November 21, 2017 jessekerema

If you want to move forward, you need to start taking ownership for everything that happens in your life. You have to stop blaming other people and put it back on yourself. Whatever happens to you is ALWAYS your fault. Over the past year, I’ve made a habit out of putting the blame back on myself when things don’t go as planned. The improvements and progress I have seen over this period have been huge! By taking responsibly, I’m able to better analyse the outcome and learn from my failures. It allows you to ask ‘What can I do differently…

November 20, 2017 jessekerema 3Comment

If you’re one of those people who are really active in creating their own content but never take the time to start a conversation, it’s time to make a change. You know the kind. Never engaging with their audience other than a simple ‘like’ on posts. Just liking everything in their Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Medium feed in the hopes that people will follow them and never moving to a level of actually starting a conversation. Sound familiar? If it’s you, it stops today. I want to touch on one of the most important aspects on starting a new business…

November 19, 2017 jessekerema 4Comment

I’ve been wanting to write this post for a little while and I’ve briefly touched on it in the past with my story about sacrifice, but I think it’s time to really focus on the truth about chasing your goals and being 100% in. I’ve been speaking to a couple of people over the past week about this topic and it’s been really interesting to find their perspective on the subject and here’s mine. Social Life You cannot expect to reach your goals if you continue to have a social life. There I said it. If you think for one second…

November 18, 2017 jessekerema 4Comment

I’m interested to find out how people are planning out their goals and to what extent they break them down too. When planning a goal I think it’s critical that you have one main goal. This goal is the one thing you want to achieve. Then you break it down into baby steps that are more manageable. Here’s how broken down my goals are: Main goal 5 year goals 3 year goals Yearly goals Quaterly goals Monthly goals Weekly goals Daily goals All of these stages get me a little bit closer and as you get further down the chain…

November 17, 2017 jessekerema 4Comment

Because you don’t. If you’re working towards your goals. I mean seriously working towards them. It’s more than likely that you’re working 7 days a week for up to 17-18 hours per day and yeah, it gets very tiring. If you’re not looking after yourself, you’ll crash, burn and spend a couple of days in bed. But you know what’s more tiring? Playing catch-up. When I started this blog, I slowly began to see an increase in traffic. Things were starting to take off but then OAKTRAV needed my full attention. So, I stopped blogging for two months. You know…

November 14, 2017 jessekerema 4Comment

Imagine being the kind of person who thinks they can put 50% effort in and be entitled to whatever they were working for. The moment you deserve something will be the moment you get it. While you’re working towards your goals be prepared to be humiliated all along the way. I don’t mean humiliated as in people yelling insults at you from across the street or people picking on you in front of others. It’s a much more subtle form of humiliation. Completely exposing yourself for little or no return. Putting hours and hours into your work, every day, is…

October 29, 2017 jessekerema 5Comment

Possibly one of the most regular things that came out of my mouth growing up – “I hate books!” I had no interest in them and why would I? I grew up with computers, Playstations, Ipods, all the fun stuff. They had moving images, they flashed and they made sounds. Books! Books were boring. I had to pay attention. They didn’t make cool noises and no one ever spoke about the recent books they read. I now know how stupid this was of me. The amount of stuff I’ve learnt just from reading books would be close to the amount…

June 28, 2017 jessekerema 4Comment

When used properly, a mentor can help you fast track to your goal. I’ve never understood the importance of a mentor until recently. I always had people I could go to with questions but I never utilized the opportunity. Now, I know the importance of having someone you can go to with questions or to bounce ideas off. I used to be the kind of person who never understood why it was so important to go to university, and to be honest, I still don’t. I believe that everything can be taught while on the job. I believe you need…

June 20, 2017 jessekerema 3Comment

If you’re going to chase your goals then you need to be prepared to change everything. If you want to get ahead, if you want to start moving forward, you have to eliminate your bad habits. You have to change who you hang out with, what you wear, how you see yourself. Everything has to change. How can you expect to achieve your goals if you do the exact same thing you did yesterday? What you were doing before was getting you nowhere. What you were doing before had you stuck in a rut. For 3 years, I did the…

June 18, 2017 jessekerema 1Comment

Reading books is one of the most important things you need to be doing when chasing your goals. Books are where you will gain most of your knowledge. They give you the ability to learn from other people’s experiences and in turn allow you to alter your way of life to ensure you keep moving forward. I used to be the kind of person who would openly tell people how much ‘I hate reading’ I just didn’t see the point. I would have preferred watching TV over reading. If this sounds like you, you need to change. Every time you…