POLOKWANE – Nhlanhla hosts the Conversations show on Mondays between 19:30 and 20:00
• Can you advise me how to manage my school work? Tumi Mathebula, Kotishing.
“Any form of work is best managed by understanding three factors; value, cost and time.”
• Please share with me your original place of birth, your birthday sign and your religious belief? Justice Ngoepe, Moletjie Motinti.
“I was born at Nkuzana village, a small developing village about 40 km from Makhado. I don’t believe in birth signs or stars but I was born on 10 September, and I’m a Christian.”
• When you read and see the current challenges faced by black Africans like unemployment, drug addiction and young parents among others, what can you change to benefit Africans? Justice Ngoepe, Moletjie Motinti.
“There are many challenges which need to be addressed. Let me just touch on five; work attitude, self-belief, the hero mentality, consumption attitude and parenting and education.”
• Does being a motivational speaker pay well? Lesedi Makabela, Emdo.
“Whether it pays well or not is a matter of why you want to be a motivational speaker. I speak and write to solve a problem that ‘extraordinary people tend to live below their measure. I speak to help them reach their potential thus money is not my focus.”
• As a motivational speaker, who do you draw inspiration from and if you weren’t a speaker what would you be doing? Rose Mathebula, Ga-Mothiba Nobody.
“I have taken John Maxwell, John Tibane, Myles Monroe, Maluleke Hlulani, Rubin Sharma and Jim Rohn to be my distance mentors. I consume their material extensively.”
• What are some of the challenges of being a motivational speaker? Lesley, Seshego Zone 5.
“Knowing who you are; knowing you don’t have to be perfect; the fact that often people may not want take you serious until they need to take you seriously, finding exposure, competing for money. Don’t speak for money, speak to add value and solve a problem. The bigger the problems you solve, the bigger the remuneration, striking a balance between personal development and dreams. Dreams are at the mercy of personal development.”