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MEN WHO MADE ME


What Of Men Who Made Me?
On this page site I have dedicated it to all those men of intellect, who with or without their accede, have contributed towards making me who I am today .Some are just commoners not known to many ;peradventure to a few like me.
Others are renown world celebrities.
Some have got a national outlook; just known within the boundaries of the state.
All there is, irrespective of where they come from, who knows them or who doesnt, I have extracted beneficial values from them. Some have talked to me face by face others have communicated to me through the screen and others takes me to watch,see and act as they do.
These people have gone far scales to enable me restore my personality and build oneself.
They have seen me evolve into being a better person than I used to be, before I knew them.
Some may not know me, may hap they will die before realizing they mentored me secretly but what is of substance is what IMPACT they have on me and the trail they create

COMMON QUALITIES EMBRACED BY ALL OF MY MENTORS
They are willingly ready to share their skills
and experience. They never get ashamed of what made them to be who they are. They share what life has made them to taste, for they
want me to learn from their mistakes, failures and successes .Look at a person like at Benny Carson he
always confesses of how he upgraded from a poor student to a really brilliant student and up in the success ladder until he became the Head of pediatric Association stationed in Detroit – John Hopkins and the First person in the world to separate conjoined twins.
Likewise, Johnson Mwakazi readily tells us of how he grew in the filthy slums of Kibera Nairobi until he made it to the newsroom and has become a really great News anchor in leading Kenyan TV station.
Mentors develop a positive attitude and always acts as role model .
Of course , this are people to exemplify their lives .
They don’t tell you Don t do this and it’s what they are doing.
They exhibit enthusiasm in their field . They
are ever zealous of what they do and shows no signs of being in the wrong field of career.
They provide guidance, constructive feedback and timely advises. . They regularly guide us through critical life issues. Some reaches us through media and other available means. They never lose contact with us. For instance Wale Akinyemi regularly writes Newspaper article full of powerful talks near every Friday.
A mentor promotes wholesome individual. They help one realize himself and achieve the best their ability.
Lastly they respect people s initiatives, ideas
and creativity. They offer worthwhile patronage on good things that we begin on our own.
They provide a shoulder to lean on when life at some points seems hard
Finally a mentor should be there to be emulated, learnt from and not to be copied.
Here is the list of all of my mentors .

  •  Benny Carson
  • Dr Wale Akinyemi .
  • Johnson Mwakazi.
  •  John K . Mwonjuria.
  • Hannah Njoki.
  • Barrack Obama.

I would at this point like to narrow down and give weight to each of the named mentors how each has transformed my lif, what i pick from all of them.

BENNY CARSON

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Tops the list of my mentors.
Benjamin Carson was born in Detroit, Michigan.His mother Sonya had dropped out of school in
the third grade, and married when she was only 13.
When Benjamin Carson was only eight, his parents divorced, and Mrs. Carson was left to raise Benjamin and his older brother Curtis on her own. She worked at two, sometimes three
jobs at a time to provide for her boys.
Benjamin and his brother fell farther and farther
behind in school.
In fifth grade, Carson was at the bottom of his class. His classmates called him “dummy” and he developed a violent,uncontrollable temper.
When Mrs. Carson saw Benjamin’s failing grades, she determined to turn her sons’ lives around.She sharply limited the boys’ television watching and refused to let them outside to play until they had finished their homework each day. She required them to read two library books a week and to give her written reports on their reading even though, with her own poor education, she could barely read what they had written.Within a few weeks, Carson astonished his
classmates by identifying rock samples his
teacher had brought to class. He recognized them from one of the books he had read.It was
at that moment that he realized he wasn’t stupid. Carson continued to amaze his
classmates with his newfound knowledge and within a year he was at the top of his class.
The hunger for knowledge had taken hold of him, and he began to read voraciously on all subjects.
He determined to become a physician, and he learned to control the violent temper that still threatened his future. After graduating with honors from his high school, he attended Yale
University, where he earned a degree in
Psychology.

Benny Carson while attending classes back in Yale University

From Yale, he went to the Medical School of the University of Michigan, where his interest shifted from psychiatry to neurosurgery. His excellent hand-eye coordination and three- dimensional reasoning skills made him a superior surgeon. After medical school he became a neurosurgery resident at the world-famous Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. At age 32, he
became the hospital’s Director of Pediatric
Neurosurgery, a position he held hold for 29 years.
Benny Carson at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore  In 1987, Carson made medical history with an operation to separate conjoined twins   in the head. Operations to separate twins joined in
this way had always failed, resulting in the death
of one or both of the infants.Carson agreed to undertake the operation and was successful.HOS
Benny also developed an acronym from one of the books he has authored-Think Big
T. H. I. N. K.B. I. G

Think Is a Benny Carson publication which he widely talks about how he was transformed from a poor student to a brilliant student and how he related with colleagues back in The Hospital .

Which to him THINK BIG stands for:-

TALENT: Our Creator has endowed all of us not
just with the ability to sing, dance or throw a
ball, but with intellectual talent. Start getting in
touch with that part of you that is intellectual
and develop that, and think of careers that will
allow you to use that.

