Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Meet n Mingle (the only speed networking event in Dar) is on again! Join us: Saturday, 8PM at The Watering Hole, Masaki.
This time we will be using the proceeds to buy Xmas presents for kids in an orphanage in Dar. Come support and also have a great time meeting new people and making more friends.
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Got the text below from a friend. Author is unknown.
Read and be encouraged.
True Situation Analysis of Life.
After Secondary School..
All your classmates have gone in different directions in the world.
Some have completed universities and are now:
Some are married,
Some have given birth,
Some are still searching and waiting on the Lord.
Some are dead, don't forget that too.
And others are on the sick bed,
Some are running their higher degrees: Masters, PHD, etc.
Some haven't even gained admission into the tertiary institution and may NEVER be able to.
Some own companies,
Some are now Directors and major shareholders in global companies.
But how do you feel
When you meet your classmates, and it seems like he/she has accomplished their dreams
And you're not yet close to yours?
So many thoughts run through your mind, right?
First, you think God has not been fair to you.
How about the ones you meet on the street wearing dirty cloths and still struggling for survival ?
Do you get the same thoughts running through your mind?
I guess, NO.
Don't forget too that some are already dead.
Somehow it feels natural to have that feeling of jealous for those mates who seem better off, but it is really unnecessary.
There is no room for regrets,
We are all different and our paths to greatness are also not the same in distance.
Some might have arrived earlier before you and some after you, but whatever level you find yourself in life,
Please keep trying to break limitations and move further.
Celebrate the success of others, its an indication that yours too shall surely come.
Your friend buys a car now, be happy with him/ her.
Remember when you'll buy yours,
theirs might not be the latest again.
There's no permanent champion, but current champion.
Life is not about competition, do not be in a race with anyone; remember, we may seem to be reading the same book but different chapters at different times.
Don't let the passion in you kill the desire in you, keep it burning.
What you're passing through today;
Write it down because one day the world would be ready to read it, they'll become part of your success story.
There's no height you cannot attain, believe in yourself, define your goals, recognize distractions and don't stop striving.
Spend time teaching yourself, because those things that mainly take people to the top are the things they devoted their time to develop.
Don't be intimidated by your friend's success, the sky is wide enough for birds to fly without touching one another.
Value every little thing that God brings into our life, love God and obey Him.
For with God, all things are possible.
Now to those who are on top
Never forget to give a helping hand to those who are down.
Because Life is full of uncertainties; the one you pull up today, may be the one to hold your hands and prevent you from falling tomorrow
God has a purpose in your lives.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
To the love of Mwinga's life. Your mischievous good looks are to die for.
Pssst: Mama ate all your cake :( read this post when you are 7 years old and give her a tantrum of a life time :) :)
Happy 1st birthday love.
Kisses on your adorable face.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
Erica Sandberg is a Swedish-Tanzania environment activist who has designed an eco-friendly re-usable bag for grocery shopping and any other use (multi-purpose bag). By using this bag, customers will eliminate the use of plastic bags and eventually keep their environment clean. Bags are available in Sweden as well as in Tanzania. For more information contact her on instagram @_duniani or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
MTSB: Hi Erica, tell us a little bit about yourself.
What does the company do?
MTSB: What kind of research have you done and how can Duniani assist in bettering the environment?
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
This year, @meetnmingletz October event will be donating all its proceeds to a breast cancer foundation. We believe that life matters. Women suffering from or those who have fought and kicked #breastcancer to the curb deserve our attention. When we have life and good health, we can accomplish anything sky is the limit. We believe that given the right support, all the breast cancer foundations will be in position to reach every woman in Tanzania and provide the necessary education and procedure for breast cancer awareness, checkup and treatment. How best can you be part of this pink month than by showing up to meet n' mingle on Saturday October 14th at the watering hole_patio in Masaki (Inside Tuk Tuk Thai Restaurant) from 8:00p.m for a chance to meet with Dar's best entrepreneurs, hustlers, go-getters, self-made business men and women, to market your brand and network.
For more information please call 0752-487-449 or 0655-368-988. You can reserve your seat by paying in advance to either of the numbers mentioned.
You are welcome!
Friday, September 29, 2017
Never borrow money that accrues interest to start a business (except if you are paying for it through your salary); only borrow to grow your business. This is because business takes a long time to gain ground and begin making profit, yet most loans repayments have to be made within a month of taking the loan or even earlier. Therefore, never borrow money to start a business expecting that the business will generate income to pay back the borrowed money plus the interest.
