I know this is a bit of a delayed reaction but I just watched Anele’s interview with Khanyi Dhlomo and I can’t get over what a force Khanyi is. She is everything we thought she was, and more.
I’d like to share 7 things she said that had me nodding and going wow…
In following your dream, she says:
“You don’t have to know the how, you need to know the what and the universe will move everything else around you to create the how. This is because your how also impacts somebody else.”
This is so important to me because so often we give up on our dreams because we worry about the “how”. In fact what she’s saying is that know what you want, take that first step, START, and the rest of the journey will get defined.
Khanyi also talks a lot about making a positive impact in people’s lives.
“We’ve really got to say (to God) “Use me, I’m ready, this is what I want to do and on this journey from where I am to where I want to be, I want to take and impact as many people as I can.” I think those are the most beautiful dreams and the most sustainable.”
On working as a fashion assistant before being promoted to Editor:
“That moment of deciding to swallow my pride and be the skivvy for a while actually put me in the right place, at the right time and allowed me to be there and then make that history to be the youngest editor of a magazine at 22. The learning there for me was that sometimes your dreams don’t come packaged in the way that you expect. God doesn’t give them to you packaged in the way that you expect because there are lessons that you need to learn and character developments that you need to go through before you can get the goal that you want.
On growth and evolution, Khanyi says:
“The most important thing we need to realize is that everything is about the growth and evolution of the soul. Everything else around us that we see, our relationships, our jobs, everything that happens is really just an instrument for the soul to grow and the question we always need to ask ourselves is, Am I growing? Am I becoming better? And even if you make a mistake, the thing to ask yourself thereafter is what can I learn, and what can I do differently to make sure that I get back on this track of growth, which is the purpose of our existence. ”
“Nothing in life is a mistake, nothing in life is a waste, everything is meant to be, even the bad. Even in the bad, there is always something good that comes out of it, there’s always a lesson, there’s always preparation for the next level, every time. Our lives are about the next level and you can’t go to the next level unless there’s a level before and a level below. It’s all about growth, everything grows, the hustle is about growth and moving forward in life.
Her message for entrepreneurs and people in the corporate world:
“Understand why you are doing what you are doing. Understand what problem you are solving. Address a particular need because that will ensure sure you stay in business and that will ensure you positively impact lives that you make a positive difference with your work. My professor at Harvard Business School used to say “Solve a particular need, cure a pain, address a particular pain. What pain is the customer in and how can you heal that pain with your business.” And yes, that must be your passion, so make sure that it’s something you are passionate about and something you enjoy, but that must be something that addresses a particular need.”
Life is very much about balance. I always say that we should look to nature to be inspired. Then sun shines everywhere but not at the same time. Wherever it is, it’s there fully, a 100% because when you dedicate yourself a 100% to that one place, that full attention sustains that place while you focus on something else.”
You can watch the interview on Youtube below: