Monthly Archives: March 2017


Is waking up early a crucial step towards better productivity? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Good day friend , The other fun of being a blogger is you get to learn stuff .I have done this kind of post before where I learn something from someone and deliver it to you .

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Meet Joe Duncan


Joe Duncan believes that everyone has something beautiful and unique to share with the world and it’s our duty as human beings to encourage & support others to find their voice and use their unique gifts to make an impact and create a truly meaningful life.

Instagram and social media has allowed him to pursue his dreams of making an impact in the lives of people all over the world and help them find their passion and purpose and create a truly exceptional live.

It was all just a wild dream Joe has had for many years until he finally took the leap of faith to start Before 5am and that opened the door for him to do what he loves and be directly involved in helping people through his coaching, speaking, books and courses.

Today Before5am has 500,000 Followers on Instagram and Joe has been involved in a number of projects including creating The Impact Billions Movement with a group of his top social media entrepreneurs.

He had gone on a seven day challenge on maximizing your productivity. You can check it via his instagram @before5am

Day 4 caught my interest . I am a big believer in creating your own opportunity . Very big. I read that and being a topic I had always wanted to write about .. I couldn’t  see why i shouldn’t share it .The post  was also way too relatable . So here it is,.

How to create your own opportunities by Joe Duncan.

Day #4 of the @before5am 7 day challenge has been all about creating your own opportunities and taking your destiny into your own hands.
I have already shared some of my best tips to help you get yourself out there and get known in your industry or sector and start making a name for yourself.
Many of you still struggle with the concept of creating your own opportunities, which I understand because I was like that once myself.
The first thing you have to learn if you’re going to create your own opportunities in life is to learn to be resourceful.
Even in the last 24 hours I have received so many messages from you guys about not having money or the resources to do what you really want to do.
And….that may very well be true, but I assure you money is not the problem.
The problem is almost always a lack of resourcefulness not a lack of resources.
A lack of effort, a lack of connections, a lack of creativity and a lack of expertise is your real problem.
In today’s world, you have no excuse not to be able to build your brand, share your ideas and connect with people and in a nutshell that is what business, opportunity and life is all about…. it’s not overly complex, it all comes down to those three things.
But if you’re shy, too afraid to get to know people or express yourself then your opportunities in this world will be limited.
You create your own opportunities by getting to know people, building relationships and friendships and that doesn’t cost anything more than a little time and effort.
You create your own opportunities by expressing yourself, sharing your ideas, using technology like social media to get known in the industry or sector you want to be in… last time I checked it was free to sign up to Instagram, facebook and YouTube.
You create your own opportunities by doing your best work and developing your craft to such a point, that they simply can’t ignore you.
You create your own opportunities by being resourceful and making the most of the tools and resources you currently have at hand.. you might not have much but you have enough to get started.
You can keep giving your power away or you can use it to build your life.


I hope you found this highly informative . Keep the effort up and Never stop.

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If there is anything common between us (apart from the fact that we are all 20 something year old on our path to the adults we want to be) then it is  failure. At some point in my life I failed . In my studies , relationships , endless DIY trials  and even myself . You probably have too. And then comes the sweet post-failure moment  where each person acts differently . Some of us  talk about it all the time , some of us just stay quiet and think and think till the our thoughts resonate with the voices in our heads. And for some failure instills rage and anger . And some, well ,failure just kills us and we never get up.

Every time I failed I learnt one of the two things;

1.It is about you . I participated in essay competition this February . I sent my essay and sat back waiting for results. Oh wait , Waiting to win . In my head I was thinking about winning and really had not put as much effort as I had put into imagining.I was the source of this failure . Maybe the competition was stiff IDK , I couldn’t control that.What I could control I didn’t and that’s it. That is a lesson learned.

  1. It isn’t about you.Maybe I don’t have a proper story for this. But when you miss some opportunity or failed at something .. it is NOT ALWAYS about you.It is a well known human nature to associate things happening around us with. what is going on in our heads . NOT COOL

I was in my psychology session the other day and my professor was saying that when you face a problem , the problem doesn’t define you.

