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  • Sun, 23rd Sep 2018
      Nobody loves being disappointed, I mean, you would be crazy to. Today I just want to share with you a few tips I have learned over the years on how to deal with disappointment when it happens to me. Accept it has happened - The number one step in dealing with disappointment is accepting that it has happened. Trying to ignore it will not help. Like Tina Gilbertson, the author of Constructive... [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]
  • Mon, 3rd Sep 2018
    One day, a professor entered the classroom and announced a surprise test. Hearing this, all students got anxious and started thinking about what would come up in the test. The professor distributed the question paper, with the front side facing down. After handing over the papers to all the students, he asked them to turn the page and start the test. To everyone's surprise, there were no... [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]
  • Sun, 19th Aug 2018
    Two weeks ago right here on this column, I wrote an article that my editor titled “Why you should move on despite various negative incidents”.  On 11th of August, exactly one week after the article appeared here, the same article appeared elsewhere in a different local newspaper but not for the reasons you might be thinking of. The writer was not plagiarizing my article but instead, he was using... [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]
  • Tue, 24th Jul 2018
    While the former president of the USA was in South Africa recently, he gave a very inspiring and captivating speech to the over 15,000 people who had assembled for the Nelson Mandela 16thAnnual Lecture in Johannesburg. I have to say it was quite an amazing speech and as you know, his excellency Barack Obama is an excellent orator. The funny thing is that he was talking about some of the... [Read More]
  • Sat, 21st Jul 2018
    I don’t know about the rest of you, but I personally wish the DART buses were available in the whole of Dar Es Salaam. I have some hope that one day, we will have some operating between Bunju and Morocco. I say this because they literally save you hours, hours one would have spent stuck in unmoving and frustrating traffic. With those buses covering all major routes in Dar Es Salaam, productivity... [Read More]
  • Sun, 17th Jun 2018
    There’s this story that goes something like this.... There was this man in a far away land. In this land, they used to enjoy dog fights, just like in some parts of east Africa people enjoy bull-fights. Whenever there was a fight, the man would go in early and bet on one of the two dogs in the fight. Regardless of how big or small his choice of dog was, whichever dog he bet on always won.  Several... [Read More]
  • Sat, 26th May 2018
    Let’s talk about “Listening”. This week I had the opportunity to speak to a group of over 150 youths about Using The Power Of Networking To Grow Your Business.  As I was preparing my presentation, the one thing that stood out so clearly is that networking is all about “listening to what is not being said”. This reminded me of a story I’d like to share with you today. A young guy from North... [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]
  • Sat, 7th Apr 2018
    We are already in the second week of this quarter, which also happens to be the second week of the month of April. What would you say you have done differently from the fourteen weeks that have already passed so far?  Well, here's something I 'd like to share with us this week.  For you (and I) to move on to another level, few things must happen: There is who we must be or not be There is what we... [Read More]
  • Sat, 7th Apr 2018
    Today I want to take you back to 1993, and specifically to a film called Sister Act 2. If you haven’t watched that movie you need to get online and watch it.  Speaking of going online, isn’t it amazing how innovation and technology has made life easier (yet more complex) for us? Today you can Google the movie and watch it online without having to go down the road to borrow the movie from the... [Read More]
  • Sun, 25th Mar 2018
    Last week was a very weird week for me. I kept waiting for CATS that didn’t happen, and as I result I couldn’t make any concrete plans on any of my other activities because I was expecting those exams to happen any day. But at the end of it all, I was informed that they will not happen last week, meaning they might happen this coming week. As a result of being in a state of limbo, stuff I was... [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, 21st Jan 2018
    I am really tempted to write about the recent verbal “attack” on Africa by a certain leader but I won’t. I’ll just keep my thoughts to myself for now but I cannot resist saying this one thing: without a sh*thole, every one of us would be lying on a hospital bed having waste from our bodies being removed through various pipes connected to our bodies – and paying very heavily for that service.  A... [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]
  • Sun, 19th Nov 2017
    Last week I introduced the issue of self-esteem and self-confidence right here on this column, something I continued talking about for the rest of the week on my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. The truth is, there is no easy way of confronting self-esteem issues except facing them head-on. It is something one has to work on until they are able to overcome it. Just like you don't except to do... [Read More]
  • Sun, 22nd Oct 2017
    Every day I have a routine of posting some inspirational stuff on my social media, especially on Instagram and on my Facebook Fan Page. This week I’ve been doing a lot of posts relating to change, change management, reflections and the like. In today’s article I want to continue with the same flow but first, let me encourage you to visit my Facebook page or my Instagram page. There is always... [Read More]
  • Mon, 16th Oct 2017
    Today I’d like to share a very powerful testimony shared by a gentleman called Bill Phillips. But first, who is he? William Nathaniel “Bill” Phillips is an American entrepreneur and author, born on 23rd September 1964. He is the author of the most successful fitness book of all times, Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength. Now that you have an idea who Bill Phillips is, let me... [Read More]
  • Mon, 25th Sep 2017
    Have you ever thought about the process it takes for a plane to fly or land? By the time the passengers are deplaning or boarding, the engines are normally off even if the plane had just landed twenty minutes earlier. Before the plane takes off, the pilot(s) go through intensive pre-flight processes before they can confirm they are ready for take off (again). In short, by the time the plane is... [Read More]
  • Sun, 10th Sep 2017
    I was watching the Jamaican athletics legend Usain Bolt the other day on TV and was surprised to realize he retired from athletics. Actually I’d heard about this before but thought it was only a rumor and since the last few months have been quite eventful for me, I didn’t have time to follow up on that story and so I forgot about it. It wasn’t until a few days ago when I saw him being interviewed... [Read More]
  • Mon, 28th Aug 2017
    Once again, a mishap happened last Sunday (20th August 2017) and for the second time in a span of less than four weeks, you my readers were denied the opportunity to read my thoughts. I sincerely hope you can forgive me for this and hopefully, this will be the last time this happens. For the sake of continuity, I would like to share the same article I had prepared for you last weekend, not... [Read More]
  • Sun, 6th Aug 2017
      May I first apologize to all you my esteemed readers for missing my article last week. Actually I did send it but unfortunately technology suffered amnesia and so instead of sending it when it was supposed to, it did so a day later. My sincere apologies for that. Having said this, I am glad that the editor of The Sunday Guardian was prepared and had a plan “B” because otherwise, it would have... [Read More]
  • Sun, 9th Jul 2017
    There’s a place I was to be at on Friday and Saturday and since in my mind I knew I’d be there for those two days, I chose to not have my car cleaned at home so that I can have the cleaning done there. When I got to this place on Friday, I found the guy I wanted to clean the car busy cleaning other cars but since I knew I was going to be there the next day, when the time came for me to leave I... [Read More]
  • Sat, 8th Jul 2017
    This quote by Jim Rohn (the late) says alot in fourteen words; "You are the average of the FIVE people you spend the most time with" To best illustrate it, let me share a story I'm sure you must have heard or read about at some point in your life. Here goes.... There’s an old, well known story of a chicken farmer who found an eagle’s egg. He put it with his chickens and soon the egg hatched. The... [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]
  • Wed, 5th Jul 2017
    I've heard it said severally that, "necessity is the mother of invention", but this never really did sink in until it had to sink in. You see, the true meaning of this quote is that when the need for something becomes imperative, you are forced to find ways of getting or achieving it, no matter what. For instance, if you know your rent is due, you will do everything in your power to make sure you... [Read More]

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