The most respected philosophical thinker of all times call sacroties was qoutes saying : the real wisdom is knowing that’s I know nothing
So what’s about you , when you talk to people what’s do you talk about? Are you type of person who have all the answers and disagree to others or on the other hand you agree add always add? Today we will talk about this behavior
General knowledge is everywhere
People thinks they know because they listen to their friends ,to the news and read different types of blogs that’s ain’t written by professionals.
Take a covid case for instance everyone has a say ,but nothing seems to matter the only thing that’s matters is following regulations.
The approach of topics we talk about is taken lightly yet they affect us in our lives others influence their friends with wrong information and a youtuber tries to get add teaching a subject poorly or from a good source but failure to interpretation leads to get distorted data.
People thinks their smart cause their a bit older
Ever watch a parent argue with a smart kid until a mother or a dad promises a whipping if the child don’t stop asking such questions?
This may be question about god or law and so on and we as parents never agree that’s my child we don’t know but we believe is worth doing.
Or like my mother says we were born things like this and you not going to change them, you see for me we always argue about money and marriages on how expensive this things are and always thinks of a simpler cheaper way.
But the arguments becomes stronger from adults and a bit personal and intimidating cause they have been through it ,my main concern is losing all this money for one day worth it and go back to work and graph again?
They’re not curious enough
When you think you know ,then there is no room for improvement no open mindness and definitely no empathy.
But in order to have a shift you need to be curious about other things that’s seems like out of your reach and facts that’s can revolutionize your life avoid settling on old concepts and be adaptive of change.
You can act like you know but when time to perform comes you under deliver don’t be like that’s ,for myself I have admitted that’s I know so much and I leave the rest to other people I trust and who have my best interest at heart.
On contrary I can take more than I could and act like I know more than I do and remain in the same place for the rest of my life , & entertain unproductive debates and that’s a fake living.
No one see him/herself average
Riding a taxi I can join the debates and only to find no one wants their points to be challenged everyone wants validation and worse from total stranger.
You don’t want to be in this neediness of social acceptance live your own life and cultivate your own powerful ideas and take what’s other people rumble about in general sense with a grain of salts.
And stay away from information that’s won’t do you any good , no lesson or awareness to gain rather stay with your thoughts and eat from the best minds in the world thus you can fled from being another spec of dust opening their mouths speeding corona .
They base their knowledge on assumptions and hear about than reliable source
News on tv and radio can be misleading due to the political play in place and monetary benefit to the broadcaster and the fact that’s this institutions can be government owned say something else.
Yet people still stand by tabloids negativity and terrible news that’s aint newsworthy and tv propaganda and once a person finds himself right once assumes that’s he is genius.
Since average person doesn’t read books except textbooks for formal education and that’s is scemed through for marks ,you cannot take what’s people say to heart and use it to guide your life.
As a person who wants to be better than average you must make a conscious choice on your consumption of data ,don’t diminish people’s views upright but don’t digest it quickly luckily we have sites like qoura and digest with great information unlike
Facebook Qoura has substance people go there to answer people’s curiosity and lack of answers yet twitter and Facebook are just chat for fun and amusement you rarely get good insights unless you follow the right people.
Thanks for checking this blog out ,I know I haven’t been posting much lately my apologies. But I like being missed I notice the response is high when I have been gone. But it’s not just that’s I found a new job and as of writing this im at work anything I can do to balance things and not lose connection with you.
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We think we are brands Actually we are not at least not most of us. We are living in a society that’s promote the personal brand which contradicts with who we really are. You see if you can base your so called brand into your actual living than that will be ok.
But if you have to put some ad on to fool strangers online then you are doing yourself a disservice cause you self sabotaging yourself claiming to be something you are not and that’s will take a toll on you ,the stress you will have will be linked to this fake life of yours . While you will be making money in real life hard work where you will drag mornings and complicated work politics .
You won’t see its not worth it to take that’s money and buy fancy phone and clothes to have more followers on social media especially when you don’t even have a talent or skill you are promoting just your looks or clothes you printed and try to sell it online. If you take time and do the math, see if you are losing or winning you will see whether to continue or stop making full of yourself.
Now I’m not totally bashing social media, but you need to study the platform you are using and if you happen to make money at least after 1-3 years then you might on to something. You need to understand if your online presence differ more than your reality, you might suffer online trawlers who call you scammer or fake model, and to girls social media might really be dangerous since you guys like to expose your body for the same reasons .
Now there’s a whole industry based on Twitter where woman monetize their nude content,I wouldn’t recommend this strategy of making a living to a person who reads our blog . Self love and sexiness cannot be contradicted and things you learn about body sexiness and woman power has nothing to do with exposing your body online .
The question you should ask yourself why am I doing this? If is needing money then get a job ,if you want a partner go out more and let go of this twerking stuff.
The hook ups are an industry but their risky because you might end up being a victim of human trafficking. And you might have a problem when you want to start a life of a motherhood and wife because past will reach out and try to ruin anything. For example I had to say no to one of my ex who asked for my private part picture since I had a aspiring music artist ,imagine having that’s out there when I make it eventually .