HONESTY: If you lead a clean and honest life, you
don’t put skeletons in the closet. If you put
skeletons in the closet, they definitely will come
back just when you don’t want to see them and
ruin your life.
INSIGHT: It comes from people who have already
gone where you’re trying to go. Learn from their
triumphs and their mistakes.
NICE: If you’re nice to people, then once they get
over the suspicion of why you’re being nice, they
will be nice to you.
  KNOWLEDGEABLE: It makes you into a more valuable
person. The more knowledge you have, the more
people need you. It’s an interesting phenomenon,
but when people need you, they pay you, so
you’ll be okay in life.
BOOKS: They are the mechanism for obtaining
knowledge, as opposed to television.
IN-DEPTH LEARNING : Learn for the sake of
knowledge and understanding, rather than for the
sake of impressing people or taking a test.
GOD: Never get too big for Him.

Dr. Carson opposed passage of the federal Affordable Care Act of 2010, often called the  ACA or Obamacare. After retiring from his    pobencarson_forpresident-2016_blogbannersition as Director of Pediatric neurosurgery at
Hopkins in 2012, Carson began to speak more frequently on other public issues and emerged as a vocal critic of the Obama administration.
In the news media and political circles, he attracted considerable attention as a possible candidate for public office. In May 2015, he ended several months of speculation by announcing his intention to seek the
Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United

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Gifted Hands and Think Big Authored by Benny Carson

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JOHNSON MWAKAZI
He is a media anchor who was brought singly by his mother.His father was a drunkard and spent whole of his lifetime taking alcohol.
He grew up without a role model.
Mwakazi was a student in Jamahuri high school and a graduate of Daystar University.
He confesses of how he was much addicted to pornographic clips and how they lured him to masturbation.
Amidst of all that John grew up in, they never weighed him down instead he remained strong and worked on what he wanted for his life.

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By regularly seeking God’s guidance Mwakazi came to know himself and his self-worth.
He is a leading news anchor in Nairobi.He has worked for Citizen Tv both as a news anchor and as a Host of Breakfast Show and currently he is working for WTV.
Johnson has recorded some videos which are under the title of Two Minutes of Sense. Clips which have seen me transformed to a better person.
Mwakazi exemplifies a life of a typical Christian he has never grew too big for God .
He regularly seeks God in all of his endeavors.
And as he assures us God used to tell him that he stood for him when he was going through challenging and trying times.
Thus we too should stand strong and unwavering faith in God.After all, he is on our side,who is this to be against us?

WALE AKINYEMI
I first knew him as a Newspaper Columnist .Through the articles he writes in the Daily Nation Newspaper .
His articles are branded as either “Power Talks” or ” Change Talks”.
Wale is an internationally respected and most sought after conference speaker.He has been
referred to by many as Africas mentor.
He has mentored thousands of people myself included.

AKINYEMI

Dr Wale Akinyemi is also a corporate strategy consultant that has worked with
governments, corporations and individuals to develop out-of-the-box
strategies for relevance and success in
the 21st century. With a rich educational background in Demography and Social Statistics he is today an innovator,motivator, mentor and author. Some of his books are, Living on the Edge,
He is a Consultant and Trainer for the Institute of Human Resource Management, CEO of Power-talks Corporate and Personal Development.
Barack Obama

He is an African-American president with roots in Kenya.
He is a graduate of both Princeton University and Harvard Law. He was a domestic policy adviser to then
Governor George W. Bush. He was the associate Deputy Attorney General in the U.S.
Justice Department.
Obama has a story to tell for his dad divorced her mother and some years later his mother died
Being brought up from all this being orphaned at an early age he never lost focus, he new what was good for his life and by this he rose and now basks in his own glory. He first started by being the Senator of Illinois and since 2008 he became the president of the United States .
He has taught us a very good leobama-kenya-2sson in this life ,that even though we failed and we were troubled in the past ,that has nothing to do with the successes that our brilliant future holds for us.
Obama is renown for a slogan Yes we Can which he never leaves behind whenever he addresses people.Its a slogan he branded when he was rising to presidential thrown, and sure enough he proved to the whole globe that indeed yes he can.

John K. Mwonjuria
J.K Mwonjuria is a lecturer in Kenyatta University under the department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology majoring in  Human Anatomy and Physiology .
Mwonjuria has really contributed towards making an enlightened me .
He has taught us to really love who we are and we stop on-looking at the Whites for every thing .
we can also initiate great and brilliant thoughts.
If I may borrow quotes he used to lecture every time and used to say
“You are the people to replace us once we are gone,but then what kind of generation will replace us?

This people you call Wazungus{Whites} don’t think they own superiority, we are as good as they are.
If you are not humble, you will be humbled
If you do not show humility,you will be humiliated
Future doesn’t necessarily belong to the bright ones but to the humble ones
Generally Mwonjuria is a comical lecturer who uses humor to explain critical life concepts .
He is a God fearing man who has never also grown big for God -God of Abraham.

HANNAH NJOKI
She is no least important, she is my mother and a person who has seen me get a breakthrough the hard life. Should I knock at every door of all houses under the sun, I will never find a mother who looks like her, caring like she is and loving like she does.
She brought us singly and she never felt like we were really a burden to her .
We are not rich ,and I don’t complain.
I am much comfortable with the kind of life we lead..
Despite the circumstance that surrounds us, determined is me that I will change them.
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