After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
FROM MUBITA C. NAWA
Dear friends and colleagues,
I am currently away concluding some work assignments. I shall return soon. Recently I gave a lecture on Enterprise Risk Management. In it I talked about the risks that come with pursuing your own dream. One of the businesses I started in 2013 has exposed me to some of such risks. We designed a business that would help people achieve their dreams of car ownership. We succeeded in empowering many who still enjoy that benefit. Unfortunately along the way we were defrauded of thousands of dollars that were both ours and our clients. A matter which we communicated to nearly two dozen clients who were affected.
My absence over the past few weeks has not helped much. I am fully responsible for the information gap created by my absence.
We have soldiered on to right the missteps of our journey. It has been a difficult time for me and an introduction to unchartered personal and corporate experiences.
Many companies have gone under in the world and in my country. From airlines to energy companies to simple store front shops. Any company that goes under dashes many hopes. Ours is no exception and we deeply regret this. It is our prayer that the homes and individuals we have affected continue to see the positive conclusion we also see.
Speculations and rumours are part of any private citizen's life or public figures domain. We treat these as other individual's rights to self-expression.
I look forward to returning and to addressing questions that any significant matter raises.
I ask for your prayers and for your consideration of my entitlement to privacy and to the communication of my side of the events.
May God bless you all and remember what makes us truly great is not how we climbed the last mountain but how we scale the trials of the valley ahead of us.
Mubita C. Nawa
May 22nd 2014
The Better You; How to realise your brighter side this week
By Mubita C. Nawa
The morning began at 4:20am today. I was quickly in the car to be about my business. One phone call to my driver. In minutes we had converged by Crossroads Filling Station refuelling all our school buses. I was ready. So were they. My head driver shook his car so it could fill to the bream. One by one they sped off yonder to fetch the precious children who attend our schools.
I sat there alone after they were gone. I often get amazed at God’s work in my life and other people’s lives. We have been fortunate and blessed. It’s our last week of school. We are truly blessed and set up for greatness. We started this school five years ago with just six children.
All the buses are back. All the children are in. All the children’s attention focused on me. Two hours later after my pre-dawn call, I was conducting chapel and devotion. “Good morning leaders.” I greeted them as if I was a king-pin. “Good morning Mr. Nawa.” They answer in unison like an orchestra resounding to a maestros call. They captivate me as much as I do them. They symbolise hope in my life as much as I symbolise mentor-ship and transformational ecclesiastical vigour. Together we converge at our common point of inspiration. We dance in the heavens as angels celebrate our efforts. Efforts to positively commingle and be each other’s catalysts and keeper. Even the greatest among us need stimulus.
Each one of us needs a person or persons who inspire us. We need someone who can provoke us to great works. Even a green plant needs sunlight. Even a fish needs oxygen. Even a great horse needs a jockey.
The simplest way to discover the better you is by finding a person, a group or a situation that inspires you. The greatness in you demands greatness in your environment.
Today in my brief letter, I came to remind you that there is a better you. There is a brighter tomorrow. Your story cannot end today. This is just the beginning of a greater chapter in your life.
I will pray for you as you soldier on. I will speak favour in your life that victories may be certain in your life. I will ask God to strengthen your inner resolve. That your neck bends not and your feet falter not.
You are a star destined for the galaxies. You are an arrow shot in the sky to shine and to glow. You are a brilliant person who has just had one or two challenges but those do not define yourself. You are promotion destined material scheduled to be elevated.
This week may it represent your catching up week. Everything lost shall be recovered and everything fallen shall rise. What stands shall be strengthened. Even your enemies will return and apologise. Even those who doubted you will express their faith in you and your abilities.
God bless you my champion friend and never forget how great you are.
The 7 Indisputable, Irrevocable, Ingredients to Success: unlocking the already open doors of Africa by un-blinding the African.
By Mubita C. Nawa
I have read many books on success. Each one of them exclusive and wonderful. From books like The Capitalist Niger by Dr Chika Onyeani promoting the emancipation of the African. To The Millionaire Next Door By Thomas Stanley which promotes simplicity over extravagance. One of my fondest of Books are books Like Dig Your Wells before You are Thirsty by Harvey Markey. A book on the power of strategic networking. I can't express how I felt when I read Maximize the Moment by my former boss for nearly eight years Bishop T D Jakes who strengthens readers to capture every opportunity in their lives.
Not to bore you but a list of great books is incomplete without classics like Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell. It’s a fascinating book about how we often look for good things elsewhere when they are literally under our feet. My religious convictions will be betrayed if I did not mention the greatest book of all; the Rhema and the epitome, the zenith and the quintessence of all revelatory logos: the book inspired by the Master creator Himself: The Holy Bible. It’s not even a classic, its classified.
