In January when I was reviewing last year (2012) I made a few decisions on the changes that I would have to make to move closer to the realization of my dreams and fulfillment of my life purpose. One of those decisions was to author a minimum of 4 original and quality blog posts every month, one each week. As I did my monthly evaluation for the month of February, the fact that I could not follow up on that goal really bothered me and I decided (again) to make it change.

New Beginning Canvas

Unfortunately (or not) for me, speaking about change without taking action will never bring about change. That is what brought about this new website, hosted at www.yamentou.com. My objective here is to create a platform that will help in selling myself as a professional speaker, author, entrepreneur and web enthusiast. I have followed and read from New York Times Bestselling author Michael Hyatt for a few months now and he has been an inspiration. His book “Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World” is a good manual for anyone who wants to build a strong online presence. One of the first steps the “manual” advocates is to start blogging regularly.

This is it! This is my new beginning. In my weekly posts, I will focus on personal development, books & authors, communication and public speaking, leadership and followship. The posts I publish will draw from my daily life experiences and the stories of people I get to learn from by listening. I am determined and committed to make this new website the beginning of a great story, and I invite you to be part of it. Stay tuned!