Practice What You Preach. Preach What You Practice
To practice what they preach is a moral, most, if not all people, can’t live by. People find themselves at the extremes of either preaching only or practicing only.
However, Zimbabwean born, billionaire entrepreneur Strive Masiyiwa, is one of the few people who not only practice what they preach but also preach what they practice.
Strive Masiyiwa is the chairman of Media & Technology group Econet Wireless and Econet Media.
He practices what he preaches by taking on the next lucrative opportunity in his entrepreneurial engagements and preaches what he practices by passionately sharing with his customers what he’s gaining and learning from the opportunities he took.
With a rare combination of passion, grace, authority, wisdom, earnestness, humility and sternness on his Facebook blog, Mr. Masiyiwa reveals to the world, his experiences, suggestions, grand entrepreneurial ideas and prevailing developments in his current entrepreneurial endeavors.
Using contemporary anecdotes, he packages his blogs in an awakening force that is felt as one reads the writings.
His blog is a cyber-elixir, poised, not only to yield new ways of participating in entrepreneurship but also to fortify the prevailing entrepreneurial undertakings on the African continent.
Thorough details of his entrepreneurial introspections are posted on his easily accessible Facebook blog.
In his recent Facebook blog, the one that prodded me to write about him, he advocates for what he called the “Shared Economy Business Model” in which he reveals how grand businesses can be started using other people’s assets and capital.
In this regard, he gives examples of Uber taxis where no car belongs to the founders of Uber but to other people, yet Uber continues to thrive. According to Mr. Masiyiwa, this is the direction where entrepreneurship is headed, or ought to head.
Strive Masiyiwa literally feeds what feeds him. He feeds his customers and other people with edifying, cutting edge ideas and by providing scholarships and business opportunities through his philanthropic undertakings.
“You have to feed what is feeding you” is a title of one of the sermons by American Bishop, T.D Jakes.
In the sermon, Jakes teaches to always look after and nourish that which nourishes you. For instance, you have to water your garden seedlings for them to blossom and feed you thereafter.
You have to invest in your body’s well-being by feeding and resting mindfully so that in return, the body supplies the vitality and health needed to participate in life.
Strive Masiyiwa’s blogs are not only a fortified connector and nourishment for Africans and the world but are also a potential transformative force to reckon with on your entrepreneurial intentions.