JUST ONE PIECE OF ADVICE

Hello everyone I hope you are doing well and if you are not I hope you get better and that you figure things out but don’t pressure yourself too much.

So today’s title literally reads just one piece of advice but really I’m going to talk about more than just one piece of advice. So I got this idea from a certain social media platform. No matter how young or old we are we have all lived multiple lives believe it or not and this is through the many experiences we’ve had and the different people we have met. This different experiences have in one way or another molded us into the people we are today and the different people we have met have influenced how we view certain things in life or how we react to certain things and treat others. So yes we have lived multiple lives through other people’s eyes and through the different feelings we obtained from places.

And in each of these seasons we picked up a thing or two just like we did and do from people. Life to me is an endless journey of learning and self discovery. Because, just as I had stated in my previous blog, through learning we grow. So maybe some of you right now are thinking, really? Just learning and that’s it? No fun, no falling in love, no crazy dreams, nothing but learning? Well if you would just slow your role and let me elaborate. When I talk of learning, I’m talking about, learning people’s behavior and how to deal with the different types, learning more about what is happening around you, learning how to cook, learning how to drive, learning how to swim, learning how to love your friends and loved ones the way they need to, learning what works for you and what doesn’t, learning how to let go and have fun, learning how to treat yourself kindly, learning more about the economy and how different successful people made it, learning to embrace the growing and changing society, learning how to embrace your spirituality. I’m sure you now have a clearer view on what I’m talking about.

So through all these experiences I’m talking about, there are so many pieces of advice you’ve picked up that would probably fill a whole book right? I was watching a certain guy’s videos, he travels all around the world and asks people to tell him one piece of advice they would give him in life. And of course everyone’s answer was different, from being kind, don’t take yourself too seriously, appreciate the little things in life, live every moment as if it were your last, take risks, don.t be lazy to travel the world more. I took every advice they gave to heart because every single one made sense to me. But the thing is they will all be invalid unless I actually apply them right?

Life is not a marathon though and I think that’s one of the problems facing our current generation. Most people want to rush through life, they want to rush their success, rush growing up. But what is it all for? If there’s anything I’ve learned, there is no such thing as quick success. And that goes for everything, love, money, building a better version of yourself, healing, spiritual growth, creating networks. Everything isn’t as black and white as people make it seem to be. So stop, breathe, stop running in a non existent marathon and take your time to grow through every season and go through the hardships that build you up. Be in this moment, right now.

So I want to leave you with this, what is one piece of advice you would give yourself right now, no matter what situation you are in, good or bad. If you were assured that everything will work out or maybe not what is one piece of advice that you would give another person if they were in the same position you are in right now.

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JOURNEY TO GROWTH

Hello everyone I hope you are all doing well and if not I hope you get better soon and things work out for you in the best possible way.

It really has been a hot minute since I posted on here but I am still human and we all need a break once in a while to restart and find ourselves again.

The title of today’s blog is quite a crucial yet a very important subject in our lives. I’m sure we have all felt at a point in our lives, lost, unsure of ourselves, unworthy, or maybe judged ourselves too hard. Well I know for a fact that I certainly have. The past few weeks have been a bit of a downward spiral for me so much that I had to stop and ask myself ,”What are you doing?” I had stopped doing everything that makes me, me. I stopped reading my self care books, I stopped listening to people who inspired me, I stopped my self care routine which by the way is not just doing a face mask on a Sunday afternoon. I lost my path, I lost touch with my spiritual side and I was just kind of all over the place because of that. At the end of the day I went to bed feeling like an absolute failure for having wasted every second in my twenty four hours. So yes I was a mess and probably still am but I’m working on it.

The thing is I am coming to a realization that everything that happens to me is part of my growth. I cannot rush it because I’ll be missing out on everything that I need to learn in the process. When I find myself in this situation I tend to either post a lot on my socials or completely disappear and that is okay because it just shows that I have different tactics of coping. I will admit that I have had to change a few things though to get myself back on track because sending negative energy into the world just bounces right back to me. I am still taking my time to breathe, to learn and to enjoy the process. So right now I am doing things to help me flourish, things that feed positivity, I am simply doing the best thing for me because I know I deserve it.

Each of you has your own story of growth, healing and overcoming certain situations in your life. So I am going to share one last thing with you that I have been learning in my process. There is a quote I love that says if you don’t heal what hurt you, you will bleed on people who didn’t cut you. Sometimes we tend to act up on others thinking they deserve it when in reality we are reflecting our own personal troubles onto them. We need to learn how to heal what’s on our inside so that it reflects on the outside and if you are at a state in life where you feel stuck, that is okay take your time and breathe, maybe get distant for a while and find yourself again.

