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The podcast is based on the belief that; we give ourselves better odds of winning, when we approach life as a series of projects 'about you'. Join Jamal Abdallah and his team, with weekly special guests as they teach 'us' how to fail better, beat resistance and enjoy the benefits that come from completing a dream project; about you. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-fm/support

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The podcast is based on the belief that; we give ourselves better odds of winning, when we approach life as a series of projects 'about you'. Join Jamal Abdallah and his team, with weekly special guests as they teach 'us' how to fail better, beat resistance and enjoy the benefits that come from completing a dream project; about you. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-fm/support

    #64 RedBull Quicksand - How to go about Epic Deeds: Chaxy & Ken Uduny

    #64 RedBull Quicksand - How to go about Epic Deeds: Chaxy & Ken Uduny

    Major focus on the episode was inspired by the RedBull event scheduled to happen on 12th December 2021 in Diani, where the team discussed about the balancing act between being in the, moment and being in control - or as Jamal calls it; relinquishing control. The team was graced to have in our new studios: Ken Uduny from Baobab Beach Resort and Chaxy, organizer from RedBull;  mavericks who mastered the dance, in the improvisation world of having fun. They expounded on 'present awareness' which demands that Kenyans should forget all their preconceptions about Why, How and Where to have fun and completely drop their egos as they focused on the beach event at Kongo sands.

    The most scary of things has so far been the 'new normal', where the discussion took lead by stating the things you can control vs those you cannot; and sticking in between the two extremes, by letting go especially when you are a peoples pleaser. The Village Elder dis shade light on understanding of what we choose to respond to and what we control especially during these emotional times of lockdowns.

    Experiencing new sensations, breaking routine, enhancing self control capacities and pushing ones limits was seen as one of the elements that are increasingly becoming attractive to those who choose extreme sporting; highlighting on the fact that such sports on the basis of practice, acquires experiences and confidence, which in turn gradually reduces the perception of risk. This subjective assessment by the guests and the team on the risk results in an underestimation of objective risk. 

    This episode underlined the benefits of extreme sports to be that of psychosocial determinant in influencing decision making, in search for freedom in extreme sports; while also balancing bureaucracy in the tourism sector and manning the egos of those who call the shots in the industry in marketing Diani as a tourism destination.




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    • 42 min
    #63 Does online dating work?: JayBlack & VillageElder

    #63 Does online dating work?: JayBlack & VillageElder

    These are not normal times; most of people globally are being told to stay at home, avoid unnecessary interactions and, most definitely, avoid intimate moments with someone you haven’t yet met. three-in-ten adults say they have ever used an online dating site or app – including 11% who have done so in the past year, according to a new Pew Research Center survey conducted in 2019. However, the boys on the podcast did talk about masturbation and its effects. JayBlack shared his experiences online and what he is into when it comes to dating, while the VillageElder talked of himself as a serious fellow online... is he?

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    • 43 min
    #62 A trend towards marrying older/Je utaoa lini?: Hassan Kaingu & Sahdat

    #62 A trend towards marrying older/Je utaoa lini?: Hassan Kaingu & Sahdat

    For the last half-century, the trend has been toward later – not earlier – marriage. The median age at first marriage is now 29 for men and 26 for women, an age that has risen steadily since the 1950s. Today’s young adults marry a full six years later than their counterparts did. As marriage ages have risen, marriage has also become less common and less stable. However, the rates of sexual activity outside of marriage are higher than ever before, and out-of-wedlock births now represent about 40% of all births. If marrying young would promote happier, healthier marriages, we as a society might do well to encourage people to tie the knot as soon as they can, do you think so? However, couples who cohabit before they get married do tend to be younger, and recent research suggests it is the age of the couple when they began living together – rather than the fact they cohabited – that most strongly predicted an eventual divorce.

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    #61 Understanding the distinctive difference between employment, having a job and work: Heidi Mumia

    #61 Understanding the distinctive difference between employment, having a job and work: Heidi Mumia

    The definition and the ability to create something novel and appropriate, creativity is essential to the entrepreneurship that gets new businesses started and that sustains the best companies after they have reached global scale. The shift to a more innovation-driven economy has been abrupt. Today, execution capabilities are widely shared and the life cycles of new offerings are short. As competition turns into a game of who can generate the best and greatest number of ideas. What does it mean to have a job, to be employed or working? How relevant is it? Does it offer guidance on the decisions that leaders in creativity-dependent businesses have to make?

    To help make the connections between theory and practice, we recently convened a two-day colloquium at Harvard Business School, inviting business leaders from

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    #60 Having to take career decisions too early: Malenga 001, Masika Khalfan & Asira Nelson

    #60 Having to take career decisions too early: Malenga 001, Masika Khalfan & Asira Nelson

    Young people are making hurried career decisions too early, and it’s detrimental for them as well as employers. What you want to be when you grow up requires careful thought: we need time to learn about and consider all the options. Masika gets to share her lessons from all the opportunities that came her way, as Malenga 001 did underline what creative art is all about. Asira took us through how to appreciate self and realizing value. The rush to get good grades – and the fact that our grades heavily influence what we can and can't do – means that some students make hurried, expedient decisions, which may not be for the best in the long-term.

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    #59 Can We Build Politics Of Hope in Kenya? : Ismail Kevin Waigwa

    #59 Can We Build Politics Of Hope in Kenya? : Ismail Kevin Waigwa

    This week’s episode, we seek to offer optimistic answers to anyone lookingfor a way forward in this era of political turmoil and confusion. However, most people are pretty decent, but power corrupts; that being a pretty good description of what’s happening in Kenya right now. Our guest this week is from Mwamko Mpya, a political movement seeks equity for the coastal community in the political space in the country. So, are Kenyans fundamentally decent, and, if so, what does this mean for our politics and our political ideologies in 2020 as we head towards 2022? Do you believe the current Coronavirus catastrophe has brought out the best in people? Because alot of people, especially in 2020, would say otherwise. There are very different views of human nature, on how humans interact with one another. JayBlack did underline that Kenyan Youth are entitled yet have not been tested with time and a track record. The Village Elder on the other hand felt government should not be blamed for everything wrong! Enjoy!

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