My Background

I am a freelancer and entrepreneur who is task-oriented, pay attention to details and a team-worker. I'm also an avid investor in small ideas, keen reader and social activist who is enthusiastic in finding new opportunities by combining creative and analytical skills. I'm also a strategist who is systematic in approaching challenges. I grew up around farming communities, urban townships, mining towns and city metropolis within the various provinces in South Africa. This exposure lead me to be interested in human interaction and to appreciate what the human mind is capable of achieving. Through my vast interaction with different people, I managed to increasing my personal network. It became clear at an early stage of my life with the ability to spot opportunities which made me by nature, to become a social enterprenuer.....

Social Entrepreneur:
noun
  1. defined as a person who establishes an enterprise with the aim of solving social problems or effecting social change.

As an individual with a positive outlook towards my challenges, I've embarked on the most interesting journeys in my life which I intend on documenting. These are the glimpse of my trials and tribulations because I believe that: "You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are...".. I was once told that: "If you don't have enough money then you haven't helped enough people yet". The road to riches is paved with acquisition of specific knowledge.

Favorite Quote:

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

My Work Experience:
Technician | Draughtsman | Project Manager

Previous Position(s)

Executive Director | Dihlakanyane Trading (Pty) Ltd. t/a Instructor Labs
Tshwane, South Africa | February 2012 - April 2016
Director of Operations | Dithokeng Cleaning Services cc
Tshwane, South Africa | August 2006 - December 2007
Managing Director | Keyamo Management Solutions (Pty) Ltd. t/a Keyamo Technologies
Johannesburg, South Africa | April 2003 - November 2016
Design Draughtsman | Mamphake Office Supplies cc t/a Mamphake Designs
Rayton, South Africa | July 1999 - February 2017


Current Position(s)

Property Consultant | Mamphake Mabule t/a Documan Consulting
Rayton, South Africa | 2012 - present


Freelancer & Entreprenuer
My Education and Skill(s):
  • Management:
  • I am a Project manager with Financial, Production and Marketing skills who is operating within the building and construction environment using BIM, Microsoft Office & Project, ACCPAC & Pastel (SAGE) Accounting softwares, Open Workbench including working on Building automation systems. I studied BCom:Management; and a Programme:Financial Management at UNISA - I evaluate and prepare bids and specifications while assisting clients in the approval processes. I also prepare reports including project costing/estimates and statistical calculations. I also supervise and monitor production in-house and on-site while training personnel in the use and correct installation of products. I plan and allocate work using work orders and production schedules. I market products, liaise with customer while developing new and improving existing range of products and services.
  • Technical:
  • I am a draughtsman and technician with Mechanical, Electrical and Piping skills who operating within the building and construction industry using AutoCAD, SketchUp Pro, CoralDraw, SQL Database Design including software programming in GCode, HTML, Visual Basic, Python, and Javascript. I studied course(s) in Architectural Draughting and AutoCAD at Inscape College; Mechanical Drawing and Design at Tshwane South TVET College; and NDip:Electrical Engineering at Tshwane University of Technology. I prepare and present project documentation, including producing and interpreting CAD/CAM detail drawings according to SANS 10400, SABS 0432, SABS 044, SABS 0144, BS 1553, BS 1635 and BS 3939, SANS 204 and SABS 048. I also fabricate, install, test/repair/modify and maintain electrical and mechanical systems according to SANS 10142, SANS 10198, SANS 10292, SANS 10108, SANS 60079, SANS 61241, SANS 10123 and including the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • My passion is finding sustainable and cost-saving solutions while being energy efficient.......

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

That Five Year Plan | Entrepreneur



Where do you see yourself in five years? Will you be a workaholic in the cities of Gauteng, living the simple life in the heartland of Mpumalanga or will you be a successful entrepreneur with a successful business? If you are reading this article, I am guessing your answer is the latter. While trendy strategies come and go, there is no substitute for classic goal setting. Here are a few experiences to propel yourself to succeed.

1. Review your goals every day.

Goal setting is like getting on the scale -- you’ll see greater success if you do it every morning. As entrepreneurs, dreaming big is standard practice. The distinguishing factor between the big dreamers and the big doers is that the doers take action.

“Sometimes our biggest life goals seem so overwhelming. We rarely see them as a series of small, achievable tasks,” writes Jack Canfield in his book, The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.“But in reality, breaking down a large goal into smaller tasks -- and accomplishing them one at a time -- is exactly how any big goal gets achieved.”