Social media make us miss the moment and our real background, a post that’s I saw once saying know your home situation and get out of instagram. Now say your house is falling can you take a picture in that’s? No you will be busy trying to fix it. This also apply to not enjoying a meal and get together since phones dictates the event ,if you can try with your friends and leave the phone’s and bring real camera you might experience this times better and the best memories are kept in our minds you don’t need a phone to do that’s.
How you deal with problems? I use to have a habit of posting everything even things I delete after I get back to my senses. Now I invest time and reread what’s I post and how it may diminish the person I may be attacking and maybe I cannot take back. The maturity will be when you really remove your life from social media , what’s I normally do now I go on face book and post links of my music and this blogs rather than engage in funny topics that are there and harmful language .
The social peer pressure we are getting is too much event the funeral are way expensive because some of this humble events are now recorded and people find wearing all black cool ,while the family is mourning. The goal of this article today, if for you to separate your life from social media even though like the future is going there, but it’s not look for other value out of it. The only thing you can try online is selling and really make money there if not there is no point, even positive quotes has lost it meaning because its comes from the book you might never read because you read posts.
Thanks I hope I have opened your eyes a bit today, becareful the most dangerous thing on social media is bad influences and repetition the habits of logging in and out and in and out every second. People swear there and others try to act like their smart, while others copy and paste jokes, don’t fall for it. LnM , please like our page on face book as ULwaz No Makhula.
We go through life and even die without really figuring certain things about our existence andwhat’s happens around us. So today we going to lookdeep and not solving these puzzles but thinking about them might put you at ease that’s we sometimes struggle with same things and fates. Without further due let get down to it.
What’s a dream really represent
Apart from people analyzing your dreams the main question is how they get to your mind in the 1st place. There is no scientist or physiologist who has answered this questions and even people doing brain studies lacks meaningful understanding of dreams. Average people says it’s the events from your past life and we could argue that’s as well that’s if we had past its really wiped in our brains and DNA because we have to see it on our sleep where we cannot make sense of it.
And the fact that’s we have past life seems like Jesus story no offence but since Jesus is from haven is the only person who can be regarded having second life here on earth but we not going to stick to that’s story because its favor one religion. So enlighten me in the comment section below if you have a better understanding of dreams.
Lastly there is a subconscious perspective of this, like saying dreams are your deep thoughts manifesting or maybe it’s a Dejavu but even Dejavu itself is counterintuitive because we can’t trust it either cause people around you during it don’t have a same resemblance of that’s moment, to them it’s a new scene and they cannot back your theory that’s maybe we were once here in an unknown past.
Where exactly do we go when we die?
There is a scientific explanation that’s seems concrete in its explanation ,according to science we are just bodies and mind once we die the body rots and get eaten by worms while the mind switches off for good ,I have never heard the science society talking much about the spirit and soul.
And there is religious explanation which is heaven and hell apart from your body dying, they believe one day you will wake up and resume to life especially if you attend church. In the mean time while you dead you will be waiting in heaven or hell or you will be staying with your ancestors meaning your family that’s is already dead ,once you die you going to join them as well.
But earth been around for many centuries and decades there are man-made fictions that’s has became a fact by now and other has become more of business that’s the reasons behind its existence. Our conclusion come down to we still don’t know where we are going when we die and the ghost part is worse no one really come back from dearth unless they weren’t dead in the 1st place but we open to your comments and your point of view.
Why feeling are more powerful than rational thinking
The way human being is made or born its animal like and we can all agree to that’s but we are given more senses than other species like reasoning ,anticipation ,feelings that’s we can explain others that’s we can’t . We know from a certain study that’s a person has 26 emotions that’s include crying ,laughing ,sadness ,shy ,humor ,anger ,envy ,scared and so on. But we not are going to look at all of this we going to look at those that’s affect us the most Gut feeling instead of Logical thinking.
They both work in different circumstances but the problem once you follow the feeling while knowing the facts you taking a risk you going to regret because you saw. In the other hand you can choose gut feeling and trust and most relationships are built on those feelings but once you get betrayed because you didn’t want to admit that’s your girlfriend or a boyfriend was a loose cannon ,you will beat yourself to it as well. So why from all the choices we have to make in life we also have to deal with this two as well?
Why we cannot predict the future
This is not question of having money, tools and everything in life. You can put a kid in the best school in the world the odds of that’s kids success are high but it doesn’t mean that’s will happen precisely the way you pictured it. Its well known that’s after so much civilizations we are still lacking great estimates but due to growing to studies like statistics and so on ,there has been censuses around the world of babies and insurances that’s maybe needed to solve the upcoming boom of population and dearth rate ,but still our numbers cannot be accurate.
