Lorna Maseko’s 5 Secrets For Getting Everything You Want Out Of Life

"I'd rather die than be average."


Wanita Nicol |

TV presenter and chef Lorna Maseko, owns the April cover of Women’s Health. And that’s not surprising. The former ballet dancer, TV presenter, entrepreneur and chef never does anything half-heartedly. If she’s going to do it, she’s going to do it well. “I’m a perfectionist,” she told WH in an exclusive interview. “I’m all about excellence and doing well. I hate lazy people.” Here are five other secrets to her success.

1/ Never look back.

Lorna doesn’t believe in dwelling on the past, whether good or bad. Her philosophy is ‘always keep moving’ — look to the future and what the next big opportunity is. She believes complacency is the enemy of progress. “Don’t labour on things,” she says. “Even success or things that you think you’ve done well at. Don’t sit on it; think, what’s next?”

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2/ Do all the things.

Lorna may be known for the work she does in the limelight, but there’s a whole lot more going on behind the scenes. “I love what I do, but I do so many other things,” she says, of her TV career. “I’m a director of a radiator business and a director of a marketing agency and then I cook and I host…just because I feel like I have different facets of my personality that I need to feed.”

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3/ Be nice to people.

Many of Lorna’s business opportunities have come out of conversations with people she met in an unrelated setting. “I always say, be nice to people because you never know what the relationship could lead to,” she says.

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4/ Take risks.

Some of Lorna’s business ventures have been pretty risky, but she believes in high-risk-high-reward stakes. The key is not to let failure kill your spirit, she says. “I’ll sit and cry about something for a day or two — it’s never past two days – but after that, I’ll just be like, get up, get going. Keep moving.”

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5/ Find what motivates you.

Lorna enjoys the finer things in life, like good food, good wine and turning left on the plane. So she works hard to make sure she can maintain the standard of living that she enjoys. “Those things push me to do better,” she says.

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