#ThembaJayWriting decoded

Writing copy is the art, the science of being able to discern what word should go where and how just three words can carry a company’s slogan in the form of a tagline; think Nike—Just Do It!; Apple—ThinkDifferent; FNB—How Can We Help You?; Redefined Properties—We’re Not Landlords. We’re People. The ability comes from constant writing …

Confidence & Money: How much is enough?

You know, when you come from the bottom-of-the-bottom; when swimming against the tide becomes second nature and that, that, for many people ends up killing the desire to dream at all. Dream. It sounds fickle and ‘cute’, but, many of our beloved—and gifted—peers ekasi walk around believing they ain’t shit! That they aren’t worthy of …

#ThembaJayWriting—never on flight mode

My writing has always taken the route of documenting the things I see, go through and learn. So, it was difficult to not riff about my day—flight mode couldn’t even stop me. Anyway, the Saturday started lazily, with a brisk walk to emagwinyeni (you know those are a favourite, especially when made by a skillful …

The science of becoming better

I ran the other direction. As fast and furiously as I could manage. The place, I thought to myself, is not good for me. Certainly not conducive for my goals, and often, it doesn’t offer freedom for persons wanting to be their weird and best selves. As you know, almost nothing ever grows right from …

Looking inward in order to impact the world

The sky, as the clock stood at 12:20 AM, central African time, was somewhat navy. Beautifully dark. Crystal. And I should tell you that it had been so from the morning – without a trace of clouds. The feel of the wind was just a mixture of warm and cool. Warm enough to wear short-sleeved …