But the progress being made is powerful one, then going back to families and individuals we cannot predicts our partner’s next mood swing so we can act accordingly and that’s makes commitment really hard. If you knew where the next accident is going to take place you will make sure to not be there when that’s happens. In business the markets always changes and leaders needs to be ahead and constantly read to grow and adapt to change and fail to do that’s then your business suffers.
I liked what’s Mr. Bill Gates realized when answering some of the interview , he said ,he doesn’t see Microsoft company as a dynasty meaning his grand grand children may not be able to eat the directs fruits of that’s company. It’s a technology company and technology evolves very fast he knows if he can bet on it’s with all he’s eggs he may lose, he was very successful in the space but it’s not something like healthcare of leading pharmaceutical company that’s has antibiotics and biotic that’s people will always need is just programs that’s engineers has already replicated. Bill Gate type of future can be predicted unless if the company branches to the sectors of essentials like food shelter and transport.
Why we can never be content
Middle class person may act like he has made it in life because of cars, houses and money and satisfied and degrees but deep down he wishes for more. Monogamy has became a norm but we all know that’s not how evolution made us, we are now limit and stop ourselves from having multiple partners and claim to have a real feelings for one person , end up calling the other chemistry just a lust.
The mistresses are now more of a norm while other man has learnt self deprivation and call it self control. The truth is we are never content in anything, I saw a guy release a song while he was still having a great time with other recent release, and he was surprised seeing people not liking the new song and still entertain the old one his ego told him he was hot while that’s wasn’t the case it was just a moment he should’ve enjoyed it while its last and not interrupt it with another song.
Rich dudes keep the good habits that’s lead them to the lifestyle they have now claiming they enjoy what’s they do. I won’t argue with that’s but no matter how hard you work and push you are trying to be more than what’s you are today and I hope this is the only mystery I wish not to seize. In closing the contentment people fake lead to all sort of diseases namely obesity and depression because now you have became static in a certain part of your life ,we were not built to become like that’s .
The purpose of this Blog and its articles, it’s to help the readers become the better version of themselves. Thanks god we started this as ULwaz No Makhula, although I’m not making god a pedestal it’s just a metaphor no offence. So according to this title normal people thinks and acts the same way and you should get out of that’s trap. So in this piece I will explain what’s I mean in point form and I want to be blunt with you I rarely do research on this topics, mostly it’s my observations and the way I look at the world around me. This content is good for you if you are a professional ordinary person or ordinary, ordinary person .Our goal here is to help you guys become way well.
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They see the same business opportunities
The reason this article exist it’s because of this point only, but bear with me on other points as well because bonuses are usually life altering. The fact that’s us normal people cannot look ahead in the future is a misstep on its own ,we are lagging behind on this and we need to pick ourselves and start figuring what’s exactly might happen in the future in terms of the world of business. That’s way we will act accordingly. The only way to do this is through reading books about things that’s are still seems like myths and impossible to happen like artificial intelligence as well as Space travel ,Flying cars and so on. So that’s when those things manifests we will be in top of our game and be ahead to seize those opportunities.
Now today here in South Africa Level 4 Lockdown, open a new business that’s seemed to be dormant before, selling the face masks. The problem is people didn’t anticipate this moment. Mast were important from the beginning of this virus, but no one thought it’s would last for so long until it’s a mandatory thing for the whole country. Then the government announced and the doors flood open, and everyone in the city was trying to capitalize on this same thing.
I would like to appreciate the effort though from people in my country for taking that’s move and manage to compete with pharmacies on price. Earlier on myself I could but R40 mask it was too expensive, now it’s just a commodity I can get it for R10. Now this goes back to appreciating people to be creative and sew this, with that’s said most of the industries needs to be disrupted by a average person like you so the prices won’t sky rock, because you won’t only see the opportunity, but also the need to make everyday person to get that’s item, but leave it to big companies its will turn to a scarce and something for rich people only. On this point I can go forever if you can take anything here take the fact that’s you can start something from the scratch and make people realize they needed it and eventually its will become a need and you won’t have a hard time selling.
2. Social proof and you should be aware of it and avoid it
So I studies a book called influencing phycology which deals which knowing how people thinks and how you can influence them to comply in your needs. One of them is Social proof, as people if we see other people doing something, it’s easy for us to do it as well without really think about it logically. I will make two examples on this , one is Comedians from KwaMashu who were making a joke at Workshop Durban , they joined the cue one by one , and the last person came and ask ,what’s it’s this cue for?
And the guy at the end answered, I saw them standing and I stood as well, instead of that’s guy leaving he continue the cycle, that’s was social proof at steroids. By this point you should avoid thinking like most people, question the norm, I disagree that’s life is to the internet and money will be made there, but my friend has a great conviction about that’s.
