Download My Life Sentences – A True Story for FREE

Hello! I apologize for taking a little too long to post something! I have been doing certain things (other side projects) and following the progress of my country’s election [Kenya]. I hope everything is going good for you.

Today(starting Wednesday 3/6/2013), I am going to give my book away for FREE on Amazon. I have been waiting for this for a while now and I figured I should do it now and then extend my reach to other platforms like smashwords and Barnes and Noble. So here is what I am going to do:

If you own a kindle tablet, an android tablet, a smart phone, or any other type of gadget that accepts applications, then you are all set. Oh, wait, I have to also mention the fact that you need an appetite for true stories (like the nearly 10,000 others who have read the book already). I normally tell people to read the reviews first: like these two I grabbed from Amazon:

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You can also read more reviews by visiting my Amazon page before making your decision.

When you are done reading the reviews, you can grab your copy by downloading it to your device (including your computer if you don’t own the above mentioned tablets). Here is the snapshot of the book:

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You can download the book by clicking on the above image or using this download link:

Download My Life Sentences – A True Story for Free Today

If you run into problems while trying to do this, please notify me and I will be more than happy to help you. If you would like to share a link on Facebook or any other social media that you use, please know that I will truly appreciate. That is all am going to say for today. I hope you find this book inspiring.

Thank you!

Quora – The partner that never disappoints!

A friend of mine recently introduced me to Quora and I dismissed him at first. I quickly looked at the sample content he shared with me and moved on to the next email I was supposed to read. It took me a while to realize that I had made a mistake.

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Here is why I was missing out on some priceless information during the days that I was not using Quora: The real experience, the best answers you can get from real people, the idea that you can ask a question anonymously and get what you need, the fact that it is free for all and much more.

Assuming you have a really personal question that you cannot publicly ask someone (face to face), just hop on to Quora and within a few hours, you will receive answers. Think about anything, technology, business, life, politics among other subjects, you will not be disappointed! Instead of wasting time on  sites like Facebook or Twitter (oh no, I know you are not wasting time, sorry), Quora puts things to perspective.

There are certain questions that most humans ask themselves. Queries about life, what to do when your wife is spending two hours at the store while you are waiting in the car or what to do when you are 35 years old and feeling like crap. Most often, you will notice that by just noticing that you might have wasted so much time in your life, you have taken the first step towards self-awareness!

So, let me make this easier for everyone by shortening my post and giving you a minute to pay a visit to Quora .

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation to Quora whatsoever. I am just a loyal user whose life has been changed by the great content generated by Quora. The fact is, having the right information is not enough. Taking action is what matters. Put the two together and you will never be the same again!

Thank you.

Get Out And Vote – Voting Rights

Hi everyone,

Aren’t you glad that the election season is just 48 hours away from its end? Think of it this way: thousands of hateful commercials and attack ads. We are already watching too many fashion and car infomercials and now, every minute does not pass without hearing ‘I approve this message‘. It seems every side of the isle will say anything they can get away with and hope that the undecided Americans will buy that crap.

Now, the reason why am urging people to go vote on Tuesday or on any day before that as long as your state allows early voting is this: Not all people in this world have the freedom and right to vote. Heck, women are still, in other countries, fighting to overcome this obstacle. So, if you have that right to vote, exercise it. Most people ignore such events as taking part in elections and then later they complain after whoever is elected screws them up. The best to do is get up and cast that vote.

The most amazing part of freedom is the ability to vote for whoever you want without being forced. That sure smells good right? You see, one thing that breaks our hearts – and if you are not heart-broken at any time, good for you; when our votes seem to mean nothing, have no impact at all. What is the point of voting? Remember Al Gore and Bush? If you are a Kenyan, remember what happened in 2007 election? It gets messy when politicians refuse to concede defeat. (One west African leader once said – there are two options for us “We either win or we win“. That is not a typo. What he meant was that if he lost, he would not agree to any defeat. People died because of that evil-minded dictator.

Thank goodness, America is not that kind of nation. So, again, go vote and express yourself. This election is crucial as far as where the nation will be in 2013 and years to come.

I have tried to be neutral as far as who is better when it comes to leading this country forward. Good luck and I hope that we all have a fabulous week.

Thank you and please remember to vote or sorry, I meant subscribe to my blog and drop me some comments!

NB: All these are my personal opinions and the decision to vote and who to vote for are personal and important!

Free Smells Good – It Also Feels Great!

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Today, FRIDAY ONLY, am delighted to give my book away for free. So, if you like reading true stories, download a copy from Amazon Kindle Store. Remember that you do not need to own a kindle to read my book. All you need if you do not own a kindle is an app which is free to download from Amazon. You can also read it on your pc if you like!

