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In an age of unlimited knowledge and possibilities – how is it that speed is more important than accuracy and intelligence?
Let me explain.
We are more clever than ever and yet the language we speak is appalling and written word is even worse. The telephone pretty much advanced the hand written letter and the cell phone advanced the telephone. The SMS came along and decreased the ability of the user to use more than 160 characters and subsequently decreased the spelling ability of the world. It is as though all the vowels in world got sucked into outta space!
I recently received an email, of which the signature was Rgrds.
Come on! Why do this?
When I receive an email like that – the first impressions are that the person does not take the email seriously enough to complete it properly.
Even though emails can be sent from your smart phone now, take the extra time to make the email look professional. Take off the “” line out. Go into the settings and do it! It is more professional and just plainly looks better.
There are times for abbreviations abd short cuts but a lot of the time they are actually a waste of time. You spend years and 1000’s of rands (dollars etc) learning the spelling of words so now when you write words incorrectly it will take you longer because you have to think about how to write them incorrectly. Literally throwing time and money away.
Think about it – take the extra 5 seconds and make sure the message you send is complete and makes sense!


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This is the second part of the blog post published yesterday called Never Drop A Brother. In that post, the first 2 principles were discussed. In this post, the third will be discussed. The principal is: Never squash enthusiasm.


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I ask the question for a few reasons:

  • When you not at work – what do you do? Was your answer nothing?
  • If you had unlimited income forever – would you still work? Did you answer yes? Addicted?
  • Do you receive your work email on your cell phone after hours and still answer them instead of spending time with your family / friends? Addicted.
  • When you are sitting around doing nothing or something – do you have the urge to go and work? I find i do this after my exams are finished – feel I should be studying.
Something to think about!

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