Wednesday, 10 December 2014




When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.  
Alexander Graham Bell

You Got This!

bring it on.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to do everyday for the rest of my life... do that.
Gary Vaynerchuk 
 

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t.
 Richard Bach

Road to success EP54!

Farah's Road To Success:

Name: Farah Chirine Fortune

Occupation: Director - African Star Communications

Goal in life: "To be happy, everything else is a bonus!"

What is success? "Success for me is being able to put a roof over my daughter's head, pay my staff salaries and pay my bills. To me that is success as it means I have gotten to a place in my life where I am able to not worry so much about financial obligations. Everyone's definition of success is different and my definition of success now is different from when I started my business. Your definition of success will change every time you achieve a goal."

What success have you achieved? "I've achieved being able to run my own business for 6 years. I've been able to employ 8 staff across Africa. I have been recognized by 'The Women's World Congress' with an award I recieved in February 2014 for 'Empowering Women' in my field."

What success do you want to achieve? "I'd love complete financial freedom, that would be amazing and I have no problem working for it."

Wishing you a life of success Farah. We need more powerful and empowering women like you.

Follow Farah on twitter @fcfortune


Love life!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Road to success EP53!

Carla's Road To Success:

Name: Carla van Staden

Occupation: "Marketing consultant. I own a marketing agency called Twenty3Media (www.twenty3media.com) and I lecture two online short courses (the Marketing and Internet Marketing courses) for UCT and GetSmarter. I also own and run an online baby store called Mooiste (www.mooiste.co.za) with my best friend, Jacoline. In my free time I like to blog at www.stylediary.co.za."

Goal in life: "I think as we go through life, our goals change. A few years ago I wanted to start my own business, settle down, drive a certain car and get married. Now that all that has happened, it's time for the next phase - start a family, continue to grow my business, travel. Since I work for myself one of the goals that I'm always trying to focus on is a good balance between all aspects of my life - when work gets busy it's easy to neglect yourself by skipping exercise, eating fast or unhealthy food all the time or neglecting your loved ones. In general I'm trying to have a good balance - and I try to do what makes me happy."

What is success? "For me success is living a fulfilled life - whatever that may mean to you. If you're a more materialistic person, that may mean living in a certain area in a certain house and driving a certain car. For me, success in life is having close and strong relationships with family and friends while doing well professionally."

What success have you achieved? "That's a tricky question - we can be very hard and critical on ourselves. In my personal life I'm fortunate that I met my husband when we were both 19. I think the road that we walked together since then helped shape us into the people we are today. He was one of my biggest supporters when I decided to start my marketing consultancy at the age of 23, and growing my business and making it profitable is definitely one of my biggest successes yet."

What success do you want to achieve? "I'd love to start a family in a few years, and then the challenge will be to balance my professional responsibilities and being a mom. We are also moving back to Namibia next year, so my goal is to continue to grow Twenty3Media in South Africa, Namibia and other African countries." 

Good luck on your road to success and wishing you many more success stories Carla...

Visit her lovely blog StyleDiary at www.stylediary.co.za, her marketing agency website www.twenty3media.com and online store at www.mooiste.co.za. Follow Carla on twitter @carlavanstaden_ and @StyleDiarySA.

Peace. Happiness. Success.
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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Hope.
24 Inspirational Quotes Of The Week
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.  
 Steve Jobs

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

infj

Yep

Quote of the Day!

      And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years
Abraham Lincoln
 The consequences of today are determined by the actions of the past. To change your future, alter your decisions today.

Anonymous

Wednesday Motivation!

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

Road to success EP52!

Sammy's Road To Success:

Name: Sammy Massyn

Occupation: "Merchandiser and Administrator at Khazimulo Costume Jewelry by day, Fashion and Lifestyle blogger at www.stylegild.wordpress.com / ice cream eater by night."

