Never Judge People By Their Appearance

  “A tin of milk is not the same as a milk tin” No matter how hard you watch people you can never actually see them.  Here is a personal story I want to share with you all today. A story that only very few people in my life know about.   Few years ago, on one bright sunny afternoon, with the birds whistling and the wind landing softly. My outfit complimented the blue skies as I walked to one of the shops in my neighborhood. A car pulled just in front of me with the driver’s head out the window “hey, you mind helping me with directions?” he asked… Read More

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Broken Crayons Still Color

Your value is on the inside. You are not your mistakes. Having a bad past does not mean you will also have a bad future. At some point everything that ought to happen will happen but you can edit yourself, you can edit your reaction after the tsunami of life has crushed your world to nothing but dust and debris. When stuff happened you can decide how to react to it. You can decide whether trials make or break you. You cannot just edit or crop out the not-so beautiful parts of life without facing them. What happened in you is more important than what happened to you. Take a… Read More

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A False Symbol of Success

From ancient times, people have always felt a need to set themselves apart from others in the community in which they live. More often than not, this competitive desire takes the shape of acquiring material things to symbolize one’s success. These “success symbols” come in different shapes and sizes. Common examples include houses, cars, watches, jewelry, designer clothing, having children at private schools, shopping in Dubai and owning a dog. Even having a nanny have also emerged as a symbol of success in today’s modern society. However, our focus today is on the car – an automobile, a mode of transportation that has been hijacked by advertisers and insecure people… Read More

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The Search For A Good Man. Three Critical Things To Look For

A good man is hard to find! These are words you hear from women who have been on a date at one point or another. Well, I am no Dr Phill and I ain’t no expect in relationships by any stretch of imagination but I was inspired to write on this topic to help shed some bit of light on someone’s path to love. The question of finding a good man is of National importance, if not global and someone’s got to be brave enough to talk about it. This is the kind of post you write with knees knocking, head clattering and teeth shattering. However, here is my audacious… Read More

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Here’s What You Need To Know Before Embarking On Pursuing Your Dreams

Some people may never begin as they can’t bear the thought of living without a salary. However, those who are courageous enough to start sometimes quit right before they gain any significant progress because they didn’t know the world is so unfriendly towards dreamers. So here is what you need to know as you begin the journey towards accomplishing your dreams.  It doesn’t matter if your start-up is the next big thing. It doesn’t matter if you’re going to be the next Bill Gate, Larry Page, Oprah Winfrey, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Aliko Dangote, Patrice Motsepe or anything in-between. The reality is that you’ll be mocked, pitied, call names, misunderstood,… Read More

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It Is More Dangerous To Wait Than To Move

Too many people are waiting for that magical moment, a burst of motivation, the right time, the right person, the right day, more money, or next year. You’re waiting for someone to tell you it’s okay to start, someone to push/support you. You’re waiting for more knowledge. Waiting to have kids, then waiting for the kids to grow up. You want to be perfect before you even begin and that in itself is a recipe for disaster More people die while waiting than those on the move. Talent, hope, faith, relationships and dreams die on the waiting table. The future is at stake for those waiting.  There’s no better time… Read More

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Pick Your Hard

  Life is Hard! Things are hard! Getting a job is hard, starting a business is hard, pursuing your dreams is hard, relationships are hard, making an extra income is hard, network marketing is hard, investing is hard, trading is hard, surviving on salary alone is hard, selling is hard, being broke is even harder. Well, you’ve got to pick your hard, an easy life is bad for you! Sadly most people want to avoid the hard, but you can never succeed without facing the hard. Success is never convenient neither is failure. So, either way, you are going to be inconvenience. Here’s the reality, YOU CANNOT AVOID THE HARD.… Read More

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Is This The Picture Of Success For The Black Community?

  Is this what we have decided success should look like? A black man could be drowning in debts and unable to provide for his family but as long as he owns a car, the rest of the community celebrate him as a success, why? Have we enslaved ourselves to materialism? Is the black community obsessed with looking successful rather than being successful? Before you accuse Absa of racism or the government of corruption, think long and hard on why the black community view success as having material things? Why would a bank find it easy to run such an advert? Why is the black community not the target market for wealth-generating… Read More

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Push Yourself To Significance

So many people start out in life with GREAT AMBITIONS, PASSION, GREAT DREAMS, BIG PLANS and a world of expectations, and why not? We are all uniquely gifted, But in the end so many people end up like so many people, accomplishing little to nothing. Go for that dream and do not let yourself or anyone place limits on what you can accomplish. Many people are counting on you, destinies are tied to you. Do not dismiss your passion as simply a hobby. Rather dismiss your… critics, dismiss your fears and doubts. Re-discover your dream and follow it. Dwell on it continually until it swells up in you like yeast… Read More

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5 Lessons We can Learn from the Whopping R14 Million Student Allowance Blunder. #5 Will Blow Your Mind!

    There is always something to learn in every situation and the whopping R14 million blunder is one of those. However, they are more questions than answers to the trending saga. Questions like how could this have lasted up to 3 months without the University or NSFAS knowledge? How could such an enormous error be discovered only through a tip-off and social media pictures? How come the system did not pick up the error during monthly financial statements? Do they even do monthly financials? Is there bookkeeping at NSFAS? Or everything is on free-mode? Could they be more cases of this magnitude that will never be discovered?  Did the… Read More

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