Here is a link to my book which you can also find by clicking  on the image above.

My Life Sentences – A True Story

I normally suggest that people read reviews before downloading a copy. That helps to save a lot of people’s time. With that said, Good luck and I hope you have a great day and stay safe!

Operation USA, UK, AFRICA, AUSI, INDIA == GLOBAL

Hi everyone,

This post is multipurpose. I say that because I am writing to say thanks to the more than five thousand (5,000 +) readers who have found interest in my book and secondly, welcoming anyone who wants to read it for the first time. I have been amazed by how impressive the Kindle Store is. Amazon gives authors 5 days of free promotions and so I turn around and say, why not give my readers a free gift? It does not hurt!

So, how do you download the book? It is as simple as taking a fork and scooping a piece of cake or the easiest thing you have ever done in your life. I will outline the few ways I can remember below so you can choose whichever fits your needs.

The book will be available for FREE on THURSDAY & FRIDAY ONLY

  • If you have a Kindle, Good, because all you need to do is Search for the title [MY LIFE SENTENCES - A TRUE STORY] or use this like : My Life Sentences – A True Story to locate the book on Amazon.
  • If you do not own a Kindle Tablet, you can simply download a Kindle app for your respective smartphone or other tablet type (If you have one: could be iPhone or Android or any other smartphone that accepts apps). After downloading the app, the process is the same: Just search for the title, read the reviews and if you like it, download the book! Enjoy.
  • If you do not have any of the fancy tablets or smartphones and trust me, they are expensive sometimes, you are not left out. If you have a computer at home, you can download my book onto your computer and read it from there. When you click download on Amazon, you will be prompted to download the necessary reading app which is FREE after which you will be able to download the book and start enjoying it.
  • I can hear you saying “What about me? I do not have any of that stuff”. Well, that is why I had print copies made available on Amazon. My Life Sentences – A True Story [Paperback] I have to make you aware though, that this version is not FREE. I wish it was.

You can download the Kindle App for Android by using the link below:

FREE KINDLE APP FOR ANDROID OPERATING SYSTEMS

Download Kindle Cloud Reader for Desktop computers and start reading your books anywhere.

KINDLE CLOUD READER FOR PC

If you have any questions that need answers (hopefully), please do not hesitate to ask me through the comments section of this blog. Your questions could be about how to write your own book, or how to format, edit, publish and sell your own books on Amazon. It could be anything that is book related and I will be happy to respond.

If you are a blogger, I would love your support through re-blogging this promotion. It will be available for two days [THURSDAY & FRIDAY ONLY]. You can also leave a link to your blog so I can check you out!

Finally, I wanna leave you a link to my book one more time just in case the first ones didn’t work:

Download My Life Sentences – A True Story for FREE

Thank you and I hope you have a great day or night. Stay informed and keep reading!

Download My Book For Free Today

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Hi! I am back again for another round of book giveaways. My Books will be available on Amazon (i.e Amazon – US, Amazon – UK, Amazon – France, Amazon – Germany, Amazon – Spain and Amazon – Italy for free 3 days in a row starting today(WEDNESDAY). Awesome!!

All you need to do is locate(by clicking this link) My Life Sentences – A True Story using either your Kindle Tablet or your personal computer if you do not own a Kindle or just an app on your smartphone and get yourself a free copy. I also made it easier to locate it by using the image above (book cover) as a hyperlink and that means if you click on it, you will be redirected to Amazon within a twinkle of an eye!

I want to make this post as short as possible so that I can give you enough time to read the reviews and finally make a decision to download a copy for free. I hope you will enjoy it and I look forward to your reviews when you are done reading.

NB: This giveaway is made possible by Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. Soon I will be extending my outreach to Google Play in order to reach even more readers of true stories. You can also find me on Google Plus – just search my name and say ‘What’s Up?’ Thank you again and see you soon! Take care and if you have any questions, let me know! Peace!

What Is Wrong With The Insurance Industry?

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Hi! I have been postponing this topic for a while now and I think that is enough! Enough also with the insurance industry craziness. Enough with the greed for money. The list might not end. Have you ever picked up your phone and dialed that 800 number or maybe your local agent to buy auto – coverage for instance? They have made it easy such that all you need is a computer, an internet connection and of course a credit card! This post might be similar to your story!

I am writing this post with great disappointment. I have been there myself, my friends have been there and many other drivers. After my car was rear – ended, you guessed it, I had to contact the insurance company of the driver who scared the life out of me. What has always surprised me is this: to get coverage, it takes less than an hour if you are savvy enough and maybe a day if you take the paper route but to file a claim and seek compensation for damages, it can take years! Talk about the number of people you have to talk to, be on hold for thirty minutes, you may even feel like killing yourself. Sometimes, you end up getting nothing in return even if you were the victim.