Goal in life: "There are so many things that I'd like to achieve in my life, even though I've already ticked a few off my list. There are the general things like having my own place - one that I'm excited to show people and one that I am able to decorate how I see it in my mind. Another goal is to have positive relationships with family members, friends and possibly that "special someone" - finding him is proving to be a little difficult though! It's funny, answering this question now, if I had been asked 7ish years ago I'd have said I want tons of money and a huge house and a Gisele Bundchen body but now, at 24 I genuinely just wish for happiness."

What is success? "A teacher once asked my class this question and some of the answers were things like Ferrari's and mansions and gold bars in a safe, but as you grow older and experience things in love, work and life you realize that success is not only a monetary value. Success can be anything from the smallest things (like learning to drive a car when you never thought you would) to the really huge things (like owning property). I think success is when you've set a specific goal for yourself and you've reached that goal."

What success have you achieved? "I've always wanted to travel overseas so as soon as I matriculated I packed a bag and moved to London for a year and a half. Before I left I didn't really think further than "Go to London" so once I got there I was pretty satisfied that I'd managed to do that all on my own. My mom and I also decided at the beginning of this year that she was going to leave her job in the construction industry and that her and I would start a company from scratch - it's really not as easy as it seems! I believe that having a business, an office space and a client base is a great success so far within our company. And also I can drive a car! I never thought I'd get past stalling!"

What success do you want to achieve? "There are so, so many things that I want to be successful at and things that I'd love to achieve. I want our business to provide stable income for my mom and I. I'd like to be able to go on an awesome vacation to New York City. I'd like to help someone, somewhere along the line (I think every little bit helps), by possibly giving them an employment opportunity within the company or even something as simple as being a good friend when needed. I want to believe in myself as much as I did when I was 5 and thought I could be the pink Power Ranger when I grew up. I want to be happy!"

All the best on your road to success Sammy ...
Check out her stunning blog Style Gild at http://stylegild.wordpress.com. Follow Sammy on twitter @SammyMassyn.

Peace. Happiness. Success.
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The world is huge and there is enough success and money for everyone.
Lilly Ghalichi 

How to Overcome Fear.

We can all admit that fear is one of the biggest reasons why we don't try things, why we don't want to chase our dreams. This video below will provide tips on how to overcome it so that we can achieve everything we want regardless of the risk.

Summary of this video:

What are you afraid of? This is a question we should be asking ourselves. Brendon says most fear is just bad management of our own mental faculties. He urges us to understand our fears. So find out, what your fear is? You need to find out so you know how to deal with it. He believes that there are 3 types of pain:

  1. Loss pain
  2. Process pain
  3. Outcome pain 
  • In order to get through loss pain he tells us to focus on the gains. 
  • Process pain is going through a change, which is naturally scary, so what do most people do, they don't change thinking that it's hard or not worth it. Brendon urges us to think of it as a challenge, an exciting challenge.
  • Outcome pain is when we keep telling ourselves "What if the outcome/result is negative or worse than our present situation?". He advises us to visualize good, happy and powerful outcomes. So change your mindset to a positive one.
He also goes on to say that fear is most of the time generated through negative thoughts, so instead of focusing on the fear rather focus on the gains of your goals and dreams, the positive change and outcome. By doing that, your fear will start to diminish and you will take more actions towards your goals and dreams.

Enjoy the video and please don't forget to comment and share it!

Peace. Happiness. Success.
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Live don't just exist!


Road to success EP51!

Leanne's Road To Success:

Name: Leanne Christine Van Breda

Occupation: Candidate Attorney

Goal in life: "Oh I have lots of these. Short term goals would be to be an admitted attorney within 2 years and also to have my blog grow from strength to strength. Long term I would love to go back to university and complete my Doctorate. I would also love to have a family and have my own business."

What is success? "I believe success is to have my cake and eat it too. I think success is determined by the opportunities that are presented to you and what you make of them. The differentt levels of success are determined by how innovative you are with the opportunities that are presented to you." 

