With Women’s Month coming up it is appropriate to honor the women who make a difference in their community and empower other women.
It’s about time their input is recognised and acknowledged. Our Business Relationship Manager met up with a few businesswomen and asked them some personal and business-related questions that formed them to what they have become.
Meet Salome Niemand, owner and founder of Mooiste Jy Mosselbaai, your “one stop all under one roof” business.
WHAT MAKES YOU SMILE THE MOST?
Seeing Gods Grace in my life.
What little thing makes you the most grateful to be alive?
Waking up shows me God gave me another day.
HOW DO YOU FIND STRENGTH WHEN YOU ARE GOING THROUGH HARDSHIPS?
Listen to worship music and talk with God.
WHO INSPIRES YOU TO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE?
My friend René, she helps me to give grace to people who wronged me and teaches me every day.
WHEN YOU HAVE TO CONFRONT SOMEONE, DO YOU CHOOSE TO STAND STRONG, OR TO NOT SAY ANYTHING AT ALL?
IS THERE SOMEONE THAT MADE YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE?
DO YOU BELIEVE IN FATE AND THAT EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON?
Yes, by the will of God.
WHAT MAKES YOU MOST PROUD OF YOURSELF?
The fact that nothing can get me down.
WHEN IN A CRISIS, DO YOU ACT CALMLY OR DO YOU AUTOMATICALLY FREAK OUT?
Always calm on the outside but inside running around like a mad cow.
WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT?
IF THERE WAS ONE CHARITY YOU COULD DONATE TO, WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Definitely without a doubt Helpende Hand.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNG WOMEN WHO WANT TO SUCCEED IN THE WORKPLACE?
Once you Dream it, DON’T let anything keep you from it.
AFTER ALL THIS SUCCESS, WHAT DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH NOW?
For people to see the potential I see in them.
DO YOU THINK WOMEN FEEL INTIMIDATED IN BUSINESS?
HOW DO YOU ACHIEVE WORK-LIFE BALANCE?
Time schedule – never take work home.
HOW DID YOU GET WHERE YOU ARE TODAY AND WHO/WHAT HELPED YOU ALONG THE WAY?
I literally worked my butt off. And never ever did I back down. Everything I did, I did myself, from the paint to the woodwork. My dear friend, Rene, who help me to start, and heartbreak kept me motivated.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT LEADERSHIP, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND MENTORING OTHERS?
Leadership – I learned to listen, listen again and again, then speak. Entrepreneurship – if you dream it, you can do it. Never go into a rut. Mentoring – learn the qualities they have and excel those qualities into greatness.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE ROLE OF LUCK IN YOUR SUCCESS?
None. There is no such thing as luck. I call it GRACE.