Attended my 1st entrepreneur conference #startupgrind Durban

Hi guys just want to say last night was the most epic night of my life. Why you ask? Because for the first time in my life I attended an entrepreneur convention. You won’t believe it but just the day before this event I got an email about this conference.  I wasn’t sure if it was for real or not but I knew I had to attend and booked my ticket right away.

So i arrived half hour earlier before everything started.  As I went in I noticed a lot of people around my age.  Some younger and older.  They all here looking to learn and grow their skills or business.  Never have I been in a room with so much positive energy.

So before the conference started I got to mingle and connect with like minded people in different fields.  The guy I met was a debt collector,  then a lawyer and other people with so many PhD’s.  It was quite overwhelming!  Because I’m only a graphic designer.  This beautiful women sitting across me asks me why so nervous.  I told that I’m overwhelmed being here with so many incredible people.  She told that I was an introvert.  We did talk more after the conference.  Also met women for Zimbabwe.  She to was very beautiful.  We chatted and talked about how we wanted to learn and improve ourselves and encouraging one another while having snacks that they sponsored.

Finally the conference started.  I’m anxious but excited.  So this speaker’s story really did inspire me because she used the Uber concept and applied to domestic workers.  Creating employment and at the same time making money.  I guess key point I learnt from the conference was good customer service is the key no matter what business.  People will want to use your service simply because they like how you take care of their needs.  I mean who can’t say no to that.

Finally the conference ended and I went to shake hands with the speaker and host to let them know what a great time I had and that I learnt something to apply in my own life.

Once again after the conference they gave desserts and giving people another chance to mingle.  I ate something chocolaty,  it was Devine. Then I spoke to girl whose a dentist and just needed some motivation and came to this conference for that very thing.  Positive energy vibed all across the room.  I honestly didn’t want to leave.  It was an opportunity of a lifetime for me.  Never have I networked like this before.  I also had the opportunity to give out a few of my business cards.

So finally got home tired and satisfied.  Feeling good about myself.  Came in my room Laying on my bed logged onto Facebook and the pretty girl from Zimbabwe invites me to be friends. We chatted a bit about how great the experience was and said that we should keep in touch.

Just thought I’d share my epic experience with my blog family.  Also changed the theme of my blog.  It’s time for some changes I guess.  Anyway thanks for reading and if you was at #startupgrind Durban Google for entrepreneurs conference last night and reading this.  Comment,  email,  tweet me.  Love to connect with you.

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Finding motivation

Do you ever like every day its a struggle. Practically hate your circumstances. Wish you had a better job, wish you was better looking, more talented or just something to make your life feel a lot better. I feel like that every day. Sadly I hate my life. I have no motivation to push me forward. Feels like I screwed up my last graphic design freelance opportunity.

Finding motivation to go on is hard. Sure I have some motivational sessions with my friend ‘Zak’. But what happens when I get home, I’m alone! No one but myself I have to rely on. Its scary. I’ve never been responsible. Pay the bills or going to work because I’m unemployed for so long. Also I stay with my parents.

I’m gonna be 30 soon in november and I’m overwhelmed because I’m having a hard time transitioning into an adult. I’m the guy who likes to sit and watch series, movies and anime. There was a time in my early twenties where I was ready to face life. Dream big. Until I got knocked down. Guess I haven’t really been able to recover since then. So I’ve been having issue with low self esteem, which led to me having anxiety and panic attacks which makes it hard for me to work or stay in a job.

All I know is! Despite my problems I need to become self motivated. I need to face life. Build my confidence and move forward or I am going to remain in the same place I’ve been in the last 4 years.

Well I’m writing this post because I want to push myself. Motivate myself and believe in myself again. Still I can’t shake this feeling of intimidation and unworthiness. I feel like I’m not good enough. No matter how hard I try! I screw up.

I don’t know how to motivate myself anymore but if there’s a way I will find it. All I want is a better life. To help my parents. Take my friends out for a movie and lunch. Motivate others with my success. Give hope to the hopeless. I want to do all this and more but how can I motivate others when I cannot even motivate myself?

Just finished reading pat flynn’s book #let go

The first thing you need to know about me! I hate to read but this book got my attention. This book is short and to the point. Basically its about a guy named pat flynn who shares his story about how he got laid off from work and later making himself a success by becoming self employed.
If you a fan of success stories i encourage you to buy and read this book.

