Simon Ekin

Unleash Your Inner Sales Mojo: Discover Your ‘PEACH’

In the dynamic world of sales, success hinges on more than just product knowledge and persuasive skills. It’s about igniting that spark within, that unwavering belief in yourself and your ability to make a meaningful impact. It’s about discovering your Mojo. Mojo, that intangible yet powerful force, is the driving energy that propels you forward, […]

Quieting the Critical Voice Within: Overcoming Limiting Self-Beliefs

The idea that nothing in life is inherently serious might seem counterintuitive, especially when faced with challenges and setbacks. However, there’s a profound truth in this perspective. By recognizing that life’s experiences, while difficult at times, are not inherently grave, we can begin to liberate ourselves from the shackles of limiting self-beliefs. Limiting self-beliefs, those […]

Harnessing the Power of Persistence

In the realm of personal growth and achieving our goals, persistence often stands out as a key ingredient for success. We’ve all heard the adage, ‘If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again,’ emphasising the importance of perseverance in overcoming obstacles and reaching our desired outcomes.  This concept is beautifully illustrated by the childhood […]

The Fear of Rejection

One topic which frequently surfaces and which I cover in my sales training and coaching sessions, is the Fear of Rejection. It’s a universal experience that we all grapple with, weaving its way into the fabric of our daily lives. Whether it’s the hesitation to strike up a difficult conversation or the reluctance to pick […]

A quick tip for when you are annoyed or angry!

Have you ever experienced that overwhelming feeling of anger or frustration, where you find yourself getting consumed by a single thought? We all have, and it’s a common human experience. In South Africa, we refer to this feeling as “getting the moer in for something.” But the good news is that we can learn to […]

Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion

I was at the Engen garage the other day with my brothers, and we got talking about the importance of connection and community. It’s something that’s always been important to me, but it is something we can especially celebrate during Heritage Month. We’re a diverse group of guys, from different backgrounds and with different experiences. […]

A lesson in remorse and sincerity

In a recent conversation with Cameron, the security manager at Astron, I was struck by his story about apologies. Cameron, a former member of the South African Police Service (SAPS), explained how he learned early on that apologising could have negative consequences. As a result, he developed a “hardline appearance and attitude” and never said […]

A gift from a homeless man

I was driving down the hill from Ou Kaapse Weg to Tokai when I saw him. He was standing at the robots, a homeless man. I couldn’t remember his name, but I remembered him and he instantly remembered me. “Wow,” I thought. “I must be one of many motorists.” He had my name. His name […]

Public Speaking Anxiety

In this blog post, I’ll share a conversation I had with my friend Charlie, who struggles with public speaking anxiety. I’ll also share some tips on how to overcome this common fear. The fear of public speaking. The fear of public speaking is one of the most common phobias in the world. It’s estimated that […]

The Red Fire Truck Coffee Stand: A Lesson Taking Risks

I’m going for a run in the local forest in Newlands on the side of Table Mountain and come down the hill and see a red truck. It’s like a kind of a, little bit of a, replica of a fire truck. And it’s called funnily enough, the Red Fire Truck coffee stand. Beautiful stand, […]