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Champion: Achieving with Excelle...

“Winning is not everything – but making the effort to win is.” –Vince Lombardi Passion. Dedication. Commitment. Resilience. Imagine what you would accomplish if you exhibited these traits. Champion will ignite your inner fire and inspire you to develop the character you need to rise to tremendous levels of performance and accomplishment. Champion is filled […]

Never Beyond Hope

“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” ― Langston Hughes Several years ago, I returned to the village where I grew up in the outskirts of Nairobi. Nostalgic moment. Nothing much had changed, except for the people. I used to know almost everyone back then. Now, […]

All I Really Want

A story is told of an American businessman who was on vacation in Mexico. He visited a village by the lake where he saw a fisherman returning with his catch: six fish. “Only six fish?” he asked the fisherman.      “Yes, two for my family, and the rest I sell. That’s enough for the day.”   […]

When You Believe

“If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.” –Denis Waitley I got deeper into the towering woods and closer to the river. Chania river flows from the Aberdare ranges in west central Kenya. Just […]

Think You’re Cut Out For D...

“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 […]

The Power of Vision

“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 […]

How To Get Up When You Get Knock...

“The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. Thats the essence of it.” ―Vince Lombardi   I have often wondered why there is so much talk about intentions, hopes, dreams, goals, and visions, but so little to show for it. Ever since I was ten years old, it […]

Mistakes Happen – Part 1

“Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.” – Sophia Loren   Have you ever made a real big blunder? How did it make you feel? I remember an episode about ten years ago. I was planning for a business trip to the United States. Four months before my travel, my […]

Down But Not Out

  Each of us is born into greatness. Sadly however, circumstances in life take control of us: We struggle with crippling emotions. We worry about our next career move. We are unsure of the next step in life. We are stressed about our relationships. We are overworked, overstretched, overburdened. We get bored, idle, and unproductive. […]

Imperfect

  Have you ever stared at your own life and thought: This is messy? You looked around and all you saw was squandered potential? So much good wasted, perhaps arising from some bad choices you may have made? I know the feeling, which I have shared generously in my book, Champion. However for now, let […]

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