Setting an Attainable Vision Board

Is it too late to say happy new year, once more?

It’s so good to be back. I started my year with some rest. I traveled to Africa – and that rest for me looked like spending some time with my family, and traveling to Maputo, Joburg, and Cape Town; and back to New York through the Victoria Falls, and Nairobi. A great start to the year, if I do say so myself.

Having taken a few weeks off, I am glad to share that I AM BACK!

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Starting my year so late meant that I did not quite get the chance to set a vision board. If you have followed me for years, you know that I always set and commit to a vision board. This year was quite different for me. The beginning of this year found my life with everything up in the air: recently completed my graduate programme, and now asking myself “what’s next?”

I was sharing my plans for the year with my girlfriend, Heather, and for a moment there I found myself getting overwhelmed, as it all seemed like too much. As we were at her house, and I did not have my laptop, I asked her for a pen and paper. I started jotting down my plans for the year, and realised I was there setting my vision board for the year.

Setting an Achievable Vision Board

Setting an achievable vision board involves careful planning and consideration of your goals and aspirations. Below, some steps on how you can create one:

Define Your Goals: Identify what you want to achieve in different aspects of your life, such as career, health, relationships, personal development, etc. Be specific about what you want to accomplish.

Gather Inspiration: Collect images, quotes, and materials that represent your goals and aspirations. These can be from magazines, the internet, or your own photos and drawings.

Organize Your Vision Board: Arrange your collected materials on a board or a digital platform in a way that is visually appealing to you. You can categorize them based on different areas of your life or create a timeline for achieving your goals.

Visualize Success: Visualize yourself achieving your goals as you look at your vision board. Imagine how it will feel to accomplish each goal and how your life will improve as a result.

Set Actionable Steps: Break down your goals into smaller, actionable steps that you can take to move closer to achieving them. Write these steps down and include them on your vision board.

Review Regularly: Set aside time regularly to review your vision board and reflect on your progress. Adjust your goals and action steps as needed to stay on track.

Stay Positive and Persistent: Believe in yourself and your ability to achieve your goals. Stay motivated and persistent, even when faced with challenges or setbacks.

By following these steps, you can create an achievable vision board that will inspire and motivate you to reach your goals. Remember to keep it updated and review it regularly to stay focused and on track.

All my love,


Previously: Taking the GMAT – Things To Know

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a standardized test commonly required for admission to graduate business programmes, such as MBA (Master of Business Administration) programmes. If you’re planning to take the GMAT, there are some important things to know.

I have over the past few months been preparing to take the GMAT. I have learnt so much, and in this post, I share some GMAT exam basics – what worked for me, and what you can utilise.

Featured: Supply Chain Management

I recently attended a Revlon activation event, and it got me thinking about Supply Chain Management – the art of trade. Though I am an entrepreneur, I detest trade… more specifically cash transactions. My disdain for trade may have something to do with the fact that I come from a country that is anything but capitalist – sentiments to be dissected on a different day.

Late last year, I was invited by the Broad Business School at the Michigan State University for their diversity preview day. It was the first time I actually heard the phrase “Supply Chain Management”, as they pride themselves in being in that specialisation in the country.

Supply Chain Management (SCM) refers to the oversight and coordination of all activities involved in the production and distribution of goods or services from the initial sourcing of raw materials to the final delivery to the end customer. It encompasses a broad range of functions, including procurement, production planning, inventory management, logistics, transportation, and warehousing.

The primary goal of supply chain management is to ensure the efficient flow of goods and information throughout the entire supply chain network while minimizing costs, maximizing customer satisfaction, and achieving competitive advantage.

SCM involves strategic planning, collaboration with suppliers and partners, risk management, and the use of technology and data analytics to optimize operations and enhance performance.

Effective supply chain management is essential for businesses to remain competitive in today’s global marketplace by improving efficiency, reducing lead times, and responding quickly to changes in customer demand and market conditions.

I am still deciding on whether I will be pursuing an MBA, but if I do, the Broad Business School is definitely a top choice for me. For me, primarily, I’d like a further understanding of Supply Chain Management, and where better to do so than in the programme in that specialisation.

If you are still trying to decide if an MBA is for you, you should check out my YouTube channel for some tips and guidance.

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Coming Up: The Power of Storytelling

In February of 2022, I delivered a keynote at the Wealth Malawi StartUp Masterclass on “The Art of Storytelling”. I shared on my 10 year journey of building my digital media businesses in Malawi, and the speech went viral via WhatsApp, as I was sharing on the wonder that Malawi is, and opportunities for business and development therein.

In this post, I will share my views on “The Power of Storytelling” – my personal experiences, especially in career and business.

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Spotlight: Eli Broad College of Business

𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘞𝘦 𝘚𝘦𝘦 𝘜𝘴: 𝘈 𝘊𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘍𝘪𝘨𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘗𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨.

Having toured several business schools last year, the newly built Minskoff Pavillion of the Eli Broad College of Business School at the Michigan State University stood out so much for me. Programmes aside (as most business schools are similar, though different in some attributes and specialisation), the Minskoff Pavillion at the Broad Business School was just every inch of stunning.

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With a mission to create and disseminate knowledge through collaboration, developing global transformational leaders who positively impact organizations and society, the Broad Business School aims be a top-of-mind business school as reflected by the recognition of their brand, the reputation of their people, and the rankings of their programs. Learn more about the Eli Broad College of Business here.


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