This is Mishka Patel.
Small Town girl turned TV Presenter. Motivational Speaker. Emcee. Health and Fitness Enthusiast. Entrepreneur, business Owner and Ambassador.
Mishka Patel is a 25 year old woman from a small town called Idasvalley in Stellenbosch. She is living proof that anyone can overcome any circumstances. At a young age of 25 she achieved quite a few titles ranging from being a Miss South Africa 2014 top 12 Finalist, Miss Veet 2014 runner-up, Miss Earth South Africa 2014 Top10 Finalist and a Top 10 Finalist on Presenter Search on 3, which landed her a presenting Job on SABC3 and her current TV Presenter Title as a Pasella TV Presenter on SABC 2.
Her reasons as to WHY she does what she does her response was:
‘I aspire to inspire young girls to be the BEST version of themselves.’
Coming from a small disadvantaged community, she was surrounded by people who wanted her to think like they think: Small. ‘I knew from a young age that I wanted something different for my life. That I have bigger dreams that everyone else, but that I wanted them to dream WITH me. I knew I had a gift to inspire other young women to live each day to its fullest.’
The journey to discovering who she was started at a young age. She took part in everything at school. From Drama classes, Debating, Toast Masters, being on the Eco committee – To trying out all sports she could (side note: She was not good at any Sports! At least she tried.). She never knew where she quite saw herself after school, she went from one friend ‘group’ to another, never really knowing where she really ‘fits in’. - The journey wasn’t a pleasant one- but as the saying goes: We all live and we learn.
Her journey took her to discover her love for the Youth, Business, Education and Television. It led her to start her own success classes at underprivileged schools in Stellenbosch, doing various amounts of charity work, co-owning a production company, doing motivational and public speaking, emceeing and being a television presenter.
“What does she speak about and teach young girls during her success classes?” is a frequently asked question.
She teaches her girls the following:
- Goal orientation
- She takes them on a journey – Grabbing their attention by telling them a story about a small town girl from Idasvalley, who managed to dream big and then follow through on those goals and dreams
- Planning & preparation
- Striving for excellence
- The kind of mindset to have and how to have winning attitude
- Self confidence
‘I am a hardworking and motivated woman. I am a dreamer, a believer and a go-getter. I am passionate, an optimist and a lover of life. I take BIG chances and I dream crazy-big dreams. My attitude towards life opened so many doors, but many have shut in my face. Either way, I live & I learn and tomorrow will always be a new day. I am a fighter, and when one door closes, I know 2 more will open.
My website and everything I share on it will purely be to inspire those around me to chase after their dreams and what they want like I did.
Because at the end of the day I believe:
Good things do not come to those who wait, good things come to those who get up and work for it.'