We are excited for you to meet Yolie Thela, the founder of Zintathu Events.
As you know, here at SYH, we are inspired by men and women that go all out for what they are passionate about, we are inspired by their hustle and the spirit of perseverance, and Yolie Thela’s journey is one that inspires us.
Learn how she got her hustle together to birth Zintathu Events:
My name is Yolie Thela , I would describe myself as someone who is very driven, ambitious, spiritually inclined and will stop at nothing to achieve my dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur.
The company was officially registered in 2012, but I only started operating properly in 2014.
ZintathuEvents was birthed from a dream (literally as in I was sleeping) and from that dream I knew that I had to follow what God was showing me and just trust in the process that I had to follow to making the dream a reality.
Challenges I have faced have been raising capital to start the business, cash flow and just to grow to the next level has not been easy at all.
Basically my salary that I was receiving from my corporate career funded my business.
I push through the worst times by constantly reminding myself why I started the business and also reviewing my vision board to uplift myself and just keep on pushing. What keeps me motivated is my hunger to live a good enriched life and a legacy that I want to leave behind one day. I surround myself with people that have lived through a difficult entrepreneurial journey and have come out stronger and successful from it, so that keeps me motivated in that it is totally achievable if you are determined enough.
My hustle is 6 years old and what I’m most proud of is the jump that I took at the end of 2016 to quit my corporate job and go into my business full time. In that period my business has grown drastically and was able to secure 2 corporate events with a major company in the hotel/hospitality industry.
My business is marketed digitally on social media platforms and also by client referrals.
I was a Business Analyst in my 9-5 and I guess that’s what I would be doing if I were still in corporate. It would never be a permanent fixture in my life as I know that I was born to be an entrepreneur so eventually I would quit.
Make sure that you are in it for the long haul before you start the journey as it’s not easy or as glamorous to be self-employed with no stable income.
Exponential growth, more beautiful events.
People can find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @zintathuevents. Website www.zintathuevents.com
Nothing is ever impossible to achieve, just put in your blood, sweat and tears and it will pay off eventually.