What is your background like?
I am originally from South Africa and moved to the UK in 2008. We have two children, 9 and 11 years old, and I grew up a Pastor’s daughter. That in itself was a challenge. Everyone expects you to behave in a certain way, not understanding that you are just another human being, and you make mistakes. I lost my brother when I was fifteen years old, and that was a massive blow for me. It took me about ten years to come to terms with that, and when I did, my whole life unravelled in the process.
Do you miss South Africa?
With everything that has happened with Covid-19, I decided that as soon as we can fly again, we are going back. I spoke to my girls, and they agree, they want to go back. I contracted Covid-19 and was very sick while my husband was in South Africa, and I was alone with the kids. I thought, if I die, what will happen to my children? There is no family here. This made me think that this is not the way to live–we need to be where we have a support base.
Choose a superpower, and why?
Time travel. I would go back in time and change certain things. My mom and dad imparted immense wisdom into me as a rebellious teenager and young adult–I didn’t want to listen. But everything they have taught me over the years has been reiterated by my current mentor. I wish I had just listened to my mom and dad. If I could travel back, I would start implementing what my parents taught me at a young age. I believe I would be so much further than I am now.
I always wanted to be my own boss and never work for someone else.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Funnily enough, I phoned my parents this morning and asked them the same question, and they both said, “You wanted to be your own boss.” And that is exactly what happened. I always wanted to be my own boss and never work for someone else. This is the first time I can say I am with a network company that is thriving.
What do you do for personal development?
I normally start my day with spiritual development–my devotional time, between God and me. I will also listen to motivational audio as well, while I’m busy getting ready. I will re-listen to that audio at night, but this time I will take notes on the important issues of that audio.I read a lot–books on leadership, network marketing, and parenting. With personal development, I believe you are going to become a better version of the person you were yesterday. I also have online time with my mentor.