I think money has been made here already, is there potential for more of Couse, but not like before. There are industries out of here that’s will never their intrinsic value , like agriculture and transport and there are more like manufacturing stuff .So instead of all of us coming here and taking those chances , we have a better chance at dealing with energy problem and revolutionize the world. Water seems to be the problem and you can see this is taken lightly but other companies overseas are going to capitalize on it. We are surrounded by water but maybe we can figure out a way to manipulate that’s see water into a drinkable liquid ,this assumption is not coming from a science background but like you and me I’m sure that’s thought has crossed your mind. The question is why there are no efforts towards that’s .Bills are no good trust me, they limit our potential with money, If government can encourage experiments like it’s did on technology, math’s and science.
3. We all think someone has already took an initiative to fix the community problem
If as a community we are minding our businesses all the time, and dismiss what we can does as society. Only pandemics will make us realize we need each other. In my township we all assume someone has called municipality to fix electricity. Now let’s look at it this way, how quick would the problem be fixed if 10 homes call one after another? Don’t you think it will be a matter of minutes?
Fixing a road, you can do it and don’t expect praise and let it be a bonus. I heard the stories that’s high achievers and high earning people has a different way of viewing things ,Average people asks why e.g. Motsepe isn’t fixing the road from the place he grew up in or where he lives? And the response from the public figure, by staying in that’s area they add value. I agree with that’s and really supports,, now can’t you add your own value but doing something about that’s road as well ?
This is the better way to look at it as well, the famous guy earns millions and pay more tax, then average person so he has played his part already.
4. They don’t understand the discipline concept and most of them thinks it’s something else.
When I was an average person, I thought discipline is respect. I don’t know why and that’s took time to get out of my head. In a simple short made definition. Discipline for me is doing something hard for a long whole without losing enthusiasm , for example reading ,gym ,learning a certain course , writing a book , being a certain professional . All those things needs discipline. Running a YouTube channel, blog or a Facebook page, I’m not say having those things and no content no I mean really use them every day. The only thing average people do well is their jobs because its pays their bills and they’re quick to settle on a position and stop growing. Unlike the C.E.O or boss of that’s company who learn something new every day.
So I encourage you to start doing something that’s will move you self-discipline forward and really boost your brain muscle. Don’t come across a term many times and not knowing its meaning like I use to , Don’t not understand people way of thinking , that’s will help you know yourself more. As I’m writing this I pay more attention into my mind,it’s always want me to make decisions and I always need to choose the good one 80% of the time or you will never see this articles if I let the wrong side of my brain take over, the problem its will always be there, all I have to do is beat it, 90% of the time.
It’s not easy,it’s hard but that’s life and there are a lot of things that’s I still need to overcome once I do, I will come back and brag, so that’s why I need to deal with them as soon as I can. So I challenge you to comment below with things you have overcame in your life. I want to stress something here while I’m in this point, don’t be strong in one angle of your life try to balance everything. I see people who are fit but they’re broke ,they don’t take care of their money habits , you need to work on that’s as well . Others are rich and their relationships crumble and others are social media junkies like I use to still am a bit, but I’m slowly moving away cause I know what’s I want with my life
5. Because they have excuses and blame to protect themselves with
There’s a little boy here at home called Mnqobi , he has excuses and blame others for almost anything .So this is a great skill of selling ,he sells us wrong things thought he is a good manipulator and I will try to play my part to teach him responsibility and accountability. See I believe my grandmother and my mother groomed us well because now me and my brother we are able to admit to things and deal with consequences.
This got to me when I was young as a boy I was scared of belt hitting from my parents. They sometimes forgive you if you speak the truth, rarely they hit you, that’s way along the way I knew truth can set you free. So making excuses to avoid tasks or want those responsibilities is bad, kid or not it’s worse if you are an adult and you don’t take your loses like a man or a woman.
I can call it a crime, if you always, get away with your mistakes by attributing them to being other people’s deeds or they gave you wrong information or if they told me to wait. Once we all take responsibilities for our actions and inactions we will be better of. Because the day you realize that’s you are in this life alone, you will know that’s really your life is yours. You can die alongside with 10 people in a car accident but a person that’s will still matter the most to you is?
Well I was getting ready to get to bed when I started this article ,but because I don’t have any schedule ,once its hit me ,I get down to it. And I need average of 5 aticles per week to last the following week. No last minutes here so I hope you got something out of this.
As of writing this, I recently does what I have always does after sometime,deleting contacts on my phone that’s no longer useful. I am a music producer and lot of things within music which sometimes needs audience on Social media but when removing contact’s linked with my whatsapp I realized that’s my whatsapp is liability every morning I have a newmessage from people asking for something to me .a song , a free beat or an advice about music which lead to me opening thing blog ,instead of people consuming my time one by one ,I rather dedicate time and write articles and there is a book by ULwaz No Makhula on Amazon called Music Insider that’s has all the contact’s you will need as a musician. With all that’s said I recommend a book called Deep Work on this topic , without waste of time let’s get to today’s topic.
Life is made out of minites and seconds , the time you misuse is giving your life away.
