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  • Sat, 23rd May 2020
    W For Wait   A few months ago I introduced a friend to someone who was looking for a good personal assistance. She went for the interview and was sure she had nailed the job, but two months later, she still hadn’t gotten any response from that interview. One evening I got a text message from her saying she never got the job. So I asked her whether she had received any feedback or official... [Read More]
  • Fri, 22nd May 2020
    V For Vitamins   As days go by, more and more conflicting information keeps coming up about Ms. Rona aka Covid-19. The worst part is that this information is so confusing that sometimes the confusion itself can give you symptoms of the disease .e.g. a headache.  I don't know about you but to be honest, I’m so fed up of hearing the havoc Ms. Rona has brought to the world. I wish I could just go on... [Read More]
  • Wed, 13th May 2020
    N For Nutrimental.   Yes! Nutrimental is a word in the English dictionary.  It means “any substance or matter that, taken into a living organism, serves to sustain it in its existence, promoting growth, replacing loss, and providing energy.  I guess this can be simply translated to mean FOOD!   But let’s break it down further.     The word “Nutri” according to Wiktionary.org is defined as a verb... [Read More]
  • Wed, 13th May 2020
    M For Manager   If you’ve been to a management class then you know the first thing they teach you are the functions of a manager. The functions are classified into planning, leading, organizing and controlling company resources to meet specific strategic goals laid by the company. Every other function such as staffing, coordinating, reporting and budgeting are easily absorbed within those four... [Read More]
  • Tue, 12th May 2020
    L For Love   “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”, said Buddha Why do you think he had to remind people that? Because he knew that most people don’t really have any love or affection for themselves. If anything, most people feel afflicted and nauseated by themselves. Did you know that unless you are able to love yourself you will never ever be... [Read More]
  • Mon, 11th May 2020
    K For Knowledge   According to my usual online dictionary, knowledge is defined as, “facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.”   For today though, I want us to break down the word knowledgeinto two parts i.e. Know and Edge. To make this possible, assume the “l” in knowledge is a separator between the two... [Read More]
  • Sun, 10th May 2020
    J For Journey   Life is a journey, so the old adage says. Question is, a journey to where?   That right there is the big question.   “It is the act of travelling from one place to another”, defines one online dictionary.  This means there is the beginning of the journey and the end final destination. When talking about life, it is indeed a journey that begins from the day you were born and ends... [Read More]
  • Sat, 9th May 2020
    I for Interrupt   There’s this interesting quote by Napoleon Bonaparte that says, “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”  That sounds like an “own goal” win, where your team wins after the other team scores an own goal. But to contextualize today’s, what happens when that “enemy” happens to be you, would you still maintain the “do not interrupt” code?    Liz,  what do you mean... [Read More]
  • Wed, 6th May 2020
    G For Gratitude Gratitude is an attitude of being thankful for all the things we do have, rather than complain about the things we don’t have or things that are not happening the way we want. Gratitude is a way of life; it is a lifestyle. Gratitude is about focusing on what's good in our lives and being thankful for the things we have. Gratitude is pausing to notice and appreciate the things that... [Read More]
  • Tue, 5th May 2020
    F For FearLess   Fear is like that negative friend who is always there to tell you why you cannot be who you want to be, or you cannot do what you want to do, that friend who is always reminding you of your past mistakes and failure and uses them as a way of pulling you back instead of pushing you forward.    Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean that friends who tell you “DON’T” are negative. If... [Read More]
  • Mon, 4th May 2020
    E For ExtrAct   Let nobody fool you; there is nothing as painful as a tooth that needs to be extracted!  A few years back I had a wisdom tooth taken out and it was no easy task. The fact that it was lodged at the furthest end of my upper jaw didn’t make things any better. For the dentist to get that tooth out, my mouth really suffered. I think my cheeks hurt for like one week after that because I... [Read More]
  • Sun, 3rd May 2020
    D For Diffabled Diffabled? Is that even an English word?     Well my dear reader, I thought I was making up this word and got shocked when the dictionary in my MacBook “Okayed” it by not putting a red line under it to signify "wrong word". That made me go online to look for its meaning and got pleasantly surprised when I found it just like I had in mind.   According to the Urban Dictionary,... [Read More]
  • Sat, 2nd May 2020
    B For Believe.   Believing is the act of accepting that something is true even in the absence of proof.   For instance, I am sure you do believe there is something called air, right? Good. Now, have you ever seen air with your own naked eyes? I guess not because even I have never seen air but I know I breath air every second of my life to stay alive. Imagine what would happen if you decided not... [Read More]
  • Fri, 1st May 2020
    It’s been a while since I’ve been here - exactly 4 months to be precise, and a lot has happened since my last article here. I grew a year older within those 4 months and hopefully wiser in the process. I "managed" to hit some really stormy waters in both my personal and professional life, but thanks to God that is now behind me and I am totally grateful to God for rescuing me. And then when I... [Read More]
  • Wed, 1st Jan 2020
    2020 it is finally. Happy New Year 2020! What I call the teen years are now behind us and boy, didn't they behave like true teenagers?!? In case I've lost you, I'm calling the years between 2013 - 2019 teen years because of the "teen" element in the pronounciation i.e. thirteen, fourteen, fifteen..... I am also saying those years behaved like true teenagers because like it has often been said,... [Read More]
  • Sat, 13th Apr 2019
    Imagine if all the 7 Billion plus human beings on this planet each decided and purposed to look out and lift up anyone who needs a "lift-me-up". What a wonderful world this would be! Well, you don't have to be financially rich to help someone, sometimes all someone needs is a genuine friend asking them how they are doing, or just smiling at them from the heart, or just a big bear hug. Or, it... [Read More]
  • Tue, 15th Jan 2019
    When a woman conceives, her body changes as the pregnancy grows. She experiences several discomforts and changes in her body all throughout her pregnancy, and when D-Day finally comes, she goes through the ultimate test of being a woman: childbirth.    Today I was thinking and I realized that our destinies and purposes in life are more like being pregnant. Everyone knows that for a woman to carry... [Read More]
  • 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]

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