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How to use your anger and frustration (and exhaustion!) to profit in 2018

Corporate and government corruption…

The seemingly psychopathic behaviour of the main contenders in how they brush off their actions that cost the rand, brand and economy of South Africa…

It’s been a tough year, yet small business have, mostly, grown.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Aurik Business Accelerator’s Pavlo Phitidis.

If 2017 got you feeling angry, exhausted and frustrated – Phitidis has advice on using those emotions to build a better 2018.

For more detail; listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

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Cast your mind back to 1 January 2017… how have you spent your time?

Pavlo Phitidis, Aurik Business Accelerator

You can’t rely on the economy… you can’t rely on Government…

Pavlo Phitidis, Aurik Business Accelerator

Did you have to do things you didn’t have the skills for? Was that the most productive use of your time?

Pavlo Phitidis, Aurik Business Accelerator

When you reflect back on the year…

Pavlo Phitidis, Aurik Business Accelerator

Growth means… freeing up your time to focus on different things…

Pavlo Phitidis, Aurik Business Accelerator

If you don’t lift your head… you can find yourself seriously on the back-foot!

Pavlo Phitidis, Aurik Business Accelerator

Look at where you’re spending your time the most… how can you organise these activities so that someone else can do it for you?

Pavlo Phitidis, Aurik Business Accelerator

Getting away from being busy gives you the opportunity to get strategic.

Pavlo Phitidis, Aurik Business Accelerator

Don’t forget the trauma…

Pavlo Phitidis, Aurik Business Accelerator

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