New Start Personal Words of Wisdom


Craig David Brett

On the 22 November 2019 we said “till later “ to our proud,strong, kind and brave brother

-Rest in Peace Tiger

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3 x Ironman 70.3

So here we are 13 months after the first event and Samantha has just completed an amazing 70.3 here in Durban .

The first event is always the toughest mentally as you don’t know what to expect.

Never doubted her success for one second and pleased to now be doing the events together. What an amazing and healthy way to see the world.

The smile says it all!

So we off to Turkey in November to continue our journey!

It’s been a great way to get our group of school mates and respective partners together and been amazing to catch up .

It’s never to late to try , so see you out there soon .

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The Retail Experience

Spent the last 3 years with a group who’s focus was in the retail sector. Never thought the application of “widgets” would ever make so much sense.

Each sector has similar management and business challenges it’s only the “language “ that changes .

What an incredible base the tourism sector gave me on my journey through the different projects that I have had the privilege of experiencing.

I truly love the dynamics that “family” businesses present and understand that I am clearly good at managing those .

Thanks to all the Rencken family for taking the time to mentor and guide me through the specifics of retail , it was much appreciated and as I have noted previously these lessons are never unlearned!

So what’s next on this exciting journey we call life ?……

Big changes !

If the constants in life are DEATH ,TAXES and CHANGE

As a family we are going to tackle CHANGE !!

Jobs ,Careers,Houses,Cities,Countries everything

If we are going to succeed in this challenging and exciting world we just have to stay ahead of the curve .

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Ironman Sydney 70.3

So yes ANYTHING is possible!!!

We did it . Our second 70.3 Ironman

Remember our “big hairy audacious goal” from the 30th school reunion? Well part 2 was doing the next event 6 months later .

We decided on Sydney in November 2018 as it was voted the number 1 event worldwide .

So friends of 35 years Gordon, Marc and I set off to


We had a blast and now that the bug has bitten  we are on a role .

What an amazing day , the sportsmanship and support is just incredible and leaves an impact on one that lasts a lifetime.

So a laugh was had by all especially when at registration one of the volunteers dealing with registration sweetly informed me “ Sir the athlete needs to collect his own entry “

The look on her face when I said “ I am the athlete , are you saying I’m FAT ?”….

Priceless moment and of course my friends and family didn’t let me forget that for awhile!

So open invitation we on for 70.3 Durban 2019

All welcome to join . Get off the couch , it’s possible!

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Setting Goals

So the next leg of the big Hairy Audacious Goal reaches its peak .

The second Ironman 70.3 is about to be tackled in Sydney on 25 November 2018

Will it be easy ?  NO

Will it be a long day ? YES

Will it be something that changes me as a person? YES DEFINITELY

You see I am no athlete!

What I have learnt living in Africa is that if you want to eat an Elephant the only way it happens is by doing it one mouthful at a time .

You can do ANYTHING !

I have taught my kids that , and live by that !

I want people to know that your mind not your body determines what you can achieve.

Dream BIG live your DREAMS and have fun doing it !

Love to all and thanks for the “support and care” in this part of my journey.

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Ironman 70.3 Durban

At our 30th school reunion an idea to do a “BIG HAIRY AUDACIOUS “ goal was born!

Not too sure how we ended up deciding but the Ironman event on 3 June 2018 was chosen.

1,9km swim in the ocean

90km ride

21,5 km run

70.3 miles in total , one after the other !

Well long story short , we did it ! 4 did the individual event and 3 entered as a team .


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What an incredible day it was , the human spirit just incredible and the personal goals achieved-just remarkable.

Thanks to all that made it possible as it was a life-changer!

whats next ?

Well Sydney 70.3 on 25 November of course…..

Training begins today !


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We often forget that we can actually say NO.

I often hear people moaning about this and that and how they HAVE to go somewhere or do something that they are not particularly excited about .

Every decision that we make has a resultant consequence . It is up to each of us to decide which actions are to our benifit and which are to our detriment .

Only you can decide and only you will need to account for the decision you make!

We use the information we have at our disposal to best mitigate the outcome and can’t rely on hindsight at the time .

Be true to yourself always and have the conviction of your thoughts to do what’s best for you !

One thing is for sure , too many people do things to please others without regard for their own wellbeing and sanity!

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“If you love someone set them free !”

From Mom and I to Luke and Georgia

To the most incredibly rounded kids I know!

You make me proud every day and I am amazed at your attitudes to life , understanding of how things work and tenacity.

This world is not easy and it’s only by making your place in it and working smart and hard that you will succeed and be truly happy! Traits you both posses .

Nothing is nicer than getting compliments about your kids and you guys certainly shine in accomplishing that wherever you go!

You have already done more than most do in a lifetime and remember that only you can make you happy so enjoy every moment and just be the best “you”!

Letting you go was the toughest thing your mom and I have ever had to do but seeing you flourish has made that sacrifice worth every bit of the heartache.

Know we are always here for you and love you soo very much!

Lots of Love
Mom and Dad



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What you have learnt can’t be unlearnt!


When I started with the Royal Bafokeng Nation three years ago it was as the head of the RBI school of hospitality .

It was my dream to be “normal” and have a “normal ” job , and this process was what I thought would make me happy and my life simple !

But that is NOT how life works !!!

So in January 2016 I start my new position as the CEO of Royal Bafokeng Tourism which is responsible for the promotion and turnaround of all the Nations tourism assets .

I am honored to have been selected and trusted with this position and the way that both my family and I have to been accepted by this  community has been a lesson in humility and testimony to the good in all South Africans if only you take the time and make the effort to recognize it!

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Be Responsible for the decisions that you make!

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Every single decision that you make has a consequence! Good or bad these consequences are a result of your actions !

I choose not to think about bad decisions that I have made ,just decisions that had all the circumstances been the same , I would not have made again!

Samantha,Luke and Georgia you are the very best thing that has ever happened to me and I am truly humbled to be a part of your lives!