a : one bound by indenture to serve another for a prescribed period with a view to learning an art or trade
b : one who is learning by practical experience under skilled workers a trade, art, or calling!
Welcome to the Apprentice, a blog to teach, encourage and motivate men to be the best they can be in every area of their lives.
A brief intro
Hi, My name is Kizito Katawonga, author and host of this blog. I started this blog in 2008 shortly after getting married. The whole process of building myself up, getting the girl and marrying her taught me so many things about being a man. I discovered we men are more lost than ever. In this modern world of Iphones, instant popcorn, facebook, thousand channel tv, globalisation and the womens movement, the institution of being a Male of the human species is being shaken. Men don’t know who they are supposed to be, what they’re supposed to do or how they are supposed to act.
As long as I can remember, I’ve known in my spirit that I was born to do great things. I’m still not sure what those things are but I know they are great and that’s enough for me. But it did leave me with many questions and my father wasn’t much help in answering them. I resorted to reading lots of books on greatness and success, The Bible, Steven Covey, Anthony Robbins, Robin Sharma, Myles Monroe, Star Wars, Askmen.com. Seriously, reading these books opened my mind to the potential greatness as well as the glaring gaps in myself.
Real manly men are an endangered species. When getting married, I couldn’t find any older, wiser men of integrity, of class, of success, of fidelity and faith that I could ask my questions. That I could look up to. All I saw were tons of little boys running around messing up the world, the businesses, the families around them. It broke my heart and left me feeling terrible lost. I felt hopeless. I didn’t want to be like that. I wanted to be better.
You see, I strongly believe that God created men to be responsible for the world and all that’s in it. Men are supposed to be protectors, providers, teachers, workers and leaders. Men are supposed to be awesome. Like Superman. When men are really men, the world, the economy, society and families flourish and prosper. But when they are not, it leads to what we see today; corruption, moral decay, broken homes, wars and environmental degradation. The world is falling apart and men need to stand up and do what we were created to do.
“We are born Male but it is by choice and work that you become a Man”
And with this passion, this blog was born.As an Apprentice of Manhood, I believe must learn by practical experience the art of manliness, following in the path God created for us and learning from other great men who have gone before us but also leaving a worthy legacy for those who we will leave behind.
My purpose for this blog is;
- to share the truths and observations I’ve come across in my years.
- to share resources and knowledge to give you an edge
- to encourage men to dare to dream and go after those dreams.
- to meet with other men and ask questions and share knowledge.
- to teach principles of honor, integrity, character, diligence and faith.
- to provide a place where men can be open, vulnerable, unashamedly male
- to change the world around me for the better, one man at a time.
Welcome to the Apprentice.