Issue Number: Volume VIIII No. 1 Publisher: Kituku & Associates
Date of Issue: January 2010.  © 2009—Overcoming Buffaloes in Our Lives. All Rights Reserved.


As you focus on living your life with a purpose in 2010, I want to share with you 52 key life lessons on fulfillment, growth and legacy. This gift to you has a special meaning to me. It is partial work (the full project will be published soon) of 24 years that I been blessed to interact and work with people from every single culture in this world. Enrich your life by reflecting and/or acting on one of these 52 keepers each week.

  1. Never limit your personal definition of success to just one aspect of your life. Family, career, community service, wise use of natural resources, spiritual growth, dedication to healthy living, the ability to bounce back after setbacks and intimate relationships among others are key attributes of balanced success and fulfillment.

  2. If what you do doesn’t challenge you, do something else that will challenge you. That is the only way to experience growth.

  3. Change before you are changed. Nowhere is growth recorded to have occurred without change.

  4. To hit a high point in life, aim higher. No one has ever hit high by aiming low.

  5. When you forget yourself for others, others never forget you.

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  1. Take time to have intimate moments with your loved ones. Those moments later become precious memories.

  2. Reconnect with those who were a positive part of your life in the past. They do bring new thrill in your life.

  3. Make someone’s life better with your resources or presence. That guarantees you a life of fulfillment.

  4. It is impossible to please everyone. Do things to accomplish your mission in this world but not to be appreciated.

  5. Even when you do your best, there is no guarantee you will be congratulated by everyone. There are 2% of people who always find something wrong with anything.

  6. If your parents can thank God because of how you make their lives better, know God is listening.

  7. Write poems, stories and/or songs. That is the way of being in touch with your inner being and to appreciate God and His creation.

  8. Take time to be alone. A hike, gardening or sitting under a tree are known to rejuvenate the soul.

  9. Nothing renews your hope for a better tomorrow during grief than your faith.

  10. Learn something you can do should you have no job tomorrow.

  11. Be part of something bigger than a career.

  12. Create something that will outlive you.

  13. Never waste your miseries and failing experiences. There are people who are paid to talk about their past miseries and failures.

  14. Ask yourself, “Did I do all I could with my time today?” before going to bed.

  15. A few minutes of planning what you want to achieve can save you hours, weeks, months or years of crisis, low performance and general dissatisfaction with life.

  16. Have one person you can trust with anything.

  17. Never relinquish your position as the CEO of your life to anyone under any circumstance.

  18. Your attitude towards life should never depend on things beyond your control.

  19. Forgiving others is a proven therapy for hurt feelings.

  20. Do something with your children that they will miss when you are no longer available.

  21. Associate with people whose character you admire more than their accomplishments.

  22. Befriend achievers even if you are an average performer. That is like a donkey running with horses. It beats other donkeys.

  23. Your courage will open doors of opportunities that skills, money or knowledge can’t open.

  24. In life, saying, “Help me” is not a sign of weakness.

  25. Never compare your beauty with that of a younger generation. You are beautiful for your age.

  26. You can’t do re-live today. Live it to the fullest.

  27. Find something to make you laugh every day.

  28. Do puzzles, crosswords and Sudoku. They not only stretch your thinking but keep you humble.

  29. Read, read and read books. You will be a better person and/or more professionally equipped.

  30. Make someone cry with your act of kindness that he/she didn’t expect.

  31. Exercise regularly. You reduce medical bills, improve digestion and your sex life.

  32. Never expect government to make your life better. It’s run by human beings.

  33. When you give to God, make it proportional to your blessings.

  34. A heartfelt prayer in the morning will brighten your day.

  35. Poverty is not a lack of material things. It is the lack of dreams.

  36. Honor your loved ones who have passed on by living your life in a way that would have made them proud of you had they been alive.

  37. To love and let someone love you is the greatest of human connections.

  38. People’s lives are shaped by common human experiences such as marriage, having children, death of loved ones, illness or traveling regardless of race, religion, education or economic status. Learn what you share in common and they will all be your brothers and sisters in life experiences.

  39. Invest in your professional, personal and spiritual growth on a regular basis.

  40. Plant today the seeds of the fruits you want to harvest in the future.

  41. Your presence might be the only thread of hope for a friend at his/her vulnerable moment.

  42. Let the people you care about know you care.

  43. Do not let your fear of doing or saying the wrong thing stop you from doing or saying something.

  44. If you have nothing good to say to or about a grieving person, don’t say anything. The pain of the wrong things said to someone grieving stays long. Often your presence alone is sufficient comfort.

  45. If you get a second chance to do something you should have done in the past, get hold of it with all your might.

  46. Commit 100% to anything you do. People don’t succeed because they have talents, skills or knowledge. They succeed because of how they use their talents, skills and knowledge.

  47. Live in such a way that others, even undertakers, will cry and your critics will miss you when you die.



In 1997, I made a promise to myself -- That I will never give an aspiring or established speaker the answer to their question with any reservation. I believe possession of the right knowledge in any endeavor one pursues is as critical as his/her passion, skills and endurance. My goal is for aspiring and established speakers to be equipped with practical tools that they need, within the shortest possible time, to change lives and help organizations and be REWARDED accordingly.

As most of you know, I have probably trained or coached more aspiring speakers in this region than anyone else. My concern, however, has been how to make sure that each aspiring or established speaker has resources for continuous growth; opportunity to learn what is working and what is not, network with other speakers and more importantly meet and showcase their expertise to those who hire speakers.

