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  • Sun, 30th Sep 2018
    When I started the #52BooksIn52Weeks2018 Book Reading Challenge, I thought I had an idea of the kind of books I would read for the year. If you have been following my trend, you will realize that I started mostly with personal development books because that is what I really needed; to develop myself to become a better person in every aspect of my life. I understood that if I wanted any area of my... [Read More]
  • Sun, 9th Sep 2018
    Hello You! Thank you for taking the time to read this article today. If you are a first time reader of this column, I am completely convinced that you are not here by mistake but by divine connection. As for those of you who have been reading this column devotedly, I just want to take this opportunity to thank you all and to let you know I appreciate you and feel honored that you choose to keep... [Read More]
  • Sun, 2nd Sep 2018
    Happy 9th Month everyone!   It is September 2018 already, and yes, I am still trying to figure out where the other eight months went to. Honestly speaking, it feels like it was just a few weeks ago when we were wishing each other a Happy New Year. As of two days ago, its eight down and four more to go. Question is, what are you intending to do with the remaining four months of this year? I... [Read More]
  • Sat, 25th Aug 2018
    What is the value of your life? I believe this is a question few people can answer, and even fewer have ever bothered to think about it. Today I’d like to share the experience of a young boy who sought to find out the answer to this question from his grandmother. Here goes... Once a little boy went to his grandmother and asked “Grandma, what is the value of life?” The grandmother smiled but... [Read More]
  • Sun, 12th Aug 2018
    The other day I met someone whose sense of humor is just on another level. We were talking about health and fitness, and how much people struggle to have a six-pack. Then from nowhere he said something that left everyone who heard him in guffaws, tears and rib aches. This is what he said, “You know what I have is a six-pack waiting to be properly arranged”. Actually it is the way he said it and... [Read More]
  • Mon, 6th Aug 2018
    A story is told of how one man remained stuck in a past he found too painful to move on from.... here's the story as narrated by my favorite motivational speaker, Les Brown. There was one particular person that all of us knew. The children and adults and everybody used to pick at him when he came by. We called him chicken man. He had a feather in this heart, a feather on top of his car and he... [Read More]
  • Sat, 4th Aug 2018
    When I was young, over Christmas holidays my cousins and I would be taken to the village by our parents to spend the holidays with our grandparents. We would spend lots of time engaging ourselves with farm-related activities such as coffee picking (my favorite activity), drawing water from the well to water the livestock that my grandparents had and also getting them napier grass to feed them. I... [Read More]
  • Sat, 28th Jul 2018
    Do you ever feel like life is moving too fast for you sometimes? This is exactly what I have been feeling lately and especially this particular month. Just the other day it was 1stof July. Now today is the last Sunday of July 2018. What happened to this month, where did the days and weeks in between disappear to?  Can you imagine that 30 weeks of this year are gone, and we only have 22 more weeks... [Read More]
  • Sun, 1st Jul 2018
    I have to admit this last few weeks have been quite busy for me considering that I had exams going on, and as a result, I haven’t really been putting in a lot of focus on reading books like I did the first half of the year. Nevertheless, I am glad that so far I just finished my 27th book and I’m now on the 28th book in the ongoing #52BooksIn52Weeks2018 book reading challenge. This is a book I had... [Read More]
  • Sat, 23rd Jun 2018
    They often say that it's not what you know but who you know.    Well, that’s what they say. I, on the other hand, have a different version of that. Today I want to tell you to forget about who you know and even what you know. Instead, have this mentality that it is what you do with who you know or what you know that has the ability to change or transform your current situation. What do I mean by... [Read More]
  • Sat, 9th Jun 2018
    I think it’s time we acknowledged the fact that fatigue is an epidemic in our societies today, regardless of where in the world one is in. People seem to be having too much to do and very little time to do it. As a result, we have more people suffering from never ending tiredness than ever before. You must have heard (if not experienced it yourself) one or two people you know saying that they... [Read More]
  • Tue, 5th Jun 2018
    I am not sure what the parents of this kid did to her when they found out what she had done. I am not sure where they were when this was happening in the first place. I am not sure whether by the time they found her, whether she had already meticulously cut out the heads from the notes and nicely arranged them on the table, being very keen to ensure the heads were all on a straight line. All the... [Read More]
  • Sat, 2nd Jun 2018
    For the better part of last week, for some strange reason I found myself talking to people about taking responsibility for their health and not waiting for things to get to the point of no-return, then they start running all over the place seeking help. Actually I now remember a lot of these conversations were started by me asking the people I was talking to when they last went for a full body... [Read More]
  • Sat, 26th May 2018
    Misconceptions, what are they? This is what an online dictionary has to say about them....... a view or opinion that is incorrect because based on faulty thinking or understanding. E.g. "public misconceptions about AIDS remain high" synonyms: misapprehension, misunderstanding, mistake, error, mix-up, misinterpretation, misconstruction, misreading, misjudgement, misbelief, miscalculation, ... [Read More]
  • Sat, 19th May 2018
    In my day to day activities, sometimes I do get what I refer to some very strange requests from individuals and companies alike.  As you might be aware of, I do offer customized training services for corporates, but other than that, I also work with organizations to create strategies for and in different areas of their business e.g. marketing strategies, customer service strategies among others.... [Read More]
