Day 145 - The Journey must continue.

Yesterday I came to a dead end on a road I was taking to some place.
That did not mean I end the journey there. It meant I look for another way through to  m destinaton. That's how it is with life. On the road to your dreams, you may come to some dead end. That though does not mean you forget your dreams. It means you look for another way through.

Day 144 - The words of your mouth

The words that you speak on a daily basis affect the outcomes in your life. To change several situations that you find yourself in, all you need could just be a few right words at the right time to the right person.

Day 143 - Finding Your Happiness

I asked people on my Facebook profile what makes them happy.
The overall response indicated that it's not the big things that we always look upto in life. It's rather the little everyday things. Those that we often take for granted. For example, just the fact that one woke up is enough to keep you happy all day.
And it all starts from an attitude of gratitude. Appreciating everything in life.

Day 142 - Your Roots

On the subject of mobility, you can teach a tree a lesson or two.
On the subject of stability, the tree can teach you a lesson.
It is stable and firm because it has roots.

Day 141 - Better late than never.

I promised a while back to be doing a daily video. I have consistently done so
 Today however I was late in uploading. But I did it anyway.
If there is something you ever promised to do, always do it. Do it on time. But if ever late, never use lateness as an excuse not to do it. Just do it.

Day 140 - Google Assistant - Happy Birthday

Today was testing the new Google Assistant App.
It does almost everything on your smartphone with voice command.
From making calls to opening apps, searching directions and more.
I decided to ask it when my birthday is.
The answer is in the video.

You'll love it.

Day 139 - Ask, Seek and Knock

If you never ask, the answer will always be no.
Finding is only for the seekers.
Doors are awaiting for you to knock. They will be opened.

Do you have experiences where you got a really good answer because of Asking? Would love to hear of it.

Did you find a great thing that you wouldn't have found if you had never Searched?

Have you had great doors open for you just because you Knocked?

Let us hear your story.

Day 138 - Is the glass half full or half empty?

A pessimist looks at a glass of water and says it's half empty.
An optimist looks at it and says it's half full.
A doer fills the glass up and the argument stops.

Day 137 - Build Your Dream

Just like one takes time to build a piece of furniture, you need to know that your dreams too need time to build. It requires the right tools, action, consistency and persistence to the end.
Go now build your dream.

Day 136 - You are Not a Tree

A tree stays in the same place all the days of it's life.
For you it's different. You can move. You can change your position and situations.
Therefore if you are in a position that is not pleasing to you, change it. If it's your job, you can change it. If it's your unproductive relationships, change them.
Because you can and because you have The equipment necessary to do so.

Day 135 - Are People Speaking About You?

People will always talk about you as long as you are doing something.
They will talk about two things of you. Your good or your bad.
If they they are speaking about your good, wonderful to you. Keep it up.
If they are speaking about your bad, then live right and prove them wrong.

Day 134 - Doris Day dies aged 97

Legendary American actress and singer Doris Day died on Monday 13th May 2019 at her California home at the age of 97. She is a Hollywood icon that will be remembered for many things. One of them being the song "Whatever will be will be."

One of her quotes was "Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty."

Day 133 - Georgios Papanikolaou (Γεώργιος Παπανικολάου) - Pap smear

A Greek pioneer in cytopathology and early cancer detection, and inventor of the Pap smear.
His name lives on for his great invention.
Do something today that the world will remember you for in future.

Day 132 - Happy Mothers Day

This is to wish all mothers a blessed day and a wonderful rest of the year.
You are blessed.

Day 131 - Beautiful Springtime

Seasons come and go. Springtime is one of those seasons. It's a beautiful time with all the green and wonderful flowers.
It's a time that reminds me that good times will always come. Hence when am not in a favourable time, I recall Springtime. 

Day 130 - Little things that matter

I don't have everything that I want to have. I guess you also have some things that you are missing.
Sometimes we are tempted to worry about the things that we don't have, forgetting the things that we already have. We should however remember to be thankful for every little thing that we have. Some of those that we disregard in us but someone else could be dying to have. A blind man would give all he has to be able to read this text that you are now reading with ease.
Give thanks for sight. And for every other little thing.

Day 129 - The ideal conditions

When shooting today's video, I found myself not in my usual comfortable location, it was not the right time, I was not perfectly prepared.
With all the imperfections, I still did it anyway. Because I had to do it.
Are you waiting for the perfect conditions so that you can pursue your dreams?
Those conditions are not promised. You better do it now. Go for it anyway.

Day 128 - Meat too tough?

I like cooking. Being in the kitchen is fun. I love it.
However recently, I noted with concern that all the meat I've been buying has become too tough to cut.
Today however I sharpened my knife only to discover that, it's not the meat that has been tough. It's my knife that has been blunt.
This too can apply in anything in life that you are doing. Could it be that it's not what you do that has become difficult, rather it's how you do it and the tools that you use that could be the problem. Find out and sharpen your knife.
Maybe the knife is the skills you use to do the job. Sharpen those skills and your job will become effortless and give you better and quicker results.
Wishing you all the best.

Day 127 - The Black Dot

A teacher gave each of his students a white paper with a black dot in the middle. He asked them to describe what they saw. Each of them talked about the black dot. None talked about the white paper.
Could it be that we only see the little bad and forget all about the much good? Make it your ambition from today to see the greater positive part of life.

Day 126 - Are you at the right bus stop?

