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ep16: “Surround yourself with people of your culture when you first move to your new country, but it is necessary to broaden your horizons to become part of the bigger picture, because  “your net worth is your network.”

An episode of The Nadvigators Podcast with Bassey Simon | Inspiring Stories of recent Immigrants - The Modern American Explorers share their American Journey & Experiences to inspire you to find your own path to Success and living the American Dream!

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e16: “Thembi Bheka says ” Surround yourself with people of your culture when you first move to your new country, but it is necessary to broaden your horizons to become part of the bigger picture, because  “your net worth is your network.””

Part 2 – This is the fascinating story of how a Zimbabwen girl found herself in Canada in 2001 with only $5 in her pocket. Thembi Bheka shares her nadvigating journey with Bassey Simon. 

In this episode, I bring you the concluding part of Thembi Bheka inspiring story.
 
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In this episode Thembi shares challenges, she faced such as integration and communication, and how she faced them. She shares her feelings of isolation when cultural differences made even jokes difficult to understand. In the beginning, she worked two jobs, and still found it hard to make ends meet because depression led her to spend more, and send more money back home because “you can never send enough money to Africa.”

She explains that sometimes immigrants work so hard, keeping two and three jobs, they don’t make time to enjoy their lives. She has learned that living a comfortable life instead of an extravagant life, allows her to enjoy her life. 

One of the thought patterns she has had to unlearn from her upbringing is the unwillingness to give to others. Certainly people always help their family, but she has seen what can be done when resources are pooled to fund a resource or charity. She also asserts that practical application, built through volunteer work, only adds to academic education. 

Education is not only about degrees and certificates. You must have a big why for what you are doing.

What will she change if she’s the president of Zimbabwe? Foreign dependency Mindset of the people. You are responsible for their own destiny, not the government or anyone else.

She has returned to Zimbabwe with the purpose of empowering women by teaching them real-life skills in technology. She also brings women from North America to share their knowledge. She believes it is important to surround yourself with people of your culture when you first move to your new country, but it is necessary to broaden your horizons to become part of the bigger picture, because  “your net worth is your network”

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Resources Mentioned in Episode 16:

  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad  by Robert Kiyosaki, and Sharon Lechter
  • Take Thembi FREE 5-day challenge to discover your purpose. Go to shebreaksthru.com/5days

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Major Take-Away from Episode 16:

[highlight color=”green”]“ Your net worth is your network” – @thembi.bheka[/highlight]

Thembi’s success formula:

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  • Live a simple life and avoid going into too much debt.
  • Get rid of the scarcity mindset because it will strangle you. There are resources, money, and opportunities sufficient for everyone
  • Start creating your own community. Look for meetup local meetup groups, attend educational events and associate with people that share the same interest, because “your net worth is your network” 
  • Develop a Volunteer and giving mindset. Give your time and resources to things you believe in. You do not have to be a millionaire to do that and giving to your family only does not count as giving mindset.
  • One reliable place to get great information is on the resources section of nadcast.com/resources

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Bassey Simon

Bassey Simon is a full-time Digital Strategist, Business Owner, Creator, and Host of The Nadvigators Podcast - Nadvigating the American Dream with Bassey Simon. As a Nadvigator himself, he started his own nadvigating journey as a Janitor in a suburban Maryland furniture store where he was told that he could not have a furniture sales job because "he did not have work experience in the USA." After only two weeks of working there, he became a sales associate, and within the next two weeks become the top sales associate in the company, and remained there for the next 3 months until he left to pursue his passion in Information Technology with various technology companies including Microsoft sales office in Washington DC. and Verizon Communication, where he worked for nine years. In addition, since 2008, Bassey has started and run several successful businesses with interest in facility management, oil and gas procurement solutions, international procurement agency, and currently owns Basim Digital Lab. a full-service Technology Services company specializing in Low-Cost but highly effective Doctors Office Patient Check in System, Event Management & Events Live Streaming Service, Reputation Marketing, Social Selling implementation, Video Ads & Display Ads optimization, and cold traffic and re-targeting solutions for SMEs using proprietary 10x re-targeting strategies.
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