Memeza, memeza. Tholukuthi Hey!
I am at a club in Pretoria sitting next to the VIP section. Then a lady Read more
Where to Get Help for Anxiety – Since publishing ‘The Anxious Entrepreneur’, I’ve been making interesting contacts with people.
I am not a professional anxiety, depression and suicide expert.
If you believe you suffer from anxiety, depression and are having suicidal thoughts, I humbly request that you get help from a trained professional. These are serious conditions you need to attend urgently.
So below follows places to find such help:
The organisations below have support groups and/or programmes in various parts of the country. Find out if they do not have support closer to your area.
LifeLine Southern Africa
This is a 24 hour emotional crisis intervention service. It’s free and confidential.
In each country, there are organisations and support groups that assist people experiencing these conditions. Search and approach them for help. And the prominent ones are mostly free.
If you are in a crisis, I suggest you contact a depression, suicide or emergency helpline in your country.
In any case, here are some online resources you can use (some are free, some are free for the first session and others charge throughout):
Free, anonymous and confidential online text chat with trained listeners, online therapists & counsellors.
Assists with depression, sadness and burned out.
Helps people find great mental health resources like therapists, support groups, wellness tools, as well as an overall sense of community.
Offers a combination of a professional therapist directory as well as self-help wellness resources – all free of charge to the community in need.
Convenient, affordable, private online counselling – anytime and anywhere.
I have always been entrepreneurial. On two separate occasions as a kid I had vegetable gardens. On each, my grandmother, and later her daughter (my mother), gave away almost all my produce and thus succeeded in liquidating my intended businesses. I guess my mother got it from her mother – my grandmother gave it to her daughter.
Among the other things I aspired to be was Jean Claude Van Damme. I didn’t want to be Chuck Norris because he had bushy chest hair. I am 30 today, with medium chest hair. It is even turning white.
How my story should be is: he grew up poor, went to university; he then ventured into business, struggled for a bit of time and then became very successful. “He Read more
[Sir] Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones is 73, has a 6 months old son – Deveraux – apparently conceived on tour, with a 29 year old girlfriend. He is still making music and doing other creative stuff.
Yeah, The Rolling Stones make hundreds of millions touring.
One thing I do not want to be is old and broke or poor. It saddens me when I see old people without any or much financial muscle to buy stuff – either alcohol, clothes, food, helping out their children and/or grandchildren. Their strength and mind renders them unfavourable to job – although not all. Read more
This post is a continuation of this article ‘Spotting the Funny and Surviving Offense’.
Comedy takes on everything: Chauvinism, feminism, religion, atheism, health, disease, skinny people, fat people, presidents, serious issues, taboo topics, hypocrisy, everyone and everything.
It takes you on nonke.
A while ago a famous South African DJ on Twitter said Read more
“Maloma, it shows you do not consider me when coming across chemical engineering job posts,” a homeboy said to me. He long ago dropped out of high school.
There are a number of issues which turn his statement into deliberate humour: Read more
Some say Tbo Touch (real name, Thabo Molefe) is annoying on radio as he (formerly on his Metro FM show – Touch 326) talks more about himself.
I wrote this post before he left Metro FM to start his own online radio station with Gareth Cliff – Touchcentral. And now it has changed to Touch HD.
Maybe he is a bit of a narcist. I’ve figured there are great variables Read more
Come attend BUSINESS ME YOUNG, a half day entrepreneurship course for 16 to 25 year olds interested in entrepreneurship and struggling to get started.
It takes place on the 17th of June 2017 at the Standard Bank Incubator in Rosebank – Johannesburg. It is created and hosted by Tiisetso Maloma, who’s an entrepreneur and author of books such as The Anxious Entrepreneur and Forget the Business Plan Use this Short Model.
Below is heartfelt text by a young entrepreneur I believe much in, Mpumi Mtinso, founder of Book a Bicycle operating out in Soweto Vilakazi Street – visiting places such as The Hector Pieterson Museum, Soweto Brewery and Nelson Mandela’s house. To add a pun you shouldn’t excuse, literary if you bring books to them, you will get a discount on a bicycle ride. But I like his creative sarcasm more.
Here is the text:
“A couple weeks before this picture was taken, I was lost and desperate. Every entrepreneur hits a phase in life where they want to give up their dream and give in to a 9-5. So I applied for a job at a ‘creative mag’ and got called in for an interview. Awesome! Didn’t tell any of my family or friends, just my nigga Thulane of Book of Swag because I needed directions, hahaha.
At the interview I was asked where do I see myself in 5 years. My response was, ‘if not at a higher position at this magazine, I see myself, FRONT ROW SEAT MEDIA & BOOK A BICYCLE taking over the world.’ After my this response, one of the ladies interviewing me was impressed and ready to hire a Guluva and the other lady kept saying but your 5 year plan means you going to leave us. Which in my head she was implying that I won’t be getting any promotion in the next coming 5 years. The following day the ladies call me to tell me
I didn’t get the job. Cool. After the call I came back to my senses.
Applied my all to BOOK A BICYCLE and I scored myself a live in studio interview at 5FM.I spoke about BOOK A BICYCLE and other things.
The next week, I’m jamming to 5FM and I hear the same ladies that rejected me at their mag, getting interviewed on the same show as me.
Point of this story is, rejection don’t mean you useless or not worthy. Rejection should open yours eyes to other opportunities. Or like me bring you back to your senses.
O.M.G can’t believe you read this whole story Hahaha.
Go out there and conquer.
The war isn’t over, but lil victories shall be celebrated.”
Is it a coincidence that most popular daces today have a resemblance to ZCC (Zion Christian Church) mokhukhu bands’ moves? Check out how the dance looks like here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P6wd1rz0bs.
On that in a minute. [If you are here just for the humour, and not the science of artistic theft, scroll straight to B.] Read more
In grade 8 I was in a boarding school. I was new at the school, and so was everyone in my dormitory.
There were three known bedwetters. Only twice was I the fourth – but the unknown. The first time it occurred, I prayed hard that it doesn’t happen again. When it repeated, I stopped relying on prayer and instead used what God gave me – a brain. I got innovative and creative.
My innovation worked. I never Read more