Karabo Jhamba

Inspirational Content Creator/Change Instigator/Speaker/Author

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Live your life

My absolute favourite song. That I don’t know what the rest of the song says, or that it may not go with what I have attributed to it or what I get from it is also irrelevant. It’s the first line that I just blows me away. Live your life. Such a simple and yet profound statement. Live your life. The very first time I heard it I asked myself, ‘Who’s life am I living?’ And I was surprised when I unpacked that ...
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Sowing dreams

I honestly did not know what to title this one. I saw someone tweet that ‘Tshimo ga e lengwe ka loleme’ and I was intrigued. Loosely transalted, it says, You do not plant or sow a field with your tongue. Yep, you actually do not. Talking about it will not cause anything to happen. Talking to the field will not make anything happen. So why do you think that talking about your dreams will make things magically happen for you? Without working ...
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A Woman’s worth

August is Women’s Month in South Africa. 9th August is celebrated as women’s day. A whole day to women. Real women, a real woman. That is something I have heard so many times. I think as a child I was so eager to please, so eager to be respectful, to hear the words ‘Ke ngwana wa ga mang?’ Be asked in a positive wow way rather than in a disapproving way. ‘O mosadi tota’! What does that even mean? What makes ...
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It’s never too late to start over

I started writing this post late last year and could not believe how quickly time had passed. I mean, its January one minute and the next we are singing Christmas carols. It feels like just yesterday when the year was starting and we were so excited, eager for all the amazing things we were going to achieve in the new year. Some of the things we had planned to do last year we did and we did them very well, some we let slip by, some just ...
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Are you challenging yourself Enough

    I have been struggling lately. I ended the last year on such a high, I honestly thought it would carry through to the new year. But nope, I am struggling to get back to form. Even gym hasn’t really seen me much this year. But you made such good time on the 15km Bay to Bay you say? Well, that’s Bay to Bay. It seems to be the one thing I do ever since I started. After that my one day of rest turns into a week and before I know ...
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Taking Charge of your day

I will admit, up until recently I was one of the people who didn’t have a morning routine. I was a regular get up and go girl. And 70% of the time it was more of a get up and run kinda situation. I would read or watch tv until late then wake up as late as I could possibly push it and that was how the rest of my day would go… unstructured and in a rush. Before I got married and had kids it kinda worked, I didn’t know any better so that ...
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Be powerful and Brave

Be unapologetically powerful and brave!   I saw this on Sarah Jakes Robert’s Instagram page the other day and was moved! The power of that statement hit me like a brick! It spoke to me. Like it was there just for me! Why? Because I am afraid of my own power!   Over the years I have been downing my power. I told myself it was so as to not make other people uncomfortable. But deep down I knew it was fear. It was easier and ...
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You are more than Enough

One of my favorite parts in the bible is after Adam and Eve have sinned and they try to hide from God when He comes to commune with them as was the norm. They then proceed to tell God that they are hiding from him because they are naked. Guess what God’s reply is? ‘Who told you?’! How powerful is that?   ‘Who told you that you were naked?’ ‘Who told you that you are not beautiful?’ ‘Who told you that you were not worthy?’ ‘Who told you ...
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Tomorrow – Now or Never

James 4:14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.   We all know that elusive beast called tomorrow very well. At the getsmart Women in leadership programme I attended, the panelist were asked to share one thing they live by or that gets them motivated. One of them, said ‘If not now, then when!’. I absolutely loved it! She went on to ...
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Letting go and Letting God take control

My friend is moving to another province in a few months and we were chatting about how much we would visit each other. This is not her first move, so she is feeling a bit sad, scared, wondering where to start, what to start with, children’s school, where they will stay, friends and clients being left behind. It is not easy. As we were chatting, she sent me the following and I thought it was too good not to share so I got her permission to ...