What success have you achieved? "I have completed both my LLB and my LLM degrees cum laude. While doing this I also built up my blog and my brand which I have a great sense of pride in." 

What success do you want to achieve? "I think that no matter how much I have managed to accomplish there will always be more that I want to succeed in. I want to succeed in the balancing act that is my career and my blog along with my family life. I want to keep growing and keep learning from everything that is presented to me."

Good luck on your road to success Leanne...

Visit her wonderful blog ARUM Lilea at http://arumlilea.blogspot.com. Follow Leanne on twitter @ArumLilea.

Peace. Happiness. Success.
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The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Friday, 14 November 2014


Road to success EP50!

Zaakiyah's Road To Success:

Name: Zaakiyah

Occupation: Commercial fashion student and Plus size fashion blogger

Goal in life: "I would like to shatter the mold of the tall, thin image and provide a multi bodied figure in the blogging world proving that style is at any size."

What is success? 

  • "Success should be your result of not being afraid to accomplish anything you want because your possibilities are endless. 
  • We need to be our own driving engine with our own brake. We need to determine our own success.
  • It is about self fulfillment first, then how you transform your success into something that can benefit everyone."


What success have you achieved? "Blogging has given me a platform into the fashion industry and  thus I am grateful."

What success do you want to achieve? 

  • "I would like to work with the Mr Price brand in the future.
  • Be a Plus size brand ambassador for a retail brand (Dream)!!
  • Soon enough turn my blog into a little business."


All the best on your road to success Zaakiyah...

Visit her lovely blog Fashion Hysteria at fashionhysteriablog.wordpress.com. Follow her on twitter @Fashionhysteria.

Peace. Happiness. Success.
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Yes you can

Thursday, 13 November 2014

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.
Thomas J. Watson  
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
Arthur Ashe  
enjoy life now this is not a rehearsal


Road to success EP49!



Zakiyya's Road To Success: 

Name: Zakiyya Bham

Occupation: Full time commercial fashion student at LISOF and fashion blogger at loubilovers.co.za 

Goal in life: "My goal in life would have to be, to be able to wake up every day excited to go to work and do a job that I love (if you do what you love you'll never have to work a day in your life!). I think it's very important to live a life that you're content with and that in turn allows you to be able to go to bed every night peacefully. 
"A rich person is he who can sleep at night knowing that he has not wronged a soul" - Mufti Menk
I am still navigating my way through life and I don't think I know exactly where I'm headed yet so the destination of my goal is yet to be revealed - a Housewife? Fashion Editor? Marketing Manager? Who knows what/where I will be."

What is success? "Success for everyone means something different but personally I think if you are loving the life that you're living, grateful for the people in it, have your faith and are blessed with health and a little wealth, that sounds pretty ideal to me."

What success have you achieved? "I have achieved successes in school as well as in matric. I started my blog at quite a young age and it has taken off well to the point that I have been featured in some magazines (Grazia, Cosmopolitan and StyleGF) as well as regularly attend great events and launches. I have already completed a Styling course at LISOF and have thus been dressing a presenter for a show on SABC 3 called An Nur The Light. I have also written for various online publications, namely SA muslima and Gaya magazine."

What success do you want to achieve? "I want to achieve many more successes (God willing) but I would feel better disclosing them once they have been achieved. 
"Be discreet in order to achieve what you want, for everyone who is blessed is envied." - Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w)"

All the best on your road to success Zakiyya...

Visit her lovely blog Loubi Lovers at loubilovers.co.za and follow her on twitter @loubilovers.

Peace. Happiness. Success.
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Do it with passion

Monday, 3 November 2014

It's never too late!

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Don't join an easy crowd; you won't grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.
Jim Rohn 

Road to success EP48!

Nokubonga's Road To Success:

Name: Nokubonga Thusi

Occupation: Beauty Assistant at Marie Claire SA/Part time Blogger.

Goal in life: "To be a top influencer in my industry and live the best, most comfortable life with the people I hold dear."

