From my previous post, several people asked me a simple reason that I did not have any ready answer for. "What causes your depression?"
May sound simple but there is no one answer to it. I am depressed for a lot of reasons and one of them is "REJECTION".
There are days I feel like I am the unluckiest person on earth and I am always forced to give up. "Dennis you are the biggest loser the world has ever seen, Just give up man, you will amount to nothing". There is this constant whisper in my head all the times. Sometimes I have given up and sometimes, I have pushed a little bit harder and saw the win, that long awaited victory.
HOW I HAVE LANDED FEW CLIENTS FROM EXPERIENCE.
So recently I have been asked by several people as to what I really do and how I get my clients and if I really make money working out of office. In other words, How do I find clients, get them to trust me with their work but not be fully employed by them.
Cutting the long story not very short, this is how I landed some of my big remote online jobs be it underwriting, social media management, content creation, online marketing etc clients in 2017 soon after I fired myself from my previous 6 months full time work.
.I’ll teach you the “principle” behind what I did. So you can use it with any skill you offer – even if you’re not an online freak like I am trying to be.
In late 2017, I quit my job for a better one. Lol. Just joking, I just realized I do not do well under too much supervision so I left Malawi Tourism Council even when the new offer was 2x plus what I was getting during my 6 months there. Freedom over Money was what I was after.
My Selfie with The Faith DJ during the last holidays.
The are people we know in this world who inspire us and there are those who are in our own corner and more than inspire us.
Warning! This post is personal so if you do not like personal stuff, well just read for the sake of reading. lol. :)
The lady up there in that picture is not your everyday chick or whatever you call young ladies these days. Wait... she has all the attributes to be a Diva but she is not your usual divas. Well call her a slay Queen. But only with my permission, because... this lady right here is slaying everything iron ladies in the world can slay. Thank God I had to talk to her and know her, so I can claim I know her story, well somehow I do. If you do not know her story then listen to her new song as she reveals all her secrets bear and with nothing to hide.
She was in Malawi for Christmas holidays from her academics in Japan and she made it a point that we meet during that holiday. Well the result was the selfie up there. We also talked about my previous posts on depression and how she also wants to share her personal stories but she just does not have the courage? I do not think she used that word.
Someone is asking who is this lady?
Let me give you how her bio looked like in 2015. I said 2015 that's some 2 years ago.
" had friends who I thought would take a bullet for me, but in the end, they were the bullets shooting at me". -Kelvin Sulungwe
Few weeks after i started a series of opening up in a bid to fight mental health and depression, my good friend Kelvin Sulugwe has taken the New Year Day as an opportunity to open up and share his never told story. This is what Kelvin shared on his Facebook Page.
It has been a journey. 2017 has been longest in my life. I have seen things and learnt things. Now am so much familiar with both sides of the coin. The month of May, my birth month wasn't really the best. From one fight to another, being drained and reduced to zero.
God is good and has been on my side. I thank people who have been there for me this year. To my friends, special mention to Lanken Nkhata Jnr, Hutley, Robie, Dennis So'Favoured Imaan, José Potani I salute and entire Friends Connect. There are others I cannot mention here for love to be my friends from afar while they hold me so dearly.
Special mention to John Nthakomwa for the opportunities you presented and the fatherly advise I enjoy from you time to time. You have been amazing and your support speaks for itself.
This is meant to be long, but I will cut it short. Life in 2017 has taught me one thing. Blood is thicker than water.
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Dennis Imaan is a Global Citizen born and currently staying in Malawi. He loves to share his experiences and lessons with others. Travel, Tourism, Innovations, Media and Youth development are close to his heart.