3 Key Relationships That Will Hinder Your Success If They’re Dysfunctional

An old proverb advises, 'If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, create relationships people.'

Don't Fight to be Original; We are all Thieves!

"If the heart surgeon used his time to discover which direction the blood flowed, he would be taking us back to the eighteenth century." 
- Dag Heward-Mills.

I love writing and one of the challenges I've wrestled with till recently is avoiding mimicking other people's styles and ideas. I often felt like a broad day robber. I wanted to be unique.

And that has spilled out to most parts of my entire life - from my video production styles to raising my daughter Hadassah to cooking pancakes.

I have since accepted the fact that great achievers never try to be original. Instead, they steal what masters have achieved and do it better.

4 Lessons From I Can Sing Reality Show: Your Talent Ain’t Really What You Need

Yes you’re talented and therefore exited. But before you start dreaming of stunning people with your gift, note this truth that clearly emerged from the recent 1st episode of I can Sing Reality Show: It takes a lot more than your talent to make it in to the top.
Mercy Opande, the I Can Sing Reality show winner in action (Facebook)
 Am not very faithful when it comes to watching TV; I can actually be in the house for 48 hours without switching it on. 

But I did develop an interest for the recent reality show, I can sing, in a local station. This was largely informed by the fact that Mercy Opande, the winner of the competition is my long time friend and once a colleague when I worked for a local TV station 2 years ago.

If you had a chance to follow the reality show, you can easily agree with me, based on the weekly performances, the winner wasn’t the finest, or at least some of her competitors truly did a far much recommendable job on showcasing their talent: Better vocals than Mercy’s, great crowd movers than Mercy and often had awesome comments and feedback from the judges. I actually don't remember mercy topping in any performance; she was, in most cases last to be included in the proceeding team. But how comes Mercy won?

I think, more than that trilling feeling of the one I voted for winning, my greatest scoop was these few lessons I learnt from the show.

3 Easy Keys To Uncovering Your Calling

Each one of us is here to cause a change, or at least impact a few lives. We somehow have something to offer the world.

The tussle for many individuals has been how to uncover exactly what they’re meant to be. I share here 3 keys that if blended well will help you do exactly that!

The Tragedy In Living There

Looking forward to clear the primary school final exams, most of us thought it could be a great achievement, and when the day finally came, we celebrated, some by burning their books – and overlooked the junior students.

We were wrong.

Why You Must not Belittle Praying for Your Little Ones


Back in 1984, a local church in my village decided to engage in a missionary activity to evangelize to some remote parts that had not yet received the gospel.

Stop Treating Life Like a Marathon; It’s a Maze!

I have observed with a lot of concern that most of us want to race through life. Take a moment and think: If your life was a marathon, then you’d clearly know both your starting and finishing points. It could also mean the faster you run, the faster you’ll get to your destiny, as it were. All you needed to succeed is to keep moving. But you can agree with me that reality on the ground has a different story all together.

Beware, The Barrenness of a Busy Life!

What’s a short life? How does it look like?

You see, last week, back in my village, we buried a very focused young man. He was my personal friend, very hard working and purposed to make a difference, not only in his life and family, but also to everyone he met.

Today, after a successful New Year celebration, I woke up to yet sad news of the death of another young man, Alex, again, a friend from my village. He is one expression of what working hard means.