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

The Best Time In Your Life Is Now

The Best Time In Your Life IS Now

The Best Time in Your Life Is Now. Yesterday is gone and beyond reach, today is at your doorstep, tomorrow is yet to come. Today, you have the possibility, the power, the authority and the duty to take action towards realizing your objectives, to take decisions that will change the course of your life, to live each day with love and passion. The problem is too many people live in the past, sometimes without even noticing it and as a consequence, fail to see the many opportunities that lie in front of them. I know what I am talking about because I was one of them. For many years I lived in the past. For too long I carried the weight of the hurt, shame and struggle on my present and fortunately I realized it on time to stop, redefine my life and enjoy my present. The Best Time In Your Life Is Now. read more

He Made A Way Out Of Nothingness For Me

He Made A Way Out OF Nothingness For Me

He Made A Way Out Of Nothingness For Me. I rose up from the dead & realized that I would have missed out on an extraordinary life if I had died. I was 14 years old, so naive and expecting a child. I felt lost, alone and deeply hurt. I realized I had messed up big time and did not know what to do. I thought that leaving this world would be a relief for everybody, that it would spare a life of misery for the unborn child, that it would spare a life of shame for my family, it would spare me the humiliation and pain of being called names and told that because of what I did, I would never succeed in life and would be condemned to a life of suffering. I thought it was the ONLY way…To realize that it was not. There was another way, a better way. read more

Know Your Worth

Know Your Worth

This week I learned a valuable lesson. It is crucial to Know Your Worth. Whatever circumstances you may find yourself into, stand your ground. Easier said than done, right ? I must say, it is not something easy to do. It requires guts and much more, but when you do not stand your ground, you have much more to lose. This week I turned down a considerable business offer. I also closed a chapter in my journey in entrepreneurship, as I know for a fact that I will never work with that client again. I left the corporate world to become an entrepreneur because of my aspirations, principles and my thirst for more. This position gives me the freedom to make important decisions such as refusing terms of contracts that go against my work ethics, my value as a professional service provider and my philosophy of life. Know Your Worth. Stand your ground. There is a better business deal, a better client somewhere waiting for you. read more

Destined For Greatness

Destined for Greatness

You are Destined For Greatness. It sounds so cliché and yet it is true. There is an array of elements that show that there is much more to You than meets the eye. Our mindset, our capacity to bring the invisible into the visible, our faith, our love, our passion, our individual skills, our unicity, our purpose, etc. So much to talk about. Once you start harnessing your greatness, there is simply no limit to what you can achieve in life. Here are 6 reasons why I believe that you are Destined For Greatness : read more

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