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] Do not waste your failures

Do not waste your failures. (someone told me this I wrote it down but I
cannot remember who did)

Life for me is extraordinary and exciting, a few years ago I believed, and
no one could convince me otherwise, that I failed miserably because I lost
my job and man(husband) - even though they were both sucking the life out
of me, anyway I digress- so that was my perception and it fed into my
behavior! But now I know for sure that everything in your life is useful,
and all roads lead to God, some of us take the smooth road and some take
the hard road but it all leads to the same place.

Do not waste your failures - use it as fuel to live your fullest life.

Got rejected? GREAT! You are being taught self-approval and persistence!

Got fired! Awesome! It's a wake-up call and an opportunity to trade up to
something more fulfilling!

You got broken up with! Wonderful moment to learn how to open your heart
even more!

Out of money! YES! You are being taught that The Uni-verse is your supply
and to not rely on just the outer world for your health, safety and

Have to live at home? What a wonderful moment to stop with the social media
and get back to loving!

Do not waste your failures - all things are lessons that God would have us

So listen, this is not a call for you to bury your head in the sand and do
nothing but as one of my friends told me this week, feel it, cuddle
yourself if you must and move on. Do not waste your failures! And as I was contemplating this, my peeps from Kenya asked me to come to
Nairobi to talk at their "Fail -Up" workshop - a workshop where lessons on
how failure was part of the journey to success! How awesome is that? The
Universe talks and I listen Do not waste your failures! Peace!!

I will be at the First Citizens Women's Workshop in October - come dong.....

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 9/18/2015 02:30:00 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