Yet marketing leaders miss Persons With Disabilities - an estimated 10 percent of the population". Disabilities also affect their direct family members - so disabilities affect about half of the population!
I I had a severe motorbike accident in my matric year (1986) that left me in a coma for 7-months. I've since achieved 4 Uni degrees in the Humanities. After a few months in a coma my mom asked a dr why I was still alive? He said, apparently, that I was still alive because I was very fit.
Disabilities occur across every group in SA e.g. age, race, gender, educational level etc. So it becomes THE most unifying point in the population's existence ... yet is seems to miss advertisers vision of what SA can be.
Both. The entrepeneur has to be able to formulate an idea by him/herself (inherent talent) THEN he/she needs a tangible way to do it! (learned skill).My story is in this months 'Entrepeneur' magazine: "What do customers want to hear?"
I'm sure that CBT and case-specific medical treatment is the route to go to help people suffering from depression AND other ailments as well.I'm not just saying that. I was involved in a severe motorbike accident in my matric-year (1986) that left me in a coma for 7-months. F.y.i. any coma that lasts longer than an hour is classified as “serious”. Since then, I’ve achieved my matric (albeit over 4 years), University qualifications (x4), released a motivational CD “5%” (because that’s the chance I was given to survive the first night I spent in ICU) and I have been delivering inspirational speeches since 2004 because I know that anybody can do anything “…if they can give it some meaning” - Dr^56 Viktor Frankl. I’m sure that Madiba also falls into this category. I’m also sure that if ‘new victims ‘knew more’ of other living people who’ve done amazing things … they might be inspired to their own amazing thing in their own life. Then we’d live in a world worth living in!Regards,Derick Poremba-Brumer B.A. (U.P), Further Diploma in Education – Severe Disabilities (U.P.), Trauma Counselling (INTEC), Logotherapy Advanced - NQF level 7 DISTINCTION (UNISA - Centre for Applied Psychology) (a Doctorate is NQF level 8)Even if I say so myself: not bad for a guy who nearly died in 1986!As far as I know, there isn’t another person – worldwide – who had a severe accident in their final year at secondary school … who went on to achieve 4 tertiary qualifications!www.5percent.co.za Take a look at www.vfisa.co.za (Viktor Frankl Institute – SA) for more information about the course. If you go to that page, look under Logotherapists.http:www.strokesupport.co.za , or go to “Stroke Support Group” on FacebookSee “aphasia & tbi group” on Facebook for the group at the University of PretoriaLook for my name on Facebook under ‘Inspirational speakers’
I agree completely. I think that the best way groups of people can become less fearful of another group of people is if they were to REGULARLY come into contact with each other. Every adult uses a bank - so what better way is there for the groups to 'find' each-other?
I agree that the country will only be able to address poverty through economic growth. However I don't think that that growth can only come if more jobs are created. What about expanding the job-seekers minds for them to create their own jobs?