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This is what happens when an ambitious lady goes OneStepBeyond and practice the power of tenacity. Remember miss Mwaura we intervied a couple of months ago? She is back, this time round as the winner of the epochal miss Agriculture Egerton 2017 after trying thrice on the same. Please read her exclusive interview with MosesAumaSpeaksSite. Thanks.
Why did you get into this competition? Modelling is a passion. Like I said previously, I’m determined to grab any chance that come along. I wanted to grow my modeling career and with the title I would be easily exposed to the outside world .I also love Agriculture as it is the backbone of our country’s economy.
What were the preparations and arrangements before the event?
The preparations were not as sloppy as any viewer would think. It wasn’t easy to come up with ideas and outfits though I was well prepared for the competition. I had to spend cash on some attire… the whole look to be precise. Vigorous training that was on point by Mr and Miss agriculture 2016, Jaspher and Gasheri really gave me my footing.
What kept you ahead of the crowd?
The competition was stiff, all the models had great ideas. I just thought out of the box to come up with all of my wears. I listened to corrections from trainers and I trusted in God. With the past experience, I tried my best to perfect my previous weaknesses.
What was your experience?
It was a beautiful experience. The competition was intense and everyone was constantly working out to win the crown. This also being my third time contesting consecutively for the same title, I had confidence, I was easy, giving up isn’t my thing. I would advise anyone getting into the modeling world to always keep trying , trust yourself and trust in the Lord more eventually, success will come your way .
What does the victory mean for you?
It means everything considering it has been a long struggle. It reminds me to thank God for the far and for giving me the strength to handle the incoming responsibilities. I’m so happy. Congratulations to me!
Describe your fans:
Ooh my you would confuse me for a politician. I campaigned massively, helped by my friends. I was mesmerized by the support I witnessed during the event. I’m overwhelmingly indebted to them. I’m so humbled, moved and thankful to my funs and my supportive siblings.
You were required to conduct online voting and campaign. How was it?
I created a link and shared it to all of my friends on WhatsApp and Facebook groups. I also posted it on my instagram page. I made everybody my fan leaders. It was worrying that I was not leading until the last minutes when I formed a whatsapp group where my team did a good work, they voted and spread it far and wide. That is the time I took the lead. Thank you so much team Fai for Miss Agriculture.
What was the toughest part?
Yikes! It was hectic. Two days remaining and I had gathered nothing. I just had blurred ideas. I think gathering all the props was tough. Some you couldn’t get so you had to improvise.
Who were your inner circle working team?
From my well supportive funs who really turned up, my family, my closest friends and to this big team of designers; Millicent Anjiri miss Culture 2017, Winfred the make up artist and stylist, Loureen Chero and finally Ian Duncan, the main designer. I witnessed great support, coordination and love. I’m grateful. I thank God for the far may he use me as mentor…. to others as I strive to reach my goals.
What do you want to stand up for as the reigning Miss Agriculture Egerton?
Now Egerton is on Authority the finest Agricultural Institution in sub-Saharan Africa. I want to creat that impression to the rest of the world and use my position as well to campaign for sustainable farming and reduction of food insecurity. When beauty meets brain, something extraordinary just happens.
Finally, OneStepBeyond gives you chance to make appreciation.
First of all I would like to thank God for everything. Then congratulate my designer Dante and my three friends (Millie, Winnie & Losh), this guy came up with the best ideas. His designs were unique and creative. He was there each time I needed him even though he was dressing another contestant who coincidentally became my Mr. Agriculture and I respect him for that. Working with Dante has been great experience. This guy has a wealth of experience to offer. Thanks for your generosity, time and thoughtfulness. Also to my fans, they really did a great job of voting for me, helped me where they could and even availing themselves in the event. Thanks for being there when I needed you, I really appreciated that. So many people told me to quit and some even gossiped telling me I can’t make it. My nature is that am determined and I believe in myself. I thank God for that. I don’t let anything stand in my way. 2nd Chronicles 15:7 says” But as for you be strong and do not give up for your work will be rewarded.”
