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
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
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
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.
of us don’t recognize opportunity
until we see it working for a competitor.
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I went back to college again, I’d concentrate on two
areas: learning to write and to speak before an audience.
Nothing in life is more important than the ability to
- Gerald R. Ford. U.S. President.
Are your speeches and
presentations clear and concise?
YESNO Can you give speeches
YESNO Are you nervous, forget what
you planned and are terrified by
YESNO Can you think and speak on your feet?
YESNO Can you inspire and captivate any audience?
YESNO Do you know your signature story and how to tell it to
YESNO Do your presentations have energy and impact to make
YESNO Are you able to influence people and negotiate/persuade effectively?
YESNO Are you effective in one-on-one communication situations?
YESNO Do you know how to declare your presence to any audience?
YESNO Are you aware of proven strategies to market your products/services?
YESNO Can you use PowerPoint without boring your audiences?
YESNO Have you thought of writing a book that you know is needed?
YESNO Do you know how to get millions of people to use your products/services?
YESNO Do you want to have fun speaking on what matters to you
and get paid for it?
answer to questions 3,
15 is YES, this seminar is
If your answer to 4
or more of the other
questions is NO, register right away.
to inspire and wow audiences with your authenticity and speaking
to prepare and speak with confidence
Value-adding body language, gestures, voice, movement and facial
strategies to establish a rapport with any audience
Ability to develop compelling content
use storytelling, props, and humor to your advantage
In-depth knowledge of the drill, fill and bill approach
Development of a professional image that demands respect
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:
Your attitude about life and your
mission…is it positive, negative or somewhat in-between?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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,
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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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