A friend of mine recently told me of his ordeal. He had been paying premiums for almost thirteen long years without fail. If there is one thing that I hate most, and I believe some people agree with me here, is paying a lot of money each month for something that might never happen(uncertainty is costly). This of course is not an excuse to cancel your insurance – I learned that the hard way after a ticket cost me more than I expected. Just to be on the safe side of the law, it is good to get coverage. What happened to my friend? Read on!

After all those years of paying premiums, his wife was involved in a minor accident. She hit the back of another vehicle (very slight hit) and as usual, they called their insurance agents. The damage on my friend’s vehicle was minor but you won’t believe what the insurance company told them: the vehicle was totaled(not good for use anymore)! What? They just rushed into saying so in order for the case to be closed and avoid more expenses. That is insane. In return, they promised to pay them $800 for a car that was in good condition. They told them that there were several damages on the vehicle before the accident that reduced the value by thousands of dollars. Grrrrrrrrrr!

Phone call after phone call after phone call, nothing happened. After a long time of negotiations, my friend finally agreed to a settlement. The irony is that there are no stupid negotiations while signing up for coverage, all they want is your money and after that, they are gone. Miss a month’s premium and you are doomed. The question is: is the concept of insurance (particularly for motor vehicles) a scam or the people are? I wish there was a solution to this evil act of greed. Unless you do not own a car of course, looks like we are here for a long fight.

I am done! Take care. Do Not Text and Drive … it actually kills!

In Washington: Lobbying, In Nairobi: Corruption!

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Hi! With the elections coming up this November in Washington, you can’t help but see all the attacks on television(you would think we have enough infomercials already) . Both sides accusing the other of outsourcing jobs, letting the rich folks pay little to no tax at all while the rest of us cry every time we get our weekly checks and more importantly live from hand to mouth – as they say! In my view, we are headed in the wrong direction.

In light of the political upheaval, I find the fact that corporations and rich individuals can pump their millions into the campaigns just sickening. I mean, come on people, why on earth does a video game company have to spend millions of dollars helping Romney? Isn’t this corruption at best? The simplest thing you can say is, look, I will donate millions to you right now and when you get elected, you must do something good to me…kickback time baby.

Here is my point friends: In Lagos(Nigeria), or Nairobi(Kenya) for instance, whenever government officials participate in somewhat fishy activities, like taking advantage of a situation and making tons of money in return, they call that corruption (and the culprits hardly get to pay for their evil acts). On the other side of the world, for example in England or Washington, when big name companies spend millions of dollars in return for favoritism in the legislation, they say, well, lobbying is allowed. It is not satanic at all. Tell me where you stand here.

I understand that there is good lobbying and then of course there is the bad and rampant type. The problem is that it seems to me that everything politicians do today is go to Washington, run from one building to another looking for lobbying firms and once they secure jobs as lobbyist, the deal is done. That is it. What went wrong with being honest with the citizens? People pay taxes, from which the elected officials get paid hefty salaries and other non-expiring privileges.  All they get is a slap in the face. Wasteful spending of the hard-earned cash. Lies.

Finally, as much as we might wish to draw a thick line between the C (corruption) word and the L (Lobbying – negative version) word, it might be reasonable to point out the fact that our leaders have and will always betray us by all means. They get bought by big oil companies, video game makers and of course Wall Street….what are we left with in the end? A corrupt system of corrupt leaders who have NOTHING to do with us. We end up paying heavily for their mistakes, we also pay for their healthcare costs for life, and so many other things we might never know! So unfortunate!

Please, if you understand the problems we are facing as a human race, regardless of your location, help stop this nonsense(unless your country is in perfect condition – call me). Do not elect politicians who are not interested in helping the nation. Vote wisely when time comes. Exercise your right, that is all I can say for now. Meanwhile, take care and see you soon!! Got comments? Let me know by leaving them below this post.

What Does It Mean, To You?

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Well, it is that time of the year again when I get to tell myself I am not getting any younger. I thought sharing this with you might help drive away the … feeling of actually growing old. I am not worried about it so much but I normally ask myself questions like ‘what did you achieve last year?’, ‘Are your dreams really gonna come true?’, ‘What is next in the queue?’ Those questions often go unanswered, unfortunately.

Here is my take on life so far: It is easy to hear what people say to you, the most important thing is what you know about it from experience. Some may discourage you, some may encourage you and others will have nothing to do with you. So far, I have seen, read and heard a lot about life and yet there is more to learn. The truth that I know (and it seems it should be obvious) is that as I grow older, I get to make better decisions, understand people better and face challenges with hope instead of giving up.

