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  • Sun, 13th Aug 2017
    Let’s talk about Ombudsman. But before I do, let me take this opportunity to thank the newly re-elected president of Kenya, President Elect Uhuru Kenyatta, for being re-elected for another five years. To the people of Kenya, there was bound to be winners and losers. Life will have to go on regardless of who won or who lost. The reality on the ground is that whoever won will not bring food to your... [Read More]
  • Sat, 15th Jul 2017
    Many people go through life not living their purpose. Many actually wonder what their purpose is. Someone asked me how one can identify their purpose and in answering that question, I decided to do a short clip. If you had a similar question, hope this clip fills in the gaps for you. Be Ignited. Be Inspired. Be Influenced. Become the best version of yourself you can ever be.
  • Mon, 12th Jun 2017
    What is goal setting? What does it entail? Why is it important? Watch this clip and get all these questions (and more) answered. While you are there, don't forget to subscribe to Liz H. Wachuka Youtube Channel. Be Ignited. Be inspired. Be Influenced. Become the best version of yourself you can ever be.    
  • Sun, 14th May 2017
    Today I want to talk about desire. When I say desire I know many people’s minds move towards the direction of that strong sexual feeling or appetite that causes human beings to throw caution to the wind for a few seconds of ecstatic abandon. No. That’s not my focus, Not for today anyway. Today I want to focus on that strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen... [Read More]
  • Fri, 5th May 2017
    There is a FIRST STEP in everything you do. Like the old adage says, “the journey of 1000 miles starts with the FIRST STEP." This day started with you opening your eyes and deciding to step out of bed. When you get to your office there will be that FIRST STEP you will need to take in order to set your day in motion. Could be taking our phone to call that customer, or opening your laptop to send... [Read More]
  • Wed, 3rd May 2017
    “Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have. Finding them in each other - activity in rest and rest in activity - is the ultimate freedom.” ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar You need to rest in order to be productive. Your brain needs to shut down and cool off after... [Read More]
  • Wed, 3rd May 2017
    Assuming you are on your laptop at night and then power suddenly goes off, what happens?  If your keyboard is illuminated then the light going off does not affect you. But if you are using one of those old laptops without illuminated keyboards, then unless you know how to type without looking at your keyboard you might as well shut down because typing will become a nightmare for you. When... [Read More]
  • Sat, 29th Apr 2017
    .......unless of course you don’t have any ideas.  In the words of George Bernard Shaw:“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” That is why you should spend time thinking every day. Besides thinking, it is... [Read More]
  • Fri, 28th Apr 2017
    I’d never thought about this until I thought about it. Sorry if this sounds like a #YogiBerra quote but it is not.  Not sure why or what I was doing when I suddenly thought of looking up the meaning of darkness from the dictionary. According to the dictionary, darkness is the partial or total absence of light. In other words, where there is no light, there is darkness. No wonder people use the... [Read More]
  • Fri, 28th Apr 2017
    “It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” ~ Dale Carnegie And that right there is why I say happiness is a choice.  It is a choice because once you know what makes you unhappy, you'll not want to stick around and wait for it to bring you unhappiness, will you? A normal person will not. He or she... [Read More]
  • Sat, 22nd Apr 2017
    Forget about the bike; just looking at it makes me feel like going for my riding gear and riding this beauty for the next several hours. What a beauty! Anyway, I digress. Everything you’ll ever want in life begins with you. The day I realized that if I want something achieved I have to achieve it myself, that is the day I realized I have no one to blame for where I am except for ME. Similarly,... [Read More]
  • Tue, 18th Apr 2017
    Whereas it is good to know your limits, it is equally important to say NO to those limits. The greatest breeder of limits is FEAR.  Because of fear many people have settled for less than they should. Because of fear, many people have opted to camp on the roadside instead of climbing to the top of the mountain where their cabins are found. Fear cripples. Fear limits you. The only way to say NO to... [Read More]
  • Mon, 10th Apr 2017
    Forget it is Monday, and believe it or not, today is a gift with your name on it. But guess what? You have the choice to unwrap your gift, or just keep it at a corner somewhere and keep complaining about how blue the Monday is, or how wet the land is or how bad things have become…… Or you can choose to unwrap it, see the beauty in it despite all the other negative things surrounding it, and... [Read More]
  • Tue, 4th Apr 2017
    It doesn’t matter how hungry you are or  how long ago its been since you last ate your favorite meal; the only way to eat food is one bite at a time.  Even if you were invited to the “Bestest” buffet in town, you can load your plate all you want but the only way to demolish that plate is by taking one bite at a time. Same case applies to your dream or vision. The only way to achieve or realize... [Read More]
  • Wed, 22nd Mar 2017
    For any building to get built, it starts from a vision, or what we call the building’s blue print. This is a plan that shows the owner of the building every single detail of the proposed building, down to the minutest detail.  The building starts with an idea (think it) in the mind which is then translated into a visual (ink it), which then leads the people concerned to put all the relevant plans... [Read More]
  • Tue, 21st Mar 2017
