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Insights and teachings for your personal success from our professional counsellors and executives in the Church.

The recent MTN Business training sponsored by MTN Uganda for entrepreneurs in Eastern Uganda was a huge success. The training attracted 152 entrepreneurs way beyond the intended 100 – indicating too much desire for knowledge by the business community in Eastern Uganda.

The one day training covered critical topics of internal controls, cash flow management, value creation and preservation, taxation and using the Internet to grow your business. It took place at Mbale Resort Hotel.  During his closing remarks, Mazen Mroue, the MTN U top honcho explained the following three insights for your success in career and business:

Successful at home

“If you cannot manage your home, it is difficult to manage your work.” It is easier to be successful at work if you are already successful at your home. Are you happy at home? Are you happy with your wife and children (if you have any)? Are you in good terms with your siblings and parents and neighbors? Great performers are happy. By far, being happy at home is a pre-requisite for your career success. 


Want to success in your career and business? Be ethical. Your business partners and customers want to deal with someone they can trust. If your colleagues and or business partners cannot trust you, it is difficult to do business with you. Are you fraudulent? If someone gives you credit will you pay back? If I entrust you with some responsibilities will I have peace of mind that you will deliver? No one wants to work with someone who is not trust worth and indeed the foundation for your career and business success is being trustworthy.

If you cannot be trusted, you won’t be given opportunities for more responsibilities and career success.


You must prepare your minds and understand that career and business success takes time. Don’t make a mistake of thinking that you will make it overnight. It takes hard work, resilience and patience to get ahead. “As CEO, I have noted that the most mistake many young professionals make it to expect magic in their career success in terms of promotions and income.” With such a mindset, someone is not stable and therefore fail to gain critical skills on their job as they tend to change or move from one company to another quickly. At the end of the day, you lack the critical skills and experience needed to position you for success in future.

True and sustainable success in any career or business takes time. Quick wins and success is good but might not be sustainable. Learn to be patience and persevere.

That was a power message. So, remember to be happy at your home, be ethical and patient.

If you are in Kampala, complete this form here and grab this opportunity of a lifetime. MTN Business training is always special. You will get practical insights to readily implement in growing your business. Feel free to visit this site to be updated of upcoming events.

The MTN Business training was facilitated by Summit Consulting Ltd team. 

May 30, 2014

Top 4 Tricks to Stick to Your Budget

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Whether you’re trying to pay down debt, save for a dream vacation or beef up your nest egg, having a budget is a vital part of the plan. Making a budget is usually a pretty straightforward process but actually following it tends to be a bigger challenge.

Are you financially independent? Do you have enough money to cover your basic needs and have some to save for the old age?

You need money to buy your needs and wants. You cannot be happy and achieve peak performance unless you afford to buy your basic needs.

How do you ensure you are financially stable to have peace of mind?

  • Have a clear financial strategy
  • Be a master of your own life. Write down what it is you want to achieve in in line with your guiding values or personal credo. Set your own agenda and work consistently towards your target in line with your values.

If you lack clarity about your definition of success, how will you know when you make it?

Let’s set the record straight – you must invest money in order to succeed. Your choice of business and entrepreneurial acumen will determine your profitability and future success.

Every business has its own shortcomings and limitations. You must do homework to ascertain the impediments to your business. Is it capital or markets? Assuming you had Ugx. 5m in your bank account, which business would you invest in?

There are many businesses you might consider investing in– stocks, treasury bills, real estate, mobile money agency, eatery, consulting outfit or farming. Your choice must be influenced by your availability, capital requirements and the initial marketing involved.

Once in a while, I come across great inspiration on the net. A friend this morning forwarded me the following words in an email. I don’t know real, so pardon my failure to make appropriate acknowledgments.

The message contains a powerful message of parenting, friendship and love.  Even if you don’t read anything else today, the following message will indeed change the way you look at people. And hey, if you can build relationships, respect colleagues, the world is yours to conquer.

Now why not take just two minutes to read the following message and change your life. Below is the powerful message for your success:Love-You-Dad-on-Car

Article in brief

  • Looking after kids is a hard task indeed. Your parents did agreat jobfor you.
  • Theaverage ageof having a first born in Uganda is about 30 for men and 27 for women. This is high. You will be 47, when your kid is joining University.
  • Career andfamily background, are some of the reasons for the delay in marrying. The argument is once you marry, your family takes priority. People delay marrying to ensure they first help their siblings and parents as once they get children; it becomes difficult to look after anyone else. Plus some women are bad that they won’t take it seeing their husbandsending money home. And vice-versa.
  • It is your life, it is your choice. Enjoy.

As a parent, I am getting to understandfirst handthat looking after children is one of the biggest sacrifices parents make. Save for the unlucky ones who grew withsingle parentsor no parents at all, you must be grateful to your parents. Either way, you must appreciate your guardians and parents for bringing you up. It is not easy.

Who is a powerful question as it helps you to identify the person responsible the current situation. On the other hand, “why” helps you understand the factors or conditions or events responsible for the current situation whether good or bad.

My experience is that bad leaders tend to ask the question “who” instead of “why” more often, especially during challenges or difficulties. According to Fr. John Mungereza, parish priest of Our lady of Africa Church Mbuya, many Ugandans are fond of the question “who” instead of “why.” They end up fighting each other instead of understanding the underlying factors responsible for the problems they are facing. The question “why” helps you understand what factors helped you perform poorly or succeed.

MB“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop”, Confucius

For Your Success, is a weekly memo which provides great value, insights and thought leadership for your success. It focuses on new thinking and cutting edge insights to help you optimize your talents and grab any opportunities by leveraging technology and resources present. Regardless of your profession or career, you will find For Your Success a great resource giving you ideas to transform your life to greater success – M.B.Mugisa.

This week’s insight: You only fail when you decide to stop. Never allow anyone to get in your way to success, be at your home, office or career. Just keep moving ahead.

Dec 31, 2013

2014: what is your resolve?

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We are a few hours to 2014. It is the time of the year to consolidate your achievements and plan for the new-year.

Many advisers [mentors and coaches] have probably told you to make resolutions for 2014. You don’t need to make resolutions. You need to resolve. Decide, act and never give up.

Don’t say I want to reduce weight.

Resolve to reduce weight by running at least four kilometers, twice a week; and 10 kilometers (MTN Kampala marathon) once a year. My experience is any exercise that does not involve covering some distance is very ineffective as far benefiting from exercising is concerned. Going to the gym is good, but not effective as running or swimming and similar exercises that involve covering a distance.

For that reason, adult games in their bedroom do not count as exercises despite the massive energy that is expended. Reason: no distance is covered in those games.

The recent terrorist attacks call for vigilance and improved physical security. As the Holiday season nears, so are tricksters, fraudsters and criminals waiting quietly to snatch from you that hard earned livelihood.

Keep guard. Below find insights useful to your physical and personal security.

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