The “Self-Made”

“Self made” has different meanings to different people:

  • Jeff Bezos’ parents ploughed $245k into his e-commerce startup
  • Donald Trump received “a small loan” of $1m from his father
  • Bill Gates’ parents funded his founding company
  • Kylie Jenner had an already famous family

People would have you believe success is down entirely to hard work, passion & attitude… but that’s a small part.

The bigger part?

  • Access to capital
  • Influential relationships
  • Rare opportunities
  • Having a financial fall-back
  • A supportive network
  • Getting lucky

Motivational speakers will tell preach ANYONE can be successful. You can also roll a 6 on a dice 2 million times in a row. It’s possible… but not probable.

Life is a lottery. 

Your gender, race, parents, country of birth, era you’re born in, industry you pick… all play a role.

One way to win the lottery, is to buy more tickets. Still, you need a bit of luck.

These tickets come in the form of developing a set of skills, cultivating relationships, growing a network of influence, staying resilient, securing financial capital, being innovative & creative

If you win the success lottery through hustling & grinding, pay it forward! It’s tragic to die without sharing your experiences & insights. If you can help someone avoid the mistakes you made & help them progress quicker, do it!

There’s always enough space at the top.

Latest posts by Koshiek Karan (see all)
4.4 12 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
4 months ago

Nice one, Bru. 🔥

General Nohesi
4 months ago

Your expert knowledge you sharing with us is really appreciated Koshiek🙏🙏👏👏👏

Unathi Gxarisa
4 months ago

Hustle Culture is in essence an half untruth.

Follow us

We’re active on all the social media you are. Give us a follow and get involved in the conversation!

Got something to say? Let us know!x