DIY jobs in a Global Pandemic

DIY jobs in a Global Pandemic

Many of us, including Good Things Guy Brent Lindeque, developed a love for DIY projects during lockdown.  It probably won't come as a surprise then that the DIY industry has grown over the last year. Now, a brand new global DIY store is opening in Johannesburg, and Brent's got the details.

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The pandemic inspired so many people to take up projects in their homes, from redecorating rooms and revamping the garden to repurposing rooms into offices, schools and gyms. We were told to stay home, and so we made our homes useful to our needs.

The need for DIY-related shopping was at an all-time high, so it was no surprise when we learned that a new store was opening for residents of Northern Johannesburg and its surrounds. Leroy Merlin's newest store will be hosting its grand opening in Fourways on 26 March.

It's the fourth of its kind in Johannesburg, specialising in construction, hardware, kitchen, bathroom, home decor and garden products, 65% of which are locally sourced.

The brand has opened up many employment options as well as a new awesome project to help a community centre in the area!

Cedric Sennepin - CEO of Leroy Merlin South Africa, joined Brent Lindeque to chat about the global brand. Listen below...

Meanwhile, in a previous Good Things Guy podcast, we look at how to stay positive when life throws the unexpected. It's something many of us, including Good Things Guy Brent Lindeque, have been grappling with this past year. In this JacPod podcast, Brent is very candid about his recent slump, where he felt as if he'd lost his spark. He talks to Clive Vanderwagen-Julicher about Mental Wellness and why our mindsets matter so much, especially right now!

Clive is trained in Transactional Analysis (TA) and is also a member of the South African Transactional Analysis Association. TA is like an operating system for how humans interact, and this is used powerfully in his training sessions.

“I draw on a broad range of industry experience – I've seen it all. I train using practical examples that are relevant to the company I'm working with for effective behaviour change. I teach people to consciously respond, rather than to react, to the situations they face, whether it be with customers or internal stakeholders,” he says.

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