What is success? "Success to me is living without limitation. When you do that, you do what you love, you keep the right people in your life, go where you want to go and live boundless and according to your destiny or true self. Once you achieve that, the monetary success soon follows before you know it."

What success have you achieved? "I have achieved a great academic background (which I am still thanking to this day), I climbed up the ladder in my previous job and left it to follow my dreams with a suitcase and a plan in the city of gold. I have always wanted to work in fashion and now that I am, every day my dreams are coming true."

What success do you want to achieve? "Climbing the ladder at my current workplace and just discovering my true self that will allow me to build my empire... I want to be on the influencer level of Anna Wintour or Jenna Lyons. My tip for success is learn from those who know. Always surround yourself with people whose success you admire, you will pick up what their habits are and you will see yourself starting on your own unique path of success."

All the best on your road to success Nokubonga. Keep pushing and reaching your goals.

Visit her blog Londam-Holland Blog at londam-holland.tumblr.com and follow her on twitter @ntnt9.

Peace. Happiness. Success.
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Quotes - "The things you are passionate about are not random. They are your calling."

Dear Readers!!!

I want to firstly thank all of you who read all my posts and who stay checking in. I want you all to know that I really appreciate it. Your support is amazing. I want to also let you all know that the response to the blog has been phenomenal. I've lost count of how many compliments, positive comments and ‘props’ I've been getting from different people all over the world. It honestly feels so great knowing that slowly but surely people are taking notice of the blog and that it is reaching many lives all over. I’m proud of the blog. Especially as we surpass 10 000 views in a mere 7 months, that on its own is absolutely epic! I will continue trying to inspire and motivate all of you out there to go for your dreams and most of all achieve them regardless of fear and failure.

Thanks again for all the support and for the constant positive and uplifting feedback. Please keep it coming. You guys are awesome!
Peace. Love. Happiness.

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Monday Morning Motivation!

Photo: Do it!


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Road to success EP47!

Chandra’s Road To Success:

Name: Chandra M.

Occupation: Online Contributor for www.merchantsonlong.com and founder of www.freshyoungmoderncool.blogspot.com

Goal in life:  
  • “To work for my favourite fashion magazine.
  •  To grow my personal brand.
  • To introduce more people (both locally and globally) to African designs.
  • To support more local businesses and
  •  To travel as much as possible!
  • To be successful and inspiring as my role models – Mindy Kaling, Lena Dunham, Susie Lau, Tavi Gevinson and Shonda Rhimes to name a few!”

What is success? “For me, success means going after something you want and not stopping until you achieve it, being willing to work hard, removing any ‘safety nets’, being confident in yourself and your abilities, putting in the extra effort, and understanding that success does not happen overnight. Below is a quote that sums up perfectly what it takes to be successful.”

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What have you already achieved? “Having met and being able to interview so many African designers already has really been an incredible achievement.”

What do you want to achieve? “Basically my answers to question 3!”

Good luck on your road to success Chandra, May you achieve all your goals and dreams.

Visit her awesome blog FreshYoungModernCool at freshyoungmoderncool.blogspot.com. Follow Chandra on twitter @fymctheblog.

Peace. Happiness. Success.
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We trust Victoria Beckham on this one.

Road to success EP46!

Ivana & Astra’s Road To Success:

Name: Ivana Nebuloni and Astra Papacostas

Occupation: “Ivana is a Marketing and Advertising Strategist and Astra is an Executive PA.
We are also the co-bloggers of It’s a Brunette Kinda Thing.”

Goal in life: “To inspire people to be the best possible versions of themselves.
To become successful in our careers and to be different and extraordinary at what we do.”

What is success? “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing you will be successful.”