When we want to go somewhere we wait for the bus at the bus stop. It is important that we know that the bus we wait for is the right bus to take us to our destination. And we must be sure that we are waiting at the right place.

Day 125 - Excited to Give

Are you excited to give? I have seen a child really excited to give an offering and I thought to myself, "Are we always excited to give out something?"
Be one who is excited to give.

Day 124 - Build your life one brick at a time

For a big building to be built, it starts from an idea. The idea is then put onto paper. Every single detail. Then it is built one brick at a time.
You can build your dreams the same way. One day at a time.

Day 123 - What do you notice first?

Take good care of that which represents you. If anything goes bad, make sure to correct as soon as you can for a good representation of you.

Day 122 - Fulfill Your Vision.

Many people use excuses as to why they are unable to fulfill their vision. One of the excuses is that they are not in the right position in an organisation. However as John Maxwell would say, the courage to fulfill your vision does not come from your position, it comes from your passion.
Check your passion level and go fulfill your vision now. Don't wait for the position.

Day 121 - Happy Labour Day

This is in wishing you a happy Labor day and a happy New Month.

Let me share with you a Psalm I love;

Day 120 - Service your life.

How often do you examine your life and make adjustments where need be.
Just as a car needs constant checking and servicing, our lives too need servicing to continously run well. Make it a necessity once in a while to service different areas of your life.

Day 119 - You are the average of your 5 friends.

Those you surround yourself with influence you either positively or negatively. Choose your friends wisely.

Day 118 - Be a fountain of life.

Everyday you have a choice in what words you speak.

"The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,
    but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked." - Proverbs 10:11

Choose life.

Day 117 - In which direction are you moving?

If you are not heading towards your desired destination, then you might not be moving in the right direction. Change it and head to your destination.

Day 116 - Who are your friends?

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. - Proverbs 27:17

Be careful whom your close contacts are. They are going to influence you either positively or negatively.

Day 115 - Every day is lost in which we do not learn something useful.

“Every day is lost in which we do not learn something useful. Man has no nobler or more valuable possession than time.” 
― Thomas Jefferson

Day 114 - Joy comes in the morning

Psalm 30:5 - For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.

Day 113 - What do successful people do?

Do you make things happen, watch things happen or wonder what happened?

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do.” - Jim Rohn

Day 112 - It's Monday again

Have you heard someone exclaim "Oh! It's Monday again."
Maybe you've said that many times over. You can look at it another way altogether.
As a great opportunity for great things. Expect a great week and you'll get a great week. It starts with Monday.

Day 111 - The Demon and The Horse

- A horse was tied to a tree.
- A demon came and released him
- The horse entered the garden of neighboring peasants and started eating everything.

Day 110 - Don't let your learning lead to knowledge.

 "Don't let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action." - Jim Rohn

Day 109 - How I found a job (3)

In my previous article (How I found a job (2)), I shared of how I found a job through a recruitment agency. In this video, share of how I found a job through a friend. Your connections do matter.

Day 108 - Turn your disappointments into opportunities.

Have you been disappointed lately? How did you respond?
Yesterday I shared a story of How Sir Richard Branson started Virgin Atlantic. He turned his frustrations into an opportunity. You too can do the same.

Day 107 - How Sir Richard Branson started Virgin Atlantic

It is out of frustration that Virgin Atlantic Airlines was born. We can learn to turn our disappointments into opportunities. That was the perspective of Richard.

Day 106 - I don't have time

Now and then, we always find that we are not doing the things that we ought to do because we don't have time.
If we really value what we have to do then we will always find the time to do it.

Day 105 - Travel Somewhere

Someone once said, you are not a tree. Be not be planted in one location all your life. Don't be like John.

Day 104 - One Matters

One person matters. If you can be a good example for just one person and his life becomes good, you've done your job. Keep influencing positively one person at a time.

Day 103 - For Things to Change, You Have to Change

Things don't just happen. They are made to happen. If you want things to change, it may have to begin with you. Wishing you a great positive change.

Day 102 - Seek wisdom

Does it ever occur to you that those who are wise worked hard for it. You can be wise too and continue to be. Just commit to learning more continuously.

Day 101 - The Promise

As 100 days passed from the beginning of the year, I got an inspiration to do daily motivational videos. So follow me as I attempt to keep my promise.

It's the 100th day of the year.

Today is the 100th day of this year. What have you done so far? Review and proceed to great things ahead.

You've got just one life.

You don't have forever on this planet. Do what you have to do when you should, before it becomes too late for you.

How I found a job (2)

I took art in college. After college, I lived a good number of years on art alone. But that was in Kenya. I even had people work for me.

How I found a job.

Recently, I have seen a lot of people ask how to find a job. Even though I personally have an entrepreneurial mindset, and I encourage entrepreneurship to as many as I get to, I have found myself time and again on both sides of the equation. I have been an employer and several times the employee. Therefore I have some experience in each area. I also understand that not all people can be employers. Some have to be employees for balance of nature.

It is not the critic who counts

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

What do you sell?

Sometimes back, I used to be a signwriter in Githurai. So today I was excited when I came across this signwriter in Marousi. I said a few words to him though he was so immersed in his work. It got me flashing back on how we used to work and I thought much about life in general and the application of some principles learnt from that period in time.

Happy New Year 2019

Hope you had a great year.
As we begin this new one, I am wishing you great and wonderful things.