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] Your mind does it....

Life doesn't play tricks on you, your mind does Iyanla

Woke up this morning and saw a message "My pleasure to introduce Akosua's
lively energetic blog as Featured Blog Of The Week" That was a wow moment!

ipersuade is a self-help blog, gives tips on Intrapersonal, Interpersonal,
Verbal, Non verbal Communication skills, Presentation Delivery tips, and
Personal Effectiveness tools, to build harmonious human-human relationships
and to lead a sustainable life.

And the thing I would say about this is firstly thank you so very much
Sridhar, then I would add that persistence and self belief trumps all. This
week there were many moments where I had to dig deep due to both my
negative self talk and other people's opinion about what I should and
should not be doing, and whether I need to be more aggressive and stop
being so shy if I want to "make it" and many other comments which I accept
as feedback to process and learn from. Somehow people feel the need to
express their opinions to me even though they do not know me but hey, this
is part of the life I lead so its all good. So this was very nice to wake up to this morning and I will be smiling all

What I would also say that I have learnt is to set some standards for
yourself, set some non-negotiables, that is not to say be inflexible, it is
to say that you have a bar which you do not cross for every single thing in
your world and the moment you catch yourself falling under remind yourself
of those standards. Some of my non- negotiables are self-love- love myself
first that is a must. Do not let people lie to you, if you don't know fine,
if you do call it out and and then make a decision. The other one is
health, my health is a non negotiable, and what I call now my mighty crew,
this one is a new non negotiable, selfish people are not allowed in the
crew. I am loving you from afar! And when I see them in my life it is a
reminder that I am doing something to attract them so pull back and watch.
These are a few, I have some more for relationships but that is a whole
other story and blog!


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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