Integrity, professionalism, competence, excellence, and compassion. These are the characteristics that Diaan Neethling believes in. He is a 29 year old Medical sales representative in Bloemfontein and proud Bloem boytjie. He completed his B.Sc Zoology and entomology degree at Kovsies, Free State, and further continued to complete his honours degree in conservation and forensic entomology. In 2017 he was crowned the runner up Mr South Africa 2017 and also received the Public choice award for the competition.
He is devoted to speaking up for young children who do not have the best opportunities and wants to continuously make a difference in the community and anyone’s lives where possible.
He is a sports fanatic, exercise enthusiast and love working with people on a daily basis. Public speaking is his passion and conveying a message to people where he dreams that his words and story can be gripped by as many people as possible, but if only one walks away with a better understanding of self-worth, chances in life and a more positive attitude, he celebrates his role as motivational speaker.
“ There is no passion to be found in playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living ”–Nelson Mandela
Superpower – Motivating and staying positive
Special agent – My Heavenly Father
Secret weapons – hard work, consistency, prayer and passion.
Mojo and words of advice – You were created for a time such as this – the journey towards success is the execution of accumulating great habits on a daily basis.
Words to live by
“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena…whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming…but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause…who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”– Theodore Roosevelt