Behavior science expert and writer James Clear calls these smaller goals “systems.” “If you’re a coach,” he explains, “your goal is to win a championship. Your system is what your team does at practice each day. If you’re an entrepreneur, your goal is to build a successful business. Your system is your sales and marketing process.” Clear finds his success in focusing on the systems while keeping the larger goal in mind.

2. Evaluate your goals regularly.

Goal setting is a process of discovery as much as it is a way to get the job done. As you monitor your goals, ask yourself: Does this goal matter?

“Being a leader means finding the path,” explains author Kevin Hall in his book, Aspire: Discovering Your Purpose through the Power of Words. “But before you can help someone else find their path, you must know yours.”

By evaluating your goals regularly, you can make sure to focus on what’s important to you. For example, if your goal is to run 5 Kms a day but you’re starting to have knee problems, then you may ask yourself if your goal is really to run (as an end in itself) or to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. This kind of flexibility will get you what you really want -- and may save you from having surgery down the road.

3. Zig zag your way to the top.

While the idea of racing toward your goals at breakneck speed is seductive, there are unexpected obstacles that inevitably complicate any business. “The road to success is never a straight line,” writes Rich Christiansen in The Zig Zag Principle. “The diversions and detours I had often found so frustrating had actually created more stable and solid businesses. On the other hand -- and without exception --each time I had raced directly at a target with high velocity, I had failed.”

Zigzagging requires you to be nimble and flexible and to take advantage of multiple opportunities. When a challenge comes along, consider your goal and whether it would be best to forge directly ahead or to pivot toward a different, short-term goal. It may not be the straightest path, but being adaptable is the clearest path to success.

Some of the most successful entrepreneurs I know, have achieved their success in part by practicing disciplined goal setting. By breaking down your long-term goals into smaller daily tasks, evaluating your goals regularly and being adaptable, you too will enjoy the benefits of your efforts.......

Mamphake Mabule
c. 2016, Mabule Business Holdings

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Your Rewards | Entrepreneur


Planning. Staying Focus and Working Hard Pays-Off....
As an entrepreneur, The three things I learned to do to be happy in life. The things no one else likes to do. The things that frighten everyone else. The things others can’t do for you. The things that make you question how much longer you can hold on and push forward. It is those things that define you. Those are the things that make the difference between existing and living – between knowing the path and walking the path – between a life of mediocrity and a life filled with happiness and success.

Of course, the hard things are often the easiest things to avoid. To procrastinate. To make excuses. To pretend like they somehow don’t apply to you and your life situation. But reality always rears its head in the end and the truth about how ordinary people achieve immense happiness and incredible feats of success is that they step out of their comfort zones and do the hard things that their more educated, affluent and qualified counterparts don’t have the courage, drive or determination to do.

In my experience, I start by taking small chances every day. – It’s the best way to face any problem, crush every fear and overcome life’s greatest challenges. And you get just about as many chances in life as you’re willing to take. So never let your fear decide your future. Take small chances every day, one step at a time. Some will work out and some won’t. But good choices or bad, if you never take these chances, someone else will build your life for you. And you don’t want that.

A beautiful life is about spending your time passionately, being happy with who you are inside, and not worrying about everyone’s judgments. If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for everyone’s approval. You don’t need anyone’s approval to be happy or to follow your heart. Your life is about breaking your own limits and outgrowing yourself to live YOUR best life. You are not in competition with anyone else; plan to outdo your past, not other people.

You need to invest in yourself even when no one else is. – Truth be told, there are only a few people in this world who will stay 100% true to you, and YOU should be one of them. Prioritize your own needs into your daily to-do’s. Invest in your education, health and happiness every single day. Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside to everyone else. Do not ask others or the universe to guide your footsteps if you’re not willing to move your feet. If you really want it, prove it! Happiness will come to you when it comes from you. Success will be yours when you take responsibility for making your goals a top priority. Love is a verb. Act on it. Put your heart into goals that move you.

You need to make mistakes and look like a fool sometimes. – Quite often, successful people act the happiest in order to overcome the most. Sometimes you have to lose something precious in order to gain something priceless. Never regret your past mistakes and failures, because they have given you strength. The one who falls and gets up is much stronger than the one who never fell. The story of your life has many chapters. One bad chapter doesn’t mean it’s the end. So stop re-reading the bad one already and turn the page. Accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what could be. Remember, life does not have to be anywhere near perfect to be wonderful in the end.