Never spend money you haven't received. Don't even promise someone money based on a promise you have from someone else. If someone tells you: "Ezra, come to my office tomorrow at 9am and pick K3,000"don't go out to buy items on credit based on this promise, with the hope that you will pay off your creditor when the promised money comes; it may not come as promised and this will leave you in problems with your creditors.
If you want to save, whenever you receive money, don’t start spending hoping that you’ll save what remains. Normally what remains is zero because as long as money to spend is available, the numerous things you can spend it on are also available. And things to spend on even incite their 'relatives' so that you spend even more than you had planned. When money to spend is not available, we naturally find a way of doing without it. That's why I've learnt to save in an INVESTMENT ACCOUNT. Once I send money there I assume I no longer have it. Before you spend any money, put your savings aside then spend what is left after saving.
When you get an opportunity to meet a very wealthy person, never ask for money. Ask for ideas on how to make money. They may even choose to give you money on their own after seeing that your ideas are great, but let getting money from them never be your objective.
Keeping your seed instead of planting it. Many people stop at saving. It's very, very difficult to save and have all you need to maintain your lifestyle especially after retirement. When you save, your savings are seed; plant it. When you just keep the seed (saving money) some seeds begin to die (eaten by inflation and the like). That's why I recommend that you read about the different types of investment vehicles you can use to grow your savings. I am not necessarily talking about putting the money in a business, because you can easily lose money in business. I am talking about putting it in an investment.
Never lend someone money you are not willing to lose. By the time you lend someone money, be contented in your heart that should the person fail to pay, you will not die. You should not even lose that person's friendship if they fail to repay the money you lent them. If you feel the person might fail to pay you and this will not affect your relationship with them, then lend them money. If their failure to pay would make you hate this person’s entire clan, please advise the person to go to the bank.
Never append your signature to guarantee someone on a financial matter if you are not willing or able to pay the money on their behalf. Do I have to explain that one? No, it's self-explanatory.
Avoid keeping money you don't intend to use in the short-term within easy reach. For instance, don’t walk with TZS 100,000 in your pocket when all you plan to do in a day costs TZS 20,000. Like I mentioned in Money Mistake 3, there are always expenses available to gobble any money that is within reach, so if you don't want to lose it, put it away in a safe place.
Avoid keeping money in inappropriate places e.g. in socks, under the pillow, in a pit, in the sitting room, in the bra, in a travel bag that you will place somewhere in a bus ... impulse buying is a devil that will keep you busy!
Spending money on an item that you can do without (at least for the time being). These days when I pick money from my pocket or wallet, before paying for something I ask myself: What would happen if I didn’t buy this? If I find I can live with the consequences of not having that thing, I smile and walk away.
Paying an amount for something that's not the minimum you can get that same value for. In other words, if you are at Mlimani City and you pay TZS 50,000 for a shoe that you can get at TZS 30,000 at Bora Shoe shop, that's a money mistake except for those who have achieved financial freedom.
Wanting to be the savior of the world by helping everyone in financial need. My sister, my brother, you are not Jesus. If you find it so hard to say no to a financial demand, you may think you are practising generosity when in actual sense you are committing (financial) suicide. We are not learning to be miserable here; we are learning to live within the boundaries of reality.
Consistently spending all you earn or more than you earn. It's like having a drum where you have an inlet that's smaller than the outlet. It will never get full. And should the inlet ever reduce significantly the drum will run dry. If you do it the other way round and the inlet is bigger, it will get full and even overflow. Hence, we have to always ensure we are widening the inlet while narrowing the outlet – all the time. Your side hustle comes in handy!
Thinking about short-term only and forgetting about long-term or thinking about the long-term and forgetting about the short-term. For instance, Lydia was told that there's money in land. She saved money over a long period of time and bought 30 acres of land. Now she has the land but she is always broke. She is always complaining. She's disgruntled and she doesn't seem to see herself earning from the land in the near future. Now, let's ask ourselves: Having 30 acres of land and no money to feed your family or take a child to hospital, is that wealth or poverty? I think Lydia only looked at long-term needs and forgot that she has short-term needs that require money. What of those who find they are one paycheck away from salary? Are they thinking about the long-term needs?
Do you now feel better-equipped to do better with these tips? Enjoy the journey , savers!