If you are not driving your carrot, you are carrying it,” says Greg Deitchler MA, L.M.F.T., L.P.C., C.S.C. Mr. Deitchler, a motivational speaker with Kituku & Associates and founder of Promising Horizons, counseling and assessment organization in Meridian, Idaho (see www.promisinghorizons.com) offers FIVE proven insights that inspire, challenge and equip you to never carry your carrot.

Here is Greg’s story:
“When you are five years old, you don’t want to hear health care people tell you that you might die soon. You want to be surrounded by your friends and toys, not by specialists and panicking parents. You want to hear how cute you are and see your parents’ smiles of approval when you try things for the first time. But strange medical words uttered by a changing flow of health professionals delivering unpleasant treatments became my life at five. 

I didn’t know what Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia or radiation therapy or chemotherapy were, but I soon learned. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments were the things that made me vomit and lose my hair. I learned that having cancer was bad. At five years of age, I was facing death. Fear, anxiety, tears and prayers filled my life. But I hoped that this awful time would end with life, not death. Three years later, my cancer went into remission and according to doctors, we were through the woods.

The gratitude that replaced anxiety as we settled back into our everyday life was soon disrupted by a frantic trip to the hospital. I fell asleep and went into a coma. My cancer had returned. Back then, a relapsed leukemia patient needed a bone marrow transplant to have a 50% chance of surviving. Since there was no national bone marrow donor registry, matches were sought among immediate family members. Without a transplant, 99% of leukemia patients died.

My family was tested and no match was found. I was going to die.

As my parents prepared for my death with deep sorrow, doctors proposed trying a new research-based treatment. My parents, willing to do anything to save my life asked our pastor to give me a blessing before embarking on the new therapy. It took two years of the non-protocol treatment before I was in remission again, but 27 years later, I am still cancer free.
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia brought
Eric Larson, another leukemia patient, into my life. Like me, Eric was told he was to die. However, he decided to become a chiropractor. When I questioned his decision given the odds of his survival, Eric gave me a picture that he had drawn. The drawing portrayed people walking down a sidewalk with sticks jutting over their heads and a small carrot dangling in front of their faces. Also in the picture was a man driving a large carrot car down the street. The caption read, “Drive Your Own Carrot.”

Eric said, “Greg, you cannot have your life controlled by others. You need to learn to drive your own carrot.” Eric lost his battle with cancer, but only after graduating from chiropractic school, establishing a chiropractic clinic, starting a scholarship fund for students surviving cancer, becoming Director of Camp Rainbow Gold (a camp for children with cancer), and living a very full life. Because of Eric, I decided to drive my own carrot.”
Here are 5 proven ways on how you can
    drive your own carrot as experienced by Greg:
Commit to a full life
Greg believes that you have a purpose in this world. However, it is important for you to set goals that will allow you to live your purpose and they (goals) should align with the life you envision living in the future. He advises you to identify goals you can achieve in a short term (1-3 years). You should also have goals to accomplish in 4-7 years (medium range goals), and long-term (7-10 years) goals.
Be more than a dreamer
Instead of focusing on his 1% chance of survival, Greg set a goal to become a psycho-social oncologist. He went to college after high school and then to graduate school where he learned counseling, a calling that has equipped him to be an instrument of saving marriages and a northwest authority in children’s mental health. But before then, he was a speaker/fundraiser for the American Cancer Society at the age of 10. Mr. Deitchler was instrumental in starting Camp Rainbow Gold, a camp for kids with cancer. As an extension of the camp, Greg founded the first teen support group for teens surviving cancer. Mr. Deitchler became the youngest person ever to be elected as the vice president of the Local American Cancer Society at age 19. Actions turn dreams into reality.
Surround yourself with top achievers
Greg adheres to my advice: “Run with horses even if you are a donkey.” The people you surround yourself with determine how you live your purpose. If you need positive energy and creativity surround yourself with achievers. “Driving your own carrot doesn’t mean you do it solo,” says Greg.
Commit to continuous learning
This is not just a statement for Greg. He is a past participant of the How to Speak and Get Paid (Greatly) seminar and still invests in my one-on-one coaching services. He says of his mentor, Eric Larson, “Even while facing death, he decided to go to graduate school and get all the learning he could while here in this life.” You know that is commitment to learning.
Never forget to be grateful
Greg says, “Having cancer taught me that MY ATTITUDE is what determines how good (or bad) an experience is. Gratitude for the little things of life allows you to continue moving forward, even when things are tough.” He believes appreciation for “who and what brought you to this point in your life” helps you have proper perspectives of life and set priorities that are essential in achieving your goals.

If you are interested in learning how to change the world with the power of the spoken words, there is good news for you. We are extending the special discount, where you invest $295 until November 9th at 12:07 p.m.
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If 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 communicate effectively.

- Gerald R. Ford. U.S. President.

The power of using words to change your world

How to say what you say and give people hope and empower them to think and act

9 proven strategies to reach millions with your words/cause with a zero/shoestring budget

Before you read what will be covered in the seminar, take a moment and read what Clay Corner, a participant in a past seminar said. Here it is:
Hi Vincent,

I just wanted to share with you how blessed I was this week by your seminar. The difference between Wednesday and today is that I now know:
1. That it is OK to get paid to speak
2. How to understand and engage my audience to create
amazing results
3. How to market my services 24 hours per day

Thank you. It was worth a fortune.

I gladly committed to the next level of training and look forward to learning and applying all that I can. Just to let you know, I have received a bargain and would have easily paid twice or more of this amount or more for your services.

Clay Corner is an accomplished national consultant with years of training in public speaking.

