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] You will make mistakes

Any voice that you have that attacks you in any way is not your highest
self - Elizabeth Gilbert

My phone rang, I did not notice the number, I answered and a woman
identified herself as one who purchased my book last week that she didn't
know me personally, she went on to say that she found numerous typos and my

grammar was poor. She then asked if this is the final copy and would I be
able to pull it from the shelves

and reprint.

She went on to say that she was a school teacher who was planning to write
a book and do some other passion

projects when she has decided which one is best. I told her , I was unable
to pull it off the shelf and so be it, thank you for the feedback! She
seemed shocked and appalled!

I sat down after the call, admittedly feeling like crap! I went over in my
head, I had 3 editors, 3 do overs and

still there were mistakes! Wow! What could I have done differently? How did
I miss them?

Then it hit me! We are human, humans make mistakes, humans have off days
and in there , in the mistakes are

beautiful lessons which I can learn. I also read a post by another writer
called Tony Gaskins and he put it nicely,

people make mistakes, get over it, learn from it and move on. No matter how
hard you try to avoid them, mistakes


That's life in a nutshell and here is what I learned.. 1.You will make mistakes. 2. You can't wait until the perfect time to do something because there is
no such thing as the perfect time. 3. You have to do the best you can when you can. 4. People are waiting for you to make a mistake but it's better to make
mistakes than to do nothing. 5. Learn from the mistakes of others to minimize your own. 6. Don't be afraid of mistakes. Mistakes are human. 7. You'll make some mistakes that no one will catch, but it's better to
have people watching for your mistakes than no one watching at all. 8. Mistakes will make you better. 9. Even those you pay to do it right will make mistakes because they are
human too.

Be ok making mistakes because if you're making mistakes that means you're
making things happen.



La Casa Azul, the historic Harlem bookstore awaits!! So excited about this

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 5/19/2015 12:49:00 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