Monthly Archives: October 2015

Proudly Zambian: Land of Work

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“Stand and sing of Zambia, proud and free, Land of work and joy in unity,” The first descriptor in our national anthem says that Zambia is the Land of Work. Let it be born in our minds and hearts that Zambia will only be developed by Zambians and that this development can only happen through hard work. Let us pray. Let us plan. Then let us go to work. There is no substitute for work. You cannot till the land by just looking at it. You have to pick the hoe or the plough or the tractor. Unfortunately, there are so many of us out here who don’t want to work. Paul, the apostle, has a thing or two to say about that. “For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies.”~2 Thesalonians 3:10-11 Now, when you talk about work at the national level it’s all too easy for people to get things mixed up. So let me say something that I have said before: I think that, at a certain point, we have to sit down and draw a line of separation between matters that are the responsibility of government and those that are our own. If my roof is leaking do I need the government to look into that too? Boma iyangane po? Let us get to work. Each one of us. Everyone of us. It’s the only way we are going to develop ourselves and develop our nation. God bless Zambia. God bless our motherland. #ProudlyZambian #ZambiaAt51 #WeKeepGoing Isaac C. Mwiya Author | Motivational Speaker | Trainer Follow me on Twitter @isaaccmwiya

Proudly Zambian: Our National Prayer

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Proudly Zambia

As we build up to our 51st independence anniversary I have thought it right to share posts that reflect on the true Zambian spirit-based on our symbols of national identity and other related concepts.

Today we look at the national prayer. The Zambian story is incomplete without the mention of God. From the very start God was placed at the center. On 25th of October 1964 our forefathers recited a prayer for Zambia at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. It is quite a short prayer, but one that has a lot of meaning.

“O GOD THE FATHER OF ALL MANKIND, WE BESEECH THEE SO TO INSPIRE THE PEOPLE OF THIS LAND, WITH THE SPIRIT OF JUSTICE, TRUTH AND LOVE, THAT IN ALL OUR DEALINGS ONE WITH ANOTHER WE MAY SHOW FORTH OUR BROTHERHOOD IN THEE FOR THE SAKE OF JESUS OUR LORD. AMEN.”

Justice, Truth, Love and Brotherhood: our forefathers envisioned a Zambia builded on these values. May we uphold them in our lives as individuals and as a nation. May we uphold these values in all our dealings one with another. When we do so we will be creating a Zambia that we will be proud to call home. God bless Zambia. God bless our motherland.

#ProudlyZambian #ZambiaAt51 #WeKeepGoing

Isaac C. Mwiya
Author | Motivational Speaker | Trainer
Follow me on Twitter @isaaccmwiya

Junior President: a Lesson on Bouncing Back

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Perrykent Nkole

After watching the grand finale of Junior President on Sunday 4th October, 2015 I remembered one post I had shared with my WhatsApp group and on my Facebook wall on 8th September, 2015. Here it is.

Junior President is a TV show that has young people playing the role of republican president. They are given assignments that they have to execute as presidents. Some of their assignments involve group work where others are individually done.

During one of the group assignments a contestant named Perrykent Nkole was group leader. At the end of the assignment he had to make a speech on behalf of his team. As someone who has been in the public speaking arena for 12 years I can tell you that his delivery was pathetic! The young man could not just cut it. It could easily qualify as the worst performance of the entire show.

BUT the young man survived and was able to bounce back. The last time I checked he was the only man remaining on the show. The other two were ladies. Even after such a disaster of a speech he went on to do so well on subsequent assignments. The way I see it he could just be the one to scoop the prize.

See, it does not matter how much you have messed up in the past. You can still pick yourself up and go again. Don’t let mistakes of the past hinder you from moving into the future. Use them as learning points so that you can be better and do better. Don’t write yourself off. You can always bounce back-if you wish.

Perrykent Nkole was announced winner of Junior President on Sunday. Congratulations are in order.

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Isaac C. Mwiya
Author | Motivational Speaker | Trainer

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