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Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night or in the morning and wonder to yourself what it would it be like to live a life you love?

“I am smart enough to know that I am different from everyone but also smart enough to know that I am not better than anyone” – Bheki Mashaba

Perception: Education

With so much discussion going on about the Oscars, I couldn’t help but to weigh in my thoughts about the whole debacle. I would love to know your thoughts too.

A year ago I become a frequent visitor to Malawi. Besides honestly being the warm heart of Africa because of the weather and the reception I always get from the people I come across here, I saw a business opportunity. I am an avid reader so one of the things I love doing when travelling is collecting books ans magazines  authored by local people.

Changing lives of others it’s not always about big amounts of money , the little you have can change someone’s life significantly.

I’ve noticed that many people wait  on fundings so that they can start with plans they have to making difference and bringing change into other people’s lives.  Waiting can make you lose interest or vision you having for the plan because you are not even sure when are you going to get help from people or companies you asked for help from.

“If I sit here there is a chance of me losing, if I go out there is a chance of me losing. So I might as well lose on the battle field” Said one woman to herself!

Do you know that it does not matter that you are chosen, because at the end of the day you still need to fight for it? Sometimes you need to reach for it, you need to cry for it, because if it not hard to get it is not worth celebrating. I believe that the one way to improve in life is to surround yourself with people who always challenge you, bee at a job that will challenge you; you must study what is going to challenge you. Do not do things which are easy, always search for something that will challenge you!

It has been an interesting year for the fledgling African community in America. The articles, video’s and blogs flying back and forth point to the fact that despite a president who should bring together both worlds, all is not well with the African-American and American-African relationship.

Most times we expect things to be easy in life, to be like in the movies, fairy tales, orsimilar to a dream come true, or a miracle or even magic. In the event of all this, we go about life looking for favors in order to take short cuts forgetting that when it comes to success, there are no shortcuts. Shortcuts make long delays!


With our lives at hand; we are in the middle of the fight.

If you have watched wrestling or boxing you will know what I am talking about.

TUGGS.T.A.R is a motivational poet that has been trained as a Facilitator with Bob Proctor’s Life Success he has two albums to date, The Africa E.P: From Here to There and Home Again, and Season of Lost Love. He has just released his first book. “The Secret Relationship Between Africans & Blacks.” Available on amazon. 

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