Sharpening the mind – George Wachiuri Books Selling like Hot Cake in USA

Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 15, 2017

The human mind thirsts for a good book the same way the sword yearns for a perfect grindstone, if it is to keep its edge forever as sharp.

How to start a business with Ksh 1,000

Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 3, 2017

Some say Ksh 1,000 is not enough to start any business in Kenya, but there are several businesses, which thrive in Kenya that started with such small investments. The following are businesses to start with Ksh 1,000 – Ksh 5,000 in Kenya

How To Make Business Work

Investment, Advice and Commentaries March 4, 2015

Have a written plan

  • Vision
  • Few Write ups on specific objectives of the business
  • Strategies, financing, sales plan, cash you need to get things done

Stop Carrying Emotional Baggage!!!!!

Investment, Advice and Commentaries February 2, 2015

This is how you can immediately change your life for better.

Social Media and Business

Investment, Advice and Commentaries November 24, 2014

Social Media is an interaction among people where they create, interact, share, exchange information, ideas, pictures, videos in a virtual communication and network.

Situations that successful businesses people undergo

Investment, Advice and Commentaries November 18, 2014

Doing business is not child play and one mistake can bring you down to square one. It is good to have a role model whom you study from a far and learn how they run successful business empires.

How to stay motivated

Investment, Advice and Commentaries November 5, 2014
  1. Get Rid Of The Poverty Mindset
  2. Do Not Allow Money To Motivate You
  3. Surround Yourself With Millionaires
  4. Shift Focus From Spending To Investing
  5. Work Like A Millionaire


Investment, Advice and Commentaries November 1, 2014

Importance of Giving thanks God – Optiven Devotion with Bishop Phillip Katutu

  1. When we give thanks to God we appreciate His mercy on us.
  2. Gods favor is all powerful- God needs to be thanked at all times
Investment, Advice and Commentaries August 27, 2014

Space of Generosity and Collaboration

The world is changing, the environment is volatile, opportunities are more than ever before and the World of tomorrow is for risk takers and those who want to jump to the train of Go Getters (G.G) How do you achieve that?

Share information – gone are the days when businesses had trade secrets. This is out of fashion in the 21st century. The information is all out there. All of us know the secrets to success. It’s good to share our experiences so that others don’t repeat the same mistakes that we did. I have personally started, managed and run over 15 personal businesses, i have terribly failed in many, i have done many mistakes and many times slept under stress, i have lost millions. I use my experience to advise my fans, my friends and general public. I usually share a lot in my blog It is through information sharing that we build each other. It’s a good way to caution others not to fail.

Document Milestones – many-times other people read, narrate and emphasize our life milestones when we die. In fact other people do it since we are lifeless. I challenge you to do your own memoir. Let us read about you

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries August 23, 2014

Everything You can Imagine is Real

I read this somewhere and it kept me thinking. Our brains can really imagine things, they can travel fast, sometimes mislead us. You have power to tame this, discipline your power of imagination. You can tune it with ease.

The power of Imagination;

Imagination influence outcomes If you imagine yourself succesful, for sure that will be the outcome. If you imagine that people do not like you or people hate you or you no longer access the power you used to.This will lead you to immature decisions: For instance you could find yourself resigning from your job and quickly taking up other funny jobs with inferior organisations. You may have marital problems at home or even loosing or gaining for no good reason. You may end up punishing yourself on overthinking and having no sleep.It is good to have positive imagination. Do not kill yourself. The world is very sweet to destroy yourself. Be real.

Imagination can help you create images which can be realistic When i was young, i always imagined driving a car, being a pilot and having a group of companies. These imaginations Am realizing

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries August 15, 2014

Time – The Scarce Resource

Time is the scaciest resource on Earth and maybe in Heaven. It’s very important and critical to manage it extremely well. It is highly perishable. It’s worse than ripe tomatoes, once a day is over, it’s over for ever and ever. It is not reversable even if the queens daughter comes down to Africa. Secrets to use it for success and what i call efficient personal time management includes:

