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Category: Motivation

#PODCAST! with Kojo Baffoe on Kaya FM

Posted on March 16th, by spillly in Business, Coaching, Freelance, Motivation, Public Speaking. No Comments

Take the 47 minutes and 49 seconds to listen to what was a great interview with Kojo on the gig economy, the freelance workforce and starting a small business.  

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 […]

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 […]

Radio Interview: What The Freelance and the Vega School Course on Power FM with Thabiso Tema

Posted on February 3rd, by spillly in Business, Freelance, Motivation, Public Speaking. No Comments

Push play…   Catch the 10-minute interview with Thabiso Tema and Spillly on Power FM talking about the mini-MBA for Creative and Digital Freelancers. For more info on the WTF and Vega School course for freelancers check out THIS LINK.

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

7 Things. 7 Days.

Posted on December 16th, by spillly in Lifestyle, Motivation. 4 comments

I’m not a daddy blogger and when I do blog it’s usually only about business, but seeing as though I had my first child last week and have time to think [between feeding and changing nappies] I have compiled a short list of thoughts that have crossed my mind. So, here are 7 things I […]

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 […]

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 […]