Identifying your strengths and building your life based on them are essential for success . Without knowing how to recognize your strengths and maximize them, you may waste a lot of time doing the wrong things. Can you imagine spending years of hard work only to realize at the end that you have poured your time and energy (not to mention money) into the wrong things?
That’s why I believe these 12 lessons on maximizing your personal strengths are important. I summarized these lessons from the book Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton. Rather than writing a review of the book, I’ll directly give you the gems in the form of these 12 lessons.
First of all, let’s be clear about the definition of strength used here: a strength is consistent near perfect performance in an activity . You have strength in something if you consistently achieve
near perfect performance in it. This definition is important to bear in mind, as we go through the lessons.
So here are the 12 essential lessons to maximize your personal strengths:
1. Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses
You will excel only by maximizing your strengths, never by fixing your weaknesses. Capitalize on your strengths, and manage around your weaknesses. Managing around your weaknesses will free you up to hone your strengths to a sharper point.
2. An ability is a strength only if you can fathom yourself doing it repeatedly, happily, and successfully
Besides consistently performing it successfully, you should also derive some intrinsic satisfaction from the activity.
3. Organize your life around your strengths
Organize your life around your strengths so that these strengths can be applied. Find or carve out a role that draws on these strengths every day. This will make your life more productive and fulfilled.
4. There are three raw materials of strengths: talents, knowledge, and skills
Talents are your naturally recurring patterns of thought, feeling, or behavior (more in lesson #6).
Knowledge consists of the facts and lessons learned (more in lesson #7).
Skills are the steps of an activity (more in lesson #8).
It is the combination of talents, knowledge, and skills that creates your strengths.
5. The most important of the three raw materials are talents
Talents are the most important because they are innate whereas skills and knowledge can be acquired through learning and practice.
6. Your talents are enduring because they are somehow “hardwired” into your brain
Basically, your talents are the strongest synaptic connections in your brain. It is the path of “least resistance” in your brain which makes you naturally tend to go that way.
7. There are two kinds of knowledge : factual and experiential
Factual knowledge is content. For example, when you start to learn a language, factual knowledge is the vocabulary. Factual knowledge won’t guarantee excellence, but excellence is impossible without it. It gets you into the game.
Experiential knowledge is the knowledge that can be acquired only through experiences. It teaches you what works and what doesn’t. It cannot be taught in classrooms. Instead, it’s something that you must discipline yourself to pick up along the way and retain.
To build your strengths, you need both kinds of knowledge.
8. Skills bring structure to experiential knowledge
A skill basically is the formulation of all the accumulated knowledge into a sequence of steps that, if followed, will lead to performance – not necessarily great performance but at least acceptable performance.
It enables you to avoid trial and error and incorporate the best discoveries directly into your performance. A skill is designed to make the secrets of the best easily transferable.
9. The key to building your strength is to identify your dominant talents and then refine them with knowledge and skills
It’s essential to understand how to distinguish your natural talents from things you can learn. The first thing you should do is identifying your natural talents. After that, you should acquire the required knowledge and skills to refine your talents.
10. Practice doesn’t (necessarily) make you perfect
You can’t reach near perfect performance in any activity you choose just by practicing. It also requires certain natural talents. While you can always improve your performance with practice, it might not take you to consistent near perfect performance. Unless you have the necessary talent, your improvements will be modest.
11. A sure way to identify your talents is stepping back and watching yourself for a while.
Watch yourself for a while when you try an activity. See how quickly you pick it up. See whether you become absorbed in the activity to such an extent that you lose track of time.
12. There are four clues to help you identify your talents
More specifically, look for these four clues to identify your talents:
1. Spontaneous reactions
What are your spontaneous, top-of-mind reactions to the situations you encounter? These top-of-mind reactions provide the best trace of your talents because they show where the paths of “least resistance” in your brain are.
For example, when you hear that your employee cannot come because his child is sick, what is your first reaction? If your first reaction focuses on the ill child because you care about her, you may have a talent of empathy.
2. Yearnings
Your strongest connections are irresistible. They exert a magnetic influence, drawing you back time and again. These stronger connections will keep calling out to you, demanding to be heard. If you want to discover your talents, you should pay them heed.
3. Rapid learning
The speed at which you learn a new skill provides a telltale clue to the talent’s presence and power. Whatever the skill is, if you learned it rapidly, your talents may be at work.
4. Satisfactions
Your strongest synaptic connections are designed so that when you use them, it feels good. So, if it feels good when you perform an activity, chances are that you are using a talent.
Having read all the lessons, there are two questions you should ask yourself:
1. Do I currently build my career on top of my talents?
2. Have I organized my life around my strengths?
If your answer to any of these questions is no, you’d better take action before it’s too late.