  1. Have personal goals – Write them down, carry them with you. Classify them as social, family, business, career etc. If you have no written goals, sorry you are destined for a serious challenges. Rise up and have your goals today!
  2. Have To Do List on daily basis – Write them a night or day before. Activities done earlier are somehow recorded in your subconcious mind. This will make it easier when you are executing them. Do not allow your diary to be plain like most of you including you. List things to do for the day, articulate them well and in very good hand writing. Refuse to be carefree, careless and visionless whereby you do what comes by who ever and whetever time. This is dangerous in your only life. You do not have any other life. Please organize your life. Be a better person! You can do better! Start TODAY!
  3. Prioritize the activities for the day –  You need to know what is important and urgent. A report to your boss is urgent and important. It is very good to know what is urgent. Do not spend your precious time doing trivial many.
  4. Delegate –  If you are a career person or a business person like many of us , and for instance you earn 1000 shillings per hour, Do not waste your time polishing shoes, washing your car, washing your clothes. You can get these services with Less than 50 shillings per hour.
  5. Balance your life – Ensure that you create time for your family. Spend time with your children. At Optiven L Kenya we developed a culture of closing the office at 6pm latest. This gives our people enough time to be home with their families.To join the team…see the current openings on our careers page –
  6. Meetings –  Ensure that meetings have got agendas. 70% of time is usually wasted on meetings.
  7. Key result areas (KRA) –  Know why you are on payroll, what are you employed to do. Always avoid usual gossip, walking aimlessly to other staff work stations. The bottom line. Know why you are in that organization. If you perform dismally, you will go home alone. Be yourself and spend your time very wisely.

This article is created as result free thinking and from usual

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Catchy Phrases August 15, 2014

Catchy Phrases

Your Thoughts – “As a man thinks in his heart, so he is” Proverbs 23:7

  • You become what you consistently think you are
  • You are your own mindset
  • The key to your life transformation is your thinking
  • When you change your mindset, you change your worldview
  • You will rise as high as your predominant noble thoughts or descend as low as your debilitating thoughts – by Anthony Gitonga- Best selling book ” Mindset Shift” it’s a must read book


Comfort Zone is

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries August 4, 2014

How to Negotiate a Property Deal

It is a higher wish of every individual to own a property one day. As you actualize this valid dream, it is very important to know how to negotiate. I would like to share my experience that I have gained for over 15 years in Business in Kenya, Africa

Have a Shortlist of PropertiesIt is very vital to have a shortlist of preferred properties. Identify the location, neighborhood, accessibility, amenities, security

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries July 21, 2014

How God respond to our prayers

Highlights on How God respond to our prayers.

Total Silence – Request denied. He does so when He knows what is better for you. Psalms:102 God can say Yes but wait….request granted buy still processing. God can say Yes but be part of the answer ..For instance, we pray about ethnicity and God can ask that your daughter be married to “that tribe”

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Talk to George July 11, 2014

Talk to George

Do you have comments, reviews, words of encouragement you want to share with George? Fill in the form at the end of the comments below

Photo Gallery July 11, 2014

Investment talks to Hibiscus Investment Group – Serena

It was amazing talking to visionary, dedicated, self motivated and focused investment group at Serena. The group has a great vision to enter into a serious business in coming years. The group will be able to add value to our Economy, employ more Kenyans and give back to the community. Special thanks to the Chairlady Madam Glory Kiogora, Joseph Mutinda, Rosemary Mugambi, George Kimaro, Daniel and Damaries and the able investment Chairman Patrick Mwirigi.


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Investment, Advice and Commentaries July 11, 2014

Inside you is full of seeds of greatness

I am glad to confirm to you that you were well designed for success and for massive accomplishment in your life. You are specifically engineered for great success, yes, I mean it . Inside you is full of seeds of greatness. Wah! My advise for today;

My advise for today;

Plan your time – do not allow nature or circumstances to control you. Be in charge of yourself. Be the real you. Acquire new knowledge

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries July 4, 2014

Real Estate Opportunities in Kenya

Kenya as a Country is land of massive opportunities, it is destined for great progress, lately we have seen investors from Germany, China, Israel, Turkey and many other countries flocking to Kenya to Zero in on real estate Opportunities available. We as Kenyans need to open our eyes wide, see these opportunities and seize them. We have key real estate niches that one can pick and build a business empire like no other; These include:


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Book Launch Invite July 4, 2014

