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22 Positive Habits of Happy People

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“If you want to be happy, be.” –Leo Tolstoy What’s the secret to being happy? You can learn how to do it, just as you can learn any other skill. Those who are happy tend to follow a certain set of habits that create peace in their lives; if you learn to apply these habits […]

One Question That Will Give You Coura...

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“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” –T.S. Elliot Risk. It is the bet we make when we step out of our comfort zone to chase a dream we’re committed to. Several years ago, I gave up my job with an international firm where I was […]

14 Successful People Who Didn’t...

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“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” –George Eliot   Guest writer: Bill Murphy Jr. of Inc. How old is too old to do something new? If you want to launch a business, become a great leader, change careers, or just do something different with your life, at what point is it just […]

Think You’re Cut Out For Doing ...

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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ―Maya Angelou   Growing up, Mother’s two youngest sisters, both only a few years older, were our icons. Trendy, bright, and attending top girls’ schools, they loved and lived the good life. They introduced us to the emerging entertainment scene in Nairobi. The seventies […]

Coincidence or Destiny?

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“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” –Albert Einstein   One of my authors called me recently to say that he was visiting Kenya and could we catch up sometime? What would you say to a friend who packs every moment of fellowship with so much fun and value?   We met over breakfast at […]

Untrapped

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“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” –Marilyn Monroe   On sunny days, a drive to the Great Rift Valley through the narrow and winding Mai Mahiu route, with all its hairpin bends, can be a tantalizing experience. Every so often when city life becomes humdrum, I take a lazy drive […]

The Creative Mindset

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“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you wish.” –George Bernard Shaw   Richard Turere.   This is the Maasai boy who burst onto the global stage with his appearance in a TED.com Talk Show back in 2013. He narrated to an […]

The Power of Vision

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“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” –George Washington Carver   “Bam.   “The right hook hit my shoulder like a hammer, knocking me back on my heels. I gasped for breath. Ali, my opponent, used his fancy footwork to turn into a moving target. His long-range punches kept me at bay. A […]

Book Talk: Microscope on Kenyan Book ...

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  Business is about solving social problems profitably. This being so, one would expect that in an area where so many people identify gaps that they allege to have solutions to, they would also see the business opportunity. Yet for all the scorching criticism I read about the alleged ineptitude of Kenyan publishers, none of […]

The Power of Imagination

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“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” –Albert Einstein   Your teenage daughter, let’s call her Sheri, is late coming back home from a party. You are unable to reach her on her mobile phone. You call Sheri’s best friend whom you know was also going to the party. She informs you that they left the […]

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