Ten years ago, in , Gayton McKenzie was released from maximum-security prison in Bloemfontein after a long jail term. Like most ex-convicts he had no money and very big dreams. Unlike most ex-convicts he went on to become South Africa’s most highly paid motivational speaker. Read "A Hustler's Bible" by Gayton McKenzie available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. Things may come. Books related to A Hustler's Bible. The Choice: The Gayton McKenzie Story ebook by Gayton McKenzie. The Choice: The Gayton McKenzie.
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Like most ex-convicts he had no money and very big dreams. Unlike most ex-convicts he went on to become Africa's most highly paid motivational speaker, a bestselling co-author of an autobiography, a successful businessman and a mining consultant earning millions of dollars. He did this despite only having a matric and a violent criminal record. To many, what he achieved should have been impossible. He and his business partner, another former convict Kenny Kunene, still draw the attention of the media and the public daily, because their success and their radical departure from their criminal past is such an anomaly.
They inspire people who believe that they too can come from not just nothing, but less than nothing. They fill other people with unease, because they seem to break every mould and it's hard to understand fully how they did it.
Suspicion and distrust follow them, but do not hold them down. I immediately wanted to drive on, but his excitement on seeing me prevented me.
The man was on his way to a vet for his sick dog. But when I looked at the dog I immediately knew this poor animal stood no chance. It would be just a matter of hours or even minutes before he would most likely be dead. I then said: I know, but it is going to die soon, to which I got the answer I was still going to get more than ten times during our drive: But it is not dead yet.
Reluctantly, I allowed him to put the dog on the back seat on top of a covering of newspapers. I allowed all of this only because it was a rented car. The poor mutt had foam coming out of his mouth. He looked abject. The man loaded his bucket and cloths into the boot of the car. We played our game of verbal tennis all the way into town, me pointing out the seemingly obvious fact that the dog had no chance and him repeating that the dog was not dead yet. Tiring of this, I tried to steer the conversation to something more clearly constructive and asked him what he was planning to do with his bucket and cloths.
I realised that I was giving a lift to either a total madman or a deeply caring person. Probably both. He told me he was a worker on a farm that had recently shut down and he survived by doing odd jobs for different people.
I also learnt he had never been to school. Because I realised that he had a great love for his dog I kept on reminding him that the dog was going to die — I felt it was important he start to accept the inevitable now instead of try for some impossible cure that would only needlessly cost him money — but he just patiently replied every time that his dog was not dead yet.
In town, after asking around, we got directions to the animal clinic. I gave the man another R for a lift back home in case he failed to find another curious driver. I went on to my daily hustle of speaking to school kids and my passenger soon left my mind.
Many hours later, in the urgency of rushing back home, I almost forgot about him, but when I got to the town again I remembered that he might still be around so I drove towards picking him up. I also felt empathy for a man who must have just lost the dog that he cared for so deeply.
It turned out the dog needed a drip and some antibiotics, but it was going to be just fine. He gave me back R I struggled to even see the road properly. I cried because I was thinking about all the excuses I had heard from prisoners who said they are stealing because they are poor. I said: He replied that he would honour me by renaming his dog Gayton to remind him of how he had one day met a good man. And I sped off so that he would not see the rush of my tears.
I simply could not hold them any more. I took so many lessons from my experience that day and the phrase the dog is not dead yet has come up in my mind so many times over the years to remind me never to lose hope at times when many others would simply have given up.
I want to return to the many lessons of this story, but first you need to read the rest of my book. Upon my release from jail I looked at the different career options available to me. Nothing interested me more than becoming a motivational speaker.
Before I could go into business I needed to spend several years rehabilitating my image. I accepted that fact and I knew that the sooner I could start my talks and reach as many people as possible, the sooner I could build towards my long-term goal of being seen as a man who is much more than just another ex-gangster from jail.
I knew that just calling myself a motivational speaker would not be enough though. Motivational speakers are like the rock stars of the business world. I suppose you could say Mike Lipkin was one of the first guys in South Africa to make motivational speaking a well-known and even respected profession.
While he was doing his Say yes! It was a small seed and it never stopped growing inside me. While Mike Lipkin was travelling the country, speaking to as many people as he could with his positive you can do it messages he was also doing his bit to inspire a country deeply divided by years of apartheid.
By the time I came out of jail in , Mike Lipkin had already moved back to Canada, but the motivational speaking circuit was by then already pretty established and companies were willing to set aside significant amounts of their budgets to invite guest speakers to their workplaces to inspire staff with something new and different, while breaking up the humdrum monotony of the daily grind.
Many employers noticed that having a motivational speaker address staff could get people more focused and productive for months, so they saw it as a necessary investment in their business — which it is. Employees easily get stuck in a rut and lose sight of the big picture and their bosses are stuck in their own rut. It often takes someone from the outside to inject more energy into a work environment.
The most rewarding part, for me, of ever having been a motivational speaker, has been those moments, many years after I gave a talk somewhere, when someone approached me and told me that I stopped him from committing suicide and he turned his life around. Another would say I gave her the courage, through my own story, to leave her abusive husband and build her own career.
Some of the school kids, from the millions I spoke to, looked me up years later to say that they gave up crime and drugs to become young entrepreneurs, lawyers, medical students, race-car drivers — you name it. I heard so many things that both humbled me and made me beam inside with pride. There are also the many, far-less-dramatic stories people have told me about how I simply brightened their day or gave them the most memorable talk in their school career. That mattered to me too.
The small victories are as important as the major coups. While in prison, it eventually became a huge dream of mine to become one of the best motivational speakers on the speaking circuit. To achieve this, soon after my release I asked Ria De Villiers to help me get started and she put her heart, soul and reputation on the line to see me become a success. Before she recommended me to anyone, though, she asked me to give an ad hoc speech at the St Andrews School hall in Bloemfontein — just to see if I had any potential at all.
The plan was that I would give my talk and they would critique it — and man, did they. I was really taken aback. But these people just sort of looked through me and tapped their pencils on their notepads. I asked them for a few minutes, to think it over right there and try again immediately. I tried to leave in and improve on the few things they had liked and I tried to find solutions for the many problems. In that situation, had I still been thinking like a gangster, that situation would have been somewhat different.
No one criticises a gangster; no one makes a gangster go back and redo anything.
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A gangster takes that kind of thing personally. By the third round of criticism I would have probably just taken out a gun, made them all hand over their wallets and jewellery and left. Those people were honestly trying to help me. I went in there as I was: I was willing to do anything required of me. Many of us ask for help, but then lose our way. We sit in classrooms and instead of paying attention and absorbing valuable lessons, we try to show off or become the teacher ourselves.
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My internship as a motivational speaker was probably about as tough as it gets. I started with high school kids — and believe me, there is no tougher crowd than a room packed with more than a thousand noisy teenagers, who are all out to prove how generally unimpressed they are with everything. But the sound was terrible and my CD had already been played to death so much in my car that the track started jumping. I recovered what little dignity I could scrape together and finished my talk. I never used any technical gimmicks ever again.
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Many employers noticed that having a motivational speaker address staff could get people more focused and productive for months, so they saw it as a necessary investment in their business — which it is. They inspire people who believe that they too can come from not just nothing, but less than nothing.
We appreciate your feedback. The Dog is Not Dead Yet For many years, after my release from prison, my life consisted of driving around, with the occasional flight, giving motivational talks. To achieve this, soon after my release I asked Ria De Villiers to help me get started and she put her heart, soul and reputation on the line to see me become a success.