The science of becoming better

I ran the other direction. As fast and furiously as I could manage. The place, I thought to myself, is not good for me. Certainly not conducive for my goals, and often, it doesn’t offer freedom for persons wanting to be their weird and best selves. As you know, almost nothing ever grows right from …

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Worldview: The township and taverns

I am sitting in the veranda, stars glistening ever so beautifully, crickets in various spots shouting in unison, it's become an orchestra, quite frankly. All the while, from afar, I hear music blaring violently. It's a Sunday. The streets are dead quiet! But, I can mental-picture clusters of people, smothered, crushed together and sweating up …

Toothache, books and my bed

First, I gotta honestly tell ya! The pain is searing. I have been postponing the extraction of the tooth that's giving me hell. Part of the reason is, I convinced myself that the pain came from my gum tissues than a ruined tooth. Denial much? Second thing I wish to share with you is this: …

Care: best way to have a great conversation

Have you ever been so engrossed in an exchange that you lost all sense of time and your surroundings? I have. Manier times than I care to count. And now that I think about my best conversations, the reason is quite simple why I enjoyed them as I did. I deployed care and genuine curiosity. …

Looking inward in order to impact the world

The sky, as the clock stood at 12:20 AM, central African time, was somewhat navy. Beautifully dark. Crystal. And I should tell you that it had been so from the morning – without a trace of clouds. The feel of the wind was just a mixture of warm and cool. Warm enough to wear short-sleeved …

No love dying

  For reasons we thought best We parted ways She cried A lot Her eyes swell I was miserable I wrote myself into a stupor Though pithy, our text conversations were intense She wasn’t going to let it be She let me know There’ll be no love dying here It seemed as though she was …

Sitting in silence

"To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions." So said one Deepak Chopra. And I can attest. I have been going …

Using online media for your business

Writing this post, I've just had to throw my mind back to the days when television was introduced – of course, I was not born yet, but thanks to information being abundantly available, I read up on media history. And, it's fascinating a subject! As is the case with most new things, most people were …

The thing about marketing

Let me cut to the chase! The art of marketing is not as easy a discipline as most people think it to be! Some respect is needed for it! Okay. Now that we have got that out of the way, let's proceed to have a conversation about why that is. I have paid attention to …

When writing, you cannot hide yourself

What a lot of people do not appreciate enough is this: Writing reveals even things you don't want to share. That's because writing spills out your guts to the world in ways you might not fathom. It exposes you. Writing down your thoughts is a dynamic activity. So, this means the writing on your Facebook …