How to get rid of your soft spot


⬛️ We all have some thing we believe so strongly, that whenever anyone tries to critizes it we can get super defensive. In a way it’s like a religion, our personal religion and funny thing that those claming to be atheists are just as affected as those who believe in god.
Perfectly cool guys can lose their minds and turn into douchebags.
I’ve heard advise from one of the top Russian journalits, one of the ways how not to get triggered:
” Every week you have a conversation with yourself where you make fun of yourself and your deepest values. So the next time someone hits you into what he thinks a soft spot, he’ll find it empty”.

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Democracy turned tyranny


Sparta!
You probably remember reading in school about extraordinary warriors who bravely beat huge armies to defend Greece from terrible Persian. How powerful these soldiers were.
I used to admire Spartans, until I’ve started to read about Socrates.
Today I can clearly say I despise Spartans and their ideals.
In a movie 300 Spartans we were sold a story of the war of freedom against tyranny – it’s a lie. Sparta was tyrant state, that eventually destroyed greatness of Greece, by beating a democratic state – Athens in Peloponnesian War.
Tyrants cannot tolerate democratic neighboring country, the spirit of freedom is highly contagious and undermines their power.
Thousands of years have passed but fight of freedom vs tyranny is still as relevant.
The question is how long can a democracy sustain until it either destroyed by outside tyrannies or turned into tyranny from within?
Whatever happens we must keep eyes open.

Another Corruption SCANDAL


We have lost close to half this country’s budget on corruption. It can’t be by coincidence. The country currently is running on deficit. We have lots of unpaid debts. Our economy is at the worst it has ever been since 2013. Our currency is deflating. Unemployment is at its all time high.

Paperwise we have good policies, but in reality none of those booklets of policies are implemented. 30 % of all tenders in national and County government are suppose to be for the youth but what’s the reality? An ordinary youth like you and me can never get their company name passed and if it passes, an audit opinion on your company will never pass. If you’re lucky to have a unique and a creative company name, chances are high that your idea will be sold to a much bigger and capable person or company. Registration itself is tedious.

All these we are witnessing are not by chance.

I believe our politicians deem us to be so stupid that every new dawn we wake up to a new a corruption scandal.

Politics work best when a country is divided. They’re lawyers, psychologist and political scientist. They know how to fake emotions just at the right point to earn your empathy. They know how to by pass laws. For example, in the instance of youth, they’ll use their sons, daughters and cousins who legally fall in the bracket of youth.

How are we going to put to an end to this vice?

First, we can’t afford ignorance, it’s too higher a price for us to pay. Let’s aspire to show our colleagues the right path. Teach them the role of accountability among our politicians and institution. Teach them how to examine issues using the third eye. Teach them that politics has never been about them but about our politicians. That a politician’s family interest will always come ahead of ours and that everything they do is in their best interest.

Second is a call to unity. Why do you think we have corruption exposes and scandals? It’s because they play well in our division. If a corruption graft is related to one of our favourite politician, we’ll put everything in line to defend them even if it’s by our life. It stifles out tribal reasons of our guy being attacked and awakens our need to stand and protect “our own”.

Third is a recognition that the fights we are fighting today is not only for our sake but for our children as well. Our grandparents fought so that we could have the kind of freedom we so now enjoy, and we owe it to our kids to enjoy something we fought for: A corruption free country, a better economy and an indiscriminate country.

I’m conclusion, let’s do everything we can to better this country. Let’s not buy into the idea that politics is dirty and not meant for ladies and women. That’s a sure way of excluding more than half the population on matters and policies that affect us all.
We can do it for us not for them. Just be open to listen, don’t strain yourself by watching news daily. A daily headline is enough.

What’s on your Home screen?


This question popped up in my mind during my morning breakfast. Grabbing my phone I found 6 phone notifications, 23 chats on WhatsApp,7 messages and 4 Instagram notification. Those are the four apps on my home screen. But then I new question dawned on me.What role does these apps play in shaping my morning routine?

I started by opening my WhatsApp, 20 minutes later am not even done viewing other people’s WhatsApp statuses. Top of my chat list is Phyllis with a medium articles Link about early morning productivity. I click on the link and here I am reading a 10 min read article on medium. Just at the end , another seemingly interesting article is suggested and I click on it and without know am done reading 6 articles as a result of a single link from WhatsApp.

