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6 ways to conquer the fear of failure

New beginnings can be scary. We know! Don’t worry. You are not alone



New beginnings can be so scary, mainly because of the uncertainties it comes with and mostly the fear of failure. However, we are here to tell you there is absolutely nothing wrong with failure. It is part of life and so it shouldn’t get the better of you.

Apply for that internship that you’ve always eyed, by all means, go ahead and ask them out if you love their vibe. Just do it! What’s the worst that could happen? Nothing. In fact, you will have learned an experience or two. Here are tips to help you get over the fear of failure.

Face your fears

Regardless of what your weaknesses are, you need to face them and work on them. When you face your fears, you start to improve how you deal with them. The more you face your fears and the more you do what you don’t want to do, the more comfortable you get with the things you fear.

Redefine what failure actually is

Develop a new relationship with failure instead of viewing it as an absolute, life-destroying disaster. Change your perspective so that you see failure as an opportunity to learn and grow.

Think more positively

Fear of failure is often so strong because we focus on the negative outcomes and the obstacles to success. However, this is not the only outcome. Consider the positive outcomes, how you can overcome obstacles, and visualize a path to the goal. Let go of negative assumptions because they heighten the fear of failing.

Setting Goals

Setting a long-term goal can be both inspiring and motivating. Begin with whatever your first small goals are. When you succeed, even in the smallest of ways, your confidence will begin to return.

Have a plan B

Hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Having a backup plan gives you more confidence to move ahead and take a calculated risk.

Stay Focused

Focusing on the task at hand at any given time allows you to stay on top of your current actions rather than ruminating on imagined consequences and perceived shortcomings.

This article first appeared on Parents Africa.

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How To Save Money In College



Saving money in college can be challenging, but it’s essential to learn how to manage your finances to avoid financial struggles in the future.

Here are some tips on how to save money in college:

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  1. Make a budget: Create a budget that lists all of your expenses, including tuition fees, housing, textbooks, transportation, food, and entertainment. This will help you keep track of your spending and identify areas where you can cut back.
  2. Use student discounts: Many retailers, restaurants, and entertainment venues offer student discounts. Take advantage of these discounts to save money on everything from clothing to movie tickets.
  3. Rent or buy used textbooks: Textbooks can be expensive, but you can save money by renting or buying used textbooks.
  4. Cook at home: Eating out can quickly add up, so try cooking at home as much as possible. Meal prep for the week to save time and money.
  5. Use public transportation: If you live in a city with a good public transportation system, consider using it instead of owning a car. It can be much cheaper, and you’ll save money on gas and maintenance costs.
  6. Take advantage of campus resources: Most campuses offer free or low-cost services, such as gym memberships, counseling, and health clinics. Use these resources to save money and improve your overall well-being.
  7. Work part-time: Consider getting a part-time job on or off campus to earn extra money. Look for jobs that are flexible and won’t interfere with your studies.
  8. Avoid unnecessary expenses: Cut back on non-essential expenses like eating out, shopping for clothes or gadgets, and going out partying. Instead, look for free or low-cost alternatives.

By implementing these tips, you can save money and still enjoy your college experience without going into debt.

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Otile Brown’s two MacBook Laptops stolen in Tanzania.

Otile Brown claims his laptops were stolen in Julius Nyerehe Airport while heading for a show in Tanzania.



Otile Brown, Kenyan musician, and hitmaker has revealed on his Instagram page today that he lost two MacBook Laptops at Julius Nyerere Airport in Tanzania.

In the long post, the hitmaker revealed that the airport security refused to help them within three hours after he reported the theft. He added that they refused to check their CCTV footage.

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“so they refuse to offer services when we can trace the laptops just around there’” Otile Brown added.

He went on to say that they still refused to help even after he produced a police report that in his opinion is a procedure in the whole recovery process.

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He went on to say that he and his team would have retrieved the laptops within a short period, but he feels that the Airport security staff wanted him to loose them completely.

“What is the job of security if they can’t help you? As a lover of Tanzania, I have been hurt so much. I need a lawyer,” Otile added.

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Shout-out to our star Podcasters!

September 30th marks international celebration of the power of podcasts!



This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow pod-casters, podcast listeners, podcast enthusiasts, and leaders in the podcasting industry. Be sure to connect with some of the Kenyan Podcasters that we’ve had the opportunity to vibe with, and learn a few tips about the podcasting life.

1.) The Tall Girls Pod

The Tall Girls Pod is an entertaining & informative podcast hosted by Nyar-Malit & Noel Richter. The podcast is dedicated to creating confidence, acceptance & overall body positivity. Join them weekly to discuss everything gigantic, from dating, clothes, confidence or just texting. Learn & see things from another perspective, slightly higher perspective!

2.) The Yes Girls Podcast

Two Nairobi-based wanderlust-ers, The Yes Girls, are making it their mission to say ‘yes’ to doing, being, and learning something different every two weeks and documenting their journeys. Their podcast is a strange but interesting result of them saying ‘yes’ to sometimes challenging, sometimes fun, sometimes entertaining and sometimes downright outrageous experiences!

We dive with the @The Yes Girls Podcast to learn what differentiates their podcast from the rest, challenges faced while podcasting and much more! Keep it here for more uploads and remember to leave your feedback in the comment section.

3.) The Loop by Okaka

Okaka is a creative podcaster who enjoys who he is and the stories he tells. Join him and stay through the different experiences, interviews and chill sessions he hosts with people as crazy and creative as him.

Here’s to an episode he did with Anne Mwaura, host of The fuse on Capital Radio. Remember to follow and connect with more of his episodes on spotify and anchor as The loop by Okaka.

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