YOUR ‘MONEY MAP’

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A money map refers to the several types of income you get. This enables you to be stable financially. You should have at least three income pillars in order to remain stable. It is often misconceived that salary is the only element of the income stream. This is not the case. When thinking about your different types of income, picture an African stool. An African stool often has three legs to make it stable. If it had only one leg, one would not be able to sit on it as it would fall. In the same way, you should have more than one income pillar in your life. Continue reading

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5 KEYS TO FINANCIAL SELF IMPROVEMENT (FREE TALK RECAP)

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Last Thursday, James Karundu hosted a free talk titled ‘5 Keys to Financial Self Improvement: How to Turn Around Your Finances and Start Your Journey to Financial Freedom’. The talk was held at Kasuku Centre, Kileleshwa.

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SKY FUSION: TASTY TREATS THE HEALTHY WAY!

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Janette Waweru, Owner of Sky Fusion

Janette Waweru, a self-taught cook and baker, was brought up in a family that loved food and eating out. Right after leaving home, she fell in love with recreating dishes she saw in restaurants and on television. The pleasure that would show on the faces of people who ate her food was enough to prove she had a great talent. This talent led her to start Sky Fusion, an artisanal food company specializing in baked goods and healthy vegetarian food. She delved deeper into how her entrepreneurial journey began. Continue reading

DO YOU SEE YOUR OPPORTUNITIES?

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Opportunities do not necessarily come to us is in the manner and the way we are expecting. If it comes your way, grab it even if it is not perfect. Opportunity comes when you are open. There is no silver bullet so what will help you is persistence in doing what you love and are passionate about. People who say that opportunities are nowhere are only making excuses.

Opportunity is nowhere = opportunity is NOW_HERE

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HOW TO SUCCEED IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY (FREE TALK RECAP)

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James during an interactive session of the talks with one of the participants, Stephanie

James Karundu today hosted a free talk titled ‘How to Succeed in the Service Industry: What every service provider must know and do to attract and keep loyal high paying clients ’. The talk was held at Kasuku Centre, Kileleshwa.

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HOW TO GET MORE VISIBILITY

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What is being waited for is your story, your angle and your unique take. It is not difficult to build your personal brand.

Personal branding is essentially the ongoing process of establishing a prescribed image or impression in the mind of others about an individual, group, or organization.  – Wikipedia

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DO YOU KNOW YOUR DESTINATION?

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In any business, you should know your destination. This basically refers to the direction you would like your business to take. As it is still early in the year, this is the strategic time to plan on how you will reach your ‘destination’ by the time the year ends. One important question you should ask yourself is “What is my route to get there?” Look at this exercise as you would the simple act of getting directions to a place on the Google Maps app. The first step is always to enter in the app where it is you want to go. After this, the app asks you where you are so that it shows you the route to use. As you set your business’ destination, also look at where you are in your business in terms of client base and profits so that you set higher goals. Continue reading

SECRETS OF PRICING AND PACKAGING

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When we place high prices for our products and services, we think this is what drives potential customers away and feel tempted to reduce them. This is not always the truth of the matter. Getting clients in the beginning usually takes some time but the hockey stick analogy is true (hang in there long enough. Just like a hockey stick curve is flat then curved at the very end, things will seem flat and start happening soon enough) Continue reading

IMPOSTOR SYNDROME – THE INVISIBLE BARRIER HOLDING YOU BACK

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Impostor syndrome refers to the fear that people will discover you are not perfect. Keep in mind that your clients are looking for somebody who can help them, not perfection. In order to overcome impostor syndrome, you can do the following: Continue reading