JC Steyn is a Bedfordview-based entrepreneur in his final year of study at the University of Pretoria. His primary business, Summarize, caters to students across faculties and year levels. He and his team create notes and tutoring material for them. “I then market and sell these to thousands of other students across the country,” he says. Steyn is also a partner at Vivid E-Scape, an online aquarium retailer. His podcast, The Ground Floor, has hosted guests ranging from comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout to activist Zulaikha Patel. His advice? “Never be the smartest person in the room … I make it a point to spend as much time as possible with people who have achieved things I haven’t accomplished yet. I don’t really believe in mentorship or coaching, but I do believe in keeping the constant company of those more successful than you. It’ll push and motivate you.”
Take a chance, girl. That burning desire in your heart will not disappear.