My life: Interesting, boring, creative, irrelevant and sometimes foolish. I am courageous, weak, strong, selfish and cooperative. My success is determined by careful planning, wise strategy. Every day I challenge the unlimited with any skills I have. I must succeed even if failure is inevitable.
I strive every day to expect a victory in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. I claim pain, fear, defeat and humiliation as my right. I know that fate and destiny are all words used by people who are too lazy to do the work. I’m trying to achieve perfection although that I know there is no perfection in this world.
I refuse to not stop on my own performance. My commitment is to live with the perfection that is in me. My strength never gives up despite falling to earth. I will get up and start again, reinforced only with courage and determination. I will always remember that all of these are my curse, my hope, my pain, my joy, my triumph, my tragedy, my dream, my nightmare, my excuse and my purpose to reach my GOAL!
. It has taken me almost a week to remember my Kenyan story well. Let me take you back before I continue. After I met
Isaac N Maweu through Facebook, he inspired me to begin small and I will achieve more and big. His words inspired me to write a book “DREAM” and it also ignited my creativity in writing articles. When my creativity was ignited, I used to post on Campus Politics Platform Maseno university. Most people used to tell me that I post bigger posts than my body. Posting on CPP made so many comrades with political ambitions look for me. This is where I met Haron Palo a great friend whom I used to blog for. I also met Ricky Thomas Nyakach, Dennis
Amanya Dennis Amanya , Njeru Gichero
Khavulani Fridah Munyola , Brian Mwala, Gideon Wafula,Sam K. Syomane. Meeting this people and many more others made me to know so many comrades and many comrades to know me, making me to be a public figure. Words are really wonderful, after becoming a public figure I became more interested in Campus Politics and I met Evans Kibet who introduced me to campus politics. Without forgetting Kibet Nick Byegon who was a great friend.
It was during last year August when my Facebook account was hacked and I lost so many contacts of my friends on Facebook. I had to create this account to be able to reach my friends again. It was 27th August 2015 when I hosted Kericho County college and university students. I hosted them to see how best we can improve our county. On 28th August, I was invited to give a talk to pupils, students and parents at Kamaas Primary (a place in Kericho). This was the best day of my life since many lives were touched (the photo below). I also donated a book , the optimist creed authored by Gideon K. Mutai, a great friend whose book motivated me to do more. My dream is always is to impact the generation.
Meeting the following people in my life has been a blessing, Justin Amiani, Bonface Oduory(Maseno university President), Beth Wanyoro (VP Maseno university), Christabel Muhonja, Dissy Murugi, Isaac Kinyua, Musila Muoki, Mambo Misiani(Sec Gen SOMU), Felix Nyamweya, Dennis Kheri, Kelly Khadiagala, Sean Wesonga, Abok Isaac, Linus Sang. The list is endless with different people from different tribal affiliations. If tribalism was vested in me, I couldn’t have met these great people and more others. I have summarised this story because it’s a long story, catch up with me in my upcoming book MY LIFE JOURNEY as I tell you about more about this journey I’ve travelled.
I have a dream that one day we shall be able to end tribalism. Be blessed.
