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21 Messages Our Podcast Guests Would Give To Their Younger Selves

21 Messages Our Podcast Guests Would Give To Their Younger Selves

21 Messages Our Podcast Guests Would Give To Their Younger Selves

One of the signature questions on She Brigade, the Podcast is when I ask the guests that come onto the show, ‘If you could go back in time and give a message to your younger self, what would you say to her?’  


In today’s blog post we’ve compiled a few of the lessons and messages from some of the women who have come onto the podcast and shared their stories. If you’re looking for any inspiration to get you through your day:

It’s okay to not have control. You don’t have to have everything figured out. Life will happen, life will figure itself out and there’s a time for everything.

Aurelia Nxumalo, Advocate and Media Entrepreneur 


“Easy going girl. Appreciate yourself. You’re doing great. Just enjoy it. Enjoy the sun.”

Phemelo Segoe, Wellness Coach & Entrepreneur


“You need to experience everything, even if it’s difficult. Even if it’s painful. Everything is there for you to learn a lesson. I think your pains or your challenges really make you who you are”

Mathebe Molise, Founder of Beauty on Tapp 


“You are sufficient. Just as you are, you’re enough.”

– Kgomotso Mosiane, Brand Manager of SmashBox & Clinique


“Confidence is a muscle.”

– Amonge Sinxoto, Social Entreprenuer & Activist


“You are loved. You are one of a kind. You are going to make such a big impact one day. You are special. You are magic.”

– Lebohang Masango, Anthropologist, Poet & Author


“Never let anyone define you. You define yourself on your own terms, from your success, to what you’re building.”

– Ayanda Vana, Lawyer & COO of Khula App


“Nobody can tell you who you are and what your place is in this world. People may define you based on the filters in their mind that they use to view you but only you know who you truly are”

Lucy Nkosi, Art Director of Forbes Africa


“Be more confident. Confidence isnpires more confidence in others, in you.”

– Vuyi Zondi, Founder of Corium Skincare


“Have more fun. Have a lot more fun. Don’t take yourself so seriously and take care of yourself. It’s not selfish to put yourself first.”

Motshidisi Mohono, Award Winning Sports Broadcaster


“There is so much in store for you. Your influence is beyond the titles that you want and the titles that you think are for you. You’re going to encounter a lot of chalenges but the one thing i need you to know is that with every challenge, don’t look at it as a challenge but rather look at it as what do i need to learn at this point or where is this going to take me. ”

Luyanda Duma, HR Professional and Founder of Stripped by Luyanda


“It will all work out. Follow that inner voice, follow that God-nudge.”

Olwethu Leshabane, Media Entrepreneur


“Grown ups aren’t always right. Just believe. The promises that god has placed in your heart are there for a reason and they’re real. Everything that you’re imagining is real and it can happen so don’t let what other people say, keep you from living out the promises that are in your heart. Don’t let other people’s experiences deter you from walking your own journey.”

– Sive Mfenyana, Commercial Pilot


“It’s okay if people don’t understand your vision right from the get-go .”

Amanda Kandawire-Khoza, Pilot, Digital Entrepreneur & Art Illustrator


“There is always soemthing to say and it’s valid. Your being here and your existence, is worthy. ”

– Zulaikha Patel, Social Justice Activist & Author


“Just believe in yourself. Have confidence, that alone will open all the doors in this life for you. You as you are, are enough.”

– Caron Williams, Founder of The Throne Agency


“Focus. Focus. Focus. Keep on focusing. Keep the main thing, the main thing.”

– Keamogetswe Matsho, Former CEO of Aqua Air Africa


“Stop being too hard on yourself”

– Faith Makhubele, Activist & Medical Student


“It’s okay. You are safe. You don’t walk alone. It’s okay, it’s going to work out.”

Shiela Yabo, Business Strategist, Venture Builder & Angel Investor


“Learn to let go of things. Learn to get help. It’s okay if you don’t know things. You don’t have to be the one to figure it out. Get help. even if its’ not a mentor. Handing over a bit of work to someone else. Calling up a friend to help you. Don’t go through it alone.”

Kopano Shimange, Digital Creator & Founder of Club She Is 


Let us know in the comments what message you would give to your younger self, or simply comment which of these is your favorite.


  • Ayanda Being
    Posted at 14:04h, 16 June Reply

    In one way or the other all these speak to our confidence and I really wish that we keep these close to our hearts for the times self doubt kick in.

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