Issue Number: Volume V No. 11. Publisher: Kituku & Associates
Date of Issue: November 2006.  © 2006—Overcoming Buffaloes in Our Lives. All Rights Reserved.

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Poverty is not the lack of material resources but the lack of dreams.
Dr. Vincent Muli Kituku

I deeply acknowledge and appreciate the power of a dream in ways the English language cannot describe. Dreams are not only the seeds for success, but also the hope for a fulfilling future. One of my dreams as a youth in Kangundo, Kenya was to own and wear a watch.

A watch was the epitome of success. To the best of my memory, I cannot recall seeing any of my elementary school teachers wearing a watch in the 60’s and 70’s. The people I saw wearing watches were priests, health care specialists and professionals with jobs in Nairobi (the capital city) who came to our community from time to time.

For whatever reason, the image of a watch on my hand stubbornly stayed in my mind until I decided to do something about it. When I was in the sixth grade, I picked and cut a piece of paper, drew the two arms of a watch and wrote the numbers. I put that paper in a throw away bottle-top and a rubber band served as the wrist band.

That unreal watch brought a sense of achievement in an unfamiliar way. I looked forward to the day I could own a real watch. The chances of owning one were dismal.


My father, who believed shoes, long pants and entertainment industry products were dream busters, wasn’t a source of hope for my dream. However, he had an amazing way of rewarding superb academic performance. I requested a watch for my reward when I passed the exam given to students after the first 4 years of high school (Kenya used to have 4 years of ordinary high school and 2 years of advance high school).

I still have that watch Dad gave me in 1979. I still see the face of the Indian businessman who brought it from Nairobi and explained to both my Dad and I that the watch didn’t need to be wound everyday—it was automatic!

The impact of the dream of owning a watch dominated my thoughts a while ago as I realized that I have had customized watches and wall clocks in my office for several years. Yes, there is a water buffalo and Kituku & Associates logo on the watches and clocks. There is no substitute for dreams.

Hope is the fuel that keeps your dream on the path to fruition, especially in the formative days, months or years of your dream. Probably the most prevalent dream I have heard many people say they want to achieve is to write. Many want to write a book. Others want to be columnists while others just want to write something about their experiences. It is astonishing to think of how their dreams are quenched by lack or limited hope. I read the steps one needs to follow to get their column in a newspaper in 1996. I had no clue what to write about and if I would be able to write an article every month. I went to the publisher/editor a local weekly paper with a circulation of 1000. He read my African folktales and accepted to print them with basic terms—no pay for me. I wish he could know that the greatest pay was to keep my hope kindled.

Within a year or so, the paper was bought by someone else who shared with me the desire to have an inspirational column. I gladly accepted the challenge. Unknown to me, the new editor was related to a publisher/editor of a bigger daily newspaper publisher in another state. That out-of-state editor read one of my articles, called and requested me to write a weekly column for $10/week. I almost called to tell my wife, “Honey, don’t add water in the dinner soup. Business is really looking up.”

A few weeks later, a newspaper in Texas wanted my weekly articles. Christian publications and business magazines followed. Medium to large organizations now use those articles in their organization’s newsletters.

Every dream needs hope, action and persistence.

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Last week I finally got around to doing something I’d been procrastinating for a year. It took ten minutes, max! Done, finito, off my brain, off the oh-so-long “To Do” list. Out of those 2 a.m. conversations I have with myself about how much I have to do.

And now, a year later, I can benefit from that simple little ten minute task. Why didn’t I do it last year, you ask? I’LL TELL YOU WHY—because I couldn’t find ten minutes to spare. My life is already quite full, thank you.

And why is that? Possibly because from time to time, waiting in the doctor’s office, during a meal alone, I sneak a peek at that dreaded object, a women’s magazine. There I learn HOW I’M SUPPOSED TO SPEND MY TIME.

Those articles give handy suggestions for improving our lives that take only minutes a day! What they don’t say, however, is that those minutes add up. I’ve done an informal study of the time of my life that you might find entertaining. It certainly made me think.

Task (followed by minutes it takes): Brush teeth twice a day (6), Floss (3), Shower (15), Make-up (10), Yoga stretches (5), Walk (30), Meditate (15), Tidy house (15), Weight training (15), Write in my journal (5), Read paper/Internet news (20), Quality pet time (10), Pay bills/manage budget/open mail (15), Back exercises (10), Email (30), Cook meals (30), Listen to spouse (15), Listen to kids (15), Cart kids (40), Grocery shop (30), Dishes (20), Commute (40), Work (480), Sleep (480)
Total Minutes 1344 = 22 hours and 34 minutes

Okay, these estimates include some time commitments you might not have. I no longer have to cart kids, and the listening time is occasional now that my daughter has left home. But remember that I didn’t even allocate time to catch your breath between activities, to get to the gym or the store or to garden or shovel snow or….eek!

You get the picture. There’s a lot to do and we all have the same 24 hours to do it in. There’s not much time left over for hobbies, volunteer activities, socializing with friends, enriching our lives. And none at all for TV! No wonder so many of us find ourselves rushed and stressed, cutting ourselves short of sleep and even falling ill.

What to do?

Recognize the stress you’re putting yourself under.

Realize you can’t do it all. Few can.

Review your priorities. Are you doing what’s most important to you and to your family/life? To the world you live in?

Re-structure: can you eliminate unnecessary activities and spend more time doing what’s important…to you?

Be ready to say no. And say it.

