The one thing you need to succeed in America… and anywhere else

Yesterday morning I had a meeting with my friend Moses Mutulili, a fellow graduate from the California University of Management and Sciences. We had not met for a long time. Over breakfast, we reminisced on the good (and not so good) times.  Moses shared his story since moving from Kenya to the US. He summed up all that he learned in about 4 years in a sentence: The single greatest thing you need to succeed in the US is a STRATEGY. I cannot give illustrations without violating the confidentiality of our exchange. However, I can tell you that my friend Moses Continue reading The one thing you need to succeed in America… and anywhere else

Does any of this matter?

None of this matters. And “this” is whatever experience you are having that does not contribute to a joyful life experience for you. We can only laugh in the face of challenges when we realize that if this was our last moment on the planet, none of this would matter.  There was a man who wanted to take a long vacation in Paris, from Australia. For his entire life, he was never able spare enough time and money to take the trip. One day he went to the hospital for a regular health check and his doctor told him they had found a Continue reading Does any of this matter?

Celebrating 30 with 30 People I am Grateful For.

Today is my birthday, June 7, 2015. I officially turn 30. During my reflection this week, I looked back at the last 30 years. It dawned on me that I have had a lot of help in getting to where I am in today, in alignment with my life goals.  As a way of celebrating this day, below is a list of 30 people and groups (or organizations) that have contributed in any form or fashion to the good life I now enjoy. Some of the people on the list have been with me since birth, and others have just been Continue reading Celebrating 30 with 30 People I am Grateful For.

It takes courage…

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It takes courage to step out and say