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] Own it, Own Up. Own Your Stuff

Your actions reflect what you want for yourself and how much you love and
value yourself. Your actions reflect how you see yourself, what you feel
you deserve. Tyrese G

Own your stuff!

Own it! - Own the fact that you are at this stage of your life where if you
haven't made any decisions and choices you must now do so- because making
no decision is also a decision and you will end up living someone else's
life or living by default.

Own up if you don't have a vision for yourself and your life, a vision is
something larger and bigger than what you can see now, it involves
imagination and dreaming. How do you want your life to look? What type of
life do you want? having a vision makes you focused

It makes you determined

It makes you persistent

Because challenges and hearing no is par for the course, it will not stop
you for achieving the vision.

If you have no vision, you will just be going along following blowing with
the breeze and get frustrated.

Own the fact that you were born with the ability to create and it is your
responsibility to tap into that power you were given to create the life you
want and you deserve.

Own up to the realization that you alone are responsible for your life, no
one else, as much as you would like to think it is someone else's fault you
are where you are you now know that you have the ability to make a choice
to change that and be courageous enough to make that choice.

You cannot outsource this responsibility

You cannot give it away and expect to live a full life, your best life

If you don't believe in yourself then who's going to?

If you don't dream for yourself then who's going to?

Own up

Own up to the fact that you may be scared and afraid to move and because of
that you did nothing.

Own it, that you have the power to change that, that you can be scared but
still make a move towards the vision towards the dream, to make a change in
your life for the better.

This is the time, this is the opportunity to get a vision for yourself and
your life

To make a plan to achieve the vision

To have unwavering faith. to don't let any doubt fool you

Own it, Own up!

To admit that even though you are scared that your knees are knocking that
you will feel the fear and do it anyway

Own it - Own your gifts and talents, do not ever dismiss them, they were
given to you for a reason

Embrace them. embrace the gifts you possess so that you can use them in
achieving the vision and your goals and dreams that you have set for
yourself. Honor yourself by honouring these gifts/ honor your mind choose
what you feed it, choose who you spend time with

Honor your body - what are you putting into it eventually what's inside of
you will show up on the outside.

Own up - that you have sometimes lost focus and by doing this started
comparing yourself to others, Comparison and comparing yourself, takes time
away for you focusing on your own goals and vision!

What others think of you is none of your business.

Own up. Own it


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 8/28/2015 02:25:00 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