Barrack Obama once said that change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time, we are the ones we’ve been waiting for, we are the change we seek. Life is indeed short and how we use our time here really matters. So grow through your journey and in the process spread some kindness and positivity because the world is already full of hate.

I hope this blog had some kind of impact and if it did not resonate with you at the time, share it with someone else and keep up with more posts to come. Feel free to leave a comment on what helps you grow and how your process has made you a better person.

WHY YOU SHOULD START POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and if not I hope you get better soon mentally, physically or spiritually. Today’s blog will be a brief one but still very empowering.

Personally I am a huge believer in the power of manifestation and the law of attraction. I understand that not everyone is and that is totally okay. We are all entitled to our own opinions and beliefs. Up until recently, I never knew how much power speaking positivity into my life held. I’m sure you can’t have missed one or two posts about affirmations in the various platforms. I used to see them and say, “they are just saying that I don’t think it actually works,” until I decided to try it out myself. I started affirming positive things in to my life and actually believing in them. The thing about affirming is you have to put a bit of work ethic into it.

You want to be happy you have to stop the negative thinking and cut out all the negativity from your life and start doing things that make you happy. And when you affirm this, “I am happy, I receive abundance in my life, I attract everything I want.” things will start falling into place. The previous two weeks I have been in a content place with my life because I decided to stop worrying and stressing about everything and let the universe take its course and of course praying about it. A week ago I needed a huge amount of money for something important and no I didn’t want to tell my parents about it because they too have a lot on their plate. I came up with all possible strategies on how I would earn it but they still did not add up. So I opted to do the only other thing I could pray about it ad speak it into the universe.

I’m not saying the exact amount landed on my door the next day but I knew that in life we all need a little help so I told my brother about it. Truth be told his business had crashed for sometime but he told me he’d see what he could do. So I was minding my business two days after just doing the normal things actually I think I had actually forgot about it for a while until a notification popped up on my phone. A lot of money had been sent to my account and I actually thought it was a mistake until my mum called me to confirm if I had received what I asked for. I was a bit taken a back but she told me that my brother had given her the money to send it to me. Maybe you are not convinced in enough but I can tell you that in almost all the books I’ve read. the authors all talk about how they used the law of attraction to get to where they are right now and not just that a lot of famous artists have testified to this too.

I am not saying that if you say you want a million shillings tomorrow you’ll get it just like that. You have to put in some faith and effort for the universe to start aligning things for you. You can attract good people, careers, abundance, success and literally anything you want. Start creating positive habits and write down what you want and the trick is to write as if you already have it, “I am not I want.’

There is power in speaking out positivity.

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TAKING THE ROAD TO SELF PITY

Hello everyone, today I want to send healing and love to anyone who needs it. Today’s topic might hit a spot because it is one that most of us if not all of us have been through. I know I have.

In today’s world, when things do not work out the way we wanted them to, when we are disappointed in ourselves or maybe we have disappointed someone else, when we are stuck, when we see someone else living their best life and when we simply decide to stop trying because we lack the will, we choose to feel sorry for ourselves. I’m sure I have missed a few scenarios in there but my point is that we choose to feel sorry for ourselves more often than we choose to do something to change it.

Too many times, I chose to pity myself. I locked myself up in my room and came up with all the reasons to justify what I felt at the moment so that I would avoid having to do anything that day but eventually I would do my chores because in the Kenyan household your feelings do not determine whether or not you will do chores that day or at least that is how it is at my home. I have felt sorry for myself for a lot of things, not achieving the best grades, not doing good for myself, not completing the challenge I had put myself up to, not having the most social life that is out there, comparing my life to someone else’s , you name it. It had been a never ending cycle and sometimes it still is. But here’s the thing about the road to self pity. It is simply a dead end. You stay for hours, days, weeks and possibly months wallowing and getting yourself nowhere because you believe you need more time.

Everyone or rather most people have had or still have a reason to feel sorry for themselves. But if life came with a warning it would be that life isn’t fair. Look here we all have moments in our lives where all our energy is drained and we feel like just need a pause, take a break and breathe. That is totally okay because it is normal to feel overwhelmed and feel like you don’t have it all together. But that is completely different from feeling sorry for yourself when you know you have the absolute power to change your current situation. As we keep growing we learn that the universe rewards those who are willing to change their lives and make something out of it. Because if we are being honest nobody is going to dig you out of your own hole. You have do it yourself. You have to accept the harsh realities of the world and build your way back up and not just that, you have to be willing to put in the effort.

