Thursday, December 18, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
I have been challenged by a mentor to write a CV detailing what I don't know.
At first I thought, "Are you messing with me?" And after we talked about it, I realized that there is a lot more sense to it, because am comfortable with what I know, as compared to what I don't know.
To a reader like me, you also know that there's the desire to grow a library and read more not because you can, but because there's so much you don't know about that's out there.
So, take a look at your CV.
Take a very good look and note down three things you excel at.
Then, note down three things and in this case skills or knowledge points that you are not aware of. For me it's: Sign Language, how to operate a Professional HD camera, and Baking.
So, think of the things you don't know and how you can learn. I learned that my Mentor was trying to make me seek out lessons to learn what I don't know, and not be contented with only what I know.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
"You shouldn't be here."
I turned to look at my self appointed bodyguard at Ukwala Supermarket. It was 3pm and I suddenly had the desire for some chocolate cake and coffee, not that I was hungry or in a good mood. I had the money and the desire and went for it! Sigmund knew about such stuff!
So there he was, in a blue T-shirt and jeans that had probably been to more places than his shoes. He had a smile that would have suited a teenager.
"Hi, I'm Lenny, we are friends on Facebook."
"Okay, and you know who I am?"
"Dora, you write some good stuff, I just thought you lived there in Nai or something."
"So, do you work here in Kisumu?"
"Yes, but maybe we could have coffee some time, I know you love coffee."
I nodded but truth is I did not know anything about him. I have 5,000 friends on Facebook, most of them have read my works and in one way or another found themselves in the list of friends as determined by a social network.
I thought about it for hours after walking out of Ukwala with the cake and promise of coffee time.
I had been reading some romance novels by Elizabeth Lennox with a couple of Sheikhs that were as pompous and seemed like the gods of love that simply being called out like that reminded me of one of the heroines.
I haven't done much writing since Monday, but am working on it this weekend hoping to finish my #NanoWrimo challenge and get moving too.
Monday, November 10, 2014
I got this list of 50 rules of work from Robin Sharma that I find helpful when it comes to work.
For now, I will share only six, you can read the rest on his blog: www.robinsharma.com
1. You are not just paid to work. You are paid to be uncomfortable, and to pursue projects that scare you.
2. Good enough isn't just good enough.
3. To double your income, triple your rate of learning.
4. The bigger the dream, the more important the team.
5. An addiction to distraction is the death of creative production.
6. Lead you first. You can't help others reach for their highest potential until you are in the process of reaching for your own.