African Proverbs with Simon Okelo

“Nice Talk can break the bones of a ghost” ~ Nigerian Proverb This is how I broke down this proverb during the Daily African Proverbs room on Clubhouse. I thought about the conversations that we have with ourselves and the how the ghost with bones could be our past experiences. I have learned over time…

How to Eliminate Entrepreneurial Shame with Rick Patterson

“No matter who you are or where you are in life, eventually you’re going to have to sleeve up and take care of the job.” ~ Rick How to Eliminate Entrepreneurial Shame with Rick Patterson Have you ever experienced shame over the burden of entrepreneurial failures? As an entrepreneur, you have to accept that failure…

African Proverbs with Simon Okelo

“Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden” ~ African Proverb Wisdom, in my mind, is the guiding light between action and inactivity. Without it a person can easily fall into foolish ideals and petty bickering within themselves. That being said, this proverb brought a few things to my mind when I…

African Proverb with Simon Okelo

“One who damages the character of another damages his own” ~ Nigerian Proverb It was in my 20’s that I first heard someone use the term “Be better, not bitter” and it has come up many times throughout my adult years. Let’s be honest, when you are hurt it is difficult at times to be…

African Proverbs with Simon Okelo

“Love is like a baby; it needs to be treated tenderly” ~ Ethiopian Proverb I think many of us can agree that love is a journey. Whether it is loving yourself or loving someone else, you will be tested and stretched in order to feel and give love. This proverb is a verbal reminder that…