    Going after your dream, or walking your designated path may not necessarily be easy. Today I want to share a story about someone whose dream was almost snuffed out by a teacher. Yes, a TEACHER. When his teacher asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, he wrote down on his paper that he wanted to be on TV. His teacher sarcastically asked him whether he personally knew someone on TV, to... [Read More]
  • Thu, 16th Mar 2017
    In other words, when you are young, work for the experience not for the pay cheque. Once you have accumulated all the skills and experience you can in your area of focus, then you can start calling the shots but until then, earn to learn. Remember yesterday I did mention that one of the keys to success is reading informative materials. Now, if you read the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, there is a... [Read More]
  • Thu, 9th Mar 2017
    I’m yet to see a mediocre person who is successful. It’s kinda like saying one can be awake and asleep at the same time; actually wrong example - some people do; but I’m sure you understand what I mean. I like what the late Margaret Thatcher said on the issue of Success. To quote her: “What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is... [Read More]
  • Sun, 6th Nov 2016
    The only survivor of a shipwreck washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions. But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to... [Read More]
  • Sun, 2nd Oct 2016
    It is the first Sunday of the final quarter of the year. Not sure you’ve noticed this, but we are already in the quarter represented by double digits, and the festive season is just around the corner. This is normally a defining moment for many, where one person suddenly realizes they’ve wasted a whole nine months, while another jumps in jubilation because they are actually doing very well on... [Read More]
  • Sun, 27th Sep 2015
    Let’s face it, no matter who you are, all what you do, every so often you will have some days in your life when thoughts of self-doubt and insecurity attack you like a swarm of bees. This could be due to certain things happening in your life at that particular moment such as multiple failures in projects you are handling, a bad relationship, stagnated business,etc. Well, we are not super-beings (... [Read More]
  • Sun, 20th Sep 2015
    It’s been a while since I have deliberately taken time to visit Facebook and either update my status message, or just read through other people’s post. So on Friday morning we were in traffic and since I was feeling somehow sleepy, I decided to go through Facebook. I came across many posts but two caught my attention. The first one caught my attention purely because of the title which said: 15... [Read More]
  • Sun, 13th Sep 2015
    It’s not every week I know what I will be sharing with you my readers. Sometimes my thoughts are so jumbled up that I don’t know where to start and to say the truth, sometimes I don’t get a clear direction until a few hours before I submit my article to Guardian. Today’s article is one such article. I wasn’t sure what I’d write about until early on Saturday morning when I was jogging, then just... [Read More]
  • Tue, 6th Jan 2015
    Happy New Year 2015 to you reading this column/article today. Indeed it is a great honor to be back here sharing my thoughts with you but above all, I am humbled that you always take time to read what I share. I hope this year you will share more of your feedback with me and that you will share the articles you read with your circles too. To start the year I’d like us to revisit my school days,... [Read More]
  • Tue, 11th Nov 2014
    Wednesday was really not my day.  No, wait a minute, as a motivational speaker I cannot be negative, so let me rephrase that. Wednesday was a very trying day in the sense that by 3pm in the afternoon, nothing had worked as it should have. All the same I chose to stay positive since I was taught that a day has 24 hours and so far only 15 of those had  passed by the time I started writing this... [Read More]
  • Sat, 25th Oct 2014
    For the last one week I've been learning a major lesson in adapting to change. I have to admit that at no point in my life had I ever imagined that simple things such as which side of the road one should drive on would ever be a problem for me. Until I stepped out of my usual sphere of operation (read comfort zone) and travelled to the Horn of Africa. Well, let's just say everything about this... [Read More]
  • Mon, 13th Oct 2014
    People do odd things when they are bored. Say for instance the guy I saw the other day trying to run backwards on a treadmill. I don’t really know what he wanted to achieve but if you ask me, that’s more like courting disaster, but like I said, guys do some really odd things when they are bored. Of course seeing this guy doing what he was doing on the treadmill got my ever active mind wandering.... [Read More]
  • Tue, 23rd Sep 2014
    You never know how much “clutter” you’ve accumulated over the years until the day you are moving houses or for whatever reason you decide to re-organize your house or just one of the rooms, say your bedroom for example. In the bedroom, you have your wardrobe full of clothes, but if you are just starting out in life, maybe you don’t have a big house with a designated bedroom and a wardrobe just... [Read More]
  • Mon, 16th Jun 2014
    Lately I have become addicted to a show that comes on DSTV’s Nat Geo Wild every Sunday from 7pm.  This show is about a man, no, actually it’s about dogs being “rescued” by a man whose mission is to ensure that every dog is paired with the right owner.  The word rescue is in quotes because in the real sense, these dogs are not homeless or stray dogs. On the contrary. It is very possible that most... [Read More]
  • Tue, 6th May 2014
    "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr. If this is not the first time you are reading this powerful quote from the late Martin Luther King, Jr, then I'm hoping you've at least had a chance in the past to think about the impact of those words. If not, let's take a few minutes to think through them together by using an example we can all... [Read More]

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