  • Sun, 13th May 2018
    I am loving the weather lately, I mean compared to the glaring heat we experienced the first quarter of the year, this coolness is a welcome change. But of course the coolness has not come without its fair share of challenges; increased mosquitoes thanks to the “swamps” that have developed in almost all neighborhoods, impassable roads due to deepened potholes and mud puddles thanks to the heavy... [Read More]
  • Sat, 12th May 2018
    Except for those who live to eat, everyone else eats to live. Similarly, just as we NEED food in order to live, we need GOALS in order to stay alive. Our goals inspire us, they ignite a fire in us that keeps us alive on the inside. I have always said this and I will say it again; each one of us was born to accomplish a very specific task here on earth. Nobody was born a seat-filler. Unfortunately... [Read More]
  • Sun, 6th May 2018
    A close relative (who is also a very close friend) got married a couple of weeks ago and even though I had hoped to go for the wedding to celebrate his good great fortune, I couldn’t because his wedding collided with a prior engagement I already had.  However much later he sent me some of their wedding photos and I must say they made an awesome couple, perfectly matched and suited for each other... [Read More]
  • Sun, 22nd Apr 2018
    Today I want to talk about passion. What is the definition of passion? Before I go to the dictionary definitions, let me share some two stories that will contextualize passion for you. A story is told that a dispassionate young man approached the Greek philosopher Socrates and casually stated, "O great Socrates, I come to you for knowledge". The philosopher took the young man down to the sea,... [Read More]
  • Sun, 15th Apr 2018
    Animals never cease to amaze me, and when I say animals I don’t just mean dogs because they are my favorite animals but I mean animals of all kinds, except creepy crawlies like snakes and crabs which creep the living daylights out of me. I don’t know why but this past week I received a lot of animal-related clips and messages from friends, all having some very interesting takeouts.  For instance... [Read More]
  • Sun, 11th Mar 2018
    “Someone’s opinion of you does not have to be your reality.” This quote from Les Brown forms the basis of my article today. But first, as always, a little background. A few weeks ago I had to go for a very important dinner meeting, and as I was leaving home heading to the venue of this meeting, I gave a couple of passengers a ride. Even though I knew them, I wasn’t really talking much and so I... [Read More]
  • Mon, 19th Feb 2018
    For some strange reason this past week has had events that led me down memory lane more than I have been in the recent years. Some memories were good while some were not so good. But there was one particular memory that got me so pensive to the point of almost getting me emotional (read crying).  Let me shed some light for you to understand what I mean. This last week I was engaged in a training... [Read More]
  • Sun, 18th Feb 2018
    Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time, and it seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.  Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen, filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to... [Read More]
  • Sun, 18th Feb 2018
    Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time, and it seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.  Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen, filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to... [Read More]
  • Sun, 11th Feb 2018
    Anyone (especially females) who rock short hair can tell you how traumatic it can be when one goes to the barber to get a hair cut only for the barber to cut the hair wrong. In most cases, to camouflage the bad hair cut, one goes looking for a headscarf, a bandana, a cap, a hat or whatever headgear they can place their hands on in order to hide the shame. Sometimes some people look like a badly... [Read More]
  • Sun, 4th Feb 2018
    I had an opportunity to spend part of last week with Mum and as we were doing certain activities together, I realized how different things are now, and how much of our lives have been reversed so that what she used to do for me I am now doing for her.  It was a sad realization but one that I cannot ignore and so this just acted as a catalyst to strengthening my resolve to do as much as I can for... [Read More]
  • Sun, 28th Jan 2018
    Let’s talk about aggressiveness in life. But first, a little background. Last week I vented my frustrations right here after I tried looking for some information regarding a MacBook Pro on behalf of a friend. I called a certain certified Apple Dealer here in Dar Es Salaam but got some really pathetic customer service if I may call it that. I was so disappointed that I wrote about it here. Then... [Read More]
  • Thu, 25th Jan 2018
    Have you joined the #52BooksIn52Weeks2018 Book Reading Challenge yet? If not, here are some 30 reasons (one for each day, I guess) why you should make reading a daily habit: Gives knowledge One of the biggest reasons why we read books is to gain knowledge. Books are a rich source of information. Reading books on varied subjects imparts information and increases the depth about the subject as... [Read More]
  • Sun, 14th Jan 2018
    PREP Time. Anyone who ever went to school, especially those schools with some high level of discipline must recall the famous PREP-time. It was a time when everyone would be quietly sitting at their desk in class reading for the next day’s exams, or finishing some homework before going home or back to the dorms, or just reading ahead of the teacher (for those we used to call “chopists” i.e. ... [Read More]
  • Sun, 7th Jan 2018
    Is it just me or has this year hit the ground running, literally? It feels like the clock is ticking faster than usual, the minutes are shorter than usual and the days have less than 24 hours. It’s hard to believe we are already on the 2nd week of 2018. Week one is gone forever, never to be seen again; out of 52 weeks, we now have 51 remaining. If I may ask you, what did you achieve in that first... [Read More]

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