So why would I introduce this subject thus? I am glad you asked. It is to debunk a myth that has existed for many millennia. That success comes from reading. As much as I value reading and education, I must say that my 13 year experience has taught me that true success comes from doing, acting, requesting, knocking and hungering for something so bad and so long that it eventually comes to you or you go to it. Reading alone may make you a scholar but doing turns you into novelty.
1. Ingredient #1: Not Money
There are far too many people who believe that money is the key to success. We can all agree on is that money changes our lives. It enhances our standards of living. It certainly makes owning a car more enjoyable because when you have money you can afford the fuel for example. Yet money ends there.
If you travel, you will meet people who had no money and in the end became very successful. You will also meet people who had money once but in the end became very poor and lost it all. They run into money but eventually the money runs away from them. Money alone is not enough. Money may open some doors but something else. keeps them open.
Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has shown significant growth over the past eight years. According to fact sheet jointly published by the United Nations Office of the Special Advisor on Africa (OSAA) and the NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative African economies are growing on average by over 5% per annum. In contrast European economies such as Greece, Italy and others with the exception of Germany, are shrinking by about the same percentage per annum. We can argue then, and I doubt that many would oppose our argument, that Africa is the next frontier of economic development. Both at the consumer level and the raw material supply level.
The problem is not whether or not we have money but rather whether we have the capacity to manage, grow and equitably distribute this money to all the one billion occupants of this continent.
2- Hunger for Success
As a child I watched in horror on our local ZBS TV the starvation of Ethiopia. I remember in1986 the release of the great song "We are the World." This song raised not only awareness but funds to help the Africa in general but in particular Ethiopia. The hunger I saw in those malnourished children and mothers and fathers was a hunger for rice, wheat, bread and water. Like any Africans our hunger starts and ends with food.
Could it be possible that there are just not enough Africans hungry for success?
My father never drunk alcohol. Yet As a child one of my best friend's father enjoyed a 5 liter container of opaque bear we called "chibuku". So Lawrence and I would take the 15minute walk to Chelstone tavern to buy the bear. At only 8 years old I would wonder why so many men, grown men, adult men. Fathers and uncles would sit in a dimly lit room, drinking all weekend long. What if we took the energy a typical man or woman puts behind their drink and social life, and exerted it into science, literature service improvement and delivery, what would it do our economies?
Some say Africa’s are under performers. I would only agree with that if I had not lived and worked abroad. I saw Africans who would dodge work in Africa work long hours abroad. I saw people who had no desire to stay a minute longer at their African job beg for extra hours on their time card abroad.
When we hunger fir success, success comes to us. Success is kike a magnet attracted by hard and smart work, but repelled by laziness and bad attitude.
3- Risk Taking
I have never been a white person. I have always been black. I was born black. I usually listen to conversations by black people about their white counterparts. They go something like this: "Whites are so stupid. Why would anyone go white water rafting, or banji jumping, or jump out of a moving plane?" I must say I too have been guilty of calling whites stupid over such baseless accusatory words. In actual fact, being White or Caucasian in Africa is synonymous with risk taking. Being black is synonymous with timidity and overly exaggerated respect.
Is courage a trait of color? Is intelligence a trait of color? To a certain degree though, it’s the whites who colonized us who made us believe that there was something wrong with the color of our skin when in fact biology teaches us that one of the reasons we do not require tanning or sun burn protection lotion is not because our skins are burnt. But it’s because we possess something right in our skins.
What is wrong and what we need to fix is not the color of our skin but the perception of risk, embracing of more adventurous activities in our lives that hiring thrill and exhilaration.
Ferdinand L. Oyono the Cameroonian writer and scholar wrote an award winning book called The Old man and the Medal. It’s a book about the awkward relationships between Africa and its colonial masters. Chinua Achebe the Nigerian scholar summarizes the lack of courage in the following quote by Okonkwo in things fall apart:
"The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.”
― Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
4- Being Organized
There is nothing inspiring about disorganization. There is nothing fashionable about disorganization. It is a symbol of dysfunction rather than one of pragmatism. Yet we love it so much we have even inverted or coined new phrases such as African time, Zambian time. Since when did time become regional or tribal or continental?
When the Chinese hosted 2008 Summer Olympics, they were at the time the most expensive ever. Why did the Chinese spend so much? They had a point to prove. And sometimes when you have a name to defend or name build you have to go out of your way. In the end The Beijing Olympics were renowned as some of the best organized ever. Surprisingly for me, the top ten countries in medals in China did not include any African Nation? Why? Is it that we are so bad we can’t compete? Not at all. It’s that we are so disorganized we can’t compete. A time has come for Africans to arise and get organized. We need to set the record straight being straight in our recording and planning.
5- Thinking About the Future
the beauty about the present is that it’s temporal. The beauty about the past is its past. The attractive thing about the future is that we can create it.
