1. Timothy Maina
    January 29, 2014 @ 6:51 pm

    Letting people walk all over me.

    I feel like I let this happen time and time again, in business and in my personal life. I believe that I am kind in nature but also realize some people consider this a weakness and take advantage of me. I’m convinced that for me to be happier, I need to learn to say no more often.

    This is a huge challenge for me but have to keeping working on it.

  2. Jacqui Makau
    January 30, 2014 @ 2:55 am

    Hey Sheila,

    For me 2014 will be a year of action. No more procrastination and self doubt. No more talking myself out of doing things that I know inside are my passion. You are right, just like you, I have been having this overwhelming feeling that 2014 must be different somehow. To quote the Jubilee Slogan, “Mwaka huu ni kusema na kutenda”. My push factor for 2014 is “no more ‘what ifs'”. Thanks for being such a wonderful source of encouragement. Have a wonderfully blessed day.

  3. Sheila Makena
    January 30, 2014 @ 3:33 am

    Thank you for sharing this Tim. I think a lot of people struggle with this… am I being too nice? But if I become firmer, people won’t like me anymore. If anything, they will learn to respect one’s boundaries. So keep going!

  4. Sheila Makena
    January 30, 2014 @ 3:39 am

    As always, thanks for your responses. I see we are both in the same boat. The year has started with a lot of action for me actually. I just want to make sure that it remains consistent! The truth is that self-doubt and procrastination will always linger. Those thoughts never go away. It’s just about learning to de-activate them. I wish you all the success this year!

  5. Timothy Maina (@BrandWithTim)
    January 31, 2014 @ 6:08 am

    I like what you said “By becoming firmer, people will learn to respect one’s boundaries.” I’ll def keep pushing! Thanks for all your motivation & input!

  6. Sheila Makena
    January 31, 2014 @ 8:43 am

    It is what it is. People must understand that when you take a stand about something, it must be respected.

  7. Dineo Maboe
    February 2, 2014 @ 7:53 pm

    Simply put, doing me. That means doing things that are not supported by significant people. and cutting out any noise that gets in the way of this.

  8. Sheila Makena
    February 3, 2014 @ 5:12 am

    It is certainly unfortunate when those closest to us do not support our dreams and intentions, but we can still get support elsewhere and keep going. Good for you Dineo!!