I met Lucia through her sister Maryanne who was in campus with me. Lucia was pursuing a diploma in Business Management at the Kenya Polytechnic in Nairobi.
Career Cut Short
The family has been evicted from their rental house and are housed by a relative. They have no source of income but are dependent on handouts from family and well wishers.
Family Finances in Today’s Economy
I look at the situation in today’s economy and ask myself really tough questions. Can a family afford to kill the productivity of one of their members and still achieve their long term goals? If a couple does not set goals and make decisions jointly, how will they stay afloat over the years?
One year is a very short time so I do not work with one year goals when it comes to planning. A decade is realistic if we intend to bring about real change into our lives. I therefore always begin with 10 years segments when I work on goal setting, and then break it down into manageable portions.
The power of decision
How can a mother earn income from home?
The curtains will soon fall on the year 2016 and it will go the way the dinosaurs went. As we prepare to welcome the year 2017, make a decision to secure the future of your family.
What will your family be like 10 years from now? Describe that life as vividly as possible. Use sketches/illustrations/images in your journal/notebook/scrapbooks, as much as possible.
Do not live your life without a vision. The Bible tells us that where there is no vision, people perish. If you don’t plan for your family’s future, who will?
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
If you have no destination you are heading to, you can end up anywhere. If you have no goals, anything can do. So, begin by setting very clear goals. Then work on a road map to take you to those goals and keep going until you get to your destination.
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This article is written by Susan Catherine Keter, a personal development mentor and blogger.