Several years of recession might have relegated your business to oblivion. You may have experienced a feeling that you lack a sense of belonging and identity after losing your job. Your relationships might have suffered too. The death of a loved one may have brought a cloud that made you question the meaning of life. The decisions and actions of your children (or grandchildren) probably challenged your parenting skills.

These downers are experiences all too common to the human race. Don’t let them destroy your future. Here are a few fellow humans who experienced devastating circumstances but thrived thereafter.

Shane Niemeyer placed 19th out of 2,400 competitors at the 2009 Wisconsin Ironman race (The Idaho Statesman, January 1, 2011). Now a coach and fitness trainer for top athletes, Shane just celebrated his freedom for the first time in fifteen years which he spent either locked up or under probation and parole for crimes related to his addiction to heroin. In 2003, while in jail in Idaho (my home state), he read a magazine article that detailed the endurance required to do an Ironman challenge. He figured that by devoting time training for it he would leave no time for self destructive habits.

Charles W. Colson is known for establishing his Prison Fellowship Ministries that has brought hope to prisoners and their families for more than 30 years. He was awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion in 1993, the same award given to Billy Graham and Mother Teresa, although none of them reached the same low point as Mr. Colson. He was imprisoned for obstruction of justice during the Watergate scandal.

Phil Knight, founder of Nike shoes, was recognized in 1993 as the most powerful person in sports when the company he established had more than $3.7 billion in sales. What is not known is that he began by selling running shoes from the truck of his car. Nike tried but was unable to sign a $1,500 contract with Jimmy Connors. At one time, the company was even incapable of borrowing money.

Vanessa Williams’ successes in the acting and music industries are well documented. Her success story affirms lesson 44 of the Top 45 Must Know Lessons for Top Achievers that, “The best revenge is to do what your critics said you couldn’t.” After being crowned Miss America in 1983 (the first African-American woman to win it), Vanessa had to relinquish the crown after Penthouse magazine announced its plans to publish questionable photographs she had taken years ago when she was down and out.

Roy Orbison created his name in the world of music with great hits such as “Pretty Woman,” and “Only the Lonely.” That was before his wife died in 1966 when a truck struck the motorcycle there were riding. Two years later, he lost two of his three children when a fire destroyed his home. After remarrying, Roy resurrected his music career, released successful hits and went on to win a Grammy Award in 1981.

Yes, your future can be better than your past. Don’t allow today’s stumbling blocks to prevent you from achieving your goals. Resolve to live a life of purpose.

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Louis Hacker

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Many people know what they want to achieve in life but they feel there are more stumbling blocks than steppingstones on their way. They find themselves not doing the things that must be done to get them ahead. Many people, in most cases, sabotage their own dreams with what they are doing
or not doing—they become self-made victims.
To know where you are and what you can do about it, check:
  1. Your attitude about life and your mission…is it positive, negative or somewhat in-between?

  2. Your sense of purpose:
    What’s your mission in this world? Your uniqueness has never been with anyone else nor is it with anyone else and no one will ever have it. You are the only one who can enrich your life and your world in your unique ways—by accomplishing your purpose in life. What do you want to be remembered for? What contribution do you want to make in the lives of the people you live with and work with? How can your uniqueness be useful in your workplace and community?

  3. Your focus:
    Is your Focus on past failing experiences? Is it on what you assume not working or not right about your current situation? To overcome this kind of stumbling block, make a list of what is good about your current situation, be it a project or relationship. What, to the best of your unbiased judgment, is working? When you focus on what is good and what is working, what’s wrong and what’s not working gets out of focus—you can’t see them.

  4. How you devaluate yourself:
    Self-devaluation starts that moment you focus on what you don’t have or think you don’t have instead of what you do have. You wish you were younger, had more education or had more finances. Are you not the one who accomplished what you accomplished in the past? Where did the pride you had in your yesteryears go? You must learn to begin the journey of being who you want to be using what you have now—YOU. Self appreciation is the engine that gets you moving to your future and welcomes people who can make your dreams come true into your life.

  5. Fear of the unknown:
    Worrying about what the future may bring takes away creativity and energy that you can use NOW to create the future you want to have. Excessive fear can curtail you from doing anything with what you have. Focus on what you are doing now. The future depends on the sacrifice, the investment, and the effort we devote on what we are doing at the present time.

  6. Your circle of associates:
    Do you gain anything from your relationships by way of what you learn or contribute? Do you let others have input into your life without fear of being criticized? Check out the kind of relationships you have, how connected you are with each relationship and what benefits you derive from the relationship. Know that good people are attracted to good people. Your personality is the door that either opens to let people in to your life or closes them out. The richness of your life might be directly proportional to the kind of relationships you have.

  7. How you compare yourself with others:
    Comparing yourself with others kills your motivation to be the best you can. You lose the focus of what you can achieve while focusing on what others may have. Make a list of your strengths. How can you describe yourself? How will you want to describe yourself five or ten years from now? Begin working on how you would like to describe yourself in the future now.

  8. BONUS
    How you are progressing:
    A Chinese proverb says, “Be not afraid of going slowly; be only afraid of standing still.” It is on very rare occasions that giant steps land people in the places of their dreams. It is the small steps, day in, and day out, a sweat here and a sweat there, a loss here and gain there that will bring joy into your journey.



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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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