Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] A proper job

Connection is the cure to so much. It's an escape route from our own funks.
It's a reminder that we're not actually as alone in all of these feelings
as we think. Connection is waterfall of good vibes that draws you back to
your own magic. Maxie Mc Coy

"Why don't you get a proper job" "Why not get a real job" "What are you financial priorities at the moment"

Three questions from three different people yesterday, I love it when the
Universe is attempting to get my attention

I am supposed to be launching a product before the end of the year, I
wanted to do it differently and take a little more creative control from
the publishers and so I have been looking around for printers and other
related suppliers. When all the quotes came back I looked at all of them
and my first response was a loud sigh! Then I ignored it for a couple of
weeks ( I've learnt that solves nothing!) and then I asked for more quotes.
They came back and I did the same thing sigh and ignore until one of the
people in my camp asked me question number 3 "What are you financial
priorities at the moment? " huh?" "Is this not one of them?" "I guess it isn't!" A few minutes later, question number one popped up " Why don't you get a
proper job?" "excuse me?" " A proper job, so you can live properly" It threw me y'all! It threw me a loop I was now forced to think because I wanted to respond in an empowering way
rather than cuss and carry on a fool, especially since last week my aunt
dropped on me that everyone in the family knows I never have money- truth
is a hell of a thing isn't it? "What is a proper job?" "One that allows you to have aa car and money" "Oh I see" "Well what about my reading, speaking and what I do now with rural and
community building?" "That's not a proper job is it? Especially since you never seem to have any
money and you don't have a car" "I see" I thought about it for a moment and responded "I would like to continue on what I am doing now, I am willing to put all
my time, faith, belief and effort into it, I will continue to do this,
plant the seeds until I see some harvest and ask God's guidance along the
way I really am interested in this and will pursue it all the way I will be okay, thank you for the concern and I mean that"

I was now in a position where I had to declare out loud that this is what I
want to do, that having a "proper" job is not a priority and I believed in
myself enough to pursue this and ask for guidance All things work together for good I was happy for the jolt! Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 8/10/2016 03:29:00 pm

Your story is inspiring, your delivery is real
— Barbara Ince, President - Maloney Women's Group
The students who attended the function were so inspired by you they want all their friends to be exposed to your story.
— Cherisse Rawlins - Teacher Moruga Secondary
I must thank you for your presentation, many people were blown away by it.
— Sharon Christopher, Dep CEO First Citizens Bank Limited
It was a pleasure hosting you. Your reading from Nyabo (Madam) Why Are You Here? - was both thought provoking and insightful, thank you.
— Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago - New York
You are an inspiration to us all
— Marlene Charles, YWCA President
I can’t stop telling people about your presentation. You changed my life forever!
— Michele Celestine, Executive Director Heroes Foundation
What an honour and priveledge it was for me and my wife to host you during your stay in Washington DC
— Anthony WJ Phillips-Spencer, Ambassador Extraordinary Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Unveiling was exactly what I needed, thank you.
— Participant at 2017's Unveiling- Looking into the Mirror of Self
Akosua, congratulations and thank you for that fabulous and thoughtful sharing from your book. I did NOTHING for the weekend but read your books. Madam, I found your story telling light and entertaining, true Trini style but DEEP.
— Sandra Ferguson, Agency for Rural Transformation, Grenada W.I
After hearing Ms. Akosua speak, I now know that I am everything and that I have everything to become who I want to be.
— Jenna Marie Bharat, Student- San Juan South Secondary School
Madam Akosua was awe inspiring. Excellent motivational skills. For me as a new retiree her words encourage me to “give back to the village”
— Anthea Doyle
Inspirational for both year groups. Forms 3 and 5. They were at the edge of their seats. prodding them to plan and even when things do not go as planned... to never give up when faced with life’s challenges
— San Juan South Secondary School
She is complete, sincere and true to herself. Akosua relates to you on what is common in all of us, our humanity.
— Odella Jowaheer