Let’s face it, times have been tough of late. Everyone knows someone – maybe even ourselves – who has lost their job, their home, or is teetering on the brink of financial ruin. At work we’re working harder and earning less, many of us taking on multiple jobs with what little spare time we have. We’re living in survival mode.
All this long-term stress and concern for our personal welfare has a negative impact on our health and our attitudes. Even the most positive people are experiencing lows as they try to slug through the unending challenges day after day.
Surviving Your Serengeti is a handbook for the times. In story telling format, author Stefan Swanepoel weaves a tale demonstrating core skills that have been key to our survival, and points out additional skills that will help us thrive if we choose to develop them.
The book is an easy read and is entertaining, but with analysis the message is much deeper than that. As humans, we too were born with instincts and basic survival skills. Through tales of life & death on the serengeti, Swanepoel reminds us that our traits and abilities are not so far removed from the animals we share our planet with. In tough times we need to get back to basics and hone our survival skills if we want to maneuver through life’s personal and business challenges.
When you put the book down you’ll have a renewed sense of purpose and a belief that nothing – including this economy – is insurmountable.