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  • 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, 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, 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]
  • Sun, 28th Jan 2018
    Let’s talk about aggressiveness in life. But first, a little background. Last week I vented my frustrations right here after I tried looking for some information regarding a MacBook Pro on behalf of a friend. I called a certain certified Apple Dealer here in Dar Es Salaam but got some really pathetic customer service if I may call it that. I was so disappointed that I wrote about it here. Then... [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, 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]
  • Wed, 3rd Jan 2018
    One of the ways of ensuring you have a more productive year than the previous year is by reading as many books as possible. Books are not only a rich source of knowledge but also for inspiration and motivation. You might be going through a tough time in your life but when you read a certain book, the character in that book resonates with your situation, causing you to feel strangely calm and... [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, 24th Dec 2017
    Merry Christmas to you and everyone around you! I hope you are enjoying the festive season spending time with family and friends, and getting some time to catch up on some lost sleep. I don’t know about you but this holiday has come at a very timely moment. I’m tired and just needed some time to rest and recover from the challenges of 2017. Speaking of challenges, I had challenged myself to... [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, 26th Nov 2017
    It’s hard to imagine that 1st November was just the other day and now today is 26th of November, 2017. What happened to this month? Feels like I fell asleep and woke up to find three weeks of the month gone. Anyone else feel the same? Well, I guess that’s what happens when one is having (too much) fun. It’s been a fun month, a transforming month, a liberating month and a very productive month... [Read More]
  • Mon, 20th Nov 2017
    I really don't like creepies of any kind, but this story here made me change my mind about frogs for a few minutes.... Read the story here.   A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants…. The race began… Honestly.. No one in crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower.. You heard statements such as.. “Oh, WAY too difficult... [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, 5th Nov 2017
    This week I’d like us to address the issue of PROCRASTINATION. We are in the 11th month of the year and someone is probably asking themselves where the other 10 months went because they are yet to achieve anything from the 2017 To-Do List they had created on 31st December 2016.  Well, here’s a likely answer; The good looking, tall, dark chocolate, lean and handsome dude called PROCRASTINATION... [Read More]
  • Sun, 5th Nov 2017
    This is part two of How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything.
  • Sat, 4th Nov 2017
    Every so often, I post something on social media that is “supposedly” funny. Last week , I posted this right here... This was immediately after taking one liter of coffee – I have a 1 liter mug I use for this purpose. Anyway, someone saw this on my Instagram and followed me to my inbox and just said this; “Liz, I’m a procrastinator. HELP!!” I looked at that statement right there and jokingly... [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, 9th Oct 2017
    You probably have one in front of you right now as you are reading this. A few seconds ago you may have used it to reduce the volume on your TV or Radio or both. In about ten minutes after you are done reading this, you will probably pick it again and start flipping channels on your decoder, using it. You might also be having another one on your right side, the one you are using to regulate the... [Read More]
  • Sun, 1st Oct 2017
    Ever heard of the quote, “Not all classrooms have walls.” Not sure who said this but I guess they must have learned a lot of things from non-classroom like environments for them to have reached this conclusion. Besides, they were very right in saying so. Why? Because I had a first hand experience of this I would like to share with you. Last Sunday while in church I had a non-classroom like lesson... [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, 24th Jul 2017
    It hadn't occured to me until I thought about it, that success doesn't just happen. It has to be based on something. Forget all the stuff you've heard about hard work, focus, determination, discipline and all the other ingredients or catalysts for success. All those things are nothing, if you don't have a PURPOSE. I looked up the synonyms for the word purpose and found out that one of the... [Read More]
  • Sun, 23rd Jul 2017
    “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions”, says Stephen Covey. Guess what? So are you! Take a few moments and let that sink in, as you reflect on where you are today and what decisions have led you there. When I was growing up, my Mum was very tough and half the time I used to feel she didn’t understand me. Her sense of fashion was “outdated” in my eyes, her lack of... [Read More]
  • Sun, 16th Jul 2017
    Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the challenges you are going through in your life? Are you feeling unhappy with your life and with the things that are going on (or not) in your life? Do you feel like you are working in the wrong place or profession? Do you feel like you have stagnated and instead of progressing you are retrogressing? How about your relationships, are they healthy and thriving... [Read More]
  • Sun, 16th Jul 2017
    I didn’t know what it means to experience REAL cold until I went to a region that is cold. Wah! Just thinking about it makes me feel colder than I already feel. It is so cold that as I type out this article, my laptop feels like it’s been in the freezer for a week. Even the annoying heat it produces has gone missing. For once I long for that heat of the laptop on my laps, but clearly, even the... [Read More]
  • Sat, 15th Jul 2017
    Many people go through life not living their purpose. Many actually wonder what their purpose is. Someone asked me how one can identify their purpose and in answering that question, I decided to do a short clip. If you had a similar question, hope this clip fills in the gaps for you. Be Ignited. Be Inspired. Be Influenced. Become the best version of yourself you can ever be.
  • Thu, 13th Jul 2017
    Forget about what scientists, biologists, cosmotologists and all other "ists" have to say about the atmosphere and why it gets cooler as you go further and further up from the ground. They say something about the sun's rays heating the earth and then the heat from the earth starts heating the atmosphere, and that the higher you go from the ground that heat reduces and hence the cold. Which to me... [Read More]