Watch and read Stephan Ekbergh’s inspiring talk at SUCCESSness FEST, Cape Town

Written by Steve Cragg

Stephan’s inspiration highlight: ” I was there, yes. I did what I could, but you know, because the whole company’s just built on a heap of mistakes, you know, on fuck-ups, on my stupidity, my childish dreams and all these…

Watch and read Justin Clarke’s inspiring talk at SUCCESSness FEST Cape Town

Written by Steve Cragg

Justin’s inspiration highlight: “Obstacles are completely relative. When you think you’ve got a big obstacle just remember to put it in perspective in terms of the world. There’s many bigger problems in the world than the obstacle that you face…

Watch and read Allon Raiz’s inspiring talk at SUCCESSness FEST Cape Town 2017

Written by Steve Cragg

Allon’s inspiration highlight: ” The most important thing that you need to do is disconnect from any reality, any assertion by anyone what is true and what is untrue. And that will give you the freedom to go out there and…

Watch and read Dr. Eve’s inspiring talk at SUCCESSness FEST Cape Town 2017

Written by Steve Cragg

Dr Eve’s inspiration highlight: ” Be Flexible, be Adaptive, live Cohesively, have Energy, and Synthesise your minds so that you’re able to be fully in your body and fully able to be intimate.”  Below is a full transcript of Dr…

Watch and read Chris Venter’s inspiring talk at Successness Fest 2017

Written by Steve Cragg

Chris’ inspiration highlight: “I believed if you wanted to tell a good story, you need to live the story first, and little did I know that my adventure of a lifetime would turn my world upside down inside out, and…

Watch and read Claire Mawisa’s inspiring talk at Successness Fest 2017

Written by Steve Cragg

Claire’s inspiration highlight: “The one thing that people don’t often prepare you for is to accept, understand and recognise failure. Right? You fail, and you will fail more than you will ever succeed.” This is a full transcript of Claire’s talk…

Watch and read Prof. Tim Noakes’ inspiring talk at Successness Fest 2017

Written by Steve Cragg

Prof’s inspiration highlight: “Winners imagine their dreams first, they want it with all their heart and expect it to come true, there’s no other way to live.” This is a full transcription of Prof. Tim Noakes’ motivation talk at Successness…

Watch and read John McInroy’s inspiring talk at Successness Fest 2017

Written by Steve Cragg

John’s inspiration highlight: To make some space for the magic to come into our lives we have to let go of some of the things that are no longer serving us. This is the full transcription of John McInroy’s motivation…

November 2017 Sherpa & Friends podcasts

Written by Steve Cragg

What a wonderful opportunity I had to follow up the Cape Town SUCCESSness Fest with a chance to hang out in our podcast studios with some of the 14 speakers from the day, to go a bit deeper into what…

Watch and read Gary Kirsten’s inspiring talk at Successness Fest 2017

Written by Steve Cragg

This is a transcription of Gary Kirsten’s motivation talk at Successness Fest Cape Town 2017:   “You don’t have to keep going with that song because I’m certainly not going to be dancing on the stage. So great to be…

Welcome to successness.com.

Written by Steve Cragg

Everyone’s journey of ‘success’ is unique and is always changing. One minute you are on it, then suddenly, somehow, you aren’t. Circumstances change. Your environment changes. You change. And for a brief moment in time, you experience STUCKness.   SUCCESSness…

What will be your legacy? Let us know.

Written by Steve Cragg

“What will be my Legacy” is the most powerful and life-giving question that high-performing men and women can ask themselves. That’s why, in 2014, we began a research project. We set out to go deep and long to see how high…

SUCCESSness FEST, Cape Town 2017!!! What a day we had!!!

Written by Steve Cragg

A crowd of almost 250 high performing men and women showed up at 9am on 28th Oct at the ZipZap Dome for SUCCESSness Fest, Cape Town and enjoyed a day packed full of inspiration, motivation, learning, encouragement, mindfulness, comedy, entertainment,…

Nik Rabinowitz | South African Comedian and Author

Written by Jason Stewart

  Nik Rabinowitz is a South African comedian and Author, who has made guest appearances on several comedy shows, nationally and internationally. He discovered stand-up comedy in 2001 and in 2008 was awarded “SA Stand-up of the Year” for having…

Allen Ambor | Founder & Executive Chairman of Spur Steak Ranches

Allen Ambor opened the first Spur Steak Ranch in 1967. There are now over 280 local Spur restaurants, as well as international Spurs. He also founded Panarotti’s Pizza Pasta, John Dory Fish & Grill restaurants and Captain DoRegos fast food restaurants….