What have you already achieved? 
  • “Since we have defined success as happiness, we feel as though we are very successful in life already! Although we have a lot to still achieve and we dream of even greater success, we are so proud of the women that we are today.
  • We are both in very special, long-term relationships. (Ast has been dating her man for 6 and a half years and V for 7 and a half years.)
  • We have graduated with degrees and Honours and have done so with great merit. Ast has completed her Honours in Industrial Psychology and Ivana has completed her BCom degree in Marketing Management with Honours in Brand Building and Communications. We are both very proud of all the hard work we have put in over the years.
  • We also currently have amazing jobs that push us and inspire us every day!
  • We have our blog, which can be quite tricky at times – because we both work full time too. But we are determined to make it special, because we truly have a passion for the things we write about.
  • We take pride in everything we do and everything we have done and we always strive to do and be better, because one should never be satisfied, as that’s when you stop growing and learning life.”


What do you want to achieve? 
  • “Once again, we take pride in everything we do and everything we have done and we always strive to do and be better, because one should never be satisfied, as that’s when you stop growing and learning in life.
  • We hope to take our blog success to new levels and ultimately inspire thousands of wonderful ladies all around the world.
  • We hope to achieve greater success in our careers and to be different and extraordinary at what we do.
  • There are still so many possibilities out there and we are ready to take these opportunities on. We have high hopes and dreams for many things in life and we know that if we keep persisting, nothing is impossible if you just believe! It just depends on how badly you want something.


Wishing you ladies a very successful and happy journey. May all your dreams come true.

Visit their fabulous blog It's A Brunette Kinda Thing at www.abrunettekindathing.com, and follow them on twitter @brunette_thing.

Peace. Happiness. Success.
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Bits of Truth... all quotes

Own Your Dreams!

Own Your Dreams

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Road to success EP45!

Dale’s Road To Success:

Name:  Dale Anne Scogings

Occupation: Content Producer at Spree by day. Blogger by night.

Goal in life: “My life goals involve constant personal growth, happiness and contribution. My life goal is to be able to say at the end that I did my best to reach my full potential. And to wear Elie Saab, that would complete my life. Also to have a room in my home dedicated to rainbows and creativity.”

What is success? “I personally think that success is doing what you love every day. My career is very important to me purely because I love creating and the happiness that comes from having a job that allows me to do so. I believe that my idea of success is constantly changing and that one should never become complacent about achievements. There’s always something more to accomplish and be happy about.”

What have you already achieved? “Specifically; I've been awarded a Media24 bursary and I've graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism specializing in Communication Design. I've achieved a few other things too but to be honest, I look at every day as an achievement, whether it be a good blog post, meeting a new person, helping someone or learning a new skill or learning something new about your character – the little things.”

What do you want to achieve? “Oh my. The list is endless. I intend to complete a fashion styling course at some point soon, I hope to grow my blog. I hope to train to run a half marathon. I hope to travel to Versailles and I hope to eventually edit one of SA’s top fashion magazines. I also hope to turn my blog into a book one day; as well as potentially become a full time blogger and designer. And most importantly; I hope to never lose my blind optimism and inherent need to learn and grow.”

All the best on your road to success Dale. May it be a very successful journey.

What attracted me to her blog was definitely the care 'freeness' of it, how she is so sarcastic and real and positive. I love it. It’s different. 
Visit her blog to see what I’m talking about… Trinket Spotter at www.trinketspotter.co.za. Follow Dale on twitter @TrinketSpotter.

Peace. Happiness. Success.
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C.S. Lewis


Thursday, 23 October 2014

Road to success EP44!

Nuzhah's Road To Success:

Name: Nuzhah Jacobs

Occupation: Student (grade 12), Entrepreneur (co-owner of The Ramp online jewelry and accessories store) and part-time Fashion and Beauty Blogger.

Goal in life: "To successfully run my own business empire under which I will also have youth entrepreneurship programs which will improve the social and economic positions of many South Africans and in turn reduce the high poverty rate South Africa currently faces."

What is success? "I believe success is measured by the impact that you make on the lives of others. I strongly believe in paying it forward and I would like to do that through my business ventures. I also believe that success is achieved when you are content and happy with yourself (the life that you lead) and continually try to improve on your weaknesses while fully embracing your strengths."

