George Wachiuri - CEO Optiven Group

2ND COHORT GRADUATE AT SPECTACULAR SCHOOL OF MENTORSHIP

News and Events July 29, 2021

Mary Muchai, elated and empowered, was among graduates of the second cohort of the George Wachiuri School of Mentorship. The event held on 29th July 2021 at the GMC Place KITENGELA saw 79 graduates receiving their certificates.

Mentor Others So That They Benefit From Your Experiences

Investment, Advice and Commentaries February 16, 2021

Today is the World Mentoring Day, and the year 2021 marks the second observation of the day globally following the first observation in 2020.  What is the day all about?  I believe it is an opportunity to reach out and guide someone out of the darkness and into the light by sharing your experiences over the journey you have had.

Forty One Kenyans Empowered through George Wachiuri School of Mentorship

Good to Great Mentorship December 18, 2020

It’s a bright end of the year 2020 for 41 upcoming Kenyan entrepreneurs who have just been empowered to become great business and career men and women courtesy of the George Wachiuri School of Mentorship.

How to Appropriately Manage our Mutual Friends on Social Media Spaces

Investment, Advice and Commentaries July 8, 2020

Social Media is one of the most positively influential tool in our world today. On the flip side though, I have observed that it can be used to spread hate, and unfortunately so. I have severally experienced many social media enthusiasts spreading some form of hate to their former friends turned foes.

Success with George Wachiuri

Success With George Wachiuri January 11, 2020

Adding VALUE to OTHERS is the Best thing in Life – Join the movement in 2020

Life is a gift, it is short, it has challenges galore and sometimes one may feel like giving up. Such situations have led to very many people committing suicide, engaging in drugs or just giving up, waiting for fate to deal with them.

Service To Humanity and Leadership to Humanity is a Humble Calling

Investment, Advice and Commentaries November 26, 2018

It was extremely humbling to be recognized for Service to Humanity and Leadership to Humanity and to be awarded as African Business Personality Award 2018 By Voice Achievers, Netherlands – Asante Sana! This Award is not my Award but it is an Optiven Team Award.

How to Deal and Cope with Depression

Investment, Advice and Commentaries September 26, 2018

For the last 20 years, I have done mentorship to thousands of individuals across the globe. I have done inspiration talks in the USA, Europe, Africa, Dubai, South Africa, East Africa and parts of Asia.

How to Solve a Brand Social Media Attack

Investment, Advice and Commentaries July 25, 2018

There are three sources of brand Social Media attacks:

  1.  Dissatisfied customer(s)
  2. Competition
  3. Brand haters
  4. From the company itself: to mock up the risk-coping mechanism in real attacks

How to Keep Your Business Afloat During this Electioneering Period

Investment, Advice and Commentaries September 25, 2017

Who said that electioneering period must be a bad omen for the business community? Far from it – Here are some positive ways you can adopt to keep your business afloat.

GIVE THANKS TO GOD – PSALMS 136

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

Welcome to My Blog

George Wachiuri is the Chief Executive Officer of Optiven Group, a leading brand in Kenya that has interests in real estate and hospitality. He is also the Chairman and Trustee of Optiven Foundation, a charity arm that is guided by four pillars namely; provision of education to needy children, poverty alleviation, promotion of health and environmental protection. He has indefatigably been at the fore-front of empowering Kenyans and Africans in Diaspora, especially to invest in the real estate sector. George Wachiuri is also a family man and a celebrated author of bestselling books; Soaring like an Eagle and Unleash your full Potential.

Latest Blogs

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.

Real Story:
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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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Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

Work Like a Millionaire

  1. Always treat time with care and please do not waste it whatsover – Time is a more valuable than Gold or even money. Do not forget this, plan for it and do not be an open book to do just what comes on your way
  2. Do not just work! Work like a Pro – Work smart and win. Always avoid doing work to fill in your day. Ensure you evaluate what you do at the end of the day. Work for results and be
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Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

Creating Multiple Flow Income

Self made millionaires create several revenue streams and I would like you to consider a few examples;

  1.  If you are selling your products in retail consider doing wholesale – Look at greater market, open up your mind and take advantage of open borders, rapid population growth, county government opportunities, seize the oil and gas dollars awaited to flow in the next few years, the billions to
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Investment, Advice and Commentaries May 21, 2014

How To Overcome Low Self Esteem

  1. Stop comparing yourself- remember that we are all different. – Yes you were classmates, workmates, twins or even brothers but you are unique. You are different. Stop discouraging yourself by comparing yourself with others. Just learn from each other. If you find that George Wachiuri Authored a book or He is creating jobs to Kenyans, make efforts to learn from Him and not considering yourself worthless because
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