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I’m going to post below a message that has been doing rounds on social media.When you read it keenly, you realise these are the exact ethos of living an examined life that OneStepBeyond has been propagating.
“University Of Port Harcourt sending off 5473 students with 78 amongst them graduating with First Class was actually a milestone, but Prof. Abioye Isaac had this narrative:
“Academic excellence is overrated! Did I just say that? Oh, yes, I said it. Being top of your class does not necessarily guarantee that you will be at the top of life.
You could graduate as the best student in Finance but it doesn’t mean you will make more money than everybody else.
The best graduating Law student does not necessarily become the best lawyer. The fact is life requires more than the ability to understand a concept, memorize it and reproduce it in an exam.
School rewards people for their memory. Life rewards people for their imagination. School rewards caution, life rewards daring.
School hails those who live by the rules. Life exalts those who break the rules and set new ones.
So do I mean people shouldn’t study hard in school? Oh, no, you should. But don’t sacrifice every other thing on the altar of First Class. Don’t limit yourself to the classroom. Do something practical
Take a leadership position. Start a business and fail. That’s a better Entrepreneurship 101. Join or start a club
Contest an election and lose. It will teach something Political Science 101 will not teach you. Attend a seminar Read books outside the scope of your course.Go on missions and win a soul for eternal rewards….
Do something you believe in!Think less of becoming an excellent student but think more of becoming an excellent person.
Make the world your classroom!”
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This link will lead you to my first publication in life posted on Magazine Reel at least a year ago. It speaks of my humble beginnings and struggle with pen and paper. But I have just begun….. http://www.magazinereel.com/why-alcohol-use-in-campus-is-dangerous-and-how-you-may-turn-it-around/
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“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” — Oprah Winfrey
Hey, this is the day of celebrating the essence of a mother. Mother’s Day is something everyone can relate to. People across regions, religions, castes, cultures, genders and financial status have emotions binding them to their mothers.
There could not be a more universal celebration than this one. A mother’s selfless love is the epitome of all feelings that one human being can feel for the other.
It is exceptionally befitting to set a day to celebrate the heroism of the sturdy woman who pushes her child from her womb and helps the humanity to keep flourishing.
I have strong feelings of chivalrious respect for mothers for what they do and what they are. These people serve as useful foils in the construction of our general lives. A day like this, we need to recognise their position as powerful tools that glue the missing links in our lives. Happy Mother’s Day!
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I mistook her for a second year student or thereabout. Looking young, composed and wearing a big smile, she was enthusiastic about relating her own success story. Georgina Mulwa is a born again Christian, a high energy and absolutely versatile young girl. She wears two hats: a student and a budding entrepreneur.
Born in Machakos county and the second born in a family of five. She is a finalist at Egerton university taking Bsc. Agriculture and Human Ecology Extension. She says she is so passionate about business and loves to cultivate creative and innovative thinking in the line of entrepreneurship. She loves travelling and cooking and she is a committed listener.
Georgina runs three businesses concurrently: Mat making, designer scarfs and manufacture and sales of liquid soap. She learned how to make the table mats back in 2016 during her industrial attachment at Stella Cometa Organization. She says, “At Stella, I met a certain woman, a beneficiary of the organization and she willingly taught me how to make them though at first I was resistant because my field of study did not match with bead works.”
She begun mat making immediately after the attachment, that’s August 2016 and her first client was her mum “She encouraged me a lot and through her I got more clients. When I returned to school, my potential clients were the lecturers and a few students, currently as we speak I got two permanent customers back at home” says Georgina.
To increase her range of products, her passion in bead works rose to making designer scarfs with beads, bangles and necklaces for ladies and believes more is on the way.
She started up the liquid soap business in 2015 which she sells to hotels around the university, students and lecturers.
