We've heard of many stories of people choosing to compromise themselves in order to have a successful career in the entertainment industry and those people end up looking back in regret, but actress Lerato Mvelase has a different approach and is very conscious of her choices.
With the entertainment industry being the most cutthroat industry, Mvelase says that throughout all her years of being in the industry, she has never had to settle for a gig just to keep growing her career as an actress. In a recent Instagram post, she said:
"I have a lot of young women that ask how I made it into the business of entertainment. Well, I have a strong belief that before we are born, we are blessed with gifts. A gift that will make you happy, successful and will impact the world. I learnt and embraced my gift early on in life. Then I went on to study so as to harness and nurture my gift. Then, the universe went and did what was needed in order for my gift to grow and be shared with the world, fulfilling my purpose. I've been blessed to be working for so many years."
Mvelase is one versatile entertainer who dabbles between music, acting and directing. Speaking of her experience in the entertainment industry, she went on to talk about the demands of the industry, sharing some advice with her followers who might be looking to get into entertainment.
"But, it doesn't come easy, as I am in a business of looks, who you know, losing your values, compromising those you love, haters, pretentious people and pressure to put on a facade of perfection, glitz and glamour. I am thankful that I have been blessed with a character that will not compromise itself for people, pleasures and things that don't fulfil my purpose. This business is not for the faint at heart, as it tests the core of you and if you don't know yourself, you will certainly fall for the falls sense of being. So, young lady, believe in your purpose and don't let anyone tell you that they will make or break you, don't lose yourself, work hard, don't envy other people's journeys, surround yourself with powerful,talented and positive women,gym,eat healthy ,pray and laugh a loooot (that keeps you young ) and try not to catch flu (cos that sucks)" she wrote.
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