6- Stop Begging
if you ask a Zambian student what they want to do in life, nearly half of them will tell you they want to get employed. You can not blame them. They desire to serve under someone and one day spring into their own. The majority however desire to stay in the same place for a very long time.
7- Create Your Own Airline
We are a great people and a great nation. We can have our own airline.
Article written by Life Coach and Motivational Speaker Mubita C .Nawa Tel 0978117920 www.mubitacnawa.comMubita C. Nawa
There is a Lie Between you and your true destiny and potential
By Mubita C. Nawa
My dear friend good evening. I just have a few moments today. So I will go straight to my point. There is something that stops you from realizing your true potential. Something you have believed.
Take a quick look at all the things around you from your computer to your car your home your clothes your diet and all else. Ask yourself "Is that really the best that I deserve? Is that the best I could do?"
Today I realized that I need new socks. Somehow my socks are mismatched. It's normal that with time socks divorce. One gets lost the other goes with the wrong laundry or whatever. So here I am one of Africa's leading stage invigorators wearing mismatched socks. And I ask myself, "Mubita honestly, is this the best shot?"
And my answer is an obvious 'no'. Then I dig deeper and I realize there is a lie I believed from childhood about being ok with substandard pressing irons, vehicles without starter motors, four plate stoves that only had one plate working and geysers that only had cold water. That was a lie between me and my destiny. If you are not careful you will mistake lies for truth and truth for the impossible.
Tonight my great friend I ask you to break the lie in your life and be the best you were created to be in every area of your life. I am standing in the gap with you believing that the next three months of your life will transcend anything you have ever done. I am even more excited about your next five to seven years. If you destroy the lie in your mind you will achieve more over the next seven years than you have ever achieved in all your life.
May God bless you and go and destroy that lie in Jesus name.
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7 Secretes to a Successful Week
By Mubita C. Nawa
Many people wait to change their lives in January using annual resolutions. Yet as nodal as that may sound, it is futile as it's like plowing, planting and harvesting your crop in one breath. God wants you to have something great happen in your life all that time. My formula and suggestion is that at least every seven days in your life there must be a victory. This means after 52 victories in a year you are ready to have a memorable life.
Do you want to know why a lot of people are scared of retiring? It's because they lived such boring lives for years and each week went by without anything exciting. I speak victory in your life. Here are my seven life proven tricks that I use weekly to ensure I live a life of success.
1. Play to your strengths
a. You have a lot of things that work in your life and those that do not work. So focus on what works and work it. That is your strength. We all have weaknesses. Ignore those who highlight your weaknesses as though they have none. Work your magic and see God grow your life.
2. Don't play the game let the game come to you.
a. Sometimes we push too much. We want to sound sophisticated and educated. In my thirteen year experience, I have discovered that simplicity in business and in life is the key to success. Enjoy the thrill of opportunities coming to you because you are so good at what you do. Let the game come to you and be master in your territory.
3. Ride out the storm
a. Storms are part of life. Misunderstandings with loved ones, friends, colleagues and enemies are part of life. Stand strong and know that everything passes. I mean everything. A few weeks ago I went through a small challenge. Today I am so glad I went through that. It has helped me a lot. But it's over now. It did not feel like it would be over then but it is over.
4. Do it all and do it well
a. You are better than this. Take your life to a new dimension. Go to that dimension where you do better, quicker, smarter and wiser. Do it well.
5. Search for the perfect spot
a. There are sweet spots in life. There are pressure points and trigger points. There are "G" spots all around us and we must pursue it. Look for things that bring you the biggest gratification. I enjoy driving long distances. But sometimes when I am tired I just look for a sweet spot to park my car and relax. It may be for just two minutes but the rejuvenation we get from perfect spots takes us a long way.
6. Create systems that will outlive you
a. You don't have to do it all. Success is about creating systems in business and in life where you do not have to be present for things to happen. But things happen because you have created a system to sustain them.
7. Be feisty
a. Be vigorous, elaborate and deliberate. Don't apologize for who you are. Be steadfast and work diligently with each day as if it were your last.
Do not wait for January in order to be resolute. Be resolute on a weekly basis. From today on-wards each week will be filled with announcements and joy in your life. Be great and be gracious. You are a champion and never forget that.
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Be all you can be
By Mubita C. Nawa
Good morning friends and champions. It is a beautiful Friday morning here in Zambia where birds fly backwards. I bring you greetings from my family. My wife and I just had a wonderful discussion about our future and our business ventures. Earlier in the day I was romantic enough to send a text to her just reminding her that I plan to grow old with her. I think it worked.
As I write this letter to you, I am thinking about my message tomorrow at ZICTA where I will be motivating the men at on so many issues including sexuality, finances and hygiene. I can't wait to stand and speak there.
