How Strong Is Your Foundation?

August is gone leaving room for September. Welcome to the month of rebirth and renewal. I think it is a perfect time for self-assessment. This month I invite you to ponder on the following : ” How Strong Is Your Foundation?”. A fulfilling life is essentially built on deeply rooted interconnected spiritual elements. We are four months away from the end of the year. Are you closer to realizing your goals? Are you far behind? Have you given up? Now is the opportunity to take a closer look at what you have achieved so far and to set the record straight. Four months is more than enough to get back on track as long as you have a strong foundation. So this week, take some time off to reflect on the following : “How Strong is Your Foundation?” read more

Inspirational Article on How to Make Work a Means rather than an End

This is an Inspirational Article on How to Make Work a Means rather than an End. We live in a very competitive society where people are being judged on appearances, material gain, material achievements and so on. Work has become an enslaver so much so that families get destroyed, many go through a burnout experience, some get depressed, others get frustrated, others lose themselves in the process… The thing is work should be a means to an end, not the end. The question is, do we know what is the end we would like to achieve? Can we clearly picture it? It is not just a matter of being rich. It goes deeper than that, the end should be to have a balanced, fulfilling, happy, peaceful life. This Inspirational Article on How to Make Work a Means rather than an End seeks to help us consciously shift all the negative impact work can have on each and everyone of us, to attract a life of favor. read more

Know Who You Are

Know Who You Are

Our Inspiring person of the month is Claudia Hanin, a dynamic young entrepreneur I met a few years ago in South Africa. She is my hairdresser and a friend. Like me, she is a mother, a wife, an entrepreneur and an active citizen. She is such an inspiration and has a passion for God, children, hair and her family. She knows who she is through Jesus and invites everyone to do the same : Know who you are. Claudia is opening up her world to http://www.newmoi.org read more

An Inspiring 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

What an Inspiring 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture! What a memorable day and way to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s centenary birthday. Thousands of people from every corner of the world gathered to attend this very special event. The ambiance was mesmerizing. The speakers were incredible. The crowd was on fire. While sitting there, warmed up by a very benevolent sun shining on us, I thanked God from the bottom of my heart for the opportunity to listen to President Cyril Ramaphosa, Mama Graça Machel, Former American President Barack Obama, Mr Patrice Motsepe, among others, LIVE. As a self-made entrepreneur, I felt privileged to be a part of such an incredible chapter of South Africa’s book. Folks, it was an Inspiring 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. It was insightful for us visionaries and leaders, which is the reason why I felt impelled to share the inspiration to be drawn from this special lecture. read more

What is your take on Failure?

What is your take on Failure? We all react differently to failure and more often than not, in a very negative way. On my way to the top, from nothing to becoming the successful entrepreneur I am today, I got to experience failure at different levels and finally got to see failure for what it really is, i.e : a learning experience supposed to make us grow. You know the old adage : “Whatever does not kill you, makes you stronger”. To me, the same goes for failure. This inspirational article about failure intends to help you gain a better understanding of failure and its implications in your life. Your take on failure will determine the outcomes of a negative situation or circumstance in your life. read more

Why is the graveyard the richest place on earth?

Why is the graveyard the richest place on earth? Why is it that so many people pass away without having realized their dreams, without having found their purpose, without having experienced happiness, love, success, etc. Why is it that so many men and women depart without having the opportunity to leave a strong and positive legacy? These are difficult questions to answer. However, the truth of the matter is that too many of our brothers and sisters are trapped in the rat race and lose sight of what is truly important. Today one of my friends lost her mother. She was getting ready to get on a plane to see her mother when the sad news came that she passed away around midnight. I was deeply touched as you can imagine and I felt inspired to write this article as a reminder that none of us know when the clock will stop ticking for us. And yet, it saddens me to see so many take life for granted. I truly hope that this inspirational article will inspire you to chase your dreams, deepen your connection to God and be of service to others. Food for thought : Why is the graveyard the richest place on earth? read more

Self-Love is a Key to a Balanced Life

Self-Love is a Key to a Balanced LifeLove your neighbor as yourself”. Need I say more ? Do you LOVE what you see in the mirror every single morning ? Do you LOVE yourself ? It sounds like a silly question. But it is not. As a matter of fact, it is a deep question that everyone should ponder on. Self-Love is a Key to a Balanced Life. I know that now. Before I met my husband about 18 years ago, I was a mess. I was a shadow of myself. I hated myself for having had a child at such a young age and I developed many complexes about not being good at math, about not being beautiful enough, about not deserving love, among other things. As I write this article today, I am my number one fan and I praise God every single day for the achieved, smart, elegant, lovable, passionate (and the list goes on.. LOL)..achieved woman, I am today. I have come across so many people who admitted not loving themselves that I decided to write an article about it. I believe that it is a crucial topic to tackle considering the implications of the absence of self-love in one’s life. Over the years I have realized that Self-Love is a Key to a Balanced Life. It is one of the secrets to my success. In this article, I share 6 reasons why I know for a fact that Self-Love is the foundation of a healthy, successful, happy and prosperous life. read more

Let’s Touch Lives On Africa Day

Markengee Touchinglives International

Today is not just any day. It is Africa Day. What is Africa Day to you? To me, Africa Day is a day to reflect on the evolution of our dear continent. It is a day to reflect on our contribution to Africa. It is a day to reflect on our past, present and future actions. It is a day to reflect on the discourse we want to hear, read, write on, perpetuate and see emerge. It is a day to stop procrastinating, stop planning and start making action towards paving a better way of live for our peoples, the men, women and children of our continent. It is a day we come together to put forward a positive vision for African men & women. A vision where Africans will be able to afford great education, where unemployment rates will drop thanks to the abundance of outstanding African entrepreneurs in the continent, where women and children will have access not only to basic education but to all the skills that will give them a fair pursuit of jobs, health, wealth and anything else they will dream of. On this special day, I interviewed a dear friend of mine, fellow Greatness Engineer and incredible advocate of education for all, Ms Ijeoma n. Obiajunwa-Ajiamah, CEO of Markengee group. She is doing a tremendous job in Nigeria. Let’s Touch Lives on Africa Day. Just like Ijeoma, let’s reflect on our role as African children, as African leaders. read more

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