The key, however, is to help your organization or team get over recession related barriers.
The main symptom that you and/or your organization might be suffering from ďPerceived Barrier Syndrome,Ē is that you are not investing in your business or professional and personal growth.

A story is told of a study that was done with fish. The fish were placed in a large aquarium in which they could swim anywhere. After a while clear glass was put in the middle of the aquarium and the fish started bumping into it. Soon they learned that it was a barrier and started turning just before hitting it. A time came when the barrier was removed BUT the fish never swam past where the barrier used to be.
Sad, but that is what organizations and professionals are doing. The measures they took during the past recession have become the barrier stopping them from exploring opportunities to grow. Businesses stopped marketing their products/services. Employee training and leadership development budgets were cut. Individuals held back efforts to invest in professional and personal programs and resources.

Experts tell us that by the end of June 2009, the recession had hit bottom and positive dynamics of growth were in place. It is paramount to ďremoveĒ the recession related measures if your organization expects to grow past where it was before the recession.
There is need for improved morale to foster new creativity and focus on what has become the new normal. Employees need to feel valued, know their contribution matters, be part of a community, and have fun at work. One of the strategies of overcoming recession-induced challenges is for employees to have ownership of their responsibilities; to think and act as the owners of their organization. They need to be actively involved in creative ways of adding value, providing exceptional customer service and cost cutting efforts.
Walking into the future with the downfalls brought by the past recession as guides is like rising from your chair with the intention of going outside. But after standing up, you pick up your chair and put it in front on your path to the door. The chair becomes your obstacle and affects how and when you will reach your destination.

As ďrecession-related barriersĒ are in place, the competition is not waiting for you to act. There has to be opportunity for you and your organization to explore, learn and grow.

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If I went back to college again, Iíd concentrate on two areas: learning to write and to speak before an audience. Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.

- Gerald R. Ford. U.S. President.
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    Can you inspire and captivate any audience?

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    Do you know your signature story and how to tell it to
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    Are you effective in one-on-one communication situations?

  10. YES NO
     Do you know how to declare your presence to any audience?

  11. YES NO
    Are you aware of proven strategies to market your products/services?

  12. YES NO
     Can you use PowerPoint without boring your audiences?

  13. YES NO
     Have you thought of writing a book that you know is needed?

  14. YES NO
    Do you know how to get millions of people to use your products/services?

  15. YES NO
     Do you want to have fun speaking on what matters to you
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In January of this year, your newsletter had 52 Proven Lessons for Living Your Life with a Purpose. Many of you have the Top 45 Must Know Life Lessons for Top Achievers.

Here is another dose:
  1. Donít let what you consider as your limitations stop you from being used by God. Historically, God has never used angels or perfect men and women to free the oppressed, feed the hungry or provide a crying shoulder for the hurting.

  2. Cherish freedom. It is a commodity millions donít have.

  3. Read books on othersí cultures. You will discover wisdom and vices similar and different from those of your own culture.

  4. Do not make church the only place you experience the presence of God. You can have His presence in your home, when you are hiking, fishing, camping or gardening.

  5. Plan and work to have more than you need so that you can give to others. You will always have enough for yourself.

  6. Make it a habit to call or visit someone who doesnít expect it.

  7. When you are at a restaurant, anonymously pay for senior citizens meals. Do the same for military people and firefighters.

  8. Please have a game you can play with young children anywhere. A brief story will do.

  9. Never miss an opportunity to give young people something to live up to.

  10. You are not your childís best friend, especially in their teenage years. Be the parent who can tell him/her what he/she needs (not wants) to hear.

  11. Make choices and decisions knowing that they change your life for better or worse.

  12. Make your marital life lively. A dead marriage might be worse than divorce.

  13. Your decisions and actions affect other people, especially your loved ones.

  14. Commit to do something weekly or monthly that you donít have to be paid for. You will know the true meaning of a rich life.

