Some Personal Development Wins in 2022

A. The McKinsey Forward Africa Program I finally completed the McKinsey Forward Africa Program. This is a big deal given how busy the first few months of 2022 were for me. The Forward Africa Program is a free virtual program designed to equip corporate professionals with 1-5 years of corporate experience with the practical skills…

Ambition vs Purpose

What makes ambition different from purpose is fellowship. Ambition takes you out of fellowship with God, purpose revolves around your fellowship with God. To double check if you are either in ambition or purpose, audit the activities you engage in carefully, and the causes you are heavily invested in. If the outcomes always seek to…

Nuance

 There are some places you shouldn’t feel at home even though you have been told to. You are not accepted there, and your host will not say it. To come out plainly to say we don’t want you in our home is to breach social etiquette and to breach social etiquette is to let the…

Finding Me

I saw ‘Oprah + Viola, A Netflix Special Event’ the other day and watching Viola Davis share her journey to personal significance was deeply moving.  Opening up about the crippling poverty she was born into, her experience with sexual violence, watching her father beat her mom, struggling with bed wetting till she turned 14, constantly…

You Deserve Kindness

My life these days look like a curation of the finest moments from a travel & lifestyle magazine.  On some days, it is surreal. On other days, it is real and then on some other days, I go through both motions.  It is a great place to be. To watch yourself live in the reality…

7 More Lessons from My 1st Year of Marriage

A. Healthy sacrifice is always a good idea. If being a people person was ranked on a scale of 1-100%, I will rank 20%. I am introverted and this plays out in diverse ways but the most common indicator is I can go a really long stretch of time without socializing. I love my intimate community…