Issue Number: Volume VIII No. 9 Publisher: Kituku & Associates
Date of Issue: September 2009.  © 2009—Overcoming Buffaloes in Our Lives. All Rights Reserved.

If you know the pain of regret, have compassion for the millions who are squandering the golden opportunity of recession. According to a survey conducted by (see USA TODAY, Life Section on July 21, 2009), a whopping 39% of American adults reported that their “dreams of accomplishing big ideas and great things” have diminished. Add the 7% who said their dreams have disappeared. Even the 34% who said their big ideas remained the same are guilty of wasting a magnificent gift disguised as recession.

Individuals and organizations often react to a prevailing situation as if it is the worst that has ever happened. Current pain makes millions forget that they have suffered in the past while making the uncertainty of the future scathingly scary. This prompts people and organizations to stop focusing on a bright future and investing in growth related projects. They languish in a wish for the known and comfortable past that can never be relived.

Why would I focus on this passing recession when I recall the days of my youth in Kangundo, Kenya, when famine led to lunches of porridge for the fortunate few and nothing for millions? Is this recession worse than the droughts that turned cattle into walking bones shepherded by other bones in human frame? Even the early 80s’ recession that resulted in long lines at gas stations and about 20% of capable people unemployed should remind us, as we navigate the current economic turbulence, that people and organizations are resilient.

In my graduate program at the University of Wyoming, I studied fire, among other manipulations, to learn how it increased the nutritional value and viability of forage (bitterbrush) for livestock and wildlife. The conclusion was that fire helps maintain a vibrant ecosystem.
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Recession, a figurative fire, is necessary for maintaining a healthy economy. And just as forests and the organisms they support depend on fire, from time to time, to generate new growth, the systems and the ways of life we have created need economic fire (recession) to generate new ways of doing things better with available resources.

However, to benefit from recession, individuals and organizations (including the public sector) must have a positive outlook that motivates them to vigorously pursue solutions. Investment in creativity and growth focused systems (marketing, training, motivating employees and improved infrastructure) positions you to be competitive in the current financial climate and beyond.

The brutal reality is that there are individuals and organizations thriving today in spite of the recession. These energetic, optimistic people and organizations will be far ahead of the laggards who despaired or discarded their big ideas waiting and hoping for recovery.

The question is, are you going to waste the magnificent gift of recession? Is your fear of the current pain going to motivate you to positively create the future you expect or are you going to succumb to the wait-and-see game that relegates individual talents and organizations to oblivion? The decision is yours, and mine, too.



1. Faith to believe and act on convictions
2. Personal initiatives
3. Know influencers and align yourself with their programs as a contributor
4. Listen, look and ask
5. Turn ideas into tangible results
6. Persist
7. Be a leader
8. Take risks
9. Learn to learn from mistakes
10. Never, never, ever give up
11. Be an outlier—You can only make a difference by doing things
in a different way
12. Never wait until tomorrow to accomplish what you could have
done today

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God has blessed me richly by letting you pass briefly through my life!

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Show up when they are doing something right, and acknowledge their performance immediately


Accept the fact that you are their role model. They look up to you. You set the example and the standards to be followed.


Build their confidence by letting them know that their contribution matters.


Stay positive consistently to keep everyone focused on your organization’s vision.


Small talk won’t get you anywhere. When negative issues arise, address them immediately and lay out, from a positive perspective, what must be done, when it must be done and by whom. Have a follow up plan.


Don’t be afraid of slow progress. Break projects into easy to understand and undertake steps. Small successes are the bedrock upon which to build great success.



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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