I have been reading a book by Robert Shemin, “How comes that idiot is rich and I’m not” and he says that there are two groups of people in this world. The first group is comprised of people known as the RUB’S and the second group consists of the rich idiots. I don’t want to go in to all the details but the brief summary is this, the RUB’S which expound to the right side up and broke, are people who are always thinking of their downsides in life and that is why they never become rich. They think about the amount of debts they have, they think about how they don’t have enough money to pay the bills for this month or the next and they claim that they will be happy when they get money so that they can afford certain things or trips otherwise they work with strategy and facts and in actuality pity themselves for not living their best lives. The rich idiots on the other hand are always thinking of ways to come up with money, they live in the moment and understand that spending time with loved ones is important, they send out a positive vibration to the universe and when thinks don’t work out they simply take another route.

I hope now you can see where I’m headed to with this. Self pity simply defined is excessive self absorbed unhappiness over one’s own troubles. So yes you haven’t figured life out but in all honesty, who has? Don’t let moments in life pass by you without you even noticing because your were too busy wallowing. Accept what you can’t control and change what you can.

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THE PROBLEM IS WE ARE SO QUICK TO GIVE UP

Hello everyone I hope you are all doing well and if not I hope you feel better soon.

As the title so boldly spells out, one major problem our generation faces is giving up! Some even give up before they actually start what they wanted to. We choose to give up way too much way too often. Whether it is a project you have been working on, relationships with the ones you love, trying out something you have been wanting to or simply giving up on yourself you name it. Too many times we choose to listen to the outside voices and if not we choose to let ourselves believe that we are incapable of doing certain things and if not then we simply come up with a reason for why this will not work.

There is a quote I love that says, If you do not ask the answer will always be no and if you never try you will never know. Every time I want to give up I always ask myself, what will my life story be? Maybe you want to do something that has already been done but how do you know you can’t do it better? Not just that, maybe you want to mend a relationship be it with a family member or any loved one but you tell yourself that the damage is done and it simply cannot work out but how do you really know that if you do not even try? I was watching 100 year olds on Youtube the other day and they were talking about the lessons they have learnt and picked up over the years. One of them said that to him there are no failures that if he tries to make a cake and it comes out wrong then he has simply made pudding. To me that was revolutionary. So maybe something did not work out for you that way you wanted it to but choosing to give up will not help in any way.

Take for example youtubers they start from no subscribers and built their way up despite all the casualties and hate they might get simply because they have a goal and they work towards it not giving up. Do you really want to go through life scrolling away your timeline wishing you could do things others are doing, not remembering a single memory you had with your family because you gave up trying, never having taken the risk or never having taken the chance on yourself?

No one who ever gave up made history. Life is too short to not take chances.

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BEYOND DOUBTS

THE PROBLEM IS WE ARE SO QUICK TO GIVE UP

Hello everyone I hope you are all doing well and if not I hope you feel better soon.

As the title so boldly spells out, one major problem our generation faces is giving up! Some even give up before they actually start what they wanted to. We choose to give up way too much way too often. Whether it is a project you have been working on, relationships with the ones you love, trying out something you have been wanting to or simply giving up on yourself you name it. Too many times we choose to listen to the outside voices and if not we choose to let ourselves believe that we are incapable of doing certain things and if not then we simply come up with a reason for why this will not work.

There is a quote I love that says, If you do not ask the answer will always be no and if you never try you will never know. Every time I want to give up I always ask myself, what will my life story be? Maybe you want to do something that has already been done but how do you know you can’t do it better? Not just that, maybe you want to mend a relationship be it with a family member or any loved one but you tell yourself that the damage is done and it simply cannot work out but how do you really know that if you do not even try? I was watching 100 year olds on Youtube the other day and they were talking about the lessons they have learnt and picked up over the years. One of them said that to him there are no failures that if he tries to make a cake and it comes out wrong then he has simply made pudding. To me that was revolutionary. So maybe something did not work out for you that way you wanted it to but choosing to give up will not help in any way.

Take for example youtubers they start from no subscribers and built their way up despite all the casualties and hate they might get simply because they have a goal and they work towards it not giving up. Do you really want to go through life scrolling away your timeline wishing you could do things others are doing, not remembering a single memory you had with your family because you gave up trying, never having taken the risk or never having taken the chance on yourself?

No one who ever gave up made history. Life is too short to not take chances.

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BEYOND DOUBTS

AM I OR AM I NOT YOUR ENEMY?

Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well and still striving to become the best version of you in this world today.

