Category Archives: Motivation

Impression from my recent talk at Seartec & Officebox in Cape Town

SeartecRecently I was invited to speak in front of a group of fantastic people working at Seartec (the representatives of SHARP) and Officebox.

We spoke about comfort zones, our own mindsets and the mindsets of customers, and how to improve collaboration with a new way of communication.

officebox logoThank you all for inviting me and the follow up discussions we had right after my talk.

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We started by taking a Selfie which became important during the talk

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Keynote: “We don’t see, what we see”

Hein Wagner and Axel Rittershaus after Test RunAs a dedicated ultra marathon runner, with currently 5 Two Oceans Ultra and 3 Comrades medals, I had the priviledge of being the running guide for the well know South African blind runner Hein Wagner.

Hein was born blind and became a successful sales manager, extreme adventurer and motivational speaker.

I never guided a blind runner before and received the request just 5 days prior to the 56 km Ultra Marathon in 2013. I am glad I got the opportunity and took it – I learned a lot from it!

You can find more about this running adventure on my Ultra Marathon Website:http://ultra-marathon-man.blogspot.com/2013/03/change-of-plans-for-my-two-oceans-ultra.html 

On April 8th I am going to talk about what I learned at the Social of my running club Atlantic Athletics Club in Cape Town. The name of the talk will be “We don’t see what we see“.

If you are interested in this talk for your own club or business, please get in touch with me.

Achieve your Childhood Dreams

I often mention Randy Pausch’s “Last Lecture” during my speeches and many people asked for the link to this amazing talk.

Prof. Randy Pausch did his last lecture not because he went to another University – he gave it because he was about to die due to cancer.

It is one of the most fascinating talks regarding doing what you really want to do. Especially remarkable is his comment when it comes to roadblocks on our way to achieve our goals.

Take your time and watch the video here: