Part of learning and understand industries we want work and succeed in is dependent on being mentored by someone who is in the industry and succeeding already. This allows us to ask the questions which bother us and get practical answers from someone who has already had some experiences in industry.
Mentors are people we admire because of their success and I believe in the 21st century we do not need to physically meet out prospective mentors for them to mentor us, they do not even need to know of our existence. We have social media to assist us in mentorship.
What are the odds that your dream mentor could mentor you in traditional settings? Almost impossible, however through social media we can be mentored by following them on their personal accounts or through media organisations which focus on following peoples lives. The best media organisations will be capable of interviewing our prospective mentors and they usually ask the questions we want to know about the industries we desire.
Some prospective mentors are active on social media and they share their journeys everyday, they even answer questions from their followers. My point being that we do not need to meet any one for any one to be our mentor. We can use social media as a tool of mentorship, because mentorship is a social activity if you think about it; most of the “celebrities” and famous people we follow on social media are people who inspire us and motivate us.
I personally learn so much from the internet, most of the things I learn there are essential to modern life in general however they are not taught in schools and universities because those things are life experiences. I think some of these experiences should be taught as case studies because real lessons can be learnt from those people.
My mentors don’t know me however they are doing great work in mentoring me because they have great YouTube channels.
Botlhale • Mos
Just using modern tools to empower myself.
Been listening to a lot of interviews these days. I swear I should have been a psychologist, I would be excellent. When people talk about their live journeys and the legacies they want to leave behind, many if them mention securing a wealthy inheritance for their children and grand children, this is mentioned mostly by people who had a rough journey in life. They experienced the difference in living with and without wealth. This idea left me provoked about inheritance.
Studies show that many people who inherit wealth do not grow it, they actually spend it until they are left with next to nothing then they have to go find a job. Finding a job based on such a circumstance is not ideal because the motive behind the job is based on making money rather than building something which will make a difference or something which will fulfill you. Your life will basically be miserable from there on because all you will be thinking is bills and you will not be fulfilled. People rather do what fulfills them and find a way of selling it.
We are often informed on the news that billionaires are pledging most of their wealth to charity organizations rather than leaving it to their children, most of their reasons are based on the fact that they know that their children will figure life out without those fortunes. That is understandable because if your parents are billionaires they should have taught you how to make money, therefore your life is not based on the money but on doing what fulfills you as a person because financially you can secure yourself.
I asked myself a question, “are these people suffering from struggle mentality?” Maybe they are because they experienced the extremes of poverty, and they saw how the access to cash changed their “hustle”.
How much inheritance did you earn? What kind of lifestyle can it afford you? Will you still need to go find a job because it might run out? This is how our kids lives will look like because we are busy securing wealth for our kids. What are they going to do with their lives if chances state that they might not grow their wealth? How are they going to teach their kids how to create wealth if they don’t know how because they are enjoying yours? If your kids are not taught how to create wealth they are going to lose it.
What will happen to kids which wont inherit wealth ? Will they be generational labourers? Possibly.
A future of inheritance can be dark if inheritance is not passed on with knowledge, it could be a burden which would place a kid without inheritance at an advantage.
I believe in teaching a kid how to fish rather than feeding them, because if you feed them you will have to feed them forever. Seems like this is a billionaire mindset since they are giving away their wealth.
I was also provoke my a documentary by Jamie Johnson, called “the one percent”. I asked myself one more question; “will a future of inheritance really be bright for my kids if they wont grow it and if they will possibly do nothing with their lives ?”
Botlhale • Mos
I keep wondering, “am I the only person who views society as robots except for those guys who create Sci-fi content?”. It is insane to me because most of what they create is actually happening in society, it is not futuristic or out of this world. Do people really observe the world they live in? I doubt it.
We are sold so much content through advertising, the internet and television. The terrible thing is that we are not choosing what to buy, we are buying everything. It seems like we are coded to behave in certain ways. Pop culture has really taken over the world.
I watched “irobort” the other day, and I saw the robots as human beings, one day we will all be commanded by one man, and so far it seems like Zuckerberg will be that man because he is coding us the best.
Ideas are sold to us daily through different streams of media and we buy them without thinking, the “bad” ideas are the easiest to buy because they look so “good” (fast food, porn, luxury, and insurance are just a few bad ideas). “Who ever controls the media controls the mind” – Jim Morrison
Botlhale • Mos
Just over thinking, maybe not.
The 27th of April is supposed to be a day which brings joy in South Africa, however as the years pass we realise that we were sold a dream which is not materialising the way it was sold. We are still living in a divided society, a racial society and an unequal society. We are fazed with more and more uncertainty as politicians continues to battle for power.
Well many of us have figured out that we are just pawns in an unknown game…
Oppression still exists, during apartheid they discovered a new way of exploiting people. Other nations in the first world were already giving their people freedom. Slavery “ended” while globalisation began. Globalisation is a more lucrative system which requires all human beings to work for currency, and then spend the currency so that the oppressors can make more currency because they own the system.
They offered us “freedom” however they enslaved us through the “class system” which is a restrictor to those who can not afford. It also keeps us working AND THAT ALLOWS THE OPPRESSOR TO BE IN CONTROL OF THE SLAVE.
