Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO is one of the most influential entrepreneurs of the world. He says people who get criticized are the one who make ‘waves’. If you are not getting criticized, it means you are not doing enough to make waves and influencing people. Never get worried about the criticism, and let others talk behind your back as it ultimately shows you are … Read More When Others Judge, It’s Really About How You Judge Yourself
“To Kill a Mockingbird” (by Harper Lee) is a great story and a wonderful movie. In this incredible story, Atticus is telling his children they need to “walk in someone else’s shoes before judging the person.” Everyone is fighting his or her own personal battle and until we understand the other person’s particular situation, we should not be pre-judging him or her. This advice … Read More Walking in someone else’s shoes, a call to show love
I have visited Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya several times and every time I leave the park I always want to go back. One thing that brings me here is the famous migration of wildebeest. Every year, approximately 1.5 million of these beauteous animals and their closest friends trek almost 800 kilometres through plains of Kenya and Tanzania. And they must do this … Read More Moving Forward, learning from the wildebees
Victims stay victims because they don’t move beyond their victim mentality, they get stuck in it. Only you can define yourself as being stuck in a situation. If you don’t want to be cheated on, then you have to get up and leave. By choosing to stay and do nothing, you are making a choice to remain stuck. If you want to build a … Read More Choose Not to Be The Victim
When I have been at my lowest, not believing that I could dream again I always read the story of The Starfish Thrower, which was a pivotal turning point for me. This well known story by American author Loren Eiseley (1907-1977) that goes something like this: “There was an old man who would take a walk on the beach every morning before he began his … Read More Your life’s purpose. Why finding your own starfish is essential
While visiting Nairobi Giraffe Center I learnt some great stories about Giraffes,I want to share of the stories in the following blog. BABY giraffes learn a very important lesson about life when they are born. A lesson that all of us would do well to remember. The birth of a baby giraffe is quite an earth-shaking event. The baby falls from its mother’s womb, some eight … Read More Why do mother giraffes kick their babies? A lesson for us all.
In my journeys both in Kenya and Canada,I have met with thousands of people. I have met with people from almost every country in the world,and through my interactions I have been blessed to receive a part of them that has opened my eyes and heart,the experiences have left me more wealthy and richer with knowledge and wisdom. I have learnt that we all … Read More Listening with an open Heart
“You’ve gotta be able to see the beauty in a hamburger bun, “ said Ray Kroc, founder of McDonalds. Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies, echoed the same theme. “I am not a businesswoman. I’m a cookie person.” Southwest Airlines President Emeritus Colleen Barrett says it this way: “We are not an airline with great customer service. We are a great customer service … Read More The call within the call
Mahatma Gandhi famously said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” In other words, although life changes are inevitable, we can also initiate personal change so we can rise to the challenge and become a bigger and better person as a result. How do we do this? We believe the best ways are to recognize that change is inevitable, … Read More You must be the change you want to see
Courage emerges in the moment, without time for thought. Our heart opens and we immediately move into action. Someone jumps into an icy lake to save a child, or speaks up at a meeting, or puts them self in danger to help another human being. These sudden actions, even if they put us at risk, arise from clear, spontaneous love.Human history is filled with … Read More The courageous speak up when no one else will
Whatever it is that you hope to accomplish, commit to it by keeping your eye on the ball. If the way things have been done are no longer working, dare to things a bit differently; even if it means going against status quo.u’ve got what it takes to succeed. If you start looking at hurdles that come up as problems, you can put yourself … Read More Keep your eye on the ball
Whenever we are involved in a conversation, we know we should make an effort to listen intently to what the other person is saying. This seems like common sense but it is surprising how many of us don’t do this on a regular basis. How often does your spouse or a close friend say, “Did you hear what I just said? You aren’t paying … Read More Am I growing in my listening skills?