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  • 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]
  • 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, 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]
  • Tue, 2nd Jan 2018
    Happy New Year everyone!   I am glad to be writing this and for you to be reading this because it means we both made it to see another year.  This is a priviledge we shouldn't take for granted. So without further ado, I'd like to give you some tips on how to make 2018 the most productive and fruitful year you've ever had.    What is Your PDP for 2018?   PDP simply stands for Personal Development... [Read More]
  • Sun, 31st Dec 2017
    Today is the last day of 2017. If you can read this it means you have seen the last day of the year and that in itself is something to be grateful to God for. Not everyone you started the year with has made it this far and if you see no other reason to be thankful today, be thankful for making it this far. At midnight today, the transition from 2017 to 2018 will happen.  People will mark this... [Read More]
  • Sun, 10th Dec 2017
    There’s nothing as bad as getting lost on the way to some place you’ve never been to before, yet the GPS on your system tells you that you’ve reached your destination, but when you look around there is no way your destination can be anywhere near where you are. Why? Because the entire place is just bush and shrubs, yet you are sure you were not going to a camping site but someone’s residence,... [Read More]
  • Sun, 3rd Dec 2017
    Happy new month, the twelfth and last month of the year. Today I’d like to start by sharing a trivia question. As you read the transcript below which I got from the Goal Cast YouTube channel, see whether you can try and guess who the story is describing before you actually get to see his name. Here goes... “My father was a spy and my mother smuggled drugs. They abandoned me when I was six. I was... [Read More]
  • Thu, 6th Jul 2017
    You must have heard the saying, "do today what no one else wants to do so that you can have tomorrow what no one else will have". That right there is one pillar of success. Unfortunately most people don't get it and they think that success is something you achieve in a day. How wrong! Success is the sum total of small (correct) actions done consitently, persistently with accuracy and excellence... [Read More]
  • Sun, 2nd Jul 2017
    If you know me, then you know I love a good story. I don’t mean “umbeya” kind of stories but stories that have the potential to build me and others around me. So today I want to share one such story with you. Hundreds of years ago there was a king of Scotland and his name was Robert the Bruce. It was a good thing that he was both brave and wise, because the times in which he lived were wild and... [Read More]
  • Fri, 30th Jun 2017
    I think Pele put it best when he said, "Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” And that my friends is the secret of success. You cannot order success like you go in a restaurant and order for food. You have to work for it. Nothing great is handed to you on a silver platter. Like someone... [Read More]
  • Tue, 2nd May 2017
    When climbing a series of hills, to move from one hill to the next you have to climb down the current hill, pass through the connecting valley and climb up the next hill. Unless you are super(wo)man, bat(wo)man or one of those superheroes, the only way to the next plateau is by going down, then through the valley and up again until you get to the peak of the next hill. And so it is with life.... [Read More]
  • Sat, 29th Apr 2017
    Ever sat on your leg for a long time, or folded your hands for a long time without stretching them? What happens when you eventually stretch? Pins and needles, right? That is because our bodies were not created to stay immobile for long.  That’s why you’ll fall asleep in one position, but when you wake up you find yourself sleeping in a different position, not necessarily because you were having... [Read More]
  • Wed, 12th Apr 2017
    Albert Einstein said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” But let’s face the fact; sometimes life sucks. When you wake up in the morning and realize only one of your hormones left the bed while all the rest are still sleeping; life sucks Worse still,  you wake up feeling all sore and tired but you still have to go to a job you hate; life sucks. Then you... [Read More]
  • Sun, 20th Nov 2016
    The other day I was listening to a podcast that was quite interesting; interesting because it had illustrations based on the lives of animals in it. Those of you who have been following me for many years obviously know that I love animals and especially dogs. For a change though, this illustration had nothing to do with dogs but all the same it had quite a captivating story, and hence my... [Read More]
  • Sun, 9th Oct 2016
    Last week I had an encounter I had not expected or even imagined happening. It was an encounter that left me incapacitated for the whole week and actually, even as I write this article, I’m still feeling the effects of that encounter. Wait, I think the encounter must have happened a few weeks before last week, but it is only the effects of the encounter that were manifested this last week.... [Read More]
