Start with what you have…. WHO AM I?

Start with what you have keep it simple and discover….. Jacob Ouma aka Jobby.

One of the benefits of working at Couture Africa, and a huge reason why I am unwilling to give it up regardless of everything coming at me from all sides, is the people I get to meet. The insight, the information and the passion I get to see from them. Yes sure in the magazine it might be this two page Q& A about style and who they are, but for me it’s much more.

It’s don’t be afraid of who you are.

Don’t let your fear of the unknown hold you back.

Have faith in the most important person out there, yourself.

Trust yourself, believe in yourself and don’t give up.

When in school I was called a visual learner. As in I would get more from reading notes or watching and illustrating video than a lecture in a large classroom. I think it’s just about interest. 20 minutes was my cap time, at time 5 or 10 then you’ve lost me. When I interviewed this lovely, ambitious, strong and mostly brave Kenyan men and women, I wouldn’t feel time pass. It’s when I look at my recorder is when I realize we have been speaking for an hour.

Doing good, being the best you can be, being passionate about yourself and your talent, that’s what I learned from Jobby that day. When I talked to him about my fear of failure, he said that, fear doesn’t register to him. Even if he lost everything, he would still have the most important thing, himself. he would go back to the beginning and start all over again. So from my hour with him I realized that ‘Start with what you have’ meant, start with me. My talent, what I have to offer.


So what I have is my imagination and I offer that to the world through my books and scripts.

What I have is my creativity and I offer that through my clothing line, ZFC.

What I have is my ability to listen, write and I present that to you through my articles on Couture Africa and my blogs.

Everyday I discover something new I can offer and I can’t wait to get started.

Don’t be your worst enemy, value yourself, you are the most important thing in this world, the key to your success.


“Those titles are what I do out of my passion. But I always say, you are not what you do. You are what drives you to do what you do. If you don’t have the right drive it is not you. It’s about the intention, the passion, not what a person does.”  by Jobby

If you haven’t seen his piece in the March Issue of Couture Africa Magazine, check it out. Still available.

Until next time, which should be Friday (I know I haven’t posted much) keep up with me by liking my page. This gal I know MIA

Until then I leave you with a link of a little inspiration from Ellis Ross.


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