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Kalongolongo Life

Kalongolongo Life

By Njoki Njogo
This is a podcast for you if you crave the courage to create a life with a difference. We're building an audio library that explores how people find and act on defining ideas that change them and the world around them.

Ever thought there has to be more to life? I know I have. Join me to learn, reflect, or get a nudge to re-imagine life.

Short and sweet episodes that you can have with your tea or coffee.

Kalongolongo is a role-play childhood game in Kenya where you use your imagination to create your story. Let the spirit of Kalongolongo inspire you to meet your courage to create.


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Am I a stressor or joy bringer?
Are you a stressor or a joy bringer? It's really that binary. Your intentions can and will betray you. Learn how to navigate this curious human condition.
13:19
July 1, 2020
Can you even trust yourself?
This episode is inspired by lessons from the hit series, The Morning Show: The best part about the current times we’re in, these uncertain COVID times, is that it provides a way for you and I to get out. Out of the hamster wheel from hell. To reconfigure and change how we live our lives. We can start over and we have the internet to thank for that. We’re in the blossoming stages of the trust economy. I had to find the equation that leads to self-trust. How do you get to a place where you trust that you are a wholesome being who can make good decisions? Values + Decisions + Achievement = Self Trust
20:42
June 24, 2020
Why we should have seen 2020 coming.
Do you feel like the year 2020 is crazy? So do most of us. This is why In the month of June, we're exploring the concept of the times.  We are living in unprecedented times and we need to know how to navigate the uncertainty. In this episode, we dig deeper into cycles. Cycles are comforting.  Cycles are helpful to identify.  In this episode, we look at 3 cycles: 1. Violence Cycles in the world  The 2012 article predicted a violent uprising in the US in 2020: https://www.livescience.com/22109-cycles-violence-2020.html    2. Economic cycles in the World Kondratieff Cycles observed that technology did not evolve linearly, but rather in leaps every 50 to 60 years. https://knowledge.insead.edu/strategy/the-next-cycle-of-capitalism-5226 3. Emotional cycles As the first few tentative steps are taken in the direction of becoming aware of what you feel and expressing it in a direct way without finding reasons and excuses, you will gain an understanding about yourself such as you never had before.  There’s nothing new under the sun. Everything comes in cycles.  Once we know the cycle we're in, we will know how to navigate life and win. 
12:13
June 12, 2020
When Ordinary People Become Badass
Do you ever think that your ordinary life and thoughts are underwhelming? So did I.  We have been conditioned to think that ordinary people and lives are underwhelming. Your everyday thoughts and stories are profound. The ordinary is profound. When you finally start to realize this, you're well on your way to change-making.   However, it is a process to become a changemaker.  To others, it's an instinct but you don't have to rely on chance. You can take the steps you need to make a difference. We hear the story of Loise, A Kenyan wellness blogger turned human rights activist. You too can use what you have in your hand to start the wheels of change.    The path to change-making involves:   *Following your heartache or the problems that nag at you.    *Checking your skills and environment. What do you have access to?  *Speaking to people like you.  Speak to people's intrinsic motivations.   *Facing your fears and talking about them.   Listen for more insights and inspiration. Become that change that you were born to bring. 
11:45
June 5, 2020
The Undervalued Modern Day Superpower
In this season of changing times, we need all the help we can get in navigating uncertainty. 2020 has been strange but we can get through it and thrive. All we need is to have the right habits and things will start to make sense.  On this episode, we explore why curiosity is an undervalued asset. COVID-19 has usurped how the world works.  Curiosity can get you to the other side. This is how curiosity helps you navigate change: Curiosity connects you with people. Interested people are interesting.  Curiosity opens up our world. It’s not always rosy but you eventually find your way. And... Curiosity improves your performance. The biggest breakthroughs in life come through asking questions to the right people The real question is, what will you do with this period of change? Will you sit and wait for someone to define the “New Normal” for you? Or will you start asking questions that help you co-create a new normal that works for you?  Get the full article inspired by this episode on my Medium page.  Share, subscribe, and see you next week on Friday. 