Allon Raiz | Founder & CEO of Raizcorp

Allon Raiz is regarded both locally and globally as a pioneer and maverick in the business incubation industry. He is the founder and CEO of Raizcorp which, according to The Economist, is the only genuine incubator in Africa, and currently supports…

Chris Bertish | Big Wave Surfer, Adventurer and Professional Speaker

Chris Bertish has a string of notable world firsts under his belt. He won the Mavericks Big Wave International surfing event in the biggest and heaviest waves ever recorded in the history of the sport. He also recently became the…

Prof Tim Noakes | Professor of Exercise and Sports Science and Author

Tim Noakes is a South African professor and is the Discovery Health Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town. He has run more than 70 marathons and ultramarathons, and is the author of the books…

John McInroy | Social activist, ultra-endurance athlete and philanthropist

South Africa is blessed to have the passionate and hugely inspiring John McInroy as one of her major MISSION MEN. With a heart for supporting primary education as a means to empower South African people, and address the significant inequalities…

Dr Eve | Internationally acclaimed couples therapist and clinical sexologist | entrepreneur

Dr Marlene Wasserman is an internationally trained Clinical Sexologist & Couple and Sex Therapist in Private Practice in SA and New York and founder of the Dr Eve brand and enterprise. She is an Academic, Educator, Author of 4 books,…

Tessa Plen | Global change-agent | Founder Total Potential

Tessa Plen is a highly accomplished global change-agent for growth and development of individuals, companies and products. She has worked in senior positions at blue-chip multinationals like Colgate Palmolive (associate Director of Innovation) and Unilever in South Africa, Paris, London,…

Christopher Venter I Traveller, Adventurer, Writer, Blogger a.k.a. The Blind Scooter Guy

Life for Christopher Venter may have seemed like a black hole after losing his sight during his 40s. Before this happened, Chris’ carefree spirit took him on many boundary-pushing adventures. However, his loss of sight demanded that he learn to…

Gary Kirsten | Former South African Cricketer & World Cup Winning Coach

Gary Kirsten is a former South African cricketer and the World Cup winning coach of the Indian Cricket Team. He played 101 Test matches and 185 One-day internationals for South Africa between 1993 and 2004, mainly as an opening batsman. He has…

Laird Hamilton | Big Wave Surfer, SUP

Laird Hamilton is the ultimate icon for Big Wave surfing. He co-invented ‘tow-in’ surfing, redefining how big waves can be ridden, has driven the global uptake in Surfing SUP and is an Entrepreneur in his own right. A living legend!…

The Ultimate Productivity Cheat Sheet with 35 How To Tips to Perform Smarter

Written by Jason Stewart

We read 6 Books on Productivity to find the most practical wisdom in becoming more productive. Here we cover what we found to be the six-best. Each book is highly valuable, so we suggest getting them for yourself to have…

DJ Ready D | Hip Hop DJ & Turntablist

Grand master READY D is without a doubt SA’s number one DJ. He won the SA DMC Championship four times and also won the Western Cape Regional Champs and DJ of the decade awards. Various publications rated him amongst the…

Quotes From Bono | Musician, Venture Capitalist & Philanthropist

Paul David Hewson with his soaring voice, larger-than-life personality, and ostentatious stage performances — he has climbed the scaffolding at concerts and assumed alter egos like the Fly and Mirror Ball Man — Bono not only helped steer the course…

Learn How To Read A Book In 40 Minutes From The Worlds Best Speed Readers

Written by Steve Cragg

We all know the feeling of being overwhelmed by information, and so we set out to find out how you can increase the speed and efficiency of your reading. Speed reading can save time and help you to process information…

10 Habits That Will Make You The Most Successful Person You Can Be

Written by Steve Cragg

We all aim for success, each and every single one of us, whether we admit it all not – we all want it! If you are already high up on that success ladder or if you have only just started climbing it,…

Lynda Smith | Social Entrepreneur

Lynda describes herself as a social entrepreneur. She graduated from the inaugural class of the GIBS Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Programme in 2009, which aims to impart the necessary business skills for creating powerful, systemic change to build effective and sustainable…

Kristine Pearson | CEO of Lifeline Energy

Written by Jason Stewart

Kristine Pearson is the founding Chief Executive of Lifeline Energy, a non-profit social enterprise that designs, manufactures and distributes solar and wind-up media players and radios for vulnerable populations.  Since its inception in 1999, more than 600,000 products have been…

Stephan F.Ekbergh | Founder of Travelstart

Stephan F. Ekbergh is a Swedish entrepreneur best known for his pioneering work in the online travel industry. He is the Founder of Travelstart, one of the biggest online travel agencies in the emerging global markets, that has a web-presence in multiple…

Justin Clarke | Co-Founder & CEO at One Africa Media

Justin Clarke is the co-founder of One Africa Media (OAM), Africa’s largest online classifieds group. OAM owns some of Africa’s most prestigious and lucrative online properties, including PrivateProperty.co.za, South Africa’s leading property website; Jobberman.com, West Africa’s leading job website; Cheki.com,West and East…

Claire Mawisa | Model, Media Personality & Businesswoman

After signing with Topco Models, Claire won Cosmopolitan Model of the Year 1994 at the age of 15, and became the youngest and the second black South African beauty to be featured on the cover of the local Cosmopolitan magazine….

Watch and read Kristine Pearson’s inspiring talk at Successness Fest 2017

Written by Steve Cragg

 Kristine’s inspiration highlight: “I focused on not what the donors felt they would fund, I wanted to focus on what the kids wanted.”  Here is a transcript of Kristine’s inspiring 20 minute talk at SUCCESSness Fest Cape Town, 2017 “Good…