– What kept you inspired throughout all of the tribulations you have faced in your life?
Actually it was pure love for living life that inspired me to keep going! I’ve always loved life and facing the struggles and dramatic changes made me long to live life with even more presence and power! I really didn’t want to take life for granted and that inspired me to do everything I love with more motivation than before.
-What would you say is the key to your success?
Simple, resilience. Life is not happening to you, it is simply happening for you. Realizing this made me unstoppable.
– You mention setting an intention everyday, if you for some reason you are unable to complete all your intentions for the day, what do you do?
Setting an intention for the day means that I direct myself in a certain direction, an intention simply helps me throughout the day with the actions I am doing. If my intention is to be loving to myself, I make sure that the decisions I make and the actions I do are in the direction of self-love. What is the most self-loving way right now? Could be such a question that helps me get clarity in front of a situation. Setting an intention every day makes the day have variety and it becomes interesting. If I don’t manage to complete all the tasks that I intend to, I simply replan them for the next day – if the task is urgent or very important, then I motivate myself really hard to finish, even if it is in the middle of the night. There is a simple but powerful motivational question that I use to help me get the energy needed. The question is, “What will happen if I don’t complete this task?” – after I paint a horrible picture in my head and this helps squeeze out the energy needed.
–Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Continue running my business with keynote speeches globally, training CEO’s in mental strength and helping companies and organisations develop resilience for change. In five years I have two books on the market and a film produced. I see myself having two kids, living in our dream house with my husband and supporting two schools in South Africa with education. Today I already support one school.
– What keeps you courageous? Is there any active steps that you take to remain positive and consciously courageous?
Constantly challenging myself, staying comfortable means that I am not developing. Every time I find myself procrastinating something because of fear I quickly “investigate” the situation and decide within a couple of seconds to do the opposite = to take action for it. In 99% of the cases the fear in my mind is worse than actual situations. Something which I believe increases the chances to remain positive is to inspire myself by surprising myself when I am out on adventure, having a keynote or working from my office. I always leave space for being spontaneous and playful, and it makes me want to be positive and courageous.
–What was one of your biggest or smallest fears that you have overcome in the last year? How did you overcome it?
My biggest fear was starting to record videos online! I love being on stage speaking to PEOPLE and also transport my messages in writing, but speaking to a camera felt lonely, odd and very strange. I wasn’t comfortable at all. So I challenged myself in creating a Motivational series program online throughout the year where I share (monthly) some of my greatest teachings and strategies related to Motivation. Now, I feel that it is fun!
–Do you have a role model? Who is it, and why do they have the honor of being your role model?
Actually I do not have THE role model, there are actually a lot of people who inspires me and who I admire. They all have one thing in common, they are all authentic and has transported their personal stories to a bigger audience. I love stories! A person with a powerful story who speaks from their heart is my role model!
–What do you think are the most impactful portion of your keynote?
Facing fears! In my most booked keynote “Fear Less – Live Mohr” I speak about courage being the recipe for overcoming fear, brining yourself to this stage is the most powerful transitioning because it means you are ready to take action. I believe that is the most powerful part in my keynote too, the section: when I was completely knocked down from surviving the earthquake and receiving the cancer diagnose shortly after. I thought my life was over when the doctor told me there was only one way out, and that was amputation. I was full of fear, but managed to transition into courage and receive other perspectives to take action. That I believe is the strongest part of the speech.