Dear fellow speaker, what do you make of a case like Jennifer Christiano’s. Jennifer got results from what she learned immediately. She attended the seminar and in three business days (seminar ended on Saturday), Jennifer appeared in the Idaho Statesman (100% free of charge!). In addition to the
description of her accomplishments and services, her picture was
also printed. This was just one of the tips Jennifer picked up from
 the seminar.
Here is what she wrote after the seminar:
Vincent,…it was truly an experience that will enhance not only my career, but also my life in general , even my marriage. The marketing information you shared with us alone was worth many, many, times the financial investment I made to attend…you are truly an “Angel Along the Path” who is making a tremendous positive difference in my life.

Jennifer Christiano
Dear Vincent,

I can't thank you enough for the opportunity to attend your "How to Speak and Get Paid" advanced workshop this past week! Your willingness to share your "tips" "strategies" and "must knows" of professional speaking was invaluable. The stories and examples made it obvious that every bit of advice had been time-tested as you learned the business.

More important than just the practical information though, was the sincere encouragement you always offer. It is a reminder that success in a field we are passionate about must be shared to make us truly successful. Thank you for your warmth and wisdom!
All the Best - Always!

Marsha McKinney, ARM, Owner, Simple Safety
There is one thing I guarantee my students—you will learn practical tips that will allow you to propel your fulfillment (success is not only elusive but also very deceiving) into new heights. You will live consciously aware of why you do what you do, the impact it has on the lives of other people’s professions or personal endeavors and the tangible and intangible rewards you derive.

Further, you will learn how to speak so that people want to hear you and pay (very well) for your words. The second part is to teach you how to let people know what you do faster without you investing thousands of dollars. In fact, I teach participants how to market with a zero budget…that is where I started and still use it.
9 must have skills that will get you invited to
speak/train and get paid
  1. Develop the platform image that captivates audiences all the time

  2. Know what makes each of your presentations memorable

  3. Learn to make any audience listen, learn and call you back

  4. Top tips to turn your fear of public speaking into a profitable possession

  5. 3 strategies you need to know and relate with any of your audience’s expectations

  6. Learn how to make your information lead to maximum audience learning experience

  7. How to use your uniqueness and deliver presentations skillfully

  8. Why, when and which tangibles to use for maximum presentation impact


  1. How to catapult your business and declare your presence and expertise with products:
    That are bought—thus keeping your cash flow healthy
    without you leaving home
    That get you paid engagements
    That create market awareness within days

  2. How to produce Top Selling products with minimum budget

  3. How to package your products to maximize profit


How to start and keep your speaking/training
and consulting business growing
  1. Getting from unknown to a celebrated and well paid speaker/trainer or consultant

  2. How to charge morally acceptable fees you don’t feel guilty about

  3. 9 proven ways to market your business with minimum budget for maximum returns

  4. How to create a dominant presence and derive rewards in a competitive market

  5. The Be-MISH strategy that gets you paid for your expertise
    and speaking skills

  6. The 7 streams of income that keep dollars flowing into your business

  7. Strategies for leveraging your services to add value for clients and increase your fees

  8. How to skyrocket your profits and minimize your costs with every engagement


Dr. Vincent Kituku: What an amazing experience! Your training on “How to Speak and Get Paid!” was one of the most value-packed trainings I’ve ever attended. I arrived expecting to learn how to get paid as a speaker and left with a better understanding of my speaking abilities, useful ways to make my speeches stand out, and how to market myself as a speaker.

Ben Quintana,
Programs Manager, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce
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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.
You are required to use your free 30-minute consultation with Dr. Kituku within 90 days after the seminar.
Discounted Rate information:
$495.00 BEFORE November 13th
$795.00 AFTER November 13th
Note: We have five (each $100) scholarships for professionals who are in between jobs or work for non-profit organization that available on first come, first serve bases.
Seminar and 30 days phone consultations. (Meals—Dinners, lunch
and refreshments and workbooks are included). 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
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  1. Relate with their jobs, family/personal matters or the place they call home.

  2. Appreciative that people have come to listen to you.

  3. Acknowledge all those who have helped you with arrangements for you to be there.

  4. Enthusiasm is contagious. Let it spread from you to your audience

  5. Dress for the occasion.

  6. Be a human being…eat and/or visit with them before and after your speech.

  7. Help with room and stage preparations, if needed – you’re the hired hands, not the star.

  8. Spontaneity will work for you – comment on the messages of previous speakers.

  9. Be considerate. Include everyone in any activity that may be part of your speech.

  10. If you ask them to raise their hands, don’t forget to tell them to put their hands down.

  11. If you ask them to stand up, tell them to sit down after you have made your point.

  12. Participation, either in games or questions, helps them to stay with you and retain what they learn.

  13. Please, don’t beg for laughter by repeating a point of gesture unnecessarily.

  14. Speeches are not training sessions – get to the point.

  15. Use appropriate humor. No jokes on sex, politics and religion.

  16. Your response to an emotional situation is important. If they cry, slow the pace of your speech.

  17. Develop suspense and deliver the punch line powerfully.

  18. Visual aids are to help you but not to annoy, confuse or distract your audience.

  19. Be flexible, things may not work as expected yet audiences still expect something from you.

  20. If you have an accent, slowing down is advisable. I KNOW IT.

  21. Do something, like getting to the level of your audience’s eye level for a while, especially if you are speaking to children.

  22. BONUS--the only reason you should speak

  23. Always leave them with something to act on or think about.

It is indeed horrible for any presenter to ever face an audience without proper preparation. There is no substitute for content and great delivery skills.


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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