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Practice kindness

To my readers.

While giving advice, stay kind & understanding especially when one doesn’t act like you advised. We all share the passion to succeed, however some lessons are learnt only by experience.

While seeking and receiving advice, keep in mind that whatever comes after make sure you get your lesson. Good or bad, remember some lessons are learnt only by experience.

Thank you!

Cultivate self-awareness

You can believe in people or things you want but you can’t trust what/who you know nothing about. Contrary to believe, trust goes with some research and knowledge.Invest in your knowledge and cutivate self-awareness. Learn your weaknesses and strengths.Please push through your self-doubt to get where your heart leads. Learn to trust your instinct. Listen to your gut feelings. Change your approach, you may need a rest, but never give up.

Have self-trust

Always.

Work should serve you not enslave you

Before we end 2016, let me remind you of something. Work should serve you instead of enslaving you especially in this new year 2017.

Recently, I posted about My brother’s golden advice of 2016 of working hard and celebrating life. I kept reflecting to his words and they gave me daily courage and determination that I have started enjoying the fruits.

Some people spend more time working and they forget to enjoy life. Others, enjoy life and forget working hard. Some others wait to get lots of harvests before joining others and it is hard to catch up after a long wait.

His advice reminded me of what we locally call “Umuganura” ( a First-Fruits Festival) Umuganura is traditional day celebrated usually early August since the pre-colonial times in my country Rwanda.

There is a reason why this day is celebrated on what is considered pre-harvesting time in Rwanda. In my opinion, it is a great reminder that we should be grateful even to small things that happens in our life and getting together as often as possible.

That’s how us young people would be able to receive such important advices, directives, and blessings from friends and family to keep going forward. Work hard but never allow your job to enslave you.

Welcome 2017!

In Kigali and you don’t have an SM?

A visit in Kigali won’t be complete without visiting SM store. SM or Sonia Mugabo is fashion brand with a variety of clothes made in Rwanda. Whatever your age, gender, size if you really need to be well dressed for every occasion, I would recommend you to buy SM #Soniamugabo. SM just opened a second store in the famous Kigali Marriott Hotel. Its previous store is in Gishushu. Don’t say I didn’t inform you 🙂

My brother’s simple advice of 2016

While we were extremely happy celebrating the festivities as a family, after lots of speeches, my coolest and hustler brother came up with a simple but very important advice. “We should always remember two things in the new year. WORKING HARD and CELEBRATING LIFE go hand in hand to build a stronger family and community”. He added that let’s enjoy today and go back to work tomorrow. The next time we meet I will bring my harvests and you will bring yours and we shall enjoy more. Don’t just focus on one thing and forget another, both are so important. Such a great reminder at the right time by the right person with an incredible combination of qualities. I know I may be biased but this was a good advice to carry into the new year.

Wishing you all to enjoy the festivities and lots of harvests in the 2017 to get more celebrations 🙂

Why you should trust yourself

“The person that you will spend the most time with in your life is yourself, so you better try to make yourself as interesting as possible.” Unknown

I love this quote so much. It reminds me why I have to love myself daily and take a good care of myself. I’m not an expert in dating but if I was asked to give a life lesson I learnt through dating I would say: “date someone who trust you, date someone you can trust, and if the trust is gone you better move on the ealiest possible“. I learnt it the hard way but it has helped me a lot.

The question here is, would you really like to date yourself? If yes, congratulations. If no, it is time to break up with the old you. Luckly we are about to start a new year 2017. It is time to make yourself the most interesting person you would like to meet.