POWER LIST actress Salamina Mosese
The actress talks about getting out of her comfort zone, her greatest career lesson and resolutions that haven’t fallen by the wayside
“You simply have to jump, start, run, sink or swim. Just keep moving forward”
Salamina Mosese is known for her roles in Soul Buddyz and Backstage, but these days she’s been donning an entrepreneurial hat as the co-owner of Sorele Media. The production company has already produced TV series AboMzala and, most recently, Baby Mamas – a film about four single mothers starring Salamina, Dineo Ranaka, Thembisa Mdoda, Pamela Nomvete and Renate Stuurman.
BEST PRODUCTIVITY HACK:
If I have a big project or task that I need to complete, I break it down into minitasks. I create a checklist and start with the easy ones, ticking them off my to-do list as I go until I’m finished.
I have more of a life coach and spiritual friend, Romeo Mabasa. In almost every big life or business decision I’ve made, I’ve had his wise counsel to count on. I’ve known him for many years and his friendship’s very dear to me. Because he’s always dropping nuggets of wisdom on me, I’ve developed the habit of taking notes whenever we meet, even if it’s just for lunch. That way, I don’t forget anything he says.
PLANS FOR CAREER GROWTH IN 2019:
There’s growth every day as an entrepreneur. Over the next year, I plan to keep an open mind, be receptive to learning new things and challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone.
GREATEST CAREER LESSON:
Working in your business and working on your business are two very different things and when you’re still in the start-up phase of the venture, this can be a costly and time-consuming lesson to learn.
BIGGEST BUSINESS REGRET:
Not getting into business sooner. My business partner and I took so long waiting for what felt like the perfect time. But fast forward a few years and we realise that there never is a perfect time. You simply have to jump, start, run, sink or swim. Just keep moving forward.
ACCOMPLISHED NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS:
I promised myself that I’d read more books than I read last year… tick. I also wanted to get back into shape this year: so far so good. I even started a diet and set a kilogram loss goal – and I reached my goal weight… double tick! In terms of the business, we told ourselves that we’d release a hit film this year, so we’re crossing our fingers that when we open in cinemas, the film will be well received.
BUSINESS BUCKET-LIST ITEMS:
We’ve made two feature films so far and there are definitely more on the cards in this regard. After releasing Baby Mamas in cinemas in October, we started focusing on our next two film projects, as well as an international action series that we’re developing for worldwide distribution.
FAVOURITE WAY OF SPENDING A DAY OFF:
If I had my way, every day off would be a beach day. I love the sound and smell of the ocean and nothing rejuvenates me like they do. Otherwise, just being at home on my couch with a book or the TV remote in my hand is enough for me.