In today’s world it has become hard and difficult for teenagers to adopt early signs of responsibility and leadership since most spend their time collecting discographies of hip hop music, love sicknesses, partying and playing video games.
This has forced many teenagers to become one big puzzles in society and some even to suffer from some minor issues that later ruin their lives.
However, that was never the case for Gweru-based teenager Makanakah Solomon Sibanda, who is 20 years claims to have never experienced any of these problems.
Sibanda is already showing signs of astute leadership and motivational skills, with his name being counted as exciting prospects in the motivational speaking arena.
With a book ready to be published titled ‘Turning the possible possible’ to his name, he is slowly moulding his own piece of history and making a name for himself on the national scene through motivational writing and aims to become one of the youngest authors and motivational speakers in the country.
“I am a simple boy and wish to be counted among the best in the country,” Sibanda said.
After finishing his ordinary and advanced levels at Ascot High School, Sibanda successfully branded himself as an author and a motivational speaker through hard work and self-drive to reach the skies.
“My achievements so far have been done through hardwork and conviction to reach the limits. I have that inner belief that I will be one of the youngest authors in the country. I wish to grow my brand with each day as I live.
“I managed to discover that I was talented in speaking and in the general use of words at a tender age,” he said.
Though motivational speaking has been regarded as a domain for the wise and mature, Sibanda is one of the promising of young motivational speakers who continue to prove their critics wrong.
That has not fazed Sibanda, who argues that experience can be achieved within a minute, and cannot be used as basis to determine one’s suitability for such a job.
“I have been trying to demystify motivational speaking by gently reminding people motivational speaking is the ability to convince and bring change in people’s lives, through issues that you can relate to.
“It does not matter whether I am experienced or not, what is important is to speak about things that I can relate to.
“‘Motivational’ as the word implies, is a psychological feature that arouses a person to act towards a desired goal which gives purpose and direction to behaviour.
Sibanda said he has ventured into business since he has a tuck-shop his name.
“I have a tuck shop to my name and I am a very ambitious young businessman who wishes to join the ranks of world renowned successful businesspeople like Strive Masiyiwa, Bill gates.”