Dr. Vincent Kituku's Monthly Newsletter - January 2013
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Issue Number:
Volume XI No. 17
Kituku & Associates
Date of Issue:
January 2013

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Don't fall into the New Year's Resolutions cycle. Think of your purpose in life.

To do so, let us assume that you are celebrating your 95th birthday. Your family is there, as well as your dearest friends. You have had a great and productive life. You look back and start reflecting about who you have become, what you have stood for and those you have loved and served. You also had your share of challenges, but they made you wiser and stronger.

thinkingIn your mind, think of why this day is special. What are the surrounding circumstances? How is your physical appearance? What expression predominates your face and eyes? At this moment, what are your deepest feeling and thoughts? Through the years, what has been important in your life?

Now, it is time for those present to say something about you. Other people might be there, including an employer, neighbors, co-workers, fellow civic organization members or church members. What would you like each to say?

After you complete the above exercise, ask yourself, "What can I do to reflect positively on my life during my sunset days?"

7 Tips for Living Your Life with Purpose

1. Build relationships. As you went through the above mental exercise, you realized that people were a central part of your life. People brought happiness into your life, along with encouragement and a sense of belonging. They helped you realize your vision and goals, and they were there when you needed support and understanding. It’s not the projects we accomplish, but the people with whom we accomplish the projects that is essential in life.

2. Visualize your desired future. In our minds, we create the future we want to live in. Remember, "where there is no vision, the people perish" (Proverbs 29:18). Our vision is an expanded purpose that leads to a more focused life. It is the deepest expression of what we want, the preferred future. Our vision must embody the collective values and aspirations of our relationship with God, families and associates. It is with a vision of the future that we are inspired to focus on the possibilities of going beyond what is wrong and what has hindered success in the past.

3. Set attainable goals. Learn to define and set goals with others. Formulate action plans and before final decision and implementation, consult others. Your goals must be specific and measurable. Identify and initiate specific activities that you must do to achieve your goals and the obstacles you must overcome.

4. Grow and be fruitful. This is an on-going process that calls you to be a lifelong learner, and self-initiating without the limiting forces of job description or turf. In this process you learn to ask and listen and you always have something to live up to while taking time to feed your soul and mind. Learn to enrich other peoples' lives as a contributor and team player.

5. Leave the past behind. Past failing experiences or disappointments are lessons that can be the set-ups for a rewarding future. Don't steal from your present and future by spending time reminiscing on past disappointing experiences. Keep your eyes open not to see a closed window but the gates of opportunities that are ever present.

6. Learn a jungle survival skill. This is just a reminder that the wise have said, "Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will die. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle; when the sun comes up, you'd better be running." Know your jungle (industry) and run not only to survive but to thrive. Learn more in Run: Whether You Are a Lion or a Gazelle by Dr. Vincent Muli Wa Kituku.

7. Think eternally. In this path to your 95th birthday, a positive attitude is a necessity. Seek the meaning of life and God's beauty in any experience. Maintain God's temple, your soul, in good shape. This journey is impossible if this temple is not in sound condition - a healthy relationship with the Creator, the only source of lasting peace of mind. God also wants to see it (His temple) in this condition eternally.


8. This has several parts:

a. Know the power of Unforgiving Passion (no matter how challenging your goal seems, the desire to pursue it keeps getting stronger).
b. Develop Uncompromising Discipline. This is when you make a habit of doing something toward your goals each day regardless of circumstances.
c. Develop the ability to have Uncommon Creativity. It starts by accepting the fact that you already have whatever you need to start working on your future. Your main challenge is to turn what you already possess into a concept others wish thought of it before
d. Experience the thrill of Unexpected Productivity (or productivity beyond expectations). Imagine when an amateur beat the experts and the world wondered how he or she did it. The truth is, before experiencing results beyond expectations, there must be extraordinary passion and the kind of discipline that makes you feel incomplete if you haven’t devoted time and/or energy to what matters to you in 24 hours. Then to these two attributes add your native authentic creativity - you were created with creativity, and the world will know you lived a life of purpose.

Keep in mind that what you do for yourself can get you by. What you do for others is what will get you ahead; whether in your profession, spiritual pursuits or relationships. May God richly bless you and make the year 2013 the best you have ever had.