Earlier today, we sold another car in our ever growing business of motor vehicle financing. About four months ago I wrote to you telling you about how my vehicle was stolen on December 28th, 2012. Now I am providing motor vehicles to others. One of the customers we supplied a vehicle to last weekend is a young girl who without our help would probably have waited a long time before she could have had a car.
Today was the final inspection day at our driving school which is our latest business venture. We passed with flying colors thanks to God. We have started a unique driving school which provides quality vehicles, quality training and excellent customer services. We are almost fully booked for next week with just two slots remaining. What an amazing accomplishments.
Our Inspire Leadership School officially closed yesterday with closing celebrations in the preschool section and closing reflections in the primary and secondary section. Today we already started renovations and building our new classroom and office space in readiness for next term at the two complexes. We are excited about the quality education we provide at Inspire Leadership School with parents now sending their children to our schools from all over Zambia. We recently enrolled a second grader into boarding. That is exciting as more parents are turning to boarding schools. In a few months my wife and I will be announcing new business ventures that will be just as exciting.
We are excited about the FREE Sunday afternoon business class we are providing every Sunday at 15:00hrs. This class is designed to give back to the community weekly and to empower people at their points of need. Talk about dedication to transforming lives.
I always wonder about one thing; why is that some people find it so easy to succeed while others can't even swat a fly the right way? Why is it that one person's dream is easy to accomplish while others don't even dream?
My answer to this question is simple. Many people in this life have not permitted themselves to dream and to explore their deep potential. We are great creatures and great men and women of God designed to prosper. Many people feel they were born to be last rather than to be first.
This weekend I am praying for you to be all you can be.
How can you be all? Take risks. Learn to step out of your comfort zone and go where others have never gone. Learn to be unique and different. Learn to strive higher and wider each time. Learn to cast your nets into the deep. Stop depending on your education alone for education is not the only key to success. A great attitude, a structured approach to life and a relentless faith are all Gods keys to success.
I will end by reminding you that success is never a guarantee. But failure is guaranteed if you don't follow the rules of success. If you don't attend classes that can change your life then your life will always be the same. If you do not ask the right questions then ignorance will be your position. If you do not make an effort to mix with the right people then the wrong people will be your friends.
I pray for you my friend. Be all you can be. Eliminate excuses in your life and just try something so you can fly. Don't cry or be shy. Just be all you can be.
As for me and my household, we are so determined to overcome any obstacle in our path and be all that God wants us to be. We are all special but we must activate that specialness by being all we can be. You can do it and I believe in you.
God bless you and thank you for reading. Send this to a friend and let them be blessed as well. www.mubitacnawa.com
PRESS STATEMENT REGARDING MEDIA HOUSE PUBLICATION TONIGHT
By Mubita C. Nawa
Good evening great gallants and friends. Tonight our name and car business was dragged into an unverified story.
One of our family friends recently purchased a car from us. It was her second car after she liked the first car we sold to her as a family earlier in the year. In the second case our friend did not appreciate the three vehicles we offered her. She used one of the vehicles on a trip outside town and the vehicle came back damaged. We offered to fix it and she agreed. When time to deliver the vehicle came she refused it. She refused even a higher priced vehicle that we felt would suite her new expectations. Our point to her was that if she needed a new car she needed to pay the correct price for it.
Eventually she asked for a refund. We offered her the refund cash on Friday of K16,500.00. This refund was less K1,500.00 which was a charge for using the car out of town, the damage to the car and the service of the car which she had authorized.
She rejected the K16,500 refund on Friday and opted to take us to the law enforcement where we appeared yesterday. The law enforcement mediated and said we refund her K17,500. We agreed on the dates and amount for the payment of the refund which would be done at the police. We did not know that by that time the media were already involved. When the media called us we refused to comment because as far as we were concerned this was a private matter that was already handled and settled.
As we stand here today, we have already consulted with our lawyers as well as with the key people in our business. We believe there are good people in life and we also believe there are those who desire to achieve their goals around good people.
We will pray for this young lady who we have not wronged in any way.
Over the past six years, our business in Zambia has grown so much because of our commitment to excellent customer service and quality product delivery. We are aware of the impact of such a media publication which was handled unprofessionally by the journalists on duty that day. We understand the desperation of some individuals to score homeruns.
To all our clients, friends and family, we thank you for your support and we look forward to answering your questions over the next few days and weeks. We shall use this chapter in our lives to inspire people in business and in life to watch their backs better as they relate with different people.
My family and I trusted this young lady and we will continue to pray for her joy and success. God encourages us to pray even for those who seek to harm us. Scripture encourages believers to be steadfast and we have never lost sight of our trust in God. We shall soldier on beyond any quagmire.
Thank you and God bless you.
Mubita C. Nawa
Director Cash Cars Network, a company that provides medium term car financing to individuals and families.