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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 www.optiven.co.ke and buy one. Refuse to be myopic. KENYA is strategic investment destination despite the security situation

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  • Foreign investors have got faith in our currency. Just two days ago, EU gave Kenya 52 billion for infrastructure. They were
  • Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 19, 2014

    Choosing A Property For Medium & Long Term Investment

    Property, your best investment choice. Property investment is planting your money and watching it grow. This in the only invest that you commit and go sleep and wake up richer.Remember there are two major types of property investment in Kenya:

    1. Long and Middle Term Investment: You can purchase property with a view of getting capital growth (This is any increase in the original amount you invested)if the property is sold for a gain
    2. Short Term Investment / Property development: Alternatively you can purchase property directly with a view to developing it and settling or either selling it for a good margin

    Let us take you through Long and Middle Term Investment:
    Choosing a long term investment property is a completely different choosing a Property for immediate development. A long term investment in property Read More

    Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 19, 2014

    My Investment Property! Should I Sell Or Keep It?

    Tough times come knocking without notice. What do i do? Should I sell my investment property or keep it? This is a question that most real estate investors face at some point in life. It can always be handled but first read this story (true story…)

    “A property mentor of mine once talked about his battle with this decision which I found very interesting and very helpful. He was at a point Read More

    Investment, Advice and Commentaries June 11, 2014

    How to be happy

    Happiness boils down to your outlook on life. It is also determined by the quality of your relationship and very basic amenities like good governance and good utilization of community resources. Happiness is never determined by the amount of money you have, properties that you own or investments that you own. How do you unlock the happiness with you?

    1. Be Optimistic – be always grateful for the things that you have. Always view the glass half
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    Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 30, 2014

    How To Market Your Business With Little Or No Capital

    1. Word of mouth – this is a very effective strategy as enjoy telling people what you do. It’s very important that in your 60 seconds introduction of yourself, mention what you do and tell people why they should give you business. Remember people do not buy products or services, they buy benefits. Do not sell hand bags sell lifestyles, Do not sell plots but sell investments. Just be creative and package what you are selling
    2. What’s
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    Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 27, 2014

    Businesses You Can Start With No or Little Capital

    Online sales – use Google trader, Amazon. Com, olx etc  Independent sales person – distribute products on behalf, partner with manufactures or sell for commission Independent driver – be a driver for hire. Package yourself as top notch chauffeur and charge a premium. Car sales – use people’s money to facilitate imports, Sell on behalf or act as a link between the buyer and the seller Land agent – be a genuine agent and you will have an edge. Be known as the only honest broker in your are Computer expert – installing softwares, repaires and cleaning.


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  • Website consultant – be the best website designer, give online support, help clients on goggle analytics and charge a fee
  • Tutoring – look at youth counselling, proposal writing, business plans, Cv writing,
  • Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 23, 2014

    Do it yourself and Work From Home

    Good morning my great fans. Let us thank God for giving us yet another Day. This is a priceles gift.

    Do it yourself – A friend of mine was sharing with me on how he started a TV Station called YOUTH TV.  He explained to me how in the the first one year he was the designer, producer, photographer, youth mobilizer, accountant and he was literally everything. He had difficulties but today his digital youth TV have got hundreds of followers. Yes, you can start something and do it yourself. I personally have done it and it works. I challenge you to start and you will see how creative you can be within you. In fact you are already a resource by yourself. You are a human capital so you have the capital right now. Make yourself flexible and turn your dreams into action, activities and eureka, you will be doing business transactions.


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  • Work from home. Wah! You are asking, George HOW? Yes , it’s possible, where you sleep at night can be converted into an office during the day. You save on office rent, government licences since you already paid house rent. I remember I used to be a car agent and all what I required was Internet and a list of my friends
  • Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 22, 2014

    What Causes Business to Succeed and Prosper

    Creativity – try something new and do not copy others. This will make you different and unique and hence ability to compete well in the market place. When thinking of a business to engage in, explore options and do a thorough evaluation. Have a list of your dream businesses, shortlist the top five and come up with one that align with your passion and zeal. It is good to settle on a business venture that you can do even if you are not paid for it

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    Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

    Here are 15 things that bold leaders never do

    They Never Fail To Lead. Bold leaders lead. They set an example for the rest of their team to follow. They don’t expect more of their team than they do of themselves. Bold leaders are always in front exhibiting the commitment and the work ethic that shines the way forward.

    They Are Never Lukewarm. Bold leaders are also people with passion. When their gut tells them that their mission is on target they explode with enthusiasm that carries others along with them.