10:28
May 22, 2020
Curiosity Maketh a Man
I met a Rabbi and he told me to become a people person. You do that by becoming curious.
05:42
January 2, 2020
An invitation to build
Do you want to break the habit of forgetting your resolutions by February? Listen in! Dreams are carts. Gather the pieces and start assembling them one at a time.
04:51
January 1, 2020
Life is pain and pain is fun
Inspired by a talk by seasoned marketer and brand builder Dan Angima, this is a Provocation to choose the type of life you want to live, the type of pain you want to relieve in others and the cross that you would chose to bear to do this.
10:07
July 4, 2019
Do you count your wins?
It's the last day of the 1st half of 2019. Are you proud of what you've been able to accomplish so far? Are you looking back? Counting and acknowledging all your small wins gives you fuel for going after the audacious stuff.
06:39
May 30, 2019
Cherish the thankless jobs
Today's episode is my way of passing on a cosmic hug from the universe. Starting something is scary and one needs all the reassurance you can get Months of podcasting can sometimes feel thankless and I got reassurance from a nomination for an award in Nairobi. I don't care if I win it but all that matters is that I have renewed energy to continue. I want to share that with you and encourage you too. Listen till the end on the anchor app. I've added a really cool song that I love.
06:38
May 25, 2019
When it rains in Nairobi
How does it feel when it rains in Nairobi? Thoughts from a frustrated drenched Nairobian (Nairobi resident)
06:45
May 21, 2019
Always Question Your Motives
The quest to realign is not a simple one. It requires answering and asking difficult questions. To others and most importantly, yourself. Realigning is an internal job.
04:58
April 26, 2019
Ask what's on your heart
The difference between you and the next level is fbe questions you ask. Permit yourself to ask different questions and level up.
07:54
April 16, 2019
April is for Realigning
Its the sscond quarter of the year and this fact alone inspires alot of introspection. Are you well on your way to your goals? Are you resting enough? Give yourself permission to pause and realign.
01:09
April 15, 2019
Underdogs Win
The greatest paradox noone ever tells you about.
05:41
March 20, 2019
The Multiplier Effect
The usual way to win through sharing with others.
04:05
March 19, 2019
The Jar of Wins
The art of gathering your wins daily for a lifetime of achievement
04:48
March 18, 2019
You know enough
The tragedy of discrediting what you know so far. Embrace what you know now.
06:53
March 14, 2019
Do less, win more
Learn why doing less gives you the chance to win more. Whoever lied to us that incessant working is the answer deserves a time out.
07:22
March 14, 2019
Do You Need Closure?
Closure is your friend. It's your chance to close doors that need shutting to welcome energy that needs to come in through a new door.
08:13
March 12, 2019
Staying Foolish
We might have found the secret sauce of being a remarkable listener. Or a remarkable human all round.
08:10
March 11, 2019
Claim your Awesome
You're only as awesome as you decide to acknowledge. Learning how to say your best parts out loud to yourself and the world is part of the secret. This international women's day, we celebrate embracing ourselves fully.
05:24
March 8, 2019
The Advantage of disadvantage
How do you drastically change your life to what you've always wanted? Even when you think life has dealt you too many unfair cards, there's always a way.
06:27
March 7, 2019
The joy of ordinary
What does it mean to be ordinary? Are you ordinary? Must you be ordinary? Is it necessary to know if you are?
06:46
March 6, 2019
Reframing your truth
Sometimes you learn that what you thought is true is only your version of events. Let's walk the journey of self discovery and enlightenment together. Let's reframe our lives.
03:22
March 5, 2019
The Joy of Missing Out
There's a new wave in town and it is the joy of missing out. It could just be what the doctor ordered for you.
05:29
February 19, 2019
Why talking is a gold mine