Asked how the business has transformed her life, she says “I no longer ask my parents for money either for shopping, rent, upkeep or anything, I’m on my way to be a completely financially independent woman. I managed to pay my fourth year school fees through my business.”
She talks about what those around her thinks of her and her enduring sense of corporate social responsibility “I may not know if my friends are jealous but what I’m sure of is that majority are pleasantly challenged in that they will begin to ask questions on how I learned these things, how I juggle it with my studies and many questions. For those interested in my work and want to know the art, I do teach them for free, for example, my three current roommates all know how to make the mats and liquid soap. Back at home, have taught mat making to more than five girls and have two women with whom I work throughout.”
To up her marketing efforts, she got a Facebook page: Egecy Collections where she does most of her marketing even to other groups but also does that through sending to WhatsApp groups and friends and lastly showcasing products to people personally by going to their offices, homes and hostels.
Here is Georgina on juggling school and business ” I never miss classes to do business, once I get clients for my products, I make them mostly on weekends or when am free. I try to create time to satisfy the needs of my customers in time.
The challenges she has faced are; dealing with defaulters and clients who don’t pay at the right time, but before then, she admits having had a challenge in the management of profits. She says it has not been especially easy marketing to clients removed from her whenever she is in school.
Georgina was not short of pieces of advice to us, “The advice I can dole out is this: Don’t sit on your potentials, everybody has his or her abilities and areas of interest and at that moment you realize this, wake up and walk and work toward achieving it, and importantly, endeavour to seek the patronage of God and He will surely direct you toward realizing your call and purpose in life. Don’t be so much concerned about the challenges you will face on the way but focus on your goals.”
In future, she looks forward to expanding the business, starting a company and employing people.
Thank you for your interview with OneStepBeyond, the only place that reaffirm and communicates your worth and potentials. And thanks for making a contribution out there. Want to reach Georgina for her products? Please send email here: email@example.com. Thanks.
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“When I founded it early this year, I wanted to generate positive energy and reach out and embrace others”
The main reason I created this blog was to develop the human capital among Kenyan youth. Realizing that most people tend to live within a very restricted circle of their potential beings, I wanted to remind them on how powerful and endowed they are, and to approach every event of life with an unfailing optimism by placing an increasing premium on their potentials.
The vision was therefore to help unleash human potentials. It sought to see people through the lenses of their potentials and best actions rather than through the lenses of their current states or weaknesses. When I founded it early this year, I wanted to generate positive energy and reach out and embrace others through motivational writing. I wanted to deposit in people an inner longing to live a life of greatness and contribution.
My clients are those dejected and dispirited young people who thinks their dreams are too weird and may not come true. I seek to create a mental shift in the brain of a young man whose only consuming desire is to own a tin-roofed house to begin seeing himself living in a gated community. To assure a young girl that, yes she can found that company at 25. I make a case that the only difference between a professor and a student is time.
I’m a powerful believer in what people are capable of, today, a poor kid will be a policy maker tomorrow, a student a teacher, a campus politician a governor, a C.U chairman a bishop.
We have to remind ourselves though that, to realize our vision, there are certain specific things we are going to do. I have copied below an excerpt from the book : The 21 Absolutely Unbreakable Rules of Money to help drive the point home. Please tailor it to suit our discussion.
The Law of Cause and Effect -Everything happens for a reason; there is a cause for every effect. This is the “Iron Law” of human destiny. This law says that we live in a world governed by law, not chance. It says that everything happens for a reason, whether or not we know what it is. Every effect, success or failure, wealth or poverty, has a specific cause or causes. Every cause or action has an effect or consequence of some kind or another, whether we can see it, or whether we like it or not. This law says that all achievement, wealth, happiness, prosperity and success are the direct and indirect effects or results of specific causes or actions. What this means is that, if you can be clear about the effect or result you want, you can probably achieve it. You can study others who have accomplished the same goal, and by doing what they did, you can get the same results. The Law of Cause and Effect applies to money as much as to any other subject. This law says that financial success is an effect. As such, it proceeds from certain, specific causes. When you identify these causes and implement them in your own life and activities, you will get the same effects that hundreds of thousands, and even millions of others have gotten. You can acquire whatever amount of money you really want if you will just do what others have done before you to achieve the same results. And if you don’t, you won’t. It is as simple as that.
