Mbuli has enjoyed an illustrious career as an actress, TV presenter, author and businesswoman that spans over two decades.

Over this time, she’s learnt a thing or two about what it takes to sustain a career in the spotlight. Her best piece of advice is: Mind your own business and stay in your lane.

Comparing yourself to others might be human nature, but it’s not always what is best for you. Mbuli says young people should rather mind their own business and focus on their own unique journey.

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“It doesn’t matter how others achieve success. This is about you, so stay focused on your individual goals and dreams,” she advises.

Find your purpose

She says it’s important to always have a “bigger and broader picture for your life”.

“You need to work towards a larger legacy and create something that can outlive you,” she says.

But having said that, she says it’s equally as important to not to neglect yourself and your personal development along your career journey.

“You also need to make sure you don’t become obsessed with you career dream and forget to develop yourself as a person and work on other parts of your life.”

There is no easy or painless path to success

Success requires sweat, blood and tears and most of all, it requires a lot of sacrifice so you need to be ready to put the work in.

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You also need to be able to block out that inner voice that tells you you can’t do something and have a steadfast belief in yourself.

“To overcome failure and hardship, you need to stay strong, focused and committed to your goals and if you do, you will prevail. Never give up – keep on moving,” she says.

“If your dream is dying, find something else to keep you busy in the meantime and just put one foot in front of the other. If you keep going, if you get up and do something, anything, you will eventually get where you want to be.”