Soar Like An Eagle Memoir Launch Invite


I take this opportunity to humbly invite you for a fabulous book launch at Hilton Hotel on 8th August 2014 from 6.00 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. Your presence will be highly appreciated!   As you may have noted on other media, all the proceeds for this book will be channeled to Charity focusing on Education support to needy Children.   During this event, Optiven Foundation will also be launched. Come ready to Eat, Dine and be thoroughly entertained. Secure your booking today by paying Dinner fees   as indicated on the card. You will also go home with a copy of the Book “Soaring Like an Eagle”. This book wills inspire you for the rest of your life. We shall also have a guest speaker who will motivate your life going forward. Yours SincerelyGeorge Wachiuri  Dinner Charges + Book copy =  Ksh 3,000  (  Payable by  Mpesa to 0722-260 357 )Deadline for payment 25th July 2014

Please fill in the form below to reserve a place

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 24, 2014

Kenya’s oil deposits can run her for 300 years

JUST HOW MUCH oil deposits could there be in Kenya ?

According to an analysis by the prospecting companies- Tullow oil and Africa oil of Canada- perhaps enough to run the country for 300 years. Or enough to run the US for 18 months. Bloomberg reported that the two oil drillers, who first discovered oil in Kenya’s rift valley basin only last year, now say the 450 KM long basin could hold 10 billion barrels- enough to run Kenya for 300 years!

Consequently, the oil

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Photo Gallery June 23, 2014

Delivering a Speech at KYEP Graduation Ceremony

I love the Zeal, determination and resilience of Kenyans . They have been able to listen to my presentation for two and half hours. LYP members, guests and fans . I value you greatly

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 23, 2014

How Nairobi can save Ksh 50 Million a day

It’s possible to save 50 million a day in Nairobi alone if these projects are implemented

Revamp the railway transport and adopt new stop overs Expand major roads Upgrade Nairobi Outer Ring roads ( 10 billion approved last year by ADB bank). We need to see work start. Eng. Kamau, we are waiting. This will open East lands in a big way. Property market will sky rocket, rentals will go up. New frontiers will open up such as Ruai, kbc, kantafu etc . No wonder property developers want a piece in Kangundo road. Get your piece at our project called Blessed Gardens check it on Lusaka road, enterprise road, Likoni roads , Ring road, quarry road are all going to be dual carriages. We thank European Union who gave us approximately 4 billion yesterday (17th June 2014).Our government will contribute 1.5 billion to make the project come to a success. Wah! What does this mean to business. We are going to see a boom. Our workers will be able to arrive to work early, we will see more productivity and more businesses along these highways. Definitely the average drive speed will go up currently, the speed for driving on cbd is 40km per hour. We may achieve higher speed. More savings on fuel and less theft of side mirrors as no slowing down on highways. If you are my fan take advantage and find out more opportunities in those areas.

Extention of General Waruingi road via Juja road to Thika Superhighway. There will be cycling paths, and foot paths. Lusaka and Mumias road will also be done. KeNHA has been allocated 1 billion to create additional lanes towards road junctions which is cheaper than over passes and flyovers. …KeNHA update your site so that we know which junctions are these. <p

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Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 23, 2014

What does the uptake of Eurobond in Kenya mean?

I am utterly amazed by the uptake of the Eurobond. As as Nation we were looking for 170 billion and the wealthy people in Europe and other countries are willing to loan us at an interest of 6 to 7 per cent per year a whooping 702 billion. This is a record in the whole of Africas history.

To my fans what does this mean in simple language

We have too much money out there for people to lend in low interest. Imagine 6 per cent when my company Optiven Ltd borrows at 19 to 20 per cent. Investors have seen opportunities in Kenya and they have a lot of confidence. They are able to see long term. They do not see mpeketoni or terror attacks as these are just speed bumps at the moment. I learnt this from Vimal Shah . A good lesson to my fans. ..Do not miss any investment opportunities because of the current situations or happenings. All these are coming to pass and Kenya will exist millions of years to come. Learn from foreign investors and also plan to invest. If you had planned to buy a value added plot log in and buy one. Refuse to be myopic. KENYA is strategic investment destination despite the security situation

Foreign investors have got faith in our currency. Just two days ago, EU gave Kenya 52 billion for infrastructure. They were

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