I jump straight to my message app only to be surprised by half a dozen messages from my work colleague reminding me to send a project I was working on over the weekend in half and hour. I quickly skim through my Google drive to find the link to the project and with the help of auto paste app,am referred to Gmail account to send the link. At Gmail,I get a YouTube notification of a new subscriber and boom I’m feeling excited to open my YouTube app to check my subscriber count.

On YouTube, there’s a video recommendation of Selena Gomez new music.Gosh! Neither of these things was in my to do list. It’s been 3 hrs and I haven’t done anything you’d call “productive”
If AI can have such a huge impact on how our life plays out in the morning,how much productive can we be if we have the right apps on our home screen.

Imagine if I had a color note app to remind me of my daily affirmation and probably a Bible app to remind me of the verse of the day. What if I had Evenote to keep me up to date on the daily activities of the day. Would my morning have been a little better?

Being productive isn’t something exclusive to life coaches and the filthy rich out there. It’s something you and I can embrace by the simplest acts like changing the apps on our home screen.

Technology is suppose to make our life better. Applications are suppose to make us enjoy life. But if we allow technology to work against us and not for us, then it’s wise to assume a dangerous tread. And as a wise man once said, “Humans always have a choice” Choose wisely. Start right now my changing those apps in your home screen.

What is dividing Us?


For 11 years, Kenya as a country has enjoyed a period of relative political stability but over the past two months, a level of rage and political extremism has surfaced. To get a better perspective, let’s examine the current political situation in the country.

Corruption, corruption, corruption,political betrayal, political betrayal, poltical betrayal. In summary conflict is pretty much the theme of everydays main story on our Television. Why and how have we become so polarized in this first quarter of 2019? To understand, let’s look at Mike, a staunch Ruto and Jubilee Supporter. Mike doesn’t have his own strong political believes because in part of how he was raised up. He grew up in a family whose political allegiance was to the tribal kingpin. We can’t blame Mike for his tribal loyalty being that all his life he has always known the tribal kingpin to be speaking for him. If Today Ruto supports Musalia, then Mike will give him a vote without question.

Mike’s story is like many others who support Raila or even the President. But what are Mike’s reasons for supporting Ruto? He supports Ruto first because the Deputy President is loyal to whomever he stands with. This is evident from his strong Support of Raila in 2007 and Uhuru Kenyatta in 2013 and 2017. Second would be to a large extent his geographical birthplace which is rift valley.

What is it that Mike doesn’t know about probably a Raila Supporter who’s so against the deputy President? Let’s call him Henry. Henry just like Mike support Raila because he was born in a family that were supporting Raila. He can’t be objective because he believes whatever Raila says is the Universal truth. He’s probably against Ruto because Raila has alleged him(Ruto)to be corrupt. No one can say for sure that the deputy President is Corrupt, all we’ve been hearing and seeing in the media are corruption allegations and linkings.

With that fact stated. Do Mike and Henry have the best interest of Kenya at heart or are they just blind followers of their respective kingpins?

Mike and Henry should take a step back and talk of the real vice: Corruption and lies. Mike on top of all the good reasons for supporting the deputy President should take into consideration how Henry is feeling about the corruption allegations and ask himself if they are true. Henry on the other hand should look at Mike’s good reasons and ask for a second if those are good grounds for supporting a person. Henry should understand that the corruption links could be mere political propaganda channelled to minimize Ruto’s Chances on clenching the presidency. All I’m saying is for you to look at the issues with a third eye.

We are divided because we don’t question what the other side would like us to know about their beliefs. We are divided because we don’t want to look at the other side of the coin. We are divided because we don’t empathize with how we are making the other side feel. For us to bridge this divide, we must pledge our allegiance to the country and not to some influencial politicians. That means, asking ourselves what would our children be happy about? Which kind of leaders would they admire.
As one writer says:
“Having an informed electorates is the surest way to having a better country”
Let’s Learn so that we can better our country.

Give me your views in the comment section.

