5 career lessons everyone should know about the job market

“Work hard and get those good grades so that you get that perfect career job,” are some of the words that we have all heard in our years of growing up.

However, as you get into that job space you realize that not everything is on a silver platter like they once said.

So here are 5 lessons that  you need to know in the career world.

1. Success takes time

Success takes a lot of hard work and simply just sticking to your plan is very important.

Being happy in your career doesn’t come as easily as you think or just with a blink of an eye, reaching success takes time  and accepting this requires patience.

One more thing, success doesn’t happen by taking one bold leap. Don’t forget the little steps you take along the way, they may not seem much now,they may even seem insignificant  but years from now, you will be glad you took them.

 

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2. Even your best career will have its down sides 

Even on your worst days, that carer is still worth the try, it may have some down sides to it like working long shifts, little or small pay but that does not necessarily mean you have to quit that job.

Looking at the positive side to that job will help you know your initial goal and that is to work hard  reaching for that success.

 

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3. Your idea of a dream job can change

In the job industry, the idea of what you have in mind as a dream job can easily change. The truth is everyone deserves to love their career, but more importantly everyone has the ability to do so.

It won’t happen immediately, and along the way you might find that you are good at another career than the one you thought you were good at.

You may have thought that your career path was writing but you may find that you are also really good at anchoring.

 

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4. Career happiness require work

Ever been in a work environment and you see people leaving their work stations everyday with a smile of their face? Do you wonder why? Do you wonder what their secret is ? You may even think they got a work promotion  or won the lottery 365 days of the year.

Well the real secret is that people work hard to get to where they are .

Some may not have even loved the job when they stared but they persevered during all those low days and low paying jobs just to get to where they are.

5. You can create your own opportunities

In every job career, when it comes to making moves in our career, we tend to wait for permission. We wait for someone to show us all the ropes instead of going to get the experience yourself.

We wait to get job promotions and increase in salaries instead of working hard to acquire you own job/firm so as to become less dependent of that place to begin with.

It’s a trap we so easily fall into when in reality, we are the only ones who can give ourselves permission to do something.  You can accomplish much more in a team than by yourself of course, but do not let the absence of help pull you down.

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The Most Successful TV Shows of 2020 (…and why they mattered)

We watched 63% more television in 2020, for some very obvious reasons. It’s been a long subject of debate, but the pop culture that we consume has a very real impact on our behaviors, ways of thinking, and our view of the world. Both Netflix and Google have released figures about the most popular TV shows of last year, and it seems that the proof of the importance of pop culture has never been more stark.

Here are the biggest and most popular shows that we binged watched and rewatched in 2020 and the effect that they have had on our lives.

The Queen’s Gambit

Going into 2020, nobody could have foreseen that one of the biggest hits of the year would be about chess. The Netflix mini-series, The Queen’s Gambit, was one of the biggest hits that Netflix has ever seen, and the story of Beth Harmon has resonated with audiences in some surprising ways, despite being something of a period drama. Watched by 62 million households in just 28 days, the show led to an 88% increase in google searches for chess, and sales of chess sets soared. Some toy companies reported sales increases of up to 1000%!

The Crown

Love them or hate them, the royal family saw an incredible surge of interest in 2020 thanks to the fourth season of The Crown. While previous seasons have been popular, the leap to a more modern setting saw online searches for the clothes worn by the characters surge (turtlenecks had a 7,000% increase in Google searches). But it’s not just fashion. Even views on the royal family changed, with the website Betway reporting that 35% of people who watched the latest season saying that they view the royals a little better or much better. The opinion of Prince Charles changed too, with 34% of British audiences saying they now viewed him with more empathy after watching the show.

Emily in Paris

Despite the controversy over the personality traits of the main character, there’s no disputing that Emily in Paris was one of the most popular shows of the year. It became the most binged show in release week ever, and a second season has already been greenlit. With a show so focused on fashion, it’s no surprise that Google saw a massive leap in searches for some of the key clothes and accessories highlighted in the series. Bucket hats alone saw a leap of searches by 342%, and sales of those hats, berets, and jelly snapshot camera bags have helped the fashion industry make some serious sales figures.

