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.
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.
If what you do doesn’t challenge you, do
something else that will challenge you. That is the only way to experience
Change before you are changed. Nowhere is growth recorded to have
occurred without change.
To hit a high point in life, aim higher. No one has ever hit high by
When you forget yourself for others, others never forget you.
Take time to have intimate moments with your loved ones. Those moments
later become precious memories.
Reconnect with those who were a positive part of
your life in the past. They do bring new thrill in your life.
Make someone’s life better with your resources or presence. That
guarantees you a life of fulfillment.
It is impossible to please everyone. Do things to accomplish your mission
in this world but not to be appreciated.
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.
If your parents can thank God because of how you make their lives better,
know God is listening.
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.
Take time to be alone. A hike, gardening or sitting under a tree are
known to rejuvenate the soul.
Nothing renews your hope for a better tomorrow during grief than your
Learn something you can do should you have no
Be part of something bigger than a career.
Create something that will outlive you.
Never waste your miseries and failing experiences. There are people who
are paid to talk about their past miseries and failures.
Ask yourself, “Did I do all I could with my time today?” before going to
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.
Have one person you can trust with anything.
Never relinquish your position as the CEO of
your life to anyone under any circumstance.
Your attitude towards life should never depend on things beyond your
Forgiving others is a proven therapy for hurt feelings.
Do something with your children that they will miss when you are no
Associate with people whose character you admire more than their
Befriend achievers even if you are an average performer. That is like a
donkey running with horses. It beats other donkeys.
Your courage will open doors of opportunities that skills, money or
knowledge can’t open.
In life, saying, “Help me” is not a sign of weakness.
Never compare your beauty with that of a younger
generation. You are beautiful for your age.
You can’t do re-live today. Live it to the fullest.
Find something to make you laugh every day.
Do puzzles, crosswords and Sudoku. They not only stretch your thinking
but keep you humble.
Read, read and read books. You will be a better person and/or more
Make someone cry with your act of kindness that he/she didn’t expect.
Exercise regularly. You reduce medical bills, improve digestion and your
Never expect government to make your life better. It’s run by human
When you give to God, make it proportional to your blessings.
A heartfelt prayer in the morning will brighten your day.
Poverty is not a lack of material things. It is
the lack of dreams.
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.
To love and let someone love you is the greatest of human connections.
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.
Invest in your professional, personal and spiritual growth on a regular
Plant today the seeds of the fruits you want to harvest in the future.
Your presence might be the only thread of hope for a friend at his/her
Let the people you care about know you care.
Do not let your fear of doing or saying the wrong thing stop you from
doing or saying something.
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.
If you get a second chance to do something you should have done in the
past, get hold of it with all your might.
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.
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
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
Utilize the media (at no cost to your business) and build online
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.
January 27th 2010 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday)
January 28th 2010
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Thursday)
Dr. Vincent Muli Wa Kituku,
CSP, Author & International
March 25th 2010 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Thursday)
March 26th 2010 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Friday)
Towneplace Suites by Marriott
1415 S. Eagle Road, Meridian, ID
Dr. Vincent Muli Wa Kituku,
CSP, Author & International
How to earn your current monthly
income in ONE hour or in ONE day!
Receive free professional
development materials to get you started right
away—7 CDs and a Manual ($795 value)
From the one of the less than 600
speakers to earn the covet Certified Speaking
Professional award by the International Federation
of Professional Speakers
How to get into the international
speakers market and/or develop a regional market
You will qualify to be a member of
the Northwest Speakers Forum
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
5. How to create enthusiasm for learning through audience
6. How to make the introductions and conclusions of your
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
4. How to capitalize on the power of props and when to use
5. Combining stories, props and humor for maximum effect
1. 9 steps to create and fast track (run) your
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
3. Bundling programs and/or learning resources to maximize profit
4. How to create value based programs that clients want to pay more
5. Basic strategies to reach new markets or widen your reach in your
1. Key products you can develop from your speaking
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
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
5. The ONE media outlet that you control 100%
You must be either a current member
of Toastmasters International or have given public
You must be willing to
participate—your success is the number one priority
for Kituku & Associates.
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.
You will need to
be approved by Kituku & Associates after
a 5-10 minute phone interview unless you have received
a formal invitation to participate.
You must be
willing to do assignments—your success is the number
one priority for Kituku & Associates.
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
You are required
to use your free 30-minute consultation
with Dr. Kituku within 90 days after the seminar.
Discounted Rate information:
$695 if you register BEFORE March
$795 if you register AFTER March
NOTE: Members of
Toastmasters International, pastors, military personnel and
non-profit professionals invest $495 for this program
Group discount will remain $495/person
for groups of 5 or more.
Your investment includes:
Seminar and 30 days phone consultations. (Meals—lunch and
refreshments and workbooks are included.)
Pay $295 in January 15th
Pay $150 in February 15th
Pay $150 in March 15th.
Please note—you can transfer your
investment to later dates or another seminar or to a
colleague. We have no refund policy once you have
registered for this seminar.
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
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
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
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.
If results are important to you, then
Dr Vincent Muli Kituku is the speaker/trainer for your group.
(208) 376-8724, or email Vincent directly at
Kituku’s newest articles online at:
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Idahostatesman.com, Argus Observer, Business IQ, Post Register,
Idaho Catholic Register, Idaho Press Tribune, Idaho Senior Citizen
News, and Presentations Magazine.
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