Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] We grow or we stagnate!

We grow, or we stagnate. We form good habits, disciplines, or destructive
ones. Or sometimes both. We learn from our mistakes, or we keep repeating
them until we're in enough pain to make changes. Dani Shapiro author

What Did I Learn Today? Thank you Gail Hilgendoff

You are not as important as you think you are at work. While people need
you, rely on you and think you do great work, if you were not at work,
someone else would be doing your job. Apple is still a very successful
company without Steve Jobs. Every four to eight years we still get a new
president. Life will always go on, even without us. Other people are just as smart, if not smarter, than you. You do not need
to solve every problem, create every new product or have the best idea in
the meeting. In fact, the more you allow others to share their knowledge
and ideas, the more others can contribute to getting the work done. More
minds -- better product. Your boss/client doesn't always need you to answer their question -- they
just need someone who can answer the question. The important thing to your
boss/client is that the question gets answered or the problem gets solved,
not who answers or solves. Asking others to complete work that you cannot do is not a sign of
weakness. In fact, it's the sign of a well-developed leader who understands
their limitations of time and brain capacity. You will be remembered for the impact that you made in this world to your
family, friends and environment, not how much work you got done. Being too busy does not make you important. In fact, being too busy makes
you annoying and useless to those who really want or need your time. Spending time telling other people how busy you are is a waste of time --
yours and theirs. Bragging about how much vacation time you have left over at the end of the
year says more about your priorities than it does your importance.


I am off on a small trip for the next few days to be a part of a
facilitating team, I am not sure of the Internet access in the area as its
considered a rural community. Looking forward to learning lessons on this
leg of the journey!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 3/13/2015 12:32:00 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