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
As I place my glass of bubbly down. I am totally convinced that being “Black” has nothing to do with complexion; it is a mindset.
Complexion was a default which was used to identify who to train to be “black” and who to train to be “white”. I literally would love to sit down and have a conversation with the architects of apartheid and American slave mastery. What they did was genius because it was social engineering which will forever place the “black” man at a disadvantage against his white counterparts.
All I want more than anything in the world is to use the same method to elevate my “black” people. This method of engineering is proving to have generational repercussions. And that is all I want for my people, I want us to win and create generational wealth, exactly the same way slave masters did; the only difference is that we will use modern technics so that it can be politically correct.
My people started being wealthy, they had everything life had to offer. “White men” came and made them slaves because they offered everything men had to offer. They worked for free as slaves, then the system changed, now they work for wages so that they can buy from their slave masters to make them richer. Today they are beyond poor because they owe their masters, so basically what are they working for? To pay debt? They will never pay it off, because they use their pension funds to get credit. These people are still slaves, they were just changed to employees and slave masters to employers to make everything politically correct.
“Black” people are conditioned to work. Employment is a big trend today, and I want to engineer my people to remember their roots of being trades men and women. Work for yourself by creating your passion and trade it when you want something else like money. In that way you will never be poor.
Pablo Picasso painted his passion, today it sells for millions, Jay Z raps his life today his music makes him millions. He doesn’t even work, he is just living his life and records it so that we can listen to how he lives it. Passion doesn’t count as work because you could do it for free anyways. Why is Art so expensive?
The only reason why they are called black is because there is no light in the brain, they are clueless about life and therefore they are living dark poor lives.
What do you love? Create it and sell it the shit out of it. That will be the day you realize that you are actually “White” because everyone will suddenly treat you like a white man, and you will realize that you are actually living like one.
Think about this. The reason why I say “Black” has nothing to do with complexion is because everyone who owns the system they are in doesn’t work. There is no employee which spends the whole day in restaurants. There is no employee which spends the whole day in shopping malls and definitely there is no employee that goes on random holidays, because employees are working and when they are not; they don’t have money to do that shit. We wouldn’t observe that because slave masters are no longer just “white”. Class is the new discriminator.
As I pick up my glass of bubbles, all I can say is observe society, and do what you love.
Saw the traps and been avoiding them ever since.
Mindset, education, empowerment, certification, economics
We live in a time where we are in desperate need of skilled people who can be employed or who can be trusted with funding to create enterprises. Certification shouldn’t be a huge barrier as it is. We need to find better quality and faster ways to certify people so that we can tackle economic issues and allow everyone to participate in economics.
The issue about certification needs to be addressed through addressing what education is, and what one needs to know for one to be seen as “educated” in a certain field. We have people who are highly educated but do not have the means to focus on school for three years or more. We need to be able to certify these people faster if they can be able to prove that they are “educated” according to a standard which can allow them to be employed or funded to start enterprises.
The issue here is the ability to create trust concerning education. And right now people only trust that other people are “educated” through certification. It is a rare instance where people are afforded the ability to engage in conversation, internships or other programs which can afford them benefit of the doubt about where they are in terms of education without them being certified.
One of the disadvantages of “certified education” is that it becomes outdated and eventually obsolete. Education is continuous learning and engagement. No certification can prove that an application developer will still be qualified, current and relevant after 3 three years if they do not engage or continue learning; because the industry evolves rapidly. The same scenario applies to other fields as well.
All we need to establish is, can people think critically about issues in their fields and can they solve problems at the required standard or above. Employers, funders, investors and even individuals who are capable of creating; need to stop depending on educational institutions. They need to critically engage prospects themselves, because through this line of thinking we will be able to rapidly evolve the economic status of continents such as Africa, South America and many other parts of the world.
There are better and faster ways of creating trust, and certification is the lazy way. As more and more certified people prove to be incompetent because all they did was to cram the theory, While they never engaged practically.
An educated person is a person who can successfully solve problems and use their talents to improve the lives of everyone around them including themselves… educated has nothing to do with certification.
Botlhale • Mos
We only get certified to play the game, why not break the rules?
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.
“Dreaming and working on your uncertain dreams is a privilege for people who can afford…”
When I heard a man tell his son that I was like “wait, what kind of bull nonsense is that?” Dreaming can never be a Privilege. We aspire to live in our dream worlds and we cannot afford to allow our financial state determine whether we live in our dream worlds or not. What if his son stops dreaming, finds a job and never saves up enough to allow himself to afford to dream? That is what employment does once you enter the system.
I have the privilege of enjoying the services of a gardening service. Every time the gardener comes to work in my small garden all I see from his work is passion, he does what he loves. I have conversations with him every time he comes cut the grass and he told me that he is living his dream. He doesn’t earn much but he wouldn’t do anything else besides gardening. All he wants is to grow his micro business and take care of his family. He told me that his family is happy and that makes him happy because they allow him to do what he loves.
I also have regular conversations with a cook I buy lunch from. Now he has an amazing story to tell. From nothing he built his restaurants and catering business. He told me that “all he dreams about is cooking and seeing people enjoy his food.” He told me that he started his business with borrowed equipment and borrowed cash to buy his first stock. He never stopped ever since “I would never trade living this dream for anything”… very clean food from a passionate cook.
There are many more people who I can tell you about, people who didn’t afford to dream however they are living their dreams today because of the passion they have and the hustling spirit which couldn’t allow them to quit. The guy I buy vegetables from, the guy I buy confectionery from and even the guy who cuts my hair… they are all successful in their fields they are all living the dream and they all couldn’t afford to dream.
Many young people today have expensive dreams, dreams their close ones tell them not to consider. Only a few continue to dream, only a few continue to work towards living these dreams… my dream is to see more people consider to live the dream. My dream Is to see more people who are persistent, people who will do whatever it takes to protect their dreams because “Every dream is valid.”
Once we stop discouraging and start encouraging the world will be a happier place to live in… The kid told his father that “I will live my dream whether you are part of it or not.” Unfortunately he did not receive the support he wanted from his father but fortunately the dream is Alive!
MOTIVATE • INSPIRE • TEACH
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