The Founder of Inspire Leadership & focuses on unlocking people’s potential by providing them with programs; mentorship and coaching into high performance
This fable story is about Santiago, a shepherd boy who travels from Spain to Egypt in search of a treasure. As he travels, he meets with three people who direct him to the location of the treasure; the three are a woman, a king and an Alchemist. Unfortunately, nobody among the three knows where the treasure is but one thing is clear, Santiago will have to face many obstacles as he heads towards the treasure. The story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.
The Alchemist provides life lessons to Santiago where he teaches him about personal legends. People want to find only the treasure of their legends but not the personal legend itself. Is this not what happens to us? The Alchemist advises that those who do not understand their legends will fail to comprehend the teachings of personal legends. There is a need to look at the treasures found within ourselves as opposed to looking at those outside ourselves.
The book also teaches us not to be afraid of losing what we have, be it our life, our possessions or property. We should overcome these fears by understanding that our life stories and the history of the world are written by the same hand. Secondly, we are afraid of pursuing our most important dreams because we feel like we do not deserve them or that we will be unable to achieve them. This is a myth that we should do away with. Thirdly is that there is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure and if indeed we manage to become better everything around us becomes better too.
If you are having Big Hairy audacious Goals (BHAGs) and somehow shrinking from them, this is one book that will make you more courageous. It does not matter what sort of a dream it is, provided it is a BHAG, the universe will conspire to help you achieve it if you want and you are putting efforts towards it. The book will also give you a sense of how to overcome insurmountable tasks and provide you with the mantra that you must live the life you truly desire to the fullest if you want to look back on life and find it having worth lived.
"Working as a trainee in the Danish International Investment Funds, I had the pleasure to work with Edward Mungai. Edward is respected for his dedication to his work and often stay after hours to complete his tasks ahead of time."
""Edward is a charismatic expert speaker and a thought-leader on addressing climate change.""
"Edward is very forward thinking. He is a great person with a big heart who strives to conserve the environment. Edward is passionate about educating and informing people about climate action relating to renewable energy, environmental conservation, corporate reporting standards, sustainability, etc. Kenya will greatly benefit from your skills."
"Edward is a very tough, visionary leader who brings out the best in those he works with as well as those he mentors."
"Edward, thank you for preparing such an engaging and relatable presentation. You’re very comfortable in front of an audience, good on your feet, and knowledgeable. Your talents really shined! I’m sure that the audience was wowed and that new clients will roll in. Looking forward to many more collaborative interactions! "
""Edward captured the attention of everyone in the room. His energy and absolute conviction in what he was sharing made everyone take notice. There were copious notes being taken throughout his talk! Ed challenged me to think bigger about what I am capable of accomplishing. He inspired me to reach for greatness and not settle for mediocrity. We can hardly wait to have him back sometime in the future!" "
"I had the absolute pleasure of recommending and contracting Edward to present to our congregation. Edward was punctual, easy to communicate with and his amazing energy resulted in the following responses from the congregation: Over 90% rated Edward and his presentation as 'Absolutely Fantastic', with the remaining rating him as 'Great'. When asked about what key learnings the congregation had taken from the conference, the following referred to Edward: • How important a positive attitude to life is important & not to let other people's negativity impact on you • Ignoring the naysayers • The need for work, life balance • Be thankful for your health and look after yourself • Surround yourself with people that make you happy and positive • Spirituality is key to success and how to relate with your networks • The importance of making a real difference in our life I would have no hesitation in recommending or contracting Edward for future events and I can't wait to work with him again. "
"Thank you for delivering a powerful message to our CEO Apprenticeship Programme Thought Leadership Session. The leaders had nothing but positive comments about your presentation, and left feeling ready to take action, and ‘owning’ that engagement starts with them. Your message was practical and logical, yet highly engaging. You delivered it in a way that the audience could easily connect and relate to you. Our event couldn’t have been a success without you!” "
"Edward message is entertaining, high energy, engaging, motivational, thought provoking, and behavior changing. His powerful message is delivered with humor but sprinkled with real life example as well as some science. His presentation will be a highlight of any meeting. People will be talking about his message for years to come."