Mid-2016 saw amazing opportunities come my way. From being appointed Brand Ambassador for Help A Child Reach 5 in association with Lifebuoy, representing Kenya globally, to getting the chance to interview one half of the worlds wealthiest couple, Melinda Gates, I’ve felt truly privileged. I’m an ardent believer in hard work, integrity and humility. Do I always get it right? No. Do I try? Boy, do I! The one thing I’m happy about is that I’ve never had anything handed to me. At all. None of my stints in media, be it at KTN, eTV in Johannesburg or Citizen TV. The very same goes for my projects.
When people ask me, how best can I get into media? What do I have to do to get a breakthrough? Work. HARD. Be consistent. Try not to burn bridges. Focus.It may take a while (I’m still working hard to achieve many of my goals) but all these go a long way. Above all, try to stay humble and appreciative. At times it’s tempting to give in to your own hype when you’ve been told countless times that you’re good at something, but try to reign that in so that you can remain teachable and relatable. Above all, prayer; it creates the best perspective for your life.
A little more Him, a little less me,
Enough to bring myself to my knees.
To call out when happy, when thankful, when glad,
To always remember the trials too shall pass.
To never forget that He gave it to me,
But that He too can take it from me,
So I must be ready and remain trusting,
That it would mean well and it would be His will ❤️ (Poetry by Janet)