Still awake trying to complete work I am supposed to hand in on Tuesday that I just got yesterday, Saturday. It’s Monday and my night’s just started.
I just started a small project in the village and I feel that I now know more about myself than I would if I hadn’t traveled.
- There’s wealth in the village. I’ve met some very local people but with brilliant and amazing business minds.
- Plant trees. I think it’s the new thing, or should be the in thing. Plant trees.
- A child (10 years) came to the site today and asked to help out. Seeing his size and the nature of the job, I told him to fetch water where I would pay him 300/- for each jerrycan. When he was done, I paid him extra and told him to buy some books. But hey, I know he’s been eyeing those juicy donuts in the shop. I realised two things; i) Do we really have child labour laws and are they applicable in a society that teaches the child to work from the onset of birth? ii) I need to work like a villager. This is a simple precept of knowing how to use and maximise resources without necessarily enjoying the high life.
- Prayer. If you don’t believe in something, then find something to believe in.
- Working on Sunday is not a bad thing.
- Hustle hard. It’s impolite to be rude to someone because they look like they don’t have purpose in that moment but you never know where your client comes from.
- Clients always come first, even when what they are requesting for is frustrating and time consuming, viz, this work I am supposed to hand in on Tuesday.
- Travel. Uganda is blessed beyond. I find the streets of Kampala too congested. But, if you have been to Kabagarame in Bushenyi, then you know what I am talking of. In fact, if you are ever in Bushenyi, check out Kabagarame.
- Carry a book on you at all times. I sometimes go through my note book and are amazed at the many things that run through my mind.