"Meet Beth Malatji - Woman on the Move"Meet Woman on the Move Beth Malatji of Wealth Ladder Magazine (South Africa)

Tell us about how you chose your career/business and what your responsibilities include?

I have always wanted to become an entrepreneur but couldn’t find any business magazine I could relate to for information, which inspired me and intimidated me less. Amongst other things, I wanted to distribute relevant resourceful information to aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups. I am the Founding editor and my responsibilities include interviewing business rockstars from all over the world and interacting with content contributors, choosing the relevant content for our readers.

Tell us about the company you work for or own?

Wealth Ladder Magazine is a happier alternative of a business magazine based on iOS and Google play. It is less intimidating than most great business magazines. We always try and go deeper into helping entrepreneurs build and grow successful businesses.

What are some of the most fulfilling projects you have been involved with so far?

I am currently busy with a movement called Wealth Ladder Teenpreneurs. The purpose is to educate, train and empower the next generation of honorable entrepreneurs (Teenpreneurs) so that they become difference-makers who lead productive, fruitful and purposeful enterprises and experience meaningful lives of integrity, serving others and making the world a better place.

Are there any people in your field you would like to meet and/or work with and have not yet had the opportunity?

I would like to work with Jia Jiang. Having read his book on Rejection, I feel there is so much I could learn from a personal level and in the business perspective. His book gave me so much courage to face the mean world and I am proud to say, I think Rejection rocks.

What are some of your favorite ways to network?

"Meet Beth Malatji - Woman on the Move"Within Wealth Ladder Magazine, we host networking sessions four times a year by bringing in some of the best local and international inspiring business experts and that allows me to easily network with attendees as a host and guests. I always try harder to attend other people’s networking events as well and it is just amazing how one can create a network of potential collaborators and business acquaintances that have the same drive and enthusiasm as I do. The stories of journey somehow interlink and that in itself makes me want to push harder at my dream.

Do you have a mentor – if so how did you choose one another? If not, is this something you think would benefit your career and is there anyone you would like to have as a mentor?

I have two mentors and what I love most about them is that they understand me and my vision. One approached me when I first started with the magazine and the other one I approached few weeks ago. Mentors are highly important because they help one deal with frustration when things get tough and help so much in handling disappointment

What have you learned from your mentor? What do you hope to learn?

I have learned that business is not all roses all the time and you gotta have to want to succeed real bad if you want to stick around in the game. I’ve learned to clarify my goals and dreams. Most importantly, I’ve learned to be a critical thinker.

What’s been the most surprising thing that has happened to you so far in your career?

The surprising thing is when people listen to my ideas and collaborate with me. The big CEO’s in huge companies can actually lend you their time and ears if your product portrays good value. You should never be afraid of anyone irrespective of their titles and badges. We are all humans after all.

What do you do for fun/relaxation?

I love naps. I totally disconnect and just get in touch with my inner self. I love meditating and cooking. Outdoors, I prefer bowling and Putt Putt.

Any parting advice for someone who would like to follow in your footsteps?

Be yourself. Do not try and be someone you are not. Study your industry and your competitors. Always be on a lookout for new products and services like yours (There will always be someone who thinks they can do a better job than you, in most cases it is true). Obsess over your product and focus on refining it. Seek no validation from friends. Get a business mentor who understands you personally and your business goals. Most importantly, do not forget to have fun along the way. If it’s boring, why are you there in the first place?

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