Don’t be So Harsh on Them: Truth about friends


If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” — Mr. Albert Einstein

I personally believe that the way we exert pressure among our peers and friends isn’t fair. The other week I was a subject of argument among my friends about how I spend most of my time doing nothing. My friends believe that the only way to be productive is by earning cash. Unlike me, they argued that betting is actually beneficial than reading because a Gambler, when lucky enough, brings something to the table at the end of the day.

I respect every one’s right to express their opinion, but I feel it’s very unkind to measure others according to our metrics of success. A student can graduate, but take a few months without getting a Job, not because he’s damn but due to some weaknesses in other soft skills like networking. Being a top performer isn’t everything in the real world. Am a victim, I call myself an average student. Since my graduation last year, I’ve learnt that school really didn’t teach me much. I’ve learnt that in addition to the compassion and humility some of my professors tried so hard to instill in me, I needed more.

If I could get another chance at being in campus, I’d do my best to work on my confidence, Public speaking, writing and negotiation skills.

They are a killer outside here.

Back to my case, I’m a Strong believer in cooperation as a way to success and that judgement is a sure way of hindering progress. We are not all blessed equally. Where we are weak others are strong. Working towards uplifting one another is the sure way to bettering ourselves.

It feels bad being told the truth. In my case it was a blog that wasn’t getting too much traffic. Another time it was me being in a room without having a Job. The only thing I can control in the two situations is my effort. In the case of the blog, it’s posting. On the Job part,it was writing a CV and a Cover letter and leaving everything else to God.

It’s frustrating. I’m craving a good life but there’s just no much I can do to get it. Our minds are developing and the best investment I believe in is feeding our brains with knowledge and skills. Richness doesn’t matter to me that much,but I don’t know about you. If you’re below 25 reading this,I believe we should agree on this. There’s no point of having a lot of richness without the right brain to manage it.

That’s why our employed,working and entrepreneurial friends shouldn’t judge us harshly. They should empathize with us. They should understand that life isn’t a parallel line. They should understand that basic journey of life is detours. To my friends who’ve been victims, I’d ask you to keep doing your best. Play your role and learn.

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I know it’s been a long read,but I hope you got something.

100 + Great power words to help you increase your post clicks


So here are the Amazing Words:

  1. Great
  2. Awesome
  3. Super
  4. Cool
  5. Secret
  6. Sexy
  7. Rock-solid
  8. Best
  9. Top
  10. Better
  11. Quick
  12. Fast
  13. Real
  14. Ultimate
  15. Effective
  16. Efficient
  17. Excellent
  18. Amazing
  19. Shocking
  20. Warning
  21. Crazy
  22. Must have
  23. Essential
  24. Important
  25. Proven
  26. Explosive
  27. Extreme
  28. Unbelievable
  29. Unending
  30. Viral
  31. Spice
  32. Exciting
  33. Dangerous
  34. Current
  35. Weird
  36. Interesting
  37. Enticing
  38. Fascinating
  39. Funny
  40. Love
  41. Ever
  42. Unique
  43. Eye-catching
  44. Superb
  45. Guarantee
  46. Easier
  47. Strange
  48. Special
  49. Fresh
  50. Perfect
  51. Free
  52. Huge
  53. Impressive
  54. Killer
  55. Popular
  56. Powerful
  57. Pretty
  58. Worst
  59. Major
  60. Striking
  61. Clever
  62. Boost
  63. Exceptional
  64. Bullshit
  65. Fluffs
  66. Absolutely
  67. Mega
  68. Creative
  69. Brilliant
  70. Fantastic
  71. Latest
  72. Immense
  73. Significant
  74. Tremendous
  75. Truth
  76. Facts
  77. Distinct
  78. Key
  79. Strong
  80. Uncommon
  81. Stunning
  82. Complete
  83. Total
  84. Guide to
  85. Valuable
  86. Known
  87. Serious
  88. High-quality
  89. Achieve
  90. Avalanche
  91. Unending
  92. Continuous
  93. Master plan
  94. Unfailing
  95. Incredible
  96. Proven
  97. New
  98. Badass
  99. Kick-ass
  100. Actionable
  101. Intriguing
  102. Unknown
  103. Neglected
  104. Magnetic