1. So that’s you will live life worth living
If you can pay attention, to what’s you do the moment you wake up to the time you sleep, you will see where your life is going. I want us to be realistic here say you have a car and what’s you do is helping people and at the end of the day you have nothing to show for it do you think that’s is good living? Or say you wake up wash your face and go straight to hang out in the store with other guys is that’s worth doing? If you are attacked by this and you wish to respond be my guest but I doubt we will find a common ground. The goal of this articles is to open your eyes and have some cause you living for as going to work year after year is much better but if it’s not backed by a bigger cause you might be drifting through life and you will die to oblivious even to the most people in your life and I will suggest you avoid that’s by all mean. If you are an artist going to record every day and do beats non-stop can be exciting and really time consuming but when all said and done does it help the well living of your bottom line?
2.To see if you not spending most of your day in daily choirs and your life is static, not improving.
For a person who is serious about life, my goal is to escape all the menial tasks at home and hire a person to those for me. Others can afford to do this but yet they know if someone do their dishes and clean their house will open a gab in their schedule and they don’t want to face that’s ,while others think it’s the kids job and not to be awkward kids needs to learn this things cause they are basic in life ,cooking and all but the hard things should be what’s we instill to ourselves and our kids ,that’s reading books of personal development and biographies of great successful people as well as focus on our relationships ,that’s if you are married have time for your spouse intentionally and get out of the noise of daily tasks that’s surely will be worthwhile. Learn and teach about money which is really a challenging subject and a unique thing to deal with but if you can master that’s part all will seems to be running smooth. And your time alone focus on something, it may be hobby or something you feel may make a difference in your community or world. I know you may said let me see what’s this guy says and your life doesn’t go this lines and maybe you already have a worker but I’m sure somewhere you need to clean up and get your life in order.
3. So your will know that’s if you die today, you gave it your best.
As human beings all the worried that’s we have dearth seems to come on top, yet we seems to forget about it when we look at our priorities. I have some business where I have customers and I know more about what’s going on in the service I’m providing then then do from previous experience, because they don’t know some minor challenges is a huge issue with them so you too, you can say but during my day I’m serving people and they complain and all of that’s, the complaints may be valid but you know what’s you need to fix now or 1st that’s even if you die now your family can inherit viable business. So with all the above analogies take action that’s once done will open many possibilities for you , for me was watching certain channels on YouTube they really change my life and I would know who I am if I didn’t stubble on those ,then those channels introduced me to books and book 10x everything as I saw books are hard and you need to develop the habit in order to read and understand them , I took the route of audiobooks ,I still read books cause is the number one way to acquire information and since audiobooks are passive you can miss most important things.
4 To be a better organized person.
So since I lost my job in 2017, its opened me to the other part of life that’s seemed real and tough which if I didn’t lose my work I would’ve thought life is easy and poor people are lazy, loosing that’s job I got another one eventually its didn’t pay as good but still I was arrogant bragging that’s how come people don’t get jobs I just got another one. See my uncle tried to explain to me the privileges I have but I couldn’t understand until I lost that’s job again and realized I wasn’t good at it. Humility grew on me and I started to feel for people who are not doing well in life as I was now a bit in their shoes ,luckily for me I got curious and learnt this new mindset I’m suggesting here, getting back to the point because of the knowledge I have acquired and habits I have instilled in myself the last to jobs I worked in not even once I was late ,why was that’s I became organized as I started to take my day seriously ,automatically I respected my boss ,I even got a job where I wasn’t supervised and that’s compelled me to perform way better so when they barge on me I was on track and it’s all work well for me till I decided to leave and if you don’t plan your life in daily dose many distractions will come your way you might not write everything you need to do but the one thing that’s you must do every day should be in your head ,saying if every day I did this one hard thing that’s is out of my comfort zone than my day will be worth it ,this suggests even if you don’t know how you going to get paid from this ,doing it and knowing maybe that’s there is a market for it its what’s matters and do that’s for a long whole. We are human one day missed because of the emergency is fine but make up for that’s loss time.
Action ,thats will forever change the trajectory of your life
Reach out to us for any life advice and music related information ,don’t give up ,don’t commit suicide ,don’t reply on your anger before contacting us , we will help you look things from a different angle
In my community nothing seems to be urgent, for youth and technology invading our lives its worse .ULwaz No Makhula which is me and my friend we saw a really powerful work habits combining our music brand together we amazed our fans doing what’s other artists do in a year in 3 months. So in December everyone was going crazy as usual, we had our little craziness but it was mostly work. We submitted our music video that’s we shot on November then we recorded 3 new songs and got helped choosing a single for January then on January we dropped a music video on TV channels and YouTube , February we dropped a single and march we boosted our page and reach 3000 followers and sometime releasing another new song. I know others know people who release more than that is but I will assure you it’s expensive to market music and everything within it, that’s why there are few main players in the game. We were efficient in our tasks, 1. Because we pushed one another and both want what’s best for the group 2. Because we want to be successful as soon as we can for me the beginning of the year all my chips were in the music table and lastly 3. We are clear about what’s we are doing.
