A few years back, I read Eckhart Tolle’s book, “The Power of Now”. If you haven’t read it, here’s a one-line summary: living in the present moment can be truly transformative.

Instead of dwelling on the past or anxiously anticipating the future, I began living a little more in the present. It hasn’t been easy, but by embracing whatever is happening right now, with gratitude and awareness, I’ve discovered I’m more effective and at peace (most of the time at least).

In my experience, us South Africans aren’t great at this… we tend to spend a lot of time living in the past, or fretting about the future, and all the while – we’re putting off what we should be doing in the present. Perhaps this is why we’ve coined our own peculiar phrases: ‘now-now’ and ‘just now’ don’t mean much to the rest of the world, but over here in majestic Mzansi, it’s our cherished way of communicating a time span that can stretch anywhere from a few seconds’ time, to whole days away!

As beloved as this little colloquialism of ours is – it’s time we ditched it altogether.
Why? Because the truth is friends: there’s no real power in now-now. It doesn’t exist! There is only now.

So this month, let’s stop delaying our dreams and start making them a reality. Let’s stop putting our true potential on pause, and start unleashing our best selves. Let’s kick procrastination to the curb and rediscover the peace and productivity that is waiting for all of us who are present in the present.

Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry – I got you! Follow me via any of my social links below, and I’ll show you how it’s done. Because on our own, we can get by… but together? We’re unstoppable!

Love (and power) always



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