Flavia Tumusiime has finally concluded the “30 days of Flavia Tumusiime” series. Here’s her last piece of advice on day 30:
“I can almost recall in detail, the morning I wrote the first post of #30daysofflavia. I had woken up with so much determination nothing could hold me back. See, the reason for it started last year December, I had just had a tremendous year, my work life was great, family healthy, personal life good and friendships growing. Then I entered 2015 with a plan…I have always shared how am such a planner.
I had it all figured out but you know God always laughs at our plans. I went through a tough start of the year, a complicated personal life and a health scare. I thought nothing could get worse from here. And after all the frustration and complaining, I prayed as much as I could and still no answer.
I was thriving in my workspace but because in my mind I wanted so much more in every aspect of my life, I didnt stop to appreciate what I had now. So I decided to practise what I always tell people..”count your blessings.”
Its true we always say that but not practise it. I decided to share pieces of my experiences that atleast one person out there would know they are not alone and that no matter the situation…it shall pass. I have been overwhelmed with the love and stories of appreciation and inspiration shared in my inbox.
God bless each of you for changing my life in someway too, what started as me inspiring others to have a reason to try and be their best turned out to be people helping me as well and we have lifted each others spirits throughout each day.
My last word of advice is..the bigger the burden/challenge, the bigger the blessing so hold on.”
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30 Days of Flavia Tumusiime: How a ‘helper’ almost wrecked her radio dream.
Flavia Tumusiime continues to share inspiring stories from her life and career in the “30 days of Flavia Tumusiime” series. On day 29, she posted:
“It was a Saturday afternoon, my first day on Capital Fm(not first day on radio though, since I had done 6 months with Hot 100). I was so nervous, maybe because I wasn’t sure of the audience or myself.
I turn on the mic for my first voicebreak and as I begin to talk, a guy walks in(I had seen him many times very close to the boss and imagined he was one of the managers) he switched off the mic in the middle of my talk and said to me “you introduce the station name, the show then your name, not how you did it, now try again” and he switched on my mic again…I was in shock and wasn’t sure what had just happened but I thought, if this is a manager, I should just take the advice. I did the show till the end but that disruption had broken me down, I didn’t think I was good or would manage the job, I thought I had screwed up on the very first day so why would they keep me around.
When I came back for my next show, I spoke to the programms manager and told him about his fellow manager who had scared me on the first day…his reaction was priceless. He laughed so hard and told me that guy is not a manager, he just helps out where I need him to, he is not permanently with the station.
I was in shock, my boss also said it was my fault for not knowing everyone and their role at the workplace and in my life and work. He said, that if I had taken the time to know who and where they mattered, I wouldn’t have been that broken up about a situation like that and would have handled it better.
In life, don’t let those who don’t see your vision drive you from it or pull you into their direction. Know who is who on your journey and their pourpose.”
10+ Quotes From 30 Days of Flavia Tumusiime that Shocked & Inspired Ugandans
By Our Reporter
Flavia Tumusiime has been running a series for 30 days where she documents details from her life, and career aimed at inspiring youngsters. We caught some of those rare quotes from each day.
1. “Even if you are at your last grain of strength, never show desperation. Be confident that the best asset is you and with that, you can acquire anything else.”
2. “Be good and respectful to everyone no matter how small or big, rich or poor, manager or cleaner, educated or not. You never know whose review of you will take you to your next opportunity. Your network is your net-worth.”
3. “People talk, and talk and talk some more, good or bad. Never build your success on peoples’ words or even break it because of their words.”
4. “Many times you will be put in an awkward position and forced to decide, am not saying step on heads to get to your destination, but am saying you won’t find a clean saintly path to success, we all step over someone once or twice in our road to success intentionally or unintentionally.”
5. “Dont let your personal issues with someone sip into how you relate with them professionally. Especially us women are emotional, we are quick to hate or swear we won’t work with so and so because I just don’t like her or him. Focus, don’t let petty excuses and feelings towards someone slow you down.”
6. “All of us have to grow up, it doesn’t have to be career wise, at least as a person, you can’t be the same teenager even when you hit 30. You have to mature even in thoughts and plan for your life.”
7. “Life is full of surprises, don’t think that existing above others is ever a good thing. Be good to people, it takes nothing from you.”
8. “Envy and jealousy only drag you back. No matter how bad your situation is, you have your own time coming and your own happy days, don’t try to poke someone’s joy to please your unhappiness.”
9. “It doesn’t matter how educated you are, how much money you have, how many people you know or how famous you are; if you don’t know your role and definition as a woman and respect yourself and those in your life, you will look for respect with your money and education you will never have it.”
10. “You must be the kind of friend you want to have. If you are a bad and disloyal friend, it’s hard to expect any better.”
11. “Many of us want success but we don’t really want the hard work and sacrifice that comes with it.”
12. “Don’t be ashamed of your background to the point where you lose who you are.”
13. “We all believe in something or someone. Some say Allah, God, Jehovah and well honestly some people believe in themselves, that’s okay too. Because faith to me, starts with believing in yourself, that you are great and that you are worth every good that happens to you and that you deserve all the things and people in your life.”
14. “Your actions could incite a reaction you are not prepared for so be careful how you relate towards strangers, be sure of the signals you are sending out.”
15. “You have to choose depending on where you want to be in life, it’s easier to be in the comfort zone and I am a victim of this sometimes. But are you the kind that watches others do more and achieve more? Or you would rather be the one doing more and achieving more?
Two Powerful People She’s Rejected:
1. Gordon Wavamunno
2. J. Cole
1. Flavia Tumusiime is not an easy girl. She doesn’t easily give in.
2. She’s strong and independent.
3. She’s a go-getter and very ambitious.
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