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Thembisa author set to release another book

“In the upcoming book, readers can expect a better understanding of unemployment and its impact on communities."

Siyabonga Mthembu, from Thembisa, gained a passion for writing after he read a book titled Speedwealth by T Harv Eka in 2016.

The book promised that if he read it and implemented the principles, he would become a millionaire in three years or less.

He took the challenge and read the book from cover to cover in one day. After reading it, he was motivated to start a business with a partner.

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Following the guidelines in the book, the duo sold memberships for R200 per person. After operating for eight months, they had sold over 6 000 memberships across SA, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland.

The two made over R1.2m from reading a book.

He said the sad part was that he and his partner had learnt how to make money but not how to invest it.

“As we made money we were also losing a lot of it. We did not have systems in the business to help manage the money we were making,” he said.

After a few months, Mthembu resigned from the business for personal reasons to focus on other business ventures.

“My heart was sore because of our lack of management of the funds in the business.”

Mthembu started researching to understand what went wrong.

“During the research, I noticed that most people would benefit from the research I put together, so I decided to publish my work in a book titled Starting A Business and Closing Sales to help anyone who wants to get started on entrepreneurship and grow their sales,” he said.

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Mthembu has since published two books, with his second titled Affirmations For Manifest.

He is now gearing up to launch his third book, Rising From Unemployment: Unlocking The Path To Abundance, in September.

Mthembu shared insights into what readers can expect from his third installation.

“In the upcoming book, readers can expect a better understanding of unemployment and its impact on communities.

“It also dwells on strategies to overcome unemployment, practical strategies to become employable, and how to cope after a job loss.

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“Financial management during unemployment, networking skills as part of job hunting, adapting to change, and the power of working together in communities are key elements and vital notes the readers can expect from the book.

“Winners win because they do it with or without anyone’s approval. Do what you must do to become who you want to be,” he said.


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