Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Trevor Noah: 5 Lessons You Taught Me


Half way through the week & it's #WednesdayWisdom

Today I had a thought, why not share someone local? And few are more deserving than this guy right here. From humble beginnings, Trevor Noah has taken the world by storm with his witty banter & fantabulous comedic personality.
on Netflix

His hopelessly insane ambition and passion has made him one of the most talked about comedians around the world. Even more so when he was offered to host the The Daily Show in America! Trevor offers us the core value instilled by Mandela that "It always seems Impossible until it's done."

He's a shining beacon for all South Africans to DREAM BIG & Never surrender.

Trevor Noah (born 20 February 1984) is a South African comedian, television and radio host and actor. He currently hosts The Daily Show, a late-night television talk show on Comedy Central.

FUN FACT numero Uno: Noah is a polyglot; he speaks several languages including English, Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho, Afrikaans, and German.



South African's very own Trevor Noah is on the cover of magazine. Levels! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦

5 Lessons Trevor Noah Taught Me

5. Sexy is Unique
{Let the Manscaping begin}

"As an outsider myself, I always mixed myself with different groups...I've never been afraid to go into a different space and relate to those people, because I don't have a place where I belong and that means I belong everywhere."~ Trevor Noah

If you recall a few wednesdays back I posted about Khoudia Diop. 
The 19-year-old Senegalese model who was once bullied about her color. But now the self-proclaimed “Melanin Goddess” is taking the internet by storm with her beautifully rich skin tone with over 1.8Mviews!

What Trevor & Khoudia both illustrate is that being unique, different or original, is quite possibly one of the greatest assets anyone can possess. Don't conform to one group dynamic. one stereotype. Break the mold. Evolve.
Embrace your Wackyness, cuddle with the weird and know that your swagger is there. 

4. Women Crush 
{I'll tell you mine if you tell me yours😊}

"In my world, a woman was the most powerful thing that I knew. Still is. A woman made the money in my house; a woman made my food. A woman beat my ass when I wasn't a good kid. Women were behind a lot of what spurred South Africa toward democracy."~ Trevor Noah

"I often feel like the woman in your life is your driving force. She's your muse. She plays a big role in determining how confident you feel when you walk out the door. She can add 1,000 kilowatts of energy - or drain that out of you. She said, "No, you're not that funny." I thought, She knows better than anyone."~ Trevor Noah

One of my favorite sayings by Gandhi is "Woman is the companion of Man, gifted with equal mental capacity"
It speaks volumes of my meaning and know that I have #Madrespect for Women~ all that they do, have to deal to and Are.
Honor thy women, ensure they know what a gift they are in your life.

3. Selfie Selflessly Self-Love
{Try sayin' that 5 times fast}

"I know that I cannot change the entire world, but I've always believed I can at least affect change in my world." ~ Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. His mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah, is of Xhosa ancestry, and his father, Robert, is of Swiss German descent. To come from such humble beginnings and now to be seen from red carpet to red dawn with a smile on his dimpled cheeks and a spring in his step. Taking selfies with Mr Legend! 
Mr Noah has certainly thrown all manner of doubt out the window by proving that it has never mattered where you come from. Only where you're going!

2. Don't do what you would do if you can't do what you want to

"Often, people who can do, don’t because they’re afraid of what people that can’t do will say about them doing."~ Trevor Noah
It's easy to SAY you don't care about what other people think but it's an ENTIRELY different story altogether to block out that noise completely and just do you. Because yes, it might not matter what Other people think but that saves nothing for the people closest to you, whom you cherish. It might hurt the most coming from them, to hear them doubt your plan, doubt your dream. Yet the only one capable of changing your destiny, is YOU.
Decide what's more important.
Their opinion
Your Fact!

1. Love is True Laughter's Best Friend

"If you laugh with somebody, then you know you share something."~ Trevor Noah

"I've never been afraid to fall in love, nor impatient to find it."~ Trevor Noah

My best relationships always involved metratons of laughter and joy, for it's in those moments, when you find someone truly willing to laugh with you throughout it all, that you find true love. Whether it be a best friend, a brother or sister, a father or mother, a lover or soul mate. Whether it be through the best of times or the worst of times. Laugh like you've never laughed before, smile so hard it hurts your cheeks after awhile. Don't wait to enjoy life, because it never waits for you and neither does the world. Don't say you're just too busy for fun, don't say you've got tomorrow, because tomorrow never might not ever come. 

