JOHANNESBURG – Thembi Monametsi is a proud wife of Bishop Monametsi and a mother of 2. She is Mrs. Africa Finalist 2020, an Author, Media Personality and Inspirational Speaker. As well as the founder of Rise up Woman organization that focuses on women empowerment and community upliftment.
Why Mrs. Africa
Thembi Monametsi uses the wisdom of her past wounds and applies them to the hope for not only herself but also the women she impacts.
The process of transforming from the insecure and fearful young girl into a powerhouse takes dedication, discipline, resources, and spiritual growth.
“I saw Mrs. Africa as an opportunity to inspire women to live out their best lives and make use of every opportunity. They learn to embrace others in their endeavors and challenges. My job is to remind them that as wives or mothers they still have dreams to pursue and should never stop dreaming.” says Thembi
Her book titled “Woman You Are Powerful”, encourages women to take back their power and become the best version of themselves.
” I believe that we all have been created uniquely for a purpose. Self-love and self-acceptance are the first steps to knowing your worth. And that you should never settle for anything but the best “. says Thembi
It Starts With You
You are of far, far more valuable than you realize. Your value does not decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth and never let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality. When you learn how much you are worth, you will stop giving people discounts!
To maintain a healthy self-image, in life, three things must be vehemently resisted: “Don’t ever look down on yourself”, “Don’t ever allow anyone to look down on you”, and “Don’t ever look down on anyone”.
We women must believe totally that we carry within us a special form of “currency” that cannot be devalued. A woman starts living the day she stops living to impress others, and until you lived a life that is only yours, you have not lived. The greatest asset to have in life is a healthy self-image (the image of God). A healthy self-image is seeing yourself as God sees you.
5 Tips from Thembi Monametsi, Mrs. Africa Finalist 2020
1. Don’t Ever Look Down On Yourself
You and you alone have the power to convince yourself to believe that you are inferior to others.
YOU ARE NOT hopeless, YOU ARE NOT helpless, YOU ARE NOT useless, and above all, YOU ARE NOT lifeless, we were never less, we were always more.
2. Don’t Let Anyone Bring You Down
I am not talking about people who can bring you down when you tell them about a business idea you are about to start working on. I am talking about people who can make you feel less worthy without you even noticing!
People don’t just put others down by their words BUT they drag them down by the wrong expectations they set for them!
Don’t let people determine who you are through their incorrect expectations. Don’t let people limit your potential. Instead, prove them wrong! All successful women were rejected many times BUT they always refused to accept people’s expectations of them.
Always move forward in life, NEVER LOOK DOWN AND NEVER LOOK BACK. Don’t ever let anyone make you feel as if you don’t BELONG or are UNWORTHY of. Those who do are just not strong enough to handle such greatness. Be proud of who you are.
3. Don’t Let Rejection Bring You Down
If you’re receiving many rejections, you’re most likely doing at least one thing right.
You have heard that practice makes perfect, and if you haven’t realized it yet, you haven’t done enough or exposed yourself to the right experiences. We never start big and strong. We take gradual steps up the learning curve and our preparedness becomes a function of our dedication, focus, and persistence.
Allow rejection to make you better and Rise up.
You will find that many women after failing will not dust themselves to get back up again. Use rejection or the fear of rejection to your advantage. It can propel you forward if you allow it to teach you and strengthen you. Don’t fight against what is wrong; only fight for what is right. Putting up a fight gives strength to what you’re focusing on.
Generally speaking, rejection won’t kill you. It can steal your joy.
You determine who you allow to influence your life. If you spend a great deal of time with someone who exhibits jealousy toward you, then you will not feel uplifted or encouraged. Seek out the relationships in your life that uplift you, encourage you, and help you become a positive influence in the world. Relationships are powerful, so make sure yours are rooted in positivity, encouragement, and love.
4. Face Your Fears
Let your mind and body work together; don’t let one take over the other. Let them guide you but remember, you are still in control of yourself, don’t let them control you.
Let your emotions and feelings lead you in the right direction but don’t let them roam free. Believe that you can be successful. Realize the potential that you have; combine everything to work for your goal to be successful. If you have not yet permitted yourself, what are you waiting for?
5. Ignore The Noise
Don’t listen to the critics who stand by to watch you fall. Instead, listen to that voice inside your head that speaks when the rest of your world is quiet. Don’t waiver from what you know you are capable of. Don’t retreat from the pursuit of your dreams.
Be strong. Be bold. Be true to you. Your belief in your mission is all that matters.
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