CLASS is a system which is used to dilute society. A tool which is used to discriminate without being racist. Class has allowed oppressors to be invincible, it has allowed people of different races and different backgrounds to be represented in different classes. Today it is difficult to spot the oppressor because different people can afford most things which previously were only afforded by the oppressor. However most people still live in poverty… the slaves. The working class.
Class is just one tool, the main tool which the oppressor uses is EDUCATION. Education is a system used by the oppressor to up skill us in lucrative fields. A tool which qualifies us to be slaves which are a bit upper in the “class system”. This is a very dangerous tool because it locks your mind into one discipline and you become a title; meaning that all you can do is your title… BE A DOCTOR.
The education system has become very popular in the world to an extent that people believe that the only way to become “successful” is to be “Educated”. The truth is that it just allows you to play the game designed by the oppressor.
One other major issue is OWNERSHIP. when the previous form of slavery ended we didn’t own anything. We do not have land to live in, to farm, to store water or to develop enterprises. The oppressors dispossessed us of everything we had. Slavery lasted for a long time where we lost our knowledge of the importance and the value of ownership. This is how the oppressors continue to own us. We can not afford to buy so we lease and we take on credit.
… A game which our government didn’t know or knew they were getting us involved in. They helped the oppressor sell us fake freedom. Many years will pass until we develop into kings, kings which understand the game we are involved in. Kings which will control their own fate and the fate of others who will come after them. Because what we are living right now is Fake Freedom.
We are slaves to the modern world. The Law, Business systems. Education and the need to have currency to survive. All we need to do is unlearn what the white man has thought us and learn how our forefathers lived. We need to become the Famer once again. WE BECOME THE BOER, WE BECOME WEALTHY, WE BECOME FREE AND WE LIVE!
Living in a messed up world.
This is how Trump won.
Populism is “the support for the concerns of the ordinary people“. Populists are usually the largest group in a population.
Populism is traditionally used by political leaders as a political tool to rally ordinary people to agree and vote for policy reforms which favour ordinary citizens, populism is being used differently today by the business world.
Populism drives commerce. It is used by business leaders to build brand love around their products and services. Entrepreneurs become captains of industries when they build the best brand love around their companies. Consumers get to a point where they buy the brand at premium prices instead of the quality or quantity of the product or service. Branding is a tool which is used to build a populist culture in the business world. It rallies people towards a brand and that allows certain brands to be more popular and more successful than others.
Almost all the time; popular brands are successful in commercial activities than their unpopular counterparts. It is a system which has proven to work in politics, in business and even in religion.
Building the best brand love results in success because people naturally want to associate themselves with a perception or concept of success, quality, class, style, taste and excellence. Building this brand love requires the entrepreneur to create a perception which would attract populists.
Christianity is the biggest and the most successful brand in the world, because the story of Jesus Christ has been packaged,branded and distributed better than any other religion in the world. The success of Christianity depends on its popularity.
Populism drives the world, everything is done the way it is done today to serve or exploit populists. Anything new is done with the optimism to change and Pioneer a new culture for populists
THINK ABOUT IT!
How does a brand grow?
Botlhale • Mos
Culture is defined as “the ideas, customs, and societal behaviour of a particular people or society” As a “modern individual” I am constantly trying to define who I am; however I am constantly forced to define my culture which means I am forced to identify myself with a particular society to know who I am.
Globalization has been defined as “The process of international integration arising from the interchange of world views, products, ideas and other aspects of culture.”
Globalisation has been used as a tool of social engineering. When I get real with myself I cannot really identify myself with one society. I grew up moving from one place to another, I read books, watch stuff on TV and on the internet, I communicate with people around the world. Through all of these experiences I found that we have similar lifestyles, we have similar interests, we have similar education, we have similar religious beliefs and our politics are invested in one another so they are similar in many ways. I realized that we are similar human beings which have been engineered into a global culture. We are controlled by political leaders, religious leaders, and business leaders. These are the leaders who invest in the education system, the educational system being the tool which makes globalization work.
This is the culture I live in, so Who am I really?
To truly find out who I am I need to travel back to “uncivilized” communities which my forefathers grew up and lived, the most interesting thing is that when I get there most of the time I would find people who are battling the dynamics of two cultures the “modern globalized culture” and their traditional culture. They try to fit in both societies. Because of this dilemma it is difficult to go back and track down my identity.
Globalization is interesting, it makes life “easy” it makes life “fun” and through generations we forget who we are. Globalisation is constantly changing, it is a culture which is variable to time, technology and education.
Who am I? I am a modern cultured person (I am globalized) because my traditional culture is diluted. As I learn each day, I become more complex, I become more offensive because others cannot relate as they are growing differently in a complex way.
We live in a global culture but within that global culture there are micro cultures which also have micro cultures. We are complex but we want to be understood.
The only way to find out who we really are, we need to start time from the beginning and start doing things from scratch. However chances are that we will get to this point again because it is human nature to teach others and through teaching globalization occurs.
Business • Politics • Religion.
Those three main cultures create an unequal, unjust and complicated society.