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 | Planner

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)

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


Freelancer & Entreprenuer
My Education and Skill(s):
  • Management:
  • I am an Enterpreneur with Financial, Production and Marketing management skills 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 in 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 Freelancer with Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical and Piping draughting skills 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 drawings and construction documentation, including producing and interpreting CAD/CAM detailed 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
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