My Kenyan Story Part 2
I am writing this story as I celebrate our rugby sevens team for winning the main Cup at Singapore. This is historic. My story continues..It was 8th September 2014 when I joined Maseno university the only university on the Equator line as they use to brand it. During this day I met one of the university staff named Rose Achiando ( a luo). She showed me around and she took me to my room where I met
Kennedy Juma , Ken Xavi Nyamwala and Abiud Ojwang, all Luos. Throughout our stay in the same room we stayed as brothers no matter the tribe I came from. In the next room I met Vincent Odhiambo (luo) Wycky Sanchez (luo) Victor Dhe Muli(kamba). We became friends and brothers who were able to interact freely. Through these friends I was able to know so many people. In my 3rd week in campus I was appointed a class rep by Thomas Mawora Mwakudisa my IT lecturer. Through the appointment many classmates were able to know me. This is where I met Dennis Kevogo , Dennis Achimbo, Stancie Lwoba , Felix Manga, Fanuel Nyongesa, Lairus Otieno and many more other classmates. As I joined campus, the comrades were on a political semester and the aspirants were running up and down hunting for the first year votes, this is where I met Nutt Ongere my hall representative, I also met Mark who was competing with Nutt Ongere in students election. This man Alfred Makotsi who used to call himself the game changer was really a great leader whom I found in Maseno, I remember when he came to my room to campaign and I must say he’s passionate about leadership. This was my first semester although I haven’t captured every bit of it. During my second semester in campus is where I got to know so many people, after completion of high school, I had a dream of becoming a writer, a blogger and a motivational speaker among other things. On 9th June 2015 I started an association for Kericho county students named Kericho county college and university students association, KECCUSA. I started this association because I believe together we can make a difference in this great nation. The same semester I met this great motivational speaker Isaac Maweu through Facebook who always inspired me through his Facebook posts. I remember I commented on one of his posts that I am interested in becoming a great motivational speaker but I don’t know how to start it. He called me immediately and that call up to date open door for so many opportunities to me. If Isaac was tribal I don’t think that those doors could be opened to me, but I’ve realised one thing in life, negative ethnicity can kill dreams. This is where my political journey began, do you wanna know it? Part 3 is coming soon.. I wanna talk about how I became a public figure.
My name is Vincent Kipngeno but most of the people call me Scofield. I am the first born child and the only son of Flossy Kirui. Below is
I was born and raised up in a decimal village called Kabokyek, Kericho county. After my birth, my mother engaged in various businesses e.g selling of bananas so that she could be able to provide food for the family. I attended Kabokyek Primary school, when I was in class 2 I was joined by my great friend Oremo Nyang’au. I ask myself today that, if I was tribal I couldn’t be a friend to him, we always competed in class and he used to beat me to become number one in class as I came 2nd. In class 3 the competition was stiff he used to defeat me with just some mere marks, but before he left for a boarding school I became so tough and I defeated him. I still remember the marks I had i.e 466/500 and he had 438/500. Oremo still remains my friend up to date. We did most things together. In class 6 my mother transferred me to an academy and that’s where I completed my primary school education and I joined Kericho High school. It was interesting to join high school but it became a nightmare when I faced all sorts of monolisation, thank God for I had a cousin who was in form four, he took care of me well. At Kericho High school I met this teacher called Mr. Mogoa who used to teach Mathematics with great passion, he used to teach us the subject no matter the tribe we came from. In the year 2013 when we received the results for 2012 KCSE candidates we couldn’t believe it since the results for 197 candidates were cancelled. People called us names, some of the students transferred. I thank God I was able to withstand all this challenges because I knew that the future is promising. I completed my secondary school education well and I joined Maseno university to pursue a degree in BSc. Actuarial science… The story has just began
Give a man a bow and arrow and tell him to, “ SHOOT!” and his first response would be, “At what? ” When there is no target there is no purpose for shooting. He could shoot the arrow anywhere and wherever the arrow ended up would be where the arrow ended up. Not much to it. On the other hand, if you gave the archer a target and challenged him to hit the bulls eye – everything changes. You now gave him something to aim at, something to challenge his skills against, something to measure his progress with, and something that gives all of his effort – purpose . All by adding in a simple target. That’s what a goal does to a person’s life – It changes everything. You were given a life and you’ve been told ever since to, “ live it. ‘ Well, in order to answer that question your first thought should be, “By doing what? ” And that is the key focusing question that sets the basis for this list!
Everybody in this world has a different set of circumstances, different set of skills, and a different set of opportunities through which they can interact with the world and find their unique sense of fulfillment. You’re mission in life should be to figure out what your unique, “sets” are and how you can take action to best capitalize on them that gives all of your effort purpose and meaning. Goals are the guiding light that get you there.