Look at that failure from the outside . Where can you work on? 

Work on that.

Failure sucks , but what better teacher than pain.Failure adds up a new kind of life changing wisdom . As long as it doesn’t kill you ..You know how this goes. Yes it makes you stronger.Rise up, Dust yourself off and crawl, walk or run to where you want to be.

When failure causes doubt , please be kind to yourself . Maybe you weren’t so ready for that blow but you can handle that . You are not what you have failed to do rather you are all the things you have accomplished and are yet to.

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Adios amigo.


Me : opens YouTube app

Me : Sees 100+ videos on how to do several things

Me: decides to learn how to build an app

Still me : has no idea how a knee jerk reflex test is performed.

Good day to you twenty something year old.. New ? Welcome aboard .. This is the TwentiesCo blog, the  place where twenty year olds talk about anything and everything . Our ultimate goal is to make ourselves the adults we want to be .

Not new ? It’s really nice to have you back.

I don’t really know where  I read this it’s must have been on Pinterest ( which remains to be my favourite application ) or on the daladala  radio on my way to Uni.

Here it goes.

If you are going to better yourself you should work on things related to what you know.For example there is no point in a in a clothes seller learning how to perform CPR but that would be so important for a flight attendant because it is relevant for certain field. I mean getting a flight attendant who knows how to perform CPR ,can swim properly in a very long time ,has amazing people skills is just goals.But what would knowing how to perform CPR do to a clothing seller .

Nothing .

So if you’re considering learning a new  skill then learn a skill that is actually going to be with you in what you do because there’s so much to learn these days .So much and so many people to teach.  instead of learning  so little about everything sometimes we have to learn so much about something because if you’re going to build  your career around something then you have to know as much as you can about it there is so much temptation to learn about things as much as you can mostly cause there’s so much information around us.

The key is prioritizing ,your career comes first.You have to learn to differentiate between abilities that are going to make you a better person for your area and those that well, they are just for fun .

The good thing about learning a skill is it will either get you a job , save you money or pass time.

For that reason , we should learn as much as.we can keeping in mind skills that are going to help us move forward .

So I want you to list at least five skills (CV worthy) that are going to make you more fit for your career and work on that one at a time . What skills combination are going to make you a more suitable person for a certain position. Then work on that. .

So soon aye, I am just breaking away from my writers block ( a period when a writer has hard time coming up with great content and feels stuck)

Thank you so much for reading , please do share this with your fellow twenty year olds.. That’s who Twentiesco is there for .

If you would love for me to write or research a certain topic and present it on the blog .. Then be sure to tell me that in the comments below.

Stay productive, Write it down and have a great week ahead.

Xo xo

Forever Herie


Birthday’s are great. Sometimes I think birthday’s wishes are there to help us make it through the remaining 364 days of the year .. without the whole world smiling at us.

Hello there, Welcome back , if this is your first time visiting TwentiesCo then welcome to the family.Here on TwentiesCo we talk about matters every twentysomething out there wants to talk about Purpose, Money problems, … 

So this year’s 2nd March , I had received the grace of seeing another year. Birthday’s are a great time to reflect.

On birthdays that are also milestones ,I usually find myself having mixed feelings about it. Reminiscing about my 18th Birthday , a part of me was like yeeeeeey 18 big deal .. another part of me was like OMG 18 … Anyways such milestones tend to make you ask yourself Now that you are venturing into this new age is there something you would love to move closer to or prioritize more. 

While a part of me wanted to go back to the good ole days where all I did was day dream and study (was a hell of a bookworm) , a part of me actually said Let’s do this! . 

Part of that was my blog , it now makes more sense . I am coming up with more content and if there is anything you would like for us to talk about here on TwentiesCo then let me know in the comments section. 

These years have given me my share of ups and downs (Only to think there is more coming) . I have had days when I was too excited to sleep and some when all I wanted to do was burry my face in a pillow , Somethings have worked out while some turned out to be messy lessons. Putting all that together … Those things have made me . I couldn’t imagine any other way. 

That’s a wrap , I wish you a productive week. Stay focused☺.

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