What is the big deal about birthdays? Well, I started celebrating(not throwing parties) when I was 22 and when I looked back, I couldn’t believe that 21 years had just slipped away without noticing. That kept me thinking, what if I just lived without worrying about how old I am, unless when I was filling up some forms or something. The reason am saying this is because perhaps we focus so much on how old we are instead of looking at the life in the years we have lived….get it? One smart person once said it is not the years in the life but rather the life in the years! I love that saying!

Anyway, I will stop here for now and continue thinking about what my next year will look like! I hope that it will be a blessed one, a brighter one, one filled with achievements, happiness, peace and love. Sometimes we strive so much for what we feel we want instead of what we really need and I do not want to do that. I want to work hard, be happy and enjoy life without forgetting the fact that there is more to it than just wanting things, overdoing things and much more.

I know one thing for sure: the day I will locate that total happiness, placing people first before my own desires, is the day I will understand what life is all about. Thank you for reading my blog. Please remember to subscribe if you like what you read. The other way to let me know that you were here is to leave a comment and often with a link to your blog of course. See you soon!

You can read my opinions at My Life Sentences – A True Story

 

Wanna Write Like A Pro?

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Hi! Today, I thought sharing a few tips on how to bring out the best in you as a writer might help. Last time I shared a few ideas on how to get more traffic and many people liked it. As an aspiring writer, I have come to realize that the question of writing what people want to read has always gone unanswered. Have you ever wished you wrote your articles, columns, books etc better? I know you have. Let us crack this shell. I will jump straight to the points.

  • After reading so many articles on news sites, I felt like around the corner somewhere, somebody had to say something about the shortcomings of the writers of the same. One thing you need to do before jumping onto your keyboard to write anything is your subject. Answering the ‘what am I going to write about?’ question will help you exhaust the depths of the topic. Make short notes, think through each key point and make sure that important arguments come first.
  • After mastering your concept, you are now ready to type something – but anyone can type right? The point is this: to avoid embarrassing yourself in the face of the world, plan out which paragraphs will come first. In high school, my English teacher told me that every story should have a beginning, a middle and an ending. So, what goes to the beginning of the story? Some people jump the rope quite often, spilling all the secrets in the first paragraph. That is not good.
  • In my English 102, my professor told me that I needed to introduce the readers into what is awaiting them. Doing so need care because the risk of breaking the rule is high. Using a theses statement helps to motivate the readers just enough by preparing their minds for more details later down the road. If you are writing about a recent rise in texting and driving related accidents in your local town, you don’t jump straight to last week’s incident(you might be tempted to do this thinking it will make readers hooked).
  • Assuming you have successfully hooked your readers with a great theses statement, to make it even more interesting, argue your points one by one without forgetting evidence or proof. Many people like works that have backup and of course they have to be realistic and non-exaggerated. All you are doing here is building the main body of your writing, so, make sure that everything you write flow smoothly and use connecting phrases between points and paragraphs.
  • Depending on how long your work is, make sure you avoid repetitions and any form of poor grammar. Now, say that you have finished writing out your big points and you are taking a short break, where do you go next? Since you wrote out your arguments before the break, you need to offer some viable solutions to the problems for instance caused by texting and driving. Obviously, not all types of writing have this sort of format. Regardless, remember to give proposals that are reasonable. Each problem will have one or more possible solutions in its own paragraph.
  • Almost done! You have written your arguments out, you have offered your thoughtful suggestions and now you are almost ready to close your document window. So what? Here is my take: according to my professor and as I have come to learn all these years, you need a conclusion. Make it simple and clear. Do not start writing the whole story all over again. Do not use the same words, just rephrase what your theses statement says – just remember to be clever enough not to look stupid. Ooops! You are done. Good job.

One good thing about using a template (software developers might agree with me here) is that regardless of the story you are working on, the structure will almost certainly remain the same. What you are doing is implementing it. Are you working on a book? Follow the same steps and of course add more great stuff. Are you working on column? What about a letter to your congressman or woman? All you are trying to do is to bring out the best, passing the correct information to whoever is reading your article and in the end, reducing the number of badly written stories out there. Simply, give substance to your work!

Finally, sometimes being too careful might hurt you. Often being careless will definitely hurt you. The best you can do is write an article people will thirst for more. How do you know if your work is the best? When someone reads the first chapter and they can’t wait to reach the second one and then the third one and till the end. That is enough for now. Hope you get something good from all these paragraphs I have written. If you have questions, let me know through the comments section or the contact page.

Thank you for reading. Please remember to subscribe through the home page of my blog. See you soon.