So you too, reschedule your day, week, month and so on if you working with someone we are people and ever changing don’t make huge decisions under a spark of a moment try by all means to be objective and lets situation pass and lastly what’s I will recommend the goal of having a partner in whatever you do is not for you to hold back what’s ever eating you inside as well as not bursting without thinking. You may ask to think about it or agree and if you feel you not ok with the decision reconsider but don’t put the whole building done because of a minor misunderstanding. And lastly don’t be a inefficient one in a team. Bonus point!!
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6. So that’s you will have a day that’s you are proud of
Do we average people have this kind of days? I doubt it, or rarely if it’s not my 9-5 that’s fulfill my day then I have a problem. Knowing that’s jobs are simply a economic transaction system I know is a way for me to get money are there other ways yes about 7 or more .But depending on your job or you are in a lockdown as we are now you can feel your job is a gateway drug to something meaningful that’s at least pay your bills. If not you drag to wake up in the morning and let alone doing the work ,I’m not a guru here I’m a 29years guy who once experienced the day that’s he was proud of ,here it is at the age of 26 after I lost the job I was talking about above ,I simply took my provident fund and decided to build a rental rooms so during the construction I saw a shift in my life ,that’s I wish for you to experience as well in your life time ,its dint matter that’s I was losing money or investing but my Monday was exciting and I couldn’t wait to wake up and arrive at the site because what’s was going on there was mine and it has a potential to change my life forever knowing or not. Those day I ticked off a lot of things on my daily tasks it was amazing lots of good and bad and backstabbing and so forth but it was worth it , I grew with those experiences I was a boss for a moment in charge of a project without proper schooling about this I only knew what’s I wanted. I changed for the better there and what’s happened after changed me more I got encouraged to read more and its was a perfect time for me to change from the old 9-5 working me because I would’ve sided with my workers and nothing would’ve got done. I read books, I understood that’s if you in my position you need to have a way of doing things and mine was be nice but don’t tolerate sh*t and that’s way I manage to go far as I did and learned to cultivate a powerful relationship with my neighbors there whom at first I had my own wrong 30 second preconception about them, where you normally conclude a person character and attitude within 30 sec you met, the book I read called African midwives really helped me. It’s the 1st time I published something with so much of my personal life in it. You will be proud of your days if you really make them yourself and not anyone who comes to you and ask for whatever that’s doesn’t seems to help you but balance.
Hi Welcome to another insightful episode of LnM , ULwaz No Makhula we might not both talk in some episodes but rest assure we approve together everything that we share to improve your music life and reinforce it to ourselves as well. Now What’s questions an artist should ask him/ herself in the road to success in music ,its depends on where you are already and your aspirations .Mostly we focus on beginners in this channel because we still growing as well .And we realized that what’s helped us get where we are today were questions we asked ourselves and others and applied the answers we got ,so today we want to give you some questions as well that will be valuable to your journey .The only thanks we need is your subscription to this channel as well as pressing a notification bell if you already did we appreciate it. Now here is Curiosity.
1 Why am I attending this event?
We may have mentioned that we don’t perform for free in previous episodes but sometimes we show up in events unexpectedly why that is. A. to network with people in general ULwaz go out to music conferences and I know some other artists do that watch this videos and we happy you on the right path, but do you network? You need to get some contacts and actually follow up on those and do that feature or a beat for that artist learn from how he conducts his music and do what’s he does .Example I went to the street chillers by Dude at Voco Lounge town and Met Shon G as Dj Swing after years of wishing to work with this guy there he was and at this point we were both on the line up so he had to pay attention and worse part I played for him ,I offered him a beat and he gave me his number later on we talked I gave my best beat. Months later we had a Shine On Features Musiholiq Biggest song in Kzn and SA .Dude didn’t pay me the lineup was sick but back then I wasn’t working with Makhula that when we decided to stop attending shows that doesn’t help us. So before justifying your reason to waste your hard earned cash to go to a show ask yourself why. Maybe you have no one to meet and you not going to perform personally its either I’m a VIP or forget it but most importantly I earn for my time and talent.
2 Why am I recording this song?
This point can hurt me as I am always selling beats but I don’t encourage artists to record songs that they don’t know how they going to get to people ,links doesn’t work anymore people have their sites they visit to download music and it’s very sad to say but even on the internet there are gate keepers now. I need to correct myself if I say contradicting things on some other video I said internet has made the playing ground flat for everyone and there are no gate keepers well I meant that but what’s I’m saying now ,Websites like Fakaza has they’re system to see hot artists to put on as well as other major free music marketing platforms. so every artist need to get above the water first then every time they release it will be like magic and ULwaz No Makhula has done it so keep watching our videos as we will share how we did it if we have not shared already. Getting back to the point ,are you recording this song to have something new you want to perform or the old song is fine , maybe you got a dope beat now you feel like jumping on it? Our advice if you not going to put everything aside just to push this song don’t record it ,push the existing one ,Pushing a song can take a minimum of 3 months to a year and do that as well when you are mainstream .Other artists are terrible business people they release a new song while they still have a hot song that they can capitalize with don’t be like that.
