In the May 2017 Issue of Entrepreneur Magazine, South Africa's No.1 Read Business Magazine by Visionaries, Innovators, Disruptors, Employers and Wealth Builders, entrepreneurial journey of Founder l CEO of KHALALA, Mahadi Granier, is featured on Pages 72 - 75. She shares intimate details on why in June 2015, she made the single biggest and scariest decision of her life. She quit her R1million per annum Director position to move to Paris to start from scratch. How she ended up staying at home to integrate her 2 kids (3 years old and 3 months old at the time) into the new culture while battling a corporate identity loss emanating from moving from the extreme of commanding boardrooms to changing diapers all day long. She shares how this transition lead her to venture into entreprenership. She shares lessons learnt along the way, the realities of entrepreneurship vs the idea of it, starting a business in a new country, new business environment, regulations, new culture, different consumers, different language, the highs and lows, the ups and downs and where she currently is on this journey.  To read the full article, click button below.



Two years ago, I "had it all". I was a high ranking government official, employed as a Director by the Department of Trade and Industry in South Africa. I was living what most people would call a successful life. I earned a 7 figure income, I owned multiple real estate, I had the cars, the clothes, everything I could have ever wanted. And yet, I lacked job satisfaction and a sense of contentment and fulfilment. It wasn't until I realized that I was living out of alignment with the truth of who I was. I realized that no matter how much I had in the bank, how much I crossed off my to do list, how much I was praised, celebrated and continued to chase society's definition of success, if I was not living an authentic life, I would never feel happy. I decided to take a leap of faith to pursue my true passion. Fast forward two years later, I am selected by South Africa's number 1 top ranked bank, Standard Bank - South Africa alongside two other Entrepreneurs to be featured in the bank's exclusive business report titled "Best advice from female entrepreneurs who started their own profitable businesses". Say yes to you, live authentically, stop hiding, stop fearing that you might not be good enough. You are more than enough. To read the full article, click below


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