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Call A Thing A Thing: Be Proactive in Achieving Your Dreams

Hi there!

This is the second post in this feature entitled “Call A Thing A Thing”. You can find the first post HERE. Basically I say things as I see it in this feature. No holding back and no beating around the bush. Here goes…

I consider myself fortunate to come from a home where getting what you want is preceded by working hard towards it. It gets to me when I see my peers feeling entitled to things that they did not work towards achieving. I always maintain that there are no shortcuts in life. In everything, hard work or effort is essential.

Makho Ndlovu, celebrity reporter and blogger, was laid off from her job at Sony Music in May this year. Instead of grieving her situation, she saw it as an oportunity to do what she has always wanted to do. She contacted the people that she wanted to work with (Africa Magic and Russel Simmons’ Global Grind) and convinced them to work with her. In no time, her contribution has been invaluable and she is living her dream.

Her story is so inspirational and serves as proof that if you want something, YOU have to get up and get it. No one will know what you want if you sit around hoping something will come your way. Stand on the rooftops if need be. Make sure that the world knows what you want and be proactive in achieving it. You never know who is listening.

South Africa’s sweetheart, Bonang Matheba, said in her interview for the November issue of South African Real magazine, ‘It is possible for someone to wake up everyday, log onto her computer, go to auditions, send proposals and documents, knock on peoples doors, and make phone calls asking for work. That’s what I do on a regular basis.’

If the most recogniseable face in South Africa has to hustle for work, who are we to wait for things to be handed to us? Get up and do something. The world does not owe you anything. Someone will notice. Someone will see that you can make a valuable contribution. Just dont sit around. Make it happen!

Peace and love!

Article written by:

Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, www.randomramblings.co.za and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.

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