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In human life there are many different characters that we find in each individual,the difference is what makes humanity in us.Have you ever known what humanity really means if YES then you stand a chance of being a humanitarian and if NO then have [it’s the quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals)] Then I think I have to pose a question to you ; What then do you have to offer as human ?? It really takes time and effort for a person to offer his/her hand for help but why ? Helping is not a problem the problem lays to many of us saying Who? Why? and in what way am I offering help..If you find it very hard think of you helping a brother ,sister or even your best friend,in this way you will find yourself helping .A times some of us even think asking for help is being lazy but have you ever asked the reason as to why he/she is asking of help.NO !NO ! NO! ?? Then why judge a book by its cover.Its not all of us are born lucky but we have to find for luck.The time at which you will find your luck is not the same time I will find mine or the other person finding his/her luck.With that we leave all to the Most High God..Once born every one has a star,its only now upto us to discover the star…..

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Mount Kenya Natural History

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m (17,058 feet) and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya is roughly circular, about 60km across at the 200mm contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands. At the centre of the massif, the main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 and Point John 4,883m. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers and the other two being only for technical climbers. 

Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa and stands somewhat unjustly in the shadow of it’s taller neighbour Kilimanjaro, which lies some 320km away in the south and is visible on a clear day. Kili may see much more traffic – due to the possibility of summitting via several non-technical trekking routes and due to the sometimes dubious honour of being one of the Seven Summits – but Mount Kenya offers a wealth of excellent and diverse climbing possibilities on rock, snow and ice. 

The rock on Mount Kenya can be of variable quality but is at it’s best high on the mountain where the syenite rock is similar to granite – rough, hard and well endowed with features.

Apart from the superb climbing potential on Mount Kenya, its tarns and alpine meadows; exotic, equatorial, high-altitude vegetation; sunbirds, hyrax and soaring eagles make the walk around the peaks one of the most beautiful expeditions in the East African mountains.

After the cultivated farmlands on the lower slopes the trails pass through the rain forest, rich in trees of many species but noticeably camphors, then onto a bamboo zone growing to heights of more than 12m or more up through open moor land before reaching the moonscape of higher slopes. The forests are rich in wildlife including elephant, buffalo and monkeys with even the moor lands offering a long list of mammals including the rock hyrax, the nearest living relative of the elephant.

Mt. Kenya is an ancient volcanic mountain much older than Mt. Kilimanjaro. It’s believed to have once reached well above 600m. What is left today is volcanic plug which erosion has fashioned into the complex jagged outline of the central peaks.

Getting to Mount KenyaMount Kenya is approximately 200km north of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, and is comfortably accessible by road using a variety of transport options – buses, mini buses, taxi cab or a car hire will get you close to the mountain on the tarred roads to the nearest town: Naromoru town for Naro Moru route, Nanyuki town for Sirimon route and Chogoria town for Chogoria route. Mt Kenya Hiking, Mount Kenya Climbing, Mount Kenya Trekking, Climbing Africa Mountains, Climbing Mt Kenya, Walking on Mount Kenya, Mount Kenya Trekking Route, Naro Moru Route, Nanyuki, Sirimon Route on Mount Kenya, Shiptons Camp,

The last stretch from the nearest town to the various trailheads (typically +/- 25km) will be on dirt roads and these can be in poor condition (especially in wet weather) and require a 4WD, or an approach on foot. When to Trek Mount KenyaAlthough, Mount Kenya can be climbed all year round, the highest rainfall occurs between late March and the middle of May, and slightly less between late October and mid December. Maximum rainfall occurs in the forest belt and on the south-east side of the mountain where it reaches 2500mm. per year at 3000m. Rain and, higher up, snow can however be encountered at any time of year – even in the driest periods (January and February). Normally the drier seasons are associated with clear, dry weather which can last for many days on end. The best weather is generally in the mornings, and convectional rainfall, if any, tends to come in the mid-afternoon. 

Temperatures vary considerably with height and with time of day. At 3000m. frosts can be encountered at night while day temperatures range from 5 to 15°C. Night time temperatures on the summit are well below freezing. The south-facing side of Mount Kenya receives more sunshine in the December to March period. During this time rock climbs are “in-condition” and snow and ice climbs gradually deteriorate. In the June to October period the north-facing rock climbs and south-facing ice climbs are best.