While the link between the pop culture that we enjoy and the products that we buy has been well known for decades (product placement is used for a reason), it’s never been easier to see those connections. Back when the popularity of the film series Twilight saw an increase in the number of people reading the book Wuthering Heights, or when online searches for Charles Manson went up by 3,2000% during the apex of Mindhunter, pop culture is clearly formative. Just as nobody expected the biggest hits of the year to be about the royals, Paris, or chess, who knows what changes the biggest shows of 2021 will bring.

Why Julie Gichuru abandoned her dream to become a theatre actress

Media personality Julie Gichuru says that her dream was to become a theatre actress, scriptwriter and director.

In an Instagram post, Julie said that her career path did not look promising enough to secure her a comfortable future since the theatre industry in the 1980s had not developed enough.

“I could have done anything I wanted with my life. I would have become a theatre actress, scriptwriter and director. Not film, not TV, but it was not a viable path to a stable livelihood and independence – that was important to me, so I opted to study law, and went on to get an MBA.”

She acknowledged that the world has changed, and now young people have the opportunity to explore uncharted careers and encouraged them to be bold and courageous.

‘It is a different world now. Young people have many challenges but also have more opportunity to explore unchartered territory. So, explore. With courage and boldness explore the unseen and the unappreciated.

And perhaps for OGs like me… it’s never too late… 😜😄.’

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Julie Gichuru in pink

Julie is one of the many media celebrities who landed in the media industry despite pursuing different courses in the university.

Actor Ken Ambani responded to her post saying;

I had a feeling you went through this theater🔥🔥 and true it wasn’t/isn’t viable path to a stable livelihood and independence… Only if the authorities would listen and restructure the relevant ministry and government departments to facilitate necessary policies for practitioners to enjoy and earn from the trade. It’s getting there but can be better.’

Dress to impress! Mama Baha shows you how to be young and hype in short dresses

Wanjiru Mburu is a TV darling to many. She is known as Mama Baha for her role in the TV show Machachari.

A while back, the interwebs killed Mama Baha and she had to come out and dispel the rumours of her death “which were greatly exaggerated”

“First of all I want to thank you for your continued love and support through all these years. I write to dispel malicious rumors spread by rudimentary minds that I am dead. I am appalled by individuals who use death to try to grow their bases or gain in some way,shape or form. Social media should be a place where we grow and interact and most importantly build people up not tear down and spread rumors that have far reaching effects. This primitive nature should stop Juu maze Si poa kutake watu for a ride Juu ya story ya kifo. Once again nawashukuru Sana Kwa kuwa loyal and true. Niko alive and by God’s grace I still have a lot to do as I fulfil purpose yangu.Thank you.#onelove #nikotuusawa.”

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Since Mama Baha is very much alive, she has been stepping out in cute short dresses that accentuate her figure.

Check out her photos rocking the stylish short dresses.

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How the rich live! Check out this Aerial View Of Bishop Kiuna’s Palatial Mansion In Runda (VIDEO)

A video of the multi-million palatial home of Reverend Kathy Kiuna and Bishop Allan Kiuna has leaked online.

One Richard Kamau has posted an aerial video of their spiritual couple’s home online on his YouTube account.

HE CAPTIONED IT, “AN AERIAL VIEW OF KENYA’S BISHOP ALLAN KIUNA’S BACKYARD AS SEEN FROM THE BALCONY OF THE MULTI-MILLION MANSION.”

Normally, when you search online you get to see a one dimension photo of the palatial houses of the who-is-who.

Here are some photos of the Kiuna mansion. However, in this video you get a complete view of the home.

Here is the aerial video of the house where the power couple reside, in Runda.

Raw and heartbreaking letter of frustrated wife in loveless marriage

Marriages are not a bed of fresh roses. The scent can be appealing and in a flash turn into a stink.

