They say when life throws you lemons, you have to make lemonade and Minister Jae has turned his not so good and challenging childhood into a source of inspiration by publishing a book, ‘Motivation For Success: Volume 1’ which is a compilation of motivational articles. Simba Mabika (born March 8, 1994), known professionally as Minister Jae (stylized as Jae), is a Zimbabwean young entrepreneur, an auto electrician by profession and motivational blogger who has authored several blogs and articles on a wide range of topics but mainly related to business, personal development, and relationships.
Jae is also a gospel hip-hop artist who has also shared the stage with great musicians like Pastor G, Jonah Chivasha, Nyasha Mutonhori, Prophecy, and many more since the beginning of his career in 2011. Minister Jae has released over twenty singles over the past years and a nine-track mixtape titled “The OutCome” which was produced by King Parm and Tha Real Beats.
Minister Jae resides in Chitungwiza where he stays with his parents and siblings. He enjoys studying business and spending time with friends. He is also inspired by love, faith in God, and life experiences. He seeks to inspire, encourage, and motivate in all his works. This 2020, Minister Jae has established a fast-growing motivational blog with the title “Life & Entrepreneurial Success with Jae” where he shares motivational articles, life-changing quotes and his greatest desire is that lives are transformed through his writings as well as his music.
Speaking on his latest book, Minister Jae had this to say, “I faced some challenges emotionally growing up and was a bit disturbed but the best thing I discovered was anybody can change anything in their life. So in this book, I share success tips that I’ve learned from other successful people and also from my own life experiences. My intention is to help someone who is also in the same situation that I was, to realize that they can change any situation”
Minister Jae says that he was inspired by the discovery that anything is possible and that has become a force pushing him every day to continue writing and motivating others that they can become whatever they want to become in life. That discovery has become a message that he is living to spread. Putting up and writing a book is not always easy for most people and is generally met with some if not a lot of challenges but for Minister Jae, this seemed not to have been the case.
Minister Jae had this to add, “I can’t say that I faced many challenges writing the book and I think it is because I knew the things that I wanted to write about. It’s like I couldn’t wait to wake up to start writing and I can say I felt like I was pregnant with a message that I wanted to share with the world. The other thing is I’ve set my goals so high that I don’t see challenges as challenges but as a stepping stone to the next level lol. So yeah if they were challenges I fell in love with them and used them to my advantage.”
If someone only had two minutes to read his newly published book and would like to pick up the best part of the book Jae greatly recommended that you waste no time flipping through but just go straight to the first part of the book which is titled, ‘Words of encouragement.’ “In that section, I talked about turning in life. For many people, the hardest thing to do is making a decision on what kind of work there will be doing for the rest of their lives and this is because it’s our nature as humans to love the security and always be in our comfort zones.”, said Jae. Minister Jae has lived his word and pushed himself out of the comfort zone by making the firm decision this year (2020) he will be living on his writing gift and through that decision, only results are manifesting as also evidenced by his latest offering and Facebook blog.
Just like everyone we have had bad past experiences, we have been hurt and betrayed before and sometimes we just look at our past and we can not even forgive our past and let go but here we have a champion who has risen against all odds and decided to turn his lemons into lemonade. Growing up Jae says that he was a person of low self-esteem, not so confident, ‘fat’, and you can imagine the body-shaming and name-calling and all and loved to be in his comfort zone. This all resulted in poor performance in school and a lack of support from those who were close to him and loved ones.
His life took a different positive turn as he said, “I can say my greatest testimony started when I started listening to Pastor Chris’s teachings, discovering my inheritance in the kingdom of God. It’s funny that everything about the business that I know now I learned by myself, reading books and also doing researches on the best companies around the world. My transformation from dumb to excellent is the number one reason that I spread the message of believing in yourself. I discovered nothing is impossible with God and your life can be a testimony too”
As any motivational speaker, Minister Jae is a source of encouragement and inspiration and he has the same message he believes will encourage someone out there who might be having a bad time or looking for some inspiration. He postulates, “One thing that I always talk about when I’m with anybody or when I write, is to stop living the past. Yes, what happened, happened by you shouldn’t let that define who you are. God has a beautiful future for each one of us, and above all, it’s His greatest desire that we prosper in all we do. I would encourage someone with childhood challenges to using whatever challenge they would have faced as inspiration to achieve more. If I look back I can now say I’m grateful for the challenges I faced because they’ve made me who I am today. I now look at my past as a learning period and by doing so I’ve learned the skill of making good decisions.”
The book can be accessed on “Syrup” a new Zimbabwean website that sells books and will soon be on Amazon. Or you can get in touch with the author for a copy on +263-785-203-768