You need to refrain from feeling sorry for yourself. – To those who are struggling, I understand how rough things are right now. I just want to let you know that things will get better, I promise. Keep pushing forward. I know you feel like nobody really cares, but you’re wrong. People care. I care, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this. You’re not alone. We may be a distance apart, but we’re all going through similar challenges. Realize that self-pity is not helpful. Life is not about feeling sorry for yourself. It’s about forgiveness, acceptance and looking forward to what makes you stronger and better off in the long run.

Lastly, You need to deliver results, even when making excuses is easier. – NO shortcuts. NO quick fixes. NO blaming others. NO “I’ll do it tomorrows.” NO MORE EXCUSES! Just get started. Quit talking and begin doing! Laziness may appear attractive, but work leads to happiness....

Mamphake Mabule
c. 2016, Mabule Business Holdings

Out-of-the-Box Thinking | Innovation

"I've got a problem!" What unpleasant thoughts those words bring to mind. Perhaps they recall the mental distress of some personal dilemma, of not being able to decide which way to turn or what to do next. Or perhaps they remind you of the frustration that makes you grind your teeth and chew the paint off your pencil as you grope for the solution to a tough question on a test in school but Problem solving is not just a hit-or-miss process.




Stirling Council for example, had a problem: The A811 road between Stirling and Loch Lomond, Scotland, was overrun with speeding drivers breaking the 30 mph limit on the stretch of tarmac around Arnprior, a small village. Solution: Rather than straight, even lines demarcating the direction of traffic, residents and drivers on the A811 were greeted by wiggly white lines that veered from side to side. The wavy markings weren't a mistake — they were deliberately painted that way in an attempt to slow down speeders.
A few years ago a friend gave me a seemingly simple problem."You have a checkerboard", he said, "from which two diagonally opposite corners have been removed. You also have thirty-one dominoes, each of which can cover tow squares of the checkerboard. Can the dominoes be arranged so that they cover all sixty-two squares of the checkerboard? If so, how? If not, why not?"

There are four distinct stages when solving a problem: First stage is preparation - You go over the elements of the problem and study their relationships. Read the problem over, several times if you like, to be sure you understand exactly what is being asked. In solving problems, a self-assured attitude is half the battle. Second stage is Incubation - Unless you've been able to solve the problem quickly, you sleep on it. You may be frustrated at this stage because you haven't been able to find an answer and don't see how you're possibly going to. Third stage is Inspiration - You feel a spark of excitement as a solution (or a possible path to one) suddenly appears. If you look closely, you can often gather important clues from the problem's surroundings. The last an stage is verification - You check the solution to see if it really works and repeat the stages if necessary. Don't accept unnecessary limitations. 

Problems of that kind sometimes are a whole lot of fun but present an opportunity for some out-of-the-box solutions...These are the problems that are sometimes require deliberate calculations which stretches your mind, enlarge your understanding, strengthen your thought processes, and maybe-if they are particularly devilish-even trick you into stumbling down a dead-end in order to see whether you can find your way out of it.

Mamphake Mabule
c. 2016, Mabule Business Holdings

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Tsholo's Cakeoff | Campaign

 

I love fruit cakes, the old-fashioned kind, and always have. When I was running my cafe, I use to bake from traditional recipes. I always had been a fruit cake fan, traditional at the time, and that's the reason why I have develop a special taste for those cakes. I use to watch pastry chefs baking a layers weeks ahead of events, wrapped them in cheesecloth, and doused them lightly every week with whiskey. When the time came to ice the cake. 

 

Tsholo Msimango, is a one-woman operation, "The Queen of Pastry," As I like to call her and she gave me her recipe soon after the Lancewood Cakeoff competition opened for entry. Listening to her as she detailed the instructions made my mouth water, and I couldn't wait to try it. It is a fruit cake jam-packed with mango, strawberry, and pineapple. this cheesecake would be splendid for a birthday cake, is easy to make, and keeps well in the refrigerator for several weeks.

She has pride herself on her skill as a young upcoming pastry chef, and I'm extremely proud of her achievements. Get the recipe on the link below and cast your vote. I have already cast mine in support of this young talent.......

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