The Luck that Failure Brings and the Gonorrhoea Cure Theory of Discovering Greatness

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.”

The Art of Theft and a Montage of How Popular Culture Steals Dance Moves from ZCC’s Mokhukhu Bands

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.]

How Good Teachers Pee

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

Tiisetso Maloma interview on The Creative Life Podcast hosted by the UK’s James Taylor

I was guest on The Creative Life Podcast hosted by the UK’s James Taylor. We talked about the startup scene in South Africa, entrepreneurship and creativity amongst several other helpful tips.

Do download and listen to the podcast here https://www.jamestaylor.me/tiisetso-maloma/

James Taylor (M.B.A. F.R.S.A.) is an international conference speaker, author, coach and consultant on creativity and innovation who believes in the power of good ideas.

Pain Transmutation

Serena Williams NY Mag photoshoot

“No, generally I think influence is used as a nice word for plagiarism” – Gilbert Gottfried.

In this post I am jacking Napoleon Hill and Lewis Howes’ ideas and affirming to my own little experience.

I’ve had this article as draft for over a year now. Several times it went into my ‘to delete’ folder, but it becomes truer and truer. So I had to revive it and publish it.

I often hear

The Toilet Reasons Why You Should Do What You Love

Created by Maurizio Cattelan for a Guggenheim Museum rest room. IMAGE COURTESY, DODIE KAZANJIAN

Our minds are always fondling the past and taking guesses of the future – of their glories and misfortunes.

Thoughts of misfortune bear worry and stress.

When I participate in the following activities, my mind is fully present, engaged or lost in the moment. I have no worries

1000 Ways the Post Office Doesn’t Want You Use Them

One older comedian asked a young comic, “Are you married?” The younger comic replied “no!” Astonished, the older comedian said, “then what do you for aggravation!”

While married people in the world have one another for their daily dosage of aggravation, in South Africa everyone gets it from the government and State Owned Enterprises.

We have an oversupply.

Our government makes sure our daily dosage is well catered: inaccurate to insane water and electricity bills, Nkandla, state capture, etc. Good service delivery on the part of our government!

Even the president gets his daily dosage of aggravation.

Although We Hate eTolls, Here are 4 Wonderful Things About Them

“I hate e-tolls, you hate e-tolls, we all hate e-tolls”. We all know who said these famous revolutionary words.

No one wants to be tolled for utilizing a road; especially one which was previously free to use. These people just painted the road darker and made expensive loans on our behalf. Now they expect us to pay for them. What sickness is this?

STARTING A BUSINESS EASY IN 2017, Free Articles + Request a Business Consultation

You probably have resolved to start a business in 2017. And you know you could do with some helpful tips.

We all know business is not easy.

Funny enough, whenever I hear people say they have resolved to start a business, I always remember a hurtful story that happened to me a few years ago.

I was on a date

Tiisetso Maloma Interview on the Creative Warriors Podcast, Nipping Anxiety in the Bud

Creative Warriors Podcast - Tiisetso Maloma

I was a guest on the Creative Warriors Podcast hosted by American entrepreneur and business coach, Jeffrey Shaw.

We had an engaging chat about defeating ‘entrepreneur anxiety’ and the book – ‘The Anxious Entrepreneur.’

Do check out and download the episode here http://ow.ly/whdd307Tc1U. It is episode 255.

How to Have Fun Outside The Education System

Richard Branson quote

This is an extract from ‘The Anxious Entrepreneur’, my latest/fourth book. I dedicate it to Matric Class of 2016.

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This chapter is for those who have just finished high school and don’t have the money to further their studies but are hustling hard for it, or those who absolutely do not want to go to varsity.

It is also for those who have just graduated from university, but don’t want to pursue a career related to their qualification, and who want to explore their interests instead.

Those who want to pursue entrepreneurship will find this particularly mind churning.

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First, let me get my guilt out of the way.

In 2005, I enrolled for a three year diploma, in accounting, at the University of Johannesburg. I finished it in record time. To be completely truthful

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

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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.

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