Watch Trevor Give a 4 minute inspiring speech, filled with laughs and giggles but awesome motivation too!


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  1. I love his quotes! He really inspire me <3

  2. Oh my gosh Trevor Noah is my favorite! He's tied with John Oliver, but I watch him every day for sure. I agree with you about this post he's super inspiring!

  3. Love all the positivity and I absolutely LOVE #1! Love is true laughter's best friend !!

  4. This guy is awesome not only is he super positive but he is also a huge champion of women and celebrating women which is a huge bonus in my eyes!

  5. He seems like a nice guy! And I so agree about the laughter. I love to laugh with my husband.

  6. This is such a great post! Thanks for sharing!

  7. How cool. He's such an inspiration. Shows that you can do anything you set your mind to. Yay!

  8. I've seen him on TV (late night) a few times, but had no idea of his background. He seems like a pretty awesome, and wise, dude. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I love Trevor, he is so funny and awesome! #1 is definitely a good lesson as is #5

  10. My husband and I adore Trevor Noah and especially his approach to diversity. He truly is a funny man, but with depth. That's what I like most about him.

  11. Number 2 - That is it! I love Trevor!

  12. I love all the quotes.. Very meaningful and inspiring.. You are a happy person and awesome.

  13. He's really inspirational, great quotes, number 3 is my favourite :)

  14. I've never heard of this guy before. Not sure if he resonates with me.

  15. Some very good quotes right there. I have never heard of this guy,l but he sounds awesome.

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  17. Such an amazing post, love his point of view and I am glad he is from your country, Enricoh! He is really so inspiring and positive person! Love his quote "I know that I cannot change the entire world, but I've always believed I can at least affect change in my world."

  18. LOVE some Trevor! I've never read what he thought about woman.... Really makes me respect him even more!

  19. The Day walker!!!!!! He's SO amazing. It's awesome that you did a post about him. The man that can make anyone laugh XD excellent post!

  20. I love Trevor! I didn't know he was from South Africa. So does this mean you know him and you can set up a meet a greet? Yay! I am counting on you! That would be amazing! 😍😍

  21. I really enjoy watching him in the Daily Show! He's witty and he's a natural at making people laugh. What I can't wait to do is to read his book, I'm interested to learn more about his childhood.

  22. I am enjoying these quotes. He's an incredible human being who has a lot of wisdom and love to share with the world. His book is very good as well!

  23. I've never really caught on TV, but I've heard great things. I love his quote on laughter. It's rings true for so many people.

  24. I Love this guy!! SO cool and funny!

  25. really inspire quotes! and you chose a really funny guy

  26. Collectively Bee1 December 2016 at 13:38

    These are great lessons to learn! I love his quotes.

    VA | Collectively Bee

  27. Haven't heard of this guy! Yes, I must be hiding under the rocks. Hahaha! Love his inspiration that seems so contagious, in a good way. Nice post!

  28. I just heard of him for the first time last week!!! He sounds like a great guy!!!

  29. Great lessons learned. And with a smile too :)

  30. He really does have some great quotes. This is honestly the first time I've heard of him.

  31. I haven't had the chance to see Trevor Noah on The Daily Show, but I have heard he is great on the show. That is so amazing that he can speak multiple languages! He sounds like he has great ambition and is very successful. I think it's great you have found positive characteristics about Noah to motivate you in your own life.

  32. I have not heard of Trevor Noah before!!! These are some great lessons to learn from him!

  33. Those are all great quotes. Good ones really do stick.

  34. Love him on the Daily show!
    XO, MJ

  35. Mr Noah inspires me too. He has taught me that nothing is impossible. Work hard, study wise and reach for your dreams ☺

  36. Seems like a very level headed and genuine person. Not to mention he is really nice to look at! (Commenting for Jay Simms)

  37. I don't think I have ever seen him before. I don't watch the daily show and really haven't watched live tv in ions well since we left the US.

  38. I love him. I had never heard of him until he was on the Daily show and immediately had to watch some of his stand up.

  39. I liked his election jokes and was following him regularly on his Comedy Central show. He is having a charming personality!

  40. Never heard of this guy before but he is pretty funny and engaging.