We had the good fortune of connecting with Zazu Moloi and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Zazu, do you disagree with some advice that is more or less universally accepted?
The notion that you have to work “hard” to be successful is a piece of conventional advice that I disagree with because just because you work hard doesn’t mean you’ll be rewarded with success. From my experience working smarter is what will lead you to success faster than working hard. There are countless people who have graduated from an accredited college, good grades, good job, the whole bit that have their checks signed by a college dropout, Facebook, Microsoft, etc.
Working “smarter”, creating systems, and putting the right people together is what will make you successful in business. A system is scalable, a system can run without you. Make the system, the work thereafter is relatively easy.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Nothing and everything about being a photographer was easy. For me, I found a flow and kept a good attitude about my passions. I wanted to do it because I loved it. This led to me finding success. I went from shooting polaroids in my hometown at house parties to shooting MGK and Young Thug in Dubai in four short months.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Wow. This is a tough one. I’d love to take my friend to some hidden gems. If money was not an object? I would first take them to my city, Scottsdale, AZ. Beautiful women, good vibes, and a little bit of everything to enjoy. A day trip down to Sedona, to enjoy the red rocks, great weather, and helicopter ride through the Grand Canyon. We’d wind down and take a private flight over to South Africa to visit my family. Top locations to visit would be: Cape Town, the mountains of Maseru at my grandma’s house, and the Malaiyalaiya Lodge. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are so many people I’d like to thank on my journey. My biggest inspiration can go out to my friend Spencer Fahlman for helping immerse me into the world of photography. Shout to you my brother!
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