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How to Increase Productivity, Overcome Setbacks and Stay Motivated Without Leaving Your Life Behind

Keynote Speaker: Kellen Moore, Former Bronco Quarterback

Featured presenter: Dr. Vincent Kituku

To succeed in today's workplace and in your personal life, you need more than goals, smarts or top technological tools. You must be passionate, highly motivated, and focused in every aspect of your organization. The competitive nature of the business world dictates that people must produce results in a fast changing marketplace for them and/or their organization to remain relevant. Individuals and their organization must be proactive in order to focus on measurable performance and eradicate frustration, stress and crisis. This seminar will help participants bring balance back to their lives. They will learn how to develop and leverage a personal vision that not only takes their work performance to new heights but also discover important strategies for creating an extraordinary quality of life.

Here is a sample of some of the key tools you will learn in this seminar and use immediately in major aspects of your work and life:

1. Discover America’s uniqueness and how to take advantage of it
2. 9 actions that will make failing a non-option
3. How to manage perpetual workplace changes
4. The 7 must have ‘Spears to Overcome Buffaloes’ at work and in life
5. What assets to possess and develop as a maximum team player
6. Outrageously available resources you can use for your success
7. How to turn ordinary actions into extraordinary results at work and in life
8. Proven ways to turn setbacks into opportunities for a better future
9. How involvement in your community is related to your professional, spiritual and personal success—learn key insights about Dr. Kituk's involvement with BSU football team's success


Date: 26th March 2013

Two sessions to choose from: Your registration permits you to attend one session only!

Morning Session Time: 8:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


The Riverside Hotel
2900 Chinden Boulevard | Boise, ID 83714
Phone: 208-331-4910

The first 119 attendees can register for only $69 per participant - save $100! This offer expires IMMEDIATELY after 119 participants have registered! Thereafter registration will be $169. Groups of three or more participants register for $59. Students register for $39 or $29, if accompanied by a registered adult.

Register at
www.kituku.com or call (208) 376-8724 or fill out and fax this form to (208) 323-7612


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Mother Teresa is credit for saying, "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love."

Joe was entering sixth grade as I began high school. But because he and his sister were always among the top students in their respective classes, I had come to know a little bit about their family. They were two of six or seven children of a single mother who worked as a bartender, not an appreciated job for women in my youth.

Joe and I were friends and from time to time we would visit and talk about life. I don't know what had happened to his father and I didn't bother to ask him. May be because I didn't want him to know I knew what his mother did for a living. Or because it was irrelevant given that I knew how single mothers, whether widowed or divorced, suffer in Kenya. There used to be, (and largely still is the same) no source or system of support for the women and their children, unless a woman came from a wealthy family-and even then, support was not guaranteed.

This young student passed the 7th grade national exam and was accepted in a good high school. I didn't see him a lot during his four years of high school. I went on to college and in 1982, we were suspended from school because the government thought we had supported the organizers of the abortive coup. It was then when I met Joe and learned that he had performed well but couldn't continue his education because of his family's poverty. He was doing nothing.

I asked him, "Why not apply and join a teacher training college?" He said he didn't know where to start and how he would make himself available for the interview that was conducted in Machakos Town. He needed bus fare. I had kept in contact with our primary school headmaster and I knew he had knowledge and influence in the education system of our district. I took Joe to him and he was given the application forms, which he completed. He was invited for the interview.

But he needed bus fare. That is when I gave him the equivalent of $1.50. Joe became is a teacher because of a $1.50. I cry as I write this sentence knowing that a life (not to mentioned those affected by Joe as a teacher) was forever changed. In January 2011, I met with Joe and found out that he completed his Primary Teaching Course, saved money and paid for his university degree. Today, he is a secondary school teacher.

Children whose parents have died of AIDS or children of widows or from poverty stricken families have little or no chance of attending high school or finishing college. Yet with as little as $350/per year (minimum) a child has opportunity to join high school, with boarding, books, uniform and tuition covered. It is astonishing to know the value of the little we give. It changes lives for individuals, families and communities.

