What is The Successful African?

This website is a resource for aspiring African influencers (like you) who are trying to make a difference in their profession, communities, countries, continent and even globally. The aim is build, empower and engage you, to develop and challenge you to reach for lasting and meaningful success. Not just success in a monetary sense but wholistic success which also includes:

  • Mindset
  • Profitability
  • Sustainability
  • Impact
  • Leadership
  • Courage
  • Personal Growth
  • Development
  • Legacy.

How is The Successful African different from Other Personal Development Sites?

Quite simply, we aim to provide context. Other sites concentrate on their contexts (which is fine). However, there are few resources that try to bring the context back to an African setting, making it relevant to you. While some of the resources we may recommend may not be African content, we will often apply that content back to an African setting. Everything will be relevant, all of it will make you grow in your life’s pursuits and empower you to tackle your problems.

The Crux?

I believe in the African success story! You have a chance to impact the continent for good. Africa is often seen as a lost cause, pictured with malnourished, dirty children, the place where aid is a necessity. While these initiatives have had a great impact and were (and for the foreseeable future will remain) necessary, it is time we took ownership of our own problems. This is a critical component of leadership in any area – identifying a problem, creating a solution and executing a plan that solves the problem. African problems need African solutions, solutions developed by you! Africa is the land of raw wealth and potential, meanwhile we suffer from unfathomnable poverty. We look elsewhere and hope for others to come rescue us, meanwhile the solution has been here the whole time… Me and you… It doesn’t matter what sector you are in, or want to be in, we all have a part to play in realising and building a prosperous Africa. Join us in the journey as we unlock Africa’s potential and see it rise into the beautiful continent we all know it is.