The New York Autumn Blog Series

A city is only as good as you make it. To this, there are no exceptions – which seems perfectly obvious if the biographical notes of some of the most celebrated public figures of our time are anything to go by. From Alicia Keys’ 2009 Billboard-topping hit single ‘Empire State of Mind’, to the New…

5 Steps to Finding a Masters Degree that is Right for You

     Unless you are incredibly wealthy, or simply could not care less about wasting 12 to 24 months of your life, finding the right graduate program for you should be of utmost importance; and the very fact that you are taking the time to read this post today, is a fair indication that you are…

The 7 Secrets to a Fulfilling Life & Career

      About a year ago, I received a very candid note from one of my mentors, whose counsel I have found particularly invaluable over the last two years. Importantly, we share a common faith, and agree on most things – barring the occasional divergence of opinions. It was one of those apt reminders that completely…

These 5 Fears Stood in my Way, Until I said “No More”

      As many of you would be aware, I celebrated my birthday last Saturday; and for those who know me well enough, they too can vouch for the fact that I am a very simple guy. I love nice things, but I also appreciate the simpler things in life – like the hundreds of birthday…

Declare: This Season of My Life Will Culminate in Victory!

      Within the next few days, I celebrate my 32nd birthday, and I am absolutely excited about this, for no greater reason than my determination to make this milestone a major turning point in my life and career. By most standards I have perhaps accomplished quite a bit in those 32 years. So it is…

Insights into My Humanitarian Work on Youth and Land (+video)

Official UN statistics statistics have revealed the troubling reality of the economic and social vulnerability of the youth demographic. It is estimated that 240 million youth live on less than US$1.00 per day; that youth unemployment is 3-times greater than adult unemployment; and that 2 in 3 youth are not fulfilling their economic potential. David…

Update on My Humanitarian Work on Land Rights

Since the adoption of the global indicator framework by the UN Statistical Commission (UNSC) back in March 2016, significant progress has been made on a set of tenure-related indicators – familiarly referred to as the ‘land indicators’ – primarily through the efforts of the Global Land Indicators Initiative (GLII). GLII has been described as a…

These 6 Basic Lessons Will Change Your Life Forever

Now the story begins about a year ago when I received a very candid note from one of my mentors – a retired senior UN official, whose counsel I have found particularly invaluable over the last two years. It was one of those very timely reminders that completely repositions you if, for whatever reason, you…

Moving to a New City Never Felt so Right!

      I completely embrace the idea of “[Growing] where you’re planted”. We should do all within our power and creativity to extract the best from every situation, wherever life’s journey takes us. This expression is however misunderstood by many who have endured hardships, feeling duty-bound and attempting unnecessary and futile heroics in oppressive and unhealthy…

5 Social Media Secrets for Boosting Your Career & Business Performance (2017)

After one year of experimenting with various social media platforms, I have identified these 5 powerful secrets to successfully boosting your career and business performance via social media. In this video, you will learn about: Selecting the ideal platforms for your business, career, or job search specifications What type of content to use on your…

5 Principles for Achieving Major Success in Your Life & Career

In this edition of ‘Defying the Odds’, I share with you 5 basic and often overlooked principles for achieving bountiful success in life. These 5 principles are not dependent on your current social standing, your educational background, or how much money you earn. But they will change your life forever. They are simple, universally applicable,…