SYNOPSIS – Heart
From birth to death, we are all provided with the same platform to evoke a sustainable and innovative difference in the lives of others, but each and every one of us has a different path or journey. There are a number of factors that contribute towards a person’s uniqueness and individuality: the environment, your upbringing and the root. We all have a root within us. The stronger it is, the stronger it will grow. We can grow in maturity, success, value, personal development or within a community.
My root is different. The book will be structured in three parts:
Part 1: The Inferior Vena Cava. This details the root to my life, mostly written in a philosophical manner;
Part 2: The Superior Vena Cava. This could be described as the meat of my life and career, mostly written in a self-reflective manner;
Part 3: The Aorta (closing and way forward). This is written in both a philosophical and self-reflective manner. The prologue chapter provides an outline and summary of what is covered in the book.
This masterpiece aims to share and inspire people through my life journey prior to, and after Mr South Africa. It showcases the important lessons that I have learnt, together with the fundamental experiences gained as well as the challenges and hard yards that I have faced. At the age of 29, this is not an autobiography. Rather, it is a foundation of what more is to come. Therefore, my foundation is called Heart.
When crowned as Mr South Africa, I was also crowned as Mr Heart, because of all the charity projects and initiatives conducted as a contestant. During my reign as Mr South Africa 2017, I embarked on a campaign called 365 days of Heart, where I conducted various types of charity work, outreach or social media posts to inspire and provide aspiration to the youth and society. The book includes #365heart themes as footers on each page. I aim to provide quality reading material that readers can assimilate to and understand. Readers can also use the book as a diary to conduct acts of heart or random acts of kindness while reading updated stories of my life (1988 - 2017). At the back of the book, there will be a glossary of 365 days of heart themes with checkboxes, where readers can then tick off which theme they have completed.
We can never be certain of what the future holds but I am certain that my root and the first two branches of life has provided me with a solid foundation to do more for society. After being crowned as Mr South Africa, I remain humbled and grounded; I can never forget where I came from, the hard yards walked and where I am now.
I look to the future now with a better vision and a mission that I hope will make a difference in the lives of others. If I can contribute towards five percent of difference-making, then for me, that would be a significant contribution, and I continue aiming to give from the heart.
I am just an ordinary guy attempting to do extraordinary things – with a foundation of heart.