Am I or am I not your enemy has been a title question that I’ve thought about for quite some time now. I want to start with a background story. Every little girl anywhere after learning about the female body bit cutting it short learning about the cycle gets nervous or maybe just wonders where they would get it, and always hope it would be in the comforts of their home where they don’t have to be exposed. Unfortunately for me it happened when I was in class right which is now grade eight in the middle of an English lesson right before the CRE lesson that was to take place behind our classroom block.

So we were in the lesson when our teacher told us to stand up and one could only sit after answering a question. I don’t know what bad luck was upon me that day because I could not answer a single question up until the last five minutes if the lesson keeping in mind I’m seated at the front and the one behind me is a boy among other students girls and boys. I’m sure you now have this picture in mind. So yes as you would now have guessed my ‘visitor’ or rather my period had come and I wasn’t aware at all the whole time I’m just standing wondering when I’d get an answer to any questions. I could here a few murmurs but of course I thought people were just asking each other about the answers. So I finally answered a question when the bell rang for the final lesson of the day. Our block was made up of two floors and of course seniors that is class seven and eight were on the first floor. I was excited that our lesson was going to be outside so I carried my bible and my books quickly rushing out of class. So climbing down the stairs one of my classmates stopped me and some few other girls waited as the rest of the class went to attend the lesson. That’s when they told me that my skirt was stained and I could not be more mortified because it only means that the whole class new it. I mean it’s not the best way to get your periods but it could be worse! I was nervous and embarrassed but my friends told me that it was okay one of them got me a sanitary towel from class and another one gave me her school jacket that was long enough to cover the stain while the rest said that they would tell the teacher that I had just gone to the toilet. I thanked them and the day went on well lucky enough nobody made a big fuss out of it after that but I’m sure the boys had their own chitchat about it in the dorms.

Okay so where am I headed to with this? The point of the story was not to tell you how I got my first period no but to show you how the girls in my class helped me because they understood that it is something normal for a woman. They did not laugh at me or make fun of me. They helped me! In our world today women or girls or ladies view other females as their competition therefore they would rather watch them fall when they need help rather than help them get back up but this is not the case in every scenario. Evidently we all want the same thing , prosperity, happiness , creating a better life for ourselves and a great future. We cannot do this by letting each other fall so instead of tearing each other down we should be building each other up!

The other day I was in a matatu and of course in respect to social distance we we were not many. The lady across from me was headed to Nairobi and as she paid the conductor the conductor told her that the money was not enough. The lady got tensed because that was what she had and by the looks of it it was indeed true as she had not carried any bag with her and she informed the conductor that she had been sent but the kicker here is that he had told her that price she had now currently paid was the actual fare before the lady had climbed the matatu. Of course this brought a bit of chaos in the vehicle. The lady behind her did such a kind thing that gave me hope for our current world. She offered to pay the remaining amount that was needed. That small act of kindness changed everything. It is not a lie that in this life not everyone wants to see you succeed and not everyone will be willing to help you when you are in desperate situations but we ourselves can decide to help each other. Let’s not be each other’s enemy but be building blocks for each other. Our world today is not the safest place so let’s also protect each other. At the end of the day you’ll ask yourself” I would have done something so why didn’t I. ”

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NEW LEVELS NEW YEAR

Bonjour . Hello everyone i hope you are all well , to those who may be facing hardships i hope and pray that all will be well for you. This may not have been the best year but in one Say or another we have grown from it. Some may be experiencing hurt, pain, loss, financial strain, educational stress, anxiety , solitude and some have completely lost the will to keep going. It is not at all easy going through any of this or all of it and i’m not going to say it gets better because only He knows. However if you are here now , alive, it is something to be grateful for, you making it through one day after another means you are still strong. As we wind up 2020, allow the past to remain in the past because we can’t change it but we can choose to make it our building block. Let those events build you to be a stronger and more resilient person in the new year. Noone knows about the future but we can make it better by making one heck of our present. Yes whatever happened happened but you will try harder, you will get another job possibly, you will improve in your studies, you will grow closer to God, you will make a better relationship with your family you will heal from your loss, your financial troubles will be solved! 2020 has taught us that in deed life is short and we all have a set date. Staying in a puddle and feeling sorry for yourself will do you no good because you’ll only remain the same place you were in the previous year, yesterday, tomorrow and the day after that ,the next month….. How about you change it?

Make a promise to yourself. That though you may not know what is in store for you, you will be stronger, you will not let your troubles conquer you, you will try! For some this year has given you the opportunity to be better, to grow and to love. Keep going because there is no limit to greatness or to a greater life. I hope in one way or another this message has enlightened you or maybe helped you.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021

To better days ahead! Be kind to yourself , you deserve happiness too!