Northwest Speakers Forum (NWSF) is established to provide a platform where ideas are discussed openly and questions are encouraged. The goal is to grow together in the business of changing the world with the power of the spoken word while maximizing returns from products and other services.

As such, as a member you will be provided with proven knowledge and strategies on how to:

  • Develop outstanding speaking skills that will get you hired and paid
  • Use stories and props to inspire your audience to act Create and run a thriving speaking business
  • Develop creative multiple sources of income Come up with products that make you an authority on your subject matter
  • Utilize the media (at no cost to your business) and build online presence
  • Create and market public seminars.

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We will have live teleconference facilities and abilities to allow those in distance areas, away from Boise, Idaho to participate.

The instructor(s) for each three hours program will top speakers, media experts, meeting planners, book publishers and published authors and others who have in-depth knowledge of the speaking industry. We will bring in nationally recognized authorities and if you know a person we need to contact, just let me or any of my associates know.


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January 27th 2010
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday)
January 28th 2010
:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Thursday)
Hilton, Nairobi
Dr. Vincent Muli Wa Kituku,
CSP, Author & International Motivational Speaker
March 25th 2010
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Thursday)
March 26th 2010
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Friday)
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Dr. Vincent Muli Wa Kituku,
CSP, Author & International Motivational Speaker

How to earn your current monthly income in ONE hour or in ONE day!

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From the one of the less than 600 speakers to earn the covet Certified Speaking Professional award by the International Federation of Professional Speakers

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Further, you will qualify for continuous access to practical tips to grow your business. This is an opportunity for some participants to become associates and thus have the opportunity to work with Dr. Kituku

1. 6 proven strategies to conquer your fear of public speaking
2. 9 effective ways of captivating any audience
3. How to customize your presentations and get paid more
4. What content will do for presentations and how to make it powerful
5. How to create enthusiasm for learning through audience interaction
6. How to make the introductions and conclusions of your speeches memorable

1. The power of a well told story to fire up and inspire audiences to act
2. 9 proven ways to make your story add value to your client’s bottom line
3. How to select the right story that your audience can relate with
4. How to capitalize on the power of props and when to use a prop
5. Combining stories, props and humor for maximum effect

1. 9 steps to create and fast track (run) your speaking business
2. The three forces you need to thrive in any business
3. The Kituku BE-MISH principle and how to apply it
4. How to “run with horses” even if you are a “donkey”
5. Ordinary acts of humanity with extraordinary business returns

1. How to create a one man/woman speaking empire
2. Proven ways to leverage returns for your investment with multiple streams
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3. Bundling programs and/or learning resources to maximize profit
4. How to create value based programs that clients want to pay more for
5. Basic strategies to reach new markets or widen your reach in your
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1. Key products you can develop from your speaking notes
2. Whether to self-publish or be patient with rejections
3. How to negotiate with vendors to maximize product profit
4. How to get your books bought before they are printed
5. What a specific client based product is and how to maximize your profit from it
6. How to market your products at your presentations and elsewhere

1. How to create topics that warrant attention
2. How much to charge and how to get sponsors to finance your event
3. How to have hotel facilities free of charge for your events
4. How to promote seminars it with a zero/shoestring budget
5. How to turn your seminar attendees into lifetime consumers of your knowledge

1. How create maximum exposure
2. How to develop press releases the media can not reject
3. Become an expert resource for the media
4. How to develop a mutually beneficial partnership with media outlets
5. The ONE media outlet that you control 100%

You must be either a current member of Toastmasters International or have given public presentations/speeches.

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Participants are required to be present from the beginning to the end of the seminar unless an emergency arises.

You should be able to give a presentation in front of other participants and get their input on how you can improve your skills.


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NOTE: Members of Toastmasters International, pastors, military personnel and non-profit professionals invest $495 for this program
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Pay $150 in February 15th


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OK, you set the goals. But are you still as motivated to exercise as you were when you set your goal? Are you pursuing your professional growth with the same vigor as when you first began? Are you as focused on developing your speaking skills as you were when you decided to better your public speaking abilities? Are you still writing your journal or book with the same enthusiasm you had when you wrote those first pages?

It is overwhelmingly sad to know that millions of capable people perform below their potential because they lack the motivation needed to persevere until they accomplish their goals. How can you stay motivated even after your initial
passion wanes?

  • Find ways to motivate yourself consistently.
    Motivation, according to Zig Ziglar, is like taking a shower. Your shower today is not sufficient to keep you from smelling bad for the rest of the week or month. Likewise, you must have a system of renewing your motivation constantly. Daily devotion, inspirational posters, or weekly meetings with a master mind group are simple systems to keep you motivated.
  • Minimize your dependence on external motivators.
    I was astonished when I realized that people motivation to better their own lives is often affected by what they cannot control. Hundreds of thousands of sports fans may even suffer from depression because their team lost a game. To stay motivated, it is of paramount importance to never let what is beyond your power destroy your gusto for your goals.
  • Eradicate toxic relationships that create negativity in your life. That doesn’t make you holier than thou. What it does is open your life to fulfilling relationships. Positive relationships inspire you to be creative and encourage you to live up to your potential.
  • Know and utilize what motivates you. Years ago, I discovered that gardening, mowing lawns, exercising, and dish washing and cleaning bathrooms provide me with unbelievable solitude to think and formulate strategies to turn ideas into tangible results (Don’t tell my family of the last two motivators otherwise they will relegate all dish and bathroom cleaning to me). Great speeches, articles and new book ideas have been conceived while sweating.


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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