If you’re still wondering what does PROCRASTINATION has to do with BRANDS, especially PAT ON BRANDS, then continue reading to connect the dots.
Truth be told, I have been contemplating for a while as to when patonbrands.com should go live. One of the main reasons for not starting was that… I did not have enough time, as I am involved in a couple of projects, maybe just a few projects that requires a lot of time. However, if there is one thing I have always wished for is that, I should have started the day I conceived the idea (about a year ago). The truth is, there will never be a perfect time to start something, irrespective how long you are willing to wait. The biggest step of them all is the first step is to start, regardless of how long the journey might seem.

In the famous words of the late great Nelson Mandela, “It always seems impossible, until it’s done”. I think of many times when I embarked on journeys in my life that seemed impossible to complete, but hard work and keeping a positive attitude saw me through.

As you continue reading this post I would like to challenge you to think about what is it that you have been procrastinating to do and start acting on it. Indeed, a journey of a thousand mile begins with a single step. Even though the road is not clear you just need to keep moving forward, eventually you will get there.

It is never too late to start, the founder of KFC, Colonel Sanders was 65 years old when he started the KFC brand and today it is known to be one of the most recognisable brands in the world. The founder of the biggest retailer in the world (Walmart) Sam Walton was 44 when he opened the first Walmart Store. It is also never too early to start, Mark Zuckerberg was a teenager when he founded the world’s largest social media network, Facebook and also to become the youngest billionaire in the world at the time.

Today, we are starting to give brands that are doing well “Pats” and those that are doing bad “Slaps”. I would love for you to be part of this journey by sharing your brand stories and experiences using #PatOnBrands on various social media platforms.

Your inputs are valuable to me. Leave a comment or email me on pat@patonbrands.com. Also, remember to follow @PatOnBrands on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat

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Thokozani Patrick Mahlangu

Thokozani Mahlangu is an internationally certified digital marketing professional and an Mcom Business Management graduate from the University of Johannesburg. He is the Chief Brand Creator of Pat onBrands and Pat onFitness- a fitness movement through which organizes weekly runs under the banner #RunWithPat.

This Post Has 19 Comments

  1. Finally. All the best buddy. A big PAT on you. God bless

    1. Thanks a lot Champ.

  2. It is never too late *drops mic*

  3. Good stuff chana, All the best poi

  4. The tick should be at now…the time is now. A big pat on you for getting this done

  5. indeed the will never be a perfect time to start. I started Pietechgroup.co.za with no much clue about IT. but so far I’ve learnt a lot under pressure and I’m glad I started .

    Great article and hope for more.

  6. I’m happy to see this blossom. Well done star

    1. Thank you so much Kgomotso. A big Pat on you sister!

  7. The day has come! Awesome read Pat. Taught me a thing or two in the process. Keen to continue to support the Pat On Brands journey.

    1. Than you so much Lerato. Your input is valuable to me. A big Pat on you

  8. Certainly agree!! We are driven young peeps that need to push harder as we soon shall be the drivers of the world and country! Through our passions that we live for lets inspire and move forward to greatness indeed.

  9. Very Very Inspiring my king.

  10. This is an inspirational story which will most definitely motivate everyone who has ideas, to implement and all the best sir may God bless you.

  11. “Pat on Brands, Pat on Brands!!” ??
    It’s your time Pat! What matters is that you have started. A big pat to you and all the best for the future. May it be great?

    1. Thank you very much Sands. Please do stay tuned for more posts.

  12. This is Greatness. #TooSoLiiiD

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