Positivity resides in a place where negativity is born — Thurston Sebotsane. People are more inclined to self inflicted ’emotional’ punishment. We walk around with our lips sweeping the floor and feeling sorry for things we either can or cannot control. We mope and we whine. We sigh and hope that others have solutions to.. read more →


RESPECT IS THE WORD, Treat others well.. Respect by Aretha Franklin: “What you want Baby I got, What you need you know I got it, All I’m asking, Is for a little respect when you come home.” The dictionary defines respect as; “to show consideration for; treat courteously or kindly” In recent weeks South Africans.. read more →

Be your biggest fan

“Love yourself and live for what you believe in.” – Thurston Sebotsane. “Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there; they cause change. They motivate and inspire others to go in the right direction and they, along with everyone else, sacrifice to get there.“ Quote by John Kotter (Harvard.. read more →

Language and learning

I was watching an advertisement on television about a specific comapany. A gentleman, in a bar, is speaking about company products and how best they can serve all clients. In the background the bar attendant (or should I say mixologist; for that is what they prefer to be called these days) is busy serving drinks… read more →

Manage obstacles

‘No problem can be bigger than your determination to succeed’ — Thurston Sebotsane A week before the launch of my tour on the 27th of September 2009; I got invited to a meeting in Sandton where I met Mr Collen Tshepiso Molefe who introduced himself as CEO of ‘Multimedia Communications’. He displayed excitement about THE.. read more →

Through faith

Hebrews 11: 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. I have written a lot about the mind and how we can all use it to our advantage. I have stressed the importance of positive thinking and I have also impressed upon the importance of visualisations  and affirmations… read more →

Package it and sell it

‘Once you know exactly what you want to do, Do it’ — Thurston Sebotsane   Some years ago a friend of mine (Mlungisi Mtshali) and I, visited the then CEO of iBurst, Mr. Thami Mtshali (Not related to my friend) at his office in Sandton. The idea was to seek advice on how to start a.. read more →


IDEAS ARE IN THE AIR Coming up with great ideas is simply not enough. It is very important to develop a culture of immersion and action. Doing something about the very ideas is key to success. Often we get struck by a good idea and we marvel and we go as far as considering a changed world.. read more →

Shackles of negativity

‘Shatter a person’s confidence and hope; You would have imprisoned the mind’ — Thurston Sebotsane [Two days ago I posted “LOOKING BACK” and I took an excerpt from my book; “Lessons from my tour”. I now figure that in order to paint a better picture I need to include a bit more from the chapter. This.. read more →


We live in an era where individualism is spoken of and known for its benefits and yet conformity is accepted and taught. Anyone who does not adhere to set societal ‘so called standards’ is shunned and ill spoken. There is generally no wiggle room for the square peg in a round hole. However our world.. read more →