Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to do everyday for the rest of my life... do that.
Gary Vaynerchuk 

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t.
 Richard Bach

Road to success EP54!

Farah's Road To Success:

Name: Farah Chirine Fortune

Occupation: Director - African Star Communications

Goal in life: "To be happy, everything else is a bonus!"

What is success? "Success for me is being able to put a roof over my daughter's head, pay my staff salaries and pay my bills. To me that is success as it means I have gotten to a place in my life where I am able to not worry so much about financial obligations. Everyone's definition of success is different and my definition of success now is different from when I started my business. Your definition of success will change every time you achieve a goal."

What success have you achieved? "I've achieved being able to run my own business for 6 years. I've been able to employ 8 staff across Africa. I have been recognized by 'The Women's World Congress' with an award I recieved in February 2014 for 'Empowering Women' in my field."

What success do you want to achieve? "I'd love complete financial freedom, that would be amazing and I have no problem working for it."

Wishing you a life of success Farah. We need more powerful and empowering women like you.

Follow Farah on twitter @fcfortune

Love life!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Road to success EP53!

Carla's Road To Success:

Name: Carla van Staden

Occupation: "Marketing consultant. I own a marketing agency called Twenty3Media ( and I lecture two online short courses (the Marketing and Internet Marketing courses) for UCT and GetSmarter. I also own and run an online baby store called Mooiste ( with my best friend, Jacoline. In my free time I like to blog at"

Goal in life: "I think as we go through life, our goals change. A few years ago I wanted to start my own business, settle down, drive a certain car and get married. Now that all that has happened, it's time for the next phase - start a family, continue to grow my business, travel. Since I work for myself one of the goals that I'm always trying to focus on is a good balance between all aspects of my life - when work gets busy it's easy to neglect yourself by skipping exercise, eating fast or unhealthy food all the time or neglecting your loved ones. In general I'm trying to have a good balance - and I try to do what makes me happy."

What is success? "For me success is living a fulfilled life - whatever that may mean to you. If you're a more materialistic person, that may mean living in a certain area in a certain house and driving a certain car. For me, success in life is having close and strong relationships with family and friends while doing well professionally."

What success have you achieved? "That's a tricky question - we can be very hard and critical on ourselves. In my personal life I'm fortunate that I met my husband when we were both 19. I think the road that we walked together since then helped shape us into the people we are today. He was one of my biggest supporters when I decided to start my marketing consultancy at the age of 23, and growing my business and making it profitable is definitely one of my biggest successes yet."

What success do you want to achieve? "I'd love to start a family in a few years, and then the challenge will be to balance my professional responsibilities and being a mom. We are also moving back to Namibia next year, so my goal is to continue to grow Twenty3Media in South Africa, Namibia and other African countries." 

Good luck on your road to success and wishing you many more success stories Carla...

Visit her lovely blog StyleDiary at, her marketing agency website and online store at Follow Carla on twitter @carlavanstaden_ and @StyleDiarySA.

Peace. Happiness. Success.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

24 Inspirational Quotes Of The Week
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.  
 Steve Jobs

Wednesday, 19 November 2014



Quote of the Day!

      And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years
Abraham Lincoln
 The consequences of today are determined by the actions of the past. To change your future, alter your decisions today.


Wednesday Motivation!

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

Road to success EP52!

Sammy's Road To Success:

Name: Sammy Massyn

Occupation: "Merchandiser and Administrator at Khazimulo Costume Jewelry by day, Fashion and Lifestyle blogger at / ice cream eater by night."

Goal in life: "There are so many things that I'd like to achieve in my life, even though I've already ticked a few off my list. There are the general things like having my own place - one that I'm excited to show people and one that I am able to decorate how I see it in my mind. Another goal is to have positive relationships with family members, friends and possibly that "special someone" - finding him is proving to be a little difficult though! It's funny, answering this question now, if I had been asked 7ish years ago I'd have said I want tons of money and a huge house and a Gisele Bundchen body but now, at 24 I genuinely just wish for happiness."

What is success? "A teacher once asked my class this question and some of the answers were things like Ferrari's and mansions and gold bars in a safe, but as you grow older and experience things in love, work and life you realize that success is not only a monetary value. Success can be anything from the smallest things (like learning to drive a car when you never thought you would) to the really huge things (like owning property). I think success is when you've set a specific goal for yourself and you've reached that goal."