What have you already achieved? "I believe that I lead a life that I can be proud of, helping others wherever I can and I am proud of how much my business has grown since I started it a year and 2 months ago as well as my blog that continues to grow."

What do you want to achieve? "I'd like to achieve my goals and in doing so improve the lives of my fellow South Africans."

All the best on your road to success Nuzhah, so young and smart and definitely a great future ahead of you...

Visit her blog THE RAMPAGE at http://therampageblog.com. Follow Nuzhah on twitter @TheRampage_Blog.

P.S I love hearing how young people have great plans and big dreams for their futures and most of all how people still want to help and improve lives of others, very inspiring and admirable!

Peace. Happiness. Success.
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Giant leaps to Success...: Road to success EP44!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

#WiseUp!

"You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results." Mahatma Gandhi

Road to success EP43!

Marli's Road To Success:

Name: Marlinette Newman

Occupation: Professional Free-lance Make-up Artist and Hairstylist.

Goal in life: "To pursue excellence in all that I do. To be excellent in my career. To love others first, learning that I am not the most important person in my life. Basically to live a Godly life - Matthew 6:33. To prioritize my marriage, my husband and family and friends. The rest will follow... a house, career, business, travel etc."

What is success? "Success for me is living a life that has a balance. A life that has a balance between relationships, down-time and work. To be able to treat others as you would like to be treated is also a huge success in life I think. I also strongly believe in passing on what you learn in order to help others build their success! This is part of why I started my YouTube Channel MarliMakeup."

What have you already achieved? "I have managed to build a career where I am my own business, which allows me more freedom to pursue new ideas. I am represented as a Make-up Artist and Hairstylist by one of SA's top artist agencies, Infidels. I have started a "brand" MarliMakeup which has opened up a platform for me to pass on what I know via my Tutorial Videos, Instagram and Blog. I have and am still learning to love others first before judging them. To truly care for others! I have an amazing husband who is my best friend, and a very close knit family."

What do you want to achieve? "This is always a tough question. I do have goals to grow more in all areas of my life, to walk this life with great expectations and less fear and see where it takes me. In my mind I do have dreams like starting another business, that my YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/marlimakeup would grow further so that more people can learn the Art of Make-up through my easy tutorials, to help others' dreams come true, ... etc BUT all that said I am always in God's hands. I have learnt that his plans are always greater than mine, and that is more exciting than any goals that I can come up with."

Wishing you all the best on your journey Marli, we need more people like you in this world and we all definitely need to adopt a habit of putting others first. What an inspiration you are!

Visit her 'on point' make-up blog MarliMakeup at http://marlimakeup.com. Follow her on twitter @marlimakeup and watch all her 'easy-to-do' make-up tutorials at www.youtube.com/user/marlimakeup.

Peace. Happiness. Success.
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You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily.  The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone. #MotivationQuotes
To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like.
Mike Gafka 
 
Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.
Baltasar 

Monday, 13 October 2014

It's all about TODAY!

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Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.

Road to success EP42!

Jasna's Road To Success:

Name: Jasna Zellerhoff

Occupation: Freelance Stylist, Writer and the Owner and Editor of the Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog Fashionjazz 

Goal in life: 

  1. "Be successful in my chosen career.
  2. To inspire people and make a difference.
  3. To have the white picket fence with the house, the man and the baby but only when I am ready.
  4. To live life to the fullest and be happy." 


What is success? "Success to me is being happy with yourself and what you do in your every day life whether it be as a successful career woman or an amazing stay at home mom or both. If you do what you love you will never work a day in your life."

What have you achieved? "Like I said for me success differs, in my career I have achieved many things... I was one of the first fashion bloggers in South Africa, I started my blog/site when no one even knew what a blog was and would ask me why on earth I was taking pictures of my outfits or my jewelry. My readership started from overseas where I started by joining a blog Chictopia and networking with different bloggers who now are the most sought after top fashion bloggers in the world. Having maintained those friendships they were the ones who encouraged me to start my blog and the rest as they say is history. 

