Thank you for your interest in my book and chapter in regards to SOL focus:)
I am done with editing and at the next stage in researching publishers that fit my book's genre. From there I will send out book query's and anything else they may need to decide if we would be a good fit for eachother:)
I really enjoyed writing the chapter that focuses on SOL focus in regards to friendships:)
If you would like I can contact you when the book is published to check out and or send you the chapter when ready in regards to SOL:)
There is a sign up spot on my website: www.thefriendshipeffect.com where you can put your email so when the book is ready I can contact you:)
Hope your week is going great and have a great rest of the day Katalin:) Renee
Yes, we had a really good day and I am looking forward to working with Jesper! Many thanks for recommending him :-). Maybe we can find time to discuss SLOT and your business more after we have done the training in Germany. Jesper also got me interested in the event at Balaton next year. Looking forward to hearing more about that. Take care Kati!
Hi Katalin, thanks for the warm welcome. I look forward to engaging you on the topic of SF in the future. I am only now starting to get my head around this form of networking now. I look forward to learning from this group.
Many thanks for your welcome and lots of good luck and have fun being part of the
Hungary 2011 organisating team! As far as SOL-SA 1 is concerned, if South Africa could organise the highly successful Soccer World Cup, I'm sure the SF event to take place here will be a great and inspiring one with everybody, both in SA and abroad working together to make it happen!
Best regards, Madi
Ubuntu is an African ethic and philosophy wich says according to Wikipedia:
One of the sayings in our country is Ubuntu - the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can't exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can't be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality - Ubuntu - you are known for your generosity.
We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole world. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity.
The concept of ubuntu defines the individual in their several relationships with others. Louw states that while the Zulu maxim umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu ("a person is a person through (other) persons") may have no apparent religious connotations in the context of Western society, in an African context it suggests that the person one is to become by behaving with humanity is an ancestor worthy of respect or veneration. Those who uphold the principle of ubuntu throughout their lives will, in death, achieve a unity with those still living.
Nelson Mandela explained Ubuntu:
A traveler through a country would stop at a village and he didn't have to ask for food or for water. Once he stops, the people give him food, entertain him. That is one aspect of Ubuntu but it will have various aspects. Ubuntu does not mean that people should not enrich themselves. The question therefore is: Are you going to do so in order to enable the community around you to be able to improve?
Sorry for the long delayed reply. Things are moving at a great pace before I leave for the UK on Sunday and from there off to Sweden. There is much exitement over SOL-SA 1 in 2011.
At my farewell in Bucharest I said: "I came here with a dream and I'm going back living the dream. In the spirit of ubuntu we say I am who I am because of who you are. I want to say I'm becoming someone because of who you are. I greated you with "ayoba",i.e. its great to see you. I say farewell with "hamba kahle", i.e. walk safely because I want to see you all again.
I hope this answers your request.
I have personally experienced ubuntu at SolWorld Bucharest. Thank you for being part of it.
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