for Rourke’s stint a boxer later in life. After Mickey’s father left, Rourke’s mother moved to Miami. He was […]

How Sir James Dyson Cleaned Up For Success

  “As an engineer I’m constantly spotting problems and plotting how to solve them.” In his youth James Dyson was a good long distance runner. He has stated that he was good not necessarily because he had the body for it, but because he had determination. Early in his college career, he became interested in […]

A social media deity: an interview with Lon Safko

  Social media has changed to the way we live and work, for sure, but has it been for the better? We chat to Lon Safko, who has dedicated the last few years of his life to understanding it and learning how to take full advantage of its powers.   When you think of social […]

All work and all play by Zane Henry

  Gaming has become a huge industry in the last few decades. One of the top players in the gaming game is Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, who held onto his childhood inspiration to turn the company into a gaming giant. Zane Henry tells us the story.     “I think that inside every adult is the […]