One woman who is saddened by the way her marriage is going, has penned a heartbreaking letter to her husband pouring out her raw emotions.

Check it out.

Dear husband,
You are hurting me and you don’t feel bad about it, you just love to. You regret marrying me and just as you have said you made the biggest mistake marrying me. Its all good, I won’t lie, I am hurt and heart broken but guess I cant make you love me anymore. One day I will be strong to walk away from your life forever, one day I will look back at all these and smile. God knows how much I love you and want to be with you but you keep complaining and you are not ready to work things out. Just a day to our one year anniversary and you still have the mind to tell me you made the biggest mistake of your life marrying me. I have tried to make things work out, I forgave you when I saw your chat with a girl begging her to come meet you in a hotel you, I didn’t know asking ones spouse for sex is bad. You called me troublesome, sadist and repeatedly said ‘fvck you, to hell with you’. I wont hate you or curse you, I will only pray for you because you are the father of my child. If eventually we end things, I still want my child to see you as the best dad in the world. When I wake up tomorrow I pray not to remember its our anniversary. I wish you well in all you do.

Wigs are bae! Youtuber Nancie Mwai shows you how to rock them

Men frown on wig-wearing women. But Nancie Mwai has changed that narrative by rocking wigs in a stylish and classy manner.

The style blogger and YouTuber Nancie Mwai is one lady who doesn’t play when it comes to fashion. She goes all in and she sure does deliver.

Having blogged for years now, Nancie has mastered the art of matching her outfits with the right makeup and if she’s not feeling her hair, them wigs come in handy.

nancie mwai 22But one thing we admire the most is how good she is with wigs; she knows which wigs work with her face structure and it’s only fair to say she’s always winning on that sector.

A while back, women were degraded for wearing wigs/ weaves with many stating that they are insecure about their natural hair. But we are in a different era, where a huge chunk of women in this country own wigs.

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They always come in handy when you have a bad hair and Nancie has inspired many women to rock their wigs and look fabulous while at it.

Without further ado, here are the times Nancie Mwai has rocked her wigs effortlessly;

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‘Don’t date a man who will chop my head…’ Akothee advises daughter Rue Baby on her birthday

Singer Akothee is celebrating her daughter’s birthday today.

In a long post on Instagram, the single mother of five penned down a heartwarming message to Rue Baby highlighting some of the things she should expect in life.

Among the 10 wishes, Akothee asked her daughter to be careful with the type of men she dates.

She wished that Rue could date a man who sees value in her as a woman, a man who will respect and love her.

A man that will provide for her family and not a spanner boy who will come and chop Akothee’s head so they could inherit her wealth and sell everything.

Check out her long post;

MY SUPERSTAR! SULWENA.

SILENCE PLEASE! Let me take the opportunity to wish my uterus a happy birthday @rue.baby
👉1. Do whatever it takes to be the person you have always wished to be
👉2. Take charge of your life for you are the pilot if your plane, when you take off to the sky, you have to decide landing and how to land however the situation, whether crash landing or safe landing, you will have to land 💪
👉3. The world is full of opportunities, only those who are hungry can see them, you better be hungry to leave your comfort zone and do what it takes to be Great
👉4. People’s opinion about you should never be your reality, You should be the last person with an opinion about yourself. Most people talk you out of your dream because their hearts are willing but their bodies are weak
👉5. Turn your dreams into reality, it only takes discipline to achieve your goals 💪 differentiate your mini-goals from big goals, start with the small ones like Spreading your Bed, your hygiene and physical appearance
👉6. Do what you want with yourself without feeling sorry for what people think of you as long as you are not a nuisance to the public.
7. Dress the way you want ,Gum kidwa gumo be nyako Tim giki ,Tim Gima moro chunyi kik ngato pimni muya ,an Meru ase gonyi
8. Friends, be careful! Be careful! Be careful! Your tea will be served soon, know what to share and whatnot. Follow your guts

