I joined World Pulse in 2012 and i was so brief as i thought it was a market place to sell my tour packages as a tourpreneur.I got distracted and i left.I was on a journey looking for answers.As i looked at my past i was overwhelmed with the fear of the unknown.I grew up where domestic violence was the order of the day.I escaped to a home of a Man of God only to be controlled and manipulated using the bible.
I lived sighing daily human beings are wicked and am yet to see more.This eroded my career choice as i went for an option that had minimal human interaction,Wildlife Management as a line of duty and passion.I did my attatchment at Nairobi National Park,Animal Orphanage in the Education Department of Kenya Wildlife Service.I would guide tourists and at times help the animal keepers as they fed the wild animals who were mainly resqued as young orphans.It was a lovely assignment.I was happy.The day i managed to take photos with the cheetah and lion cubs i jubilated,but it was short lived when i visisted the David Sheldrick Trust and saw the orphaned Elephant calves i wanted to be there for them.
One lovely afternoon as i was guiding students in the Nairobi National Park our car broke the axle and i went out to fetch it about 10 metres from the car.It was wrong as i was in the wild but i took a risk and went.When i came back to the nissan i went ontop of the roof so as to fly a red handkerchief that would draw other people attention and we get help,i saw a pride of lions lounging within the perimeter i had risked to walk on foot.I was shocked and lucky to be alive to tell the story.That did not stop me to love wild animals.Years later i had to deliver handcrafts to my clients who have their offices in the Nairobi National Park,on this beautiful day again another episode.When i came to the park main gate on Magadi Road,the rangers allowed me in on foot.On getting to my clients location,the gatekeeper was shocked and yelled at me come in quickly we have a rogue lion on the loose.
This troubled my heart and i realised though human beings are wicked not all of them but wild animals will remain to be animals.I had just met a man with a big heart and i was meant to meet others,that moved me.In the state i was in i opted to work on myself too as i prepared to move into the human kingdom without reservations.The first step was to accept i can not change my past,secondly i had to forgive myself and thirdly to forgive others.I stopped the blame game and took responsibility of working on myself on the areas i had failed me.
Confidence is crucial to a happy and fulfilling life.It influences your success at work,your family life,relationships and leisure activities.It affects your performance in everything you do.A belief in one's self is without doubt the greatest asset of all.Even great wealth and fame can not compensate for a poor self-image.
People who lack confidence and self-belief always underachieve.They are less adventurous and less likely to get the most out of life.They are more prone to a variety of stress related problems including anxiety,drinking,smoking,eating disorder and mental health problems.Low self-esteem is the fundamental cause of most family break-ups,poor parenting and relationship problems.In addition much crime is associated with drug abuse,unemployment and poverty,all of which are related to low self -esteem.
The greatest battle is that low self confidence evidences are not tangible as it is for AIDS or cancer whereby the government would would declare it a national disaster and be on the move to mobilise funds to do campaigns targeting to eradicate it.As of now we are yet to be there,but i beleive on this World Pulse platform together we can make the difference.
I am humbled with my World Pulse Ambassador appointment.Giving up is out of context,i overcame it so are you.