164 episodes

A podcast about exploring new ways to win in the 21st century.

Survival Skills Podcast Grey Jabesi

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

A podcast about exploring new ways to win in the 21st century.

    #167 - Why YouTube Terminated My Channel For No Reason - Leverage

    #167 - Why YouTube Terminated My Channel For No Reason - Leverage

    On October 24th, 2020, my YouTube channel Hardcore Crypto was mistakenly terminated by YouTube for violating community guidelines. The channel is the largest Cryptocurrency channel in Africa and loved by many.
    One would hope that YouTube would help content creators in this kind of situation but it turns out that they don't care. I've appealed and reached out on Twitter and got no help. Imagine years of work wiped out in a whim for no reason. Just like that. The sad part is that YouTube will never assign a human being to attend to your appeals or complaints, they force you to deal with robots.
    The mistake I made was overleveraging myself by trusting a third party to host my content. This is a major flaw when using media as leverage online.
    In this episode, I use this story as an example to discuss the concept of leverage online.

    • 13 min
    #166 How To Win After Lockdown - Part 1

    #166 How To Win After Lockdown - Part 1

    As the world is coming out of lockdowns and economies are opening up after months of so much uncertainty and severe economic contraction.
    The coronavirus has destroyed lives, wealth, and opportunities which have left none of us unaffected. It's a new world now, the normal is demanding a change in how we approach all aspects of our daily life and this is no easy task for beings who are conditioned for a certain way of living. Most are hurt, fearful, uncertain, or confused.
    I decided to catch up with my friend Llewellyn Devereaux, an author and entrepreneur to find out how he coped during these difficult times. I reached out to Lui not only because he has a company which was directly impacted by the lockdown, but also because he is a high energy individual who always has an interesting way of looking at life. 
    We recorded a series of short episodes focusing on tools we can use to not only survive this season but to thrive too. 
    Lui recently published his book; The Mastery Code which you can find here.

    • 12 min
    #164 A Candid Conversation About Mental Health - Dr. Sindi Van Zyl

    #164 A Candid Conversation About Mental Health - Dr. Sindi Van Zyl

    Dr. Sindi van Zyl is a General Medical Practitioner, Broadcaster, Author, Social media activist, and Public speaker. With over 200K followers on twitter, she's very known for discussing mental health. 
    Dr. Sindi is also a renowned public speaker, with a passion to inspire and educate through the power of her diverse experiences. From dealing with tragedy, medical advancements in primary care to mental wellness, she has extensive experience in driving both public and corporate messages through clearly and effectively.
    In this episode we discussed:
    - What is mental health
    - Depression
    - The ideal mentally healthy person
    - Where do you draw the line between pushing oneself and being mentally ill
    - Can you build mental health
    - Parenting
    - Work and the rat race

    • 29 min
    #163 Timothy Maurice - Personal Brand Intelligence

    #163 Timothy Maurice - Personal Brand Intelligence

    Timothy Maurice(@timothymaurice) Webster is the author of four brand leadership books, one leadership memoir and consults & speaks on the science of Human & Brand Behavior.  His research and focus are based on three influence pillars; Brain Potential - Behavioral Science and Brand Influence.  Timothy has worked in Africa and emerging markets for the past decade.
    Timothy’s education is in Business Management, Branding, Psychology, and Applied Neuroscience from Brookstone College in the US and Massachusetts Institute of Technology- MIT. 
    In this episode, we discussed:
    - Personal branding
    - Authenticity
    - Cancel culture
    - Social media and more

    This episode is proudly brought to you by Crypto University: https://www.cryptouniversity.co.za/

    • 42 min
    #162 Claire Mawisa - Carte Blanche, Career, Relationships, Single Parenting

    #162 Claire Mawisa - Carte Blanche, Career, Relationships, Single Parenting

    In this episode, Grey Jabesi sat down with Claire Mawisa. A tv producer and presenter for Carte Blanche, a South African investigative journalism television series that airs on M-Net during prime time
    Claire has a solid track record in the media industry spanning from when she was a teen.
    In this episode, we discussed Her career, how she started with Carte Blanche, Investigative journalism, relationships, marriage, and parenthood. 

    Video: https://youtu.be/P8tykqHVmLU

    • 48 min
    #161 - How To Start A Successful Podcast With Zero Costs - My Tools & Recommendations

    #161 - How To Start A Successful Podcast With Zero Costs - My Tools & Recommendations

    Since I started The Survival Skills Podcast 5 years ago and it has been a great success. I became very used to the process of creating to the point that I forgot how much of a challenge it was to start because I had no idea. I did not know how or what equipment, hosting, editing software or distribution to use. 
    In this episode, I share the tools I recommend for you to get started with nearly zero budget.
    Tools I recommended:
    Irig Lavalier mic:
    TakeAlot link: https://bit.ly/3f3HO3k 
    Amazon link: https://amzn.to/37cDtbr
    Recorder: Zoom  H1n recorder
    Takealot link: https://bit.ly/3h53tdm
    Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2BODhDT
    Anchor: https://anchor.fm/
    Libsyn: https://libsyn.com/
    Blueberry: https://blubrry.com/
    GoPro Hero
    Nikon D800

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Billy_Crypto ,

Role Model .

What Grey is doing is exactly what our country needs during these tough times . I will be quitting my job on my birthday this year to purse running my own business like this man . Contain8d Concepts (My company)shall be launching the 1st Cash Less Township Business to promote bitcoin in my hometown in PMB KZN . This experience has been a real eye opener . Shout out to grey .# Billy_Crypto(paxful account) . Late Resignation dropping on the 7th on November . I kid you not .
🙏🇿🇦🌎🤫🦠💯In BTC we trust

Ebrahim Mbokazi ,


Dude you doing great work on inspiriting the youth that it’s possible to be a successful black entrepreneur in South Africa.

Nosipho M ,

Awesome Podcast

Grey has some really great content. He interviews people from different walks of life which creates a lot of variety for his podcast and one is sure to learn something new with each different episode.

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