I attended my first Startup Grind Cape Town event last night: a fireside chat with Alan Knott-Craig Jnr (Former CEO of MXIT, Founder of Project Isizwe, Executive Chairman of Hero Telecoms).

While he gave a lot of insight into the highs and lows of his career, he shared one lesson which I found to be really impactful: Keep your lifestyle simple. Keep your living costs flat, even when your income goes up. In doing this, you won’t attract the wrong people into your life, you’ll be in a position to take opportunities and most importantly, you’ll be able to withstand setbacks.

Keep your lifestyle simple. Keep your living costs flat, even when your income goes up. In doing this, you won’t attract the wrong people into your life, you’ll be in a position to take opportunities and most importantly, you’ll be able to withstand setbacks.

Alan Knott-Craig Jnr

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