- 10 years ago, Lesego Semenya quit his corporate job
- He embarked on an entrepreneurial journey that wasn't easy
- He has achieved incredible success and reflected on it on Twitter
Top Chef South Africa judge, Lesego Semenya, has reflected on his incredible success 10 years after quitting a corporate job to pursue his passion.
The Soweto-born Lesego is an internationally recognised chef who has catered to a slew of local and international celebrities. Writing on Twitter, he said:
It's been 10 years since I sent my resignation letter to the HR department at the business consultancy firm I used to work at. What a journey it has been.
Lesego was named one of Mail&Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans for 2015. Some of the celebrities he has catered to include billionaires Richard Branson and Howard Buffet.
In addition, he has catered to Liverpool FC and the British High Commission. His success has seen him become a prominent media personality as well as brand ambassador and influencer.
However, Lesego warned that success never comes easy. He even thought of going back to the corporate world sometimes.
He also counselled young entrepreneurs to forget about the glamour and focus on building success.
Nevertheless, he encouraged people to pursue their dreams, even when the going gets hard.
Lesego's story inspired his followers. See some of their reactions below.
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