  • Wed, 5th Oct 2016
    "What you don't use you eventually Lose" Think about it. If you decided to sit still (like a statue) in one position for just one hour, what would happen to you behind and your legs? You start getting those "needles" that prick you. Why, because at that point your legs and butt are so uncomfortable they are screaming for help - relief. They need to be exercised a bit so that the blood can flow... [Read More]
  • Wed, 5th Oct 2016
    Use it or Lose it - Liz Wachuka
  • 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]
  • Mon, 26th Sep 2016
    The other day I heard some Swahili sayings that reminded me those days when I was in school. We used to have this Swahili teacher who would consistently use Swahili sayings to instill the fear of life in us. Looking back at those days, now I realize that her intentions were right but her approach was somehow off. She should not have been using the sayings to scare us, but she should have been... [Read More]
  • Sun, 28th Aug 2016
    The other day a friend and brother in Christ went to Facebook to show off his latest business venture; chicken farming, specifically broilers. He has quite a number of broilers and as I watched them, my mind went back to basics. Suddenly I had this crazy question nagging me at the back of my mind wanting to be desperately answered. Question was, how do those tiny chicks manage to break out of an... [Read More]
  • Sun, 21st Aug 2016
    #RIO2016 or #RioOlympics2016 are the two harshtags that have been trending constantly for the past few weeks since the RIO Olympics kicked off in the first week of August. This year’s Olympics have come with quite a number of entertaining moments, surprises and shocks.  As expected, many tears have been shed by many people, for winning and for losing, for physical pain and for heartache. Whatever... [Read More]
  • Mon, 25th Jul 2016
    The other day I was driving and saw some chicken walking around the backstreet I was driving on. I purposely increased my speed as I approached them to see what they would do. One that looked like the mother hen saw the car coming from her side eye and quickly quacked as though to warn off the smaller chicks, then she flapped her wings and attempted to fly but of course just ended up “flalking”... [Read More]
  • Mon, 18th Jul 2016
    I had a very interesting experience on Friday, an experience I now refer to as the DART experience. For those who don’t know what I’m referring to, I am talking about the Dar Rapid Transport (DART) system that has completely revolutionized the transport system in Dar Es Salaam; at least for the areas where the system is now available. I chose Friday to use the system because I didn’t have the... [Read More]
  • Sun, 10th Jul 2016
    This last week I know some students were very overjoyed because they were going to have an extended weekend (at least for those who haven’t closed school yet). They are probably going to go back to school on Monday after closing school for a week. Now if their school is like mine was, then they must have gone home with “holiday homework” from their teachers to keep them busy during the short... [Read More]
  • Mon, 4th Jul 2016
    Happy New Year! Yes, I know what you are thinking; that I probably had too much to drink this weekend and had all the dates in my mind messed up. No ladies and gentlemen. It’s true I did drink a lot this weekend, just like any other day anyway, but the strongest drink I indulge in is coffee, and my favorite is a lot of water. And yes I do know today is 3rd July 2016. I said Happy New Year and I... [Read More]
  • Sun, 26th Jun 2016
    For the last couple of weeks, I’ve found myself inadvertently writing about dreams and goals. This being the last Sunday of the 2nd quarter of the year, I thought I should continue on the same subject so that we can all be mentally prepared to face the second half of the year. I don’t know about you but I can tell you I do need some motivation right now and hopefully, this article will do exactly... [Read More]
  • Tue, 21st Jun 2016
    “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ― Paulo Coelho
  • Tue, 21st Jun 2016
    Everyone of us has a dream or a goal. But do you ever wonder why not everyone of us achieves that goal? The key to achieving any dream you have in life is to go out and work your dream. No dream will ever come to pass unless you work towards making sure it does. Want to see your dream coming true? Make a plan and work that plan every day until you realize your dream.      
  • Mon, 20th Jun 2016
    Remember the story I shared with you last week about a boy called Monty Roberts and what he went through when he was a kid at the hands of his teacher? If you didn’t get a chance to read it, then you’d better look for last week’s Guardian on Sunday, or you can check out the story here.  The reason I’m telling you to look it up is because today’s post has a co-relation to that one and so if you... [Read More]

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