By Allan Olingo
“I went to Rwanda to do volunteer work as a language teacher doubled up with teaching computer studies, in 2003. One day when I talked to a tour guide who was showing me around, he told me the genocide happened because of ‘lack of hope’,” says Kim.
During his classes, Kim noticed that whenever he talked to the student about hope, they seemed stirred and this made him consider the idea of writing a book from where they could draw inspiration.
Despite teaching computer and the English language, he spent a lot of time doing guidance and counselling and it is from here that the idea of penning his experiences down came in.
When he came back to Kenya, he gave a talk at a function he had been invited to and, touched by his message, the audience advised him to write a book. It was all the nudging he needed
After thorough soul-searching, Kim says he decided to write the book The Greatest Secret, which talks about giving what you expect to receive.
“The book helps you to understand that what you are looking for is within you. You need to understand that the cause of what is shaping your life rather than trying to change it,” says the author.
His second book Born Without a Choice’ basically informs the reader that as much as we did not have a choice of who we are, we can definitely have control of what we become.
Says Kim: “I wrote these books to motivate and inspire people so that they can produce such strong leaders and results so that we enjoy a consistent, strong work force,”
The third book, The Power of Self Image, addresses the self-image problem amongst most of us. Through it, he tries to address the potential of understanding whom you really are and pursue what you become.
“What we have is an image problem. At the end of the day it is not who we are that matters but what we truly are.” Says Kim.
It has taken Kim close to seven years to write these three books, adding that it depends on the inspiration and the level of depth to come up with a book.