What success have you achieved? "I've always wanted to travel overseas so as soon as I matriculated I packed a bag and moved to London for a year and a half. Before I left I didn't really think further than "Go to London" so once I got there I was pretty satisfied that I'd managed to do that all on my own. My mom and I also decided at the beginning of this year that she was going to leave her job in the construction industry and that her and I would start a company from scratch - it's really not as easy as it seems! I believe that having a business, an office space and a client base is a great success so far within our company. And also I can drive a car! I never thought I'd get past stalling!"

What success do you want to achieve? "There are so, so many things that I want to be successful at and things that I'd love to achieve. I want our business to provide stable income for my mom and I. I'd like to be able to go on an awesome vacation to New York City. I'd like to help someone, somewhere along the line (I think every little bit helps), by possibly giving them an employment opportunity within the company or even something as simple as being a good friend when needed. I want to believe in myself as much as I did when I was 5 and thought I could be the pink Power Ranger when I grew up. I want to be happy!"

All the best on your road to success Sammy ...
Check out her stunning blog Style Gild at Follow Sammy on twitter @SammyMassyn.

Peace. Happiness. Success.

The world is huge and there is enough success and money for everyone.
Lilly Ghalichi 

How to Overcome Fear.

We can all admit that fear is one of the biggest reasons why we don't try things, why we don't want to chase our dreams. This video below will provide tips on how to overcome it so that we can achieve everything we want regardless of the risk.

Summary of this video:

What are you afraid of? This is a question we should be asking ourselves. Brendon says most fear is just bad management of our own mental faculties. He urges us to understand our fears. So find out, what your fear is? You need to find out so you know how to deal with it. He believes that there are 3 types of pain:

  1. Loss pain
  2. Process pain
  3. Outcome pain 
  • In order to get through loss pain he tells us to focus on the gains. 
  • Process pain is going through a change, which is naturally scary, so what do most people do, they don't change thinking that it's hard or not worth it. Brendon urges us to think of it as a challenge, an exciting challenge.
  • Outcome pain is when we keep telling ourselves "What if the outcome/result is negative or worse than our present situation?". He advises us to visualize good, happy and powerful outcomes. So change your mindset to a positive one.
He also goes on to say that fear is most of the time generated through negative thoughts, so instead of focusing on the fear rather focus on the gains of your goals and dreams, the positive change and outcome. By doing that, your fear will start to diminish and you will take more actions towards your goals and dreams.

Enjoy the video and please don't forget to comment and share it!

Peace. Happiness. Success.

Live don't just exist!

Road to success EP51!

Leanne's Road To Success:

Name: Leanne Christine Van Breda

Occupation: Candidate Attorney

Goal in life: "Oh I have lots of these. Short term goals would be to be an admitted attorney within 2 years and also to have my blog grow from strength to strength. Long term I would love to go back to university and complete my Doctorate. I would also love to have a family and have my own business."

What is success? "I believe success is to have my cake and eat it too. I think success is determined by the opportunities that are presented to you and what you make of them. The differentt levels of success are determined by how innovative you are with the opportunities that are presented to you." 

What success have you achieved? "I have completed both my LLB and my LLM degrees cum laude. While doing this I also built up my blog and my brand which I have a great sense of pride in." 

What success do you want to achieve? "I think that no matter how much I have managed to accomplish there will always be more that I want to succeed in. I want to succeed in the balancing act that is my career and my blog along with my family life. I want to keep growing and keep learning from everything that is presented to me."

Good luck on your road to success Leanne...

Visit her wonderful blog ARUM Lilea at Follow Leanne on twitter @ArumLilea.

Peace. Happiness. Success.

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Road to success EP50!

Zaakiyah's Road To Success:

Name: Zaakiyah

Occupation: Commercial fashion student and Plus size fashion blogger

Goal in life: "I would like to shatter the mold of the tall, thin image and provide a multi bodied figure in the blogging world proving that style is at any size."

What is success? 

  • "Success should be your result of not being afraid to accomplish anything you want because your possibilities are endless. 
  • We need to be our own driving engine with our own brake. We need to determine our own success.
  • It is about self fulfillment first, then how you transform your success into something that can benefit everyone."

What success have you achieved? "Blogging has given me a platform into the fashion industry and  thus I am grateful."

What success do you want to achieve? 

