Category Archives for "Motivation & Inspiration"

Inspirational stories

Your Story: Sally Kabukuru’s Dream Job

If there is one thing I love, it’s happy endings and the power of the Law Of Attraction. Sally is a great friend of mine. I’ve known her since high school. She was kind enough to send me her story of how her life changed when she got the job of her dreams. She may […]

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Your Story: Tim Maina, Brand Strategist Extraordinaire

In continuing with the series #YourStory2015 I would like to introduce Tim Maina, a brilliant brand strategist based in Las Vegas.I am so proud to say that Tim is a fellow Kenyan, who has blazed his own trail, starting for very humble beginnings to pursuing his dreams with courage and strength, to where he is […]

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Your Story in 2015

Your Story: The Ambitions of Lala Ortiz

So I started a campaign, #YourStory2015 in which I asked a number of great folks who were kind enough to respond to me, what their goals are for 2015. During the course of this month I will be sharing their stories. I hope that they inspire and motivate you the way they have already done […]

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Dealing With The Fear Of Creating Your Own Brand

The scariest thing I ever did was start my brand, Push Factor. I knew what I wanted, but I had no idea how I was going to pull it off. I was scared out of my mind, and if it wasn’t for Tim, the brand strategist extraordinaire who helped me create my brand, I would […]

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Is This It For You

New Video: Is This It For You?

Last week, I walked into my colleague’s office and I shot off the question, “Tell me, is this…” I looked around the office and back to him “…it for you.” He knew exactly what I meant, and he replied quickly. “No. This is not it for me.” So I responded, “what, for you, is it? […]

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The Painful Perils of Persistent Pessimism!

You know what I’ve learnt from most millennials? (That’s anyone born after 1988). Optimism, and anything to do with positive thinking, is for suckers. Suckers with no life, no game, and absolutely no swag! (Am I allowed to use ‘swag’ in 2015?) It is waaayyy more cooler to be a skeptic. A cynic. A pessimist, who […]

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5 Destructive Habits You Must STOP In 2015!

A few days ago, I wrote a posted a simple question on reddit. I asked, “What is depressing you today?” I received a flood of comments; people who are suffering from depression, who are close to losing their jobs, who have lost their jobs and are facing evictions, who have sky high credit-card and student […]

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you become what you believe yourself to be

Don’t Believe In Your Current Abilities

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the […]

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Are You An Unsupervised Child?

Yeah I said it. Many of us are tall, hairy, unsupervised children who dress well and don’t make a lot of noise… unless we are intoxicated. Think about it. So much of our life is monitored. We don’t have free reign over our time, because we have a boss who expects us to be at […]

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Why Being Openly Defiant Keeps Me Sane

I have always had an aggressive streak. I’ve had temper problems and been rude… you name it, I’ve been it. I haven’t always been a nice person. During the height of my “issues” back in 2008 and 2009, my father described me as “constantly argumentative.” I have mellowed out over the years of course, and […]

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