STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM!

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Photo: Lebronny. It’s never a smooth route to travel but the ultimate point is worth the travel.   “Prosperity is the great teacher; adversity is greater”-William Hazlitt

Human inequality is a reality in this universe and it is no sin at all that we are not born on the same wavelength nor with sliver-spoons in our mouth!

“Started from the bottom now we here…”

Shout-out to all the guys and ladies who were surreptitious and were never seen as prospect what what. Those who were hardly recognized in class, most from the rural schools, are the one’s who pushed hard into the corporate benefits through their hard work instead of papa’s connection into nepotizing the system.

Continue to give love to that former intimidating model C classmates who used to laugh and sometimes undermine your Engrish, English I mean, irrespective of them living off mommy/daddy’s trust funds after astonishingly  “breaking down” dismally and were ruled out.  But use those individuals as examples of your infants’ upbringing! Discipline will concisely explain it better. Just don’t groom such kids; learn from God and shape them through your image, because you’re the precise version to this life and it’s challenges.

You basically stood your ground and you’re a true example of “Against All odds”. You continued going to that lecture hall with the same dress code and your focus was never swayed by those snobs who’d rock all sorts of earliest trends. You didn’t miss class because you had no new trending attire. You always remembered and considered the motivating situation ya se khaya! You have been “Knowing the origins”. You, my dear brother/sister are a champ of note! Don’t brag about it though, nor noise about it. Sit down and congratulate yourself! Pride yourself just don’t make it vanity.

Look around you; you’re possibly one influential member of the round table team! What if the next bigger posts is your? You’re so much a possibility. You are the hope not only to your fellow men in the bundus, but to the hopeless world at large!

You might’ve been discouraged by those subversion teachers, during your primary and high school term, who were blinded that you can still make a survival out of school. Not having tertiary degree/diploma or any other qualification didn’t define your destination, you went on to identify your field of interest. Look at you now my dear sister/brother, you’re doing a good job in the SANDF; the very same teachers are never short of fuel, unless in their tanks because it’s not yet the 22nd, because you ensured a safe driving to with high risk tanker to fill-up the garage’s tanks- brother you’re appreciated for your good work. You made it a point that you acquire necessary means of survival through an alternative channel – you are doing well, keep it up.

Your adamant journey towards your passion is noted and serves an inspiration to those who get to listen to your story rather than just praising your success!

Although i am shying away from the role model to many, just be mindful of the name Oprah Winfrey as you glance the list.

Here are few icons that traveled what might somewhat be the same route as you:

NB: All photos are credited to Google.

1. 

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Starbucks’ Chairman and CEO, Howard Schultz.

It’s, without shame, stated that the upbringing of this multi-billionaire who is sitting on an estimated net worth of US$ 2.9 billion was never golden. This gentleman might’ve endured darker situations than some of us. I mean the fact that he grew up in the housing complex for the poor, alone speaks volumes.

Keep your head up, you can do it too my brother/sister.

2. 

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The legendary Kalawa Jazmee Records Co-founder and MetroFM DJ, Oscar Bonginkosi Mdlongwa known as Oskido.

It doesn’t matter if you’re from the Bundus or what, you can still conquer you craft in the very township of young people who mostly thinks that they’re the smartest in the world, lol. It was never a walk in the park for the man who is known for not missing an opportunity in a potential upcoming artist. His hustle gained him a sit behind the mic at one of South Africa’s biggest Commercial Radio Station MetroFM. Go on and mock his English/accent but i doubt he gives thousand phacks about it. Who know, maybe if it wasn’t for Selling Boerewors at a nightclub Oscar wouldn’t have gotten a chance after he had volunteered a performance, to Co-found one of the biggest record label in the country!

3. 

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Pinault-Printempts-Redoute now known as Kering founder, Francois-Henri Pinault.

You might’ve been isolated for not meeting the certain standards as a result of your background, but kulungile ma ku itando ya Khe!

The bullies who left the Multi-billionaire with no choice but to dropout of school for being poor, must be enjoying the comfort of Gucci (if they afford) to this poor breed phenomenon man! The founder of Luxury and Sports & Lifestyle company was so indigent that he was bullied for the situation that was beyond his control! Despite all he made it to PPR!

4. 

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Harold Simmons of Corporation and Valhi, Inc. was never excused by his situation not to acquire those qualifications.

We’ve come across successful individuals who studied through candle light in their small shacks. Aren’t we just privileged to have electricity?

Your background doesn’t define your journey! The fact that he grew-up in shack must have been his motivating reason to work harder not only to gain tertiary Admission, but to graduate and turning into the world’s #136 Billionaires list in 2013.

There are more living inspirations who were once like you, walked in same shoes as you. You just need to maintain focus and “Know your Origins”!

In a nutshell, Notorious B.I.G corroborated this posts through this words (song) of reality: 

“When I was dead broke, man I couldn’t picture this
50 inch screen, money green leather sofa
Got two rides, a limousine with a chauffeur
Phone bill about two G’s flat
No need to worry, my accountant handles that
And my whole crew is loungin’
Celebratin’ every day, no more public housin’
Thinkin’ back on my one-room shack
Now my mom pimps a Ac’ with minks on her back…”

I Shall submarine with this few words. O lepara klaar; I salute you. Push harder, foster like Mzekezeke!!💪

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