Why Live 8 Sucked and What You Can Do About It

Why Live 8 Sucked and What You Can Do About It?


If you didn’t think I was odd before, get ready to believe I am. I was reading a great free report by Rich Schefren and in the midst of it, he asked us to create a faux-advertisement to hire staff to our organization.

Rich proposed that instead of thinking of what we offer as simply a job we should think of our firm as standing for a higher purpose and giving folks a chance to join that.

Now, I don’t own a firm, hence, the unedited, unproofed, “quite different” article today.  Felt good to write it, pretty darn good.

Some time ago, some frat kids, some rock stars and a whole lot of celebrities got together and held Live 8. The premise of Live8 was to end poverty, particularly African poverty forever. Now, I know that you, just like me, knew that Live 8 wouldn’t result in much. Sure we knew they would sign dance and wave their glow sticks. We also knew that like politicians since time immemorial, the G8 leaders would step forward and present their latest way to increase the compound interest loans that have helped keep Africa under their boot while declaring it “relief” or “charity” or “their divine gift to us”

Sadly we all knew that a few weeks later, no one would remember Live 8 and more importantly, no one would remember your family and mine who are still living in a poverty that they never helped create.

Well it is time to put an end to that. My name is Tony Chomba Mwangi Njanja and I am going to tell you how.

First of all we need to change our focus. The focus of Live 8 was to make poverty history. We need to first change our focus to creating wealth today. I should be clear though, I am not just talking about Mercedes Benzes and 5 Star mansions. I am talking about a depth of spirit, relationships based on love, respect and friendship and a country and environment that we can genuinely feel proud to leave to the next generation. So, instead of focussing on how we will get our family members out of poverty and into that vacuum where they will now be middle class and ignorant, let’s change our focus to making them the best human beings possible and leave signs of divine blessings all over them.

The question then becomes, how can we help them create wealth. The answer is quite simple. By creating wealth ourselves and then teaching them how to do it. This is where you come in. For the last 8 months, I have run the blog, theDisplacedAfrican.com, where I have poured my heart and soul into revealing the best knowledge I had on how we can become true stewards of wealth in this world.

Over the past few months, it became increasingly clear to me, that trying to teach a hungry man how to have a better psychology is like trying to play tennis with an elephant as a racquet: very illogical to the point of being ludicrous. So I paused to reflect and realized something:

I wasn’t helping people take enough action.

I mean, you and I both know that this is where the success truly lies. When we take the greatest gift that God gave us, our free will and use it to take action and bring about results. My blog, however, was nothing more than an intellectual pitstop. A place where people could stop by and feel good about themselves, bad about me, bad about others, inspired, relieved etc etc. Don’t get me wrong, I love inspiring people, and I love having positive nurturing debates. But we don’t need any more Pursuit of Happyness movies, what we need are Chris Gardiners. We need more people so dedicated to results that they take action each and every single day.

And so, I expanded the Displaced African and opened up  the Displaced African mentorship program. Here, I take all my successes, the successes of all the great African immigrants I can find and process all this into a practical, get it done course, dedicated to helping people take action and achieve results in their life.

This is where you come in. You see, most people don’t understand immigrant law. In truth, most of us, don’t care. When we do, it’s usually because we have problems. We usually only care when we have a DUI that threatens to deport us, or our visa expired but we had no money for the ticket home or our friend has been arrested and we want to help them stay in the country. But a lot of this time, these people have nowhere to turn even in these desperate moments.

The Displaced African is committed to putting an end to that. We want to ensure that no matter the day, someone always has access to a sound mind that is well versed in immigration law. And so, I am inviting you to join my mentorship program as an immigration consultant, as part of my emergency team.

Whereas it may seem like the emergency team isn’t linked to the Live 8 goal ( remember that), I can assure you it is and I’ll tell you how.

Mark has been working so hard on creating a business thanks to the strategies presented in the Displaced African course that he doesn’t realize that his Visa application is due.

He is in a bind and doesn’t know what his options are.

One call to the helpline and his mind is put completely at ease: He can apply for the next six months, which he does through the firm and two weeks later he has his Visa in the mail.

Mark continues to work on his business which turns into the largest supplier of faux fur to the Alaskan people since the Eskimoes left.

He is wealthy beyond his wildest dreams.

One of the conditions of attending the course is that you must find a way to use your wealth to both educate and resource permanently the leaders and growth of our great home. Mark has no problem with this because he has had this gnawing desire to go home and work on something meaningful for a while.

Upon returning to his homeland of Kenya he realizes that he can quickly and easily revive and expand the late great Fideli’s MICH project which took certain parts of Nyanza from poverty to excess. Using the business skills he picked up abroad, he expands the project so quickly that within 2 years it is not only in Nyanza province but the whole East African region, with plans to expand to Central Africa.

