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

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“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.

BUSI­NESS MEN­TOR:

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.

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