• If you’re missing vision, you’re missing out

    On the way to surf training early last week with the radio playing to wake us up, my 10 year-old son told me that his friend at soccer told him that the song playing (and below) was about suicide. My first thoughts were that he was too young to know about committing suicide, but I quickly swung the conversation around from the negative and to the positive. Incidentally, the song is...

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  • Slow and steady can still win the race

    We are living in the microwave age. We all want what we want when we want it… which is right now! Why wait when you can have it today? Uber Eats to your door, finance approved online within 10 minutes, credit card companies mailing you with an immediate credit increase if you just sign a form. What about all the buy-now-pay-later options out there in retail? You can stock your home full...

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  • Will your work bring you before kings?

    About three weeks ago, I was flat out working in the middle of the day when I received a message on my Linkedin account. When I had a spare minute, I had a read of it. It was from a gentleman working in a global recruitment firm seeking me out about taking on the CEO role of another company. Not wanting to ever hose down any opportunity, I said yes when he asked if he could give me a call. We...

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  • Make a decree that you will never stop learning

    My youngest son has two coaches for his surfing. On Tuesday mornings, his coach is a former professional surfer who is highly regarded globally. On a Thursday morning, his coach is the former coach of current professional surfer Julian Wilson, who went very close to becoming the world champion last year before getting pipped in the final event of the year in Hawaii. Last Thursday morning,...

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  • Achieving Your Dream, One Step At A Time

    I started to notice the messages coming into my inbox. My email account kept announcing message after message being sent to me from Linkedin. Wondering what was happening, I logged in to Linkedin to see what all the fuss was about.It turns out hundreds of people were sending me messages, congratulating me on celebrating 16 years of working at Initiate Media (or more to the point, 16 years since...

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  • The difference between looking rich and being rich

    We live in a world of smoke and mirrors, one driven by advertising and marketing, which has the power to influence our beliefs. As a young man and in business, I believed that the trappings of wealth were European cars, expensive suits and clothing, offices in or close to the city, and those that went on expensive overseas holidays. Essentially, those who had lives that looked like they...

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    Matt Danswan is the founder and CEO of
    Initiate Media – a leading global Christian
    media company..