Monday, 4 July 2016

Inspire Tag: Karabo Mokgoko

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There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

It's #MondayMotivation & good lord do I have a treat for y'all.
Ever hear the terms "Influencer", "Trend Setter", "Socialite"? Well, you're about to find out just who that applies to. You're about to meet an unbelievably powerful soul. She inspires me weekly.

I distinctly remember the day I got the notification that Kay_Angel had followed me. Upon opening up her profile I was blown away at the sight of her having +500K Followers! I felt so honored & humbled, mostly jazzed that I immediately followed back with furious retweets on her tweets haha. She really does send out beautiful, powerful & trend setting tweets. Motivational, Inspiring & wise. Over & above this, days after my retweet parade, I received a message from her saying that due to my retweet of her specific Hashtagged tweet I had been chosen to receive exclusive VIP tickets to the Comedy Roast Battle at MonteCasino - pics on Instagram.
Reason for me telling you this: I know first hand that Karabo gives back to her followers & interacts with them daily. That's what's in it for you if you follow this Amazing soul. You add value to your daily social media intake.

Tout sur Karabo Mokgoko


An adorably stubborn beautiful soul.

Surrounded by an air of mystery Karabo herself is the answer, a woman driven by her love for life.

A traveler; passionate about photography, loves being around friends and family.

A hard working law student and techie. Ms. Mokgoko is a foodie with great taste and good insight into brands.

She’s a free-spirited socialite. Catch up on her travels and experience through pictures, articles, and tweets. Journey with her.


1. What is the best advice you were ever given?
  • Honestly, I cannot pick one. The best advice to me, is given at a time I need to apply it most in my life. 
2. Who inspires you and why?
  • I learn something from everyone I meet, everyone has a story. And from that, I get inspired.
3. Everyone has bad days, how do you deal with a bad day?
  • Music & that special someone :) 
4. Where do you go/what do you do when you need motivation?
  • I go on social media, weird, but if you know where to look, if you follow the right people, social media becomes about motivation and positive vibes oh and books too! 
5. Failure is a big part of life, what has been your biggest failure to date?
  • I guess when life happened and interrupted the plans I had. But a friend once told me "the best-laid plans are bound to be disrupted by events we never plan for, nor anticipated nor prepared for. it is how we move on that matters. sometimes the cruelty or pain of the disruption throws us offside, and you self-doubt whether there is something wrong. but you gotta push." One of the best pieces of advice I've ever received. 
6. What is your biggest achievement?
  • So far, academically. Something I take pride in. 
7. Have you conquered any fears?
  • I've temporarily overcome my fears. Conquered, no...I've realized that they will be a part of me. I'll always be terrified out of heights but I'll suck it up and go on a roller coaster whenever I'm at Gold Reef City or Ratanga Junction. Also, the fear of failure is what drives me to work hard so that I won't get to the point of "failure".
8. Music helps lift our mood, What is your go-to song when you need a pick me up?
  • It depends on what got me down in the first place. Sometimes I just open Apple Music and just play suggested music and sometimes classical music, it calms the mind and soothes the soul. So I don't really have a specific song.
9. Complete the sentence, Happiness is…
  • Your choice.
10. What do you do to clear your mind?
  • Is there such a thing? *laughs* 
11. Life can be stressful, what are your top 3 things to unwind?
  • Travel. Food. Time spent with ones you Love. 
12. Have you watched any inspiring movies? Do you have any favorites?
  • Not that I recall. I don't think inspiring movies would be interesting to me.
13. What is your favorite inspirational quote?
  • Let today be the day you love yourself enough to no longer just dream of a better life; let it be the day you act upon it ~Steve Maraboli
14. Do you listen to motivational speakers?
  • No.
15. How do you cope with unpleasant people?
  • Ignore. 
16. What is your best piece of advice?
  • Hmmm...I'd say, Everyday, do something that will bring you a step closer to the life of your dreams. The future YOU will thank you for that.
17. Complete the sentence “When life gives you lemons…”
  • ...Give them to BeyoncĂ©. 
18. What is the most inspiring book you have ever read?
  • 'The Alchemist', it's the best! A beautiful story and inspiration in one book, I mean, what more can you ask for?! 
19. Do you have a place to pray or meditate?
  • No, no specific place, but it happens mostly in the bedroom. 
20. What is your motto in life?
  • Do what makes YOU happy!
Quick Fire:

Inspirational Movie or Talk with a friend?