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She added;

9. Respect those older than you but don’t worship anyone, respect is paramount
10. Date a man who sees value in you as a woman, a man who will respect and love you, A man that will provide for your family, not a spanner boy who will come and chop my head for you guys to inherit my wealth and sell everything, A man who will not see turn you into a doormat, cash machine or something like those 💪
Marry if it’s possible don’t end up like your mother, single parenting is not pride, it’s a circumstance that no one predicts, but we don’t regret although we envy married people with love 😂😂😂
I don’t know their shoes 👟
The only shoe I know ni umoja pris 💪💪😂💪💪😂😂😂😂😂

DONT BE AFRAID! DONT SHOW UP IN LIFE! GO THROUGH LIFE

Some relatives may never like you…’, Emmy Kosgei speaks about toxic in-laws

Gospel singer Emmy Kosgei Madubuko has sent a heart-warming message to couples who are going through tough issues in their unions.

In a long post on her Instagram, Emmy prayed that such couples would feel encouraged and receive protection from external attacks.

Among the things she touched on in her post is about people who wish that some people separate.

She also talked about any shameless man or woman hitting on someone’s who is married.

Emmy also talked about in-laws from hell who may never like you. She advised couples never to change or succumb to their pressure and frustration.

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Check out her post;

Dear couples, my prayers are for you this afternoon! May God strengthen your unions, receive protection from internal and external attacks, (spiritual and physical)
may God give you the wisdom and grace to sustain it. 

Receive grace to pull through stormy seasons infact may you come out stronger… We render powerless every stray word from naysayers, envious people, home breakers in JESUS NAME!.. receive discernment on any wicked agents around you, snakes and wolves in goat skin 🤣 some in the name of friends/counselors/besties … wasemi wa mtaachana tu🤣 wataaibika ! may you discern before they manifest! 🙏 any man or woman waiting for you to fail or break up will wait in vain! Sowers of discord will sow in vain ! Their wishes will come to naught in JESUS NAME! Any shameless man or woman hitting on someone’s marriage receive a permanent ☄🌩 ehh sorry visitation. 

Emmy Kosgei

She added;
Some in-laws from hell 🤣🏃‍♀️ ati amekonda🤣 umechukua nyota🤣ati hakuji tena home 🤣 listen some people even relatives may never like you but don’t change or succumb to their pressure and frustrations .. receive grace and wisdom to handle such and build your home
#Niguse #inlaws ama niwache tu 😀😅 🤣🏃‍♀️✍ tuwaombee eti eh 🙏😇😜May your marriage receive fresh dew,freshness,bliss, may your love and joy be full ! Marriage is from #God..  no marriage is perfect but #ability to sacrifice,understand,love, build,humble, forgive,overlook, protect, enjoy is intentional. . Prayer is key! Receive divine assistance.

Harmonize and girlfriend get tattoos of each other’s names (photos)

Singer Harmonize and his new girlfriend Kajala have affirmed their love for each other.

Harmonize tattooed letter ‘K  with a queen’s crown and a heart emoji while Kajala tatooed ‘H’ with a king’s crown and ace symbol.

The singer and actress announced their relationship late last year and seem to be self-assured enough of their potential to last.

Harmonize introduced Frida Kajala to the public months after his Italian wife Sarah Michelotti left him.

He took to social media to share photos of his new girlfriend Frida Kajala, who is a renowned Bongo movie actress.

He captioned it;

“Welcome to the United States of Kondegang Kondebeden and Fridakamala. Loyalty, promise to be there for you.” 

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Diamond’s manager calls out Harmonize a snitch

Diamond Platnumz Manager Sallam SK has called out Harmonize terming him a snitch.

Sallams said that Harmonize has been lobbying for Rayvanny’s arrest and detention, over affair with Paula Kajala.

In a post on Instagram Sallam mentioned that Konde Boy has been pretending he cares about Rayvanny’s well-being, but in real sense he wants him detained.

