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The pleasure of being on Radio 2000 with a fellow Freelancer

Posted on February 24th, by spillly in Coaching, Freelance, Motivation, Public Speaking. No Comments

On Monday the 19th February 2018, I once again had the honour of chatting to Ernest Pillay on the Drive Time Experience on Radio 2000. Ernest is a gentleman and a fellow freelancer who took a keen interest in the WTF [What The Freelance] book and course that is running now at Vega Schools. I have to say, they also […]

Change your goals from Success to Significance

Posted on October 26th, by spillly in Books, Business, Coaching, Motivation, Public Speaking. No Comments

This week I had the privilege of hosting the launch event for Mike Saunders‘ book, The Five Year Mark. The book is about all the lessons learned in the first five years building Digitlab, a digital agency. You can read my review and my learnings here but those are not the most salient points for […]

The Death of Advertising Employment.

Posted on October 9th, by spillly in Books, Business, Coaching, Public Speaking. No Comments

  What a pleasure it was speaking to 65 people last week at Vega in Umhlanga on what was an untitled talk on the 4 major threats to advertising and the advertising industrials’ complex of employment. The “what the actual?” Well, I spoke on how new tech, new business, ERP software and the freelance movement […]

Are you becoming a Betterman?

Posted on October 1st, by spillly in Business, Coaching, Lifestyle, Mentoring, Public Speaking. No Comments

About a year ago I was fortunate enough to coach Erik Kruger from Betterman and have remained in contact over the past few months, watching his business grow and define its position in the market. Betterman is a website dedicated to the thinking man. The man who lives with intention. The man who takes action. […]

Email Is Ruining Your Relationships

Posted on April 6th, by spillly in Business, Coaching, Mentoring, Motivation. No Comments

I started working in my business in 1995. I had an “old fashioned” telephone with push buttons by my side and next-door in my bookkeepers office, stood two facsimile machines. I say ‘facsimile’ because I know what that is and I’m proving a point… more of that to follow.   Lets be clear. No Internet […]

Freelancing is the future of working. #Podcast

Posted on April 3rd, by spillly in Business, Coaching, Freelance. No Comments

I was fortunate enough to get back on the show Digital KungFu show again, to talk about how the global freelance market is impacting the future of business. This is a major disruptive phenomenon that is going to impact the global workforce market. We talked about why freelancing is a viable opportunity, how small businesses […]

Innovation and disruption labs exposed.

Posted on March 20th, by spillly in Business, Coaching, Mentoring. No Comments

At first Google ruined our perception of culture and set standards so ridiculously high that most business in South Africa doesn’t even attempt to fix their culture because the bar has been set so high. Now with their skunkwork’s “Solve for X” and the acquisition of Idealab Google have outsourced the smart thinking and can […]

THE FIVE YEAR MARK by MIKE SAUNDERS #Bookreview

Posted on January 18th, by spillly in Books, Business, Coaching, Mentoring, Motivation. No Comments

  In 1989, Mr Lacy-Smith, my youthful English school teacher taught me only 2 things that I will never forget; KIS(S) Keep It Simple (Stupid) Life is tough, Africa is tough, and this is Africa! (“Africa” was his cane when corporate punishment was still a thing!) The Five Year Mark keeps to the KIS(S) principle […]

Who is SAM?

Posted on September 14th, by spillly in Business, Coaching, Mentoring, Motivation. No Comments

  You have heard the saying, “It’s cheaper to retain a client than it is to acquire a client,” right? Well, it is and if you are in the business of keeping your business thriving, then holding your clients close for a very long time is crucial to your company’s survival.   This is where […]

How To Identify A Team Players In Your Agency

Posted on May 16th, by spillly in Business, Coaching, Mentoring. No Comments

The best leaders seek out A players for every area of their business. This is not a problem for the most successful and profitable businesses. But your company, especially if it’s a startup, might not have the financial ability to hire A players for every position. So what can you do to find these people […]