LnM should be your 1st option ,I don’t know how big this channel will grow but for business purposes I can openly leave my what’s app number 0840196532 .I can still manage to talk to a lot of people so greet me and get to the point then we will be fine. Look up to us and look up to other major artists preferably those who runs their own companies like Rick Ross , 50 cent and many more .why this guys because they know ins and out of their business even if they have a team. Also signed artists like Beast from Afrotainment that guy was going to make it either way by how he worked there was no stopping him. He worked smarts and the guy did something that we can all replicate if you know you going to offend me on what’s app just don’t say anything and don’t respond on a status, Beast for me is that guy you know when we all hustling wanting some info to big artists and got their number by luck and we don’t even have manners and approach as an artist the best way to answer that is dismissing it. Unless you see you have a moment. Look up to business people why, your song is a product and never take it for granted just because you don’t know how to market and distribute this questions require you to take action so even right now you can close this video and go to watch an interview of an artist or business person you admire and as we know now Jayz is everyone favorite ill suggest you go back to old videos though not now because you will get lost.
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4 Do we share as same vision with my team?
This is a hard question that will set you back for years and you need to figure it out quickly since we have mentioned it here .This is the no1 task after this video. You may be the lazy one and guilty one then use this as your advantage and change fast and become a better team player. So how do you figure out you are running with a great team? At LnM we experienced this and as a team we still sometimes don’t see eye to eye this happens even in business and if that happen its means you are really working because if there’s no work there is no fights ,what’s will you be fighting about? Nothing, this doesn’t means you have lost a vision. See when you and your team are not in a same vision here what’s happens 1. They don’t contribute financially if they do its not on time ,it can be electricity in studio or petrol in a member’s car they just want to work for free apart from that they don’t want to do things professionally ,you suggest song mastering they say its fine ,you suggest some beat maker no he is expensive ok that fine ,the free stuff that they know serious artist does like registering at Samro they don’t do it for years and we don’t know why and there and there you see to this people music is really a hobby and little few people who knows them they think they’re famous all that illusion get them stuck in one place. Disclaimer our friends might see this or hear it please don’t be offended it’s meant for lecture not personal attack to anyone.
5 Am I good at this?
Self awareness is more important than what’s people say ,yabo this one applies to everyday life are you good at your 9-5 can you do better ,why do I not get promoted and so on and so on. Questions makes a huge difference .Like who am I do this music for? Age, Gender and Geographic. Now internet show people who follows your work everything about them and I know guys who has a lot of female fans even by looking in their comment section but somehow they don’t know how to leverage that .ULwaz No Makhula has both but Dj Swing is strictly males and at 1st this didn’t sit well with me then later I realized I have an audience that all that matters ,Biggie Smalls once said do music for the ladies and their man will take them to his concert and ask them to buy cdz for them as well .Now if I have the bread winner rapped in my hand than I’m way ahead just kidding loll .But hope you get my point for as long as you have followers you good to go. But if you terrible at what’s you think you are doing then you need to pivot .I know a guy who had a studio but wasn’t good at producing he’s now amazing photographer and make a living and travel the world his company is Fire spark .
You know we give out few 5 points and they take more than five minutes and that means our experience so far is valuable now LnMs go out there and get the answers of this questions we just posed for you. Follow us on all social media as ULwaz No Makhula and suggest to us on the comments if we should be LnM in social medias as well and second your opinion we will consider it. Thank you for watching lets us give you the last point that should stick to your heard Bonus.
Maybe you are a Rapper / Dj / Beat Maker /Graphic designer /Producer /Photographer / Event organizer or Promoter anything music related. All I can say this is not a yes or no type of question. We all get to this point I want you to just anticipate it. I putted myself 10years run after 8 years of realizing I’ve been pushing music for so long and said by 2018 I’m stopping. Look now I was talking to myself disregarding my fans people who bought my t-shirts ,my other fellow artists and I even forgot that my father supported me and anyone has bought to the idea that I’m a musician and my artists understood but didn’t stop asking for beats loll .You see how I was so selfish well I didn’t see it that way because I had other things going on in my life and music came back to fill up a void that we all experience sometimes when we have nothing to do then turn my computer and make music even my girlfriend knew in fact that why she loved me in the 1st place loll now I’m going to stop this am I crazy. I had to rewire my thinking and try to make money out of my talent, hobby or career what’s ever you call it .its needed to add value in my life except entertaining my dopamine and ego .So Should I quite goes back to if I do then what’s is my purpose of living maybe you have other talents and maybe you have developed more love for your job and you see it replacing love for music or you realize you wasn’t good anyway which is the previous point. Ill add before we go ,fans are your customers if you do not serve one another I can say don’t prioritize them in your decision making ,as well as your family they will support you in what’s ever you will do they’re view is not rational is emotionally so do gauge with them as well. And lastly in general never listen to your heart when you take decisions always know heart has nothing to do with your feelings, it’s your mind and intuition and again do some calculations before deciding so you will be logical as well. Now you will ask how? E.g. numbers of hours you spend doing music since its doesn’t pay you do you consider that time a loss or maybe a investment then you can take appropriate action. Well this was a long one thanks for tuning in the next segment is as good if not better so thanks for watching the whole thing ,Goodbye.