Kuna Panya mmoja amekesha kituo cha polisi kulazimisha msanii mwenzie awekwe ndani lakini kutokana na sheria ya nchi haipo mkononi mwake, ikabidi akimbilie kwenye media kujifanya anaomba suluhu kuwa yeye anataka amani na anamuombea asipate matatizo, Huyo Panya anahangaika ili msanii mwenzie apate matatizo…. nikupe taarifa NDUGU PANYA dua zako wala maombi yako hatuyahitaji labda uyapeleke Hospital kufanikisha kizazi chako kiwe bora na uweze kulea mtoto wako binafsi na sio mtoto wa kukodi…”

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Harmonize and Frida Kajala
Harmonize and Frida Kajala

His comment came at a time Rayvanny had been questioned by Police officers, over allegations of having an affair with a form five student.

Harmonize had put up a long Instagram post questioning Rayvvany over his alleged relationship with the daughter of his new lover Frida Kajala.

What is money! Diamond Platinumz shows off private jet as he flies to Nairobi

Diamond Platinumz is in Nairobi, Kenya but not much is known about how long he’ll be in the country.
The Jeje hitmaker announced to his fans that he is in Nairobi by showing off videos of himself and his brother Romy Jones in a private jet.
Rommy posted;
‘ROMEO NYANGE NA MDOGO WAKE NASIBU NYANGE WAKIWA WAMEWASILI NA NDEGE YAO BINAFS HUKO NCHINI KENYA.’
Diamond was dressed in black and yellow holding a money bag. In a video clip, we see the beautiful interior of the long jet as Diamond sits at the front, just behind the cockpit, with his legs rested on the opposite seat.
Diamond’s visit comes just a week after Tanasha’s trip to Tanzania. They were seen performing together on stage at a party that was held in Tanzania.

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Is singer Wahu going back to secular industry? She responds

Singer Wahu says she wants to create good music that will inspire people.

Wahu, who turned to the gospel industry in 2017, said she does not want to be defined as either a gospel or a secular artiste.

She told Massawe on Friday,

“I wanna create good content with happy and positive content.”

The mother of two added,

“When I look at the Bible, it is so colourful with different messages and, therefore, I want to create music that will inspire people with things I have experienced,” she said.

“From pain to happiness. I do not want to hang on titles but I believe in topics that I can relate with. I have been in a relationship for more than 20 years and so I can talk about that.”

‘I regret turning down other opportunities while at Machachari,’ actor Govi reveals

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During a past interview on TV, Wahu explained that her journey to salvation has been off and on, citing discouragement from fellow Christians.

“Last year, now it has been about one year, is when I went through some issues and that catapulted me to go down on my knees and begin my search for God,” stated Wahu.

“What people think is not as important as what God thinks”, stated Wahu, pointing out that at the day of judgement, one faces God alone.

Together with her husband Nameless, they are promoting their new songs.

‘I regret turning down other opportunities while at Machachari,’ actor Govi reveals

Child actor Govi fame for his role in Machachari Spoke to Jalas where he said;

‘I thought that by staying in Machachari I would make it big. I would get calls from Belgium, South Africa and even the UK, but I would decline. I regret that.’

He said he wished to make Ksh 500,000 a month while playing Govi in Machachari, but that was not possible and that was one of the reasons he left.

‘It was hard to negotiate that amount because the show had other cast and crew members to pay and that’s why I concluded to leave.

Govi recounted how he suffered from anxiety after he left the show.

“The fame I enjoyed had altered my perception about my life. Whenever I went out of the house people on the streets would ask me what had happened to the show and it would bother me,” he stated.

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Govi of Machachari

During the interview, the popular actor explained that his exit from Machachari was necessitated by the need to grow his craft beyond the character “Govi”.

…turuke hizo miaka zote tuingie 2019, when I quit my job, I wasn’t sacked…I left Machachari and I was never sacked…and that why I always appreciate our Chairman Dr. SK Macharia and his wife, Latiffah Ngunjiri and my producer Naomi Kamau. Mimi hukuwa nimewa-respect sana, because they taught us to be family. That’s one thing many shows lack in Kenya.