#10 Tips to better your life(billionaire tips)

#kenyan blogger #new week

Hello everyone I hope you are all well and if not I hope you feel better and get your spirits back up.

I have gathered at least 10 tips from various successful people and billionaires that may help you turn your life around because changing times calls for changing mindsets.

#Tip 1. Kill negative thoughts and self talk. I’m sure you may heard of this so many times from so many people or maybe not but here’s my question if you have then why are you still doing it? Why are you not making progress? Why do you still compare yourself? How you communicate to yourself really impacts your growth. Everything comes down to how you see yourself. When you tell yourself “I can’t” or ” I’m not good enough” “I don’t have the right resources” you will forever be stuck in that negative pit. You have the power to control your thoughts.

#Tip 2. Good brain food. Lisa what do you mean good brain food. Is there a certain food to ‘feed the brain’. The answer is yes! I’m sure many of you have heard of the phrase ‘you are what you eat’ and that is indeed true. Let’s me help you take a small look at your life. Look at what you eat everyday or most days. Do you feel energetic and ready to get work done afterwards or sluggish and lazy and just want to scroll on your phone all day. You need to ‘feed your brain’ foods that will make it active. Lisa do you mind giving us some examples? Of course not! Some foods are fish, though I have to admit I am not a fan of fish at all ,but if you’re able to afford it then go right ahead, dark chocolate,yea I was also surprised by that one and of course fruits and green leafy greens. These foods help you preserve your memory and help you remain alert and active rather than sluggish and lazy.

#Tip 3. Exercise! Some people see this and think “no way that’s not for me”. Look here if you’re not one to wake up in the morning and workout or maybe in the evening I’m not saying start doing it though it might be good for you. But you need to move your body whether it’s a morning stroll or an evening walk, you have to keep your body active! You can’t just sit in the house all day or maybe you’re going to walk and you’re just seated at your desk the whole day and then retire to bed and call it a day. You and me both know that is in no way healthy. Your body is your best friend you need to take care of it. So start moving!

#Tip 4. Hang around people with the mindset. I’m going to keep this one brief. You simply cannot hang with people who think small and expect to achieve great things. Those around you , believe it or not influence your way of thinking and your view towards life. If you have friends that have absolutely no goals then it’s time to make changes. I’m not saying ditch them but also ask them if they have ambitions and goals but if the don’t and all they want to do is just chill and do nothing then you do need a change of environment.

#Tip 5. Change your mindset. This goes in hand with the previous tip. You really do need to have a greater outlook on life. This doesn’t mean that if you haven’t figured it out you have already failed in life. No not at all. Life is about taking it one step at a time. However try to look for inspiration of course there are things you love , find out more about them. Listen to podcasts, watch how variously successful people made it to success. Don’t just sit and wait! Do something change how you think and your actions will change too.

#Tip 6. Begin where you are with what you have. I’m sure you have seen the number of people especially youth who have started something this quarantine. Lisa started something is kind of a vague way to put it don’t you think? Ok yes what I mean is so many people have started youtube channels, a clothing line, a bakery, blogging, online opportunities, side hustles, you name it. And I can bet no every single one of them has every needed equipment but they have started with what they have! Are you seeing my point here? Don’t just let this opportunity pass you by. If there’s something that you’ve been dying to start then stop thinking and just do it. If course you’ll start small but that’s how you’ build your way up.

#Tip 7. LQ principle-Jack Ma. It is as simple as love what you do. Don’t just start something because others have started it too. It is key that you love what you do to keep doing it. It could be a hobby, or maybe you’re working but have something else that you love then do that too. An unhappy life is an incomplete one.

#Tip 8. Find problems and come up with solutions. Now if you’re thinking long term here then you have to solve something in the society . Take a look at Mack Zuckerberg, I love using his example because he is one of my biggest inspirations. Now he took a look at society and saw something was missing but it didn’t just take him one go, before inventing facebook it took him years of trials and he did it. Currently facebook is one of the highly used forms of communication. See he solved a problem. Garret Camp solved a transport issue when he founded Uber. Believe it or not there are things in society that still need a solution just take a keen look.

#Tip 9. Have a routine. It is as simple as the title itself and has helped so many successful people. Having a great routine everyday helps keep you in tune with your daily activities.

# Tip 10. Believe in yourself! The last but not least is to believe in yourself. In order to have a great life you have to be your own cheerleader every little progress you make in any sector of your life be proud of yourself. What I love about the human setting is that you can literally achieve what you set your mind to , you just have to believe in yourself.

I hope you’ve picked up a thing or two just like I did. Feel free to share any tips you’ve also learned in the comments and share this with anyone who might need it.