It’s safest to climb Mt. Kenya during the dry seasons: January – February and August to September off the most reliably fine weather. The main routes are likely to be more crowded at this time of the year. If you favor complete solitude over the sunny skies, try going slightly off the peak season. It’s best to avoid the two rainy seasons from mid March until June and from late October to the end of December.

Mount Kenya VegetationMount Kenya is home to some fascinating high-altitude alpine vegetation including giant groundsels and lobelias.
In the lower-altitude forest zone trekkers may come across some rather large and uncompromising African wildlife such as elephants and buffalo – fortunately these are mostly active only at night. Lions, leopard, rock hyrax, various antelope species and a wide range of other creatures large and small occur in the park.


Mount Kenya Forest Vegetation And Coverage In Percentage:
Bamboo – 10% 
Bamboo and Forest Mix – 23%
Forest – 32% 
Bushy Forest – 11% 
Grassland – 8.5% 
Plantation – 9% 
Other – 6.5% 
 Mount Kenya climbing Routes/ItinerariesThere are three main routes, which penetrate the forest and the moorland. The routes are Naromoru route, Sirimon route and Chogoria route and each of which has something different to offer.  

Climbing Mount Kenya Naromoru route – The fastest route to point Lenana but not as scenic as the other two. It is often overcrowded with many climbers since it’s the most popular route compared to Chogoria route and Sirimon route.

Mount Kenya Climbing Chogoria route – The most scenic and interesting of the three main routes on the mountain.
The route passes the enchanting Hall Tarns and looks down sheer cliffs into the spectacular Gorges Valley and onto the beautiful Lake Michaelson.

Climbing Mount Kenya Sirimon route – The least used of the three main routes, but features the most gradual ascent profile and best acclimatisation options and above all the most interesting since its on the drier side on the mountain. The route passes through impressive Yellowwood forests in the lower reaches and features abundant wildlife and beautiful alpine scenery higher up.

There are other four routes up Point Lenana but are least known and used. These are: Burguret Route, Timau Route, Meru Route and Kamweti Route

Note: The normal pattern of weather on Mount Kenya is for clear mornings with mist closing in from 10:00am although this can clear by evening. Therefore, early morning starts are the order of the day with a 2am start for the final ascent to point Lenana, if you want to catch the sunrise.

Mount Kenya Climbing ItinerariesMKC 401: 4 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Naro Moru RouteMKC 402: 4 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Sirimon RouteMKC 501: 5 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Chogoria Route Down Naro MoruMKC 502: 5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Route Down ChogoriaMKC 601: 6 Days Hiking Mount Kenya Chogoria RouteMKC 602: 6 Days Trekking Mount Kenya Sirimon – Naro Moru with peak circuit route  Chogoria Route
The Gorges Valley is a major feature on the Chogoria Route.This route leads from Chogoria town up to the peaks circuit. The 32 km (20 miles) from the forest gate to the park gate are often done by vehicle, but it is also possible to walk. There is much wildlife in the forest, with safari ant columns crossing the track, monkeys in the trees, and the potential for seeing elephant, buffalo and leopard. The road is not in good condition, and requires careful driving and walking. Near the park gate the bamboo zone starts, with grasses growing to 12 m high (40 ft).

Once in the park the track passes through rosewood forests, with lichens hanging from the branches. At one point the path splits, with the smaller track leading to a path up the nearby Mugi Hill and across to Lake Ellis.

The Temple is a large overhanging buttress overlooking Lake Michaelson, close to Hall Tarns.Near the trackhead a small bridge crosses the Nithi stream. Following the stream downriver a few hundred metres (yards) leads to The Gates Waterfall. The path heads up a ridge above the Gorges Valley, with views to the peaks, Lake Michaelson, The Temple, and across the valley to Delamere and Macmillan Peaks. Hall Tarns are situated right on the path and above The Temple, which is a 300 m (1,000 ft) cliff above Lake Michaelson.

As the path carries on it crosses the flat head of the Nithi River and then the slope steepens. The path splits, heading west to Simba Col, and south west to Square Tarn. These are both on the Peak Circuit Route.

Naro Moru Route
Vertical bog on Mount Kenya on the Naro Moru RouteThis route is taken by many of the trekkers who try to reach Point Lenana. It can be ascended in only 3 days and has bunkhouses at each camp so a tent is not necessary. The terrain is usually good, although one section is called the Vertical Bog.