… Ilifika wakati nikafeel for how long will I be Govi, am a diverse actor but kukuwa Govi inanikali chapati…so we agreed with Baha to go to Mombasa and think about the future of the show…hiyo time tulikuwa tishaingia 19 years na tulianza Machachari tukiwa 8 years old and we did the show for 11 years.

‘I made my first million in 2020,’ Nadia Mukami on staying on top

Singer Nadia Mukami says she made her first million at the age of 23 years.

In a recent radio interview, Nadia said that her biggest dream is to break barriers of becoming the best singer adding that Kenyan music hasn’t gotten its due respect.

‘If you get an opportunity and find people who believe in you, don’t ruin it. There are a lot of people who are wishing for the same chance that you have.’

One of the biggest dreams that I have is breaking barriers. I am trying my best to go to the next level… I’ve always wanted to live my dreams and to hear people sing along to my songs when I perform, I feel good, humbled and thank God because fans have embraced my music.

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Nadia Mukami smiling

Asked if she has already gotten to where she hoped to reach, Nadia said;

‘I have to be grateful, it’s a God-given opportunity, but, I have dreams of wanting to go further in life.
I desire to get worldwide recognition that I’m from and represent Kenya, as an African popstar…’

She added that 2020 was the best year for her career.

‘I made my first million when I was 23, which is last year.
 It was one of the best years of my life. It was a dream come true for me. I got my first endorsement deals from corporates. The same year I released my EP, we are now inching to 10 million streams. We push so hard and it’s not like I just took over as a top artist, no. The keyword is, hard work is paying off,” she responded.

Budesko! Meet Betty Kyallo’s alleged bae (photos)

Beauty queen Betty Kyallo new bae has been unveiled by her social media in-laws.

Betty teased her fans by posting an intimate photo of herself  with a bae whose face was hidded with a ‘yes’ emoji.

Her sister Mercy also shared the same photo and captioned;

‘Look at this ❤️❤️ am i the only one who loves people in love 😍. When you find that warm embrace, hold onto it! @bettymuteikyallo bag it girl!

Social media “detectives” searched high and low to find out, who in Betty’s circle wore a maroon jacket, white turtleneck  and blue slacks.

They concluded that Betty’s beau is none other than Teme Carlos.

He is an Ethiopian national who is also in the hair and beauty industry.

Betty at one time posted the mysterious man on her Insta stories.

‘He is the greatest man alive,’ Tedd Josiah celebrates his dad

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‘He is the greatest man alive,’ Tedd Josiah celebrates his dad

Businessman and music producer Tedd Josiah says is celebrating his dad for raising him well.

Tedd shared a photo of him with his dad hanging out together and described him as the greatest man in his life.

In a post on Instagram, Tedd says his dad taught him how to love and respect women.

He says even after 50 years plus he still treats Tedd’s mother as a girlfriend.

Check out his post;

TREASURE THE MOMENTS
This is my dad DrGeorge Josiah aka “Sili”
He is the GREATEST MAN ALIVE! He is the greatest husband and alive and after 50 plus years he still treats my mom like his girlfriend and like they just met today!
When i was much younger, we lived in Illinois Chicago 🇺🇸 and every Saturday my dad would take me to the record store to buy vinyl records and I’d help him select what we should listen to that weekend.

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Tedd added;

This is what sparked my love for music 🎶 and inspired me to want to make music.
That was 46 years ago and today we got to relive that moment as i took him to go buy some records at my friends store James in Kenyatta market.
The only difference is that am the one who drove him there.
The things we do with our children and places we take them as children will inspire them to become more than you know.
Thanks dad for being the best example of a man, i hope i can be half the man you are.
LIVE 🦋 LOVE 💕 LAUGH 😂
#RaisingJay #TheManMom