The Logic Filter is a private, independent business, founded by
Louis and Niel Fourie in 2007.

Its core offering is life mentorship to young professional people.   

Its flagship product is the Regarding your Life program, which consists of eight full-day sessions, spread over a year, typically attended by a group of around five to seven people from the same company, professional sphere or social domain. 

The Regarding your Life program forms a central part of the executive management development process in many leading South African companies, and is used by many independent young entrepreneurs and professionals as a self-investment intervention.

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“I’m 38 years old, very successful at what I do, but in some way still ‘in search of my passion’. Where and how far should I allow this pursuit to take me?”

2014-07Passion does not always need to equate to a light-bulb moment, a narrowly-defined activity, or a distinctive field of interest.  You wouldn’t be successful at 38 if you hadn’t practised some form of passion in the build-up to this point of your career.  Instead of only wrestling with the question of ‘where or what’ your passion is, give yourself the space to contemplate the following few questions instead:

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“We all crave (and work ourselves to a standstill for) the mythical compensations of affluence. What are the limitations of wealth?”

2014-02The inadequacies of wealth are related to the hands that hold it and expectations that misjudge its reach.

A first point: Purchasing power is a privilege and affords us choice, but people instinctively tend to imagine wealth as a door to an ever-increasing cycle of pleasure and carefreeness.  The truth is that the effect of acquirable delights peaks sooner than we imagine.

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51-year old CEO: “Most of my personal wealth is tied up, directly and through incentives, in the shares of the company I run. On paper I am financially independent, but it’s all still on paper. I have the option of increasing my exposure. Should I gear up one last time – or go against the tide and start cashing out?”

2014-01cYou are blessed, being afforded financial independence at your age.  But you are behind with your cash-out strategy.  You have to seize the moment.  Your first responsibility is to preserve an ample amount of wealth and diversify it away from your business venture.  It’s not disloyal or unambitious; it’s responsible. 

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