The track starts in Naro Moru town and heads past the Park Headquarters up the ridge between the Northern and Southern Naro Moru Rivers. At the roadhead is the Meteorological Station, to which it is possible to drive in the dry season. The route drops down into the Northern Naro Moru Valley to Mackinder’s Camp on the Peak Circuit Path.

Sirimon Route
This route starts 15 km (9 miles) east around the Mount Kenya Ring Road from Nanyuki. The gate is 10 km (6 miles) further along the track, which can be walked or driven by two-wheel drives.

The track climbs up through the forest. On the north side of the mountain there is no bamboo zone, so the forest gradually turns into moorland covered with giant heather. The track ends at Old Moses Hut and becomes a path. This continues up the hill before splitting into two routes. To the left, the least used path goes around the side of the Barrow, to Liki North Hut. The vegetation becomes more sparse, with giant lobelia and groundsels dotted around. The path climbs over a ridge, before rejoining the main path ascending the Mackinder Valley. Shipton’s Cave can be found in the rock wall to the left of the steep path just before reaching Shipton’s Camp.

From Shipton’s Camp, it is possible to ascend the ridge directly in front of the camp to the site of Kami Hut, which no longer exists, or follow the river up to Lower Simba Tarn and eventually to Simba Col. These are both on the Peak Circuit Path.   Main Peaks of Mount Kenya:
-Batian (5199 m – 17,058 ft) 
-Nelion (5188 m – 17,022 ft) 
-Point Lenana (4985 m – 16,355 ft) 
-Coryndon Peak (4960 m – 16,273 ft) 
-Point Pigott (4957 m – 16,266 ft) 
-Point Thompson (4955 m – 15,466 ft) 
-Point Dutton (4885 m – 16,027 ft) 
-Point John (4883 m – 16,016 ft) 
-Point Melhuish (4880 m – 16,010 ft) 
-Point John Minor (4875 m – 15,990 ft) 
-Krapf Rognon (4800 m – 15,740 ft)[17] 
-Point Peter (4757 m – 15,607 ft) 
-Point Slade (4750 m – 15,580 ft) 
-Terere (4714 m – 15,462 ft) 
-Sendeyo (4704 m – 15,433 ft) 
-Midget Peak (4700 m – 15,420 ft) 
-The Hat (4639 m – 15,220 ft) 
-Delamere Peak 
-Macmillan Peak Glaciers on Mount Kenya
The glaciers on Mount Kenya are retreating rapidly. The Mountain Club of Kenya in Nairobi has photographs showing the mountain when it was first climbed in 1899, and again more recently, and the retreat of the glaciers is very evident. Descriptions of ascents of several of the peaks advise on the use of crampons, but now there is no ice to be found. There is no new snow to be found, even on the Lewis Glacier (the largest of them) in winter, so no new ice will be formed. It is predicted to be less than 30 years before there is no more ice on Mount Kenya, climbing & trekking Mt Kenya.

The area of glaciers on the mountain was measured in the 1980s, and recorded as about 0.7 km² (0.25 square miles). This is far smaller than the first observations, made in the 1890s.

Clockwise from the north:
 Water streams starting around Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya is the main water catchment area for two large rivers in Kenya; the Tana, the largest river in Kenya, and the Ewaso Ng’iro North. The Mount Kenya ecosystem provides water directly for over 2 million people. The streams that start on Mount Kenya are:
-The Sirimon 
-The Liki 
-The Nanyuki 
-The Nazita 
-The Nitmi 
-The Tnuchi 
-The Nyamindi 
-The Sagana 
-The Nairobi 
-The Naro Moru 
-The Burguret 

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Kenya is an ideal holiday destination for people to relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery it offers. The country has some coastal destinations you can visit for a Kenyan holiday. Tourists and vacationers travel to these places to enjoy its tropical beaches, sea breeze – relaxing atmosphere, peaceful islands, and indulge in water-sport activities. Kenya coastal destinations are drenched in culture and this reminds visitors of its charming history and heritage.
If you are looking for some peaceful time in the sun, Kenya has some beautiful destinations with scenic coastal views that will blow you away…Enjoy the beaches down from South Coast,Mombasa,Mtwapa,kilifi,Watamu,Malind and end your visit in Lamu..with #EMATS along your Tour,I have no doubts You will enjoy every step you make .WE ARE HERE TO GIVE YOU THE BEST….Eddie Mors African Tours and Safaris