The simplest things that we take for granted are often the moments that steer us towards our best selves.
04:05
February 16, 2019
The Hardest Thing To Do
In the quest for better and leadership, there is one thing you need to do that sometimes noone warns you about.
05:47
February 13, 2019
The magic of sharing with strangers
Why sharing food with strangers can build lasting friendships and deep human connection.
07:18
February 11, 2019
The Rubber Band of Truth
How can a small rubber band help change your life? By raising awareness of your thoughts.
04:08
February 4, 2019
Learning is overrated
Before you dismiss it, take a listen to why learning is overrated and what you should start doing instead.
05:54
January 24, 2019
Ask the right questions
You have not because you ask not. Are you living in a version of yourself that's less than it could be because you willfully choose pride?
05:10
January 22, 2019
Talking to strangers
One of the greatest joys in life is as easy as saying hi. Learn how curiosity and conversation can change you.
04:53
January 21, 2019
The 3 great weaknesses
There are times in our lives that we are vulnerable to conditioning. When mass emotion can easily sweep us away. In thr wake of the incident of terroi Nairobi, it's important to remind ourselves of our tendencies to gravitate towards mass inspired emotion. Do you know the 3temptations?
06:36
January 17, 2019
A moment for Nairobi
In the wake of the terror attack on Nairobi, this is a reminder to pause and take a look inwards.
04:03
January 16, 2019
Rest is rebellion
Why rest is the rebellion that keeps on giving. Will you join it?
06:01
January 16, 2019
Choose one thing
Why the difference between who you are and what you need to be is choosing a focus.
04:21
January 11, 2019
Knowing When to Evolve
Is evolution necessary ans when donyou know its time to make a switch?
03:22
January 9, 2019
The Art of Charm
Being Charming out of reach. You can start today.
04:36
January 8, 2019
Is Cynism a Life Skill?
Sometimes we just ask a bunch of questions...
05:07
January 7, 2019
Just Eat
A young girls moment of realisation that a hungry human is a mad human
04:04
January 4, 2019
Back to basics
This century has a prevalent theme. Are you aware of it? Are you stretching yourself to embrace who you need to become?
03:50
January 3, 2019
Are you on Autopilot?
Why do you do the things that you do? Are you intentional or reactive? Are you bored and just cruising by?
04:49
January 2, 2019
Starting 2019 with clarity
How do you begin with a clear mind and purpose? Stay tuned and find out how to prime your mind for success.
03:09
January 1, 2019
You deserve nice things
You only get what you think you deserve. You deserve good things.
05:00
November 6, 2018
Do you have standards
Are your standards your own? It's easier to live a lie than you think.
06:46
November 4, 2018
Who is your Itumbi?
A whole new world where people cross oceans for each other. Do you have an Itumbi in your life who would do anything for you?
05:32
November 1, 2018
Which Matatu Monster are you?
Traffic in Nairobi brings out the worst in us. What's your vice?
05:45
October 31, 2018
Art Gallaries are lit AF!
For real. They are. There's always something hilarious to notice.
05:32
October 30, 2018
Don't make me use a clickbaity title
The podcast is evolving and we are excited!
01:03
October 29, 2018
The bubble we all live in
It is possible to live in a bubble and not realize it. How do you recognize the bubbles around us?
08:52
August 4, 2018
The color of fear
How to recognize the subconscious fears that reside in our daily lives. Have you ever felt the taste of fear?
05:34
August 2, 2018
Let's cancel the internet
Have you ever heard something on-line that made you want to shut off the internet?
03:43
July 31, 2018
So what are you becoming?
The story of choices and how they make you
07:10
July 19, 2018
The genius of playing
The secret of how to find your real friends
03:57
July 18, 2018
I am not my nails
The story of how and why your appearance trumps reality.
04:57
July 17, 2018
The art of walks
Walks can save your life. Why you need to take your walks more often.
07:19
July 16, 2018
What's the curse of the lazy clown?
Do you know the curse of the lazy clown? See why too much humor is paralyzing.
05:06
July 14, 2018
Why I can't laugh
The Genesis of a suppressed sense of humor
04:28
July 12, 2018
Where is your inner child?
Do you let your inner child come out to play? I might know why...
04:50
July 11, 2018
Your new Sunday past time
The introduction to the brand new podcast, "Who is your mother. "
01:02
May 31, 2018