I value my job and tends to do it with professionalism. Its a real big thing. OneStepBeyond is as good as any other site as I don’t tolerate sub-standard things. I want you to get the best articles written by the best international standards. To get the most out of it, I recommend you literally study them one after another and make your own notes. You can also share the links with your friends.
If you feel to write as a guest on this blog, you are welcome to send your pieces on my WhatsApp. I will edit and publish and people will be reading you all over the world! I’m ready to help you even if your articles may look like garbage and worse. I will never give up on you!
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I Kissed Dating Goodbye is a book written by abstinence author, pastor Joshua Harris. He argues that traditional dating is “a training ground for divorce” because it puts people in the habit of quitting relationships when things get tough. However, didn’t intend to talk about Harris nor his crap, just used the title to prod you into reading this:
You understand young people love articles neighboring on love and relationships. As we polish our resumes and rack up extracurricular, we may have forgotten how to love. Do we need a class in dating?
I may be deviating now but before I treat you to a great read nonetheless, may I apologize to Sophia Macharia for breaching the writing style she has always advised me to uphold. That is:
K – Keep
I – It
S – Short
S – Sexy.
Sophia Macharia has been a steadfast supporter, a passionate critic and a dear friend for so long.
Here we go, as a substitute for family and a marker of the young man and woman’s arrival at a new stage of life, university come to serve all our needs: Educational, emotional, bodily as well as social. As we begin a new month, I like to talk about the social service. Realize I love to bring my articles from a personal perspective.
Can say I had a slower transference of allegiance from my village to college, a broader world where we witness real sexual development and acquire manly and womanly identities. Never got closer to ladies or dated any girl in my first and second year. Doesn’t mean I was devoid of confidence, exuberance, enthusiasm, muscular body, handsome face and self-assured stance as hallmarks of my youthful existence.
But I became more aware of myself and environment as I advanced the classes, begun to view the female companionship as an essential and desirable alternative to the company of male university friends. This view somewhat has tempered the influences I have had from my male campus environment and restored manly vigor by allowing me to regain the long pined for society of the unenfranchised sex… Shhhh! And rather than eschewing the heterosexual contact, I have seen it more often than not as a vital corollary to the homosocial relations of my college life.
Heterosexual romance, courting and liaisons, not attachment with other men has hitertho dominated my sexual development. My regulated contact with campus girls at specified times therefore has formed an essential component in the development of my character. So this emphasis on heterosocialability has become nearly as vital to the formation of my undergraduate identity. In essence, my heterosocialability has provided practical knowledge and imparted gentlemanly qualities which are perhaps more necessary and more valued and expected from a husband in the family setup of any household anywhere.
College is a bubble, and that bubble is full of attractive people of the same age all living figuratively and literally on top of each other. A campus full of people in the exact same demographic as you with no curfew in sight equates for most of us to having our first serious relationship around this time. And although this first-love stuff is certainly incredible, dating in college is also total bullshit. It just doesn’t count as reel dating. This is why:
“Lets get hopped up and make some bad decisions!” is the unspoken collegiate mantra. Its a bona fide breeding for bad decisions and this is the time you are supposed to make them, so in a way, casual hookups aren’t really judged the same way as they can be in adulthood.
The truth is, while you may feel invincible, entitled, a pro and even believe you are an actual adult during university, you still have a lot to learn about yourself – and that includes knowing what it means to really love and be loved by someone else.
Happy New Love Month
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