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June 2012

Supplements or not?

If we were to go by what self-made dieticians and other such advisors tell us, then we would never eat cooked food. We would live like the guys before homosapiens did; i.e. keeping it raw and cold. But then again, we have another group of people telling us that eating raw food could cause us more health problems e.g. bacterial infections, the existence of worms, etc. Scary! Speaking of raw food, can you imagine chewing raw beef, just because you want to get all the proteins before they are killed by heat?

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The Power of Your Mindset

As my friend was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages, just a small rope! It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from the ropes they were tied to but for some reason, they did not. My friend saw a trainer nearby and asked why these beautiful, magnificent animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away.

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Push The Rock

A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light and the Savior appeared. The Lord told the man he had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might. This the man did, day after day. For many years he toiled from sun up to sun down, his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing with all his might.

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Chinese Bamboo

Today has been quite a frustrating day for me. Enough times I came close to screaming; literally! But I was in the wrong place all the time. You see, I live in Dar es salaam, a city known to have temperatures of up to 35 deg Celsius sometimes. Then the infamous TANESCO decides to cut power at midnight, when I was just about to go to sleep!!! How does one sleep in that heat?

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Extreme Makeover

If you were to ask me, I think the most challenging job is that of a Brand Manager. Why do I say this? Because this person is responsible for ensuring the brand (s)he is dealing with has the right image at all times; even when it misbehaves. It is their responsibility to ensure that even when the image is at the greatest risk of being tarnished, the brand still stands out. Just to show you what I mean, when I mention Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, what company comes to your mind? And why did BP come to your mind?

No Pain, No Gain

About  3 months ago I had to come face to face with harsh reality, when I realized I was beginning to “grow” a pot-belly. You know for a woman that is not very good news and so obviously I had to do something about it. I had two options; either to adopt a workable diet or to hit the gym and burn the annoying fat that had crept up on me “unnoticed” (but what did I really expect after I started indulging in chips vumbi???)

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Fuel Gauge

One of my greatest hobbies is driving long distance. It is therapeutic for me, and though many might say it is dangerous to drive when annoyed or stressed, for me it works magic any time. It is important to note though that its not just any car that works for me; don’t give me a Toyota Vitz, or a Probox and expect me to enjoy that drive… that will probably stress me more.

I have learned....

Someone once said that you don’t need to be in class for you to learn a thing or two… how true this is! Lessons come our way every single day, regardless of where we are at, or who we are with at that precise moment. Question is, how often do we retain the lessons we learn?

It is with this question in mind that I have decided to write a post consolidating the lessons that have stood out for me especially since the beginning of this year, not just to share them with you but also as a way of ensuring I have documented them for future reference. Here goes ….

How sick and tired are you?

I don't know about you but sometimes life can be so *tiring* for lack of another word to use! However, like I discovered, it is not until you reach a point where you decide "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired" that you make the necessary changes to your life....

One of the greatest motivational speakers of our time, Les Brown, shares with us how you can do this...

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