I was voted as one of the top 100 bloggers in the world, which later became a hard cover book that you can purchase on Amazon and have been featured in overseas blogs, magazines and TV shows like Fashion Salade, Glamour and MTV. 

I have also the privilege to work and represent luxury brands from all over the world national and international like Marc Jacobs, Shopbop, American Swiss, Smirnoff Vodka, JC Le Roux, Master Card, Forever New and many more.

My personal achievement, creating a brand from scratch, maintaining it and not letting the glitz and glam of the lifestyle change me and staying true to myself, my friends and family. Trying to live each day to the fullest, I love inspiring people and when I get emails or tweets from my readers, it makes my day. I believe in business and personal that each day you end off with this saying... At the end of the day, the only questions I will ask myself are... Did I love enough, laugh enough and did I make a difference?"

What do you want to achieve? "Career wise there are so many things I want to achieve, I want to build a Fashionjazz Empire, I want to have my own line either with a brand national or international, I want to attend NY and Paris Fashion Week and finally use the invites I get from the designers instead of always sending them to my overseas friends who go on my behalf. I want to inspire people, I want to start a charity, mostly I want to help other people achieve their dreams and be happy. I am still in the process of creating a balance and juggling my career, the social aspect of my career, my personal life and my health and well being and that is something I want and need to achieve and each day it's a struggle, but a lesson that I learn about myself.

Personally, the success I want to achieve is exactly like my goals, to be happy, healthy and in love with life and everyone in it."

All the best on your journey and road to success Jasna...

Visit her fabulous blog Fashionjazz at www.fashionjazz.co.za and follow her on twitter @FashionJazz.

Peace. Happiness. Success.
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Road to success EP41!

Anja's Road To Success:

Name: Anja van der Spuy

Occupation: Social Media Manager at the Publishing Partnership

Goal in life: 


  1. "Eat as much cheese as humanly possible.
  2. Visit the States and take a selfie in Times Square.
  3. Avoid going to the Waterfront as much as possible (Hate that place).
  4. Banish Pitbull's music.
  5. Own a walk-in closet.
  6. Get married in leopard print.
  7. Be featured in Forbes magazine.
  8. CEO: Anja van der Spuy"


What is success? "The day that you don't have to introduce yourself to people anymore - that's success."

What have you already achieved? "I was very unhappy in my previous job, so when I landed a position at The Publishing Partnership as a Content Editor for the LEGiT website, I was super chuffed. I recently got promoted to Social Media Manager, which has been really scary and amazing at the same time. Being in charge of such a big fashion brand's social media presence is daunting, but also very exciting.

This has also been the year where my blog really took off. Before this I was actually just blogging for friends and family, but now I'm getting readers from all over and it's so amazing! I still can't believe that people actually care about what I have to say. I mean, I don't even always care about what I have to say!"

What do you want to achieve? "Ideally I would like to walk into Musica, take all the Pitbull CDs and throw them in a big bonfire of shitty music.

But that's maybe a little too ambitious. 

So I'd say I'm rather going to focus on getting that "CEO" in front of my name."

Good luck and all the best on your road to success Anja...

Visit her freaken awesome blog Glitz & Grammar at glitzandgrammar.co.za and follow her on twitter @AnjaWintour.

Peace. Happiness. Success.
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There are no limits to what you can achieve.

Quotes For The Week!

Wishing everyone a very productive and successful week!

Monday: "Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that's where you will find success." - Thomas J. Watson

Tuesday: "Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential." - John Maxwell 

Wednesday: "What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?" - Robert Schuller

Thursday: "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." -Thomas A. Edison

Friday: "Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it's holy ground. There's no greater investement." - Stephen Covey

Saturday: "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." - Margaret Thatcher

Sunday: 

Peace. Happiness. Success.
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