Tuesday’s motivation- Set your mind to win

July 4, 2017 Leave a comment

As I reach a milestone in my life, I have decided to challenge myself to achieve the unattainable. I guess one would say that I am at the prime of my life, so I believe I still have a lot to achieve. We have many of our generation who are stepping up to be voices in our generation, Pastor Evan, Fadzai Mahere, Paston Dzamara, Dr Nkosana Moyo in the political arena. Our business arena is probably facing its toughest challenge since 2008 and running a thriving business in Zimbabwe is tough. We have many in the diaspora who have gone to do extraordinary things and become experts and masters of their trades.

I figured that I would challenge myself to follow the projectile I had in my twenties when dreams and hope abounded. Now living a grown up life, life seems to take over and we set our dreams aside. In a bid to encourage myself, I am listening to a motivating video of podcast every day and will share one of my favorites every week. Don’t hold me up to it, sometimes life takes over and I can’t post.

Today, we look at Denzel Washingtons ‘If it were easy’ speech. Below is a snipet of what he said for those watching their data.

“I am particularly proud and happy about the young filmmakers, actors, singers, writers, producers that are coming up behind my generation. In particular, Barry Jenkins. Young people understand. This young man made 10, 15, 20 short films before he got the opportunity to make Moonlight. So never give up. Without commitment, you’ll never start. But more importantly, without consistency, you’ll never finish. It’s not easy. If it was easy, there’d be no Kerry Washington. If it was easy, there’d be no Taraji P. Henson. If it were easy, there’d be no Octavia Spencer. But not only that, if it were easy, there’d be no Viola Davis.”

His final words, “Keep working. Keep striving. Never give up. Fall down seven times, get up eight… Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship. Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship. So keep moving, keep growing, keep learning. See you at work.” Denzel Washington.

 If it were easy we would have no Strive Masiiwa, no Aliko Dangote, no Nelson Mandela, no Barak Obama, no YOU! 

Let’s get back to work folks.

 

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Joshua Nkomo Scholarships opening soon

February 16, 2017 Leave a comment

The Joshua Nkomo scholarship is offered to the best students in the final 2 to 3 years of high school, and top university and college students in their first and straight Masters degrees. It focuses on identifying young African talent through a rigorous selection process and creating the opportunity for them to get the best and most relevant education at world-class local and overseas tertiary learning institutions. The programme includes leadership training and mentorship through internships, community involvement and life-long engagement through an active alumni network.
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Academic Merit as determined by applicant performance in public examinations (mainly ZIMSEC and Cambridge)

For A-Level applications, a minimum of SEVEN (7) “A” grade passes is required

For University applications, a minimum of TEN (10) points for females and TWELVE (12) points for males is required

Where there are ties, extra criterion is applied as follows:
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