Creating Art or Listening to music?

Making food or Eating Food?

Being alone or Being in a crowd?

Writing or Singing?

Sea Vacation or Safari Vacation?

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How awesome are those answers!?
How brilliant is it that she's a student!? And she's done this Amazing thing
of becoming an Influencer & building up an awe-inspiring Client base while still studying! 

Follow Karabo's amazing adventures & make some of your own even:

See the reason that I do these Tags especially the Inspire Tag, is to show you that "Anything is possible if you've got enough Nerve." JK Rowling. Ms. Rowling, Steve Jobs, Ricard Branson, Oprah, Ellen Degeneres, Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, Steven Spielberg, Trevor Noah and the list goes on and on. What do they all have in common?

They are YOU!

Yes, they started out just like you, regular, human, with regular families, regular friends, regular skills. But they Dreamed, oh boy did they ever Dream. More importantly, they put in the hard work, the maximum effort & that is truly how they ended up where they are today. You don't need 7 secrets, 20 techniques or an all weekend program to be successful. You need only realize that EVERYONE who ever accomplished anything started exactly where you will start. Once you do, all that anxiety & doubt will disappear, in its place, a beautiful and powerful Magic will start to grow.

The Magic of YOU!

So I beseech you, start to Dream again, start to Believe in You because I already do. I have faith that all of you can & will accomplish incredible and insurmountable feats. Your dream is still there, I promise you it's still there. Reach out and Soar with it.

Want to read more Inspire Tags? Check out the previous ones:

Noticed the Big Sign on the right-side of my blog, did ya? Yes, all these amazing questions come from The Blog Tag. An amazing community that supports & encourages bloggers by providing them with weekly themes & daily writing prompts in reference to those themes.
I've just adapted their Themed Tags as a way to interview the Amazing people I meet along my Journey & share their Awesomeness forward as best I can :-)
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~Be Kind to One Another~ Ellen Degeneres

26 comments:

  1. Great post, these interviews r such eye openers and you get something new from each and every one.

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  2. Nice interview! Learning from others is always fun as something new is always discovered.

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  3. I had never heard of her before, but she seems like such a down to earth person from her replies to your questions! It's amazing to see someone stay true to their heart even with a large social media following. :)

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  4. Great interview! I like the way she perceives lief

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  5. I was wondering where you found all the questions and interviewee. I will be checking out that site.

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  6. This is such an awesome interview and I agree with the part about advice - the best comes when you need it. x

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  7. "Happiness is... Your choice" Really cute answer. I really enjoy the interview.

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  8. She seems pretty cool and her tweets are really interesting to follow. That's cool you won tickets!

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  9. Great to hear about the learning and influence in action. Thanks & cheers!

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  10. Congratulations on receiving the tickets! it’s so cool to win something! Love your inspiring interview with Karabo and this quote “Let today be the day you love yourself enough to no longer just dream of a better life; let it be the day you act upon it"

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  11. She sounds like a cool and awesome lady. I love her positive outlook. She is right, everyday you should do something that will bring you closer to your dream.

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  12. I love how positive she is about life, not really care free but someone who would ride the waves when the winds decide to change. I really like her attitude, that's what we all need. And that motto is very true! Just do what makes you happy!

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  13. I love that she is living her true authentic self. She seems like a sweet soul. I appreciate her positive outlook in life.

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  14. How lovely that she took the time to reach out to you personally and offered you free tickets. What a kind hearted woman.

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  15. These questions are a great way to really get to know someone. Also love the Quick Fire questions.

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  16. She definitely sounds like a nice young person. I'm sure she can do more than just having academics as her achievement highlights, there's more to life after studies and she sounds really prepared.

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  17. This is such a great interview. She sounds like such a great person too. That's really neat that you won VIP tickets too!

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  18. I enjoyed reading this interview. Sounds like the person is so nice. I like her thoughts, especially about happiness!

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  19. Omg what a great interview!!! You're absolutely right! Happiness is your choice!

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  20. Indeed a nice way to start the day. A very meaningful interview with equally inspiring answers.

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  21. Looks like the interview went pretty well. I love all the questions. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. I love that they deal with bad days with music. We do this as well. It is so easy to escape through music.

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  23. This is such an awesome post. I love the illustration.

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  24. Alchemist is one of the hubby's favorite book and I would love to read it too if given the time.

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