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Improve your game from your inbox – Dream Big

Improve your game from your inbox – Dream Big

Coen Welsh on the Psychology of Golf

Erik van Rooyen has secured his card to play on the European Tour next season after winning the Hainan Open. The man with the million-dollar smile had to battle the wind and the rain to win by two strokes. reports that the 27-year-old can not wait to play alongside his close friends Dylan Frittelli and Julian Suri – both former Challenge Tour players who have won on the European Tour this season. Van Rooyen told “I am super stoked and it has always been a dream of mine to play on the European Tour. To have that dream become a reality after today feels amazing.

“I have played a couple of European Tour events and you just really want to be there as you really want to play against the best out there.”

“Dylan did the same last year and Julian – what an amazing guy and a great player – also won on the Challenge Tour and the European Tour this season. It makes you want to get there as, without sounding arrogant, you know that you are as good as them so you just want to be there with them.”

This is the point for the tip of the week. Dream Big.

Tip of the week – Dream Big

A few weeks ago, I have written about Justin Thomas and the goals he set for himself at the start of the season. Those goals he met emphatically.

Van Rooyen is another example of a player with goals. It would be interesting to know if he has those goals written down somewhere as he refers to them as a dream.

As the famous saying goes, goals are dreams with a due date.

As the title of this post implies, our tip this week is to dream big. Your goals need to be inspiring to help you to focus. By setting your goals too low it won’t inspire you to take much action. Therefore you need to set, as Jim Collins put it, big hairy audacious goals. Once you have that big goal you can proceed to break it down into actionable steps to achieve it. suggests the following steps to reach your BIG goals:

1.) Set goals that are important to you. (If it’s not important to you it won’t motivate you.)
2.) Create milestones. (Measuring and getting feedback about your progress toward achieving your goals create momentum and motivation to continue.)
3.) Enjoy the journey. (Slogging the day away toward your goal is also not the point. When you’re on the golf course you have to enjoy the journey.)

Quote of the week

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. – Bruce Lee

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About The Author

Coen Welsh

Coen Welsh, a qualified industrial psychologist, is an expert on the Antecedents and underlying Psychological Conditions predicting Employee Engagement.He has worked in diverse teams in the UK, Egypt and Namibia. Coen regularly gets invited to speak at HR and other conferences. He is a regular contributor to NBC National Radio as well as Tupopyeni and Off-the-Hook on NBC Television. He is a founding member of the Professional Speakers Association of Namibia. You can visit him at or send a comment to

Following reverse listing, public can now acquire shareholding in Paratus Namibia


20 February 2020, Windhoek, Namibia: Paratus Namibia Holdings (PNH) was founded as Nimbus Infrastructure Limited (“Nimbus”), Namibia’s first Capital Pool Company listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange (“NSX”).

Although targeting an initial capital raising of N$300 million, Nimbus nonetheless managed to secure funding to the value of N$98 million through its CPC listing. With a mandate to invest in ICT infrastructure in sub-Sahara Africa, it concluded management agreements with financial partner Cirrus and technology partner, Paratus Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd (“Paratus Namibia”).

Paratus Namibia Managing Director, Andrew Hall

Its first investment was placed in Paratus Namibia, a fully licensed communications operator in Namibia under regulation of the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN). Nimbus has since been able to increase its capital asset base to close to N$500 million over the past two years.

In order to streamline further investment and to avoid duplicating potential ICT projects in the market between Nimbus and Paratus Namibia, it was decided to consolidate the operations.

Publishing various circulars to shareholders, Nimbus took up a 100% shareholding stake in Paratus Namibia in 2019 and proceeded to apply to have its name changed to Paratus Namibia Holdings with a consolidated board structure to ensure streamlined operations between the capital holdings and the operational arm of the business.

This transaction was approved by the Competitions Commission as well as CRAN, following all the relevant regulatory approvals as well as the necessary requirements in terms of corporate governance structures.

Paratus Namibia has evolved as a fully comprehensive communications operator in Namibia and operates as the head office of the Paratus Group in Africa. Paratus has established a pan-African footprint with operations in six African countries, being: Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.

The group has achieved many successes over the years of which more recently includes the building of the Trans-Kalahari Fibre (TKF) project, which connects from the West Africa Cable System (WACS) eastward through Namibia to Botswana and onward to Johannesburg. The TKF also extends northward through Zambia to connect to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, which made Paratus the first operator to connect the west and east coast of Africa under one Autonomous System Number (ASN).

This means that Paratus is now “exporting” internet capacity to landlocked countries such as Zambia, Botswana, the DRC with more countries to be targeted, and through its extensive African network, Paratus is well-positioned to expand the network even further into emerging ICT territories.

PNH as a fully-listed entity on the NSX, is therefore now the 100% shareholder of Paratus Namibia thereby becoming a public company. PNH is ready to invest in the future of the ICT environment in Namibia. The public is therefore invited and welcome to acquire shares in Paratus Namibia Holdings by speaking to a local stockbroker registered with the NSX. The future is bright, and the opportunities are endless.