Destroy distractions before they destroy you!

Destroy distractions before they destroy you!

foucs.jpegDestroying a distraction is one of the hardest things to do. Temptation creeps at you like a thief in the night and leaves you more vulnerable than when you fell for it. The Master Deceiver lets you believe that the distraction is actually a much needed hiatus from what you were focused on. Oftentimes when you’re nearing a breakthrough, your patience and passion waivers, your energy levels are dramatically reduced and your relationship with God may be put asunder – this becomes the perfect opportunity for a distraction to present itself.

Sometimes you don’t even have to be in that space. You may have a vision, broken down into goals and just before you kick off the first step, a distraction comes along that keeps you in your comfort zone for longer than planned, stalls your movement, wastes your time and sometimes redirects you to an unrelated path as opposed to your desired destination.

Distractions are like drugs. You don’t recognize their power at first and you seem to have things in control. Like all things new (sometimes not so new – as it may be a relapse), it seems fun, pleasurable, addictive and brings some sort of release/relief; it starts growing on you.

Next thing you realize how much time has gone by, how little you have achieved and then put yourself under stress and duress for not realizing it sooner.

Don’t be too hard on yourself.

Find an accountability partner who checks on your progress and well-being. Find a mature mentor with a broad view on life. This will aid you in keeping focused and also encourage you to carry on and move on. Also, have Cheesecake – it tends to pick me up when I feel drained.

But most importantly, pray. You will feel lighter from within and ready to go AGAIN.

Women’s Leadership Conference

Women’s Leadership Conference

The WeLead Conference gives you the opportunity to engage with some of Africa’s most exciting Women Leaders AND to explore your own leadership potential.

For the last 12 years, they’ve seen talented women relish the opportunity to take responsibility for their own leadership journey in an environment that encourages connection, inspires confidence and gives access to support networks.   It is also an honour to celebrate the women (and men) leaders who are paving the way for the future, our role models throughout society.

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The Conference will afford you the opportunity to:

  • Create your own leadership goals in the company of peers and mentors who’ve been there too
  • Make connections with leaders and household names you’ve always wanted to meet (our facilitators make it easy for you to do so)
  • Learn leadership lessons from unsung heroes you might never have heard of but will certainly never forgot
  • Learn how to access your own mastermind of women leaders to support you on your leadership journey (or join WeLead Circle)

Speakers include Lebogang Ramafoko, CEO Soul City Institute for Social Justice, Grace Harding, CEO Ocean Basket and Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi to name a few!

For more information see link:

http://welead.co.za/womans-leadership-conference/

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Hidden Figures x Womandla Campaign

Hidden Figures x Womandla Campaign

I have been waiting for this movie to come out since I heard about its power and influence. It will be on the big screen as of end February 2017.

Brief Synopsis:

“The film shares life of mathematician Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), budding engineer Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) and computer supervisor Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) — all three brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.”

Anyone in the Cape Town area keen to come together and watch the movie, please respond in the comment section below. If you aren’t in Cape Town but will be watching the movie take a picture, post it on Instagram and hashtag #HiddenFiguresxWomandla and/or cc me @sam_gqomo.

I’ll be creating a collage of all the women in South Africa coming together and celebrating womxn all over the globe.

Let’s go viral and take South Africa by storm

Watch the Trailer below, book your ticket and grab some popcorn!

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Acceptance is the meaning of my name

Acceptance is the meaning of my name

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I accept that I won’t always be in control of situations.

I accept things won’t always go my way.

I accept that there will be days when I am on a natural high and days I feel  completely under.

I accept the fact that sometimes I have to wait a little longer.

I accept and consent hard lessons I have to learn and endure.

I accept that I am not always right.

I accept myself,  flaws and all. Heck – I flaunt and flirt in my illusive perfection.

I accept my weight, nose and every crooked detail of my body I often wish to change.

I accept the fact that who I am today is already part of history and 10 years from now I will be someone completely different.

I accept and own every mistake I have ever made.

I accept and consent for people to come and go in my life in their due season.

I accept you for who you choose to be.

From my day of  birth, I was received and accepted, loved and adorned and that will be my life’s trajectory.

My name is Samkelwe which means acceptance, it took a while, but I accept who God has intended for me to be.

 

 

 

Women’s march in Washington DC

Women’s march in Washington DC

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This past Saturday saw more than 200 000 women sign up to march in support of Women’s rights and a kind of  counterinauguration after President Trump took office on Friday.

The internet has been buzzing with the best placards of women and children speaking their minds. Hillary Clinton tweeted in solidarity and said: “Thanks for standing, speaking & marching for our values . Important as ever. I truly believe we’re always Stronger Together.”

Now it’s time to gather friends, family and the community at large and continue to make history. The newest campaign to be launched soon is: 10 Actions for the first 100 Days. More updates to follow.

We will not be silenced.

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McKinsey & Company invites female students and experienced professionals to apply for the Next Generation Women Leaders Award 2017!

McKinsey & Company invites female students and experienced professionals to apply for the Next Generation Women Leaders Award 2017!

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Do you enjoy problem solving and creative thinking? Are you passionate about teamwork and leading others? Do you constantly seek ways to maximize your potential? We are looking to get to know more women just like you!

If you are thinking “wow, this sounds like me!” we would like to invite you to apply for our Next Generation Women Leaders Award! This is your opportunity to learn more about McKinsey & Company and our people and to join an exceptional international network of talented women.

Winners will be awarded:

– 2,000 Euros (or equivalent in local currency) towards the cost of tuition, summer employment, volunteer work, research, an independent project/entrepreneurial venture, or anything else that the money will help you with

– Individual mentorship from McKinsey consultants

– Guaranteed invite to selected McKinsey events

All female students and experienced professionals with up to 6 years of experience from Europe, the Middle East and Africa are welcome to apply for the Next Generation Women Leaders Award 2017! Application deadline is March 6, 2017.

For more information about the award and to apply visit: https://next-generation-women.mckinsey.com/

 

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Viola Davis on Meryl Streep

Viola Davis on Meryl Streep

I have never seen or heard of a woman praising another so genuinely and truthfully. Wow, that was beautiful and so real. More of this in 2017!

Happy New Year everybody. This video sets the tone of how our year  should start and influence us on complimenting and honoring women more!

Also, I just love Viola. She’s melanin, mastery and matriarchal.

Cheers to a fresh start!

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