  15. Find a way to feed someone in need of food. No one can love his neighbor and serve God on an empty stomach.

  16. Criticize only those that you are privileged to encourage.

  17. Learn to discern those who use you for their own advantage and stay away from them. Itís not easy to love everyone.

  18. Choose your friends carefully. Again, like clothes, not all sizes fit.

  19. Respect others even when they donít deserve it.

  20. Always make decisions and work as if you owned your place of employment.

  21. Be involved in activities you donít have to retire from.

  22. Write or speak to express but never to impress.

  23. Learn to tell your life story to inspire, not to incite sympathy.

  24. The top fears of parents are the loss of their child, suffering from long-term illness and job loss/poverty. This is true regardless of their race, religion, money or education.

  25. Cherish freedom. It is a commodity millions donít have.

  26. Read books on othersí cultures. You will discover wisdom and vices similar and different from those of your own culture.

  27. Always be involved with someone you are helping in one way or another, whether you are paid or not.

  28. Never join any association unless you are committed to be an active member and learning from others as well as sharing your wisdom skills, wealth and work experiences.

  29. Refrain from criticizing someone who is already regretting their action.

  30. Develop an identity that is broader than a career, race, faith, job title or any other narrow category.

  31. You have to learn the beauty of your situation in order to turn your limitations into assets.

  32. You must believe you can be somebody, and act to be that somebody, even if the rest of the world considers you otherwise.

  33. Courage is a key element of success that you canít get from a text book. You either have it or you donít. The good thing is that it can be developed and sustained.

  34. It is important to have good intentions, but what truly matters are the results of those intentions.

  35. To focus on what is important to keep, you may have to let go of what seems important, but is not.

  36. Any educational or professional knowledge we gain, adds to our personal and professional value.

  37. God has never used a committee as the starting point to change the world. He only uses committed individuals who see a need and want to do something about it. Yet the individuals must work with others to bring about the change.

  38. Success is a result of our thoughts. Our thoughts are the foundation of our actions. Challenge and inspire yourself to have thoughts that lead to positive actions.

  39. If all you are striving to do is what everyone else is doing, then your involvement is not necessary. You must do something that adds value to your growth and the overall success of others.

  40. The pursuit of happiness is elusive. Do something to make other peopleís lives better and you will experience true happiness.


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Native of Kenya, Africa, and resident of Idaho since 1992, Vincent has been a featured speaker and trainer at numerous Real Estate conferences and training programs. An award winning speaker and writer, he is one of the less than 7% of all professional speakers to earn a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), the highest award for professional speakers. Dr. Kituku has worked with championship sports teams and trained leaders on how to inspire productivity all the time. What sets Vincent apart is his ability to weave life experiences in Africa with corporate America and culture in providing solutions for personal and professional growth.

Dr. Vincent Muli Wa Kituku is known as a research-based motivational speaker. He presents motivational keynotes and training programs on leadership, employee motivation, overcoming buffaloes at work (change), customer service and living and working with cultural differences. Vincent is the founder and president of Kituku & Associates, LLC, a business that is dedicated to developing leaders and employees in business and in life.

What has set Dr. Kituku apart is the ability to use his experience in research to evaluate/assess client needs and then tailor his keynotes/training presentation to meet their objectives. Harold G. Delamarter, President/CEO, Prestige Care Inc. said, "Before the Retreat, Dr. Kituku gained as much information as possible about our company and the industry we are involved in. He made telephone calls to management team members to tailor his seminar very closely to the needs of our employees and the circumstances they face each day in the present economy. Dr. Kituku was so widely received in July, the decision was made to ask him to return to again present to our company in October."

Vincent's clients list includes Cisco Systems, Micron, Hewlett Packard, Genworth Financial, US Fish and Wildlife, US Air Force, Women Council of Realtors and National Association of Mental Health. He has been the motivational speaker for the successful Boise State Football Team since 1998. Dr. Kituku works have been featured by numerous publications including the Presentations Magazine, SkyWest Magazine, National Speakers Association Magazine and many newspapers which publish his weekly columns. Vincent holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation that is earned by fewer than 7% of all speakers worldwide.

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