While he does this, he notices that the level of rape in his native community of Nyeri is quite high. Using skills he learned from the mentoring program, he starts up, and much to everyone’s surprise, succesfully implements sexual sublimation classes. Who knew men didn’t always have to succumb to their base level desires? They can just redirect the stuff. This program is also so succesful that it becomes part and parcel of the revivied MICH program and begins to expand throughout the region.

I could go on and on and on, talking about how he creates a church for young men committed to taking positive, aggressive action to improve the community every single day. I could talk about his Sri Lankan wife, who he actually chose as opposed to settled for. I could also talk about his business building courses which he teaches every Sunday.

Instead, I will remind you, that all this happened because on that fateful day, when Mark could have been deported, you were there. You gave him guidance, you have him comfort and now, you have given Africa a future.

Do you want to be that missing piece in our jigsaw puzzle. If so, call XXX-XXXX and let’s talk about whether you are right for the vision of the company. Are you just looking for a Just Over Broke (JOB) that will pay your bills do not apply? Do you just want paper? Next!

We want people who care so much about the mission above that even if they were poor paupers living on the Street in sackcloth, that’s what they would work on. We want people who have such a gnawing in their heart to see African immigrants and Africa do better that they will come to the office early and leave late every single day. We care about your heart much more than we do about your credentials, though we definitely need for you to have credentials in…………………………….

So if that is you, and I have described a place where you want Africans to be, then please call XXX-XXX and speak to Tendai about coming in to speak to us.

Have an absolutely magnificent day,

No Comments

  • By Jacob from JobMob, September 8, 2008 @ 10:59 pm

    Good intellectual exercise, especially for blogtrepreneurs. Nice writeup, Mwangi

  • By Mwangi, September 8, 2008 @ 11:04 pm

    @Jacob: Thanks for validating my first attempt at writing something copy-esque

  • By Benin, September 10, 2008 @ 2:02 am

    Mwangi, that is very powerfully written. I can easily see your stature in the immigrant communities matching or surpassing Tony Robbins.

    That was the best merger of positive self-realization theory and practical business application that I have read. How do you come up with this stuff, Man? It’s awesome!

  • By Mwangi - the Displaced African, September 10, 2008 @ 3:40 am

    @Benin: Thank you, you made my day :D I am glad to see my monologue connected with one of the pillars of our online community. In short…….Cheers

  • By akiey, September 13, 2008 @ 8:08 am

    Standing ovation, applause and all for you Mwangi! In this one article you have shone light and shown the way on the ‘how’ and not just ‘why’ we all need to work together to save ourselves & our communities regardless of our standing in life.

    I admire you courage as you make it clear that “…we don’t need any more Pursuit of Happyness movies, what we need are Chris Gardiners.” and yes indeed, “We need more people so dedicated to results that they take action each and every single day.”

    Collective responsibility didn’t die with our great grandfathers. It’s as much a part of us as it is our duty. Thanks for uplifting us.

  • By Mwangi - the Displaced African, September 14, 2008 @ 11:14 am

    @akiey: No problem man. I am just glad it connected with you too. Hey, maybe I should go on rants like that more often :D

  • By Daudi, January 11, 2009 @ 10:03 am

    I’ll be brutally honest to be kind. This is going nowhere! Treat it as a hobby. Sorry bro, you surrounded yourself with ‘positive energy’ (sycophants). I am telling you plainly: there is no exceptional talent here to warrant a second look. This is stuff high school kids do in their bedrooms for a laugh. As for consulting and rate card, pliz!!!

  • By Mwangi, January 11, 2009 @ 4:29 pm

    @Daudi: What exactly are you talking about? If you are speaking about treating blogging as a hobby….I won’t go into that one as I have in the past, but I think even you know that there are a number of people making a great living of it so no need to discuss that.
    If you are talking about no exceptional talent in Africa, I don’t know if you’re a fan of the book “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell or any folks who study succesfull folk in this capitalist culture, but of late I am coming to the conclusion that talent isn’t neccesarily measurable in terms of intellectual capacity but raw drive, ambition and willingness to work hard, if you don’t think our continent of 900 million has at least a couple of folks like that, well………..
    Hmmm, if dreaming, dreamlining and thinking of possible alternatives is what kids do for laughs, that’s an awesome pass time: my hope is they combine it with taking action and we have potentially big things coming our way.
    Now the final one, you know I do that ( apparently the label is “project management” ) for a living, right.
    You came here belligirent, arrogant and rude and at present I really don’t feel the need to be nice, so later dude.
    I look forward to reading comments from you that are constructive and forward thinking, otherwise, please don’t bother, particularly when you can’t combine the attitude with facts, experience etc etc.

    Have a great day

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