The US Times Interviews Millionaire, Sashin Govender
Sashin Govender, 29 Years Old, born and raised in Durban, South Africa has become the talk of the Town not just in Africa, but internationally.
Govender is a highly successful entrepreneur, renowned speaker, and expert in leadership, sales, and digital marketing. He is the CEO of TMS Ecosystem, which owns over 20 companies, and the founder of The Millionaire Student community. Sashin’s life story is inspirational, having grown up in South Africa with an average monthly income of $300. Govender became an eight figure multi millionaire by the age of 24 years old. Sashin’s success is attributed to his lifelong dedication to personal development, strategic thinking skills developed from a young age, and his belief in the 4 Pillars To Mastery: Health, Wealth, Spirituality, and Relationships. His message of positivity and success has inspired millions worldwide, and he has been knighted by the Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen for his innovative and philanthropic contributions to society.
The US Times had the privilege of interviewing Sashin
What is your definition of an entrepreneur?
Sashin: An entrepreneur is an individual who sees a gap in the market and executes on the idea. Entrepreneurs are risk takers, they have 0 emotional attachment to failure or peoples opinions. Wayne Gretzky says, “100% of the shots never taken, never goes in.” Entrepreneurs also understand success is delayed gratification, what you saw today you will only reap in a few years. Most people expect to put success in the microwave, push 60 seconds and manifest it. Life isn’t that easy or else everyone would win.
We always hear you quoting, “work like you broke.” What does that mean?
Sashin: “Work like you broke“ means RESET daily, forget about how much you earned last month, what’s your net worth, keep reminding yourself you have not arrived ! Your ultimate goal is to outwork the world, don’t let a little bit of success stop you from achieving a lot. They say the worst thing about Success is not knowing whether you have a little or a lot. I am humble enough to work with everyone who has Desire, I don’t care about your past, all I’m focused on is where you see yourself in the future.
What motivates you?
Sashin: Waking up every morning and going to www.Forbes.com and not seeing my name there. I get pissed off for greatness which makes me work harder !
What advice do you have for students?
Sashin: Don’t depend on one stream of income. The average Dollar Millionaire has 7 streams of income. Bill Gates has 4000+, Warren Buffet has 2400+, Richard Brandson has 400+. Education is great, but it’s not everything. Over the years I’ve realised knowledge is not power, application is. The A & B students have the knowledge, but they not taught to apply it. The C & D students don’t have much knowledge, but they great at taking action, they are risk takers. So they create the company and hire the A & B Students to work for them. My secret to success is that I started at a young age, I didn’t negotiate or contemplate. I took action !
How would you describe your life?
Sashin: I live my life by this quote, “the master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he’s always doing both.“
How important is self-development?
Sashin: 80% of life is Psychological. 20% is mechanics. Which means the marathon is always won mentally before physically. I live my life in the future, everything i do i have a clear concise picture of the end in mind. I was fortunate to get introduced to personal development at 8 Years Old. I spent hours studying and emulating individuals who have the lifestyle I desire. Your sub-conscious mind is a paradigm, a paradigm is a multitude of habits which means your foundation of your life. We have inherited our parents habits because we spent majority of our life with them. For example, if your parents don’t like onions, guess what you won’t like? Everything in life is mentally. It takes 21 days to create a hobbit, good or bad. it also takes 15 positive thoughts to counter attack one negative thought. The first thing I do each morning is recite my affirmations, I then close my eyes and visualise for 10 minutes. Personal development saved my life!
Who is your mentor?
Sashin: Firstly a mentor is someone you have access to, most people claim their mentors are individuals on tv or social media etc. If you don’t have access to your mentor, you don’t have a mentor. My mentor has always been www.youtube.com I’ve spent hours studying the wealthiest individuals, matching and modelling their habits. YouTube has never called me once and said, “hey, have you watched a video today? “A mentor should never call you to do something you meant to do if you knew it could change your life !
Do you mentor people?
Of course I do, unfortunately I don’t have the time nowadays with the balance between business, travelling and family. Although I have created a lot of free content on my YouTube channel and on my social media pages to indirectly mentor people.