Marilda's Blog

"read my lessons from everyday moments"
Using your tools.

Using your tools.

During the 2021 Christmas break, I was watching Marius Swart use a grinder. This is a piece of machinery that clearly needs some level of skill to cut through metal, cement, and other surfaces. I asked him who taught him to operate a grinder and he replied that he...

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Taking the time to watch the storm.

Taking the time to watch the storm.

This morning I had a virtual coaching session scheduled with a client.  When we started, he warned me that they were experiencing a hectic thunderstorm and that he might have a power out. We decided to push ahead and continue the session with the thunder rumbling in...

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Passion is a Feeling

Passion is a Feeling

“Passion is not a plan, it’s a feeling, and feelings change” - Terri Trespicio This quote out of one of Terri’s TED Talks has been simmering for weeks. It reminded me of how I’ve always been a little bit jealous of people who have an absolute crystal-clear knowledge...

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Switch your mindset or Drown

Switch your mindset or Drown

Over the last couple of months, I’ve often found myself saying more and more that the world will never be the same again. This past week I learnt in various ways just how much things have already changed. Chatting to some young people whose jobs have been severely...

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From the Stoep – Don’t waste a good Pandemic

From the Stoep – Don’t waste a good Pandemic

It’s an eye opener to realise that today in 4 months it will be Christmas Day. Totally bizarre to think that this year has disappeared… sped past while we didn’t really go anywhere. How we lost everything and gained so much in a few months. How many things changed and...

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About Me

About Me

Hi I’m Marilda... and I help you get unstuck. For 26 years my life has revolved around Tourism, its people, and its business. Planning, implementing, readjusting, learning, trying again, happy guests, frustration, wins, and everything in between. In the years past...

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It starts with a flower

It starts with a flower

Here in the Lowveld in South Africa, October is known as the “dustbowl” of the year. 1 September is officially our Spring day, but we normally have very little rain then.  In October the temperatures are climbing into the high 30’ Degrees Celsius and often into the...

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Opportunity lost … but Lessons learnt

Opportunity lost … but Lessons learnt

I thought long and hard before I decided to share this experience. Ironically, I’ve recently uncovered that Integrity, Insight and Fairness are some of my most important values, the exact things that was brought into question during this incident.  I’m therefore...

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