Remember that this is your life and is something to be enjoyed, not endured. Take time to be silly, to sing, listen to music, crunch through fallen leaves, whatever gives you joy.

Rip up those magazines! Seriously, take all that advice with a grain of salt and reflect on what you want to do to improve your health, your finances, your life.

And just in case you’re wondering about that simple task? It was to complete an application to our management association to have a patio awning installed so we could enjoy barbecues on our patio on hot summer nights.

Kathy McIntosh is recognized for her ability to use humor to help people improve their personal and professional lives. She combines her knack for interactive and entertaining presentations with practical tips that audiences use to excel. Kathy, founder/owner of A Well-Placed Word (, works with individuals and organizations seeking to increase the effectiveness of their messages by using the right word, every time.

Before you read what you will learn or the dates and times for the last seminar of 2006, take a moment and read what Clay Corner, a participant in the last seminar said. Here it is:

“Hi Vincent,

I just wanted to share with you how blessed I was this week by your seminar. The difference between Wednesday and today is that I now know:
1. That it is OK to get paid to speak
2. How to understand and engage my audience to create amazing results
3. How to market my services 24 hours per day

Thank you. It was worth a fortune.

I gladly committed to the next level of training and look forward to learning and applying all that I can. Just to let you know, I have received a bargain and would have easily paid twice or more of this amount or more for your services.”

Just a note—Clay is an accomplished national consultant with years of training in public speaking.

Dear fellow speaker, what do you make of a case like Jennifer Christiano’s. Jennifer got results from what she learned immediately. She attended the seminar and in three business days (seminar ended on Saturday), Jennifer appeared in the Idaho Statesman (100% free of charge!). In addition to the description of her accomplishments and services, her picture was also printed. This was just one of the tips Jennifer picked up from the seminar. Here is what she wrote after the seminar: “Vincent,…it was truly an experience that will enhance not only my career, but also my life in general , even my marriage. The marketing information you shared with us alone was worth many, many, times the financial investment I made to attend…you are truly an “Angel Along the Path” who is making a tremendous positive difference in my life.”


“Dear Vincent,

I can't thank you enough for the opportunity to attend your "How to Speak and Get Paid" advanced workshop this past week! Your willingness to share your "tips" "strategies" and "must knows" of professional speaking was invaluable. The stories and examples made it obvious that every bit of advice had been time-tested as you learned the business.

More important than just the practical information though, was the sincere encouragement you always offer. It is a reminder that success in a field we are passionate about must be shared to make us truly successful. Thank you for your warmth and wisdom!

All the Best - Always!”

Marsha McKinney, ARM, Owner, Simple Safety


There is one thing I guarantee my students—you will learn practical tips that will allow you to propel your fulfillment (success is not only elusive but also very deceiving) into new heights. You will live consciously aware of why you do what you do, the impact it has on the lives of other people’s professions or personal endeavors and the tangible and intangible rewards you derive.

Further, you will learn how to speak so that people want to hear you and pay (very well) for your words. The second part is to teach you how to let people know what you do faster without you investing thousands of dollars. In fact, I teach participants how to market with a zero budget…that is where I started and still use it.

NOW here is information about the seminar. We have about 40% of the participants already registered. DO NOT WAIT!

This course is designed for participants who want to get paid as professional speakers/trainers or consultants. You will not only learn your speaking strengths, but also how to make them financially profitable. Not everyone QUALIFIES for this course. It is for professionals who are want to make a SIX figure income, and have fun doing it.

 December 7th 5:30 - 9:30pm (Thurs)
 December 8th 5:30 - 9:30pm (Fri)
 December 9th 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat)
 The Waterfront Facility
 3200 Lakeharbor Lane
 Boise, Idaho
“If I went back to college again, I’d concentrate on two areas: learning to write and to speak before an audience. Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.

Gerald R. Ford, U.S. President.

How to create a platform image that captivates audiences all the time

Top must know steps on how to make each of your presentations memorable

Proven ways to motivate your audience to want to listen, learn and act

Why and how to turn your fear of public speaking into a rewarding possession

How to gather information and tailor it to relate with your audience expectations

Organizing your information for maximum audience learning experience

How to use your uniqueness and deliver presentations skillfully

What, why and when to use visual aids and when not to

Must know tips that will help you avoid presentation pitfalls
“Failure to recognize possibilities is the most dangerous and common mistake one can make.”

Mae Jemison, Astronaut

Getting from unknown to a celebrated and well paid speaker/trainer
or consultant

9 proven ways to market your business with minimum budget for maximum returns

How to create a dominance presence and derive rewards in a competitive market

The Be-MISH strategy that gets you paid for your expertise and speaking skills

The 7 streams of income that keep dollars flowing into your business

Strategies for leveraging your services to add value for clients and increase your fees

How to skyrocket your profits and minimize your costs
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 $279/person in groups of 3 or 4
  ($259/person if paid by November 19th)
 $259/person in groups of 5 or more
  ($239/person if paid by November 19th)

Your investment is $239 if you are a member of Toastmasters International or work for Not-for-Profit organization or you are a professional in humanity related fields.

Yes, your investment for this turning point seminar is $100 more (if you don’t take advantage of the early bird discount) than the past rates. Relax! We added more materials and time to take your imminent success to new heights immediately. Try taking these kinds of classes in other places like Florida or California. You will pay a minimum of $995 in addition to travel airfare, room and board costs (about another $1,200).

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