When you sponsor (any amount helps) an orphan or a child of a widow in Kenya, Caring Hearts and Hands of Hope, a 501 (c)(3) EIN 27-3127770, will provide you a student's name, photo, school name, the address and principal's contact (including phone number). Your contribution is 100% used for tuition and fees.

Titus, one of the students sponsored by Caring Hearts and Hands of Hope

To learn more and/or help sponsor a high school orphan, visit
www.caringheartsandhandsofhope.com or please mail a check to Caring Hearts and Hands of Hope Inc, P.O. Box 7152, Boise, ID 83707.

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Read What Others Are Saying About Dr. Kituku's Programs:

"WOW! What a great presentation ...As I reach the end of this program, there is so much information to digest. Thanks for the written material. I am so excited to read it and put what I have learned into practice. Thanks so much!"
Alan Sturtevant, Owner, International Minute Press

"Thanks again for your outstanding work with our team over the last two days. Your presentations on leadership and team building were exactly what we needed and right on the mark. Even though you never played football, your understanding of how a team must function as one to be successful is amazingly accurate...The way the workbook flows and the way that each group is interactive within the presentation allows for much better retention of this vital material...Keep up the great work and we look forward to having you back with us again soon."
Dirk Koetter, Head Football Coach, Arizona State University

"Your insights were invaluable and your sense of humor amazing..."
Geri Rackow, Deputy Director & Public Information Officer, Eastern Idaho Public Health District

"You gave us all much to think about and your impact has become a part of the way we look at ourselves and our program."
Colleen Van Winkle, SHIBA Regional Coordinator

"I personally met Kituku last year when he visited Kenya. When I learnt of his ability to motivate..., I persuaded my head teacher and we sacrificed a morning session to listen to him. Since then the students have never been the same...that was the turning point for both students and teachers who heard him. They were left bewildered that someone can pass such serious message in such simplicity..."
Joshua Kivuva, English teacher, Kinyui Girls High School, Kenya

"I will never forget the seminar I attended here in Moscow that you were the speaker. Thank you for being you and sharing." Jan Ahles, Community Relations Director at Good Samaritan Society, Moscow "Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your presentation. It was a hoot!...I certainly appreciate the time and effort you put into preparing for this event! The added touch of customizing your presentation to fit credit unions and our theme of "Trek to Success," topped it off..."
Marian Kenworthy, Education Specialist, Idaho Credit Union League

"I enjoyed your seminar this morning at the Chamber of Commerce. I've already told several people that was one of the best seminars they've had. I've heard some of your marketing tips before from other speakers but you have a special talent for making it much easier to understand. I've heard about the elevator speech before, but the speaker took much longer and was more complex at explaining it. After the few minutes you spoke on it, I understood it much better and was able to come up with my own, "I help small businesses market their business on the Internet."
Duane Hinkley, Down Home Web Design, Inc.

"...Your buoyant, encouraging message certainly demonstrates to everyone involved how to not only survive, but thrive in the turbulence of unexpected life changes...Your message crossed all boundaries; from the coach to the athlete, continuing on to the entrepreneur and business manager all the way to the company employee. It does not matter your "position" in life as your message conveyed and answered loud and clear..."
Gary Beck, Executive Director; Humanitarian Bowl

"Dear Dr. Kituku,
Just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed your energetic and motivational keynote address at the opening ceremonies of the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association's annual spring conference...we heard many remarks throughout the conference praising the opening ceremonies as one of the best that the participants had experienced..."
Gregory P. Wyatt, Conference Co-chair, Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association

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Have you ever heard statements like these?

- There is no solution for this situation - it's overwhelming
- Why change from what we are already doing?
- I am not the manager or CEO - why ask me?
- This is not my business, I just work here
- I wish I can have time for my children

This special offer is not online. Fill and fax the form below to (208) 323-7612 or call our 24/7 toll free number 1-888 685-1621. Supply is limited.

You will be inspired to:

- Set yourself apart at work and in life
- Re-discover talents and resources you need for growth
- Thrive by repeatedly providing exceptional services
- Be part of something bigger than a career
- Bounce back after setbacks
- Move forward without leaving your life behind


Call (208) 376-8724 or email Dr. Kituku at vincent@kituku.com for information on keynotes and/or training opportunities for your organization or conference.

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