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    Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

    Discipline Of Persistence

    Drive yourself to keep on keeping on. Do not quite even if you feel like. The best is just about to come. Always strive to gain more courage to endure. Yes, you can make it. Refuse to be discouraged. Do not agree to those negative voices from your friends. Do not seek advise from people who are negative. They will drain all your energy

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  • Your persistence is your believe in yourself. Love yourself, go to the mirror and talk to yourself. Tell yourself that you are Gods best on earth. Walk like a King/Queen. Have self confidence. When you are down. Wake up and go. Do not stay there. ..oh…I am JUST A FORM 4….so what? Go to college and pursue your education. I am Just a graduate in sociology. ..Do your masters . ..NOWADAYS THERE ARE NO JOBS….go out there
  • Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

    Discipline of Excellent Health Habit

    1. The key to great physical health is to eat less and exercise more every day. Morning exercise is preferred.
    2. Top performers work-out for not less than 30 minutes a day
    3. Avoid going to Bed immediately after eating. Have at least three hours gap
    4. Finally get regular medical check ups. The same way you take your car to gurage, take yourself for check up.

    If you follow this I assure you that you will stay alert, feel better, get more motivated, feel fresh and you will live enthusiastic life.

    Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

    Discipline of Hard Work

    1. Self made billionaires work 7 days in a week
    2. Hard work open more success doors (I will serialise a story soon of a class four dropout was selling mitumba in ngara and he now import cars and he just bought his second house in the up-market)
    3. Research shows that an average person waste 50 % of their time.
    4. Today make a point of reclaiming three hours. .how? Inbox me and I will explain
    5. If you work in the office set up, avoid early morning meetings

    I wish you a great day as you refocus your life.

    Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

    Discipline Of Daily Goal Setting

    1. Goal setting gives you focus and concentration
    2. Goal setting enhance your ability and clarity on what you want
    3. Goal setting guides you on what you want in life
    4. Goal setting answers the question “why I am here? “
    5. Goal setting reprogram your subconscious mind
    Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

    Discipline Of Daily Planning

    1. Every minute spent in planning saves 10 minutes when implementing
    2. Planning improves your productivity by 25 per cent
    3. Remember to prioritize your tasks
    4. Eliminate the task that you can delegate
    5. Make deliberate efforts to make a list of things to do

    Remember to make a list of things to do a night before.

    Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

    Discipline of Regular Savings

    1. Set a smart goal of financial independence
    2. Develop a saving culture
    3. Ensure you always save 15 to 20 per cent of your income end if you earn as little as X  shillings.
    4. Investigate before investment

    Lesson ending quote. .”making money is like digging in the sand with a pin and loosing it is like pouring water on sand”

    Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

    Get Rid of The Poverty Mindset

    There is no shortage of money but what we suffer from is mediocre thinking or totally lack of thinkers, refusal of people to think and letting your mind to remain blank. Avoid visionless life, avoid facing tomorrow with a blank mind. Do something. Do not just wait for nature to favour you. Change it the way you want. Create something and be the driver of your life. Refuse to be the passenger. Be creative and change the world.

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    Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

    Do Not Allow Money To Motivate You

    Wealthy people are motivated to work more, yet they have wealth that can run three or four generations. Why do they do so?

    I once met a very wealth senior citizens of over 80 years in Navaisha. I was told about him and I decided to go and see him. On contacting him, I was given a 6 a.m appointment. I thought it was early for such a man who is advanced in age. I arrived in his hotel near limuru at exactly 6.05am.

    To my surprise he had left since I was late. I persuaded Read More

    Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

    Sorround Yourself With Millionaires

    1. Get people who inspire you
    2. Get those friends who think big, behave big, walk big,attempt big things and have great confidence.
    3. Have mentors that challenges you, follow them on Facebook, blogs, read their books, study their behaviours and learn from them.
    4. Have a few individuals connectors that have got or have access to economic capital, social capital that you can confidently tap
    5. Identify eagles that will teach you how to fly. Behave like them, dine with them, attend their forums,seminars that they are key note speakers etc

    Story
    I remember when i was in class seven and i was performing dismally in my rural school. I was not worried as most of my friends were those that were number five and below from the bottom of the class list. I had no mentor other that those friends and i had no clue about the future. One day i saw my brother who did very well in class and he joined form one.The joining of form one came with goodies such as new trouser, new shoes and nice metal box.

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    Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

    Shift Focus From Spending To Investing

    Do not spend money, invest it.

    Story;
    Our company Optiven Limited was buying a property in machakos from an elderly lady. Looking at her you could not tell for sure if she was the owner. She was a simple lady carrying a simple kikuyu bag “kiondo” I decided to ask her how she acquired the 50 acre property. She smiled and told me a very inspiring story. To cut the long storyn short, she had bought that property in 1983 and kept if for that long. What we paid her was at 4000 per cent more.

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