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Liz Wachuka

  • 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, 16th Jun 2018
    I once had a boss who used to tell me this, "Liz, it is good to trust but it is best to doubt". I never quite understood him them and I actually thought he was being mean, but many years down the line I now fully understand what he meant by that. I have to admit that this has not been one of my strengths, but as I keep learning from my mistakes, I now understand why it is important to test before... [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, 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]
  • 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]
  • Sat, 28th Apr 2018
    "If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as  Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”~ Martin Luther King Jr. I always end my articles with a quote but today, I have decided to... [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]
  • Mon, 9th Apr 2018
  • 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]
  • Fri, 6th Apr 2018
    What would you do if you were wrongfully convicted for a murder you did not commit? Would you; A) Agree to a plea deal so you can get out faster? Or B) Stick to your guns even though that could mean you being jailed forever? Well, I don’t know what your response would be but I know of someone who opted to take the hard option 45 years ago, but just 24 hours ago, his story changed in a most... [Read More]
  • Fri, 6th Apr 2018
    Life Lessons From President Xi Jing Peng of China:   When I was a small child , I was very selfish, I would always grab the best for myself. Slowly, everyone left me and I had no friends. I didn’t think it was my fault so I criticized others.   My father gave me 3 sentences to help me in life.   One day, my father cooked 2 bowls of noodles put the 2 bowls on the table. One bowl had one egg on top... [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]
  • Sun, 18th Mar 2018
      Last week the world lost a very powerful, influential and inspiring person, Stephen Hawking. Reading about his life, the challenges he went through and overcame made me ask myself lots of questions about my own life. Just so that we are all on the same page, let me share a short bio about this man Hawking, as shared by one Tonny Robins. “I always say the only limit to your impact is your... [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, 5th Mar 2018
    "It's just the way I am", or, "that's how we've always been in this family" are words I got used to hearing so many times from members of our clan and immediate family that it somewhat registered in my mind that they were just a bunch of "peculiar" people. I am sure you too have heard your fair share of similar words, if you aren't the one who has been using the every now and again.  It is not... [Read More]
  • Sun, 4th Mar 2018
      Ever wondered how an organization’s culture is created? Well, here below I have shared two interesting (real) stories that quite effectively encapsulate the process of culture formation. An experiment was conducted in which five rhesus monkeys were placed in a cage together with a bunch of banana hanging high on a rope outside the reach of the monkeys.  A step ladder was placed in the cage that... [Read More]
  • Sun, 25th Feb 2018
    This last week was one of the most tiring weeks I’ve had in a long time. My days literally got linked into each other until at some point I found myself not remembering which day I was in. Actually I remember someone calling me on Friday afternoon and on asking me how my week had been, I just told them it had been one long Monday. In addition to the deadlines I was dealing with, I also had some... [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]

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