You’re the director of your life – you choose where to put the focus. Focus is a funny thing — it changes everything. For example, your focus shapes your life. So if you want to re-design your life, reshape your focus. What I find the most interesting about focus, is where people put their focus. I included a wide variety of examples below so you can see the array of options: yourself, other people, the greater good, how you feel, how you look, how you think, how you act, the past, how you respond, how you react, the present, the future, what’s wrong, what’s
right, what’s black, what’s white, the spirit of the law or the letter of the law, the forest or the trees, the pain or the gain, etc.
It is one thing to recognize the possibilities of change as reality, it is something else to implement it. Fear’s job is to resist change, and make circumstances more difficult, thereby distracting you and stealing another moment. There is a price to pay, and that price is a determination or desire to succeed, and the responsibility to be accountable for your actions. Desire is defined as (v) de- of the , Sire – Father. The father of Creation has presented you with this magic moment which allows you to create the outcome of your circumstances. This means embracing each moment and the endless possibilities it brings for you to paint your own picture of life in a celebration of your choosing. After becoming aware you have the power to choose, the question you have to ask next is “Am I willing to do what I have to do, in order to get what I want ?” This question brings up even more choices. It brings into play your ethics, morals, principles, character, and your willingness to embrace the possibilities. It is possible that what you want violates your principles, ethics, morals or character, and presents you with a dilemma, that what you want isn’t good for you or others. You still get to choose. The price is the consequences or rewards of your choice. You and you alone are responsible for your choices. When you explain it in this way most people will agree that operating with the motivation of Love is the less painful way to live rather than Fear. Beware people aren’t always honest. If they get to this point and are still fear motivated, they have a tendency toward saying what they think you want to hear.
Dreaming is part of life. It depends on the priority being assigned by the individual. I remember when I was in secondary school, I used to give less priority to my French work and when I did my K.C.S.E, I didn’t believe the result I got in the French paper and said that, “I wish I knew.” Regret is a terrible thing, and a dream is powerful enough to bring you regret if you don’t take the chance to at least follow it. Give your dream a good priority to develop and you will find it easy to achieve it, don’t regret any step of your way, just make correction in future of the wrong steps you take today. Like I myself have made correction for the past mistakes for the betterment of my future. Work towards your dream like you will die the next minute, don’t let your dream die on the way. It is better to die working for your dreams than to die not dreaming at all. If a dream is part of life, then without a dream you have died but you can’t realize. You need to resurrect from that death and be ready to utilize the opportunity you have.
Discouragement is one of the dream killer, not everyone wishes for us a good thing in life. What they can do is discourage you from dreaming, telling lies that your dream is un an achievable or no one has achieved it. If you give in to those discouragements, it will be there happiness to see you fall as they rise. These people broke the eyes of others from seeing bigger things. Giving in to these discouragements will destroy your life and you will end up dying without dreaming at all, without a dream your life will be miserable and you will die a poor person. It is better for someone to die before achieving his dreams than to die without dreaming at all. You should make your bad friends to be enemies with your dreams so that in any way they try to divert your dream to a miserable place they would not be able to do so, but listening to their bad advice will ruin your dream and it will be miserable to tell the world. Prove them that you can stand and make self-decision.
Mentoring is a powerful way to learn. Whether mentoring happens informally or through a formal program, it can be magical. So, what is the magic all about? Why are so many people transformed by a mentoring relationship?
Here are my top five reasons:
1. Mentors share their knowledge and help their mentee grow professionally
2. Mentors provide advice
3. Mentors provide objective criticism and helpful feedback
4. Mentors use their experience to help solve a problem in the best way possible
5. Mentors care about their mentees and have a vested interest in their mentee’s success
Part of the magic of mentoring is that it is a symbiotic relationship. Mentors also benefit from the experience. They can be exposed to new ways of thinking or different perspectives. They can further develop their own leadership
skills and often develop both personally and professionally.