What you will learn from this book?

You will be encouraged to get out of your comfort zone and try something new

You will learn that taking what ever knowledge you might have about a specific skill and become successful by publishing it online

You will learn that sometimes things don’t go according to plan and sometimes we have to take a risk in order to find our purpose

Most of all you will be inspired to go after your dreams if you lost hope or don’t think its possible anymore.

Your success will help others, like pat’s success helped me.

Pat flynn’s book is available on iphone via the snippet app, and mobile formats like the amazon kindle. You can buy pats book #letgo from http://patflynn.me/letgo/.

Clueless about my life!!!

Haven’t you ever woken up with the feeling that something is missing. I have! Right now my life doesn’t make any sense. Despite me being unemployed I used to feel a live but I guess I got used to being disappointed, to the point I stop trying. My life is on pause and afraid to try anything because if I press play I might have to face going through another set of hard times.

I guess no one can ever be ready when hard times come. It’s making decisions I guess that makes me clueless. If I do that! What if that’s the wrong decision. Its nerve wrecking trying to make all these choices wondering weather or not it will work out due past failures.

I’ve made to many bad decisions and now I am now paying the price for it. The question I have is how do I get back up and start over. Guess I’ve been on pause for to long now. I’m clueless right now on what to do! Things are hard at home. Things are with my health and most of all things are hard in my personal life.

This is not me saying I’ve given up. This is me saying its time to get up. I may lack the motivation right now but’s that’s ok. As clueless as I am! I’m going to believe that if I try to do something despite these hard times, then maybe it will lead to something good some how. Its a fools dream to believe such things but then again I am a fool for success. What do you think?

Working on project X

Its time I’ve decided to stop looking at unemployment as bad thing I guess. I’m looking to start a new project something that gives me purpose again. Since I’m still not sure what that is! I decided to call it, Project X. Haha I know sounds pretty cool right. Projects are a good way to gain fulfilment and build confidence.

My goal was originally to inspire south africans to become entrepreneurs and be successful. What’s changed is! I’ve tried to connect with south africans and they are happy living their lives the way it is. I’ve asked questions on facebook, twitter and people around me and its seems south africans aren’t willing to change their life style for a better tomorrow.

So I decided to cancel that project which I had named SnippetSA .Now looking to start something new. I do have another project with a friend but that’s currently in the pipe works and gonna be awesome but this new project I want to do is a project for myself.

Right now blogging is my only passion. Even my passion for graphic design is a bit low because I’m lacking motivation these days and so my designs are coming out pretty lame. A new project is exactly what I need to fire up my life and get my motivational juices pumping again. Project X is still a blank for now but if anyone would like to suggest any cool Ideas. Your input would greatly appreciated.

Inspirational monday’s quotes

Inspirational monday’s was a idea to design inspiration art to help change the way we look at monday’s. To be honest everyone dreads and hates monday’s. So I decided to take a positive approach and started designing stuff that inspired me.

#Personal_note: This post was meant to remind to be inspired even in hard times so that you maybe have hope and dreams.

Clueless Monday’s

Monday’s no one is really ready for it. Everyone hates going back to work after a relaxing weekend. For me this monday is a clueless one. I find myself without a purpose. Being unemployed is harder than I taught. When I say clueless! I don’t just mean monday’s. My life seems clueless because I’m not sure if anything I’m doing is right ,weather or not my dreams will work out.

Maybe I’m just feeling the monday blues. All I can do is believe in myself. Having a dream, goal or passion is never certain that you will ever accomplish what you set out to do. All I’ve done today is watch a tv show called homeland which is awesome from the morning. The rest of my days is pretty clueless. Sometimes I just feel like life is standing still and i want to do something but have no idea how to.

There are some productive things I could do? Like contact clients who need any graphic design done for them. The reason I haven’t done so! Is because I suck at publicly or just speaking in general. I’m sure they will see right through me. I get nervous easily. Maybe I’m just making excuses. Like I said before I’m pretty clueless. I would love some advice on the matter instead of using google to look for answers.

Hope you not having a clueless monday people so enjoy your day.

Personal_note: I’m not a terrorist just willing to die for my dream