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Category: Mentoring

The Sunday Morning Media Show with Ashraf Garda + Spillly

Posted on February 17th, by spillly in Books, Business, Freelance, Mentoring, Public Speaking. No Comments

Last Sunday morning, I was given the pleasure of speaking to Ashraf on SAFM on his freelance career and the challenges he faced and often still faces as an independent professional. The conversation covered aspects of the current economic situation is SA and how the education system is letting people down in the entrepreneurial space. For more […]

The Speed of Feed – Insights into Facebook and Instagram

Posted on February 17th, by spillly in Business, Mentoring, Motivation, Public Speaking, Social Media. No Comments

On the 1st of February, Vega School and Growing Pains Business Coaching hosted a very insightful talk by Mr Aviv Weil, the head of creative workshop at Facebook Africa. Some of the human insights and stats are stagering! Aviv shared global trends to several digital agency heads and about 150 team members that currently are involved […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

My Top 5 Business Books of 2016

Posted on October 29th, by spillly in Books, Business, Lifestyle, Mentoring, Motivation. No Comments

  Before we begin with the list you want to read here are 5 quick truths about my reading habits: The volume of books I’m reading on average is decreasing due to both the limited spare time I have as well as the increased online articles I’m consuming. I have become a little bored with […]


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

Most small business owners are so caught up with running their company that they don’t think about planning for the unexpected. Nevertheless, short term insurance (classified because your needs change over time) should be high on any entrepreneur’s to-do list.   The type of insurance you need depends on your business and the replacement value […]

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 […]