  • "I would like to work with the Mr Price brand in the future.
  • Be a Plus size brand ambassador for a retail brand (Dream)!!
  • Soon enough turn my blog into a little business."

All the best on your road to success Zaakiyah...

Visit her lovely blog Fashion Hysteria at Follow her on twitter @Fashionhysteria.

Peace. Happiness. Success.

Yes you can

Thursday, 13 November 2014

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.
Thomas J. Watson  
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
Arthur Ashe  
enjoy life now this is not a rehearsal

Road to success EP49!

Zakiyya's Road To Success: 

Name: Zakiyya Bham

Occupation: Full time commercial fashion student at LISOF and fashion blogger at 

Goal in life: "My goal in life would have to be, to be able to wake up every day excited to go to work and do a job that I love (if you do what you love you'll never have to work a day in your life!). I think it's very important to live a life that you're content with and that in turn allows you to be able to go to bed every night peacefully. 
"A rich person is he who can sleep at night knowing that he has not wronged a soul" - Mufti Menk
I am still navigating my way through life and I don't think I know exactly where I'm headed yet so the destination of my goal is yet to be revealed - a Housewife? Fashion Editor? Marketing Manager? Who knows what/where I will be."

What is success? "Success for everyone means something different but personally I think if you are loving the life that you're living, grateful for the people in it, have your faith and are blessed with health and a little wealth, that sounds pretty ideal to me."

What success have you achieved? "I have achieved successes in school as well as in matric. I started my blog at quite a young age and it has taken off well to the point that I have been featured in some magazines (Grazia, Cosmopolitan and StyleGF) as well as regularly attend great events and launches. I have already completed a Styling course at LISOF and have thus been dressing a presenter for a show on SABC 3 called An Nur The Light. I have also written for various online publications, namely SA muslima and Gaya magazine."

What success do you want to achieve? "I want to achieve many more successes (God willing) but I would feel better disclosing them once they have been achieved. 
"Be discreet in order to achieve what you want, for everyone who is blessed is envied." - Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w)"

All the best on your road to success Zakiyya...

Visit her lovely blog Loubi Lovers at and follow her on twitter @loubilovers.

Peace. Happiness. Success.

Do it with passion

Monday, 3 November 2014

It's never too late!


Don't join an easy crowd; you won't grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.
Jim Rohn 

Road to success EP48!

Nokubonga's Road To Success:

Name: Nokubonga Thusi

Occupation: Beauty Assistant at Marie Claire SA/Part time Blogger.

Goal in life: "To be a top influencer in my industry and live the best, most comfortable life with the people I hold dear."

What is success? "Success to me is living without limitation. When you do that, you do what you love, you keep the right people in your life, go where you want to go and live boundless and according to your destiny or true self. Once you achieve that, the monetary success soon follows before you know it."

What success have you achieved? "I have achieved a great academic background (which I am still thanking to this day), I climbed up the ladder in my previous job and left it to follow my dreams with a suitcase and a plan in the city of gold. I have always wanted to work in fashion and now that I am, every day my dreams are coming true."

What success do you want to achieve? "Climbing the ladder at my current workplace and just discovering my true self that will allow me to build my empire... I want to be on the influencer level of Anna Wintour or Jenna Lyons. My tip for success is learn from those who know. Always surround yourself with people whose success you admire, you will pick up what their habits are and you will see yourself starting on your own unique path of success."

All the best on your road to success Nokubonga. Keep pushing and reaching your goals.

Visit her blog Londam-Holland Blog at and follow her on twitter @ntnt9.

Peace. Happiness. Success.

Quotes - "The things you are passionate about are not random. They are your calling."

Dear Readers!!!

I want to firstly thank all of you who read all my posts and who stay checking in. I want you all to know that I really appreciate it. Your support is amazing. I want to also let you all know that the response to the blog has been phenomenal. I've lost count of how many compliments, positive comments and ‘props’ I've been getting from different people all over the world. It honestly feels so great knowing that slowly but surely people are taking notice of the blog and that it is reaching many lives all over. I’m proud of the blog. Especially as we surpass 10 000 views in a mere 7 months, that on its own is absolutely epic! I will continue trying to inspire and motivate all of you out there to go for your dreams and most of all achieve them regardless of fear and failure.

Thanks again for all the support and for the constant positive and uplifting feedback. Please keep it coming. You guys are awesome!
Peace. Love. Happiness.


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