Q> Tell us a bit about yourself and how you reached your dreams
I’m passionate about the field of reading & influencing people(in positive, ethical ways). I get great fulfillment by engaging with audiences and helping them reach their dreams by becoming the most influential version of themselves. There are many personal dreams I can tick off my bucket list, and many more I’m still working towards. I’m extremely grateful that my passion has become a career which has taken me to over 20 countries around the world, and allowed me to meet with some of the most interesting people on the planet. My background is as a mentalist, and I’ve grown to become a best-selling author,global speaker and founder of the Influence Institute.
Q> What is your motto in life?
Our effectiveness in life is directly proportional to our influence ability.
Q> Describe yourself in 3 words:
Passionate; Teachable; Curious
Q> How do you conquer fears?
I’ve experienced many fearful moments throughout my career – my first time on stage; first time on radio; first time on LIVE television; and soon. I still get nervous every time I get on stage. Each time I’ve had to train the little voice in my head to interpret my emotions in a positive way. In other words, I’ve learnt that if I can’t get the butterflies to fly away, I can at least train them to fly in formation.
Q > What has been your biggest risk you have ever taken?
Selling all my businesses and deciding to become a full time presenter. And jumping off a bridge with elastic tied to my feet… I won’t do that again.
Q> What is the best advice you have ever been given, and who gave it to you?
I’ve been given some real gems throughout the years, and the most recent advice that resonated with me is to ‘stop living in a world that does not exist’. When we’re constantly contemplating the past or thinking about the future, we’re not living in the present, which is the only place life exists.We’re always so busy planning to live that we forget to live.
Q> What is your take on property investments?
I think it’s wise to have property in your portfolio of investments.
Q> Do you own any property?
I bought a new apartment this year in the heart of Sandton, which I’m extremely proud of.
Q> Where would your dream home be located?
In close proximity to my family, outdoor activities and buzzing city life!
Q> Which room in your home is most important and why?
My bedroom. I have daily rituals that include meditating first thing when I wake up and reading before I go to sleep. All this happens in my bedroom. It’s also a sanctuary where I often rest and get lost in thought.
Q> Any exciting new future plans on the horizon?
I don’t often get to host events that are available to the public,so I’m extremely excited about my #EveryBodyLanguage events from 10 – 12 August in Johannesburg! It’s a fantastic opportunity for me to connect with fans over a luxurious three-course meal, while I also demonstrate some mind-blowing mentalist feats in between courses. I’ll also be revealing the hidden secrets of body language and teaching everyone how to apply it in their lives and business to become more influential and effective with people!