The Anxious Entrepreneur book aims to help entrepreneurs deal with anxiety and stress

Find it on Amazon, Apple iBookstore and  For print book orders within South Africa, click here to order.

cover - The Anxious Entrepreneur

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Over time, our anxiety builds up; it either implodes or explodes. My anxiety has gotten me to that point several times.

I’m Tiisetso Maloma and I am an Anxious Entrepreneur. Through the years I have stumbled across, and even formulated, some anxiety-defusing techniques.

Entrepreneurship is nerve wrecking, especially when things are not going according to your plan. This is probably most of the time.

The Reason Black People Frown When Dancing, A Parody of How to Sell South Africa to Tourists

?#?howtosellAfrica ?#?branding ?#?marketing

This is a satiric piece.

Blacks frown when they dance. To outsiders it might seem as though we are angry and full at the same time.


POEM: I am Big Deal, I am Bigger than Race, My Energy is Taking me Places

Yes I am a big deal; I am bigger than race.

My ambitions go beyond race; mine or anyone else’s.

Of course when people lay eyes on me, they see

South African Government Wants to Give You R50 Million – The Most Important Section in our Constitution

Dear citizens I’m hereby doing a job which our government didn’t do so well. Why would they not loudly tell us the good news that they are willing to give us up to R50 million?

A Cruel Success Lesson from Luther Vandross on How to Stand Out and Create Sensational Impact



Before I show you the cruelty of Mr Luther Ronzoni Vandross, I would like to show you my reverence for this musical genius that left us with phenomenal music.

In many parts

9 Steps to Becoming a Better Nonfiction Writer

Am I a good writer? I want to be. Is my grammar on point? No, it is not.

Do I enjoy writing? Yes, absolutely. Writing is what I do.

Before you go on reading, know this is my personal manifesto for being a good writer. I wrote it for me firstly.

(1).Read fiction

STATE OF NO CAPTURE REPORT 1: How South Africa is Doing Far Better in 2016 Than Ever Before [Satire]

**This is a satiric post.

South Africa is doing far better in 2016. We have a healthy economy, and a strong constitution.

We have an amazing president at the helm of our progressive development.

The Rand is firm and strong. Rating agencies such as Moodys favour us tremendously – over all

How I Lost R90 000 in 2011 and Still Miss it When I Am Broke

I am on a promotion of fourth and latest book, ‘The Anxious Entrepreneur’. Do check it out.

When broke, don’t you sometimes ponder upon the monies you had in the past, the deals missed and those you said no to?

Today I am doing that. I am expecting monies to come through and even those funds are budgeted for different projects. I want more to put into current and others. What I mean here is I am future broke.

Money multiplies

The Neurological Effect of Sister Bethina on Black People and The Beatles’ way

This post is either borderline satire or truth, I could not decide at the time of writing. All I know is that it is my sign of appreciation. 

Doctors, mechanics, professors, the unemployed, politicians; whoever they are – if they are black and South African, Mgarimbe’s ‘Sister Bethina’ makes their world go steady-wild and crazy. Like LSD did to the youth of the 70s, but in this 4 plus minute song. Like how white people go crazy when Earth Wind & Fire’s ‘September’ plays – only rhythmically, ghostly and crazier.

It heightens our ratchet consciousness. It is our endorphin releaser. It cuts across professional

New Emoji Helps Authors Promote their Books and Encourages Reading, Introducing the ‘Book Selfie’

Book Selfie

Howzt guys

I created a tool for authors to promote their books; and it also encourages reading.

I call it the ‘Book Selfie’.


What Graduates and the Unemployed Can Learn from Facebook and Twitter


I am on a promotion of fourth and latest book, ‘The Anxious Entrepreneur’. Do check it out.

This post is for the individual. It could be appalling when taken with a ‘politically correct unionised thinking’.

‘Go to school everything will be alright’. Life never really works out like that for most of us. In high school no one told us there is something more we would need to give and should. What is it?

Tiisetso Maloma interview on Baby Got Booked Podcast – How to Stop Anxiety from Holding You Back



I got interviewed on the Baby Got Booked Podcast, hosted by Canadian entrepreneur and PR expert – Geeta Nadkarni.

I had much fun talking about themes for reducing anxiety in one’s entrepreneurship hustle, and my book – The Anxious Entrepreneur. Geeta is just awesome.

Click here to download the podcast.

N.B. It was before the book came out.

Why I am Glad I Stopped Being Eminem’s Biggest *Biggest Fan


I am on a promotion of fourth and latest book, ‘The Anxious Entrepreneur’. Do check it out.

When I was just little baby boy, my mama used to tell me this crazy things. She used to tell my daddy…. and so on the song goes. That is ‘kill you’ by Eminem, from the Marshall Mathers LP. I can still recite it from the top, and so many of Em’s songs.

In early 2000, I was Eminem’s biggest *biggest fan. I am not going to lie: It was a gruesomely competitive task.

To be his top fan then