Welcome to the 4st piece of ULwaz no Makhula Show where we teach artists like us what do we have applied to make our songs stand out on social media which led to having them popular around the world.
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1. Go Perform for free
We not big fans of free open mic performances but you have to go out there familiarize yourselves with some potential ,investor , Promoters , or a deal which is not so much a thing today’s artists should want to leverage , deals are good if you have a good team in place already.
2. Impress certain people with your performance.
This point follow well on the previous one, you don’t just go to perform to artists beneath you in a hustle sense they may not give you the respect you deserve and they don’t have connections you need, unless they will pay you for your performance. Say No politely to events that’s doesn’t align with your brand and you target.
Which people should you impress ,The show hosts at the Shisanyamas , Lounges and people who own this places .once they start inviting you be consistent with attending and performing for free for a least a year if they call you often and if you good other doors will be opening already. After that’s start negotiating your fee. and this apply to all the posters you’ve been pushing if you’ve been relevant for past 2 years you deserve to be paid.
Impress influential people, and we want to add other hosts and influential people are too focused on their ways they may not recognize you till you overseas so that’s their loss. Dj Lag for e.g. I’m sure someone else saw him 1st. So kill the crowd in front of influential person, influential person could be uBig Zulu, Ayanda Makukule, Vusi Thembekwayo, Slikour, or anyone who you think can call you and say ntwana you hot where you from, do you have a manager….don’t rush signing anything if this happens build a relationship 1st if possible, unless its Tira or Oskido for example you know those people get things done and nakhona read the fine print or get a trusted Lawyer or someone who knows about the contracts. As ULwaz No Makhula we haven’t reached this point but ULwaz has once signed an exclusive deal with universal it’s was just between me and the artist I Produced, it was terrible but because I had nothing much to lose I signed.
Lastly impress people on media or social media savvy people at least make some noise every time you were at the performance. Your will get Radio interviews, you might have to approach them by inboxing on face book greet and get straight to the point and say where you were performing and he was there. Chances he’ll remember you give you a slot or play your song.
3. Why Do I have to go out while internet got me covered?
We asking for a lot of people here so, we will touch on the reason you already know but never take notice. Free face book you may be so visible but if I don’t know your face you are a mystery. 2. Proximately you see ,if a teacher teaches you on the internet it’s hard for you to grasp the lesson ,but if he is here in front of you , disciplining you seeing all the emotions and all you listen and become better , that’s what’s happens to artists as well. you may like Cardi B but you like her more once you see her , and that’s what’s you need to do get to your people anyway you can.
4. Don’t perform for free; Improve your brand for promoters and event organizers to see you are worth something.
We know this one contradicts with the 1st point, but not all artists are starving artists others have 9-5 where they can invest in their brand to the point that’s everyone knows it, it’s just that’s they have never saw you perform and that’s where you get in and get paid…I hope this won’t make you look at ULwaz No Makhula as fake or less of hustlers but we actually used this point to better our brand. We saw from our previous solo projects that’s we were not treating music as business so we changed. It’s worked for us it may not work for you but it’s worth a try or you may be putting money in the wrong places. Our Top 4 is Mixing, Mastering, Feature and face book boosting.
When you tired learn to rest ,not to give up.
5. Selling clothes and cdz
This one is kind of crucial because we haven’t done it; here is why we rather have a customer send us money to print him/her a t-shirt than using our titer budget and hoping someone will buy. We print for ourselves and still get the brand awareness, Cd we do at least 10 to submit at conferences of music and Radio trying our luck…we don’t know what’s is happening in there but their requirements are not what’s they publicly want they want more, which for a friend and a hustler we haven’t took that’s route because we may fail to keep up masesyaphasha sesdumile. But we’ll see in the near future Radio and TV are still a way forward.
Closing this last point I want to say if you have budget of printing t-shirts and caps and you have good selling abilities go for it.
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6. Prepare before hitting the street.
Carry multiple usb’s; add Cd on top of that’s just don’t miss your shot because of these technicalities. Carry your Dj to avoid unnecessary sabotage loll ,your dancers if you need them ,cameraman if you use a phone don’t give it to strangers that’s you had a small talk with in a show then ask him to shoot you. Get your Swag, Drip, and Umswenko on point look like the artwork just in the real world…Loll we will add this one but we are guilty of improvising when it comes to it. Prepare your stage moves earlier not on the last minute. Mngan I prefer we share our weaknesses with our friend reading , what’s do you say…yah bafwethu we use to not prepare the stage moves then behind the stage we will practice something just before we get in maybe this is why Eyadini saya kanye kabili sasngakabi ready.
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